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