Fox Picks Up Dramas 'Rake,' 'Gang Related,' 'Sleepy Hollow' and 'Almost Human' for 2013-14

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May 8th, 2013

Almost Human

Fox has ordered four dramas to series for the 2013-14 season: Rake, Gang Related, Sleepy Hollow and Almost Human (from Fringe team of J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman).

Update: Fox has also picked up Dads from Seth MacFarlane along with four other comedies.

 
  • Ultima

    @Holly
    This is the year FOX takes the 10pm hour from the affiliates!

    :lol:

  • HV

    What about The List? :(

  • DonJ1973

    Glee is definitely moving to Fridays. With FOX green lighting 2 seasons, I have to wonder if they made a deal with FOX TV to lower the budget for this 2 season deal. With ratings almost a lock to drop next season no matter where they put it, I have to assume FOX must have negotiated a deal for lower licensing fee and production costs.

  • Holly

    @Robert Seidman,

    Fair enough. I don’t think I’d be surprised by XFactor losing an hour, more so with AI.

  • DonJ1973

    @ryan

    FOX ordered a full season of Lie to Me for season 2, but had no room to put it and ended up airing the back 9 in the summer. Yet, it still did well enough for a 3rd season. I won’t be surprised to see some crazy scheduling.

  • Petar Ivanov

    Happy for fringe creators – almost human and sleepy hollow. Gang related sound good too. All male crime dramas. FOX should free one night for them. Deadline report that fox understand that idol is failing and that is why they double their scripted shows this season. They also has super bowl and afc championchip. Rake is most serialized and will be on Monday with the following after sunday super bowl i guess. Almost human/gang related/sleepy hollow on wednesday or thursday. factor/idol result show to friday(will be below 2.0 anyway). Wednesday looks best option with aging and droping criminal minds(without at least two leads) on CBS and bad nbc. Thursday VS POI is my nightmare. Hope FOX won’t do this.

  • Holly

    @Robert Seidman,

    it was doing noticeably better with women 18-34 than Idol.

    Not claiming it means anything in relation to Glee, but the mention of gender connects…. there are quite a few comments about how very, very male FOX’s pilot pickup are.

  • Petar Ivanov

    PS @TV by the numbers

    Dramas from fringe team are TWO not one. Fringe is created from J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and run(showrunner) from J.H. Wyman!

  • thesnowleopard

    @Holly
    Yeah, what Robert said. And also, Fringe and Touch were only renewed from season to season, and didn’t spend two whole seasons there. Glee’s two-season renewal (not just an assumed renewal for syndication but an actual announcement) is an indication of strong ratings. Why renew a show for two seasons and then relegate it to Fridays?

  • Alan

    I don’t watch any FOX show, but I might tune in next season, Sleepy Hollow sounds promising.

  • Holly

    @thesnowleopard,

    OK, so what’s your solution?

  • DonJ1973

    @Petar

    The blurb means that Wyman and JJ (who are credited as working on Fringe) are the people behind Almost Human. JJ is lending his name and production company. Wyman is the creator and showrunner.

  • KJ Styles

    I can’t see Fox having enough room in their schedule for all these shows, especially considering that they only have two hours of primetime per night. Odds are that none of their pilots will get more than 13 episodes, and the majority of them will be cancelled. One or more of them will probably get the Goodwin Games treatment.

  • TVMAN

    I think FOX could be starting to trim down on IDOL/ XF hours, because the network has to learn to be independent from their singing shows when they get go off air

  • DonJ1973

    With American Idol’s decline in the ratings, what if FOX made it only 1 hour and make the results show only 30 minutes.

    You free 1 hour for a drama and 30 minutes for a comedy.

  • DonJ1973

    Same applies with X-Factor. Only 1 hour for auditions/performances and 30 minutes for results.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Dave
    There is no way FOX to air almost human vs Abrams/Person of interest on thursday.

    @DonJ1973
    My point was:
    Almost human is from Abrams/Wyman
    Sleepy hollow is from Kurtzman/Orci
    all fringe team.

    As i said i hope they pair them on wednesday along with gang related.

  • tv#1

    Possible Fox Fall Schedule?

    Mon:
    Bones
    Almost Human

    Tue:
    Brooklyn 99
    Raising Hope
    New Girl
    Us and Them

    Wed:
    The X-Factor

    Thur:
    The X-Factor Results (maybe they will cut it to a half hour?)
    Enlisted
    Gang Related

    Fri:
    Kitchen Nightmares
    Sleepy Hollow

    Sun:
    The Simpsons
    Bob’s Burgers
    Family Guy
    American Dad

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Glee is definitely moving to Fridays.

    Only if result show move to friday. Monday is still option for glee with aging bones. Rake will be pair with the following that is clear.

  • DonJ1973

    The results shows are garbage anyways. Less than 10 minutes of actual significant content. The rest is fluff. FOX is better off not wasting that extra 30 minutes.

    I don’t think FOX would be that desperate, but they could also follow in the pattern of So you think you can dance and kill the results show entirely.

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