Question: Did I just not read carefully enough? TV Guide's Winter TV Preview 2007 listed 43 new and returning shows, but I did not see Fox's zany, irreverent The Loop listed. I understood that Fox was lightening its mid-season order from 13 episodes to 10, but I still thought we would see it returning Wednesday nights at 9:30, after the American Idol results shows. Please tell me Fox did not pull an Arrested Development and bail on another promising-but-underperforming comedy.
Answer: I checked with Fox, and The Loop is still in the mid-season loop and very well could return to the schedule in March (or thereabouts), once American Idol moves into its results phase. Nothing's been announced yet, but that could change once Fox meets the press on its TCA day on Jan. 20.