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New 2013 TV Series Breakdown: FOX

By Garth Franklin Tuesday May 14th 2013 11:52PM
New 2013 TV Series Breakdown: FOX

The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the second announced yesterday. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on FOX.

While "The Following" proved a breakout winner, Fox had few success stories last season. So, it is going a bit more ambitious this year with numerous dramas, comedies and one-off "event series".

Several pilots didn't make the final cut and won't be seen including the family of government-sanctioned assassins drama "Boomerang," the adaptation of Lauren Oliver's book trilogy "Delirium" about a world where love is illegal, the legal interns workplace comedy "To My Assistant," the U.S.S. Lexington-set "The Wild Blue," and "The List" about the hunt for a thief who stole a file containing the secret identities of people in the Witness Security Program,

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Almost Human
(Sci-Fi Drama, Mondays 9pm)
A high-tech, high-stakes action drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely partnership is forged when a part-machine cop is forced to pair with a part-human robot as they fight crime and investigate a deeper cover-up in a futuristic new world.

Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams ("Fringe," "Lost," the "Star Trek" and "Mission: Impossible" franchises) and creator J.H. Wyman ("Fringe," "The Mexican") and starring Karl Urban ("Star Trek"), Michael Ealy ("Sleeper Cell," "Common Law") and Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor ("Six Feet Under,").

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine
(Comedy, Tuesdays 8:30pm)
A new single-camera workplace comedy about what happens when a hotshot detective gets a new Captain with a lot to prove. From Emmy Award-winning writer/producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur ("Parks and Recreation") and starring Emmy Award winners Andy Samberg ("Saturday Night Live") and Andre Braugher ("Men of a Certain Age," "Homicide: Life on the Street").

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Dads
(Comedy, Tuesdays 9pm)
The new live-action, multi-camera comedy starring Emmy Award winner Seth Green (FAMILY GUY) and Emmy Award nominee Giovanni Ribisi ("My Name is Earl," "Ted," "Avatar") star as two successful gaming entrepreneurs - and childhood best friends - whose lives get turned upside down when their pain-in-the-neck patriarchs (Martin Mull, "Two and a Half Men") and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Peter Riegert ("The Good Wife," "The Sopranos") move in. Produced by Emmy Award winner Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild ("Ted," FAMILY GUY).

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Sleepy Hollow
(Supernatural Thriller, Mondays 9pm)
A modern-day retelling of Washington Irving's classic, Ichabod Crane (Tom 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 back to the founding fathers. From co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (the "Star Trek" and "Transformers" franchises, "Fringe").

MID-SEASON PREMIERES

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24: Live Another Day
(Action/Thriller, Unscheduled)
The high-octane saga will reunite showrunner Howard Gordon with Kiefer Sutherland and retain the real-time, pulse-pounding, fast-paced format with split screens and complex interweaving storylines, with 12 episodes representing 24 hours.

The suspenseful event series once again follows the exploits of heroic agent JACK BAUER (Sutherland), who will resume his story several years following the events of the final season.

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Enlisted
(Military Comedy, Fridays 9:30pm)
An irreverent and heartfelt single-camera comedy about an older sibling who returns home to reconnect with his two brothers and lead a group of misfits on a small Florida Army base. Created by Kevin Biegel ("Cougar Town," "Scrubs") and starring Geoff Stults ("Ben and Kate," "The Finder"), Chris Lowell ("Private Practice," "Veronica Mars") and Parker Young ("Suburgatory").

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Gang Related
(Crime Drama, Unscheduled)
Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez) is 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 Cassiux Green (RZA) to take on the city's most dangerous gangs, including one he has an allegiance to.

The series is from creator/writer Chris Morgan ("Wanted," "Fast Five"), Academy Award-winning executive producer Brian Grazer ("24," "A Beautiful Mind"), director Allen Hughes ("Dead Presidents," "Book of Eli," "Menace II Society") and executive producer/showrunner Scott Rosenbaum ("The Shield").

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Murder Police
(Animated Comedy, Unscheduled)
This new animated comedy expands the boundaries of the cop show genre as only animation can. Executive-produced by David A. Goodman (FAMILY GUY) and created by rising writer/animator/performer Jason Ruiz, the series features the voices of Will Sasso ("The Three Stooges," "MADtv"), Chi McBride ("Golden Boy") and Jane Lynch (GLEE), and follows a dedicated, but inept detective (Ruiz) and his colleagues in a twisted city precinct.

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Rake
(Legal Comedy/Drama, Thursdays 9pm)
Greg Kinnear is Keegan Deane, 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.

Keegan 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.

Created by Peter Duncan (ABC1 Australia's "Rake") and executive-produced by Peter Tolan ("Rescue Me," "Analyze This") and Michael Wimer ("2012").

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Surviving Jack
(Comedy, Unscheduled)
Set in 1990s Southern California, Emmy Award nominee Christopher Meloni ("True Blood," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit") stars as a man becoming a dad, as his son (Connor Buckley, "Deception") becomes a man, in a time before "coming of age" was something you could Google.

From Emmy Award nominee Bill Lawrence ("Spin City," "Scrubs," "Cougar Town"), new single-camera family comedy SURVIVING JACK is based on best-selling author Justin Halpern's autobiographical book, "I Suck at Girls."

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Us and Them
(Comedy, Unscheduled)
Based on the award-winning BBC series "Gavin and Stacey" and starring Emmy Award nominee Jason Ritter ("Parenthood") and Alexis Bledel ("Mad Men," "Gilmore Girls"), this single-camera ensemble comedy about a young couple, whose path to happily-ever-after is complicated by the screwed-up circus of people closest to them.

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Wayward Pines
(Event Series, Unscheduled)
Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan's investigation only turns up more questions.

Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive. Based on the best-selling novel, "Pines," by Blake Crouch, and brought to life over ten episodes by M. Night Shyamalan ("The Sixth Sense," "Signs").

The nightly FOX schedule will be as follows:

FALL 2013

MONDAY
8pm: "Bones"
9pm: "Sleepy Hollow"

TUESDAY
8pm: "Dads"
8:30pm: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
9pm: "New Girl"
9:30pm: "The Mindy Project"

WEDNESDAY
8pm: "The X Factor"

THURSDAY
8pm: "The X Factor Results"
9pm: "Glee"

FRIDAY
8pm: "Junior Masterchef"
10pm: "Sleepy Hollow" (repeats)

SATURDAY
7pm: Fox Sports Saturday
11pm: Animation Domination

SUNDAY
7pm: NFL Game
7:30pm: "NFL: The OT"
8pm: "The Simpsons"
8:30pm: "Bob's Burgers"
9:pm: "Family Guy"
9:30pm: "American Dad"

SPRING 2014

MONDAY
8pm: "Almost Human"
9pm: "The Following"

TUESDAY
8pm: "Dads"
9pm: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
9:30pm: "New Girl"
10pm: "The Mindy Project"

WEDNESDAY
8pm: "American Idol"

THURSDAY
8pm: "American Idol Results"
9pm: "Rake"

FRIDAY
8pm: "Bones"
9pm: "Raising Hope"
9:30pm: "Enlisted"

SATURDAY
8pm: Fox Sports Saturday
8pm: Animation Domination

SUNDAY
8pm: "The Simpsons"
8:30pm: "Bob's Burgers"
9:pm: "Family Guy"
9:30pm: "American Dad"

CANCELLATIONS
"Ben and Kate," "Fringe," "The Mob Doctor," "Touch".

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