FOX 2010 upfronts: complete fall schedule

by Paul William Tenny

FOX logoFOX sent out a bunch of press material in advance of their upfront presentation today, announcing their 2010 fall schedule and the 2011 mid-season lineup. Knowing FOX, they will change their entire 2011 lineup sometime within the next five seconds.

I've got both schedules here and all the info on the new shows from my previous upfront coverage.

FOX 2010 Fall Schedule

  7pm 8pm 8:30pm 9pm 9:30pm
MONDAY   House Lonestar
TUESDAY   Glee Raising Hope Running Wilde
WEDNESDAY   Lie to Me Hell's Kitchen
THURSDAY   Bones Fringe
FRIDAY   Human Target The Good Guys
SATURDAY   Cops Cops America's Most Wanted
SUNDAY The OT The Simpsons The Cleveland Show Family Guy American Dad


FOX 2011 Mid-season Schedule

  7pm 7:30pm 8pm 8:30pm 9pm 9:30pm
MONDAY     House Lonestar/Ride Along
TUESDAY     American Idol Performance Show
Running Wilde/Mixed Signals
WEDNESDAY     Raising Hope
American Idol results show Glee
THURSDAY     Bones Fringe
FRIDAY     Human Target Kitchen Nightmares
SATURDAY     Cops Cops America's Most Wanted
SUNDAY The Simpsons (rerun)
American Dad The Simpsons
Bob's Burgers
Family Guy The Cleveland Show


Here's info from my upfront coverage on the new shows that got picked up:

  • Midland (Now "Lonestar")

    From: Kyle Killen as creator, Amy Lippman, Chris Keyser, Chris Weitz, Kerry Kohansky Roberts, and Paul Weitz producing, with Marc Webb directing. Killen has basically no online trail. Lippman and Keysey wrote and produced together on Part of Five and separately on other shows. Chris and Paul Weitz have written and produced together on a lot of TV and film projects, but nothing stands out. Roberts was a personal assistant for the Weitz brothers on American Pie 2 and has basically only produced on their projects. Webb directed 500 Days of Summer, one episode of The Office, and is possibly attached to the next (rebooted) Spider-Man film.

    Synopsis: A con artist juggling two lives in two Texas cities with two different women.

    Notes: Ordered to pilot. Notable cast member is Jon Voight.

  • Keep Hope Alive (Now "Raising Hope")

    From: Gregory Thomas Garcia as creator, with Michael Fresco directing the pilot. Garcia created My Name is Earl and Yes, Dear and has produced for Family Guy. Fresco has directed for Norther Exposure, Murder One, Providence, and Better Off Ted. Comedy isn't his forte, but he's talented and experienced regardless.

    Synopsis: A 25-year-old who winds up having to raise an infant with the help of his quirky family.

    Notes: Second pilot ordered. That's not good, especially with all the inevitable puns from the series title.

  • Wilde Kingdom (Now "Running Wilde")

    From: Jim Valley, Mitch Hurwitz, and Will Arnett as creators, Eric Tennenbaum, Kim Tennenbaum, Paul Young, and Peter Principato producing, with Hurwitz directing the pilot. Valley wrote and produced for The Golden Girls, Ladies Man, The Geena Davis Show, Shit Down Shut Up, Brothers, and Arrested Development. Hurwitz produced and wrote for Golden Girls, The John Larroquette Show, The Ellen Show, Sit Down Shut Up, and co-created Arrested Development. Arnett is an actor from many shows, including Arrested Development. The two Tennebaums have their history in the show above. Principato has produced for Reno 911! and other shows.

    Synopsis: A rich Beverly Hills jackass who falls in love with a charitable tree-hugging woman who can't stand his lifestyle or values.

    Notes: Ordered to pilot, part of Arnett's overall deal with the network. If FOX doesn't pick it up, he can take it anywhere else.

  • Ride-Along

    From: Shawn Ryan as creator, Marney Hochman producing, with Charles McDougall directing the pilot. Ryan created The Shield for FOX and The Unit for CBS, has produced for Lie to Me, and written/produced for Angel. McDougall has directed episodes of The Office, Parks and Recreation, Sex and City, and many other shows. I have no earthly idea who Marney Hochman is.

    Synopsis: Detective Jarek Wysocki, one of Chicago's toughest cops, struggles to clean up the town's violence and corruption.

    Notes: Ordered to pilot.

  • Traffic Light

    From: Bob Fisher and Adir Miller as creators, Avi Nir, Elad Kuperman, and Ran Telem producing, with Chris Koch directing the pilot. Fisher wrote for Married with Children and a few other no-name series but did well writing The Wedding Crashers. Miller has credits but they look foreign, Israeli I guess. That pretty much goes for the whole crew other than Fisher and Chris Koch. If I have the right Koch, he has directed for My Name is Earl, Better Off Ted, Scrubs, and Cougar Town.

    Synopsis: This series tells the story of three childhood friends, now in their early thirties, each in a different stage in his life, like a traffic light:[..]

    Notes: Ordered to pilot, based on an Israeli series probably with many of the original producers. I think this is actually set (but not shot) in Israeli, which has raised some eyebrows and questions about whether or not an American audience will connect with foreign characters in a foreign country.

  • Bob's Burgers

    From: Jim Dauterive and Loren Bouchard as creators. Bouchard wrote and produced for The Ricky Gervais Show and a few others. Dauterive has written and produced for King of the Hill.

    Synopsis: Animated comedy centering on a man who runs a struggling restaurant along with his tightly-wound wife and three underachieving kids.

    Notes: 13 episodes ordered.

Steven Speilberg's new seris Terra Nova isn't on the schedule, so I didn't leave it out by accident. This is the only information I have on the show:

TERRA NOVA, an epic family adventure 85 million years in the making, is the new event drama slated for midseason from executive producers Steven Spielberg ("Jurassic Park," "The Pacific"), Peter Chernin, Brannon Braga (24, "Star Trek: Enterprise") and David Fury (24, "Lost"). The action-adventure series follows an ordinary family on an extraordinary journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a part of a massive expedition to save the human race.

Finally, FOX announced the following shows were renewed: American Dad, American Idol, America's Most Wanted, Bones, The Cleveland Show, Cops, Family Guy, Fringe, The Good Guys, Hell's Kitchen, House, Human Target, Kitchen Nightmares, Lie to Me, The Simpsons, and So You Think You Can Dance.

There's no information on the actual premier dates for any of the new series.

FOX 2010 fall lineup press photos

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