Lone Star is the first big causality of the new fall season, airing just two episodes on Fox before getting the ax. Upon announcement of the cancellation, 20th Century Fox TV immediately stopped production on the series, which was in the middle of shooting its sixth episode. It is not clear what will happen to the three unaired episodes at this point.

According to Deadline, Lone Star will be replaced in Fox's Monday at 9 pm timeslot by the third season of Lie to Me, which returns to the air sooner than expected.

Despite being one of the more hyped series of fall 2010, Lone Star premiered last week to a very low 1.3 rating in the 18-49 age range. Its second episode slipped even further, earning just a 1.0 rating. Deadline speculates that the series was better suited for cable, and the fact that Lone Star was developed and budgeted as a broadcast series helped push it towards such a quick demise.

Because it was on the air for such a short period, it is highly unlikely that any cable channel will pick up the production for further episodes.

B. Alan Orange