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Fox to pick up at least four new shows for next TV season

May 12, 2010 | 12:36 pm

Ride-Along
Fox isn't officially announcing its new shows until Monday, but sources tell us writer-producers Shawn Ryan and Greg Garcia will be back in business in the fall.

Ryan ("The Shield") has created "Ride-Along," about a rogue cowboy cop and Chicago's first female police chief who vow to clean up the streets and take on the city's dirty political machine. It stars Jason Clarke ("Brotherhood"), Jennifer Beals ("The L Word"), Billy Lush ("Generation Kill"), Todd Williams ("In Plain Sight"), Matt Lauria ("Friday Night Lights"), Devin Kelley and Delroy Lindo ("The Cider House Rules"). Clarke, Beals and Lauria are show in the pilot above.

Garcia
("My Name Is Earl") is back with a single-camera comedy, "Keep Hope Alive," about a single dad raising his child while living with the parents who made him the messed-up adult that he is. The cast includes:  Lucas Neff, Shannon Woodward ("The Riches"), Martha Plimpton ("The Goonies"), Garret Dillahunt ("No Country for Old Men"), Cloris Leachman and Skyler Stone ("The Rules of Attraction").

TrafficLight
Two other shows are expected to be ordered to series:

"Traffic Light" is a single-camera comedy based on the Israeli series, "Ranzor," about three male friends in different stages of relationships. By Bob Fisher, it will star Nelson Franklin ("I Love You Man") and David Denman ("Big Fish"), Liza Lapira ("Dollhouse"), Kris Marshall ("Love Actually") and Alexandra Breckenridge ("The Ex List" and "Dirt"). Lapira, Denman, Franklin, Breckenridge and Marshall are photographed, left to right, above.

"Lone Star," formerly known as "Midland," was written by newcomer Kyle Killen, is a "subservise" soap, following a con man who is juggling two wives and two different lives set in the backdrop of greed and corruption in the Texas oil and power industries. The cast includes:  Jimmy Wolk ("Hallmark Hall of Fame"), Adrianne Palicki ("Friday Night Lights"), Eloise Mumford ("Crash"), Jon Voight,  Mark Deklin, ("The Ex List"), David Keith ("The Class), Hannah Leigh Dworkin ("The Suite Life of Zack & Cody") and Bryce Johnson ("Doctor Strange").

-- Maria Elena Fernandez

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Photos: (Top) "Ride-Along" pilot. Credit: Peter Sorel / Fox. (Bottom) "Traffic Light" pilot. Credit: Patrick Wymore / Fox

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