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    FOX 2013-2014 Primetime Schedule

    FOX 2013-2014 SCHEDULE
    (All Times ET/PT)

    MONDAY
    8:00-9:00 PM BONES (fall) / ALMOST HUMAN (new; late fall)
    9:00-10:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW (new; fall) / THE FOLLOWING (midseason)

    TUESDAY
    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

    WEDNESDAY
    8:00-10:00 PM THE X FACTOR (fall) / AMERICAN IDOL (midseason)

    THURSDAY
    8:00-9:00 PM THE X FACTOR Results (fall) / AMERICAN IDOL Results (midseason)
    9:00-10:00 PM GLEE (fall) / RAKE (new; midseason)

    FRIDAY
    8:00-9:00 PM JUNIOR MASTERCHEF (wt) (new; fall)
    9:00-10:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW encores (fall)

    Late 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)

    SATURDAY
    7:00-10:30 PM FOX SPORTS SATURDAY
    11:00 PM-12:30 AM ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF

    SUNDAY
    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).

    Keep up with all the new series on the FOX 2013-2014 primetime schedule by "liking" the series on Facebook and following the series on Twitter:

    ALMOST HUMAN AlmostHumanFOX @AlmostHumanFOX / #almosthuman
    BROOKLYN NINE-NINE BrooklynNineNine @Brooklyn99FOX / #brooklyn99
    DADS DADSonFOX @DADSonFOX / #dads
    ENLISTED ENLISTEDonFOX @ENLISTEDonFOX / #enlisted
    GANG RELATED GangRelated @GangRelatedFOX / #gangrelated
    JUNIOR MASTERCHEF (wt) JuniorMasterchefFOX @JrMasterChefFOX / #juniormasterchef
    MURDER POLICE MurderPolice @MurderPoliceFOX / #murderpolice
    RAKE RAKE @RAKEonFOX / #rake
    SLEEPY HOLLOW SleepyHollowFOX @SleepyHollowFOX / #sleepyhollow
    SURVIVING JACK SurvivingJack @SurvivingJack / #survivingjack
    US & THEM UsAndThemFOX @UsAndThemFOX / #usandthem
    WAYWARD PINES FOXTV @FOXTV / #waywardpines
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    FOX ANNOUNCES NEW PRIMETIME SERIES FOR 2013-2014 SEASON

    FIVE NEW COMEDIES, FOUR NEW DRAMAS, FIRST EVENT SERIES, NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES AND NEW ANIMATED SERIES JOIN SCHEDULE

    SETH MacFARLANE'S FIRST LIVE-ACTION COMEDY "DADS," ARRESTING COMEDY "BROOKLYN NINE-NINE," STARRING ANDY SAMBERG, AND NEW MILITARY-SET ENSEMBLE COMEDY "ENLISTED" TO DEBUT IN FALL

    NEW
    ADVENTURE THRILLER "SLEEPY HOLLOW" AND J.J. ABRAMS' FUTURISTIC ACTION DRAMA "ALMOST HUMAN" LAUNCH THIS FALL

    LEGAL DRAMA "RAKE," STARRING GREG KINNEAR, AND GRITTY FAST-PACED DRAMA "GANG RELATED" SLATED FOR MIDSEASON

    NEW ENSEMBLE COMEDY "US & THEM," COMING-OF-AGE FAMILY COMEDY "SURVIVING JACK" AND ANIMATED COMEDY "MURDER POLICE" TO JOIN SCHEDULE IN MIDSEASON

    M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN'S NEW SPELLBINDING EVENT SERIES "WAYWARD PINES," STARRING ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE MATT DILLON, TO DEBUT IN 2014

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    W KID COMPETITION "JUNIOR MASTERCHEF" STARTS COOKING THIS FALL

    Special Episode of NEW GIRL to Air Following SUPER BOWL XLVIII Sunday, February 2, 2014

    New York (Monday, May 13, 2013) - Kevin Reilly, Chairman, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company,
    today unveiled the FOX primetime slate for the 2013-2014 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre.

    "This season, we will strategically launch five inventive live-action comedies, four distinctive dramas, our first-ever event series, as well as some innovative new digital initiatives, across the week and throughout the year," said Reilly. "We're making the biggest investment in original programming in our history to ensure that FOX continues to engage viewers and move the culture more than any other entertainment brand."

    DADS and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE are the two new comedies joining the Tuesday night comedy block this fall. DADS, the new live-action, multi-camera comedy from Emmy Award winner Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild ("Ted," FAMILY GUY), stars Emmy Award winner Seth Green (FAMILY GUY) and Emmy Award nominee Giovanni Ribisi ("My Name is Earl," "Ted," "Avatar") 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.

    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"), BROOKLYN NINE-NINE is a new single-camera workplace comedy about what happens when a hotshot detective (Samberg) gets a new Captain (Braugher) with a lot to prove.

    New Army-set sibling comedy ENLISTED premieres in the fall. Written and 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"), ENLISTED is 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.

    This fall, two new dramas also join the schedule. From co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (the "Star Trek" and "Transformers" franchises, "Fringe") comes the adventure thriller SLEEPY HOLLOW. In this modern-day retelling of Washington Irving's classic, ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison, "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen") 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, "Shame," "American Violet") to unravel a mystery that dates back to the founding fathers.

    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,"), ALMOST HUMAN is 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 (Urban) is forced to pair with a part-human robot (Ealy) as they fight crime and investigate a deeper cover-up in a futuristic new world.

    The new unscripted series set to debut in the fall is JUNIOR MASTERCHEF (working title). The new culinary competition series for talented kids gives budding cooks between the ages of eight and 13 the opportunity to showcase their talent, culinary smarts and passion for food through a series of delicious challenges and cook-offs. Award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur and winemaker Joe Bastianich (Del Posto, Eataly) and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot, Graham Elliot Bistro) coach and encourage the promising hopefuls to cook like pros and teach them the tricks of the trade along the way.

    New dramas RAKE and GANG RELATED are slated for midseason. Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Greg Kinnear ("Little Miss Sunshine," "The Kennedys") makes his broadcast television series debut in the bold new legal drama RAKE, created by Peter Duncan (ABC1 Australia's "Rake") and executive-produced by Peter Tolan ("Rescue Me," "Analyze This") and Michael Wimer ("2012"). 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.

    Gritty new fast-paced drama GANG RELATED follows RYAN LOPEZ (Ramon Rodriguez, "Battle Los Angeles," "The Wire"), a rising star in Los Angeles' elite Gang Task Force - led by SAM CHAPEL (Emmy Award winner Terry O'Quinn, "Lost") - who teams up with longtime Task Force member CASSIUS GREEN (RZA, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," "Californication") 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").

    Three new comedies - SURVIVING JACK, US & THEM and MURDER POLICE - are set to debut in midseason. 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." 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.

    Based on an award-winning BBC series and starring Emmy Award nominee Jason Ritter ("Parenthood") and Alexis Bledel ("Mad Men," "Gilmore Girls"), US & THEM is a new 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.

    New animated comedy MURDER POLICE 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.

    New event series WAYWARD PINES will premiere in 2014. Based on the best-selling novel, "Pines," by Blake Crouch, and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan ("The Sixth Sense," "Signs,"), WAYWARD PINES is an intense, mind-bending thriller in which nothing is what it seems. Secret Service agent ETHAN BURKE (Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon, "Crash," "City of Ghosts") 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.

    It was also announced that NEW GIRL - the Emmy-nominated Tuesday night comedy starring Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris and Hannah Simone - and one of our new FOX comedies will air following SUPER BOWL XLVIII Sunday, February 2, 2014 on FOX.

    FOX series returning in 2013-2014 include: 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) and THE X FACTOR (Season 3). AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS, NEW YEAR'S EVE LIVE and TEEN CHOICE 2013 will also return to the FOX schedule.
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    FOX 2013-2014 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE

    NEW SERIES SYNOPSES

    The following new comedies will premiere this fall on FOX:

    BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

    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"), BROOKLYN NINE-NINE is a new single-camera ensemble comedy about what happens when a talented, but carefree, detective gets a new captain with a lot to prove. Detective JAKE PERALTA (Samberg) is a good enough cop that he's never had to work that hard or follow the rules too closely. Perhaps because he has the best arrest record among his colleagues, he's been enabled - if not indulged - throughout his entire career. That is, until the precinct gets a new commanding officer, Captain RAY HOLT (Braugher), who reminds this hotshot cop to respect the badge. Jake may have collared more criminals, but Detective AMY SANTIAGO (Melissa Fumero, "One Life to Live," "Gossip Girl") is close behind, and she's keenly aware of how many arrests she needs to close the gap. Amy grew up with seven brothers who were all cops. She's the first girl in the family to put on a police uniform, and suffice it to say: she's extremely competitive... about everything. Also working cases in Brooklyn's 99th precinct is Sergeant TERRY JEFFORDS (Terry Crews, "Bridesmaids," "Everybody Hates Chris"), a linebacker of a man who's lost his nerve, not because he's a wimp, but because a year ago, his wife had twin baby girls - Cagney and Lacey - and he can't imagine not seeing them grow up. Detective CHARLES BOYLE (Joe Lo Truglio, "Wreck-It Ralph," "Superbad"), who idolizes Jake, is the precinct's workhorse; he's not that brilliant, he's not physically gifted, but he tries harder than anyone else. Charles pines for Detective ROSA DIAZ (Stephanie Beatriz, "Modern Family," "The Closer"), with whom he stands no chance at all. Rosa is simultaneously tough, sexy and scary as hell. She's vocally opinionated about everything. Cleaning up everyone's mess is GINA LINETTI (Chelsea Peretti, "Parks and Recreation," "Kroll Show"), the eccentric, civilian office manager who somehow gets involved in everyone's business. Together, these tightly knit - or is it tightly wound? - cops interrogate suspects, arrest perps and solve murders. But, ultimately, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE is a workplace comedy that's not really about the job. It's about the men and women behind the badge - singing karaoke, grabbing a beer and hitting on each other - all while protecting the fine people of Brooklyn. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE is produced by Universal Television. The series is created and written by Dan Goor ("Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Parks and Recreation") and Michael Schur ("The Office," "Parks and Recreation"). The series is executive-produced by Goor, Schur and David Miner ("30 Rock"). The pilot was directed by the team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller ("21 Jump Street," "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs").

    PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Universal Television
    CREATORS/WRITERS: Dan Goor, Michael Schur
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Dan Goor, Michael Schur, David Miner
    DIRECTORS: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
    CAST: Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta, Andre Braugher as Ray Holt, Terry Crews as Terry Jeffords, Melissa Fumero as Amy Santiago, Joe Lo Truglio as Charles Boyle, Stephanie Beatriz as Rosa Diaz, Chelsea Peretti as Gina

    DADS

    Honor thy father. Way easier said than done. Especially when your dad's broke, living in your house and ruining your life. From Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, the creatively outrageous minds behind last year's highest-grossing feature comedy, "Ted," and FOX's hit animated series FAMILY GUY, DADS explores the often treacherous terrain of the father-son landscape. This new multi-camera comedy series follows two successful guys - and childhood best friends - now in their mid-30s whose relatively stable lives get turned upside down when their pain-in-the-neck patriarchs move in. ELI (Emmy Award winner Seth Green, FAMILY GUY, "Robot Chicken") and WARNER (Emmy Award nominee Giovanni Ribisi, "My Name is Earl," "Ted," "Avatar") are the co-founders of a successful video game company. Warner is married with two kids, two dogs and a beautiful home. Despite his success, he's a bundle of nerves, constantly worrying that his next paycheck will be his last. He and Eli came up with the idea for the company while stoned in college, and Eli has remained stoned ever since. In contrast to Warner's picture-perfect life, Eli's is a bit messier, with brief stabs at self-improvement. What he lacks in courage, he also lacks in moral fiber. Although Warner and Eli are at very different places in their lives, they are so close, their friendship is more like a marriage. And that relationship is more complicated now, as their dads invade their lives. Warner's neuroses likely stem from having grown up in a family whose fortunes fluctuated wildly from year to year, due to the failed get-rich-quick schemes of his father, CRAWFORD (Martin Mull, "Two and a Half Men," "'Til Death"). A self-described "businessman" (in wine-stained khakis) and a perpetual optimist, Crawford still firmly believes the next big opportunity is just around the corner. Now living with Warner and Warner's beautiful, hotheaded wife, CAMILA (Vanessa Lachey, "Wipeout," "True Beauty"), Crawford continues to spend beyond his means, making well-intentioned grand gestures that he can't afford and that Warner ends up paying for. Eli's dad, DAVID (Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Peter Riegert, "The Good Wife," "The Sopranos"), is a towering monument to negativity. Equal parts cheap and cranky, David relishes disappointment and has always prepared his son for it, who in turn rebels by spending excessive amounts of money. After hitting hard times, David turns to Eli, who blames his dad for his own shortcomings, including his inability to settle down. In fact, his longest relationship with a woman remains the one with his cleaning lady, EDNA (Tonita Castro, "Go On," "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World"). Trying to help both Warner and Eli through their myriad life challenges is VERONICA (Brenda Song, NEW GIRL, "Scandal"), their witty and surprisingly entitled assistant, who is a force to be reckoned with. The invasion of the DADS will give these friends and business partners their biggest challenge yet. Between dubious schemes, passive-aggressive busy-bodying and light kissing-on-the-lips, will these beleaguered sons be able to hold the line in the face of two massive game-changers? DADS is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Fuzzy Door Productions. The series is created and written by Emmy Award-nominated writer/producers Alec Sulkin ("Ted," FAMILY GUY) and Wellesley Wild ("Ted," FAMILY GUY). Seth MacFarlane ("Ted," FAMILY GUY), Sulkin and Wild are executive producers. Marc Cendrowski ("The Big Bang Theory") directed the pilot.

    PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, Fuzzy Door Productions
    CREATORS/WRITERS: Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild
    DIRECTOR: Mark Cendrowski
    CAST: Seth Green as Eli, Giovanni Ribisi as Warner, Martin Mull as Crawford, Peter Riegert as David, Vanessa Lachey as Camila, Brenda Song as Veronica, Tonita Castro as Edna

    ENLISTED

    Three brothers, one Army, but absolutely no fighting! ENLISTED is an irreverent but heartfelt single-camera comedy about three brothers on a small Florida Army base and the group of misfits who surround them. Charming, funny and a natural-born leader, Sergeant PETE HILL (Geoff Stults, "Ben and Kate," "The Finder") was on a path for a huge military career until one mistake overseas got him booted stateside to Fort McGee, the base in Florida where his two younger brothers are stationed. Now, as head of their platoon, Pete must serve both as big brother and military boss. Corporal DERRICK HILL (Chris Lowell, "Private Practice," "Veronica Mars") is the middle brother - smart and sarcastic, he likes to stir up trouble and doesn't really care about being a soldier. Private RANDY HILL (Parker Young, "Suburgatory"), on the other hand, loves it. He's the hyper-enthusiastic, hyper-goofy - just hyper - youngest brother who wants to be the gung-ho "GI Joe" military ideal. The Hill brothers serve on the Rear Detachment (Rear D) unit, comprised of the soldiers left behind when everyone else is deployed, because they're not quite good enough to be sent overseas, yet not bad enough to be kicked out of the Army. These are the men and women who mow lawns at the base, sort mail, wash tanks, find lost dogs and maybe engage in a war game or two. But the Rear D's main job is taking care of deployed soldiers' families. Whatever they need, the Rear D soldiers do. And, in the event that something happens to a soldier overseas, the Rear D troops break the news to the family and become a supportive shoulder to cry on. It's a job that shifts each moment from the thrilling to the mundane to the emotional and back again. Fort McGee is run by Command Sergeant Major DONALD CODY (Emmy Award winner Keith David, "Cloud Atlas," "The Cape"), a firm but fair man who served with the brothers' late father. Major Cody promised to look out for them, so he brought all the brothers to the base to fulfill that promise. Cody has seen it all and lost a foot to prove it - which no one can forget, probably since he never misses an opportunity to bring it up. Confident, funny, tough and beautiful, Sergeant JILL PEREZ (Angelique Cabral, "Friends with Benefits") is the same rank as Pete and leads the other Rear D platoon on base. A military-set family comedy, ENLISTED centers on three brothers who, when the best of the best are sent overseas, stay behind to try to keep the base in order. Between hijacking tanks, inventing new drinking games and accidentally blowing up a fuel truck, they will inadvertently discover the key to strengthening their long-lost childhood bonds. ENLISTED is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, and written and created by Kevin Biegel ("Cougar Town," "Scrubs," "South Park"). The series is executive-produced by Biegel and Mike Royce ("Men of a Certain Age," "Everybody Loves Raymond"). The pilot was directed by Phil Traill ("Suburgatory," RAISING HOPE).

    PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television
    CREATOR/WRITER: Kevin Biegel
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Kevin Biegel, Mike Royce
    DIRECTOR: Phil Traill
    CAST: Geoff Stults as Pete Hill, Chris Lowell as Derrick Hill, Parker Young as Randy Hill, Keith David as Donald Cody, Angelique Cabral as Jill Perez

    The following new dramas will debut this fall on FOX:

    ALMOST HUMAN

    From Emmy Award-winning executive producer J.J. Abrams ("Fringe," "Lost," the "Star Trek" and "Mission: Impossible" franchises) and creator/executive producer J.H. Wyman ("Fringe," "The Mexican"), comes ALMOST HUMAN. Starring Karl Urban ("Star Trek") and Michael Ealy ("Sleeper Cell," "Common Law"), the new series is an action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. The year is 2048. Meet JOHN KENNEX (Urban), a cop who survived one of the most catastrophic attacks ever made against the police department. After waking up from a 17-month coma, he can't remember much - except that his partner was killed; his girlfriend, ANNA MOORE (guest star Mekia Cox, "Crazy, Stupid, Love.," "Undercovers"), left him after the attack; and he lost one of his legs and is now outfitted with a highly sophisticated synthetic appendage. Suffering from depression, mental atrophy, trauma-onset OCD, PTSD and the "psychological rejection of his synthetic body part," John returns to work at the behest of longtime ally Captain SANDRA MALDONADO (Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor, "Six Feet Under," "Ransom"). By mandate, every cop must partner with a robot. And despite his passionate aversion to androids, John is paired up with a battle-ready MX-43. But he abruptly terminates his partnership after the robot discovers incriminating information about him. So technician RUDY LOM (Mackenzie Crook, "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise) introduces John to DORIAN (Ealy), a discontinued android with unexpected emotional responses.

    Although such responses were deemed flaws, it is in these "flaws" that John relates to Dorian most. After all, John is part-machine now, and Dorian is part-human. John and Dorian's understanding of each other not only complements them, it connects them. As he adjusts to working with his new partner, John also must learn to get along with his new colleagues, including the eager and somewhat starstruck Detective VALERIE STAHL (Minka Kelly, "Friday Night Lights," "(500) Days of Summer") and the distrustful Detective RICHARD PAUL (Michael Irby, "Law Abiding Citizen," "The Unit"), who does not welcome John back with open arms. ALMOST HUMAN will follow the week-to-week missions of John and Dorian, as they fight crime across this futuristic landscape, while the mysteries surrounding his attack and the larger mythology of this new world unfold. ALMOST HUMAN is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series is created by J.H. Wyman, who wrote the pilot. The series is executive-produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and Wyman. Kathy Lingg ("Person of Interest," "Revolution," "Fringe") and Reid Shane ("Fringe") are co-executive producers. Brad Anderson ("Fringe," "The Killing") directed and served as co-executive producer on the pilot.

    PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot Productions, Bonanza Productions Inc.
    CREATOR/WRITER: J.H. Wyman
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, J.H. Wyman
    CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Brad Anderson (pilot), Kathy Lingg, Reid Shane
    DIRECTOR: Brad Anderson
    CAST: Karl Urban as John Kennex, Michael Ealy as Dorian, Minka Kelly as Valerie Stahl, Michael Irby as Richard Paul, Mackenzie Crook as Rudy Lom, Lili Taylor as Maldonado

    SLEEPY HOLLOW

    What if you suddenly woke up from the throes of death 250 years in the future to find the world is on the brink of destruction, caused by unimaginable events, and you are humanity's last hope? Welcome to SLEEPY HOLLOW, the thrilling new mystery-adventure drama from co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci ("Star Trek" and "Transformers" franchises, "Fringe"). In this modern-day retelling of Washington Irving's classic, ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison, "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen") is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. Revived alongside Ichabod is the infamous Headless Horseman who is on a murderous rampage in present-day Sleepy Hollow. Bound to the Headless Horseman by a blood spell cast on the battlefield of the American Revolution, Ichabod quickly realizes that stopping Headless is just the beginning, as the resurrected rider is but the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. As this re-invented Ichabod finds himself in present-day Sleepy Hollow, he discovers a town and a world he no longer recognizes. All that is brutally familiar are Headless and Ichabod's determination to annihilate this immortal being. It's a mission he must complete quickly, as Headless already has viciously slain Sheriff AUGUST CORBIN (guest star Clancy Brown, "Cowboys & Aliens," "Carnivale"). Grey served both as mentor and father figure to Detective ABBIE MILLS (Nicole Beharie, "Shame," "American Violet"), a young cop whose own supernatural experiences help her form an unlikely bond with Ichabod. But Sleepy Hollow's head of police, Captain FRANK IRVING (Orlando Jones, "The Chicago 8," "Drumline"), isn't buying any of this. In fact, the only person who is on Abbie's side is Ichabod. His extensive first-hand knowledge of our secret American history, coupled with her superior profiling and modern threat assessment skills, will make them a formidable duo as they work together to triumph over evil. The complex pasts of Ichabod and Abbie, from Ichabod's inclusion in the powerful and secretive Freemasons Society and the ghostly appearance of his late wife, KATRINA (Katia Winter, "Dexter"), to Abbie's childhood visions, will help them solve the intricate puzzles of Sleepy Hollow in order to protect its future. As history repeats itself, the oddly-linked pair will draw on the real stories and hallowed secrets this nation was founded on in their quest to stop an increasingly vicious cycle of evil. SLEEPY HOLLOW is from K/O Paper Products in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is co-created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman ("Hawaii Five-0," "Underworld" and "Total Recall"). The series is executive-produced by Kurtzman, Orci, Wiseman and Heather Kadin. Iscove serves as supervising producer. Wiseman directed the pilot.

    PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, K/O Paper Products
    CO-CREATORS: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove, Len Wiseman
    WRITERS: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Len Wiseman, Heather Kadin
    SUPERVISING PRODUCER: Phillip Iscove
    DIRECTOR: Len Wiseman
    CAST: Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane, Nicole Beharie as Abbie Mills, Orlando Jones as Frank Irving, Katia Winter as Katrina Crane

    Slated for fall is the following new unscripted series:

    JUNIOR MASTERCHEF (working title)

    Move over grown-ups... the kids are taking over the kitchen! JUNIOR MASTERCHEF (working title) is a new culinary competition series for talented kids between the ages of eight and 13 who love to cook. Based on the hugely successful U.K. and Australian format, the series extends the MASTERCHEF brand in the U.S. to include a younger group of aspiring masterchefs. JUNIOR MASTERCHEF (wt) will give budding cooks the exciting opportunity to showcase their talent, culinary smarts and passion for food through a series of delicious challenges and cook-offs. Similar to MASTERCHEF, Ramsay will be joined by restaurateur and winemaker Joe Bastianich (Del Posto, Eataly) and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot, Graham Elliot Bistro) on the JUNIOR MASTERCHEF (wt) judging panel. Together, the celebrated food experts will coach and encourage the promising hopefuls to cook like a pro and teach them the tricks of the trade along the way. After a nationwide search, 24 of the best junior home cooks in the country will create their best seafood, pasta or dessert dish and present it to the judges in the audition round. Those who impress the judges will continue in the competition, during which they will face exciting challenges - including taking over a celebrated fine dining restaurant - until one talented kid is named America's first-ever JUNIOR MASTERCHEF (wt). JUNIOR MASTERCHEF (wt) is produced by Shine America and One Potato Two Potato, and is based on the format created by Franc Roddam and Shine. Shine International handles distribution for the MASTERCHEF format. Elisabeth Murdoch, Eden Gaha, Paul Franklin, Robin Ashbrook, Gordon Ramsay, Adeline Ramage Rooney, Patricia Llewellyn and Ben Adler serve as executive producers.

    PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Shine America, One Potato Two Potato
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Elisabeth Murdoch, Eden Gaha, Paul Franklin, Robin Ashbrook, Gordon Ramsay, Adeline Ramage Rooney, Patricia Llewellyn, Ben Adler
    JUDGES: Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich, Graham Elliot

    The new dramas slated for midseason are:

    GANG RELATED

    Only people who really know the streets can win the battle on the streets. In the gritty new action-drama GANG RELATED, Detective RYAN LOPEZ (Ramon Rodriguez, "Battle Los Angeles," "The Wire") is a rising star in Los Angeles' elite Gang Task Force. What the world doesn't know is that long before Ryan was a cop, he pledged allegiance to a different band of brothers - a powerful Latino gang called Los Angelicos. When Ryan's best friend and partner is senselessly killed by a notorious gang member, Ryan teams up with longtime Task Force member CASSIUS GREEN (RZA, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," "Californication"), who has been at the forefront of the city's war on organized crime. In this war between law enforcement and gangs, the series explores how every villain has a noble cause, and every hero has a dark side. Despite his profession, Ryan is still beholden to the gang's leader, JAVIER ACOSTA (Cliff Curtis, "Live Free or Die Hard," "Training Day"), the father figure Ryan has tried to make proud his entire life and the man who masterminded his entry into the police force. It's a secret that has been held for a decade by Ryan, Javier and Javier's sons: cold-blooded gang lieutenant CARLOS (guest star Rey Gallegos, "Sons of Anarchy," "24"); and Ryan's childhood best friend, straight-laced investment banker DANIEL (Jay Hernandez, "Last Resort," "Hostel"). But Ryan is even more dedicated to being a cop. He is respected by his team, including TAE KIM (Sung Kang, "Fast Five," "Live Free or Die Hard"), VANESSA "VEE" HAREL (Inbar Lavi, "Underemployed," "Street Kings 2: Motor City") and Task Force leader SAM CHAPEL (Terry O'Quinn, "Lost"), Ryan's other surrogate father figure, whose estranged daughter, JESSICA SHAW (Shantel VanSanten, "One Tree Hill," "The Final Destination"), is the city's Assistant District Attorney. Ryan's education comes from the streets. And that schooling will work to his advantage, as he, Cassius and the rest of the task force take aim at the city's most dangerous gangs, while his increasing sense of loyalty to his task force family helps him determine which side of the law he is really on. GANG RELATED is from Chris Morgan Productions, Skeeter Rosenbaum Productions, Imagine Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created and written by Chris Morgan ("Wanted," "Fast Five"). The series is executive-produced by Morgan, Scott Rosenbaum ("The Shield," "Chuck"), Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer ("24," "A Beautiful Mind") and Francie Calfo ("The Great Escape," "The Playboy Club"). Allen Hughes ("Dead Presidents," "Book of Eli," "Menace II Society") directed and served as an executive producer on the pilot.

    PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Entertainment, Chris Morgan Productions, Skeeter Rosenbaum Productions
    CREATOR/WRITER: Chris Morgan
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Chris Morgan, Scott Rosenbaum, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Allen Hughes (pilot)
    DIRECTOR: Allen Hughes
    CAST: Ramon Rodriguez as Ryan Lopez, RZA as Cassius Green, Sung Kang as Tae Kim, Inbar Lavi as Vee, Terry O'Quinn as Sam Chapel, Shantel VanSanten as Jessica Shawl, Cliff Curtis as Javier Acosta, Jay Hernandez as Daniel Acosta

    RAKE

    RAKE, a character-driven drama based on the Australian nominee for Best Television Drama series of the same name, follows the comedic and chaotic life of criminal defense lawyer KEEGAN DEANE (Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Greg Kinnear, "Little Miss Sunshine," "The Kennedys"). On a single day, Keegan Deane is described as many things. His ex-wife-calls him "unreliable"; his son calls him a "pal"; most judges think he's "an outrage"; the IRS calls him a "defendant"; and to his former dealer, he's simply a "tragic loss." Brilliant, frustratingly charming and with zero filter, Keegan is one of life's great addicts. His staggering lack of discretion and inability to self-censor land him the cases that nobody else will touch, but behind that lies a resolute optimism and belief in justice that fuel his dogged determination to defend those who seem beyond redemption. He always tries to do the right thing, but at the same time struggles to save himself from the many self-destructive elements that plague his own life, such as his overindulgence of various excesses, including women and gambling. Keegan gets a majority of his cases from BEN (John Ortiz, "Silver Linings Playbook," "Luck"), his best friend since law school. Ben is married to SCARLET (Necar Zadegan, "Emily Owens, M.D.," "The Event"), another of Keegan's old friends and, as Assistant District Attorney for the city of Los Angeles, quite often his opponent in court. In addition to Keegan's cases within the justice system, the series follows his personal trials and tribulations, including his mounting debt to his bookie and his overlapping liaisons with various women, including MELISSA "MIKKI" PARTRIDGE (Bojana Novakovic, "Edge of Darkness," "Drag Me To Hell"), Keegan's favorite prostitute and de-facto love interest. Also among his predicaments is his ongoing battle with the IRS. But always there to help Keegan clean up his mess is LEANNE ZANDER (Tara Summers, "Ringer," "Damages"), his extremely put-upon, no-nonsense assistant. Meanwhile, Keegan's ex-wife, MADDY (Miranda Otto, "The Starter Wife," "War of the Worlds"), a psychologist by profession, begrudgingly acts as his therapist. She also is the mother of their hormonal son, FINN (Ian Colletti, "Phoebe In Wonderland"), who displays many of the same proclivities as his father. Each morning, Keegan tends to wake up bruised - physically, emotionally, spiritually. Usually it's a combination of them all. Then it's out into the world - onto the battleground of Keegan's day. RAKE is produced by Fedora Entertainment and Essential Media & Entertainment Pty Ltd., in association with Sony Pictures Television. The series is created and written by Peter Duncan (creator of the original Australian series). The series is executive-produced by Duncan, Peter Tolan ("Rescue Me," "Analyze This"), Michael Wimer ("2012"), Richard Roxburgh ("Rake," "Mission: Impossible II," "Moulin Rouge") and Ian Collie ("Rake"). Kinnear and Leslie Tolan ("Rescue Me," "The Job") are co-executive producers. Sam Raimi ("Oz the Great and Powerful," "Spider-Man" franchise) directed and served as an executive producer on the pilot.

    PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Sony Pictures Television, Fedora Entertainment, Essential Media & Entertainment Pty Ltd.
    CREATOR/WRITER: Peter Duncan
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Peter Duncan, Peter Tolan, Michael Wimer, Richard Roxburgh, Ian Collie, Sam Raimi (pilot)
    CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Greg Kinnear, Leslie Tolan
    DIRECTOR: Sam Raimi
    CAST: Greg Kinnear as Keegan Deane, Miranda Otto as Maddy Deane, John Ortiz as Ben, Necar Zadegan as Scarlet, Bojana Novakovic as Melissa "Mikki" Partridge, Tara Summers as Leanne Zander, Ian Colletti as Finn Deane

    The new comedies set for midseason are:

    MURDER POLICE

    MURDER POLICE is a new animated comedy series that expands the boundaries of the cop show genre as only animation can. From David A. Goodman (FAMILY GUY) and rising writer/animator/performer Jason Ruiz, the series follows a dedicated, but inept detective and his colleagues - some perverted, some corrupt, some just plain lazy - in a twisted city precinct. At the center of this maelstrom is MANUEL SANCHEZ (Ruiz), a neurotic and nerdy cop who aspires to be a good policeman, but his efforts to solve crimes are constantly put in jeopardy by his own clumsiness and the incompetence of his fellow detectives. Making matters worse, his egotistical, bribe-accepting partner, TOMMY MARGARETTI (Will Sasso, "The Three Stooges," "MADtv"), a tough, rule-breaking "bad cop," can't interrogate a suspect without beating him up. The other detectives in the precinct include RANDALL HICKOX (Chi McBride, "Golden Boy"), a cop with little interest in police work. He's lost a lot of partners, hates his job and often hands off his resume to crime scene witnesses. Randall's newest partner, JUSTICE (Jane Lynch, GLEE), is a self-righteous working mother whose child is lodged in a baby bjorn that is permanently secured around her chest. Undercover cop DONEL (Phil LaMarr, FAMILY GUY, "Futurama") is in so deep that he often does things of questionable legality. They all are supervised by the perpetually annoyed Captain JOHN RUSHOUR (Peter Atencio, "Key and Peele"), a brusque, overweight old-school cop who expects failure and can't be bothered to even get out of his Rascal scooter. Manuel's ex-wife, ROSA (Justina Machado, "Private Practice," "Six Feet Under"), is a defense lawyer who remains irritated that Manuel always put his job first. But they remain bonded in the upbringing of their son, MARIO (Ruiz), a troubled teen who is less impressed with his father than he is by the criminals he catches. These cops often find themselves mildly interested in the most recent crime victim, but completely obsessed with who "destroyed" the bathroom. Nevertheless, where there's a mystery, Manuel somehow finds a way to solve it. MURDER POLICE is produced by Bento Box Animation (BOB'S BURGERS) and 20th Century Fox Television. The series is co-created by David A. Goodman (FAMILY GUY) and Jason Ruiz - one of the writers/animators discovered through the Fox Inkubation program. Goodman serves as executive producer and showrunner, and Ruiz is co-executive producer.

    PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, Bento Box Animation
    CO-CREATORS: David A. Goodman, Jason Ruiz
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/SHOWRUNNER: David A. Goodman
    CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Jason Ruiz
    VOICE CAST: Jason Ruiz as Manuel and Mario Sanchez, Will Sasso as Tommy Margaretti, Chi McBride as Randall Hickox, Jane Lynch as Justice, Phil LaMarr as Donel, Peter Atencio as John Rushour, Justina Machado as Rosa Sanchez

    SURVIVING JACK

    Father knows best... well, sort of. SURVIVING JACK is a new single-camera comedy based on best-selling author Justin Halpern's autobiographical book, "I Suck at Girls." Set in 1990s Southern California, the ensemble series is about a man becoming a dad, as his son is becoming a man, in a time before "coming of age" was something you could Google.JACK DUNLEVY (Emmy Award nominee Christopher Meloni, "True Blood," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"), ex-military and an oncologist, is a no-bull kind of guy. He sees little, if any, need to sugar-coat the truth. Up to this point, Jack's been the parent who's left for work early, come home late, eaten the big piece of chicken, yelled at his kids and gone to bed. But after years of deftly raising and running the family, his wife, JOANNE, is going back to law school, leaving Jack as a full-time parent for the very first time. Jack's teenage son, FRANKIE (Connor Buckley, "Deception"), is just starting his freshman year in high school. Lanky, quick-witted, self-deprecating and not entirely sure of himself, all Frankie wants to do is fly under the radar. But over the summer, he grew 10 inches, threw a no-hitter against a rival team and started to attract girls - all of which put him in some awkward situations - especially when the only base he's ever been to is on the field. Fortunately, no matter how embarrassing the situations Frankie gets himself into are, Jack is there to pick up the pieces and lead his son to manhood... with the least gentle hand possible. Although Jack may be unorthodox, unfiltered and sometimes even unkind in his approach, his intentions are always good. For better or for worse, he's Frankie's only resource now. Even more confusing to Jack than Frankie's growing pains are those of his daughter, RACHEL (Claudia Lee, "Hart of Dixie"), a gorgeous and super-smart 17-year-old high school junior. Up until now, Rachel's done everything right. No longer under the watchful eye of her mother, she's now a handful. Jack considers the mind of the teenage girl beyond his (or anyone's) comprehension - a fact which Rachel will take full advantage of. In addition to disciplining his own children, Jack must keep a watchful eye on Frankie's best friends: GEORGE (Kevin Hernandez, "Get the Gringo," "The Sitter"), an overly confident Mexican-American with a big vocabulary; and MIKEY (newcomer Tyler Foden), a tough kid from a broken home. Only time will tell if Jack's blunt and unpredictable parenting style will keep his kids out of trouble, or if Joanne will have to put down the law books and somehow step in to keep the family order. Until then, Jack's the dad the Dunlevy kids always wished they had - most of the time. For someone who is used to taking care of people with cancer, Jack's got this... right? SURVIVING JACK is produced by Doozer in association with Warner Bros. Television. Based on best-selling author Justin Halpern's book, "I Suck at Girls," the series is written by Halpern ("$#*! My Dad Says") and Patrick Schumacker ("$#*! My Dad Says"). The series is executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Bill Lawrence ("Spin City," "Scrubs," "Clone High," "Cougar Town"), Halpern, Schumacker and Jeff Ingold. Victor Nelli ("Scrubs," "The Bernie Mac Show") directed the pilot.

    PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Warner Bros. Television, Doozer
    CREATORS/WRITERS: Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Bill Lawrence, Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Jeff Ingold
    DIRECTOR: Victor Nelli
    CAST: Christopher Meloni as Jack Dunlevy, Connor Buckley as Frankie Dunlevy, Claudia Lee as Rachel Dunlevy, Kevin Hernandez as George, Tyler Foden as Mikey


    US & THEM

    When two people finally come together, they never come together alone. US & THEM is an outrageous but authentic ensemble single-camera comedy about a pair of young lovers, whose path to happily-ever-after is complicated by the screwed-up circus of people closest to them. New York pharmaceutical copywriter GAVIN (Emmy Award nominee Jason Ritter, "Parenthood," "The Event") is a neurotic Woody Allen-ish personality with indie-rock looks, who has never been in love. On the other hand, pretty Pennsylvania-based printing press employee STACEY (Alexis Bledel, "Mad Men," "Gilmore Girls") has a subtle wit and has been engaged before. For the past six months, they have been flirting online and finally agree to meet... with their best friends in tow for double-date safety. Gavin and Stacey's wingmen are, respectively, CHRIS "ARCHIE" ARCHULETTA (Dustin Ybarra, "We Bought a Zoo") and NESSA (Ashlie Atkinson, "Inside Man," "Rescue Me"). Archie is often wrong but never in doubt and the loudest, most outrageous character in any room. Nessa is brutally blunt - actually, just brutal, in general - with a rock-a-billy look, complete with messy tattoos (many of which she doesn't remember getting). Gavin lives in an apartment below his parents, PAM (Emmy Award nominee Jane Kaczmarek, "Whitney," "Raising the Bar," "Malcolm in the Middle") and MICHAEL (Kurt Fuller, "Psych," "Midnight in Paris"). With zero filter and little volume control, Pam is fearful she is aging and that the good times may be behind her. Michael thinks of himself as the family's voice of reason. He is wrong. Dillsburg, PA, is a tiny dot of grit in the green countryside. Stacey lives there with her widowed mom, GWEN (Kerri Kenney, "Reno 911!"). BRIAN (guest star Michael Ian Black, "Ed"), Stacey's uncle, and her late father's brother, has taken on the role of family protector. He is a simple man who is amazed by the little things in life... like white Toblerones. Stacey's long-distance romance unnerves both Gwen and Brian, who fear she might fall in love and move away to the big city. When all of these characters collide to create a salty but sweet romantic comedy, we wonder not if the two leads will get together, but how they ever will stay together. After all, it's complicated enough trying to make a relationship work. But the biggest complications of all are the friends and family who are part of the package deal. US & THEM is produced by Sony Pictures Television and BBC Worldwide Productions. It is based on the hugely popular and multiple-award-winning BBC series "Gavin and Stacey," which was created and written by James Corden and Ruth Jones. US & THEM is adapted and written by David J. Rosen ("I Just Want My Pants Back"), and executive-produced by Rosen, Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner, Corden and Jones. Steve Coogan and Henry Normal serve as executive producers for Baby Cow Productions. Michael Patrick Jann ("Drop Dead Gorgeous") directed the pilot.

    PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Sony Pictures Television, BBC Worldwide Productions
    WRITER: David Rosen
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: David Rosen, Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner, James Corden, Ruth Jones, Steve Coogan, Henry Normal
    DIRECTOR: Michael Patrick Jann
    CAST: Jason Ritter as Gavin, Alexis Bledel as Stacey, Dustin Ybarra as Archie, Ashlie Atkinson as Nessa, Jane Kaczmarek as Pam, Kurt Fuller as Michael, Kerri Kenney as Gwen


    The new event series slated for 2014 is:

    WAYWARD PINES

    Imagine the perfect American town... beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you're going insane. You must be in Wayward Pines. Based on the best-selling novel "Pines" by Blake Crouch and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan ("The Sixth Sense," "Signs"), WAYWARD PINES is the intense new mind-bending event thriller evocative of the classic cult hit "Twin Peaks." Secret Service Agent ETHAN BURKE (Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon, "Crash," "City of Ghosts") drives to the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, to find two missing federal agents. Ethan was the logical choice for the mission. He's one of the best Secret Service agents in the Seattle office. He's also the man who knew missing agent KATE HEWSON better than anyone. They were partners. They were more than that. Their relationship nearly destroyed Ethan's marriage. Kate transferred to Boise and Ethan thought he'd never see her again. Now, Kate and her new Secret Service partner, BILL EVANS, are nowhere to be found. But just as Ethan spots the sign that says "Welcome to Wayward Pines, Where Paradise is Home!," a truck slams into his car. When Ethan wakes up in the Wayward Pines Hospital, he remembers his name, his address in Seattle and the accident on the outskirts of town. He knows he's a Secret Service Agent who came to Wayward Pines to investigate the disappearance of two agents. What he can't figure out is what's wrong with this eerily perfect little town. None of the phones work. He can't get through to his wife back home or his boss at the Secret Service. His wallet, ID, money, phone... everything is gone. And no one will help him. Back home in Seattle, Ethan's wife, THERESA, gets a call from Ethan's boss at the Secret Service, ADAM HASSLER. Ethan is missing. No other information is available until early testing shows that Ethan was never in his car that was recovered on the side of the road outside of Wayward Pines. They're still investigating. This isn't enough for Theresa. Along with their teenage son, BEN, Theresa sets out on her own search for Ethan. The mystery only deepens as Ethan employs his intelligence and tireless determination to solve the mystery of this unsettling town. Challenged at every turn by the town's die-hard residents, Ethan's investigation only turns up more questions, the most important of which is: What's wrong with Wayward Pines? WAYWARD PINES is a production of FX Productions. The series is created and written by Chad Hodge ("The Playboy Club," "Runaway") and executive-produced by Shyamalan, Hodge, Donald De Line ("Green Lantern," "The Italian Job") and Ashwin Rajan ("After Earth").


    PRODUCTION COMPANY: FX Productions
    CREATOR/WRITER/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Chad Hodge
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: M. Night Shyamalan
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Donald DeLine, Ashwin Rajan
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    Additional scheduling details; 24 to return as limited series in May 2014

    Notes from FOX conference call:


    • Goal is year-round programming. Not going to focus on 22-episode seasons. 12-, 15- and 17-episodes seasons for several shows this year (none specifically mentioned) Premieres will be staggered year-round.
    • Bones will move to Fridays in November
    • X Factor Judges will *not* be announced at upfront today
    • Animation Domination HD premieres in July
    • The Following comes back in January
    • Glee gets a full season, but is split between spring and fall. There was a looooooong pause when a question was asked about whether the two-season pickup means the show is "marching towards an end" Take that for what you will.
    • Rake will premiere after NFC championship in January
    • Gang Related premieres in May
    • 24 is officially confirmed for 12 Episodes. Will "probably" premiere in May.


    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/05/13/fox-2013-14-schedule-announced-bones-sleepy-hollow-pair-monday-glee-gets-midseason-break-more/182392/

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    Reilly on "24's" Return, "Glee's" Season Split & More
    By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

    LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- Jack is back.

    Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly announced today that "24" will indeed return as a 12-episode event series in early May run through the summer.

    As for specifics, Reilly says it will still take place over the course of one day, skipping hours as needed. "You may go 7 AM, 8 AM, 10 AM," he explained. "Then 10, 11, 12, 3. It will be dictated by the plot." He would later add, "We're getting just about a who's who of Hollywood coming in the door right now wanting to participate in this."


    As for subsequent seasons, Reilly said "these event series are going to be standalone events. The idea is to give the audience something where they say that is an appointment show and there's going to be a beginning, a middle and an end... but some of these - and this includes '24' - could have franchise ability. There could be sequels. I don't know if they would be yearly but certainly reloading something that comes back 18-24 months later [and] people are even that much more excited to see it."


    Other highlights from Reilly's press call:


    -- "Fall" and "late fall" in its schedule will be split by its ALCS and World Series coverage. In other words, "Almost Human," "Raising Hope" and "Enlisted" will likely premiere in November.


    -- "New Girl" will air in the post-Super Bowl slot alongside one of its five new comedies.


    -- "The Following" once again will air for 15 consecutive weeks at midseason.


    -- "Glee" will split its upcoming season into two blocks. "We're going to come out with a fall season of 'Glee,' put it on hiatus for a little bit, give 'Rake' a tryout. Then 'Glee' will be back in the spring, relaunching with I think a creative twist in terms of where we're going with the creative evolving. And then that will play right into the summer as it's done once before."


    -- "Gang Related" will premiere in early May and also go into the summer where it will be paired with one of its two event series ("24" or "Wayward Pines"). Reilly would later indicate "24" would be the first out of the gate so presumably that's what it will be paired with. "Wayward Pines" then will launch in late summer after "24" completes its run, creating a bridge into the fall season.


    -- Reilly didn't comment on "American Idol" beyond Randy Jackson's recently announced exit and that they'll "likely" be back to three judges next season.


    http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2013/05/13/reilly-on-24s-return-glees-season-split-and-more-171201/10375/
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    NEW ACTION-PACKED EVENT SERIES “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY” TO RESTART ICONIC CLOCK IN SUMMER 2014 ON FOX

    Kiefer Sutherland to Return as JACK BAUER in New Event Series

    Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and Howard Gordon’s Teakwood Lane Productions

    FOX has ordered 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY, a thrilling new tent-pole event series set to restart the clock on the groundbreaking and Emmy Award-winning drama franchise starring Kiefer Sutherland. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and Howard Gordon’s Teakwood Lane Productions, 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY will make its historic debut in the summer of 2014 on FOX.

    The announcement was made this morning by Kevin Reilly, Chairman, Fox Broadcasting Company; Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen, Twentieth Century Fox Television; and Brian Grazer, Chairman, Imagine Entertainment.

    The high-octane saga will reunite showrunner Howard Gordon with 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.

    “It’s great to have Jack back. ‘24’ redefined the drama genre, and as we reimagine the television miniseries, this iconic show will again break new ground for the network,” said Reilly. “The series remains a global sensation, and everyone at FOX is thrilled to be back at work with Kiefer, Howard and the incredibly creative ‘24’ team.”

    “When Howard came to us saying he had an idea for a new chapter of ‘24,’ he quite simply had us at ‘hello,’” remarked 20th Century Fox Television Chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden. “’24’ is a signature series for this studio, beloved by critics and audiences worldwide. Howard’s idea to revive the franchise as an event series couldn’t be timelier, and with the brilliant Kiefer Sutherland on board to reprise his iconic role, we can’t wait to get started.”

    Added Imagine Television Chairman Brian Grazer, “I'm both excited and proud that Howard, Kiefer, and I, along with ours partners at 20th and Fox, have this new opportunity to give ‘24’ fans what they've been asking for – more Jack Bauer. It's been my experience that people love Jack Bauer because he's a guy who cuts through the red tape and gets the hardest things done. I am certain 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY will again have a huge impact on our culture.”

    “The response to ‘24’ is unlike anything I have ever experienced as an actor before,” noted Sutherland. “To have the chance to reunite with the character, Jack Bauer, is like finding a lost friend. The story ideas from Howard Gordon are exciting and fresh, and will not disappoint. Great thanks to 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and the FOX network for this opportunity. Make no mistake, my goal is to knock your socks off. See you soon.”


    “Jack Bauer has always been an exciting, thrilling character, and I confess that I’ve missed him. I think the audience has too,” said executive producer Howard Gordon who served as showrunner for most of the series’ run and won multiple Emmy Awards for his work. “The character has evolved through the years, and this new and exciting event series format is perfect to tell the next chapter of his story and continue to reflect how the world is changing. Fans can rest assured that the Jack they know and love will be back.”

    Originally premiering November 6, 2001, ‘24’ was nominated for a total of 73 Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Drama Series in 2006. Over eight seasons, Kiefer Sutherland garnered seven Emmy Award nominations and one win for Outstanding Lead Actor – Drama Series. While the series gained global recognition, Sutherland’s portrayal of the legendary character penetrated the American psyche like no other dramatic television character to become part of the cultural lexicon.

    24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY is a production of 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television in association with Teakwood Lane Productions. Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer and Kiefer Sutherland will executive produce, along with an additional team to be announced. The original series, which had its last American broadcast on May 24, 2010, was created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran.

    UPDATE: (5/13) FOX has confirmed a 12-episode run. Episodes will "skip" hours based on the plot. Will "probably" premiere in early May.
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    Fox...

    - Friday night death slot never work on Fox, except for well established shows whose ratins will fade away. Moving Bones there in november will probably work, but fridays are getting busy : Grimm on NBC, Shark Tank on ABC, and now Hawaii 5-0 on CBS...
    - Comedies on a friday night 9pm? Why not... Raising Hope will reach 88 episodes (syndication) for its last season.
    - Cleveland Show have new episodes on a shelf, and ain't scheduled for fall, but will probably pop up on sunday 7:30pm starting february once football is over.
    - Glee will take a break in october during baseball, another break during winter, as it was doing already.
    - With "24" and "Gang Related" scheduled for May and Glee expanding to summer, is Fox trying to redefine a TV season ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    Friday night death slot never work on Fox, except for well established shows whose ratins will fade away. Moving Bones there in november will probably work, but fridays are getting busy : Grimm on NBC, Shark Tank on ABC, and now Hawaii 5-0 on CBS...
    With Bones, one of the reasons it's been on the air this long is because it's pretty much had enough of a fanbase that follows the show no matter when it's on during the week. I can't think of any other show on the FOX schedule in recent memory that's had a timeslot on just about every day of the week except Saturday and Sunday. Bones is at 8pm so it will be a good alternative to comedies (Last Man Standing/The Neigbbors) on ABC, Undercover Boss on CBS, and Dateline on NBC.

    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    Comedies on a friday night 9pm? Why not... Raising Hope will reach 88 episodes for its last season.
    Wise counter programming measure by FOX. Leading out of a proven show like Bones, that could help Raising Hope somewhat even though the ratings decline. If newcomer Enlisted can manage to avoid falling further, this block just might work.


    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    Cleveland Show have new episodes on a shelf, and ain't scheduled for fall, but will probably pop up on sunday 7:30pm starting february once football is over.
    FOX has not said anything about the future of The Cleveland Show. Even their press kit materials and section for the 2013-14 season schedule do not contain any references to the show. It is possible that they have no episodes left to order for this season, and even if they planned on ordering another production cycle, they would more likely be on the shelf and are probably not expected to air until sometime during 2014-15; Plus, after football ends, they do have one new animated sitcom on tap: Murder Police. But, look at what happened with Family Guy - it got "cancelled" then uncancelled, so we could see the same thing happen approximately almost a decade later.

    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    Glee will take a break in october during baseball, another break during winter, as it was doing already.
    Glee will probably have an early September start then come back in November through the holidays. Come January, newcomer Rake will take its place. Then sometime in late winter/early spring, it will come back and finish later than usual.

    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    With "24" and "Gang Related" scheduled for May and Glee expanding to summer, is Fox trying to redefine a TV season ?
    From the notes I posted above, it appears 24 and Gang Related will pop up on the schedule sometime once The Following (15 episodes just like this year) and another drama concludes its run.

    This is not the first time that FOX is trying to redefine a TV season. In fact, almost ten years ago, they were one of, if not the first networks that decided to apply year-round programming. They premiered a whole bunch of comedies, dramas and reality shows in the summer of 2004 like it was the fall season, to give them continuous runs before baseball in October.

    The whole limited run concept for new and returning series is a growing trend for the networks in an attempt to be competitive as their cable counterparts. Then again, as intriguing as this may seem, it depends on what it's up against. Sundays which was once dominant by the networks, is now a wide open field with cable networks, and some of their shows peforming even better.

    After all, most new series begin with no more than 13 episodes. If it succeeds early on, they can close out one chapter of a storyline and then open up a new one to go with the back nine upon getting a full season pickup.
    Last edited by lostjon; 05-15-2013 at 12:47 PM.

 

 

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