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In a rare, but not-unprecedented move, Fox has pulled the plug on Hieroglyph, a show that it had ordered 13 episodes of rather than just a pilot. Only the first episode has actually been filmed, but scripts for other episodes had been written and were presumably in the process of being filmed. »
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