Fox reportedly passes on 'Locke & Key'

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The quest for a prime-time, weekly television series produced in Pittsburgh continues. Fox reportedly chose not to pick up "Locke & Key" as a series.

Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter have said that Fox passed on the series. The network also canceled a handful of existing programs, including "Lie to Me," "The Chicago Code," "Human Target," "Traffic Light" and "Breaking In."

"Locke & Key" is based on a comic book written by Joe Hill about a family that moves to an enchanted/haunted New England mansion. The pilot filmed in the Pittsburgh area earlier this year.

"Locke" seemed to be doomed when the network gave a series pickup to J.J. Abrams' "Alcatraz," which had been seen as a "Locke" competitor. A Fox spokesman said it appeared "Locke" would not be on the fall schedule.

Fox will announce its fall schedule on Monday, May 16.

Read more in Rob Owen's Tuned In blog .


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