Fox picks up Alcatraz, nixes Locke and Key, and cancels Human Target

There's been a spate of news concerning what genre shows Fox will and won't air this fall. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox is going with J.J. Abrams' time-travel-and-prison-drama series Alcatraz, passing on Locke and Key, and canning Christopher Chance.

We heard previously that Fox wasn't 100% sold on a televised adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's IDW Publishing horror comic, which is about a group of children who uncover a series of supernatural puzzles at their family's estate.

THR is reporting that there's a chance the show could air elsewhere, and Deadline says that a (potentially pricey) limited series on Fox is out of the question. Hopefully it will find a home, and the pilot won't share the same fate as other one-and-done comic shows like Global Frequency.

As for Alcatraz, this J.J. Abrams production (which stars Lost favorite Jorge Garcia) is about a group of Alcatraz prisoners who disappear in the 1960s and materialize in the present day. We should hear more details coming out of Fox's upfront presentations next week. As for DC Comics' soldier-of-fortune adaptation Human Target, it just couldn't maintain the ratings.

Hat tip to Rynerl!