Christian Slater and Bret Harrison

Fox has rescued the Christian Slater comedy Breaking In from the brink of cancellation. The network is wrapping up negotiations and is expected to announce shortly that it will reverse course and order another 13 episodes of the half-hour series.

The show, from Sony Pictures TV, wasn't renewed for fall. But rather than completely shut the door on the comedy, Fox and Sony extended the options on the series' stars in order to give it a second look.

Producers met with Fox in recent weeks to hash out the show's direction and where it might go in Season Two.

Breaking In, which also comes from Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company, centers on a team that breaks into security systems. Slater, Bret Harrison and Michael Rosenbaum are among the stars.

News comes as Fox is also expected to land a new project in development from Breaking In co-creator Adam Goldberg. Breaking In will now likely join Fox's midseason comedy block.

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