Shawn Ryan leaving 'Lie to Me'
Exclu: If Fox picks up "Lie to Me" for next season, A-list showrunner Shawn Ryan isn't coming with it.
His plate full with other projects, Ryan has told Fox he no longer wants to run the crime drama, which has struggled in the ratings this season. Ryan is already committed to his upcoming FX private eye drama "Terriers," while his Fox police drama pilot "Ride Along" is looking strong for a fall pickup.
"Lie to Me" wasn't Ryan's show to start with, the talented "Shield" writer-producer was brought in last year to run the drama's second season. The fate of the show seemed particularly in question when Fox pushed its return from hiatus to the summer.
Along with "Human Target," the procedural awaits a verdict from the network. With 12 episodes yet to air, Fox may or may not make a ruling on "Lie" before the network's upfront presentation to advertisers later this month.
Since Fox is in the luxury position of having several positive-buzz pilots
and a limited number of slots, there's a also chance the network might not
bring back either drama, but I suspect "Target"
will at least squeak into a second season.
"Lie" returns June 7 and
is being paired with Fox's new dramedy "The Good Guys."
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