Fox Orders Kevin Williamson Drama, Mindy Kaling Comedy and Three More to Series
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Following on NBC's heels, Fox has ordered comedies It's Messy, Ben & Kate and The Goodwin Games as well as Kevin Williamson's serial killer thriller The Following and The Mob Doctor drama to series, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
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In It's Messy, The Office's Mindy Kaling stars as a young Bridget Jones-type OB/GYN trying to navigate both her personal and professional life. Dana DeLorenzo, Anna Camp, Chris Messina Zoe Jarmon and Ed Weeks will also star. Ed Helms, Bill Hader and Richard Schiff will guest-star. Kaling wrote the pilot and will executive-produce with Office producer Howard Klein. No word yet on whether this means Kaling's Office days are numbered.
Ben & Kate stars Nat Faxon as a free-spirited young guy who moves in with his type-A, tightly wound sister (Dakota Johnson) under the guise of being his niece's nanny. Lucy Punch, Maggie Jones and Echo Kellum will star. Austin Stowell will recur. Dana Fox (What Happens in Vegas) will write and executive-produce with Terra Nova duo Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope.
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In Goodwin Games, three siblings — Becki Newton, Scott Foley and Jake Lacy — must reconnect after the death of their father, who leaves them his fortune only if they agree to his terms. How I Met Your Mother's Carter Bays and Craig Thomas executive-produce with Chris Harris, who will also write. Felisha Terrell and Melissa Tang will also star.
The Following is an edge-of-your-seat thriller, in which an incarcerated, though still diabolical serial killer (James Purefoy) taunts the damaged FBI profiler (Kevin Bacon) who captured him by recruiting an army of deluded followers. Natalie Zea, Nico Tortorella, Jeananne Goossen, Shawn Ashmore, Adan Canto, Billy Brown, Kyle Catlett and Valorie Curry will also star. The Vampire Diaries' Williamson wrote the pilot and will executive-produce.
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In Mob Doctor, a young female thoracic surgeon (Jordana Spiro) with Bridgeport roots is split between two worlds as she juggles her career and her lifelong debt to the South Chicago mob. William Forsythe, Zach Gilford, Jaime Lee Kirchner, James Carpinello, Floriana Lima, Zeljko Ivanek, Wendy Makkena and Jesse Lee Soffer will also star. Drop Dead Diva's Josh Berman and Robert Wright will write and executive-produce with Justified's Michael Dinner.
NBC has already ordered eight shows for the fall, including J.J. Abrams' drama Revolution, Dick Wolf's Chicago Fire and comedies 1600 Penn, Animal Practice, Go On, The New Normal, Guys With Kids and Save Me.