Friday, January 1, 2021

FOX - Upcoming Shows and Pilots


(W: Writer, D: Director, EP: Executive Producer, Co-EP: Co-Executive Producer, P: Producer, SR: Showrunner)

ORDERED TO SERIES

THE BIG LEAP
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A group of diverse, down-on-their-luck characters attempt to change their lives by participating in a potentially life-ruining reality dance show that builds to a live production of Swan Lake. What this group of underdogs lack in dance training, they make up for with their edge, wit and desire to reimagine an iconic story to fit their own mold.
  • Cast: Scott FoleyTeri Polo, Raymond Cham Jr., Ser'Darius Blain, Simone Recasner, Jon Rudnitsky, Piper Perabo, Kevin Daniels, Mallory Jansen
  • Team: W/EP Liz Heldens; EP Sue Naegle; D/EP Jason Winer
  • Studio: Fox Entertainment, 20th Television
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Anthology (Episodic)
  • Logline: The modern semi-anthology series delves into the "what if" questions, both big and small, that keep us awake at night. Each episode will tell emotional, provocative stories about people who walk in with a desire, but end up reborn to themselves through the magical realism of Fantasy Island. Reboot of the ABC drama that aired from 1977-84.
  • Cast: Roselyn SanchezKiara Barnes, John Gabriel Rodriguez, Bellamy Young (guest)
  • Team: W/EP Liz Craft, Sarah Fain
  • Studio: Fox Entertainment, Sony Pictures Television, Gemstone Studios
  • Premieres: August 10, 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: A group of neighborhood pets and stray animals work through their issues inside and outside their therapy group. Honey, a standard poodle, opens her living room for the group to come and support each other through the misery, mayhem and majesty that is being a pet. Honey also struggles with her own problems, such as her arranged (by her human) marriage with Chief, a sloppy St. Bernard who enjoys eating socks and licking himself.
  • Cast: Lisa Kudrow, Nat Faxon, Tony Hale, Will Forte, Jason Mantzoukas, Sam Richardson, Bresha Webb, Greta Lee, Maria Bamford, Sharon Horgan, Clea DuVall
  • Team: W/EP Clea DuVall, Jennifer Crittenden, Gabrielle Allan; EP Sharon Horgan, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Clelia Mountford
  • Studio: Fox Entertainment, Bento Box Entertainment, Kapital Entertainment, Merman
  • Premieres: May 31, 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in the aspirational world of Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard, a historical stronghold where the rich and powerful black elite have come to play for over 50 years. Strong-willed, single mom Angela Vaughn sets out to reclaim her family's name and make an impact with her revolutionary haircare line that highlights the innate, natural beauty of black women. But she soon discovers a dark secret about her mother's past that will turn her world upside-down and shake up this community forever. Inspired by the novel by Lawrence Otis Graham.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Karin Gist; EP Lee Daniels, Marc Velez, Pam Williams, Claire Brown, Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Rodney Ferrell, Montrel McKay
  • Studio: Fox Entertainment, 20th Television, Lee Daniels Entertainment, The Gist of It Productions, Propagate
  • Premieres: 2021

THIS COUNTRY
  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Trailed by a documentary crew, cousins Kelly and Shrub Mallet go to a small town to study young adults and their current concerns in an idiosyncratic surrounding. The pair pursue their dreams, confront challenges and fight each other for frozen pizza. Based on the BBC series of the same name.
  • Cast: Chelsea Holmes, Sam Straley, Seann William Scott, Taylor Ortega, Krystal Smith, Aya Cash, Justin Linville, Desmin Borges (recurring), Jason MacDonald (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Jenny Bicks; EP Daisy May Cooper, Charlie Cooper, Angie Stephenson; Co-EP Dan Magnante; P Cathy Mason, Rachel Mason; D/EP Paul Feig
  • Studio: Fox Entertainment, Lionsgate Television, BBC Studios, Feigco Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Animated)
  • Logline: Set in mythical ancient Greece, a flawed family of humans, gods and monsters tries to run one of the world's first cities without killing each other.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Dan Harmon
  • Studio: Fox Entertainment, Bento Box Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2022

ORDERED TO PILOT

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Genetic genealogy is the best new tool in crime scene forensics, and nobody knows it like Louise Kelly. Too bad she's impossible to deal with. Based on a 2018 Cleveland Scene article by James Renner.
  • Cast: Melissa Leo, Tate Donovan, Tyrone Marshall Brown, Dascha Polanco, Dawnn Lewis (replacing Tracie Thoms), Jude Elizabeth Mayer (replacing Sarah Catherine Hook)
  • Team: W/EP Chris Levinson, James Renner; EP Liza Chasin; D/EP Phillip Noyce
  • Studio: Fox Entertainment, Paramount Television, Anonymous Content
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A whip-smart doctor comes to the United States for a medical treatment to save her ailing son. When the system fails and pushes her into hiding, she refuses to be beaten down and marginalized. Instead, she becomes a cleaning lady for the mob and starts playing the game by her own rules. Based on the Argentinian format La Chica Que Limpia.
  • Cast: √Člodie Yung (replacing Shannyn Sossamon), Ginger Gonzaga, Vincent Piazza 
  • Team: W/EP Miranda Kwok; EP Shay Mitchell, Melissa Carter; D/EP Michael Offer
  • Studio: Fox Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television, Amore & Vita Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set in a small, middle-class town in Long Island, three women deal with the death of their childhood best friend. Faced with the reality that life is short, in desperate attempts to find happiness, they make a series of impulsive, ill-advised and self-indulgent decisions, strengthening their bond proving it's never too late to screw up your life.
  • Cast: Eliza CoupeGinnifer Goodwin, Maggie Q, Tommy Dewey, JT Neal 
  • Team: W/EP Liz Astrof; EP Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor; D/EP Tristram Shapeero
  • Studio: Fox Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television, Kapital Entertainment
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: After failing to make it in New York and carrying a heavy secret with her, Stella Cooper returns to her distressed automotive hometown to substitute teach. She finds inspiration, hope and ultimately salvation when she agrees to help three students who are pursuing their filmmaking dreams by putting on an impossibly ambitious shot-for-shot remake of one of the student's favorite movies - The Goonies. Over the course of the season, their passion will inspire a town in desperate need of hope in this love letter to the power of cinema, storytelling and dreams.
  • Cast: Ramon Rodriguez 
  • Team: W/EP Sarah Watson; EP Gail Berman, Lauren Shuler Donner, Richard Donner, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank; D/EP Greg Mottola
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, SideCar Content Accelerator, Amblin Television
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