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.

  • forg

    Goodwin Games is a good title ;)

  • MattM

    @Concerned Citizen

    Hope it’s the Karyn Usher one, I have no interest in seeing Cuba Gooding Jr. as a crappy lawyer.

  • JC

    Definitely interested in seeing what Mastermind and The Mob Doctor have to offer. Also I thought I read they picked up Rogue w/ Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck). If so, interested in that one too.

  • Ultima

    Thankfully, they went back to “Mastermind.” Although, we could have had cool promos like “An all new Bones following The Following!”

  • Concerned Citizen

    Wonder where they’re getting that information from. I got The Following from TVLine, and they’re still saying it’s that…

  • Mark

    Ben & Kate……um Mike & Molly..?

  • Concerned Citizen

    Hollywood Reporter is saying it’s The Following as well.

  • hope

    oh…fox renew touch already

  • Kavyn

    Touch is renewed (hope, you have impecible timing) according to Deadline.

  • Holly


    oh…fox renew touch already

    Televisionary, says they have

  • Samuel

    I really hope they pick up the Zachary Levi comedy, ‘Let It Go’!

  • Ultima

    oh…fox renew touch already

    Ask and you shall receive!

  • Concerned Citizen


    Fox might pickup one more comedy, but there’s no chance it’ll be Let It Go.

  • Mr Mumble

    FWIW “Mastermind” is the name of a popular quiz show by the BBC. Warner would have to change the name in the UK and probably all of Europe if they stuck with “Mastermind” as the name. That doesn’t add much cost but in our Internet age global buzz for a media brand is important.

  • SJ

    The Mob Doctor? Nah, I’ll take season THREE of The Chicago Code instead…

    Mastermind sounds like it can shake things up a bit. Not my cup of tea, but Fox desperately needs a hit.

  • Johnny

    Sounds like Alcatraz is now out of the running completely… while it also doesn’t look good for The Finder.

    I wonder if Alcatraz will be a Netflix candidate? After all, they WERE “talking” to Fox about Terra Nova for awhile, weren’t they? Seems like a logical choice for Netflix — an Abrams sci-fi show with a loyal fanbase.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Mastermind sounds worth a look, if nothing else. “Mob Doctor” – seriously? Pass…

  • Polar Bear

    Let It GO??
    We need Zach Levi back

  • Liz


    Ben & Kate……um Mike & Molly..?

    Will and Grace
    Ned and Stacey
    Laverne and Shirley
    Mork and Mindy

    I think it’s safe to say that nobody gets confused by dual-name titles.

  • kyle

    Did Bill Lawrence have a pilot over at Fox? I could of sworn he did.

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