Fox got the upfront season rolling in a big way Wednesday by announcing the pickup of five new comedies and four new dramas for the 2013-14 season.
On the comedy side, Fox has ordered “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” a single-camera comedy from producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur of “Parks and Recreation," which will star “SNL” alum
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Rounding out the comedy slate is “Surviving Jack,” starring “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit's"
Now for the serious stuff: Fox has ordered “Almost Human,” from prolific producer J.J. Abrams and creator-executive producer J.H. Wyman. Set 25 years in the future at a time when flesh-and-blood cops work alongside androids, it stars Lili Taylor and
"Gang Related" is another law enforcement drama, albeit one a little closer to home: It stars Ramon Rodriguez as a member of L.A.'s anti-gang task force who finds his loyalties divided.
"Rake" features Greg Kinnear (in his broadcast series debut) as a "frustratingly charming criminal defense attorney whose chaotic and self-destructive personal life often gets in the way of his professional one." In other words: "House" with lawyers.
Last but not least is the action-adventure "Sleepy Hollow," which puts a sci-fi spin on the familiar tale. Tom Mison plays the ill-fated Ichabod Crane who, in a twist Washington Irving couldn't possibly have seen coming, is revived from the grave and dragged 250 years into the future to help solve a historical mystery.
Fox will announce its complete fall lineup at its upfront presentation Monday in