Fox has picked up four new pilots and renewed bubble shows “Lie to Me” and “Human Target.”
From THR, the network has greenlighted Shawn Ryan’s latest police drama “RideAlong” and Texas-set drama “Midland” (now likely called “Lone Star”), as well as single-camera comedies “Traffic Light” and “Keep Hope Alive.”
The decisions represent the network’s first wave of pickups for next season.
“RideAlong” is set in Chicago and follows a rogue cowboy cop and the city’s first female police chief as they try to clean up the streets. “Midland” is a dramatic soap about a con man in the oil industry.
Greg Garcia’s single parent half-hour “Keep Hope Alive” and the male relationship comedy “Traffic Light” have been early frontrunner for a pickup, and are expected to represent at least a one-hour comedy block for the network’s fall schedule.
The network is also set to renew “Lie to Me” for a third season despite Ryan departing as showrunner.
Warner Bros.-produced “Human Target” will get a second season with Matt Miller (“Chuck”) taking over as showrunner (with first season showrunner Jonathan Steinberg continuing as an executive producer on the series).
Both “Lie” and “Target” are expected to get 13 episodes.