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Fox Picks Up Two Genre Shows For Fall Season


Fox has announced their new show pickups for next season, and of the four dramas, two are genre shows. Score!

sleepy hollowFirst up is Sleepy Hollow, from Fringe co-creators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The supernatural-procedural sounds very similar to NBC's Grimm, in that it incorporates classic folklore in a modern day police drama. Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to find that the world is on the brink of destruction and that he is humanity’s last hope, forcing him to team up with a contemporary police officer (Nicole Beharie) to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. Len Wiseman (Underworld) directed the pilot.

almost humanNext is Almost Human, which may lean more towards the sci-fi/action genre than horror. J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman (also two of the brains behind Fringe) created the series, and have brought in a number of their Fringe co-workers to work on the production side. Almost Human (working title) is an action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely connection is forged when a cop with an aversion to robots and a robot with unexpected emotional responses investigate cases in a brave new world. Karl Urban (Dredd 3D) and Michael Ealy (Underworld: Awakening) star.