The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the second announced today. Here’s a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on FOX.
Former stalwart “House” is done, last year’s two new high-concept dramas “Terra Nova” and “Alcatraz” fizzled, and ratings juggernaut “American Idol” saw quite a precipitous drop-off this past season. Yet the Murdoch network remains robust with last year’s successful launch of “New Girl” and “The X Factor” helping cover up the deficiencies. The new schedule boasts two important elements – another attempt to launch a four show comedy block on Tuesdays despite failed attempts in the past, and the move of “Glee” to the prestigious (but competitive) Thursday 9pm slot.
Several other pilots didn’t make the final cut and won’t be seen including the spy-as-a-photojournalist thriller “The Asset”, the Cuba Gooding Jr.-led legal drama “Guilty”, the blogger turned radio DJ sitcom “Living Loaded”, and the untitled Karyn Usher project about a teen orphan turned spy with Angela Bassett and Julian McMahon.
Ben and Kate
(Comedy, Tuesdays 9pm)
The heartwarming new sibling comedy created by Dana Fox (“What Happens In Vegas”) and directed by Jake Kasdan (“Bad Teacher”). Starring newcomer Dakota Johnson and Nat Faxon (“Bad Teacher”), the comedy follows a pair of odd-couple siblings – one, an overly responsible single mom; the other, an exuberant kid-at-heart – and their friends as they push each other out of their comfort zones and into real life.
Created by Kevin Williamson (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Scream” franchise) and starring Golden Globe Award-winning Kevin Bacon (“X-Men,” “Frost/Nixon”) and James Purefoy (“Rome”), this premieres in midseason. The spellbinding and intense drama follows an ex-FBI agent (Bacon) called out of retirement to track down a devious and diabolical serial killer (Purefoy), the mastermind behind a nationwide string of murders.
The Goodwin Games
The inventive new comedy from the executive producers of “How I Met Your Mother,” Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris, is slated for midseason. Starring Scott Foley (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Felicity”), Becki Newton (“Ugly Betty”) and Jake Lacy (“Better With You”), the family comedy tells the story of three estranged siblings who return home after the loss of their beloved father (guest star Beau Bridges, “The Descendants”), and unexpectedly find themselves poised to inherit more than $20 million – if, and only if, they can adhere to their late father’s trivial wishes.
The Mindy Project
(Comedy, Tuesdays 10pm)
Created by Emmy-nominated writer/producer and New York Times best-selling author Mindy Kaling (“The Office”) and starring Kaling, Chris Messina (“Damages”), Anna Camp (“The Good Wife”) and newcomer Ed Weeks, Kaling plays a skilled OB/GYN navigating the tricky waters of both her personal and professional life, as she pursues her dreams of becoming the perfect woman, finding the perfect man and getting her perfect romantic comedy ending.
The Mob Doctor
(Drama, Mondays 9pm)
Executive-produced by Josh Berman (BONES, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”) and Rob Wright (“Crossing Jordan”), the engrossing character drama stars Jordana Spiro (“My Boys”) as a brilliant, life-saving surgeon caught in a complex web between her promising medical career and her family’s debt to Chicago’s Southside mob.
The nightly FOX schedule will be as follows:
9pm: “The Mob Doctor”
TBD: “The Goodwin Games” (Spring)
8pm: “Raising Hope”
9pm: “Ben and Kate”
9:30pm: “New Girl”
10pm: “The Mindy Project”
TBD: “The Goodwin Games” (Spring)
8pm: “The X Factor” (Fall)
8pm: “American Idol” (Spring)
8pm: “The X Factor Results” (Fall)
8pm: “American Idol Results” (Spring)
8pm: Fox Sports Saturday (Fall)
8pm: Animation Domination & “Cops” (Spring)
7pm: NFL (Fall)
7pm: Animation Domination (Spring)
7:30pm: “NFL: The OT” (Fall)
7:30pm: “The Cleveland Show” (Spring)
8pm: “The Simpsons”
8:30pm: “Bob’s Burgers”
9:pm: “Family Guy”
9:30pm: “American Dad”
“Alcatraz,” “Allen Gregory,” “Breaking In,” “The Finder,” “House,” “I Hate My Teenage Daughter,” “Napoleon Dynamite,” “Terra Nova”.