The Sony Pictures Television-produced remake of BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey is among five comedies US broadcast network Fox has picked up ahead of next week’s Upfronts. Four dramas have also been ordered.
Us & Them, which is based on the popular BBC3 show about a couple that fall in love despite living on different sides of the country, is joined on the comedy front by single camera ensemble series Surviving Jack (working title), which comes from Doozer Productions and Warner Bros. Television; and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which is about an irresponsible New York cop and comes from Parks and Recreation writers Dan Goor and Michael Schur.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s new comedy Dads, produced with 20th Century Fox Television, and Enlisted, which also comes from Fox and follows three brothers on small Floridian airbase, round off the comedy slate.
New dramas come in the shape of JJ Abrams-exec produced Almost Human (WT); LA gang thriller Gang Related, which comes from Chris Morgan Productions, Skeeter Rosenbaum Productions, Imagine Entertainment and Fox; Greg Kinnear-starring legal series Rake from Fedora Entertainment, Australia’s Essential Media & Entertainment and SPT; and K/O Paper Products and Fox-produced Sleepy Hollow, a retelling of the Irving Washington classic short story.
Fox’s Upfront is scheduled for Monday, when the new shows will be unveiled to advertisers.