Ahead of its upfront presentations next week, Fox has announced five new series it has picked up for the Fall 2010 season, as well as two (somewhat unexpected) renewals: Lie to Me and Human Target. Neither of those shows are huge hits in the ratings, but Lie to Me has an A-list star, and Fox might be looking to Human Target to fill the “action hour” void that 24 is going to leave on the schedule.
The five new shows Fox ordered are:
- RideAlong – an hour-long police drama from creator Shawn Ryan about a cowboy-style cop and a female police chief who try to clean up the streets of Chicago.
- Midland – a drama about a con artist working in the oil industry. (Boy, that show practically writes itself, doesn’t it?)
- Keep Hope Alive – a single-camera comedy from creator Greg Garcia about a single parent.
- Traffic Light – another single-cam comedy centering on male relationships.
- Wilde Kingdom – a single-cam rom-com starring Will Arnett as a hedonistic Beverly Hills resident who falls in love with an environmentalist, charitable woman who hates his lifestyle and values.
It looks like with those last three, Fox is hoping to build an entire night of back-to-back live-action comedy as a companion to its entirely animated Sunday night of comedy.