Along with other cool announcements like next summer’s 24: Live Another Day, Kevin Reilly, chairman, entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company, this morning unveiled the FOX primetime slate for the upcoming 2013-14 season. Along with five live-action comedies, FOX will be debuting four dramas, as well as its first event series. Plenty of FOX favorites will also be returning to the schedule next year.
NEW FOX SERIES 2013-14
Dads — A new live-action, multi-camera comedy from Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. Stars Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi as two successful gaming entrepreneurs and childhood best friends whose lives get turned upside down when their pain-in-the-neck dads (Martin Mull and Peter Riegert) move in.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine — Starring Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, this single-camera workplace comedy is about a hotshot detective who gets a new captain with a lot to prove.
Enlisted — Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell and Parker Young star in this Army-set 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.
Sleepy Hollow (pictured above) — As you might expect from the title, this new drama is a modern-day retelling of Washington Irving’s classic story. It’s an adventure thriller from co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, with Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane, who is resurrected to find the world on the brink of destruction, and that he is humanity’s last hope. Ichabod teams up with a contemporary police officer (Nicole Beharie) to unravel a mystery that dates back to the founding fathers.
Almost Human — J.J. Abrams must not be busy enough with all that Star Trek and Star Wars stuff, so he’s going ahead and executive producing this 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 (Karl Urban) is forced to pair with a part-human robot (Michael Ealy) as they fight crime and investigate a deep cover-up in this new world.
Masterchef Junior — Gordon Ramsay’s domination of the FOX lineup continues with this new series, a culinary competition featuring budding cooks between the ages of 8 and 13.
Rake — Greg Kinnear makes his broadcast TV series debut in this midseason drama. Kinnear plays a criminal defense attorney whose chaotic and self-destructive personal life often gets in the way of his professional one.
Gang Related — Also slated for midseason, this drama follows Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez), a rising star in L.A.’s 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 the city’s most dangerous gangs, including one he has an allegiance to.
Surviving Jack — This midseason comedy is based on Justin Halpern’s autobiographical book, and is set in 1990s Southern California. Christopher Meloni stars as a man becoming a dad, as his son becomes a man.
Us & Them — Based on a BBC series, this midseason comedy stars Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel as a young couple whose path to happily-ever-after is complicated by the screwed-up circus of people closest to them.
Murder Police — Also set to debut in midseason, this animated comedy follows a dedicated but inept detective and his colleagues in a twisted city precinct, and features the voices of Will Sasso, Chi McBride and Jane Lynch.
Wayward Pines — Premiering in 2014, this event series from M. Night Shyamalan is a thriller starring Matt Dillon as Secret Service agent Ethan Burke. Burke arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, Idaho, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, he only turns up more questions, and he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.
RETURNING FOX SERIES 2013-14
American Dad (Season 9); American Idol (Season 13); Bob’s Burgers (Season 4); Bones (Season 9); Family Guy (Season 11); The Following (Season 2); Glee (Season 5); Hell’s Kitchen (Season 11); Hotel Hell (Season 2); Kitchen Nightmares (Season 6); MasterChef (Season 4); The Mindy Project (Season 2); New Girl (Season 3); Raising Hope (Season 4); The Simpsons (Season 25); So You Think You Can Dance (Season 10); The X Factor (Season 3).
FOX 2013-2014 SCHEDULE
(All Times ET/PT)
8:00-9:00 PM BONES (fall) / ALMOST HUMAN (new; late fall)
9:00-10:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW (new; fall) / THE FOLLOWING (midseason)
8:00-8:30 PM DADS (new)
8:30-9:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (new)
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT
8:00-10:00 PM THE X FACTOR (fall) / AMERICAN IDOL (midseason)
8:00-9:00 PM THE X FACTOR Results (fall) / AMERICAN IDOL Results (midseason)
9:00-10:00 PM GLEE (fall) / RAKE (new; midseason)
8:00-9:00 PM MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (new; fall)
9:00-10:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW encores (fall)
8:00-9:00 PM BONES (late fall)
9:00-9:30 PM RAISING HOPE (late fall)
9:30-10:00 PM ENLISTED (new; late fall)
7:00-10:30 PM FOX SPORTS SATURDAY
11:00 PM-12:30 AM ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF
7:00-7:30 PM NFL Game (fall)
7:30-8:00 PM THE OT (fall)
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD
Scheduling to be announced for the following new series slated for midseason: GANG RELATED (new), SURVIVING JACK (new), US & THEM (new) and MURDER POLICE (new).
Sleepy Hollow: © 2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. Credit: Michael Lavine/FOX
Almost Human: © 2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Liane Hentscher/FOX
Us & Them: © 2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: David Johnson/FOX