Fox to pick up at least four new shows for next TV season
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").
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
Photos: (Top) "Ride-Along" pilot. Credit: Peter Sorel / Fox. (Bottom) "Traffic Light" pilot. Credit: Patrick Wymore / Fox