Sandra Gonzalez
December 07, 2010 at 11:15 PM EST

Image Credit: Sam Jones/FoxA little less than a month after benching their freshman comedy series Running Wilde, Fox has declined to order the back nine episodes for the Tim Roth drama Lie To Me, currently in its third season. But fans should hold their tears for now.

Since mid-November, we’ve known that Lie to Me would surrender its timeslot to newbie cop drama The Chicago Code, which is produced by Shawn Ryan, the man behind The Shield and the recently shuttered Terriers. The shift was not completely surprising, considering the series has over the course of its run performed solidly in a number of timeslots. (Its series premiere even held its own when it went head-to-head with the fifth season premiere of Lost.) The show’s versatility could prove its saving grace come renewal time.

Most recently, the show went into its scheduled hiatus on a high note. The Nov. 29 episode posted the show’s highest numbers of the season in both total viewers (6.4 million) and in the 18-49 demographic.

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