Fall Pilots 2012: Fox

A full list of Fox’s Fall 2012 pilots

Here is the full list of the Fox fall pilots for 2012. All new additions/updates are in bold. What looks good? What looks bad? Tell us what you think in the comments below.


THE ASSET (20th Century Fox)

Format: One-hour drama

Producer: Josh Friedman

Writers: Josh Friedman

Director: Neil Burger

Logline: A character-driven drama set in the CIA's New York City station focusing on a female agent with a very specialized and controversial area of expertise.


Ali Larter as “Anna King”
Bradley Whitford as “Leo Maxiell”
Hamish Linklater as "Asher Wallach"
Jamie Chung as "Mary Kent"


Format: One-hour drama (WBTV, Berlanti Productions, Wonderland Sound and Vision, Legal Scribe)

Writer: Marc Guggenheim

Producers: Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, McG, Peter Johnson

Director: McG

Logline: After being falsely convicted of fraud and stripped of his legal license, a brilliant, morally questionable defense attorney uses his unorthodox methods to solve the cases he's been prohibited from handling and to ultimately exact revenge on the man who set him up.

Cuba Gooding Jr. as "William 'Billy' Weston"
Jay Harrington as "Scott Shepherd"
Julian Morris as "Alex Boyd"
Eva Amurri Martino as "Lily Agostini"
Sharon Leal as "Sara Weston"

MASTERMIND (WBTV, Outerbanks Entertainment)

Format: One-hour drama

Writer: Kevin Williamson

Producers: Kevin Williamson, Marcos Siega

Director: Marcos Siega

Logline: A new thriller about an ex-FBI agent who leads the search to catch a diabolical serial killer who has created a cult of serial killers.


James Purefoy as “Joe Carroll”
Kevin Bacon as “Ryan Hardy”
Shawn Ashmore as “Agent Weston”
Jeananne Goossen as "Agent Jennifer Mason"
Natalie Zen as "Claire Matthews"
Valorie Curry as "Denise"
Nico Tortorella as "Will Wilson"
Adam Canto as "Billy Thomas"
Kyle Catless as "Joey Matthews"


Format: One-hour drama

Writers: Josh Berman, Robert Wright

Producers: Josh Berman, Robert Wright, Michael Dinner

Director: Michael Dinner

Logline: A young female thoracic surgeon with Bridgeport roots is split between two worlds as she juggles her career and her lifelong debt to the South Chicago mob.

Jordana Spiro as "Grace Devlin"
William Forsythe as "Costantine Alexander"
Jaime Lee Kirchner as "Dr. Olivia Watson"
Jesse Lee Soffer as "Danny Devlin"
James Carpinello as "Franco"
Floriana Lima as "Roberta 'Ro' Angeli"
Zach Gifford as "Dr. Brett Robinson"
Zelijko Ivanech as "Dr. Stafford White"
Wendy Makkena as "Daniella Devin"

ROGUE (Working title) (20th Century Fox/21 Laps)

Format: One-hour drama

Writer: Karyn Usher

Producers: Karyn Usher, Marty Adelstein, Shawn Levy, Becky Clements

Director: Brett Ratner

Logline: The orphaned 17-year-old daughter of a CIA operative encounters a mysterious rogue agent/assassin who serves as both her surrogate father and professional mentor in the spy world.

Saxon Sharbino as "Jane Forsythe"
Julian McMahon as "Kevin Lear"
Angela Bassett as "Alice Vargas"
Rick Schroder as "Charlie Forsythe"
Louise Lombard as "Wendy Hollingsworth"


BEN FOX IS MY MANNY (20th Century Fox/Chernin)

Format: Single-camera comedy

Producers: Dana Fox, Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope

Writers: Dana Fox

Director: Jake Kasden

Logline: Under the guise of being his niece's nanny, a free spirited young guy moves in with his type A, tightly wound sister and in the process will help her re-enter the world.


Dakota Johnson as "Kate Fox"
Nat Faxon as "Ben Fox"
Lucy Punch as “BJ”
Maggie Elizabeth Jones as “Maddie Fox”
Echo Kellum as “Tommy”
Dakota Johnson as "Kate Fox"

EL JEFE (Sony)

Format: Single-camera comedy

Writers: David Guarascio, Moses Port

Producers: David Guarascio, Moses Port

Director: Michael Patrick Jann

Logline: Tossed out of his Brentwood home, an affable but lost 30-year-old guy moves in with his Latin American longtime nanny, goes head to head with her strong-willed son, and finds himself in a family and worklife very different from the one he grew up in.


Ryan Hansen as “Josh”
Victor Rasuk as "Al"
Mercedes Ruehl as "Delmi"
Ana Nogueira as "Maria"
Jessica Camacho as "Lucia"
Will Greenberg as "Leon/Noel"


Format: Single-camera comedy

Writers: Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, Chris Harris

Producers: Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, Chris Harris

Director: Peyton Reed

Logline: High-concept family comedy about a father who leaves his fortune to his 3 children only if they agree to his terms.


Scott Foley as “Henry Goodwin”
Becki Newton as “Coney Goodwin”
Jake Lacy as "Jimmy Goodwin"
Melissa Tang as "April"
Felisha Terrell as "Lucinda"

LET IT GO (Sony/Fedora)

Format: Single-camera comedy

Writer: DJ Nash

Producers: DJ Nash, Peter Tolan, Michael Wimer

Director: Mark Buckland

Logline: An ensemble comedy told through the perspective of a young father who is strongly committed in his beliefs and will go to any lengths to prove his point to his family and friends.


Zachary Levi as “Ben”
Kat Foster as "Gracie"
Joel David Moore as "Spencer"
Camille Gauty as "Charlie"


Format: Single-camera comedy

Writer: Bill Lawrence

Producers: Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold

Director: Bill Lawrence

Logline: Comedy centering a on father-son relationship, inspired by Lawrence's real-life experiences.


Colin Ferguson as “William ‘Van’ Lyons Sr.”
Kevin Michael Martin as “Rob Ruby”
Annie Q as "Patty"
Erin Daniels as "Ali Miller" Phil Lewis as “Rick Street”
Robbie Arnell as "Wil Lyons Jr."
Phil Lewis as "Rick"

LITTLE BROTHER (20th Century Fox, 21 Laps, Adelstein, Hat Trick)

Format: Single-camera comedy

Network: FOX

Writer: Mike Royce

Producers: Mike Royce, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Shawn Levy, Michael Thom, Fintan Ryan, Jimmy Mulville

Director: Shawn Levy

Logline: A boisterous ex-con moves in with his level-headed brother and his family.


John Stamos as “Nick”
T.J. Miller as “Justin”
Gillian Vigman as “Katie”
Izabela Vidovic as “Sam”
Rosa Salazar as “Odetta”

LIVING LOADED (20th Century Fox, 
3 Arts/FX Productions)

Format: Single-camera comedy

Writers: Rob McElhenney, Rob Rosell, Dan Dunn

Producers: Rob McElhenney, Rob Rosell, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Nicholas Frenkel, Michael Rotenberg, Dan Dunn (SP)

Logline: A hard-partying blogger is forced to reevaluate his laissez-faire career plan when he gets a new job as a host on public radio.


Mike Vogel as "Sam Deegan"

Larry Wilmore as “Leonard Clark"
Donald Sutherland as "Grant Deegan"
Anna Marie Horsford as "Bernie"
Sugar Lyn Beard as "Maureen"
Michael Friedman as "Bobby"
Kaitlyn Black as "Esther"

MUST HIRE (Sony/Fanfare)

Format: Single-camera comedy

Writers: Reed Agnew, Eli Jorne  

Producers: Reed Agnew, Eli Jorne, Jamie Tarses

Logline: A workplace comedy centered on Sean and his father Jerry, who Sean hires in hopes that his dad will be a great asset but in reality is an office clown from a bygone era.

Mike O'Malley as "Tommy Murphy"
Missi Pyle as "Celeste Murphy"
Hayley Holmes as "Jackie Murphy"
Cody Sullivan as "Colby Collins"
Ysa Penarejo as "Heather Kwitkowski-Welch"


Format: Single-camera comedy

Producers: John Wells, Paris Barclay, Andrew Stearn, Mike O’Malley

Writers: Mike O’Malley

Director: Peter Segal

Logline: A rare child prodigy with an attitude shakes up his Hogwarts-like academy, while bringing the rarified world of his school back home to his aggressive working class family in Lowell, MA.


Thomas Vaethroeder as "Audie Murphy"
Mike O’Malley as “Tommy Murphy”
Missi Pyle as "Celeste Murphy"
Hayley Holmes as "Jackie Murphy"
Chloe Noelle Schweitkert as "Molly Murphy"
Cody Sullivan as "Colby Collins"
Ysa Penajero as "Heather Kwitkowski-Welch"

REBOUNDING (20th Century Fox)

Format: Single-camera comedy

Writers: Joe Port, Joe Wiseman

Producers: Steve Levitan, Joe Port, Joe Wiseman

Director: Jason Winer

Logline: An uplifting comedy about a man recovering from the death of his fiancé with the help of the idiots on his pick-up basketball team.


Will Forte as "Danny"
Hayes MacArthur as “Teller”
Malcolm Barrett by “Russell”
Matt L. Jones as "Eli"
Andrea Savage as "Amanda"
Amanda Walsh as "Julia"


Format: Single-camera comedy

Writer: Mindy Kaling

Producers: Mindy Kaling, Howard Klein

Director: Charles McDougal

Logline: Young Bridget-Jones type doctor trying to navigate both her personal and professional lives.


Mindy Kaling as “Dr. Mindy Lahini”
Chris Messina as "Dr. Danny Castellano"
Ed Weeks as "Dr. Jeremy Brooks" 

Anna Camp as "Gwen"
Dana DeLorenzo as "Shauna"
Zoe Jarman as "Betsy"