FOX today unveiled its primetime schedule for the 2006-07 season. Three new dramas and two new comedies will complement returning favorites on every night of the week this fall. The new dramas premiering this fall are Vanished, Standoff
. The new comedies scheduled for fall debuts are the Brad Garrett
comedy 'Til Death
and Happy Hour
FOX also has a new entry in the Saturday late-night arena, Talk Show With Spike Feresten
, which debuts Saturday, Sept. 16, following "MADtv." In addition, Duets
, a four-week unscripted series executive-produced by Simon Cowell
, will air on Thursdays and Fridays prior to the Major League Baseball playoffs.
A fourth new drama, The Wedding Album
, will launch in January. The Winner
- the first live-action comedy from Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane
and Ricky Blitt - is also set to premiere at mid-season. Finally, the highly anticipated On The Lot
, an unscripted series from Mark Burnett
and Steven Spielberg
, will debut next spring.
FOX series returning in 2006-07 include 24
, American Dad
, American Idol
, America's Most Wanted: America Strikes Back
, Bones, Cops, Family Guy, House
, King Of The Hill
, The Loop, Madtv, Nanny 911, The O.C.
, Prison Break
, The Simpsons
, Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy and The War At Home.
NEW SERIES SYNOPSES
“Vanished” (Mondays, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT): Sara (Joanne Kelly) is the beautiful young wife of prominent Georgia Senator Jeffrey Collins (John Allen Nelson), and she has gone missing. But before the FBI can solve the mystery of where she is, they first need to figure out who she really is. The series also stars Gale Harold
, Rebecca Gayheart
, and Ming-Na
“Standoff” (Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT - in fall): There's no crisis situation they can't handle ... unless it involves each other. Matt Flannery (Ron Livingston
) and Emily Lehman (Rosemarie DeWitt) are the top-ranked negotiators in the FBI's Crisis Negotiation Unit. They're trained to talk their way through volatile situations. They're experts at knowing what makes other people tick. They're also sleeping together a secret that they agreed to keep to themselves, until Matt reveals it to the entire world during a tense hostage standoff. The series also stars Gina Torres
and Raquel Alessi.
“Justice” (Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT - in fall): This show is an unflinching, behind-the-scenes look at the way high-profile cases are tried in the media age. It features a dream team of four lawyers from disparate backgrounds who join forces to tackle the most controversial and newsworthy cases. The show stars Victor Garber
, Kerr Smith
, Eamonn Walker, and Rebecca Mader.
The following drama is scheduled to premiere in January on FOX:
“The Wedding Album” (Fridays, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT): This series captures the ups and downs of tying the knot through the eyes of the second-most important man in the room - the wedding photographer. Tony Zutto (Bruno Campos
) is the guy everyone wants to capture their big day. But just because he's working every high-profile ceremony in town doesn't mean he'll be walking down the aisle himself anytime soon. The series also stars Tara Summers, Eva Pigford, Jayce Bartok, Ptolemy Slocum, Tony Lo Bianco
and Ashlie Atkinson.
The following new comedies will join the FOX schedule this fall:
“'Til Death” (Thursdays, 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT): This is a comedy about middle-aged Eddie (Brad Garrett) and Joy Stamm (Joely Fisher
), who are on day 8,743 of their marriage and have the battle scars to prove it. Their new next-door neighbors are young newlyweds Steph (Kat Foster) and Jeff Woodcock (Eddie Kaye Thomas
) - idealistic, passionate, adorable and married for all of 12 days.
“Happy Hour” (Thursdays, 8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT): Straight arrow Henry Beckman (John Sloan) had it all: a great job, a perfect girlfriend and a sweet apartment. He was a big fish in the small pond of Amsterdam, Missouri. And then he let Heather (Brooke D'Orsay) talk him into moving to Chicago to work in her family business, where it all went wrong. In the space of one morning, Henry gets dumped by Heather, learns he can no longer work for Heather's uncle, and gets kicked out of their apartment. This series also stars Lex Medlin, Nat Faxon, Jamie Denbo, and Beth Lacke.
The following comedy will air at mid-season on FOX:
“The Winner” (Day and Time TBD): A 43-and-a-half-year-old narrator, who is incredibly rich and successful, looks way back to 1994, when he lost his innocence and started to become a man - at the tender age of 32. In 1994, Glen Abbott (Rob Corddry), still living with his parents, finally steps out into the world and tries to make something of himself when the only girl he'd ever kissed, the radiant Alison Miller (Erinn Hayes).
The following unscripted series are scheduled to premiere this fall on FOX:
“Duets” (Thursday and Friday in September, Time TBD): This series pairs established singing stars with celebrities outside the music industry to make beautiful music together by competing as duos for charity. The show will follow the professional singers as they instruct their partners, choose songs and perform duets in front of a panel of judges and a live studio audience.
"Talk Show With Spike Feresten" (Premieres Thursday, Sept. 16, Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT): This may look like a talk show, but it is emphatically a comedy show. This fast-paced half-hour combines traditional elements of the late-night format with bold and irreverent comedy sketches - both inside and outside the studio.
The following unscripted series is scheduled to air next spring on FOX:
“On The Lot” (Day and Time TBD): Aspiring director/filmmakers from across the country will vie for the opportunity of a lifetime when Mark Burnett, Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Television and FOX join forces on this exciting new unscripted series. Ultimately, one filmmaker will rise above the rest and will be rewarded with a studio development deal at DreamWorks.