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2021-22 Fox New Series

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Drama

THE BIG LEAP
STUDIOS: 20th Century Fox Television/Fox Entertainment
TEAM: Liz Heldens (w, ep), Sue Naegle (ep), Peter Dale (ep), Jason Winer (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Contemporary tale about second chances, chasing your dreams and taking back what’s yours. The show revolves around a group of diverse underdogs from all different walks of life who compete to be part of a competition reality series that is putting on a modern, hip remake of Swan Lake. What they lack in the traditional dancer body type, they make up for with their edge, wit and desire to reimagine an iconic story to fit their own mold. Inspired by the UK series Big Ballet.
CAST: Scott Foley, Teri Polo, Piper Perabo, Ser’Darius Blain, Jon Rudnitsky, Simone Rescasner, Raymond Cham Jr., Kevin Daniels, Mallory Jansen

THE CLEANING LADY (Midseason)
STUDIOS: Warner Bros Television/Fox Entertainment
TEAM: Miranda Kwok (w, ep), Melissa Carter (ep, sr), Michael Offer (d, ep), Shay Mitchell (ep), Rose Marie Vega (ep), Paola Suarez (ep)
LOGLINE: A whip-smart doctor comes to the U.S. for a medical treatment to save her ailing son. But when the system fails and pushes her into hiding, she refuses to be beaten down and marginalized. Instead, she becomes a cleaning lady for the mob and starts playing the game by her own rules. Based on the Argentine series La Chica que Limpia.
CAST: Élodie Yung, Oliver Hudson, Martha Millan, Adan Canto, Erik Valdez

MONARCH (Midseason)
STUDIOS: Fox Entertainment
TEAM: Melissa London Hilfers (w, ep), Jon Harmon Feldman (ep, sr), Gail Berman (ep), Hend Baghdady (ep), Jason Owen (ep)
LOGLINE: Multigenerational musical drama about America’s first family of country music. The Romans are fiercely talented, but while their name is synonymous with honesty, the very foundation of their success is a lie. When their reign as country royalty is put in jeopardy, Nicky Roman, the heir to the crown — already battling an industry stacked against her — will stop at nothing to protect her family’s legacy.
CAST: Susan Sarandon, Albie Roman, Anna Friel, Trace Adkins, Beth Ditto, Josh Sasse, Meagan Holder, Martha Higareda, Emma Milani, Adam Croasdell (recurring), Callum Kerr (recurring), Kevin Cahoom (recurring)

OUR KIND OF PEOPLE
STUDIOS: 20th Century TV/Fox Entertainment
TEAM: Karin Gist (W, ep), Lee Daniels (ep), Marc Velez (ep), Clarie Brown (ep), Pam Williams (ep), Ben Silverman (ep), Howard T. Owens (ep), Rodney Ferrell (ep), Montrel McKay (ep)
LOGLINE: Single mom Angela Vaughn risks it all and moves her family to Martha’s Vineyard with hopes of taking her natural hair care line to the next level by infiltrating the African-American elite in Oak Bluffs. But she soon discovers a secret about her past that just might change her position and shake up her life and this influential community forever. Inspired by Lawrence Otis Graham’s book Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class.
CAST: Yaya DeCosta, Morris Chestnut, Alana Bright, Nadine Ellis

ACCUSED (For 2022-23 season)
STUDIOS: Sony Pictures Television/Fox Entertainment
TEAM: Howard Gordon (w, ep), Alex Gansa (w, ep), David Shore (w, ep), Glenn Geller (ep), Erin Gunn (ep), Jacob Cohen-Holmes (ep), Jimmy McGovern (ep), Sita Williams (ep), Roxy Spencer (ep)
LOGLINE: Each episode opens in a courtroom with the accused without knowing their crime or how they ended up on trial. It follows how an ordinary person got caught up in an extraordinary situation, ultimately revealing how one wrong turn leads to another, until it’s too late to turn back. Based on the BBC series.
CAST: TBA

Comedy

PIVOTING (Midseason; single camera)
STUDIOS: Warner Bros. Television/Fox Entertainment/Kapital Entertainment
TEAM: Liz Astrof (w, ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Dana Honor (ep), Tristram Shapeero (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Follows three women after the death of their childhood best friend. Faced with the reality that life is short, in desperate attempts to find happiness, they make a series of impulsive, ill-advised and self-indulgent decisions, strengthening their bond proving it’s never too late to screw up your life.
CAST: Eliza Coupe, Ginnifer Goodwin, Maggie Q, Tommy Dewey, JT Neal, Julian Reyes

WELCOME TO FLATCH (Midseason; single camera; fka This Country)
STUDIOS: Lionsgate/BBC Studios/Fox Entertainment/Feigco Entertainment
TEAM: Jenny Bicks (w, ep), Paul Feig (w, ep), Daisy May Cooper (ep), Charlie Cooper (ep), Angie Stephenson (ep), Dan Magnante (co-ep), Cathy Mason (p), Rachel Mason (p)
LOGLINE: A documentary crew follows cousins Kelly and Shrub Mallet as they go about their daily lives in idiosyncratic surroundings.
CAST: Chelsea Holmes, Sam Straley, Seann William Scott, Aya Cash, Taylor Ortega, Justin Linville, Krystal Smith

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