Twentieth Century Fox Television Lands Eleven New Series and Returns Ten
Studio Behind “Glee” and “Modern Family” Brings Tim Allen, Kiefer Sutherland Back to Television and Boasts Feature Stars Zooey Deschanel and Jason Isaacs in Next Season’s Most Eagerly Anticipated New Shows
TCFTV Continues Animation Domination With New Shows From Jonah Hill, Seth MacFarlane and Cartoon Take on “Napoleon Dynamite”
With New Orders, Studio Produces For All Broadcast Networks
Hollywood, CA – After a season in which no new series matched the powerhouse ratings or critical raves of the studio’s prior year entries “Modern Family” and “Glee,” Twentieth Century Fox Television is once again the force behind next year’s most talked about new shows. Continuing its strategy of targeted development and selling to all the networks, the studio also returned some of the biggest, broadest hits on television which keep its programming pipeline full and flourishing.
Led by Chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman, TCFTV continued its winning streak with eleven new series that are easily the most anticipated shows of the new season and beyond. From the triumphant returns of Tim Allen to ABC in “Last Man Standing” and Kiefer Sutherland to Fox in Tim Kring’s “Touch,” to projects headlined by feature stars Zooey Deschanel and Jason Isaacs, to provocative new shows like “The Playboy Club,” “The Finder” and “Apartment 23,” every new entry adheres to the studio’s ethos of creating the most distinctive, creatively adventurous shows on TV. They join the previously announced “Terra Nova,” an ambitious sci-fi fantasy adventure that promises to be the event series of the season and premieres this fall.
In addition, the studio returned ten series, including the megahits “Modern Family,” which earned the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series and “Glee,” which netted its second consecutive Golden Globe, for Outstanding Series, Comedy or Musical, this year. Other important renewals included a two-year pick-up for the CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother,” a second season for the promising freshman comedy “Raising Hope” and another year for the unstoppable “Bones” which successfully spun off a second series entitled “The Finder” starring the charismatic and intriguing Geoff Stults, as well as film star Michael Clark Duncan.
TCFTV’s animation domination continues unrivaled, with all five of its current animated Sunday night hits earning renewals, including freshman series “Bob’s Burgers” and the phenomenal “The Simpsons” which celebrates its milestone 500th episode this year. In addition, Newman and Walden are building on their success with new animated series orders for “Allen Gregory” from film star Jonah Hill, and “Napoleon Dynamite,” an irreverent cartoon take on the cult feature hit. And the brilliant Seth MacFarlane will add yet another series to his already impressive triumverate of “Family Guy,” “The Cleveland Show” and “American Dad” when he puts his own subversive take on an all new version of “The Flintstones” which goes into production later this year.
TCFTV will premiere ten new network series in the coming year: ALLEN GREGORY, APARTMENT 23, AWAKE, THE FINDER, LAST MAN STANDING, NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, NEW GIRL, THE PLAYBOY CLUB, TERRA NOVA, and TOUCH. (Due to the lead time in making a new animated series, THE FLINTSTONES will not premiere in the 2011-12 broadcast season.)
TCFTV will also return ten network series: AMERICAN DAD, BOB’S BURGERS, BONES, THE CLEVELAND SHOW, FAMILY GUY, GLEE, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, MODERN FAMILY, RAISING HOPE and THE SIMPSONS.
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX TELEVISION
SERIES ROSTER FOR 2011-2012
ALLEN GREGORY (FOX)
APARTMENT 23 (ABC)
THE FINDER (FOX)
LAST MAN STANDING (ABC)
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (FOX)
NEW GIRL (FOX)
THE PLAYBOY CLUB (NBC)
TERRA NOVA (FOX)
AMERICAN DAD (FOX)
BOB’S BURGERS (FOX)
THE CLEVELAND SHOW (FOX)
FAMILY GUY (FOX)
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
RAISING HOPE (FOX)
THE SIMPSONS (FOX)
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