Fox is only premiering three new shows in the fall: two comedies and one drama. Two medical shows and one dysfunctional-family-type show. And one show that I might actually be eager to watch! Fox's full fall schedule is available here.
Trailers and summaries of the new shows after the cut.
Ben and Kate
Summary: BEN AND KATE, the heartwarming new sibling comedy created by Dana Fox (“What Happens In Vegas”) and directed by Jake Kasdan (“Bad Teacher”), debuts this fall. Starring newcomer Dakota Johnson and Nat Faxon (“Bad Teacher,” Academy Award-winning co-screenwriter of “The Descendants”), the comedy follows a pair of odd-couple siblings – one, an overly responsible single mom; the other, an exuberant kid-at-heart – and their friends as they push each other out of their comfort zones and into real life.
Pros: Created by people who worked on New Girl. Could be an interesting family dynamic. Adorable five-year-old girl.
Cons: Yet more man-child comedy.
Anticipation Rating: 5/10
The Mindy Project
Summary: Created by Emmy-nominated writer/producer and New York Times best-selling author Mindy Kaling (“The Office”) and starring Kaling, Chris Messina (“Damages”), Anna Camp (“The Good Wife”) and newcomer Ed Weeks, THE MINDY PROJECT features Kaling as a skilled OB/GYN navigating the tricky waters of both her personal and professional life, as she pursues her dreams of becoming the perfect woman, finding the perfect man and getting her perfect romantic comedy ending.
Pros: Stars and written by Mindy Kaling, of The Office and frequent feminist awesomeness fame. The protagonist is a successful doctor, and as a comedy, it seems sweet and funny.
Cons: Another sitcom about a woman who's successful in her career, but a mess when it comes to love.
Anticipation rating: 8/10
The Mob Doctor
Summary: DR. GRACE DEVLIN (Jordana Spiro, "My Boys") is a top resident at Chicago's Roosevelt Medical Center. Smart and self-assured, she's heralded as one of the country's most promising young surgeons. But family ties keep her glued to her Southside roots. To pay off her brother's life-threatening gambling debt, she makes a deal with the devil and agrees to work "off book" for the mafia men she once despised.
Pros: Female protagonist who's both a successful doctor and wrapped up in the mob world.
Cons: Do we really need a House/Sopranos mix? Also, the trailer kind of confused me... doesn't bode well for the show itself.
Anticipation rating: 4/10