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Sneak Previews: The New Fox Shows

by Maggie Furlong, posted May 16th 2011 6:15PM
Along with today's announcement of Fox's fall schedule, the network released trailers for most of its new shows. Here are the highlights ...

'New Girl' starring Zooey Deschanel looks positively adorable. She's a refreshingly offbeat female lead, and we think it's about time she was a huge (huge!) star -- hopefully this'll be the vehicle to make that happen.



Also on the drama end, Fox's much-anticipated 'Terra Nova' looks like it's coming together nicely, and we are already having trouble being patient until midseason for JJ Abrams' 'Alcatraz,' featuring 'Lost' alum Jorge Garcia.

The there are some additions to Fox's thriving animation lineup -- one that looks really promising, and the other that's dead in the water.

Check out the full previews and show descriptions after the jump.

MONDAYS

'Terra Nova'
Epic family adventure series 'Terra Nova,' executive-produced by Steven Spielberg ('Saving Private Ryan,' 'Jurassic Park'), Peter Chernin, René Echevarria ('Castle,' 'The 4400') and Brannon Braga ('24') and starring Jason O'Mara ('Life On Mars') and Stephen Lang ('Avatar'), premieres in the fall. The ambitious series follows an ordinary family on an extraordinary journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race.


TUESDAYS

'New Girl'

Created by Liz Meriwether ('No Strings Attached'), 'New Girl' (working title) is a new single-camera ensemble comedy starring Zooey Deschanel ("(500) Days of Summer") as Jess, an offbeat girl who -- after a bad breakup -- moves in with three single guys and essentially sets a bomb off in their lives.


WEDNESDAYS

'The X Factor' Performance Show

'I Hate My Teenage Daughter'
New multi-camera family comedy 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter' (working title) stars Emmy Award winner Jaime Pressly ('My Name Is Earl') and Tony Award winner Katie Finneran ('Wonderfalls') as single moms, life-long friends -- and former nerds -- who fear their privileged and overly indulged daughters are turning out to be just like the girls who picked on them in high school.


THURSDAYS

'The X Factor' Results Show

SUNDAYS

'Allen Gregory'

'Allen Gregory' is the new animated comedy joining the Sunday Animation Domination lineup this fall. Created by and featuring the voice of Jonah Hill ('Get Him to the Greek,' 'Superbad'), 'Allen Gregory' is the story of an extremely pretentious 7-year-old about to embark on his greatest challenge yet: leaving the safety of homeschooling and attending elementary school with children his own age.



MID-SEASON

'Alcatraz'
From executive producer J.J. Abrams ('Lost,' 'Star Trek') and writer Elizabeth Sarnoff ('Lost') and starring Sarah Jones ('Sons of Anarchy'), Jorge Garcia ('Lost') and Sam Neill ('Jurassic Park'), 'Alcatraz' is the chilling new thriller centered on America's most infamous prison and the mysterious return of its most notorious criminals.


'The Finder'
Created by Hart Hanson, the executive producer and creator of 'Bones,' 'The Finder' is a new procedural drama starring Geoff Stults ('She's Out of My League') as an Iraq war vet with an extraordinary ability to help people find the unfindable.


'Napoleon Dynamite'
Based on the hit cult classic and featuring the voices of the film's original cast, 'Napoleon Dynamite' is the new animated comedy premiering in midseason. The series follows the continuing adventures of Napoleon Dynamite, America's most awesomely awkward teenager, and his quirky family and friends as they navigate life in rural Idaho.


Also from Fox:
In March, while 'Glee' takes a break before its spring semester return, Fox will continue the laughs on Tuesdays with a block of four half-hour comedies. The night will feature the critically acclaimed 'Raising Hope,' new comedies 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter' (working title) and 'New Girl' (working title), as well as one of the additional comedies in development, including 'Family Album' (working title) and 'Little In Common' (working title).

Starring Mike O'Malley ('Glee') and Rachael Harris ('The Hangover'), 'Family Album' is the single-camera comedy that takes a snapshot of the Bronsky clan as they reveal the hilarious stories behind the photo-worthy moments of life.

The new family comedy 'Little In Common,' starring Rob Corddry ('Hot Tub Time Machine') and Kevin Hart ('Death at a Funeral'), follows three diverse middle-class families who become intertwined when their children play on youth sports teams together.

In addition, Kiefer Sutherland, star of the landmark Emmy Award-winning series '24,' returns to Fox in 'Touch,' scheduled to go into pilot production this June. Written and created by Tim Kring ('Heroes'), 'Touch' centers on the relationship between a single father and his 11-year-old son with special needs. Their relationship and their lives take an extraordinary turn when the gifted son begins to make connections in his life and around the world.

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JMSW1945

without Human Target all Fox shows suck

July 03 2011 at 7:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sweeney Family

Shouldn't have cancelled "Human Target" either. No future for Fox network this fall!

July 03 2011 at 5:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sweeney Family

You cancelled TOO MANY great shows: Lie to Me is just one example! I won't be watching your network this fall.

July 03 2011 at 5:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ihazalatte

Looking forward to Alcatraz, New Girl and I Hate My Teenage Daughter. The Bones' Finder episode was awful in my humble opinion so I won't be watching that and I might give Terra Nova a chance but it reminded me of Land of the Lost and Jurassic Park. I was disappointed that Breaking In was canceled (love Christian Slater) but wasn't surprised. It should have had an hour slot instead of 30 min.
I watch too much TV BP......

May 20 2011 at 11:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ptmeese

We still can't believe FOX is cancelling Human Target. We have decided to block FOX from our TV--we won't be watching anything on FOX. Really tired of them cancelling the shows worth watching & renewing garbage!!

May 17 2011 at 8:07 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Karen Johnson

Terra Nova looks interesting and I will probably watch it. But their track record with sci fi is not so good, so I won't be looking for a second season. Be nice if they surprise me though.

May 17 2011 at 6:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wild4mycntry

Looking forward to "New Girl", love Zooey. Feeling oh-so-blue that Chicago Code has been cancelled!

May 17 2011 at 6:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cheryllynneera

OMG! Cutest comedy idea EVER!!!! Zooey is adorable. She's the"new girl" we all have inside us. Even in old girls, like me!

May 17 2011 at 4:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hans1056

I watched that clip with "New Girl" Zooey, it looked pretty good-when does it come on?

May 17 2011 at 3:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lindimylov

CHICAGO CODE, whats going on in life...how could this happen. Once again my fav...gone!

May 17 2011 at 2:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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