Fall TV Preview 2013: Check Out Fox’s New Shows – What Will You Watch?

Published 2 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 4:40 pm,

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It’s that time of the year again, when networks present their new Fall TV schedule to the public as well as potential advertisers. Luckily, there’s no need to wait until next week to find out which new shows will be coming to Fox, because their new pick-ups have been revealed in advanced.

Thanks to Deadline, we know that Fox will be adding 9 new shows (5 comedies, 4 dramas) to their line-up, including former Fringe showrunner J.H. Wyman’s futuristic drama Almost Human, starring Karl Urban; Andy Samberg’s detective comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which includes everyone’s favorite pitchman, Terry Crews; Seth MacFarlane’s first live-action series Dads, starring Seth Green and Giovani Ribisi; Gang Related, from Fast & Furious 6 writer Chris Morgan, starring Terry O’Quinn and Rza; and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci’s Sleepy Hollow.

To help with your quick assessments of each series, we’ve broken the shows down to give you a better idea of what you can expect. It’s creators’ vision which fuels the heart of the show; producers’ responsibility is to help shape those ideas for television audiences; pilot directors set the visual tone for the entire series and paint the picture that other directors follow.

Now that television is becoming more popular (and respected) than ever, it’ll be up to you to decide which shows stay and which shows go. You can check out Fox’s new show below:


Almost Human (Drama)

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Created By: J.H. Wyman (Fringe)
Producers: J.J. Abrams & J.H. Wyman
Starring: Karl Urban (Star Trek, Dredd), Michael Elay, Lili Taylor

Almost Human (working title) is an action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely connection is forged when a cop with an aversion to robots and a robot with unexpected emotional responses investigate cases in a brave new world.


Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Comedy)

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Created by: Dan Goor (Parks and Recreation), Michael Schur (The Office)
Produced by: Goor, David Miner (30 Rock), Schur
Pilot directed by: Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street)
Starring: Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live), Terry Crews (The Expendables)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a single-camera ensemble comedy about what happens when a detective who doesn’t take anything seriously gets a new “by-the-book” boss who wants him to grow up and respect the badge.


Dads (Comedy)

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Created by: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild
Produced by: MacFarlane, Sulkin, Wellesley Wild
Pilot directed by:
 Marc Cendrowski (The Big Bang Theory)
 Seth Green (Robot Chicken), Giovanni Ribisi, Martin Mull (Roseanne), Peter Riegert (Damages)

Dads centers on two successful guys – and childhood best friends – whose lives get turned upside down when their pain-in-the-neck patriarchs (Martin Mull and Peter Riegert) move in.


Gang Related (Drama)

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Created by:
Chris Morgan (Wanted, Fast & Furious 6)
Produced by: Fancie Calfo (The Playboy Club), Brian Grazer (24), Chris Morgan
Starring: Ramon Rodriguz (The Wire), Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Rza (The Man with the Iron Fists)

Gang Related, a gritty new action drama, follows Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez), a rising star in Los Angeles’ elite Gang Task Force – led by Sam Chapel (Terry O’Quinn) — who teams up with longtime Task Force member Cassius Green (Rza) to take on three of the city’s most dangerous gangs, including one he has ties to.


Enlisted (Comedy)

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Created by: Kevin Biegel (Scrubs, South Park)
Produced by: Biegel, Mike Royce (Everybody Loves Raymond)
Pilot directed by: Phil Traill (Suburgatory, Raising Hope)
Geoff Stults (The Finder)

Enlisted is an irreverent and heartfelt military-set single-camera family comedy that follows three brothers getting to know each other again on a small Florida Army base and the group of misfits who surround them.


Rake (Drama)

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Created by: Peter Duncan (Rake AU)
Produced by: Ian Collie (Rake AU), Duncan, Greg Kinnear, Leslie Tolan (Rescue Me), Peter Tolan (Rescue Me), Michael Wimer (2012), Richard Roxburgh (Mission: Impossible II)
Starring: Greg Kinnear
Pilot directed by: Sam Raimi (Oz The Great and Powerful, Evil Dead)

Rake centers on Keegan Deane (Kinnear), one of life’s great addicts, a brilliant and frustratingly charming criminal defense attorney, whose chaotic and self-destructive personal life often gets in the way of his professional one. He takes on the cases that nobody else will touch, ruled by a resolute optimism, belief in justice and dogged determination to defend those who seem beyond redemption – much like himself.


Sleepy Hollow (Drama)

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Created by: Phillip Iscove, Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Fringe), Robert Orci (Star Trek, Fringe)
Produced by: Iscove, Heather Kadin (Exit Strategy) Kurtzman, Orci, Len Wiseman (Hawaii Five-0, Underworld)
Pilot directed by: Wiseman
Starring: Nicole Beharie, Tom Mison

Sleepy Hollow is a modern-day retelling of Washington Irving’s classic. Icabod Crane (Mison) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to find that the world is on the brink of destruction and that he is humanity’s last hope, forcing him to team up with a contemporary police officer (Nicole Beharie) to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.


Surviving Jack (Comedy)

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Created by: Justin Halpern ($#*! My Dad Says), Patrick Shumacker ($#*! My Dad Says)
Produced by: Halpern, Shucmacker, Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town), Jeff Ingold.
Pilot directed by: Victor Nelli (Scrubs, The Bernie Mac Show)
Starring: Christopher Meloni

Surviving Jack (working title) is a new single-camera ensemble comedy based on best-selling author Justin Halpern’s semi-autobiographical book, “I Suck at Girls.” Set in 1990s Southern California, Christopher Meloni stars as a man becoming a dad, as his son is becoming a man, in a time before “coming of age” was something you could Google.


Us & Them (Comedy)

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Created by: James Corden (Gavin and Stacey), Ruth Jones (Gavin and Stacey)
Adapted by: David J. Rosen
Produced by: Corden, Steve Coogan, Jones, Henry Normal, Rosen, Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner (Doctor Who)
Pilot directed by: Michael Patrick Jann (Drop Dead Gorgeous)
Starring: Jason Ritter (The Event), Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls)

Based on the hugely popular and multiple-award-winning BBC 3 series Gavin and Stacey, Us & Them is an ensemble single-camera comedy about a young couple, whose path to happily-ever-after is complicated by the screwed-up circus of people closest to them.


Now that you’ve seen what Fox has to offer this fall, we ask you, the viewers:

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Stay tuned to Screen Rant for more news about new fall line-up

Source: Deadline

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  1. Karl Urban = Must See
    Because it’s (he’s) the law.

    • And Batman… Hopefully…

      • I’ve endorsed Karl as Bats too.
        Jim Caviezel my first choice.

  2. Karl Urban as a law enforcement officer? I approve.

  3. DRAT

    My Show …Cow Police…Was not picked up!

    Dang it!

    • Haha!

    • With you as the sheriff that would be must see TV.

      • 10 Of the girls are going to be donated to Petting Zoos, they are now at the point where they no longer produce milk

        or as I like to call it…MenaMOOsal

        • :D Now that’s a sweet story, Jeff.

          You have a reality show concept here
          and that episode would be mooooving.

          • Actually, we were in the running for an Animal Planet show on Dairy Farms, but it went to one in California.

            • Fascinating. Well, there’s still hope.
              A family farm held for generations managed
              by an interesting all-American cast of characters
              could be shopped as a real-world Dynasty On The Prairie :D

  4. Almost Human sounds pretty good.

  5. I liked Almost Human when it was iRobot.

    • 5Horizons, you are right on the money. When I read that, I was like: “So…IRobot?” lol

    • I liked it when it was Total Recall 2070

    • You beat me to it……that synopsis read exactly like the plot of iRobot.

      I like Urban though so /sigh, I will at least check it out.

  6. I have no desire to see any of these…. i will give “I-robot the series” a chance, but i don’t see any of these shows lasting.

  7. People, Stop Writing irobot.

    it is is I, Robot.

    irobot sounds like something Apple made and its about to destroy all of humanity! lol :)

    • Apple is trying to destroy humanity.

  8. Was hoping Sleepy Hollow was going to be a comedic drama. It’s not looking that way tho. Can’t say any of them grab me.

    Dads, despite it’s potential will probably be excruciatingly bad.

    Are we not bored we police shows yet?

    • *with

  9. Jason Ritter strikes TV land fantasy gold by hooking up with the Gilmore Girls mom and daughter.

  10. Likely no real winners here. Best bet of these is Almost Human, followed by Gang-Related. Sleepy Hollow looks like a loser, but I might just say what the heck, and give it a fast peek.

    • I might add that Enlisted might be something I would watch if absolutely nothing else was on, but that about sums it up.

  11. Why not do TV series based on the following (ignoring “rights” problems for a moment….):

    Green Hornet (based on the 60s show, not the Seth Rogan travesty)
    Doc Savage
    Dark Shadows (reboot based on 60s/70s series, not the Depp/Burton mess)
    A new X-Files series
    Jungle Jim
    A new historical horror drama based on Gothic/Victorian themes like Dark Shadows…plenty of source material out there!
    Solomon Kane

    Done right, there is plenty of potential right there for some good series, not the pap and pablum most stations offer that is cancelled right away, or continued on when it should be cancelled!

  12. I saw 4 winners here. Excited I am.

    • From Screenrant’s list or mine (if mine, excited I am, too…I’ve got good taste!)

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