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In a rare, but not-unprecedented move, Fox has pulled the plug on Hieroglyph, a show that it had ordered 13 episodes of rather than just a pilot. Only the first episode has actually been filmed, but scripts for other episodes had been written and were presumably in the process of being filmed.
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Egyptian Rim? Fox just ordered 13 episodes of Hieroglyph, an adventure show set in ancient Egypt featuring "magic, gods and goddesses," from Pacific Rim writer Travis Beacham. Hieroglyph follows "a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharoah," encountering a world of concubines, conspirators and…