For the second consecutive year, Fox is not releasing a fall schedule during the pre-presentation. Whenever the network announces its plans, it will include a healthy dose of unscripted programming.
The broadcaster released its roster of primetime series for the 2023-24 season on Monday morning, and the number of scripted (13) and unscripted (12) shows is nearly equal. The last category includes extensions for Farmer wants a wife And Special Forces; new game shows snake oilhosted by David Spade, and We are familyhosted by Jamie and Corinne Foxx and from the same producers as Defeat Shazam; and the efficiency of I can see your voicewho took the 2022-2023 season off, and Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen nightmareslast seen on Fox way back in 2014 – when it shared space on the schedule with the first seasons of Brooklyn nine-nine And Sleepy cavity.
(The news of We are family comes a few days after Corinne Foxx announced on social media that dad Jamie Foxx had been released from hospital and was recovering after a health scare last month.)
Animated series Krapopolis And Grimsburg will also join the network in 2023-24 after giving series orders to both in 2021. The two shows have already been picked up for additional seasons.
“In every genre of FOX’s 2023-24 lineup, we continue to attract the brightest, most prolific creators in the industry,” Fox Entertainment CEO Rob Wade said in a statement. “As a result, our content portfolio continues to provide balance and variety in storytelling through the strength and stability of our returning favorites and the sheer creativity of our new series.”
With the Writers Guild of America strike putting the production of potential fall scripted shows very much in limbo, the lack of a schedule announcement from Fox makes sense. CBS largely ignored the strike when announcing its fall plans, while NBC’s schedule is at least partially strike-proof, as some of its scripted shows were filmed before the strike began.
“Instead of announcing a schedule today that we might not be able to meet, we’re waiting to see what will be available when,” Dan Harrison, Fox’s executive vice president of program planning and content strategy, told reporters Monday. “In the fall we will have original entertainment on the program in a coherent way.”
Harrison also noted that because of the way animation production works, Fox will have original episodes of its Sunday animated block ready for the fall. The network doesn’t have any live-action scripted shows in the can, but Fox did give an early renewal The cleaning lady allowing the show to move forward with writing.
In addition to the new unscripted shows, Fox is also adding two dramas to its 2023-24 lineup: Doc is a medical show about a doctor recovering from a traumatic brain injury, and Rescue: Hi-Surf follows a group of lifeguards in heavy water in Hawaii.
We are family is a musical game show in which non-famous relatives of celebrities – athletes, actors and artists – perform musical duets with their famous relatives (who are hidden from view). The studio audience will consist of contestants trying to win money by guessing the identities of the hidden celebrities. Apploff Entertainment (Defeat Shazam) and producing Fox Alternative Entertainment, with Jeff Apploff, Jamie Foxx and showrunner Matilda Zoltowski executive producing.
snake oil will show participants hearing pitches for outlandish products from entrepreneurs – some of whom are real and others fake. The show comes from Fox Alternative Entertainment and Electric Avenue (Lego Masters), with Will Arnett, Marc Forman and showrunner Neal Konstantini exec producing. Spade is a producer.
Fox has yet to make any decisions about the future of the animated series Potty trained and his mockumentary comedy Welcome to Flatsch. The recently ordered animation show Universal Basic Guys/Hoagie Bros is scheduled for 2024, but may fall outside the 2023-24 season.
The network’s primetime slate for 2023-24 is below.
The Great North
911: Lone Star
Alarm: Missing Persons Unit
The cleaning lady
Farmer wants a wife
The kitchen of hell
I can see your voice
Lego Masters: Celebrity Holiday Bricktacular
The masked singer
Give that melody a name
Next level chef
We are family
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