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 FutonCritic.com. Fox previously announced pickups for Terra Nova, Allen Gregory and Napoleon Dynamite, along with the return of Fringe for a fourth season.