2018 is underway, but when it comes to the TV world, the 2018-2019 TV lineup process is just getting started. While we already know which series have a winter premiere – there are a lot of good ones, trust us – when it comes to the fall lineup, a lot of things are still up in the air.
The good news is that pilot season has begun, and that means every TV network is working on figuring out which series they plan to pick up and add to their already exciting schedules. Will there be more reboots, will another drama be added? These are all questions that are getting worked out as we speak.
Because we love TV, and we know you do too, we’ve rounded up all of the TV shows that have already landed a pilot at FOX, and what they’re all about. As for whether or not they’ll actually make it to series, that is still up in the air, but after hearing about some of these pilots there’s a good chance you’ll be watching these new shows come fall.
All the cool kids are doing it! This comedy comes from Charlie Day and Paul Fruchbom (who are the writers) and is all about three guys who are friends and live in a retirement community. Everything is going well as these top dogs are ruling the community, until some new arrival shakes things up. This female is a rebel and she’s ready to take charge! The cast is made up of Vicki Lawrence, David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan, and Martin Mull.
When it comes to drama pilots, Mixtape has you covered. This show is actually a romantic musical drama that is about a disparate group of interconnected people living in contemporary Los Angeles. It will be focused on these people through the lens of music and how that defines who they are. Interesting, right?
Our People is a single-camera comedy revolving around an engaged couple that is dealing with a culture clash. His family is from Africa while she is from the Midwest. The comedy will show the duo as they try to create a “normal” life together, even though no one really knows what “normal” is. It is written by Vali Chandrasekaran and has yet to announce a cast.
This drama stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and was rolled over from last season. It is very interesting, beginning with the fact that it’s based on Justin Cronin’s New York Times bestseller, which focuses on a character-driven government conspiracy thriller that somehow morphs into a post-apocalyptic saga complete with vampires. It will take place over a century and focus on a girl named Amy, who has to somehow save the human race!
Fox is definitely focused on comedies as of now, adding REL to its comedy pilot lineup. The show concept is about a single dad, Lil Rel (played by Lil Rel), who is rebuilding his life after he discovers his wife is cheating on him with his barber. He lives in the South Side of Chicago and must also try and navigate finding love again and being a single dad, all while searching for a new barber. Written by Kevin Barnett, Josh Rabinowitz and Lil Rel himself, this comedy will be all about dad life, and the struggles that turn into comedic moments.
Fox will release their full lineup sometime this spring, and we will have to wait and see which of these pilots makes it through the rigorous process of getting a full-season order.
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