Hollywood, CA – May 17, 2012 – Coming off one of the most successful years in the studio’s history with three breakout comedies (“New Girl,” “Last Man Standing,” “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23”), Golden Globe wins in both comedy series (“Modern Family”) and drama (“Homeland”), returns of every single one of its long running series to the networks, more than 200 career charted songs” on the Billboard top 100 by the cast of “Glee” making them the most prolific artists in history, and a strong start for freshman drama “Touch,” and Twentieth Century Fox Television is once again the force behind next year’s most talked about new shows.
Led by Chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman, TCFTV continued its winning streak with five new comedy series across three different networks (a feat unmatched by any other studio) from the most accomplished creators in the business. Ryan Murphy delivers his first half-hour comedy with “The New Normal,” a series he created with Ali Adler for NBC about a young woman helping a same-sex couple start a family. Carter Bays and Craig Thomas follow up their smash hit “How I Met Your Mother” (now entering its eighth season stronger than ever) with “The Goodwin Games,” a Fox sitcom about three dysfunctional siblings forced to reconnect by their late father. Acclaimed director Jason Winer (“Modern Family”) teams with former speechwriter to President Obama Jon Lovett and “Book of Mormon” star Josh Gad on “1600 Penn,” an uproarious take on the First Family and its lovable but socially awkward eldest son. Beloved television star Sarah Chalke returns to headline Imagine Television and Claudia Lonow’s “How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)” with her parents played by none other than the incredible Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett. And Dana Fox (“What Happens in Vegas”) and Jake Kasdan (“New Girl”) deliver the Chernin Company’s heartwarming “Ben and Kate,” starring newcomer Dakota Johnson and Nat Faxon (“Bad Teacher,” Academy Award-winning co-screenwriter of “The Descendants”) about an exuberant, young-at-heart brother who moves in with his responsible sister to help her raise her child, and maybe shake up her life a bit. Like its signature properties “Modern Family,” “Glee” and “Homeland” to name a few, every new entry adheres to the studio’s ethos of creating the most distinctive, creatively adventurous shows on TV.
In addition, the studio returned fourteen series, including every one of its freshman live action comedies (“New Girl,” “Last Man Standing,” and “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23”), the provocative “Touch” starring Kiefer Sutherland, and all ten of its non-freshman shows, keeping the studio’s pipeline of hit franchises full and flourishing.
TCFTV’s animation domination continues unrivaled, with all five of its current animated Sunday night hits returning next season, from the venerable “The Simpsons” which recently celebrated its astounding 500th episode, to third season hit “Bob’s Burgers,” to Seth MacFarlane’s trio of “American Dad,” “The Cleveland Show” and “Family Guy” which will air its 200th episode this November.
TCFTV will premiere five new network series in the coming year: 1600 PENN, BEN AND KATE , THE GOODWIN GAMES, HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS (FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE) and THE NEW NORMAL.
TCFTV will also return fourteen network series: AMERICAN DAD, BOB’S BURGERS, BONES, THE CLEVELAND SHOW, DON’T’ TRUST THE B—IN APT. 23, FAMILY GUY, GLEE, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, LAST MAN STANDING, MODERN FAMILY, NEW GIRL, RAISING HOPE, THE SIMPSONS and TOUCH.
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX TELEVISION
SERIES ROSTER FOR 2011-2012
1600 PENN (NBC)
BEN AND KATE (FOX)
THE GOODWIN GAMES (FOX)
HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS (FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE) (ABC)
THE NEW NORMAL (NBC)
AMERICAN DAD (FOX)
BOB’S BURGERS (FOX)
THE CLEVELAND SHOW (FOX)
DON’T TRUST THE B—- IN APT. 23 (ABC)
FAMILY GUY (FOX)
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
LAST MAN STANDING (ABC)
MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
NEW GIRL (FOX)
RAISING HOPE (FOX)
THE SIMPSONS (FOX)
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