Fox’s new geektastic comedy BREAKING IN might not be quite as dead as we thought. Deadline says it has heard that FOX may reconsider its cancellation but will probably not make a final decision until after its upfront presentation to advertisers next week.
It seems FOX is currently in talks with Sony Entertainment, which produces Breaking In, about finding a place for the show on its fall schedule. If this pans out, it would be Breaking In’s second resurrection. FOX passed on it during last year’s pilot season despite it testing well. After Sony extended its options on the actors, FOX relented and ordered the series for midseason. Only Family Guy has ever survived two axings, so let’s hope Breaking In can follow that very successful show’s lead.
Of the five cancellations FOX made Tuesday, Breaking In was probably the most surprising. Its premiere ranked as the highest-rated Fox non-animated comedy telecast in over three years and held more of American Idol‘s audience than any other sitcom had in four years. While its numbers had slipped a bit, its strong performance and very short run had experts thinking the show was a shoo-in for the fall schedule.
Anyone else happy at the thought that Breaking In might just be mostly dead rather than all dead? If so, do your part and watch the season finale on FOX Wednesday, May 18 at 9:30pm eastern/8:30 central.