Twentieth Century Fox Television Lands Seven New Series and Returns Nine
Studio Returns Freshman Blockbusters “Glee,” “Modern Family,” “The Cleveland Show;” “Lonestar,” “Raising Hope” Land Coveted Post-“House” and Post-“Glee” Time Periods; “Terra Nova” Promises to be Event Series of the Season
Hollywood, CA - After delivering a trifecta of new series that became instant blockbusters this year in “Glee,” “Modern Family” and “The Cleveland Show,”
Twentieth Century Fox Television continued its strategy of targeted development aimed at creating the most talked about new series of the season which earn the networks’ most coveted time periods, and returning valuable current series which keep the studio’s programming pipeline full and flourishing.
Led by Chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman, the studio continued its winning streak with seven new series from illustrious creators hailing from the worlds of both television and feature film. They include “Terra Nova,” an ambitious sci-fi fantasy adventure series from Academy Award winning director and producer Steven Spielberg and former News Corporation President and C.O.O. Peter Chernin that promises to be the event series of the season, “Raising Hope” from “My Name Is Earl’s” Greg Garcia, Kyle Killen’s intriguing drama “Lonestar,” “Bob’s Burgers” from animation wizard Loren Bouchard, “Ride-Along” from Shawn Ryan of “The Shield” and “The Unit,” Neustadter and Weber’s (“500 Days of Summer”) “Friends with Benefits” directed by David Dobkin (“The Wedding Crashers”) and also from Brian Grazer’s Imagine Television (“24,” “Arrested Development”), and “Mixed Signals” from “The Wedding Crasher’s” Bob Fisher.
In addition, the studio returned nine series, including arguably the most heralded series of last season in “Modern Family” and “Glee,” with the latter landing the coveted post-Superbowl slot next year. Together, these series rose to the top of the ratings charts, topped critics lists and have collected virtually every major award this season including the
Golden Globe, the Peabody, the Screen Actor’s Guild Award, The Director’s Guild Award,
the Writer’s Guild Award, The Television Academy Honors and The People’s Choice.
Animation remains a cornerstone for TCFTV, with the studio supplying Fox’s entire Sunday night lineup including the new entry “Bob’s Burgers” from Loren Bouchard launching midseason. Seth MacFarlane’s “The Cleveland Show” returns for a second season alongside “Family Guy” and his “American Dad” which celebrates its landmark 100th episode milestone this fall. And the amazing worldwide phenomenon “The Simpsons” from Matt Groening, Jim Brooks and Al Jean returns once again after celebrating its historic 20th year on the air.
TCFTV will premiere seven new network series in the coming year: BOB’S BURGERS, FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS, LONESTAR, MIXED SIGNALS, RAISING HOPE, RIDE-ALONG and TERRA NOVA.
TCFTV will also return nine network series: AMERICAN DAD, BONES, THE CLEVELAND SHOW, FAMILY GUY, GLEE, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, LIE TO ME, MODERN FAMILY and THE SIMPSONS.
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX TELEVISION
SERIES ROSTER FOR 2010-2011
BOB’S BURGERS (FOX)
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS (NBC)
MIXED SIGNALS (FOX)
RAISING HOPE (FOX)
TERRA NOVA (FOX)
AMERICAN DAD (FOX)
THE CLEVELAND SHOW (FOX)
FAMILY GUY (FOX)
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
LIE TO ME (FOX)
MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
THE SIMPSONS (FOX)
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