Fall Pilots 2012: Fox

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Here is the full list of the Fox fall pilots for 2012. All new additions/updates are in bold. What looks good? What looks bad? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

THE ASSET (20th Century Fox)

Format: One-hour drama

Producers: Josh Friedman

Writers: Josh Friedman

Director: Neil Burger

Logline: A character-driven drama set in the CIA's New York City station focusing on a female agent with a very specialized and controversial area of expertise.

Cast: Ali Larter as “Anna King” Bradley Whitford as “Leo Maxiell”


Format: One-hour drama (WBTV)

ProdCo: Berlanti Productions / Wonderland Sound and Vision / Legal Scribe

Producers: Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, McG, Peter Johnson

Writers: Marc Guggenheim

Director: McG

Logline: After being falsely convicted of fraud and stripped of his legal license, a brilliant, morally questionable defense attorney uses his unorthodox methods to solve the cases he's been prohibited from handling and to ultimately exact revenge on the man who set him up.

Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr. as "William 'Billy' Remz" Julian Morris as "Alex Sitterson" Eva Amurri Martino as "Lily Agostini"


Format: One-hour drama

Producers: Josh Berman, Robert Wright, Michael Dinner

Writers: Josh Berman, Robert Wright

Director: Michael Dinner

Logline: A young female thoracic surgeon with Bridgeport roots is split between two worlds as she juggles her career and her lifelong debt to the South Chicago mob.

Cast: Jordana Spiro as "Grace Devlin" Jaime Lee Kirchner as "Dr. Olivia Watson" Jesse Lee Soffer as "Danny Devlin" James Carpinello as "Franco"

UNT. KARYN USHER PROJECT (20th Century Fox/21 Laps)

Format: One-hour drama

Producers: Marty Adelstein, Shawn Levy, Becky Clements

Writers: Karyn Usher

Director: Brett Ratner

Logline: The orphaned 17-year-old daughter of a CIA operative encounters a mysterious rogue agent/assassin who serves as both her surrogate father and professional mentor in the spy world.

Cast: Saxon Sharbino: Jane Forsythe


Format: One-hour drama

ProdCo: Outerbanks Entertainment/WBTV

Producers: Kevin Williamson, Marcos Siega

Writers: Kevin Williamson

Director: Marcos Siega

Logline: An edge-of-your-seat thriller about the complex relationship between a diabolical serial killer and the damaged FBI agent who took him down. After the killer escaped, the agent is reactivated and discovers that he is no longer just hunting one man, but a massive cult of serial killers created and manipulated during his time in prison.

Cast: James Purefoy as “Joe Carroll” Kevin Bacon as “Ryan Hardy” Shawn Ashmore as “Agent Weston”

NED FOX IS MY MANNY (20th Century Fox/Chernin)

Format: Single-camera comedy

Producers: Dana Fox, Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope

Writers: Dana Fox

Director: Jake Kasden

Logline: Under the guise of being his niece's nanny, a free spirited young guy moves in with his type "A," tightly wound sister and in the process will help her re-enter the world.

Cast: Abby Elliott as "Kate Fox" Nat Faxon as "Ned Fox" Lucy Punch as “BJ” Maggie Jones as “Maddie Fox” Echo Kellum as “Tommy”

EL JEFE (Sony)

Format: Single-camera comedy

Producers: David Guarascio, Moses Port

Writers: David Guarascio, Moses Port

Logline: Tossed out of his Brentwood home, an affable but lost 30-year-old guy moves in with his longtime Latin American nanny, goes head to head with her strong-willed son, and finds himself in a family and worklife very different from the one he grew up in.

Cast: Ryan Hansen as “Josh” Ana Nogueira as "Maria"


Format: Single-camera comedy

Producers: Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, Chris Harris

Writers: Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, Chris Harris

Director: Peyton Reed

Logline: High-concept family comedy about a father who leaves his fortune to his 3 children only if they agree to his terms.

Cast: Becki Newton as “Coney Goodwin” Scott Foley as “Henry Goodwin” Felisha Terrell as "Lucinda"

LET IT GO (Sony/Fedora)

Format: Single-camera comedy

Producers: DJ Nash, Peter Tolan, Michael Wimer

Writers: DJ Nash

Logline: An ensemble comedy told through the perspective of a young father who is strongly committed in his beliefs and will go to any lengths to prove his point to his family and friends.

Cast: Zachary Levi as “Ben”


Format: Single-camera comedy

Producers: Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold

Writers: Bill Lawrence

Director: Bill Lawrence

Logline: Comedy centering a on father-son relationship, inspired by Lawrence's real-life experiences.

Cast: Colin Ferguson as “William ‘Van' Lyons Sr.” Kevin Michael Martin as “Rob ‘Ruby'” Erin Daniels as "Ali Miller" Phil Lewis as “Rick Street”

LITTLE BROTHER (20th Century Fox, 21 Laps, Adelstein, Hat Trick)

Format: Single-camera comedy

Network: FOX

Producers: Mike Royce, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Shawn Levy, Michael Thom, Fintan Ryan, Jimmy Mulville

Writers: Mike Royce

Director: Shawn Levy

Logline: A boisterous ex-con moves in with his level-headed brother and his family.

Cast: T.J. Miller as “Justin” John Stamos as “Nick” Gillian Vigman as “Katie” Izabela Vidovic as “Sam” Rosa Salazar as “Odetta”

LIVING LOADED (20th Century Fox, 3 Arts/FX Productions)

Format: Single-camera comedy

Writers: Rob McElhenney, Rob Rosell, Dan Dunn

Producers: Rob McElhenney, Rob Rosell, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Nicholas Frenkel, Michael Rotenberg, Dan Dunn (SP)

Logline: A hard-partying blogger is forced to reevaluate his laissez-faire career plan when he gets a new job as a host on public radio.

Cast: Larry Wilmore as “Leonard Clark" Mike Vogel as "Dan Deegan" Donald Sutherland as "Grant Deegan" Anna Marie Horsford as "Bernie Marsh" Sugar Lyn Beard as "Maureen" Michael Friedman as "Bobby" Kaitlyn Black as "Esther"

MUST HIRE (Sony/Fanfare)

Format: Single-camera comedy

Writers: Reed Agnew, Eli Jorne  

Producers: Reed Agnew, Eli Jorne, Jamie Tarses

Logline: A workplace comedy centered on Sean and his father Jerry, who Sean hires in hopes that his dad will be a great asset but in reality is an office clown from a bygone era.

Cast: Mike O'Malley as "Tommy Murphy" Missi Pyle as "Celeste Murphy" Hayley Holmes as "Jackie Murphy" Cody Sullivan as "Colby Collins" Ysa Penarejo as "Heather Kwitkowski-Welch"


Format: Single-camera comedy

Producers: John Wells, Paris Barclay, Andrew Stearn, Mike O'Malley

Writers: Mike O'Malley

Director: Peter Segal

Logline: A rare child prodigy with an attitude shakes up his Hogwarts-like academy, while bringing the rarified world of his school back home to his aggressive working class family in Lowell, MA.

Cast: Mike O'Malley as “Tommy Murphy” Missi Pyle as "Celeste Murphy" Hayley Holmes as "Jackie Murphy" Cody Sullivan as "Colby" Ysa Penajero as "Heather Kwitkowski-Welch"

REBOUNDING (20th Century Fox)

Format: Single-camera comedy

Writers: Joe Port, Joe Wiseman

Producers: Steve Levitan, Joe Port, Joe Wiseman

Director: Jason Winer

Logline: An uplifting comedy about a man recovering from the death of his fiancé with the help of the idiots on his pick-up basketball team.

Cast: Hayes MacArthur as “Teller” Malcolm Barrett by “Ravi”


Format: Single-camera comedy

Writers: Mindy Kaling

Producers: Mindy Kaling, Howard Klein

Logline: Young Bridget-Jones type doctor trying to navigate both her personal and professional lives.

Cast: Mindy Kaling as “Mira” Ed Weeks as "Jeremy"

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