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2020-21 Fox New Series

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Comedy

CALL ME CAT (multi-camera; fka Carla)
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/That’s Wonderful Productions/Sad Clown Productions/BBC Studios
TEAM: Darlene Hunt (w, ep), Mayim Bailik (ep), Jim Parsons (ep), Todd Spiewak (ep), Angie Stephenson (ep), Miranda Hart (ep), Eric Norsoph (p), Mackenzie Gabriel-Vaught (p)
LOGLINE: Carla is a 39-year-old woman who struggles every day against society and her mother to prove that you cannot have everything you want — and still be happy. Which is why she spent the money her parents set aside for her wedding to open a Cat Café in Louisville, KY. Based on the BBC series Miranda.
CAST: Mayim Bailik, Cheyenne Jackson, Leslie Jordan

THE GREAT NORTH (animated; straight-to-series order)
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/Fox Entertainment
TEAM: Wendy Molyneux (w, ep), Lizzie Molyneux (w, ep), Minty Lewis (w, ep), Loren Bouchard (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows the Alaskan adventures of the Tobin family as single dad Beef does his best to keep his weird bunch of kids close, especially as the artistic dreams of his only daughter Judy lead her away from the family fishing boat and into the glamorous world of the local mall.
CAST: Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, Megan Mullally, Paul Rust, Aparna Nancherla, Will Forte, Dulcé Sloan

HOUSEBROKEN (animated; straight-to-series order)
STUDIO: Kapital Entertainment/Fox Entertainment
TEAM: Clea DuVall (w, ep), Jennifer Crittenden (w, ep), Gabrielle Allan (w, ep), Sharon Horgan (ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Dana Honor (ep), Clelia Mountford (ep)
LOGLINE: Explores human dysfunction and neurosis through a group of neighborhood animals who live in the suburbs..
CAST: Lisa Kudrow, Clea DuVall, Nat Faxon, Sharon Horgan, Will Forte, Tony Hale, Jason Mantzoukas, Sam Richardson, Bresha Webb, Greta Lee

Drama

FILTHY RICH
STUDIO: Imagine Television/20th Century Fox TV/Wyolah Films
TEAM: Tate Taylor (w, d, ep), John Norris (ep), Brian Grazer (ep), Francie Calfo (ep)
LOGLINE: Southern gothic dramedy revolves around two strong, sharp women who will go to any lengths to protect their loved ones and get their due. When the wealthy CEO of the world’s largest Christian network dies in a plane crash, his wife and adult children are stunned to discover he has grown, illegitimate kids who also are in his will. When the steel azalea matriarch of the family tries to pay them to go away, these newly legitimized heirs have very different ideas and insist on not only staying in town but becoming part of the family empire. Based on the New Zealand series.
CAST: Kim Cattrall, Gerald McRaney, Aubrey Dollar, Corey Cott, Benjamin Aguilar, Mark L. Young, Steve Harris, Melia Kreiling, Olivia Macklin, David Denman, Aaron Lazar

L.A.’S FINEST (acquisition)
STUDIO: Sony Pictures TV/Jerry Bruckheimer Television/2.0 Entertainment
TEAM: Pam Veasey (ep/co-sr), Brandon Margolis (w, ep, co-sr), Brandon Sonnier (w, ep, co-sr), Gabrielle Union (ep), Jessica Alba (ep), Anton Cropper (d, ep), Doug Belgrad (ep), Jerry Bruckheimer (ep), Jonathan Littman (ep), KristieAnne Reed (ep), Jeff Gaspin (ep), Jeff Morrone (ep)
LOGLINE: Based on Syd Burnett, a character played by Union in Bad Boys II, the TV series follows Burnett, who has left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective. Paired with a new partner Nancy McKenna (Alba), a working mom with an equally complex past, Burnett is pushed to examine whether her unapologetic lifestyle might be masking a greater personal secret. These two women don’t agree on much, but they find common ground when it comes to taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles.
CAST: Gabrielle Union, Jessica Alba, Ernie Hudson, Sophie Reynolds, Zack Gilford, Duane Martin, Ryan McPartlin

NEXT
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/Zaftig Films/Fox Entertainment
TEAM: Manny Coto (w, ep), John Requa (d, ep), Glenn Ficarra (d, ep), Charlie Gogolak (ep)
LOGLINE: Fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence that combines pulse-pounding action with a layered examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don’t yet understand. A Silicon Valley pioneer discovers that one of his own creations – a powerful A.I. – might spell global catastrophe, and teams up with a cybercrime agent to fight a villain unlike anything we’ve ever seen – one whose greatest weapon against us is ourselves.
CAST: John Slattery, Fernanda Andrade, Michael Mosley, Jason Butler Harner, Eve Harlow, Aaron Moten, Gerardo Celasco, Elizabeth Cappuccino, Evan Whitten

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