With Jack Bauer’s future still uncertain (though it hasn’t stopped the network’s sister studio from getting started on a possible 24 feature film), Fox is looking to hot producers like Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and Matt Olmstead (Prison Break) to create its next edge-of-your-seat drama for fall. And there’s no time to lick wounds over the abject failure that was Brothers; Fox has loads of multi-camera comedy pilots in the works – including new projects from Greg Garcia (My Name is Earl) and the duo of David Kohan and Max Mutchnik (Will & Grace). Here are the network’s fall pilots, many are still being cast (decisions on which projects will be ordered to series won’t be made until the weeks leading up to Fox’s presentation to advertisers, which occurs this May in New York):
Ride Along (Shawn Ryan). An ensemble cop show that includes a veteran cop and his newbie partner in Chicago.
Midland (Kyle Killen). A Texas-based sudser about a con man with family secrets.
Breakout Kings (Matt Olmstead, Nick Santora). A procedural about marshals who work side-by-side with ex-cons to catch criminals.
Pleading Guilty (Jason Tracey). Based on the Scott Turow book Pleading Guilty, a ragtag trio is hired by a high-powered law firm to locate its top litigator and $5 million of stolen money.
Worthy (Davey Holmes). A drama about an Arizona politician who’s been blackmailed by the mob.
Nirvana (Jay Saghal). A multi-camera comedy about two Indian brothers and their two very different romances.
Most Likely to Succeed (Dave Walpert). A multi-camera ensemble comedy that checks in with those who were dubbed “most likely to succeed” 20 years ago.
Traffic Light (Bob Fisher). A single-camera comedy based on an Israeli format about three men and their romances.
Keep Hope Alive (Greg Garcia). A single-camera comedy about a simple-minded 20-something man who is raising a daughter. Cast includes Martha Plimpton (Parenthood) and Cloris Leachman (The Women).
The Station (Kevin Napier) A single-camera comedy about a covert CIA operative and his work buddies while embedded in South America. Cast includes Justin Bartha (The Hangover).
Untitled IRS project (Brent Forrester). A multi-camera comedy about IRS auditors. Cast includes David Krumholtz (Numb3rs).
Untitled Adam Goldberg. A single-camera office comedy about man who works for a digital security firm.
Strange Brew (David Kohan, Max Mutchnik). A multi-camera comedy about a family that owns a small brewery.
Bob’s Burgers (Jim Dauterive, Loren Bouchard). An animated series about a family who runs a burger joint (the network’s already ordered 13 episodes).