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Breaking In: Chances for Cancelled FOX Sitcom Still Alive

Breaking In season twoBack in May, FOX cancelled Breaking In after one short season. The ratings for the sitcom weren’t bad but the network surely expected better from a show that had American Idol, its biggest hit, as a lead-in.

Shortly after the cancellation, word came out that the sitcom might possibly be renewed after all. FOX was supposedly in talks with Sony Pictures TV about finding a way to bring the show back for season two but wouldn’t likely make a decision for some time.

Soonafter, the network scheduled the final episode of the season on a Tuesday night, to see how well the Breaking In would perform in a different timeslot. Unfortunately it didn’t perform any better than Traffic Light had and that sitcom had already been cancelled. It looked like Breaking In’s chances were over.

Not so. According to Deadline, June 30th was the deadline for picking up the options for the show. However, the options for the Breaking In cast have been picked up and extended through November 15th. In a rare move, FOX apparently pitched in and split the cost of the extensions with Sony. It would seem that the network wants to see how the new season shapes up before deciding if they need additional programming.

So, while FOX hasn’t ordered a second season of Breaking In yet, hope is still alive.

What do you think? Do you think that Breaking In will end up getting a second season? Would you watch?


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Jenna August 23, 2011 at 7:22 am

BOOM goes the dynamite =)

Really hope there’s a season two. Love this show!


Np August 17, 2011 at 7:19 am

It’s so funny! I really hope it gets renewed!!


Sarah August 3, 2011 at 11:57 pm

I’m not sure why I love Breaking In except to say Christian Slater. I have loved everything he’s been in. There is one other thing I can identify and that is the diversity of the characters. They all have such different skill sets that they make such a wonderful team when they work together. I really do hope that Breaking In is given a fair chance.


megan July 23, 2011 at 10:26 pm

I love the in your face humor this show has it is refreshing to see. The mix of actors is golden. I sincerly hope it makes it to season two, but probably wont beacause people are idiots and would know a good show if it bite them in the American Idol ass.


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