FOX has announced four new dramas and five new comedies as part of their 2013/2014 Prime time Schedule announcements.
Details follow below.
Rake is described by FOX as a character-driven comedic drama centering on Keegan Joye, a brilliant, but self-destructive criminal defense lawyer. 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 wants, but behind that lies a resolute optimism and belief in justice that fuel his dogged determination to defend those who seem beyond redemption. In addition to Keegan’s cases within the justice system, the show follows his personal trials and tribulations, including his ongoing battle against the IRS, his mounting debt to his bookie, overlapping affairs and liaisons with women, a hormonal son, an exhausted ex-wife and the evolving relationship between his two married best friends, Ben and Scarlett.
Gang Related, written by Chris Morgan and directed by Allen Hughes, centers on Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez), a gang member who is sent in to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department. Recent casting additions include Terry O’Quinn, Tom Berenger, Cliff Curtis and Shantel VanSanten.
Sleepy Hollow a modern-day supernatural thriller is from creators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Fringe, Star Trek). Len Wiseman (Total Recall, Underworld: Awakening) has signed on to direct the project which comes from 20th Century Fox TV and Kurtzman and Orci’s K/O Paper Products. The story follows Ichabod Crane as he partners with Sleepy Hollow’s local female sheriff to solve the mysteries of a town ravaged by the battle between good and evil.
The previously titled “Human” is executive produced by Fringe show-runner J.H. Wyman and JJ Abrams. The show, set in the near future, features human cops partnered with human-like androids. Karl Urban (Star Trek, Dredd) plays John Kennex, a cop who was critically injured during a mission and has been left emotionally wounded by the experience. It was recently announced that Michael Ealy will play Dorian, Kennex’s robot partner. Other recent casting additions include Minka Kelly, Michael Irby, Mackenzie Crook and Lili Taylor.
Also receiving a thirteen episode order each are five new comedies Dads, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Surviving Jack, Enlisted and Us and Them.