It's time for the networks to pick up certain of the pilots they've been looking at for 2014, and also to, in some cases, start to cancel existing shows. Yes, that's right - we're approaching the Upfronts!
Fox has just picked up four new series for 2014. I call attention to the first two of them, because they're a bit... quirky? Interesting?
ALMOST HUMAN (working title)
A JJ Abrams project, starring Karl Urban!!! A police drama set in the near future, where a police officer who doesn't like robots and a robot with emotions that (as best I can tell from the treatment) shouldn't be there are teamed up to solve crimes. With Karl Urban! Yay! Oh, and did I say Karl Urban is in this one?
To me, this one sounds destined to fail. An action show where Ichabod Crane, of all people, is resurrected and brought to the modern era, where he learns he's humanity's last hope (of course he is) to save itself from destruction (from what, I am not sure...)
They've also picked up RAKE. Starring Greg Kinnear, and based on the Australian series of the same name. A legal drama. The main character is a lawyer, a recovering addict who has serious issues. To quote IMDB on the Australian version:
Finally, there is GANG RELATEDA lawyer (criminal defense) tries to take up the most challenging and disturbing cases that no one wants. His private life is not without pickles.
Supposed to be gritty drama, focusing on people working on a gang task force. Starring Terry O'Quinn, Ramon Rodriguez and RZA. RZA, if you don't know him, is a hip hop artist, and a major part of the Wu-Tang Clan, as well as a successful actor.