2018-19 Fox New Series
THE COOL KIDSSTUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV/FX Productions
TEAM: Charlie Day (w, ep), Paul Fruchbom (w, co-ep) Nick Frenkel (ep), Kevin Abbott (ep, sr), Don Scardino (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Three guy friends in a retirement community are the top dogs until they’re blown out of the water by the newest member of the community – a female rebel who’s ready to challenge their place. It’s high school with seventysomethings.
CAST: Vicki Lawrence, Martin Mull, David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV
TEAM: Jack Burditt (w, ep), Kevin Abbott (ep, sr), Matt Berry (ep), Kevin Hench (ep), Ed Yeager (ep), Richard Baker (ep), Rick Messina (ep)
LOGLINE: Mike Baxter is a married father of three girls who tries to maintain his manliness in a world increasingly dominated by women. Revival of 2011-17 ABC series.
CAST: Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Jonathan Adams, Amanda Fuller, Christoph Sanders, Jordan Masterson, Molly McCook, Jet Jurgensmeyer
RELSTUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television
TEAM: Lil Rel Howery (w, ep), Kevin Barnett (w, ep), Josh Rabinowitz (w, ep), Mike Scully (ep, sr), Jerrod Carmichael (ep), Gerry Cohen (d)
LOGLINE: Lil Rel, a prideful, self-made success who lives by the code to “always believe in yourself and great things will come,” finds that attitude put to the test when he learns his wife is having an affair with his own barber. He tries to rebuild his life post-divorce as a long-distance single father on the South Side of Chicago who’s on a quest for love, respect and a new barber. Inspired by Lil Rel’s real life.
CAST: Lil Rel Howery, Sinbad, Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore, Jordan L. Jones
THE PASSAGESTUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/6th & Idaho/Scott Free
TEAM: Elizabeth Heldens (w, ep), Matt Reeves (ep), Ridley Scott (ep), David W. Zucker (ep), Adam Kassan (ep), Jason Ensler (d), Marcus Siega (d), Justin Cronin (co-ep)
LOGLINE: A secret government medical facility is experimenting with a dangerous virus that could either cure all disease or cause the downfall of the human race. The series focuses on 10‐year‐old Amy Bellafonte, who is chosen to be a test subject for this experiment, and Brad Wolgast, the federal agent who becomes her surrogate father as he tries to protect her.
CAST: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza, Brianne Howey, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie, Emmanuelle Chriqui
PROVEN INNOCENTSTUDIO: Danny Strong Productions/20th Century Fox Television
TEAM: David Elliot (w, ep), Danny Strong (ep), Stacy Greenberg (ep), Patricia Riggen (d)
LOGLINE: Focuses on a wrongful conviction firm led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer with a hunger for justice. The team reopens investigations, putting their own lives in danger to exonerate the innocent that were “proven” guilty. The leader’s motivation comes from her infamous past; as a young adult she was found guilty and later exonerated in a high-profile case in which she became a tabloid sensation, household name and national celebrity. While a hero and a victim to some, her bold and bullish tactics garner her some enemies— one of whom will do anything to see her go down for a crime we know she did not commit. She defends others as she fights to maintain her own innocence.
CAST: Rachelle Lefevre, Russell Hornsby, Nikki M. James, Vincent Kartheiser, Riley Smith, Clare O’Connor, Kelsey Grammer, Francis Guinan, Persia White, Shanesia Davis, Karin Anglin, Caitlin Mehner