FOX has added two more new shows to its lineup for next season — a comedy called “The Cool Kids” and a drama called “Proven Innocent.”
“The Cool Kids” comes from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star/producer Charlie Day and writer Paul Fruchbom, and it’s something of an anomaly for FOX. It’s a multi-camera comedy, for one thing; the network currently has none (it’s in talks to revive “Last Man Standing”).
Secondly, on a network that likes to project a young-skewing face, all of the show’s leads are over 60. The show stars David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan and Martin Mull as friends in a retirement community whose comfortable lives are upset by the arrival of a new resident (Vicki Lawrence). The logline describes it as “high school with 70-somethings.”
“Proven Innocent” stars Rachelle LeFevre (“Under the Dome,” “Twilight”) as a lawyer who leads a wrongful-conviction practice — and whose past as a wrongfully convicted (and infamous) defendant drives her current work. Russell Hornsby, Nikki M. James, Vincent Kartheiser, Riley Smith and Clare O’Connor also star in the show from writer David Elliot (“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”) and executive producer Danny Strong (“Empire”).
You can go here to see descriptions of every new network series ordered thus far.