Wednesday, May 9, 2018

FOX Orders Comedy 'The Cool Kids' and Drama 'Proven Innocent' to Series

FOX has continued with its series pickups this evening - handing out official orders to the multi-camera comedy The Cool Kids and the drama Proven Innocent.

The Cool Kids - Three guy friends in a retirement community are the top dogs until they're blown out of the water by the newest member of the community: a female rebel whose ready to challenge their place. It's high school with 70-somethings.

The comedy stars Vicki Lawrence, David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan and Martin Mull.

Charlie Day and Paul Fruchbom wrote the pilot, which was directed by Don Scardino. Day and Scardino executive produce with Kevin Abbott, Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton and Nick Frenkel. Fruchbom is a co-executive producer. 20th Century Fox Television and FX Productions produce.

Proven Innocent - Led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer with a hunger for justice, the team reopens investigations, putting their own lives in danger to exonerate the innocent that were "proven" guilty. The lead's motivation comes from her infamous past; as a young adult she was found guilty and later exonerated in a high-profile case in which she became a tabloid sensation, household name and national celebrity. While a hero and a victim to some, her bold and bullish tactics garner her some enemies - one of whom will do anything to see her go down for a crime we know she did not commit. The drama will see her defend others as she fights to maintain her own innocence.

The drama stars Rachelle Lefevre, Vincent Kartheiser, Russell Hornsby, Riley Smith, Brian d'Arcy James, Clare O'Connor, Francis Guinan, Persia White, Shanesia Davis, Karin Anglin, Caitlin Mehner, Nikki M. James, Meg Thalken and Grace Fahey.

David Elliot wrote the pilot, which was directed by Patricia Riggen. They executive produce with Danny Strong and Stacy Greenberg. 20th Century Fox Television and Danny Strong Productions produce.