Updated (5): Fox New Show Pick Ups: Comedy 'Ben & Kate' + 'It's Messy' + 'Goodwin Games' + Dramas 'The Mob Doctor' & 'The Following'

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May 9th, 2012

Update (5): Fox has also picked up the serial killer drama starring Kevin Bacon now titled Mastermind The Following.

Update (4): Fox has also picked up the medical drama The Mob Doctor.

Update (3): Several iterations of name changes now corrected below.

Fox is on the board picking up the  single-camera comedy Ned Ben Fox Is My Manny Ben & Kate to series for the 2012-13 season.

Update: Fox has also picked up Mindy' Kaling's comedy now titled It's Messy.  Kaling tweeted: 'I love you [Fox entertainment chief] Kevin Reilly.' Let the "does that mean she won't be on The Office" speculation begin.

Update (2): And Fox has also picked up single-camera comedy Goodwin Games.

Info on NBC pickups so far (plus a renewal) is here.

  • Kavyn

    I’m excited for Goodwin Games, all we need is Zach Levy’s show and I’m good.

  • Aaron

    It’s well about time Mindy Kaling had her own show! I’m just surprised it got picked up on Fox rather than NBC..

  • Liz


    Deadline reported a few weeks ago that Levi’s pilot didn’t go over well. It’s almost certainly dead at this point.

  • Concerned Citizen

    The Kevin Williamson drama (now titled The Following) has been picked up.

  • bluone

    What’s up with all these crappy mindless sitcoms ???

  • Liz

    The Following? Meh. I would have preferred Mastermind as a title, which had been rumored for a while.

  • Liz


    So you’ve already seen these sitcoms, right? That’s how you know that they’re crappy and mindless. Or do you just assume they are?

    Well, you know what they say about people who assume…

  • MattM

    @Concerned Citizen

    Awesome, in my opinion, the most interesting sounding of the Fox pilots. I really want to see what they do with it.

  • Ultima

    @Concerned Citizen
    The Kevin Williamson drama (now titled The Following) has been picked up.

    No suprise there.

    Deadline is saying that Guilty is looking strong. I doubt FOX will pick up four dramas, so it’s possible that neither drama produced by FOX will make the cut.

  • forg


    NBC passed on Mindy’s pilot so FOX snatched it up

    @The Mike Factor

    I actually laughed at the title It’s Messy for a show about OB GYN :D

  • bluone

    Sitcoms are crappy and mindless !!

  • Melo 7

    Nothing but single-cams YUCK!

  • MattM


    You’re thinking of CBS

  • Liz


    Well gee, how can anyone argue with such bulletproof logic? ::rolls eyes::

  • Freyja

    So another year I don’t watch Fox lol guess it’s just CBS, ABC and The CW for me… Maybe NBC for Revolution but will wait and see how ratings do before I watch it.

  • bluone

    I just can’t stand sitcoms that’s all !!

  • rob60990

    these titles are all bad. The Following? It’s Messy?

  • Martin

    They have to pick up at least one of their spy shows, don’t they??

    The one about the teenage girl i think had the edge over the Ali Larter one, but we’ll have to wait and see if they are done or not.

  • Greg

    Goodwin Games is from the same creators of How I Met Your Mother. I don’t trust those guys anymore.

  • Concerned Citizen


    They might pick up one more drama. Sounds like it’s between Guilty or the Karyn Usher one.

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