FOX Adding 5 Comedies & 4 Dramas This Fall

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(CNN) — That’s not spring in the air, but fall series ordering season. Fox has gotten the ball rolling on a new slate of programming, adding five comedy pilots and four dramas. On the comedy side, TV critics have noted how male-dominated the concepts are, especially in light of Fox’s recent female-centric programs like “The Mindy Project,” “New Girl” and the now canceled “Ben and Kate.”

Instead of Mindy Kaling and Zooey Deschanel, eyes will be on Seth MacFarlane and Andy Samberg in the fall.

“SNL” alum Samberg stars in a detective comedy called “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” along with Andre Braugher. Developed by “Parks and Recreation” writer/producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” follows a detective who’s challenged to change his lackadaisical, immature ways when he gets a new tough boss.

MacFarlane, already a Fox staple with animation, is moving on to live-action comedy with “Dads.” The show stars Giovanni Ribisi and Seth Green as a pair of successful 30-something best friends whose lives take a turn when their annoying dads unexpectedly move in. The original order for the MacFarlane project was six episodes, and that’s since been increased to 13.

The other comedies to look for include:

“Enlisted”

Described as an “irreverent and heartfelt” comedy, “Enlisted” stars Geoff Stults and follows three brothers as they get reacquainted on a small Army base in Florida.

“Us and Them”

Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel star in this comedy based on the BBC’s “Gavin & Stacey.” The series follows the two dissimilar lovers as they try to make a long-distance relationship work with the so-called support of friends and family.

“Surviving Jack”

Justin Halpern’s book “I Suck at Girls” is the basis for “Surviving Jack,” a comedy set in 90s-era Southern California and tells the story of “a boy becoming a man.”

On the drama side, Fox has placed some faith in pro J.J. Abrams. The network has ordered “Almost Human,” a police drama set 35 years in the future when officers work with human-like androids as partners.

Fox has also ordered:

“Gang Related”

Ramon Rodriguez (“Daybreak,” “The Wire”) plays a rising star in Los Angeles’ elite Gang Task Force who’s partnered with a more seasoned member to eliminate three of the city’s most notorious gangs, one of which Rodriguez’s character has ties to.

“Rake”

Greg Kinnear is making his broadcast TV debut with this legal drama. He portrays a “brilliant and frustratingly charming criminal defense attorney whose chaotic and self-destructive personal life often gets in the way of his professional one,” and who always takes the cases that seem beyond redemption, not unlike himself.

“Sleepy Hollow”

This action-adventure drama is exactly what it sounds like: a contemporary take on the classic tale. In this version, Ichabod Crane (“One Day’s” Tom Mison) has been resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to discover a world that’s teetering on the brink of destruction, and he’s the guy who has to help save it. Along with a modern-day police officer (Nicole Beharie), Ichabod Crane works to understand a mystery that dates back centuries.

By Breeanna Hare

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