'Lone Star' canceled, 'Lie to Me' to debut in its time slot

james-wolk-david-keith-320-lone-star.jpgThe first casualty of the fall TV season is "Lone Star." The Tim Roth show "Lie to Me" will debut its third season in "Lone Star's" time slot Monday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, FOX announced Tuesday (Sept. 28).

FOX confirms to Zap2it that "Lone Star" is "being removed off the schedule ... at this point in time." No new date or time has been announced, so it is safe to say that "Lone Star" is canceled. Despite wide-spread critical acclaim (and Zap2it's own campaign to save the con man drama), the ratings it drew for its first two episodes were nowhere near salvageable.

Presumably "Hell's Kitchen" will remain two hours on Wednesday nights, since "Lie to Me" was supposed to air after it on Wednesday nights, but is now moving to Mondays. In the premiere episode, "In The Red," Lightman ( Tim Roth) goes to great lengths to prevent a man fueled by revenge (guest star Shawn Doyle, "Big Love") from robbing a bank.

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