2015-16 Fox New Series

Comedies

BORDERTOWN
Animated; ordered during 2014 season
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV
TEAM: Mark Hentemann (w, ep), Seth MacFarlane (ep)
LOGLINE: Revolves around two very different families living in a fictional Southwest desert town on the U.S.-Mexico border. Bud Buckwald is a married father of three and a Border Patrol agent who is just a tad behind the times and feels slightly threatened by the cultural changes transforming his neighborhood. He lives next door to Ernesto Gonzalez, an ambitious immigrant and family man who has been in the country less than 10 years but already is doing better than Bud – which, it turns out, is a bit of an issue for the less-industrious native.
CAST: Hank Azaria, Nicholas Gonzalez, Alex Borstein, Missi Pyle, Judah Friedlander, Efren Ramirez.

GRANDFATHERED
Single camera
STUDIO: ABC Studios/20th Century Fox TV
TEAM: Danny Chun (w, ep), Dan Fogelman (ep), John Stamos (ep)
LOGLINE: A longtime bachelor’s life is upended when he discovers he’s a father – and a grandfather.
CAST: John Stamos, Josh Peck, Paget Brewster, Christina Milian, Kelly Jenrette, Ravi Patel

THE GRINDER
Single camera
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV
TEAM: Andrew Mogul (w, ep), Jarrad Paul (w-ep), Rob Lowe (ep), Nick Stoller (ep), Jake Kasdan (d, ep)
LOGLINE: When TV lawyer Dean Sanderson’s (aka “The Grinder”) long-running hit series comes to an end, he finds himself at a crossroads in life and decides to move back to his small hometown thinking he has the experience to take over his family’s law firm, where he butts heads with his brother.
CAST: Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, William Devane, Hana Hayes

THE GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE
Single camera
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV/Jackal Group
TEAM: Jay Lacopo (w, ep), Gail Berman (ep), Bill Callahan (ep), James Griffiths (ep, d)
LOGLINE: The comedy celebrates the mistakes and misadventures we all make during the years after college, before settling down.
CAST: Jack Cutmore-Scott, Meaghan Rath, James Earl, Charlie Saxton, Justin Bartha, Maureen Sebastian

Dramas

THE FRANKENSTEIN CODE (fka Frankenstein)
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV
TEAM: Rand Ravich (w, ep), Howard Gordon (ep), Michael Cuesta (d)
LOGLINE: Ray Pritchard, a morally corrupt retired cop, is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, Pritchard will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose.
CAST: Rob Kazinski, Tim DeKay, Dilshad Vadsaria, Adhir Kalyan, Philip Baker Hall

LUCIFER
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/DC Comics/Jerry Bruckheimer Television
TEAM: Tom Kapinos (w, ep), Jerry Bruckheimer (ep), Jonathan Littman (ep), Len Wiseman (d, ep), Ildy Modrovich (ep), MoKristieAnne Reed (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals. Based on the characters from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint.
CAST: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Rachael Harris, D.B. Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Nicholas Gonzalez, Scarlett Estevez

MINORITY REPORT
STUDIO: Amblin Television/Paramount Television/20th Century Fox Television
TEAM: Max Borenstein (w, ep), Steven Spielberg (ep), Kevin Falls (ep), Justin Falvey (ep), Darryl Frank (ep), Mark Mylod (d, ep)
LOGLINE: 10 years after the end of Precrime in DC, one of the three Precogs struggles to lead a “normal” human life, but remains haunted by visions the future, when he meets a detective haunted by her past, who just may help him find a purpose to his gift.
CAST: Meagan Good, Stark Sands, Wilmer Valderrama, Daniel London, Laura Regan, Li Jun Li, Zhane Hall

ROSEWOOD
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV/Temple Hill Entertainment
TEAM: Todd Harthan (w, ep), Wyck Godfrey (ep), Marty Bowen (ep), Richard Shepard (d)
LOGLINE: This close-ended, investigative series centers around the brilliant Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr., the top private pathologist in all of Miami. As owner of one of the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art independent labs in the country, he finds the secrets in bodies that others usually miss. Despite being constantly surrounded by death Rosewood is obsessed with life and savors every moment. His eternal optimism will frustrate the cynical female detective he often works with, but she can’t argue with the results that his unique perspective provides.
CAST: Morris Chestnut, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Gabrielle Dennis, Anna Konkle, Maggie Elizabeth Jones

SCREAM QUEENS
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV
TEAM: Ryan Murphy (ep), Brad Falchuk (ep), Ian Brennan (ep), Dante Di Loreto (ep)
LOGLINE: The 15-episode anthology series revolves around a college campus that is rocked by a series of murders.
CAST: Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Oliver Hudson, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Billie Lourd, Lucien Laviscount, Diego Boneta, Glenn Powell, Nasim Pedrad