Fox cancels Human Target, goes with J.J. Abrams' Alcatraz instead

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Dec 14, 2012

While Fox won't officially announce its fall schedule until next week, it looks like the network has already made most of its decisions regarding what's being picked up and what's being canceled.

J.J. Abrams' Alcatraz will join Steven Spielberg's Terra Nova and the returning Fringe on the schedule for the 2011-2012 television season, while bubble show Human Target has been canceled.

Alcatraz follows a team of FBI agents who try to unravel the mystery involving a group of Alcatraz prisoners and guards who vanished 30 years earlier only to reappear in the present day. The Warner Bros. drama stars Lost's Jorge Garcia, Jason Butler Harner, Jonny Coyne, Parminder Nagra, Robert Forster, Sam Neill, Santiago Cabrera and Sarah Jones. Alcatraz comes from co-creators Bryan Wynbrandt, Steven Lillen and Elizabeth Sarnoff, with J.J. Abrams on board to executive produce.

Fox has also picked up the Bones spinoff The Finder and the comedies The New Girl and I Hate My Teenage Daughter, according to the Fox previously announced pickups for Terra Nova, Allen Gregory and Napoleon Dynamite, along with the return of Fringe for a fourth season.

As for the low-rated Human Target, the series was canceled along with Lie to Me, Breaking In, The Chicago Code and Traffic Light.

In other ratings rumblings, is reporting that over at NBC "a very accurate source of information" has leaked that the network will pick up Wonder Woman. However, there's no confirmation on that yet.

How do you feel about losing Human Target but gaining the very Lost-esque-sounding Alcatraz?

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