In addition to all the scheduling news announced today, Fox released trailers for its new comedy and drama series. (Also: one bonus reality show.) Terrence Howard in mogul mode; a Batman origin story; ancient Egyptians getting it on – all this awaits you below.
This is your Batman origin story, starring Ben McKenzie (as Detective James Gordon), Jada Pinkett Smith, and a really tiny Bruce Wayne. Aw, poor Bruce Wayne. He looks real sad.
The mind of M. Night Shyamalan produces a cop show, starring Matt Dillon as a Secret Service agent investigating yet another crime in yet another small American town. Mystery!
Lots of sexy times in Ancient Egypt.
Remember when Lee Daniels and Danny Strong teamed up to make a hip-hop drama starring Terrence Howard? Here it is. Ascots galore.
FOX’s Broadchurch remake;will look quite similar, with Tennant reprising his role as detective alongside Anna Gunn, Michael Peña, Kevin Zegers and Nick Nolte. Another small seaside town where everyone is a suspect.
“No family. No food. No heat.” Utopia promises that fifteen “everyday people” will spend a year trying to built a dream society … but on film. Is your dream society just one big reality show? Perhaps. But this looks like a Kid Nation without cute kids and gold stars. Good luck, you guys.
The John Mulaney-helmed show that NBC didn’t want has finally found its FOX home. The trailer promises plenty of Mulaney’s signature stand-up, Saturday Night Live’s Nasim Pedrad, a cute dog in Rastafarian dreads and Martin Short. It’s already Seinfeldian in all the ways you imagined.
With Rainn Wilson clearly doing his best Dr. House, Backstrom is about a self-destructive detective who has to solve crimes alongside a “unit of losers” (his words, not ours) in the Portland Police Bureau’s Special Crimes Unit. Will Backstrom be able to Sherlock his way through these violent crimes? Ideally, yes.