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Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders


2019 Fox Pilots & Series Orders

14 Pilots
10 Series Orders



(Single camera) Follows one couple at three stages of their relationship -- young and passionate, middle-aged with kids and navigating retirement. It's about the big questions: What makes a marriage last? Do people ever really change? And, after 40 years together, why can't we pick a place for dinner without it turning into a whole, you know, "thing?" Based on teh French-Canadian format.

Studio 20th Century Fox Television/Avanti Groupe

Team Jon Beckerman (w, ep), Claude Meunier (ep), Luc Wiseman (ep), Claire Scanlon (d)

Cast Odette Annable, Ryan Hansen, Luca Luhan, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen

BLESS THE HARTS (Ordered straight to series)

(Animated) 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.

Studio 20th Century Fox TV/Lord Miller/Fox Entertainment

Team Emily Spivey (w, ep), Phil Lord (ep), Christopher Miller (ep), Seth Cohen (ep)

Cast Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell, Ike Barinholtz

DUNCANVILLE (Ordered straight to series)

(Animated) 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.

Studio 20th Century Fox Television/Universal Television/Paper Kite Productions

Team Mike Scully (w, ep), Julie Scully (w, ep), Amy Poehler (ep)

Cast Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Burrell, Riki Lindhome


(Single camera) Richard Lovely is the disgruntled author of Mr. Mouse, a best-selling children's book series. He doesn’t hate children -- just everything about them. After a publicity fiasco involving an unexpectedly savvy 9-year-old kid, Mr. Mouse appears in Richard’s real life as he is forced into an unlikely father-son relationship that will change his life forever.

Studio 20th Century Fox Television

Team Billy Finnegan (w, ep), Kat Coiro (ep), Alex Hardcastle (d, ep)

Cast Thomas Lennon, Wendie Malick, Asif Ali, Mason Schneiderman, Nicole Sun, Nicole Richie, Jason Alexander

THE GREAT NORTH (Ordered straight to series)

(Animated) 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.

Studio 20th Century Fox Television.Fox Entertainment

Team Wendy Molyneux (w, ep), Lizzie Molyneux (w, ep), Minty Lewis (w, ep), Loren Bouchard (ep)

Cast Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, Megan Mullally, Paul Rust, Aparna Nancherla, Will Forte, Dulcé Sloan

THE MOODYS (Ordered straight to series)

FKA A Moody Christmas

Revolves around the Moodys, including Sean Sr., his wife, their three grown children and an assorted mix of extended family members who gather for the holidays, with each packing his/her own eccentricities and complications. Based on an Australian series.


Team Bob Fisher (w, ep), Rob Greenberg (w, ep), Tad Quill (w, ep), Eric Tannenbaum (ep), Kim Tannenbaum (ep), Trent O’Donnell (ep), Phil Lloyd (ep), Jason Burrows (ep)

Cast Denis Leary, Elizabeth Perkins, Jay Baruchel, Chelsea Frei, Francois Arnaud, Maria Gabriela de Faria, Josh Segarra (recurring)

OUTMATCHED (Picked up to series)

FKA Geniuses

(Multi-camera) A blue-collar couple in South Jersey tries to get by and raise four kids, three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses.

Studio 20th Century Fox Television/Fox Entertainment

Team Lon Zimmet (w, ep), Jonathan Judge (d)

Cast Jason Biggs, Maggie Lawson, Conor Kalopsis, Ashley Boettcher, Jack Stanton, Oakley Bull, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Finesse Mitchell

HOUSEBROKEN (Ordered straight to series)

FKA Therapy Dog

(Animated) Explores human dysfunction and neurosis through a group of neighborhood animals who live in the suburbs.

Studio Kapital Entertainment/Fox Entertainment

Team Clea DuVall (w, ep), Jennifer Crittenden (w, ep), Gabrielle Allan (w, ep), Sharon Horgan (ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Dana Honor (ep), Clelia Mountford (ep)

Cast Lisa Kudrow, Clea DuVall, Nat Faxon, Sharon Horgan, Will Forte, Tony Hale, Jason Mantzoukas, Sam Richardson, Bresha Webb, Greta Lee


(Multi-camera) Inspired by Patrice Banks’ Girls Auto Clinic, an auto repair shop with all female mechanics, it revolves around on Patty and the eclectic women who work for her.

Studio Warner Bros. Television/Brownstone Productions

Team Darlene Hunt (w, ep), Elizabeth Banks (ep), Max Handelman (ep), Besty Thimas (d, co-ep), Patrice Banks (cp)

Cast Carra Patterson, Joanna P. Adler, Sarah Levy, Paola Lázaro, Kyla Pratt, Jonathan Sadowski


DEPUTY (Picked up to series)

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.

Studio eOne/Fox Entertainment

Team Will Beall (w, ep), David Ayer (d, ep), Chris Long (ep), Kim Harrison (ep, sr), Cedar Park (p)

Cast Stephen Dorff, Yara Martinez, Brian Van Holt, Danielle Moné Truitt, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Shane Paul McGhie, Mark Moses, Natalia Cigliuti (recurring), Karrueche Tran (recurring)

ALMOST FAMILY (Picked up to series)

FKA Not Just Me

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.'

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)

Cast Brittany Snow, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Emily Osment, Mustafa Elzein, Mo McRae, Victoria Cartagena, Timothy Hutton, Michael Stahl-David (recurring)

FILTHY RICH (Picked up to series)

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.

Studio Imagine Television/20th Century Fox TV/Wyolah Films

Team Tate Taylor (w, d, ep), John Norris (ep), Brian Grazer (ep), Francie Calfo (ep)

Cast Kim Cattrall, Gerald McRaney, Aubrey Dollar, Corey Cott, Benjamin Aguilar, Mark L. Young, Steve Harris, Melia Kreiling, Olivia Macklin, David Denman, Aaron Lazar


FKA Untitled Tom Kapinos Drama

(Tentative title) First season takes place over the course of single night at a wedding. As we get to know the wedding party, we’ll learn surprising reveals about their present and past. We’ll see that things aren’t always what they seem and explore the complicated bonds of love, friendship and family at different stages of life. Inspired by the French series Quadras.

Studio 20th Century Fox Television/Endemol Shine North America

Team Tom Kapinos (w, ep), Sanaa Hamri (d, ep), Sharon Levy (ep), Nicolas Coppermann (ep), Francois-Xavier Demaison (ep)

Cast Steve Kazee, Kathleen Turner, Usman Ally, Jacob Ming Trent, Jeffery Self, Catero Colbert, Beth Riesgraf, Rachel Bilson, Richard Roxburgh, Asleigh Brewer, Madeline Wise, Andie MacDowell, Linda Park, Mia Isaac, Casey Simpson

NEXT (Picked up to series)

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.

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)

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 (Ordered straight to series)

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.

Studio 20th Century Fox TV/Ryan Murphy Television/Teley-Vision

Team Ryan Murphy (ep), Brad Falchuk (ep), Tim Minear (ep), Rob Lowe (co-ep)

Cast Rob Lowe, Liv Tyler, Jim Parrack, Sierra McClain, Ronen Rubinstein, Natacha Karam, Brian Michael Smith, Rafael Silva, Julian Works

PRODIGAL SON (Picked up to series)

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.

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),

Cast Tom Payne, Michael Sheen, Bellamy Young, Lou Diamond Phillips, Halston Sage, Aurora Perrineau, Frank Harts, Keiko Agena

SOMETIMES I LIE (Ordered straight to limited series)

Amber Reynolds is in a coma and can’t remember how she got there, but she knows it wasn’t an accident. Terrified and trapped in her own body, she tries to piece together her memories of the last week. With a husband who no longer loves her, a sister hiding a dangerous secret and an ex-boyfriend who can’t let go of her, Amber knows someone is lying – and that her life is still very much in danger. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from 20 years ago, this psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it’s the truth?

Studio A Very Good Production/Warner Bros TV

Team Robin Swicord (w, ep), Ellen DeGeneres (ep), Jeff Kleeman (ep)

Cast Sarah Michelle Gellar



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