Pilot Picks: FOX (2015)

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Comedy

 

DeTour

  • Inspired by the real-life story of Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo, a rock star who made the unexpected choice at the age of 30 to quit his band and go back to college.

Actor: Peter Gallagher

Peter Gallagher

Status: Not going forward


Fantasy Life

  • When a hard-working guy lands his ultimate dream job hosting a fantasy football show, he’s forced to navigate office politics while becoming the star he never thought he could be. Based on Matthew Berry’s book Fantasy Life.

Actor: Kevin Connolly

Kevin Connolly

Status: Not going forward


48 Hours ‘Til Monday

  • A show about one husband’s desperate struggle to not let every weekend go completely to hell.

Actor: Rob Riggle

Rob Riggle

Status: Passed On


The Grinder

  • When TV lawyer Dean Sanderson’s (aka “The Grinder”) long-running hit series comes to an end, he finds himself at a crossroads in life and decides to move back to his small hometown thinking he has the experience to take over his family’s law firm, where he butts heads with his brother.

Actor: Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe

Status: Picked up to series, first episode aired September 29th, 2015


The Guide to Surviving Life

  • After a particularly calamitous experience, 26-year-old Cooper Barrett turns to a camera and, using cautionary tales from his own life, episode by episode, helps the youth of America survive the ridiculous disaster that is life and love in your 20s.

Actor: Jack Cutmore-Scott

Jack Cutmore-Scott

Status: Picked up to series


The Perfect Stanleys

  • A family comedy told from the point-of-view of a working mother who is in constant competition with her perfect, stay at home sister-in-law.

Actor: Jenna Elfman

Jenna Elfman

Status: Not known yet


Grandfathered

  • A longtime bachelor’s life is upended when he discovers he’s a father — and a grandfather.

Actor: John Stamos

John Stamos

Status: Picked up to series, first episode aired September 29th, 2015

 

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Drama

 

Looking Glass

  • Ray Pritchard, a morally corrupt retired cop, is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, Pritchard will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose.

Actor: Robert Kazinsky

Robert Kazinsky

Status: Picked up to series, not known yet when first episode will air


Lucifer

  • Lucifer, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals. Based on the Vertigo comic book.

Actor: Tom Ellis

Tom Ellis

Status: Picked up to series, pilot aired July 1st, 2015, not known when it will start it’s broadcasting schedule


Luther

  • US version of the BBC program, ”Luther”, about an obsessed detective, who returns to active duty after suffering a nervous breakdown while trying to capture a serial killing kidnapper.

Actor: Tom Ellis

Tom Ellis

Status: Cast-contingent Order


Minority Report

  • 10 years after the end of Precrime in DC, one of the three Precogs struggles to lead a “normal” human life, but remains haunted by visions the future, when he meets a detective haunted by her past, who just may help him find a purpose to his gift.

Actor: Meagan Good

Meagan Good

Status: Picked up to series, first episode aired September 21st, 2015


Rosewood

  • This close-ended, investigative series centers around the brilliant Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr., the top private pathologist in all of Miami. As owner of one of the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art independent labs in the country, he finds the secrets in bodies that others usually miss. Despite being constantly surrounded by death Rosewood is obsessed with life and savors every moment. His eternal optimism will frustrate the cynical female detective he often works with, but she can’t argue with the results that his unique perspective provides.

Actor: Morris Chestnut

Morris Chestnut

Status: Picked up to series, first episode aired September 23rd, 2015


Studio City

  • The story of a young singer’s path to stardom, as she comes of age living with her songwriter father — who turns out to be a drug dealer to the stars. Inspired by Krista Vernoff’s real-life experience.

Actor: Heather Graham

Heather Graham

Status: Passed On


Urban Cowboy

  • Music-fueled show follows star-crossed young lovers Kyle and Gaby as they pursue their dreams and passions through the sweat of line dancing in honky tonks, the grime of the oil refineries and the glamour of modern Texas. It’s about family legacies, starting over, finding true love and the American dream..

Actor: Riley Smith

Riley Smith

Status: Not known at the moment

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