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Lone Star gets the axe from Fox. Lie to Me in to pinch hit.

Fox Network Cancels Lone Star After Two Episodes

After just two outings Fox Network has cancelled Lone Star, bringing Lie to Me back on the air beginning next Monday night (following House, M.D.) to premiere its third season.

Twitter is abuzz with the news, and it’s an interesting development since of all the networks, Fox (ironically somehow) has been the network to let good, but underperforming, shows build an audience. 

True, the show didn’t do well, even with the power-House lead in. But Monday night is a pretty tough night on which to compete for viewers. Was the decision simply number-crunching or was a show featuring a bigamist hero (and a conman at that) too “out there” for the network? 

I have only one question for Fox: why not flip-flop Lie to Me and House? House would play much better (and make much more sense) in the network’s 9:00 ET slot, especially now that House is involved in a very adult relationship with boss Lisa Cuddy. So waddya say, Fox Execs? Who here agrees with me?

About Barbara Barnett

Barbara Barnett is Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics, (blogcritics.org). Her Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel, called "Anne Rice meets Michael Crichton," The Apothecary's Curse The Apothecary's Curse is now out from Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books. Her book on the TV series House, M.D., Chasing Zebras is a quintessential guide to the themes, characters and episodes of the hit show. Barnett is an accomplished speaker, an annual favorite at MENSA's HalloWEEM convention, where she has spoken to standing room crowds on subjects as diverse as "The Byronic Hero in Pop Culture," "The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes," "The Hidden History of Science Fiction," and "Our Passion for Disaster (Movies)."

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