“New Fox” has found its first new shows. Six pilots were ordered to series at Fox for the 2019-20 season Thursday, ahead of the now-independent broadcast network’s upfront presentation to advertisers next week, including four dramas and two comedies.
Among the dramas are David Ayer’s “Deputy,” the John Slattery-led “neXt,” the Greg Berlanti-produced “Prodigal Son,” and an untitled project from Jason Katims and Annie Weisman starring Brittany Snow. Each of those series comes from a different studio — eOne, 20th Century Fox Television (formerly Fox’s sister studio, before it was acquired by Disney), Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, respectively — and is a co-production with Fox Entertainment.
The duo of comedies ordered by Fox include the live-action family sitcom “Outmatched,” starring Jason Biggs and Maggie Lawson, and the animated series “The Great North,” featuring Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate and Megan Mullally. Those are also co-produced between Fox Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television.
These six shows join the animated series “Bless the Harts” and “Duncanville” as the new programs on Fox’s 2019-20 slate, with both of those projects having previously received straight-to-series orders from the network.
See the descriptions for the new Fox series below and check out TheWrap’s list of all the broadcast TV shows that have been renewed, canceled and ordered so far here.
A modern cop drama that blends the spirit of a classic Western with a modern-day attitude and gritty authenticity. When the Los Angeles County’s Sheriff dies, an arcane rule forged back in the Wild West thrusts the most unlikely man into the job: a fifth-generation lawman, more comfortable taking down bad guys than navigating a sea of politics. He leads a skilled team of ambitious and complicated human beings who won’t rest until justice is served.
Cast: Stephen Dorff, Yara Martinez, Brian Van Holt, Siena Goines, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Shane Paul McGhie, Mark Moses
Writer(s): Will Beall
Producer(s): Will Beall, David Ayer, Chris Long, Barry Schindel
Director(s): David Ayer
Production company: Cedar Park
Studio(s): eOne, FOX Entertainment
A propulsive, fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence that combines pulse-pounding action with a layered examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don’t yet understand. A Silicon Valley pioneer discovers that one of his own creations – a powerful A.I. – might spell global catastrophe, and teams up with a cybercrime agent to fight a villain unlike anything we’ve ever seen – one whose greatest weapon against us is ourselves.
Cast: John Slattery, Fernanda Andrade, Michael Mosley, Jason Butler Harner, Eve Harlowe, Aaron Moten, Gerardo Celasco, Elizabeth Cappucino, Evan Whitten
Writer(s): Manny Coto
Producer(s): Manny Coto, Charlie Gogolak, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra
Director(s): John Requa, Glenn Ficarra
Studio(s): 20th Century Fox Television/Zaftig Films, FOX Entertainment
A fresh take on a crime franchise with a provocative and outrageous lead character and a darkly comedic tone. Malcolm Bright knows how killers think. Why? His father was one of the best, a notorious serial killer called “The Surgeon.” That’s why Bright is the best criminal psychologist around; murder is the family business. He uses his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes, while dealing with a somewhat manipulative mother, an annoyingly normal sister, a homicidal father still looking to bond with his prodigal son and his own constantly evolving neuroses.
Cast: Tom Payne, Michael Sheen, Bellamy Young, Lou Diamond Phillips, Halston Sage, Aurora Perrineau, Frank Harts, Keiko Agena
Writer(s): Chris Fedak, Sam Sklaver
Producer(s): Chris Fedak, Sam Sklaver, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Lee Toland Krieger
Director(s): Lee Toland Krieger
Studio(s): Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions, FOX Entertainment
UNTITLED ANNIE WEISMAN AND JASON KATIMS DRAMA
A story of an unusual family formed through extreme odds, exploring such hot-button issues as identity, human connection and what it truly means to be a family. An only child finds her life turned upside down when her father reveals that, over the course of his prize-winning career as a pioneering fertility doctor, he used his own sperm to conceive upwards of a hundred children, including two new sisters. As these three young women slowly embrace their new reality, they will attempt to form an untraditional bond as sisters, even as they must welcome a tidal wave of new siblings into their rapidly expanding family. Based on the original Endemol Shine Australia series, “Sisters,” from Jonathan Gavin and Imogen Banks.
Cast: Brittany Snow, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Emily Osment, Mustafa Elzein, Mo McRae, Victoria Cartagena, Timothy Hutton
Writer(s): Annie Weisman
Producer(s): Annie Weisman, Jason Katims, Jeni Mulein, Imogen Banks, Sharon Levy, Lesyle Headland
Director(s): Leslye Headland (pilot)
Studio(s): Universal Television in association with Endemol Shine North America, FOX Entertainment
BLESS THE HARTS
Follows a group of Southerners who are always broke as a joke, and struggling for the American dream of status and wealth. What they don’t realize is that they’re already rich, in friends, family and laughter. (Animated)
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell, Ike Barinholtz
Writer(s): Emily Spivey
Producer(s): Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Seth Cohen, Kristen Wiig
Studio(s): 20th Century Fox Television
Follows Duncan, a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy, along with his friends and family. His high-strung mom, Annie, constantly is trying to prevent her son from ruining his life. (Animated)
Cast: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Wiz Khalifa
Writer(s): Mike Scully and Julie Scully
Producer(s): Amy Poehler, Dave Becky, Ty Burrell
Studio(s): 20th Century Fox Television/Universal Television
THE GREAT NORTH
Follows the Alaskan adventures of the Tobin family as single dad Beef does his best to keep his weird bunch of kids close, especially as the artistic dreams of his only daughter Judy lead her away from the family fishing boat and into the glamorous world of the local mall. (Animated)
Cast: Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, Megan Mullally, Paul Rust, Aparna Nancherla, Will Forte, Dulcé Sloan
Writer(s): Wendy Molyneux, Lizzie Molyneux, Minty Lewis
Producer(s): Wendy Molyneux, Lizzie Molyneux, Minty Lewis, Loren Bouchard
Studio(s): 20th Century Fox Television, FOX Entertainment
A family comedy about a blue-collar couple in South Jersey trying to get by and raise four kids, three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses. (Multi camera)
Cast: Jason Biggs, Maggie Lawson, Connor Kalopsis, Ashley Boettcher, Jack Stanton, Oakley Bull, Tisha Campbell-Martin
Writer(s): Lon Zimmet
Producer(s): Lon Zimmet
Director(s): Jonathan Judge
Studio(s): 20th Century Fox Television, FOX Entertainment