Fox announced its fall 2014-15 schedule Monday, presenting five new series for the fall and seven that will premiere in 2015.
"Gotham," "Utopia," "Red Band Society" and "Mulaney" will join the schedule in the fall along with the event series "Gracepoint."
"Backstrom," "Bordertown," "Empire," "Hieroglyph," "The Last Man on Earth," "Weird Loners" and the event series "Wayward Pines" premiere in 2015 along with returning series "American Idol XIV," "The Following" and "Glee," among others.
Fox has canceled the following shows from the 2013-14 season: "Almost Human," "Dads," "Enlisted," "The Goodwin Games," "Murder Police," "Raising Hope," "Rake," "Surviving Jack," "Us & Them" and "The X Factor." "American Dad" will move to TBS.
Here's a look at the fall schedule and Fox's comments on each of its new series.
FOX FALL 2014 SCHEDULE
(All new shows in UPPER CASE; all times CT)
7 p.m. "GOTHAM"
8 p.m. "Sleepy Hollow"
7 p.m. "UTOPIA"
8 p.m. "New Girl"
8:30 p.m. "The Mindy Project"
7 p.m. "Hell's Kitchen"
8 p.m. "RED BAND SOCIETY"
7 p.m. "Bones"
8 p.m. "GRACEPOINT"
7 p.m. "Masterchef Junior"
8 p.m. "UTOPIA"
6 p.m. "Fox Sports Saturday;" "Fox College Football"
6 p.m. "NFL on Fox"
6:30 p.m. "The OT" / "Bob's Burgers"
7 p.m. "The Simpsons"
7:30 p.m. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
8 p.m. "Family Guy"
8:30 p.m. "MULANEY"
NEW FALL SHOWS
"Gotham" traces the rise of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller ("The Mentalist," "Rome") and starring Ben McKenzie ("Southland," "The O.C."), Jada Pinkett Smith ("Hawthorne," "Collateral") and Donal Logue ("Vikings," "Sons of Anarchy"), "Gotham" follows one cop, destined for greatness, as he navigates a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.
RED BAND SOCIETY
From Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and starring Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer ("The Help," "Fruitvale Station"), Dave Annable ("Brothers & Sisters," "666 Park Avenue") and a charismatic cast of fresh faces, "Red Band Society" is a provocative, inspiring and, at times, comedic young ensemble drama told through the eyes of a group of teenagers who meet as patients in the pediatric ward of Ocean Park Hospital in Los Angeles.
Ten-episode mystery event series "Gracpoint," starring Welsh BAFTA winner David Tennant ("Doctor Who"), Emmy Award winner Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad"), Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte ("Warrior," "Affliction") and SAG Award winner Michael Peña ("American Hustle"), joins the schedule. The riveting mystery follows the tragic death of a young boy, and the major police investigation and nationwide media frenzy that subsequently overtake a picturesque seaside town, where anyone is a suspect.
"Mulaney" stars Emmy Award-winning writer and comedian John Mulaney ("Saturday Night Live") as a rising stand-up comic trying to take his career to the next level, and the friends and mentors who lift him up, hold him back and push him around. The multi-camera sitcom boasts a cast of comedy all-stars, including Martin Short ("SCTV," "Saturday Night Live"), Academy Award nominee Elliott Gould ("M*A*S*H," the "Ocean's 11" franchise), Nasim Pedrad ("Saturday Night Live"), Seaton Smith ("Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell") and Zack Pearlman ("The Inbetweeners").
From unscripted mastermind John de Mol ("Deal Or No Deal," "Fear Factor," "The Voice," "Big Brother"), and based on the Dutch hit of the same name, "Utopia" is a bold new series that moves 15—for an entire year—and challenges them to create their own civilization. Will it be ultimate happiness or utter chaos?
SHOWS SET FOR 2015
From Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels ("Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Precious") and Emmy Award winner Danny Strong ("Game Change," "Lee Daniels' The Butler") comes "Empire," a sexy and powerful new drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne. Set to an original soundtrack written and produced by hip-hop hitmaker Timbaland, the family drama stars Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard ("Crash," "Hustle & Flow") and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson ("Person of Interest," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button").
The world of ancient Egypt—a time of magic, Pharaohs, gods and thieves—lives again in "Hieroglyph," an adventure series from creator/executive producer Travis Beacham ("Pacific Rim," "Clash of the Titans"). The epic fantasy follows a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharaoh, forcing him to navigate palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and divine sorcerers, as he races to stop the downfall of one of history's greatest civilizations.
Created and executive-produced by Hart Hanson (B"Bones"), offbeat comedic crime procedural "Backstrom" centers on Detective Everett Backstrom (three-time Emmy Award nominee Rainn Wilson, "The Office," "Six Feet Under"), an unhealthy, offensive, irascible—albeit brilliant—detective who is brought back from exile to run the Portland Police Bureau's Special Crimes Unit (S.C.U.).
Based on a best-selling novel and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan ("The Sixth Sense"), "Wayward Pines" is an intense, mind-bending 10-episode thriller starring Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon ("Crash") as a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID. Every step closer to the truth makes him question if he will ever get out of Wayward Pines alive. The all-star cast also includes Academy and Emmy Award winner Melissa Leo ("The Fighter"), Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard ("Crash," "Hustle & Flow"), Carla Gugino ("Entourage"), Shannyn Sossamon ("How to Make It in America"), Toby Jones (the "Harry Potter" franchise) and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Juliette Lewis ("Cape Fear").
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH
Created by and starring Will Forte ("Nebraska," "Saturday Night Live") and directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord ("The Lego Movie," "21 Jump Street"), "The Last Man on Earth" is a new single-camera comedy about the life and adventures of the last man on earth. PHIL MILLER (Forte) was once just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job at the bank—now he's humanity's last hope. Will he ever find another person alive on the planet? Would hoping that she is a female be asking too much?
From writer Michael J. Weithorn ("The King of Queens") and director Jake Kasdan ("New Girl"), "Weird Loners" is a new single-camera comedy about four single 30-something underdogs who are unexpectedly thrust into one another's lives and form an unlikely bond in a Queens, NY, townhouse. The series stars Becki Newton ("Ugly Betty"), Zachary Knighton ("Happy Endings"), Nate Torrence ("Hello Ladies") and newcomer Meera Khumbhani.
A new animated comedy from Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane ("Family Guy"), "Bordertown" is a satirical look at the cultural shifts taking place in America. Exploring family, politics and everything in between with a cross-cultural wink, the series centers on two very different families living in a fictional Southwest desert town on the U.S.-Mexico border.
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