FOX: Pilot-Watch 2012 continues …
With the Fall 2011 Television Season officially over, it’s time to look forward to the future. I’ve already given you at hint at what looks promising on NBC and ABC’s Fall 2012 schedules, so now it’s time to turn our attention to FOX’s new offerings. For full details on Fox’s upcoming schedule, and all of the network’s pick-ups, check out The Futon Critic. I only really watched one show on FOX this past season (New Girl), but I plan to add two more to the list: The Following and The Mindy Project.
I am ridiculously excited for Kevin Williamson’s new show, The Following. It sounds scary and disturbing, but in the best way. Serial killers, a damaged FBI agent, family drama, etc. Starring Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy, the new series is full of star power. And with Williamson at the helm, it gets my automatic interest. Here’s an excerpt from the official description:
When notorious serial killer JOE CARROLL (James Purefoy, “Rome”) escapes from death row and embarks on a new killing spree, the FBI calls former agent RYAN HARDY (Emmy-nominated actor Kevin Bacon, “X-Men: First Class,” “Frost/Nixon”) to consult on the case. Having since withdrawn from the public eye, Hardy was responsible for Carroll’s capture nine years ago, after Carroll murdered 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature.
[…] The thriller will follow Hardy and the FBI as they are challenged with the ever-growing web of murder around them, masterminded by the devious Carroll, who dreams of writing a novel with Hardy as his protagonist. The reinvigorated Hardy will get a second chance to capture Carroll, as he’s faced with not one, but a cult of serial killers.
The Following also stars Jeannanne Goosen and Shawn Ashmore (yay!) as Hardy’s fellow FBI agents. Rounding out the cast is Natalie Zea as Carroll’s ex-wife. Love her! I mean, this show sounds GOOD, right? Check out the awesome trailer for the upcoming thriller below:
The other FOX show that has me filled with anticipation is a very different sort of series: Mindy Kaling’s new single-camera comedy, The Mindy Project. They’re going to change the name right? Name aside, it looks like a lot of fun. I’m already a fan of Kaling’s work, so this one was automatically on my radar. Check out the trailer below:
What do you think? What will you be watching this fall?