Yesterday, we showed you three new trailers for some Fox series set to premiere next season: Lucifer, Minority Report and The Frankenstein Code. Those three rank high on the list of most anticipated shows from Fox’s 2015-2016 slate, but that doesn’t mean they’re the only games in town.
Fox also released trailers for such forthcoming series as Grandfathered, The Grinder, Rosewood, and Bordertown. So, while things are quiet as we wait for the next network to drop a heaping load of trailers on us, how’s about we take a look at the other four new series that will be debuting next season?
Starring John Stamos, Paget Brewster and Josh Peck, Grandfathered follows the adventures of Jimmy (Stamos), a modern day bachelor who has his life turned upside when he learns that not only is he the father of a child he never knew about (Peck), but also a grandfather to that child’s new daughter… which comes with a whole new set of complications all its own.
Grandfathered sounds like a goofy premise, but there are a lot of laughs packed into this 4 minute clip. Stamos is pulling of “massive douche” in a great way that makes you hate him just enough to want to see him change, but no so much that he’s unwatchable. That being said, it really would have been nice if that very specific cameo at 2:30 had been kept under-wraps until the show actually aired.
Starring Rob Lowe and Fred Savage, The Grinder tracks the life of a famous fictional TV lawyer (Lowe) after the series finale of his hit show broadcasts across the nation for one final time. However, not content with living in simple retirement, he ops instead to join his family’s real-life law firm despite have no formal training to do such a thing.
The series is created by Nicholas Stoller, Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel.
The Grinder, like Grandfathered, feels like another series that has a lot of laughs going for it based around the life of a douche who’s hatable, but not unwatchable. It will be interesting to see how to the two comedies play against each other as their debut seasons progress.
Officially described as “a satirical look at the cultural shifts taking place in America,” Border Town follows two families that couldn’t be more culturally different as they co-exist in the Mexican-American border town of Mexifornia.
The series is created by Mark Hentermann and executive produced by Seth MacFarlane.
There’s really no way around saying that Border Town really feels like a miss. Much of the humor (if not all of it) feels crass for its own sake. However, that’s pretty much right in line with what we’ve come to expect from the mind of MacFarlane at this point. If Family Guy‘s your thing, then maybe this one will suit you too.
Starring Morris Chestnut, Rosewood follows the life of a private pathologist who uses an array of sophisticated tech (and a desire to live life to the fullest) in order to aid a detective of the Miami PD in her search for clues no one else has the capability to find.
The series is created by Psych writer Todd Harthan.
Rosewood is not just the only drama on this list, it also may be the most mis-scheduled of the bunch. There isn’t really a problem with the show itself and its quirky main character (even if he feels a little been there, done that), but rather the fact that Fox opted not to pair this show with Bones: a series it shares more in common with than Sleepy Hollow ever could (the latter will be following Bones on Thursdays next season). That said, every good fall schedule has a nice balance of dark and light shows, and this one looks like it’s definitely going to be falling on the lighter side next season.
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