Pilot Watch: Fox Picks Up Six New Series


Fox picked up six new series as the network embarks on its first television season without its studio. “New Fox” President Charlie Collier announced the pickup of four new drama series, one animated comedy, and one multi-camera sitcom.

Deputy has been one of the favorites at the new independent network during pilot season, being described as a modern cop drama with classic western twist. Prodigal Son stars Michael Sheen and Tom Payne (The Walking Dead), and Bellamy Young (Scandal) about a serial killer and his criminal psychologist son. neXT is an artificial-intelligence drama that combines action with the exploration of new technology and the way both sometime transforms our culture without explanation. Mad Men star John Slattery

The untitled Jason Katims produced drama is about a child who finds out her famous father is a sperm donor and helped conceive upwards to a hundred children. Brittany Snow, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Emily Osment and Timothy Hutton star in the series.

Animated comedy The Great North hails from Bob’s Burger team Loren Bouchard, Wendy Molyneux, Lizzie Molyneux and Minty Lewis. Starring an all-star voice cast led by Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, Megan Mullally, Paul Rust, Aparna Nancherla, Will Forte and Dulce Sloan follows an Alaskan father (Offerman) raising his somewhat weird children close to each other as his only daughter branches out to forge her own life away from the family’s fishing boat – at the local mall.

Outmatched joins multi-camera sitcoms Last Man Standing and The Cool Kids, centering on a South Jersey couple raising their four children, three of which are geniuses.

Here is a list of renewals and cancellations from Fox.

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