Fox TV Trailers: J.J. Abrams’ ‘Almost Human’, Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Dads’, Andy Samberg’s ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’, and More
Posted on Monday, May 13th, 2013 by Angie Han
Wondering what you’ll be watching next fall? The broadcast networks are more than happy to tell you. Fox has revealed a bunch of trailers for their 2013-2014 crop of freshman series, which includes comedies from Seth MacFarlane and Mike Schur and a drama from J.J. Abrams. Check ‘em out after the jump.
First up, here’s MacFarlane’s new live-action TV series Dads, which stars Giovanni Ribisi and Seth Green as video game execs whose fathers (Martin Mull and Peter Riegert) unexpectedly move in with them.
Dads takes the Tuesdays 8 PM slot this fall, followed by Schur and Dan Goor‘s Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In the latter show, Andy Samberg plays as a talented but hopelessly immature detective, and Andre Braugher the straitlaced new police captain who butts heads with him. Here’s the trailer:
Coming up on Fridays at 9:30 PM this fall is Enlisted, a comedy from Cougar Town co-creator Kevin Biegel about a wacky military family.
Us & Them, a remake of the UK show Gavin & Stacey, won’t air until mid-season, but we have the first look now. Alexis Bledel and Jason Ritter play a young couple dealing with a long-distance relationship.
Moving on to the dramas, Almost Human has some impressive pedigree thanks to Abrams and J.H. Wyman (Fringe). It’s a buddy cop series with a sci-fi twist — one cop (Karl Urban) is a human with robot parts, the other (Michael Ealy) is a robot with human tendencies.
Almost Human will air Mondays at 8 starting in late fall.
Finally, Rake stars Greg Kinnear as a House-esque lawyer. It’ll take over Glee‘s Thursdays 9 PM slot starting in mid-season.
It’s obviously absurd to judge any of these shows by their first trailers, but my initial impression is that Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Almost Human have a lot of potential. Dads seemed fairly tedious to me — but I’d be the first to acknowledge that MacFarlane’s humor isn’t really my cup of tea, so maybe his fans will like it more than I did. The others aren’t making much of an impression on me, but the network has months to change that. What did you think?