The 10 Best Short-Lived FOX Shows
From 'Firefly' to 'Wonderfalls' to 'Method & Red,' FOX has canceled some classics
No. 9 - 'The Chicago Code'
It's still a minor mystery why FOX decided to cancel Shawn Ryan's bracing and textured look at Chicago's political and criminal backdrop after only 13 episodes in the spring of 2011.
"Chicago Code" didn't draw huge numbers, but it was replaced by a slew of forgettable dramas that didn't improve ratings and that also lacked the strong lead performances by Jennifer Beals, Jason Clarke and Matt Lauria, plus Delroy Lindo as one of the better, multi-layered TV adversaries of recent years.
Boosted by location shooting in The Windy City, "The Chicago Code" was textured, authentic and frequently gripping. And FOX replaced it with "Terra Nova" and "Alcatraz."
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