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Fox announces 2013-14 primetime schedule

Melissa Hayer Published: May 13, 2013
ALMOST HUMAN: Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams and creator J.H. Wyman and starring Karl Urban (C), Michael Ealy (second from R) and Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor (R), 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. ALMOST HUMAN, the high-tech, high-stakes action drama premieres late fall on FOX. Also pictured L-R: Michael Irby, Mackenzie Crook and Minka Kelly. ©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Kharen Hill/FOX
ALMOST HUMAN: Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams and creator J.H. Wyman and starring Karl Urban (C), Michael Ealy (second from R) and Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor (R), 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. ALMOST HUMAN, the high-tech, high-stakes action drama premieres late fall on FOX. Also pictured L-R: Michael Irby, Mackenzie Crook and Minka Kelly. ©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Kharen Hill/FOX
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. ©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX
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. ©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX

Fox revealed its 2013-14 primetime schedule today, and it includes futuristic action drama “Almost Human” from J.J. Abrams, event series “24: Live Another Day” as well as “Wayward Pines” from M. Night Shyamalan, and live-action comedy “Dads” from Seth MacFarlane.

Details on the Fox 2013-14 lineup, provided by the network, are as follows:

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.

Fox has ordered 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY, a 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.

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.

FOX 2013-2014 SCHEDULE (Central Time Zone)

MONDAY
7:00-8:00 PM                         BONES (fall) / ALMOST HUMAN (new; late fall)  
8:00-9:00 PM                         SLEEPY HOLLOW (new; fall) / THE FOLLOWING (midseason)
 
TUESDAY
7:00-7:30 PM                          DADS (new)
7:30-8:00 PM                         BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (new)
8:00-8:30 PM                         NEW GIRL
8:30-9:00 PM                         THE MINDY PROJECT
 
WEDNESDAY
7:00-9:00 PM                          THE X FACTOR (fall) / AMERICAN IDOL (midseason)
 
THURSDAY
7:00-8:00 PM                          THE X FACTOR Results (fall) / AMERICAN IDOL Results (midseason)
8:00-9:00 PM                          GLEE (fall) / RAKE (new; midseason)
 
FRIDAY
7:00-8:00 PM                          JUNIOR MASTERCHEF (wt) (new; fall)
8:00-9:00 PM                          SLEEPY HOLLOW encores (fall)
 
Late Fall:
7:00-8:00 PM                          BONES (late fall)
8:00-8:30 PM                          RAISING HOPE (late fall)
8:30-9:00 PM                          ENLISTED (new; late fall)
 
SATURDAY
6:00-9:30 PM                          FOX SPORTS SATURDAY
10:00 PM-11:30 PM               ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF
 
SUNDAY
6:00-6:30 PM                          NFL Game (fall)
6:30-7:00 PM                          THE OT (fall)
7:00-7:30 PM                           THE SIMPSONS
7:30-8:00 PM                          BOB’S BURGERS
8:00-8:30 PM                          FAMILY GUY
8:30-9:00 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).

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DADS: The new live-action, multi-camera comedy from Emmy Award winner Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, the team behind “Ted” and FAMILY GUY, stars Seth Green (top R) and Emmy Award nominee Giovanni Ribisi (top L) as two successful gaming entrepreneurs – and childhood best friends – whose lives get turned upside down when their pain-in-the-neck patriarchs, Martin Mull (bottom L) and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Peter Riegert (bottom R) move in. The new live-action, multi-camera comedy DADS premieres this fall on FOX. ©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX
DADS: The new live-action, multi-camera comedy from Emmy Award winner Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, the team behind “Ted” and FAMILY GUY, stars Seth Green (top R) and Emmy Award nominee Giovanni Ribisi (top L) as two successful gaming entrepreneurs – and childhood best friends – whose lives get turned upside down when their pain-in-the-neck patriarchs, Martin Mull (bottom L) and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Peter Riegert (bottom R) move in. The new live-action, multi-camera comedy DADS premieres this fall on FOX. ©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX