It’s the crush of network upfronts this week in New York, with the broadcast networks announcing what their fall slates will look like to potential advertisers.
It’s when new shows are announced (and more quietly it becomes clear which shows won’t be returning).
While rumor and unofficial word has been flying for weeks, Fox was the first to make an official announcement Monday morning with a fall that includes three new comedies, including one developed for NBC, and a drama, with another new drama and comedy in the midseason.
And as for major switches in its schedule overall, “Glee” will move to Thursdays for a more aventageous place following “The X Factor” results show.
The new comedies include “The Mindy Project,” originally developed for NBC by Mindy Kaling of “The Office” in which she stars as an OB/GYN.
It will run Tuesdays, alongside the new “Ben and Kate” about “odd couple siblings” played by Dakota Johnson and Nat Faxon, from the creators of “Bad Teacher” and “What Happens in Vegas.”
The midseason comedy is about adult siblings, as well, who return to collect on a family fortune. “The Goodwin Games,” starring Scott Foley, Becki Newton, Jake Lacy, and Beau Bridges is from the team behind “How I Met Your Mother,” Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris.
The new fall drama, combing two time honored TV genres, is titled “The Mob Doctor” starring Jordana Spiro, mostly known for her comic starring role in “My Boys.” It’s from Josh Berman who worked on “Bones” and “CSI.”
The midseason drama, “The Following,” stars Kevin Bacon as an ex-FBI agent out to stop a serial killer played by James Purefoy. It’s from Kevin Williamson of “Dawson’s Creek” and “The Vampire Diaries.”
Returning shows include “Fringe” and the new “Touch” as well as “American Dad,” “American Idol,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Bones,” “The Cleveland Show,” “Cops,” “Family Guy,” “Glee,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Kitchen Nightmares,” “Masterchef,” “New Girl,” “Raising Hope,” “The Simpsons,” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Not returning are “Alcatraz” and “The Finder,” which didn’t survive their first seasons, as well as “Breaking In,” “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” and the previously canceled “Terra Nova” and “Allen Gregory.” Also not returning is “House,” which is ending its run this month.