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.

 
  • Tommy M.

    @ Holly,

    That played into my thinking too. There isn’t much that FOX could do that would particularly surprise me.

  • tony

    Delirium, please come back!!

  • CrimTV

    I don’t think Glee would be good on Fridays, it’s viewers are mostly young, and they go out on Fridays!

  • Tommy M.

    @ CrimTV, what would you put there that would also make the most financial sense?

  • MichaelChickless

    Go JJ!

  • thesnowleopard

    @Holly
    Well, as Robert said, they could reduce Idol by an hour. ABC did that with DWTS when it started to slump.

    I get what you’re saying about the tightness of the schedule, but every other show you mentioned was only renewed per season and not for all that long. FOX strikes me as being too cagey to commit to two full seasons on Fridays. What if that goes horribly wrong? At least, if they initially keep Glee on another night, they still have a place to move the show to if things go south. But it’s a little hard to move a failing show *off* Friday nights.

  • Emma

    @Brad

    Out 24 episodes this year, only 4 episodes of Bones got a rating less than 2.0 (1.9). And so it’s on par with New Girl/Glee Ratings. And last year’s season finale got a 1.9 while this year’s got a 2.1. As long as Bones continues to hit the 2.0 mark, I think the show will get a 10th season.

  • serendipity’s last stand

    @richsrd s hack I watched that show when I was little it was called man and machine it was good but way b4 its time. I had not thought of that in years :-) . I am really excited to see iif sleepy hollow is good.

  • serendipity’s last stand

    @psychic go check out yancy butlers imdb page and there is a link to her old show man and machine or something of that nature its a male cop and his female android partner. It was a good but very shortlived show but so many good scifi shows get canned by network tv all the time like earth 2 and firefly.

  • tony

    Sleepy hollow!! ?

  • Tom Shaw

    For the people talking about Almost Human being a retread, do you not know that Asimov wrote The Caves of Steel (with a human cop and his android partner) in 1954? Hell, the BBC did a TV movie of it in 1964.

    Sixty years later, that’s not copying, that’s just another entry in a genre.

  • Sarah

    @Emma

    I agree with you to an extent. I think it also depends on where it ends up on the schedule. If Fox moves it to Friday, I honestly don’t think it will make it to a 10th season. But I could be wrong.

  • Liza

    @Sarah

    Why do you think a move to fridays would mean no S10 for Bones? I’m pretty sure Bones would beat all competition on friday and as such, I would imagine they could still get renewed for a S10.

    But I’m pretty sure Fox isn’t going to move Bones to friday, so it’s a bit pointless to discuss this, lol.

  • tony

    Dancing with the stars please come back!

  • serendipity’s last stand

    @tom shaw the show I was refering to was one that had the exact same plot line from the 1990s not 60 yrs ago but I see your point most tv is just retreaded anyway but in this case the only real diff was the bot was female and I think the cop was into her which is a whole other can of worms but seeing as how its only been 20 years since man and machine I think that’s why it seems so done b4 to some . That’s all :-)

  • Stop-Colin-Me

    1 or 2 will be midseasoners.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Serendipity’s last stand: There was also a TV movie made in 1986 called Condor starring Ray Wise as an employee of a private intelligence company who also had a female android partner. I still remember the final scene where he started to go for the kiss, then stopped himself and said “Man, I’m losing it!” or something like that. :-)

  • CrimTV

    @Tommy M

    I have no idea, Fox’s Fridays have such a small success rate that’s it’s difficult to predict what shows would do well in the Friday night slot.

  • 20mg

    Is Glee’s 2 season renewal for 22 episodes each? I could see it on fridays for two seasons of 13 episodes

  • Eren

    Monday:
    08.00pm Gang Related (13 episodes) / Bones (15 episodes)
    09.00pm Almost Human (13 episodes) / The Following (15 episodes)

    Tuesday:
    08.00pm New Girl (24 episodes)
    08.30pm Dads (13 episodes) / Surviving Jack (13 episodes)
    09.00pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine (22 episodes)
    09.30pm Enlisted (22 episodes)

    Wednesday:
    08.00pm The X Factor / American Idol

    Thursday:
    08.00pm The X Factor / American Idol
    09.00pm Sleepy Hollow (13 episodes) / Rake (13 episodes

    Friday:
    08.00pm Glee (22 episodes)
    09.00pm Us & Them (13 episodes) / The Mindy Project (13 episodes)
    09.30pm Raising Hope (24 episodes)

    Midseason:
    Kitchen Nightmares (13 episodes)

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