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No New Scripted Series in Fox's Summer Schedule


This summer, Fox will not air new episodes of scripted shows or launch new programming, reported Deadline. The network had previously shown scripted series during the summer, especially over the last few years. Instead Fox will broadcast new episodes of reality shows, such as "Masterchef," "Hell's Kitchen," and "So You Think You Can Dance?" Reruns of "Lie to Me" and "The Chicago Code," both scripted programs with uncertain futures, willalso be shown.

Though not all of Fox's summer launches succeeded, two were significant: "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "The O.C." In the summer of 1991, the network showed a special "summer season" of "90210," which technically was its second season. At the time, many other shows were in reruns, so "90210" quickly received attention and became extremely popular.  During August 2003, Fox aired "The O.C." first few episodes, allowing the series to gain large attention against many reruns as well. While Fox takes a break , cable channels, such as USA and Showtime will both put on new seasons of hit shows, like "Burn Notice" and "Weeds" respectively, this summer. Will there ever be another hit series with young, pretty people living near a sunny beach? Probably. Just not this summer on Fox.

Pictured: The O.C. cast members Adam Brody, Benjamin McKenzie, Kelly Rowan, Peter Gallagher (Photo: Getty Images)

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