Fox is giving viewers a little bit of everything with its offerings for the 2014-2015 season. TV show based on comic book heroes? Check. Teen drama? Check. Sprawling primetime soap? Check. Dark mystery thriller? Check times two. Reality concept that sounds so out there you just have to tune in? Check. You get the picture.
Fox's new shows are ambitious and perhaps some of the most intriguing of the major broadcast networks. Take a look at the new trailers for series such as Gracepoint, Gotham, Empire and more below.
One of Fox's "event series," the 10-episode Gracepoint stars David Tennant and Anna Gunn as detectives investigating the tragic death of a young boy that puts a small town at the center of a nationwide media frenzy. Jacki Weaver and Nick Nolte also star.
Based on the characters from Batman, Gotham charts the rise of Gotham City's underworld and seediest villains just after Thomas and Martha Wayne are murdered. Bruce Wayne is a pre-teen, far from the Batman movie audiences know and love, and Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is a young detective working the streets. The show also stars Donal Logue and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Based on the Dutch series of the same name, Utopia follows 15 Americans after they've been isolated in an undeveloped location for an entire year. Yes, an entire year. The series charts as the build their own civilization.
From The Butler's Lee Daniels and Danny Strong comes Empire. Think of it as Dynasty but in the world of hip-hop. Terrence Howard stars as the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife (Taraji P. Henson) battle for his throne. Timbaland will write and produce the soundtrack.
This period fantasy drama set in ancient Egypt follows a thief who is moved from prison to become the Pharaoh. You know, normal.
From Bones executive producer Hart Hanson and starring Rainn Wilson, Backstrom follows a cantankerous—yet brilliant—detective who is brought back from exile to head up the Portland Police Bureau's Special Crimes Unit.
Matt Dillion and Juliette Lewis star in this miniseries from M. Night Shyamalan about a Secret Service agent whose mission to find two missing federal agents lands him in the mysterious town of Wayward Pines. Melissa Leo, Terrence Howard and Carla Gugino also star.
The Last Man on Earth*
Will Forte created and stars in this comedy about Phil Miller, the last man on earth. Phil was an average guy who loved his family and hated his job…and is now humanity's last hope.
One of Fox's few new comedy entries, Mulaney stars Emmy winner John Mulaney of Saturday Night Live fame as a stand-up comic trying to take his career to the next level. Nasim Pedrad, Martin Short and Elliott Gould also star.
Also coming to Fox: Weird Loners, a comedy about four 30somethings who unexpectedly come together in a Queens, NY townhouse. Becki Newton and Zachary Knighton star. Seth MacFarlane will also have a new comedy, Bordertown, an animated series taking a satirical look at the cultural shifts in America.
*Indicates planned 2015 launch.