Keep Hope Alive picked up to series

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Fox has picked up four pilots to series for next season and has renewed bubble shows “Lie to Me” and “Human Target.”

The network has greenlighted Shawn Ryan’s latest police drama “RideAlong” and Texas-set drama “Midland” (now likely called “Lone Star”), as well as single-camera comedies “Traffic Light” and “Keep Hope Alive.”

The decisions represent the network’s first wave of pickups for next season. (…)

Greg Garcia’s single parent half-hour “Keep Hope Alive” and the male relationship comedy “Traffic Light” have been early frontrunners for a pickup, and are expected to represent at least a one-hour comedy block for the network’s fall schedule. [Hollywood Reporter]

Fox has started making calls to producers, giving series orders to four of its most-buzzed about pilots: Dramas “Ridealong” and “Lone Star” (formerly known as “Midland”), as well as laffers “Keep Hope Alive” and “Traffic Light.” (…)

Also, insiders confirm that Fox has already put together a preliminary schedule — but there’s still the possibility of shifts up until Sunday night, when things are locked for the network’s Monday upfront presentation. [Variety]