After yesterday's brush with mediocrity thanks to NBC's upfronts presentation of its new shows, it's time to bask in the slightly more competent pleasures of Fox's grand designs. Slightly.
Last year, Fox had several undeniable duds including The Mob Doctor and although The Following has been picked up for a second season, it's not exactly the greatest TV show ever made. This year, Fox has more new shows headed our way, a lot of them looking quite poor and/or male-oriented (see if you can spot some women in that picture above, for example), but we do at least have a Gavin & Stacey remake and a JJ Abrams show starring Karl Urban to look forward to. Here's the rundown:
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Screw-up cop comedy that at least has Andre Braugher and Terry Cews in the cast. And Andy Samberg.
- Dads: Seth MacFarlane gives us Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi as – wait for it – a pair of dads.
- Enlisted: Brothers working in the army
- Surviving Jack: Adaptation of I Suck at Girls set in 1990s Southern California, in which the absent father and constant mother swap roles
- Us & Them: Gavin & Stacey move to New York and Pennsylvania
- Almost Human: Future cop show from JJ Abrams, with Karl Urban partnered with an android.
- Sleepy Hollow: Ichabod Crane wakes up in the modern times and solves conspiracy theories with a cop.
- Gang Related: Former gang member becomes a cop
- Rake: Adaptation of the Australian show about a lawyer with a car-crash life. Stars Greg Kinnear.
- Wayward Pines: M Night Shyamalan adaptation of Pines about a weird town. There's a twist, and it's not that Matt Dillon is the star
After the jump, full rundowns and full trailers for each of the shows, except for Wayward Pines. Sorry.