No back nine for 'Lie to Me'; The CW wants its own 'Glee'

lie-to-me-s3-cast-320.jpgSome bite-sized TV news for your Tuesday:

FOX isn't ordering any more of "Lie to Me" this season -- but that doesn't necessarily mean the show is canceled. It will complete its 13-episode order by the end of January, after which "The Chicago Code" takes its timeslot; the network will make a decision on "Lie to Me's" future closer to upfronts time in the spring. [ Deadline]

The CW has a "Glee"-esque musical series in development, but it's focused more on rock 'n' roll. It's tentatively titled "The Prickly Spheres" and is about a musician who turns down a Julliard scholarship and joins an indie-rock band in Minneapolis. Music manager and producer Jeff Kwatinetz ("Royal Pains") is among the executive producers. [ Vulture]

"The Middle" just expanded a little bit. ABC has tacked on two episodes to the season order for the comedy, bringing its total to 24. [ TV Guide]

The final season of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" will have a new showrunner. Chris Brancato, a veteran writer and producer whose credits include "Boomtown," "Law & Order: SVU" and "North Shore," will executive produce the show's final episodes, which are scheduled to begin in April. [ The Live Feed]

"True Blood" has cast three new roles for the upcoming fourth season. "Hawthorne's" Christina Moore joins in a recurring role as a Texas housewife with special powers. "Lost's" Neil Hopkins will play Claudine's mysterious brother Claude and "The Good Wife's" Chris Emory will play a conservative shapeshifter named Emory. [ Deadline]

Former "Friday Night Lights" star Adrianne Palicki will turn up on an episode of "Criminal Minds" later this season. She'll play a "raging psychopath" in an episode that she describes as being "in the vein of 'Natural Born Killers' or 'Kalifornia.'" [ TV Guide]

Rick Schroder ("24," "NYPD Blue") has signed on to star opposite Molly Parker in Lifetime's pilot "Meet Jane." He'll play a government employee suspected of selling secrets; Parker is his wife, whom the FBI asks to spy on him. [ Deadline]

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has named seven inductees to its Hall of Fame. They are actresses Cloris Leachman and Diahann Carroll, former ABC News anchor Peter Jennings, "The Golden Girls" creator Susan Harris, game-show producer Bill Todman, composer Earle Hagen and former MTV CEO Tom Freston. [ ATAS]

"Better Off Ted" creator Victor Fresco has another comedy in the works at ABC. It's called "Sunnyside," and it's based on a Swedish series about a couple trying not to do the things their parents did. [ Variety]

Dare to Pass Productions, the company headed by "CSI" creator Anthony Zuiker, has sold four drama projects -- three to CBS and one to The CW. The CBS projects are about a female security expert, a lawman in Texas and a secret division of the CIA called (the latter based on elements from Robert Ludlum's "Bourne" novels), while The CW show is about a trio of female paranormal investigators. [ Deadline]

Monday's Dec. 6 premiere of "Tabatha's Salon Takeover" scored its highest premiere ratings for the series attracting 1.14 million viewers and 738,000 viewers in the 18-49 demo. [Bravo]

Bravo TV announced it will be airing Andy Cohen's late-night talk show, "Watch What Happens Live" five nights a week starting Dec. 12. The network also announced that it will be airing its own live New Years special. [Bravo]
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