Monday, 24 June 2024

Animation, drama and game shows on FOX fall TV schedule

All new programs for the fall season on FOX network come in twos, as the content slate will add two new dramas, two new animated comedies and two new unscripted series to the lineup.

Ron Wade, CEO of FOX Entertainment, unveiled the fall season by noting the network’s “content portfolio continues to deliver balance and variety in its storytelling through the strength and stability of our returning favorites and tremendous creativity of our new series.”

Based on an acclaimed Italian series, “Doc” is a new medical drama centered on the hard-charging, brilliant Dr. Amy Elias, Chief of Internal and Family Medicine at Westside Hospital in Minneapolis.

After a brain injury erases the last eight years of her life, Amy must navigate an unfamiliar world where she has no recall of patients she’s treated, colleagues she’s crossed, the soul mate she divorced, the man she now loves and the tragedy that caused her to push everyone away.

The good doctor can rely only on her estranged 17-year-old daughter, whom she remembers as a 9-year-old child, and a handful of devoted friends, as she struggles to continue practicing medicine, despite having lost nearly a decade of knowledge and experience.

A pulse-pounding Hawaii lifeguard drama, “Rescue: Hi-Surf” follows the personal and professional lives of the heavy-water lifeguards who patrol and protect the North Shore of Oahu — the most famous and dangerous stretch of coastline in the world.

Each episode will feature the dedicated, heroic, and adrenaline-seeking first responders saving lives in the difficult and often life-threatening conditions of Hawaii’s Seven Mile Miracle.

An animated series like no other, “Krapopolis” is set in mythical Ancient Greece and centers on a flawed family of humans, gods and monsters that tries to run one of the world’s first cities without killing each other.

The series’ voice cast features Emmy Award winner Hannah Waddingham, Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, Pam Murphy and Duncan Trussell.

In the series, Ayoade voices Tyrannis, the mortal son of a goddess. He’s the self-involved, narcissistic King of Krapopolis trying to make do in a city that lives up to its name.

Waddingham plays Deliria, Tyrannis’ mother, goddess of self-destruction and questionable choices. Within her extended Olympian family, forged in patricide and infidelity, she’s known as the trashy one.

Berry’s Shlub, Tyrannis’ father, half centaur and half manticore, is oversexed and underemployed and claims to be an artist and has literally never paid for anything, in any sense of that word, for his entire life.

Murphy’s Stupendous is Tyrannis’ half-sister, daughter of Deliria and a cyclops. Trussell plays Hippocampus, Tyrannis’ half brother, offspring of Shlub and a mermaid, is a hot mess, biologically speaking.

All-new animated comedy “Grimsburg” stars Emmy Award winner Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”) as Marvin Flute, a brilliant detective with opinions as eccentric as his taste, who can’t help but prioritize his own personal problems over the crimes he’s tasked with solving.

Now that he’s back in Grimsburg, a town where everyone has a secret or three, Flute will follow every lead he’s got to redeem himself with the ex-wife he never stopped loving, even if it means hanging out with the son he never bothered to get to know.

All-new game show “Snake Oil” is hosted and produced by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated comedian David Spade and executive produced by Emmy nominee Will Arnett (“Arrested Development”).

In the show’s all-new original format, contestants are pitched unique products by convincing entrepreneurs, some of whom are showcasing real business ventures, while others are snake oil salesmen whose products are fake.

With the help of guest celebrity advisers, contestants must determine which products are real and which are a sham, for a chance to win life-changing money.

In each round of “Snake Oil,” contestants choose a pair of entrepreneurs and learn about their extremely unique (and often bizarre) products through visuals, a custom-made infomercial exclusively produced for “Snake Oil,” and by quizzing the business representatives.

Celebrity advisers offer their help and the contestants must then decide who is selling an authentic product and who is hawking a sham. Will they make the right choice or be duped by snake oil?

The all-new music guessing game show “We Are Family” is hosted and executive produced by Jamie Foxx and co-hosted by his daughter, Corinne Foxx.

Showcasing non-famous relatives of celebrities performing duets with their hidden famous family member, the game show will feature a studio audience composed entirely of 100 contestants playing through multiple rounds of clues.

The objective of the gameplay for the contestants is to win up to $100,000 each by correctly guessing which celebrity the performer is related to before they are revealed.

Celebrities appearing on “We Are Family” will range from musicians and professional athletes to actors and beyond. Premiere dates for all the new programs are yet to be announced.

Tim Riley writes film and television reviews for Lake County News.

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