Fox has trimmed the order for midseason drama Lookinglass (formerly known as The Frankenstein Code) to eleven episodes, down from the 13 episodes they initially ordered back in May, TVWise has confirmed.
A growing trend this season has been for the networks to trim the episode orders of under performing shows rather than cancelling them outright and yanking them off the schedule, which is what Fox previously did with Minority Report (cutting it to ten episodes).
Clearly, as Lookinglass has yet to premiere, that is not what is happening here. It is understood that the decision to cut the episode order is down to scheduling demands and comes as Fox is beginning to firm up its midseason plans, attempting to find the correct slots for shows such as New Girl, Border Town, Cooper Barrett’s Guide To Surviving Life and Lucifer. Only one mideason entry, the six episode X-Files Revival, currently has a confirmed slot and premiere date.
From Crisis creator Rand Ravich, Frankenstein follows Ray Pritchard, a morally corrupt retired cop, who is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, Pritchard will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose. The drama is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and stars Rob Kazinski, Tim DeKay, Dilshad Vadsaria, Adhir Kalyan and Philip Baker Hall. The executive producers are Rand Ravich and Howard Gordon.