(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by Fox Broadcasting Company and received via electronic
mail. The release was confirmed by the sender.) 
May 12, 2014 
Live Specials JUMP OF THE CENTURY (working title) to Make Grand
Leap in Fall; PITBULL’S NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION (working title) to
Explode into the New Year; and GREASE LIVE (working title) to
Electrify in 2015 
New York - Kevin Reilly, Chairman, Entertainment, Fox
Broadcasting Company (FOX), today unveiled the FOX portfolio of
content for the 2014-2015 television season to the national
advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation
at the Beacon Theatre. 
“Our portfolio of content this year reflects the biggest
investment in programming we’ve ever made,” said Reilly. “FOX is
redefining the network experience on our air and as a 24/7/365
platform, with distinctive series, addictive event dramas and
can’t-miss live specials that will deliver broadcast’s most
youthful audience at scale.” 
Joe Earley, Chief Operating Officer, FOX, added, “The new series
and specials we’re presenting today feature buzzworthy worlds
and characters that we think will be the most talked about,
liked, tweeted and shared of the season.” 
Origin story GOTHAM and touching, coming-of-age series RED BAND
SOCIETY are the two new dramas set to debut this fall. 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. 
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. 
Also this fall, 10-episode mystery event series GRACEPOINT,
starring Welsh BAFTA winner David Tennant (“Dr. 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. 
The new comedy premiering this fall is MULANEY. 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”). 
One new unscripted series debuts in the fall: the groundbreaking
social experiment UTOPIA, which asks, “Does a perfect world
exist?” 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 everyday Americans to an isolated, undeveloped location
- for an entire year - and challenges them to create their own
civilization. Will it be ultimate happiness or utter chaos? 
In 2015, the portfolio of new content joining the schedule
includes three distinctive dramas, EMPIRE, HIEROGLYPH and
BACKSTROM; an evocative event series WAYWARD PINES; and three
comedies, singles ensemble WEIRD LONERS, Will Forte’s THE LAST
MAN ON EARTH and animated comedy BORDERTOWN. 
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 (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”). 
WEIRD LONERS, from writer Michael J. Weithorn (“The King of
Queens”) and director Jake Kasdan (NEW GIRL), 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. 
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
A new animated comedy from FAMILY GUY’s Mark Hentemann and Seth
MacFarlane, 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. 
Also announced for the 2014-2015 season are brand-new LIVE
specials JUMP OF THE CENTURY (working title), PITBULL’S NEW
YEAR’S REVOLUTION (working title) and GREASE LIVE (working
title). This fall, on the 40th anniversary of Evel Knievel’s
high-stakes attempt to jump across Idaho’s Snake River Canyon,
two very different personalities - professional stuntman Eddie
Braun and daredevil Big Ed Beckley - hope to achieve what
Knievel could not by crossing the gaping 2,300-foot-deep canyon
REVOLUTION (working title), global superstar Pitbull will be
joined by some of his favorite A-list musicians and celebrity
friends to ring in the New Year LIVE from the sandy beaches of
America’s hottest city - Miami! Get ready to do the hand jive as
FOX enrolls at Rydell High with GREASE LIVE (working title), a
LIVE three-hour production of the massively popular crossover
musical “Grease.” Featuring a young ensemble cast, GREASE LIVE
(wt) will reintroduce the great music and timeless story to an
entirely new generation. 
Additional FOX series include: AMERICAN IDOL, ANIMATION
DANCE. TEEN CHOICE 2014 will also return to the FOX schedule. 
Additional new and returning series and schedule information to
be announced. 
Following are the FOX fall 2014 primetime schedule, as well as
social media information for and synopses of the new series: 
(All Times ET/PT) 
8:00-9:00 PM                         GOTHAM (new)
9:00-10:00 PM                        SLEEPY HOLLOW 
8:00-9:00 PM                         UTOPIA (new)
9:00-9:30 PM                         NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM                        THE MINDY PROJECT 
8:00-9:00 PM                         HELL’S KITCHEN
9:00-10:00 PM                        RED BAND SOCIETY (new) 
8:00-9:00 PM                         BONES
9:00-10:00 PM                        GRACEPOINT (new) 
8:00-9:00 PM                         MASTERCHEF JUNIOR
9:00-10:00 PM                        UTOPIA (new) 
7:00-10:30 PM                        FOX SPORTS SATURDAY: FOX
7:00-7:30 PM                         NFL ON FOX
7:30-8:00 PM                         THE OT / BOB’S BURGERS
8:00-8:30 PM                         THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM                         BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
9:00-9:30 PM                         FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM                        MULANEY (new) 
(new), THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (new), WAYWARD PINES (new) and
WEIRD LONERS (new) join the schedule in 2015, as do returning
series AMERICAN IDOL XIV, THE FOLLOWING and GLEE, among others. 
EDITOR’S NOTE: Photos from the new and returning series are
available at Additionally, embeddable
promotional video from the new series will be posted to at the conclusion of the FOX 2014 Programming
Presentation shortly after 5:00 PM ET today.] 
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The following new dramas will debut on FOX this fall: 
Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. Everyone knows the
name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s
greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and
order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from
rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to
navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled
Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic
villains? And what circumstances created them - the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The
Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker? GOTHAM is an origin story 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”), GOTHAM
follows one cop’s rise through 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. Growing up in
Gotham City’s surrounding suburbs, JAMES GORDON (Ben McKenzie,
“Southland,” “The O.C.”) romanticized the city as a glamorous
and exciting metropolis where his late father once served as a
successful district attorney. Now, two weeks into his new job as
a Gotham City detective and engaged to his beloved fiancée,
BARBARA KEAN (Erin Richards, “Open Grave,” “Breaking In”),
Gordon is living his dream - even as he hopes to restore the
city back to the pure version he remembers it was as a kid.
Brave, honest and ready to prove himself, the newly-minted
detective is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend
HARVEY BULLOCK (Donal Logue, “Sons of Anarchy,” “Terriers,”
“Vikings,” “Copper”), as the two stumble upon the city’s
highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires
Thomas and Martha Wayne. At the scene of the crime, Gordon meets
the sole survivor: the Waynes’ hauntingly intense 12-year-old
son, BRUCE (David Mazouz, “Touch”), toward whom the young
detective feels an inexplicable kinship. Moved by the boy’s
profound loss, Gordon vows to catch the killer. As he navigates
the often-underhanded politics of Gotham’s criminal justice
system, Gordon will confront imposing gang boss FISH MOONEY
(Jada Pinkett Smith, “The Matrix” franchise, “HawthoRNe”), and
many of the characters who will become some of fiction’s most
renowned, enduring villains, including a teenaged SELINA
KYLE/the future CATWOMAN (acting newcomer Camren Bicondova) and
OSWALD COBBLEPOT/THE PENGUIN (Robin Lord Taylor, “The Walking
Dead”).While the crime drama will follow Gordon’s turbulent and
singular rise through the Gotham City police department, led by
Police Captain SARAH ESSEN (Zabryna Guevara, “Burn Notice”), it
also will focus on the unlikely friendship Gordon forms with the
young heir to the Wayne fortune, who is being raised by his
unflappable butler, ALFRED (Sean Pertwee, “Camelot,”
“Elementary”). It is a friendship that will last them all of
their lives, playing a crucial role in helping the young boy
eventually become the crusader he’s destined to be.GOTHAM is
based upon characters published by DC Entertainment and is
produced by Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer Bruno
Heller (“The Mentalist”) wrote the pilot, which was directed and
executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the “CSI”
franchise, “Nikita”). John Stephens will serve as an executive
producer on the series. 
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Warner Bros. Television
CAST: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as
Harvey Bullock, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Sean Pertwee
as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin,
Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne,
Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Zabryna
Guevara as Captain Sarah Essen 
What if a hospital was your high school, boarding school and
summer camp rolled into one? What if it was the place where you
fell in love for the first time and made  friendships that
lasted a lifetime?  And what if it was all weirdly hilarious and
the most fun you ever had in your entire life? This is the world
of RED BAND SOCIETY. From Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television,
starring Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer (“The
Help,” “Fruitvale Station”) and based on the award-winning
Spanish series, “Polseres Vermelles,” RED BAND SOCIETY is a
provocative, unconventional and, at times, comic high school
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. The series is part comedy, part drama, with a tone
that’s unique unto itself. Twelve-year-old narrator CHARLIE
(Griffin Gluck, “Back in the Game,” “Private Practice”) is in a
coma in the hospital. Charlie’s friends and fellow patients
include JORDI PALACIOS (Nolan Sotillo, “Prom”), a 16-year-old
who illegally crosses the Mexican border into California to seek
out treatment at the renowned hospital. What he soon discovers
is that it’s not his illness that’s going to change his life,
but his new friends. Also at the hospital is LEO ROTH (Charlie
Rowe, “Neverland,” “Pirate Radio”). At 16, Leo is charismatic
and independent. But after living at the hospital for a year,
he’s starting to lose his way. When he’s forced to room with
Jordi, he’s angry and resentful, until he realizes they are more
alike than he could imagine. The pediatric ward is run by NURSE
JACKSON (Spencer), a caregiver with a take-no-prisoners approach
to getting these kids through the most difficult part of their
lives. Overseeing much of the treatment in the ward is DR. JACK
McANDREW (Dave Annable, “Brothers & Sisters,” “666 Park
Avenue”), the country’s top pediatric surgeon. Also attending to
the patients is the naïve and gullible Nurse BRITTANY DOBLER
(newcomer Rebecca Rittenhouse), who allows the kids to get away
with things they probably shouldn’t. Among those taking
advantage of Nurse Dobler is Leo’s best friend, DASH HOSNEY
(Brian Bradley, aka Astro, “The X Factor”). Suffering from
cystic fibrosis, 16-year-old Dash is determined to live every
day as if it’s his last. Also on the ward is 15-year-old EMMA
CHOTA (Ciara Bravo, “Big Time Rush”), Leo’s on-again-off-again
girlfriend, who suffers from an eating disorder. Rounding out
this group of patients is “mean girl” KARA SOUDERS (Zoe Levin,
“Arrested Development,” “The Way Way Back”), a 16-year-old
cheerleader who is brought in with heart failure and shares a
room with Charlie. Daring everyone to up their game, she also
goes head-to-head with Nurse Jackson. Although many young
patients who are seriously ill make complete recoveries, that
day seems a long way off for these teens. And as they confront
questions of life and death which no one at that age should have
to face, a kinship based on these shared experiences is created
- a bond represented by the red hospital bands issued to them
upon admittance. This is the story of the RED BAND SOCIETY. RED
BAND SOCIETY is produced by ABC Studios in association with
Amblin Television. The series is executive-produced by Steven
Spielberg, Margaret Nagle (“Boardwalk Empire,” “The Good Lie”),
Justin Falvey (“The Americans,” “Falling Skies”), Darryl Frank
(“The Americans,” “Falling Skies”) and Sergio Aguero (“No
Reservations,” “Y Tu Mama Tambien”). Nagle wrote the pilot and
developed the project for American television. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (GLEE, “American Horror Story”) directed the pilot. 
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: ABC Studios, Amblin Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Steven Spielberg, Margaret Nagle, Justin
Falvey, Darryl Frank, Sergio Aguero
DIRECTOR: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
CAST: Octavia Spencer as Nurse Jackson, Griffin Gluck as
Charlie, Zoe Levin as Kara, Dave Annable as Dr. McAndrew,
Rebecca Rittenhouse as Nurse Dobler, Charlie Rowe as Leo, Brian
Bradley as Dash, Ciara Bravo as Emma, Nolan Sotillo as Jordi
Joining the FOX schedule this fall is the following new event
When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major
police investigation gets underway in the small California
seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide,
the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy’s family
into further turmoil and upends the lives of all of the town’s
residents. Welcome to GRACEPOINT, a new 10-episode mystery event
series based on “Broadchurch,” the U.K.’s critically acclaimed
hit crime drama. GRACEPOINT is an expansion of the original
series, introducing new characters, identifying new suspects and
threading new storylines through the gripping narrative. Leading
the investigation is Detective EMMETT CARVER (David Tennant,
“Broadchurch,” “Dr. Who”), who has just arrived in Gracepoint to
fill a high position in the town’s police force. That job
previously had been promised to Detective ELLIE MILLER (Emmy
Award winner Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”), who, in light of the
tragedy, must put any resentment aside and work the case with
her prickly new boss. Det. Miller must break the news to her
doting husband, JOE (Josh Hamilton, “American Horror Story”) and
her son, TOM (newcomer Jack Irvine), who was the best friend of
the murder victim, DANNY SOLANO (Nikolas Filipovic, “Falling
Skies”). Danny is survived by his grieving parents, MARK
(Michael Peña, “End of Watch”) and BETH SOLANO (Virginia Kull,
“Boardwalk Empire”), and his rebellious older sister, CHLOE
(newcomer Madalyn Horcher), who has an older boyfriend, DEAN
IVERSON (Kendrick Sampson, “The Vampire Diaries”), unbeknownst
to her parents. All of Gracepoint is pulled into the
investigation, including JACK REINHOLD (Emmy Award nominee and
Golden Globe Award winner Nick Nolte, “Luck”), a private man who
runs the kayak rental service on the beach, as well as the local
wildlife observation program, for which Danny volunteered. SUSAN
WRIGHT (Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Jacki
Weaver, “Silver Linings Playbook”), a mysterious woman, lives in
the RV park near the coast, with her dog. The town’s minister,
PAUL COATES (Kevin Rankin, “Justified”), becomes the de facto
spokesperson for the community as the media descends on
Gracepoint. Danny’s death also impacts tourism, with the decline
in visitors felt most harshly by hotel owner GEMMA FISHER
(Sarah-Jane Potts, “Kinky Boots,”), a vivacious Brit with
secrets of her own. Also touched by Danny’s death is Mark’s
apprentice at his plumbing company, VINCE NOVIK (Stephen Louis
Grush, “Lucky 7”). The investigation is followed closely by the
town’s local newspaper reporter, OWEN BURKE (Kevin Zegers,
“Transamerica”), who is Det. Miller’s nephew. Owen’s ambition is
fueled by San Francisco Globe reporter RENEE CLEMONS (Jessica
Lucas, “Cloverfield”), who has a history with Detective Carver
and sets up camp in Gracepoint to cover the case. The riveting
crime series carves a powerfully dark wake through the town of
Gracepoint with a startling conclusion, as the detectives piece
together what happened on the night of Danny’s death. Produced
by Shine America in association with Kudos and Imaginary
Friends, GRACEPOINT is executive-produced by Anya Epstein (“In
Treatment,” “Homicide”); Dan Futterman (“Capote,” “In
Treatment”); the original series’ creator, Chris Chibnall (“Dr.
Who,” “Camelot”); Kudos’ Jane Featherstone (“The Hour,”
“Utopia”), John Goldwyn (“Dexter”); and Shine America’s Carolyn
Bernstein (“The Bridge”). Futterman and Epstein serve as
showrunners. Chibnall wrote the premiere episode, and James
Strong (“Broadchurch,” “Downton Abbey”) directed. 
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Shine America, Kudos, Imaginary Friends
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Anya Epstein, Dan Futterman, Chris
Chibnall, Jane Featherstone, John Goldwyn, Carolyn Bernstein
DIRECTOR: James Strong
CAST: David Tennant as Det. Emmett Carver, Anna Gunn as Det.
Ellie Miller, Michael Peña as Mark Solano, Virginia Kull as Beth
Solano, Nick Nolte as Jack Reinhold, Jacki Weaver as Susan
Wright, Josh Hamilton as Joe Miller, Kevin Rankin as Paul
Coates, Kevin Zegers as Owen Burke, Jessica Lucas as Renee
Clemons, Stephen Louis Grush as Vince Novik, Madalyn Horcher as
Chloe Solano, Sarah-Jane Potts as Gemma Fisher, Jack Irvine as
Tom Miller, Kendrick Sampson as Dean Iverson 
The following new comedy will premiere this fall on FOX: 
From Emmy Award-winning writer and comedian John Mulaney
(“Saturday Night Live”) comes MULANEY, a multi-camera ensemble
comedy series about 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. JOHN MULANEY is a 29-year-old comedian working the stand-up circuit and looking for
his big break. But life drastically changes when self-centered
comedy legend and game show host LOU CANNON (Emmy Award winner
Martin Short, “SCTV,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Father of the
Bride,” “Primetime Glick”) hires Mulaney as a writer. Lou may be
John’s entrée into the world of big-money show business, but
he’s also a total nightmare. Still, the job represents
everything Mulaney thinks he wants. But does he really? And, at
what cost? And what does it say about him if he quits? And what
does it say about him if he stays? And has Lou had work done?
Mulaney’s life becomes a tug-of-war between the stress of his
new job and his guilt over not being there for his two best
friends and roommates: JANE (Nasim Pedrad, “Saturday Night
Live”), a tightly wound, yet directionless personal trainer; and
MOTIF (Seaton Smith, “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell”), a
powerhouse comic who shares nothing in common with Mulaney -
except the world of stand-up. Rounding out this odd group of
friends is ANDRE (Zack Pearlman, “The Inbetweeners”), a trust-fund baby who has a knack for showing up in Mulaney’s life at
the worst possible moments. If Mulaney has one refuge from the
chaos that surrounds him, then it’s his neighbor, OSCAR (Academy
Award nominee Elliott Gould, “M*A*S*H,” “The Long Goodbye,” the
“Oceans 11” franchise), a 71-year-old gay veteran of New York
who has seen it all. Oscar is opinionated, refined, gentle, wise
and sometimes extremely cantankerous, but most of all, he’s an
oracle of sound advice when Mulaney feels like life has gone off
the rails. A unique mix of ensemble comedy, stand-up
performances and an observational point-of-view, MULANEY is a
show about the big questions in life: how hard they are to
answer and how easy it is to maybe just ignore them and pray
they go away. MULANEY is produced by Universal Television,
Broadway Video and 3 Arts Entertainment. The series is created
and written by John Mulaney. The series is executive-produced by
Mulaney, Lorne Michaels (“Saturday Night Live,” “30 Rock”),
David Miner (“30 Rock”), Dave Becky (“Louie”), Jon Pollack (“30
Rock”) and Andrew Singer (“Portlandia,” “30 Rock”). Andy
Ackerman (“Seinfeld”) serves as both director and executive
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Universal Television, Broadway Video, 3
Arts Entertainment
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: John Mulaney, Lorne Michaels, David Miner,
Dave Becky, Jon Pollack, Andrew Singer
CAST: John Mulaney as John Mulaney, Martin Short as Lou Cannon,
Nasim Pedrad as Jane, Seaton Smith as Motif, Zack Pearlman as
Andre, Elliot Gould as Oscar 
Slated for fall is the following new unscripted series: 
From unscripted mastermind John de Mol, and based on the hit
Dutch television series of the same name, comes television’s
biggest social experiment, UTOPIA. Since the dawn of time,
humans have always wondered: does a perfect world exist?  Now,
we get the chance to build one. Will it be ultimate happiness or
utter chaos? Fifteen pioneering Americans leave their everyday
lives and move to an isolated, undeveloped location - for an
entire year - where they are challenged to create their own
civilization from scratch. With no existing power structures and
limited amenities, these “pioneers” will be faced with rewriting
the rules. Will they choose democracy or dictatorship? Fidelity
or free love? Will they punish or forgive? Choose religion or
rationalism? Share with others or hoard for themselves? What
conflicts will emerge, what leaders will arise? What principles
will guide their daily lives and inform their deepest decisions?
As the Utopians build the new society, every decision counts.
Each must try to become indispensable to the group, or risk
being exiled to their former lives and replaced by potential
newcomers from the viewing audience who have been vying to join.
With cameras following the pioneers 24/7, viewers can watch
their society unfold, both weekly on FOX and also online. As
they observe the inhabitants living together, and building their
new existence, viewers themselves will have the chance to become
a valuable and powerful asset to the community, and ultimately
to question whether Utopia remains an elusive but alluring
fantasy, or whether the pioneers have truly realized their
dream. A Dutch version of “Utopia” has been broadcast and
streamed live on the internet since January 2014. It has become
an instant sensation, ranking as its network’s highest-rated
unscripted premiere in six years, while maintaining its position
as the network’s biggest show for every episode. “Utopia” has
increased the channel’s key demo (20-49) market share by an
astonishing 500%. UTOPIA is a presentation of Talpa Media USA.
The show is created by John de Mol (“Deal Or No Deal,” “Fear
Factor,” “The Voice,” “Big Brother”). De Mol, Conrad Green
(“Dancing with the Stars”), Jon Kroll (“The Week the Women
Went,” “The Amazing Race”) and David Tibballs (“Dragon’s Den,” I
WANNA MARRY “HARRY”) will executive-produce. 
CREATOR: John de Mol
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: John de Mol, Conrad Green, Jon Kroll, David
The new drama series slated for 2015 are: 
From creator/executive producer Hart Hanson (BONES), BACKSTROM
is a subversive and comic crime procedural about 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.). Detective Lieutenant EVERETT
BACKSTROM (Emmy Award nominee Rainn Wilson, “The Office”) is a
man with no filter. After a five-year banishment to the traffic
division for offensive behavior, he has returned from disgrace
to lead Portland’s newly minted S.C.U. Tasked with navigating
the city’s most sensitive and serious cases, he must solve each
crime as he tries, and fails, to change his own self-destructive
behavior. To no one’s surprise, Backstrom’s return is far from
well-received, especially by his commanding officer, Police
Chief ANNA CERVANTES (guest star Inga Cadranel, “Orphan Black”).
Backstrom’s second-in-command and the person who actually
supervises the day-to-day operations of the S.C.U. is Detective
NICOLE GRAVELY (Genevieve Angelson, “House of Lies”). The
ambitious and optimistic yin to Backstrom’s yang, she extends
herself to the limit to counterbalance his erratic and
controversial behavior. By her side is Detective Sergeant JOHN
ALMOND (Dennis Haysbert, “24,” “The Unit”), a tested veteran of
the Bureau who doesn’t approve of Backstrom’s xenophobic antics;
although he tries to find the light in people, when it comes to
Backstrom, he sees only darkness. The group’s forensics liaison
is Sergeant PETER NIEDERMAYER (Kristoffer Polaha, “Ringer,”
“Life Unexpected”), a handsome, free-spirited, philosophical man
whose open approach to the universe pushes all of Backstrom’s
buttons. Managing the chain of evidence at S.C.U. headquarters
is civilian support NADIA PAQUET (Beatrice Rosen, “The Dark
Knight”), a beautiful French immigrant with a profound ability
to navigate both cyberspace and legal bureaucracy. She also
takes a liking to Backstrom and, at least technically, fills
Backstrom’s doctor’s prescription to “make a friend.” On the
street, uniformed officer FRANK MOTO (Page Kennedy, “Blue
Mountain State,” “Weeds”) proves his value by suppressing the
perpetrators and swiftly maneuvering around hostile conditions.
Meanwhile, GREGORY VALENTINE (Thomas Dekker, “Terminator: The
Sarah Connor Chronicles”), who serves as Backstrom’s tenant,
decorator and underworld connection, has a genuine fondness for
the abrasive cop. Using his dark instincts and peculiar
abilities, Backstrom always manages to outsmart his foes,
manipulate his peers and, with the help of his eccentric team,
solve the case, even as he less ably adjusts to the progressive
sensibilities of 21st century Portland.   BACKSTROM is from Far
Field Productions in association with 20th Century Fox
Television. The series is created and written by Hart Hanson,
and based on Swedish criminologist and novelist Leif G.W.
Persson’s hit series of books of the same name. The series is
executive-produced by Hanson, Kevin Hooks (“Last Resort,”
“Detroit 1-8-7”), Persson, Niclas Salomonsson and Mark Mylod
(“Shameless,” “Once Upon a Time”), who directed the pilot. 
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, Far Field
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Hart Hanson, Kevin Hooks, Leif G.W.
Persson, Niclas Salomonsson
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Karyn Usher, Andrew Miller, Steve Beers
PRODUCERS: Rainn Wilson, Josh Levy
CAST: Rainn Wilson as Det. Lt. Backstrom, Genevieve Angelson as
Det. Gravely, Dennis Haysbert as Det. Sgt. Almond, Page Kennedy
as Officer Moto, Kristoffer Polaha as Sgt. Niedermayer, Beatrice
Rosen as Nadia Paquet, Thomas Dekker as Gregory Valentine 
From Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels (“Lee Daniels’ The
Butler,” “Precious”) and Emmy Award winner Danny Strong (“Lee
Daniels’ The Butler,” “Game Change”), 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. LUCIOUS LYON
(Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard, “Crash,” “Hustle &
Flow”) is the king of hip-hop. An immensely talented artist, the
CEO of Empire Entertainment and a former street thug, his reign
has been unchallenged for years. But all that changes, when he
learns he has a disease that is going to render him crippled and
incapacitated in a matter of three years. The clock is ticking,
and he must groom one of his three sons to take over his
crowning achievement, without destroying his already fractured
family. Lucious’ favorite is his youngest son, HAKEEM (newcomer
Bryshere Gray), a gifted musician and a spoiled playboy who
values fame over hard work. The middle son, JAMAL (Jussie
Smollett, “North,” “The Mighty Ducks”), is a sensitive soul and
a musical prodigy who, unlike Hakeem, shies away from the
spotlight. Jamal also happens to be gay, which infuriates and
embarrasses his father. ANDRE (Trai Byers, “90210”), the eldest
son, is CFO of Empire Entertainment. Wharton-educated with a
brilliant business mind, Andre lacks the charisma that Lucious
believes is crucial to running the company. But in his quest for
power, Andre is assisted by his manipulative and like-minded
wife, RHONDA (Kaitlin Doubleday, “Hung,” “Catch Me If You Can”).
As Lucious prompts his sons to vie for the empire, his plans are
thrown into chaos when his ex-wife, COOKIE (Academy Award and
Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson, “The Curious Case of
Benjamin Button”), mysteriously emerges seven years early from
prison, where she’s been for almost two decades. Brash and
fearless, she sees herself as the sacrificial lamb who built
this empire with Lucious and then took the fall for running the
drugs that financed Lucious’ early career. For now, Lucious
remains firmly in control of Empire Entertainment. He is
attended to by his hard-working assistant, BECKY (guest star and
Academy Award nominee Gabourey Sidibe, “American Horror Story,”
“Precious”), and relies on longtime friend and Chairman of the
Board VERNON TURNER (Malik Yoba, “Revolution,” “Girlfriends”)
for advice and support. He relies on a whole lot more from ANIKA
GIBBONS (newcomer Grace Gealey), the head of A&R for Empire, and
his current girlfriend.  As the Lyons slug it out, an emotional
chess game begins that will either cause the family’s
destruction or redemption. Lives and loves will be lost as the
complicated family will come together and fall apart over the
elusive throne, all set to an original soundtrack written and
produced by legendary hip-hop hitmaker Timbaland. Will the
family unite and learn to love each other before it’s too late?
Love, war, family, sacrifice, money and music: this is the story
of the Lyons’ EMPIRE. EMPIRE is from Imagine Television in
association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is
created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. The pilot is written by
Daniels and Strong. The series is executive-produced by Daniels,
Strong, Brian Grazer (“24,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”)
and Francie Calfo (“Those Who Kill,” GANG RELATED). Daniels
directed the pilot. 
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine
CREATORS/WRITERS: Lee Daniels, Danny Strong
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brian Grazer,
Francie Calfo
DIRECTOR: Lee Daniels
CAST: Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Taraji P. Henson as
Cookie Lyon, Malik Yoba as Vernon Turner, Jussie Smollett as
Jamal Lyon, Bryshere Gray as Hakeem Lyon, Trai Byers as Andre
Lyon, Grace Gealey as Anika Gibbons, Kaitlin Doubleday as Rhonda
Lyon, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky 
The world of ancient Egypt - a time of magic, Pharaohs, gods and
thieves - lives again in HIEROGLYPH, an exciting action-adventure series from creator/executive producer Travis Beacham
(“Pacific Rim,” “Clash of the Titans”). When a dangerous scroll,
The Book of Thresholds, is stolen from Egypt’s most secure
vault, master thief AMBROSE (Max Brown, “Beauty and the Beast,”
“MI-5”) is plucked from prison to track down the perpetrator.
Having spent the past five years in the darkest of pits, Ambrose
quickly learns that his prison cell might be safer than the
dangerous new world in which he finds himself: Atum, the
empire’s capital. Ambrose must answer to Pharaoh SHAI KANAKHT
(Reece Ritchie, “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”), a god in
the flesh, a young ruler with a cool charm and a violent,
frightening temper. The question for Ambrose is not whether he
can trust his new boss, but whether he can trust anyone. Also
stalking the halls of the palace is NEFERTARI KANAKHT (Condola
Rashad, “Smash,” “Steel Magnolias”), half-sister to the Pharaoh,
whose relationship with Shai’s closest advisor, MAGISTER BEK
(guest star Hal Ozsan, “90210”), masks her own designs for
power. Finding few leads in the palace, Ambrose’s investigation
takes him to the doorstep of his long-lost love, PESHET
(Caroline Ford, “Lake Placid: The Final Chapter”), a magic-wielding adoratrice, a type of homespun priestess who uses her
femininity as a portal to the gods…for the right price. Peshet
was the keystone in Ambrose’s merry band of thieves, an
impressionable youth with great knowledge of magic, a woman who
never saw a lock for which she didn’t have an unlocking charm.
Five years later, Peshet has left her old life behind in a pious
pursuit of divine contact. Ambrose’s journey also leads him to
old friends, such as VOCIFER (John Rhys-Davies, “The Lord of the
Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark”),
a peddler of mystical wares and Ambrose’s mentor. But he also
comes face-to-face with foes both old and new, from RAWSER
(Antony Bunsee, “EastEnders,” “Sex and the City 2”), the
Pharaoh’s captain of the guard, who imprisoned him five years
ago; to LOTUS TENRY (Kelsey Chow, “One Tree Hill”), a palace
concubine and spy for a rival kingdom. As Ambrose unravels the
mystery of The Book of Thresholds, he begins to see the extent
to which sorcery has seeped into the halls of power in ancient
Egypt, and how close it is to causing this great civilization’s
downfall. HIEROGLYPH is produced by Chernin Entertainment in
association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is
created and written by Travis Beacham. The series is executive-produced by Beacham, Peter Chernin (NEW GIRL, “Touch”),
Katherine Pope (NEW GIRL, “Touch”) and Anna Fricke (“Being
Human,” “Men in Trees”). Miguel Sapochnik (“Mind Games,” “Repo
Men”) also serves as an executive producer and directed the
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, Chernin
CREATOR/WRITER: Travis Beacham
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Travis Beacham, Peter Chernin, Katherine
Pope, Anna Fricke
CAST: Max Brown as Ambrose, Caroline Ford as Peshet, Reece
Ritchie as Pharaoh Shai Kanahkt, Condola Rashad as Nefertari
Kanahkt, Kelsey Chow as Lotus, Antony Bunsee as Rawser, John
Rhys-Davies as Vocifer 
Launching in 2015 is the following new event series: 
Imagine the perfect American town... beautiful homes, manicured
lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never
being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside
world. You think you’re going insane. You must be in Wayward
Pines. Based on the best-selling novel “Pines” by Blake Crouch
and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night
Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense,” “Signs”), WAYWARD PINES is the
intense new mind-bending 10-episode event thriller evocative of
the classic hit “Twin Peaks.” Secret Service Agent ETHAN BURKE
(Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon, “Crash,” “City of Ghosts”)
drives to the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, searching for
two missing federal agents. One of the best Secret Service
agents in the Seattle office, he’s the man who knew missing
agent KATE HEWSON (Carla Gugino, “Watchmen,” “Entourage”) better
than anyone. They were more than partners; their relationship
nearly destroyed Ethan’s marriage. Everything changes when a
truck slams into his car…and he wakes up in the Wayward Pines
Hospital, with the intense and unpredictable NURSE PAM (Academy
Award and Emmy Award winner Melissa Leo, “The Fighter,” “Treme”)
at his bedside. It soon appears that Pam is more interested in
harming than healing. She and Ethan grow into deadly rivals, and
her role in the town proves much deeper than anyone realizes. As
the mysteries within the town pile up, Ethan starts to question
his own sanity. He is confronted by the mysterious and
charismatic DR. JENKINS (Emmy Award nominee Toby Jones, “The
Girl,” the “Harry Potter” franchise), the psychiatrist who
treats him at Wayward Pines Hospital. As he begins to meet some
of the local residents, including toymaker HAROLD BALLINGER
(Reed Diamond, “24,” “Much Ado About Nothing”), Ethan forms a
bond with BEVERLY (Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Juliette
Lewis, “Hysterical Blindness,” “Cape Fear”), a bartender who is
as wary of Wayward Pines as he is. Back home in Seattle, Ethan’s
wife, THERESA BURKE (Shannyn Sossamon, “40 Days and 40 Nights,”
“How to Make It in America”), a former Secret Service Agent
trainee, is informed by Ethan’s boss, ADAM HASSLER (Tim Griffin,
“Prime Suspect”), that early testing shows Ethan was never in
the car which was recovered on the side of the road outside of
Wayward Pines. They’re still investigating. But this isn’t
enough for Theresa. So she sets out on her own search for her
husband, along with their teenage son, BEN (Charlie Tahan, “The
Harvest,” “Charlie St. Cloud”). Meanwhile, Ethan is challenged
at every turn by the town’s die-hard residents, especially
SHERIFF ARNOLD POPE (Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard,
“Crash,” “Hustle & Flow”), who takes offense at a Secret Service
agent showing up on his turf. Ethan’s continuing investigation
only turns up more and more questions, and each one leads him to
the most important question of all: What’s wrong with Wayward
Pines? WAYWARD PINES is a production of FX Productions. The
series was developed for television by Chad Hodge (“The Playboy
Club,” “Runaway”) and executive-produced by M. Night Shyamalan,
Donald De Line (“Green Lantern,” “The Italian Job”), Hodge and
Ashwin Rajan (“After Earth,” “Devil”). Hodge wrote and Shyamalan
directed the premiere episode. 
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: M. Night Shyamalan, Donald De Line, Chad
Hodge, Ashwin Rajan
DIRECTOR: M. Night Shyamalan,
CAST: Matt Dillon as Agent Ethan Burke, Carla Gugino as Agent
Kate Hewson, Melissa Leo as Nurse Pam, Toby Jones as Dr.
Jenkins, Terrence Howard as Sheriff Arnold Pope, Reed Diamond as
Harold Ballinger, Juliette Lewis as Beverly, Shannyn Sossamon as
Theresa Burke, Tim Griffin as Adam Hassler, Charlie Tahan as Ben
Joining the FOX schedule in 2015 are the following new comedies: 
BORDERTOWN (working title) is a new animated comedy about two
families living in a Southwest desert town on the U.S. - Mexico
border that takes a satirical look at the cultural shifts
occurring in America, where the U.S. Census forecasts that by
2017, Caucasians will be a minority. Set against this
increasingly diverse backdrop, the series explores family,
politics and everything in between with a cross-cultural wink.
BORDERTOWN (wt) centers on two clans: the Buckwalds and the
Gonzalezes. BUD BUCKWALD is a married father of three and a
Border Patrol agent who is just a tad behind the times and feels
slightly threatened by the cultural changes transforming his
neighborhood. He lives next door to ERNESTO GONZALEZ (Nicholas
Gonzalez, SLEEPY HOLLOW), an ambitious immigrant and family man,
who has been in the country less than 10 years, but is already
doing better than Bud - which, it turns out, is a bit of an
issue for the less-industrious native. Bud is married to JANICE
BUCKWALD (Alex Borstein, FAMILY GUY), both the wisest and most
oblivious member of the family. The Buckwald kids include BECKY
(Borstein) a socially awkward, big-boned geek; SANFORD (Judah
Friedlander, “30 Rock”), a loser who thinks he’s a player; and
GERT (Missi Pyle, “The Exes,” “Galaxy Quest”), a beauty pageant-obsessed five-year-old with a pet pig. Meanwhile, living the
American Dream next door are the Gonzalezes, including MARIA,
Ernesto’s wife; their son, RUIZ (Efren Ramirez, “Napoleon
Dynamite”); and their 21-year-old nephew, J.C. (Nicholas
Gonzalez), a recent college graduate. As Bud and Ernesto’s paths
begin to cross, their two families soon become bound by romance,
conflict and, perhaps most importantly, friendship - a word that
means the same, no matter what side of the border you’re from.
BORDERTOWN (wt) is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The
series is created and written by Mark Hentemann. Hentemann and
Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY) are executive producers. Alex
Carter (FAMILY GUY) and Dan Vebber (AMERICAN DAD, “Futurama”)
are co-executive producers. Lalo Alcaraz (“La Cucaracha”) and
Gustavo Arellano (“¡Ask a Mexican!”) are consulting producers.
Valentina L. Garza (THE SIMPSONS) is a supervising producer. 
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television
CREATOR/WRITER: Mark Hentemann
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Seth MacFarlane, Mark Hentemann,
CAST: Alex Borstein as Janice Buckwald, Missi Pyle as Gert
Buckwald, Judah Friedlander as Sanford Buckwald, Nicholas
Gonzalez as Ernesto Gonzalez and J.C, Efren Ramirez as Ruiz 
From writer/producer Will Forte (“Nebraska,” “Saturday Night
Live”) and directors/producers 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. The year is 2022, and after an unlikely event,
only one man is left on earth: PHIL MILLER (Forte), who used to
be just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job at
the bank. Now, in his RV, Phil searches the country for other
survivors. He has traveled to every city, every town and every
outpost in the United States, Mexico and Canada, and has found
no one, which leads him to the painful realization that he is
almost certainly the last living being on the face of the earth.
Sure, there are some positives that come with being the last
person on earth. You can go live in the White House if you want.
You can park in handicapped spots without an ounce of guilt. You
can decorate your home with priceless works of art. You wanna
wear a pair of tighty-whiteys and nothing else every single day
of the year? Not a problem. THE LAST MAN ON EARTH is a comedy
about a man trying to make lemonade out of the most soul-crushing lemon there is. But if anyone can do it, Phil Miller
can. He’s not about to give up now. He is sad and so, so very
lonely. But he’ll get through this. Because there’s a small
kernel of hope that somewhere out there is another survivor. And
maybe one day, they’ll run into each other. That would be a good
day. And if that survivor happened to be a woman?  Well, then
that would be a great day. THE LAST MAN ON EARTH is produced by
20th Century Fox Television. The series is created and written
by Will Forte. The pilot will be directed by Phil Lord and Chris
Miller. The series will be executive-produced by Forte, Lord,
Miller and Seth Cohen. 
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Will Forte, Chris Miller, Phil Lord, Seth
DIRECTORS: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
CAST: Will Forte as Phil Miller 
WEIRD LONERS is a new single-camera comedy about four
relationship-phobic, quasi-underdog 30-somethings who are
unexpectedly thrust into one another’s lives, forming unlikely
bonds in a Queens, NY, townhouse. CARYN GOLDFARB (Becki Newton,
“Ugly Betty”) is a cute, but high-strung dental hygienist whose
romantic life, unfortunately, is dictated by the love-crazed,
ultra-romantic 13-year-old barricaded inside the control room of
her brain. Each time a handsome new man crosses her field of
vision, infatuation and extreme over-eagerness take over, and
she inevitably winds up back at square one - single and not
getting any younger. Wall Street player - that is, until he
romances his boss’ fiancée and gets unceremoniously canned -
STOSH LEWANDOSKI (Zachary Knighton, “Happy Endings”) is
handsome, charming and whip-smart. He’s a serial seducer who has
never been able to maintain an intimate relationship with a
woman for very long - a couple of hours, usually. When Stosh’s
shenanigans result in him losing his corporate condo, he winds
up moving in with his cousin, ERIC LEWANDOSKI (Nate Torrence,
“Hello, Ladies”), a sweet, odd man-child. Thus far, Eric’s adult
life has consisted of living at home with elderly parents and
working as a toll collector on the Queensboro Bridge. After both
of his parents pass away, he finds himself cast adrift in the
world for the first time. On a Stosh-mandated mission to
redecorate their dated apartment, Eric strikes up a friendship
with ZARA SANDHU (newcomer Meera Khumbhani), while buying one of
her paintings on the street. Drop-dead gorgeous, mysterious and
ethereal, Zara is a lifelong heartbreaker who’s only capable of
living one way - “in the moment.”  Men and women fall in love
with her on a regular basis, and she often reciprocates their
feelings with great passion, until… she doesn’t. As fate would
have it, Eric lives next door to Caryn, who finds herself unable
to resist one of Stosh’s particularly ill-timed advances,
putting the kibosh on her pending engagement to a kind, but
boring, father of two. The split leaves her single, again, and
in need of a roommate, prompting Zara to move in, and bringing
together these four people who, each for their own distinct
reasons, are solo singles when most of their peers are well
along the path of marriage and family. Perhaps they are “weird
loners,” as Stosh points out, or maybe they are just real people
with messy, imperfect lives whose new friendships with each
other already are changing their individual trajectories for the
better. WEIRD LONERS is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.
The series is created and written by Michael J. Weithorn (“The
King of Queens”). Weithorn, Jake Kasdan (NEW GIRL, “Bad
Teacher”) and Melvin Mar (NEW GIRL) serve as executive
producers. Kasdan directed the pilot. 
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television
CREATOR/WRITER: Michael J. Weithorn
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Michael J. Weithorn, Jake Kasdan, Melvin
DIRECTOR: Jake Kasdan
CAST: Becki Newton as Caryn, Zachary Knighton as Stosh, Nate
Torrence as Eric, Meera Khumbhani as Zara 
New York - Elissa Johansmeier
Los Angeles - Jason Clark
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