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2019-20 Fox New Series

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Comedy

BLESS THE HARTS (animated)
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV/Lord Miller/Fox Entertainment
TEAM: Emily Spivey (w, ep), Phil Lord (ep), Christopher Miller (ep), Seth Cohen (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows a group of Southerners who are always broke as a joke and struggling for the American dream of status and wealth. What they don’t realize is that they’re already rich — in friends, family and laughter.
VOICE CAST: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell, Ike Barinholtz

DUNCANVILLE (animated)
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/Universal Television/Paper Kite Productions
TEAM: Mike Scully (w, ep), Julie Scully (w, ep), Amy Poehler (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows Duncan, a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy, along with his friends and family. His high-strung mom, Annie, constantly is trying to prevent her son from ruining his life.
VOICE CAST: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Burrell

THE GREAT NORTH (animated)
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television.Fox Entertainment
TEAM: Wendy Molyneux (w, ep), Lizzie Molyneux (w, ep), Minty Lewis (w, ep), Loren Bouchard (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows the Alaskan adventures of the Tobin family as single dad Beef does his best to keep his weird bunch of kids close, especially as the artistic dreams of his only daughter Judy lead her away from the family fishing boat and into the glamorous world of the local mall.
VOICE CAST: Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, Megan Mullally, Paul Rust, Aparna Nancherla, Will Forte, Dulcé Sloan

OUTMATCHED (multi-camera; fka Geniuses)
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/Fox Entertainment
TEAM: Lon Zimmet (w, ep), Jonathan Judge (d)
LOGLINE: A blue-collar couple in South Jersey tries to get by and raise four kids, three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses.
CAST: Jason Biggs, Maggie Lawson, Conor Kalopsis, Ashley Boettcher, Jack Stanton, Oakley Bull, Tisha Campbell-Martin

Drama

DEPUTY
STUDIO: eOne/Fox Entertainment
TEAM: Will Beall (w, ep), David Ayer (d, ep), Chris Long (ep), Cedar Park (p)
LOGLINE: When the Los Angeles County’s Sheriff dies, an arcane rule forged back in the Wild West thrusts the most unlikely man into the job: a fifth-generation lawman, more comfortable taking down bad guys than navigating a sea of politics. He leads a skilled team of ambitious and complicated human beings who won’t rest until justice is served.
CAST: Stephen Dorff, Yara Martinez, Brian Van Holt, Siena Goines, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Shane Paul McGhie, Mark Moses

FILTHY RICH
STUDIO: Imagine Television/20th Century Fox TV/Wyolah Films
TEAM: Tate Taylor (w, d, ep), John Norris (ep), Brian Grazer (ep), Francie Calfo (ep), Kim Cattrall (p)
LOGLINE: Southern gothic dramedy revolves around two strong, sharp women who will go to any lengths to protect their loved ones and get their due. When the wealthy CEO of the world’s largest Christian network dies in a plane crash, his wife and adult children are stunned to discover he has grown, illegitimate kids who also are in his will. When the steel azalea matriarch of the family tries to pay them to go away, these newly legitimized heirs have very different ideas and insist on not only staying in town but becoming part of the family empire. Based on the New Zealand series.
CAST: Kim Cattrall, Gerald McRaney, Aubrey Dollar, Corey Cott, Benjamin Aguilar, Mark L. Young, Melia Kreiling, Steve Harris, David Denman, Paul Luke Thomas, Olivia Macklin

NEXT
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/Zaftig Films/Fox Entertainment
TEAM: Manny Coto (w, ep), John Requa (d, ep), Glenn Ficarra (d, ep), Charlie Gogolak (ep)
LOGLINE: Fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence that combines pulse-pounding action with a layered examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don’t yet understand. A Silicon Valley pioneer discovers that one of his own creations – a powerful A.I. – might spell global catastrophe, and teams up with a cybercrime agent to fight a villain unlike anything we’ve ever seen – one whose greatest weapon against us is ourselves.
CAST: John Slattery, Fernanda Andrade, Michael Mosley, Jason Butler Harner, Eve Harlow, Aaron Moten, Gerardo Celasco, Elizabeth Cappuccino, Evan Whitten

9-1-1: LONE STAR
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV/Ryan Murphy Television/Teley-Vision
TEAM: Ryan Murphy (ep), Brad Falchuk (ep), Tim Minear (ep), Rob Lowe (p)
LOGLINE: Follows a sophisticated New York cop who relocates to Austin along with his son and must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in his own life.
CAST: Rob Lowe

NOT JUST ME (fka Untitled Annie Weisman/Jason Katims Project)
STUDIO: Universal Television/Endemol Shine North America/Fox Entertainment
TEAM: Annie Weisman (w, ep), Jason Katims (ep), Jeni Mulein (ep), Imogen Banks (ep), Sharon Levy (ep), Leslye Headland (d, ep)
LOGLINE: An only child finds her life turned upside down when her father reveals that, over the course of his prize-winning career as a pioneering fertility doctor, he used his own sperm to conceive upwards of a hundred children, including two new sisters. As these three young women slowly embrace their new reality, they will attempt to form an untraditional bond as sisters, even as they must welcome a tidal wave of new siblings into their rapidly expanding family. Based on the Australian series ‘Sisters.’
CAST: Brittany Snow, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Emily Osment, Mustafa Elzein, Mo McRae, Victoria Cartagena, Timothy Hutton

PRODIGAL SON
STUDIO: Warner Bros. Television/Berlanti Productions/Fox Entertainment
TEAM: Chris Fedak (w, ep), Sam Sklaver (w, ep), Lee Toland Krieger (d, ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), Sarah Schechter (ep),
LOGLINE: Malcolm Bright knows how killers think. Why? His father was one of the best, a notorious serial killer called “The Surgeon.” That’s why Bright is the best criminal psychologist around; murder is the family business. He uses his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes, while dealing with a somewhat manipulative mother, an annoyingly normal sister, a homicidal father still looking to bond with his prodigal son and his own constantly evolving neuroses.
CAST: Tom Payne, Michael Sheen, Bellamy Young, Lou Diamond Phillips, Halston Sage, Aurora Perrineau, Frank Harts, Keiko Agena

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