FOX Picks Up "Till Death" & 6 Pilots
FOX has renewed the Brad Garret-fronted freshman comedy "Till Death" after the sitcom's recent "American Idol" infused ratings boost. The network has also added 6 pilot projects to their line-up to be announced on Thursday in New York.
The pilot generating a lot of buzz is "The Sarah Connor Chronicles," a small screen take on the Terminator franchise starring Lena Headey ("300") and Thomas Dekker ("Heroes").
The show may actually go head-to-head with "Heroes" on NBC if FOX decides to air it as a lead-out to a 3rd season of "Prison Break" on Monday nights.
The second prominent pilot is the half hour comedy "Back To You" starring Kelsey Grammer, the man we had loved as Frasier, and Patricia Heaton of "Everybody Loves Raymond" fame.
The actors play local evening news anchors who love and hate each other.
The new comedy which had previously been called "Action News" has been a sure shot for weeks and will most probably be paired off with "Till Death" starring Heaton's former castmate on "Raymond" Brad Garret.
Two more dramas and two more comedies have been picked up. The dramas are: "New Amsterdam," about a 400-year-old cop (Nikolaj Coster Waldau) cursed with immortality until he finds true love; and "K-Ville," a police procedural set in post-Katrina New Orleans starring Anthony Anderson and Cole Hauser.
The remaining two comedies are: Amy Sherman-Palladino's "The Return of Jezebel James," starring Parker Posey about two estranged sisters, polar opposites, raising a baby together; and the Farrelly brothers' "Rules for Starting Over," about a group of newly single friends learning the painful lessons of starting over in their 30s.
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