Ending the first day of Upfronts week, FOX took the stage despite a large amount of returning series leaving only three debuts to bow this fall. With plenty of buzz around both Kevin Williamson’s new series The Following and plenty of positive sentiments about The Goodwin Games, The Mindy Project, and more. Now, you can judge for yourself what FOX may have in store as the trailers for each new series has just hit the web, and they’re for your viewing pleasure after the jump.
At the just-concluded FOX Upfront Presentation, the network officially unveiled what had leaked out over the weekend: Britney Spears and Demi Lovato have officially joined The X Factor. Both will be judges alongside Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid, who were also both present at the announcement. There’s still no word on who will replace Steve Jones as the series host, but that announcement is likely to be made during the summer before the September premiere.
While their were plenty of clip packages, there were also a great deal of trailers for FOX’s upcoming new slate of series. You can check them out for yourself below, along with accompanying descriptions:
THE MINDY PROJECT – A new single-camera comedy from Emmy Award-nominated writer/producer and New York Times best-selling author Mindy Kaling (“The Office”) that follows a woman who, despite having a successful career, desperately needs to break bad habits in her personal life. After all, how many doctors make inappropriate toasts at their ex-boyfriend’s wedding, nearly drown at the bottom of a stranger’s pool and get arrested for disorderly conduct just moments before having to deliver a baby?
A rom-com type of series, Kaling plays an OB/GYN that follows her trying to find love in the big city, alogn with balancing work on top of it. Think Scrubs meets an emphasis on the more romantic elements.
THE GOODWIN GAMES - The inventive new comedy from the executive producers of “How I Met Your Mother,” Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris, is slated for midseason. Starring Scott Foley (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Felicity”), Becki Newton (“Ugly Betty”) and Jake Lacy (“Better With You”), the family comedy tells the story of three estranged siblings who return home after the loss of their beloved father (guest star Beau Bridges, “The Descendants”), and unexpectedly find themselves poised to inherit more than $20 million – if, and only if, they can adhere to their late father’s trivial wishes.
BEN & KATE - What happens when an exuberant, irresponsible dreamer who always says “yes” moves in with his overly responsible little sister to help raise her five-year-old daughter? BEN AND KATE, a new single-camera young ensemble comedy, follows these odd-couple siblings as they push each other out of their comfort zones and into real life. KATE FOX (Dakota Johnson, “The Social Network”) followed the rules all her life…until she got pregnant in college and dropped out just shy of graduation. After the birth of her daughter, MADDIE (Maggie Jones, “We Bought a Zoo,” “Footloose”), Kate put her twenties on hold. Now working as a bar manager to make ends meet and maximize her time with five-year-old Maddie, she’s uber-prepared for every possible catastrophe – except for the arrival of her older brother, BEN FOX (Nat Faxon, “Bad Teacher”). Ben likes trouble a lot more than his sister does. His infectious energy makes you want to follow him into any number of bad ideas. He’ll totally screw up your life, but somehow, you’ll feel good about it. When Ben comes to crash on Kate’s couch for a few days, he finds a sad state of affairs. Kate’s surviving, but not living. Ben realizes that for the first time in their lives, Kate needs his help and he’s determined to bring some much-needed chaos into her overly stable world.
THE FOLLOWING – A mid-season serial killer drama from creator Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries, Scream), and starring Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Nico Tortella, and more.
THE MOB DOCTOR – A fast-paced medical drama featuring a brilliant young female cardiothoracic surgeon who is split between two distinct worlds as she juggles her promising medical career with her lifelong debt as a doctor to Chicago’s Southside mob.