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)
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)
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.
Created by: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild
Produced by: MacFarlane, Sulkin, Wellesley Wild
Pilot directed by: Marc Cendrowski (The Big Bang Theory)
Starring: 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)
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.
Created by: Kevin Biegel (Scrubs, South Park)
Produced by: Biegel, Mike Royce (Everybody Loves Raymond)
Pilot directed by: Phil Traill (Suburgatory, Raising Hope)
Starring: 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.
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)
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)
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)
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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