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‘Breaking In’ pulled from Fox’s schedule, once again

Sorry Christian Slater — you tried your best. (Jordin Althaus/Fox)

As forecast here, “Breaking In” has become That Fox Sitcom That Got Canceled Twice.

The network has yanked the break-in caper-turned-workplace comedy off its schedule for a second time. The show will not reappear for the rest of the TV season, which officially ends in late May.

Remaining episodes will presumably join the also-pulled “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” in a starring role in Fox’s Summer Burn-off Theatre.

“Breaking In” got canceled last May but was plucked from the dead pile and remade as a workplace comedy, with Megan Mullally joining the cast. When last we made note of Fox’s scheduling plans — always best made in pencil — “Breaking In” was going to get the Tuesday time slot after “New Girl,” starting next week.

According to our reckoning, this means Christian Slater has starred in four failed broadcast TV series since 2008 — the two very different iterations of “Breaking In” and NBC’s “My Own Worst Enemy” and ABC’s “The Forgotten.” But we’re guessing the record books will show the number as three.


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