Fox unveils fall schedule with two new comedies, 'The Mob Doctor'

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(CNS) – Fox announced today that its fall prime-time schedule will include two new comedies, one new drama and sports on Saturday nights in place of “Cops,” whose 25th season will begin at midseason.

Series canceled include the comedy “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” and the science fiction series “Terra Nova,” which both ran for one season; “Alcatraz,” “The Finder” and “Napoleon Dynamite,” which premiered at midseason; and “Breaking In,” which ran for two seasons.

Fox announced in February that the medical drama “House” would end its eight-season run this month. Of the five series Fox introduced last fall, “The X Factor” and “New Girl” will return for second seasons, along with the drama “Touch,” which premiered at midseason.

Fox’s new fall comedies are “The Mindy Project,” which was created and stars Mindy Kaling from “The Office” as a successful obstetrician gynecologist who desperately needs to break bad habits in her personal life; and “Ben and Kate,” an ensemble comedy about a woman (Dakota Johnson) whose older brother (Nat Faxon) moves in to help raise her 5-year-old daughter (Maggie Jones).

Fox’s new fall drama is “The Mob Doctor,” which stars Jordana Spiro as a top resident at a Chicago hospital who agrees to work for the mafia to pay off her brother’s (Jesse Lee Soffer) life-threatening gambling debt.

“Fox Sports Saturday” will include Major League Baseball and college football games, NASCAR races and Ultimate Fighting Championship fights.

Fox also announced that Kevin Bacon will star in “The Following,” as a former FBI agent called in to consult on the case of a serial killer (James Purefoy) who escapes from death row and embarks on a new killing spree. The midseason drama was created by “Dawson’s Creek” creator and “Scream” screenwriter Kevin Williamson.

Here is Fox’s fall schedule:
— Sunday: NFL postgame show; “The Cleveland Show”; “The Simpsons”; “Bob’s Burgers”; “Family Guy”; “American Dad”;
— Monday:  “Bones”; “The Mob Doctor”;
— Tuesday: “Raising Hope”; “Ben and Kate”; “New Girl”; “The Mindy Project”;
— Wednesday: “The X Factor”;
— Thursday:  “The X Factor”; “Glee”;
— Friday: “Touch”; “Fringe”; and
— Saturday: “Fox Sports Saturday.”

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