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Fox adds comedy Going Dutch, survival series Extracted to 2024/25 line-up

Fox’s upcoming action-drama Rescue: Hi-Surf

LA SCREENINGS: US broadcast network Fox has commissioned a live-action comedy titled Going Dutch, starring and executive produced by Denis Leary, as it cements its programming line-up for 2024/25.

In addition to ordering the new series, Fox also handed an early season two renewal to its upcoming animated comedy series Universal Basic Guys and commissioned survival competition series Extracted, in which the contestants “are not in charge of their destiny.”

The latter title is produced by Sony Pictures Television-backed B17 Entertainment, Balboa Productions and Fox Entertainment. Fox has not yet set a premiere date for the show.

Fox’s new, previously announced scripted series for 2024/25 include action-drama Rescue: Hi-Surf from producer John Wells and writer Matt Kester; medical drama Doc, based on the Italian series and starring Molly Parker; and Canadian psychological crime drama Murder in a Small Town, starring Rossif Sutherland and Kristin Kreuk.

Going Dutch, set to premiere in the 2024/25 season, is produced through Fox’s broadcast direct deal with Leary and is part of Fox Entertainment’s strategy to wholly own more of the series that it airs.

The single-camera comedy comes from Fox Entertainment Studios, writer/executive producer Joel Church-Cooper (Brockmire) and executive producers Denis Leary and Jack Leary through their production banner Amoeba.

The comedy follows a loudmouthed US Army colonel who, after an unfiltered rant, is reassigned to the Netherlands, where he is punished with a command position at the least important army base in the world.

The American network also renewed scripted dramas 9-1-1: Lone Star (S5), Accused (S2), Alert: Missing Persons Unit (S3) and The Cleaning Lady (S4) and Joel McHale-led comedy Animal Control (S3).

On the animated front, Fox also renewed Bob’s Burgers (S15), Family Guy (S23), The Great North (S5), Grimsburg (S2), Krapopolis (S2) and The Simpsons (S36).

Its roster of renewed unscripted shows includes Crime Scene Kitchen (S3), The Floor (S2), Hell’s Kitchen (S23), LEGO Masters (S5), The Masked Singer (S12), MasterChef (S15), Name That Tune (S5), Next Level Chef (S4) and Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test (S3).

Elsewhere, Fox’s ad-supported streamer Tubi revealed it has commissioned The QB Bad Boy & Me, an original movie based on a Wattpad story. It stars Siena Agudong (Netflix’s Resident Evil series), Noah Beck and Drew Ray Tanner (Riverdale) and follows a burdened but headstrong dancer who is determined to get into the best dance school in the country.

The film is produced by Adam Wescott, McKenna Marshall, Wattpad Webtoon Studios (WWS) president Aron Levitz and Lindsey Ramey. Executive producers include WWS’s David Madden and Great Pacific Media’s Lindsay Macadam, David Way and Tony Chung. Great Pacific Media, owned by Canada’s Thunderbird Entertainment, is financing and producing the project in Canada while Blue Fox Entertainment is selling it internationally.

Last week, Tubi ordered Z-Suite, a workplace comedy series starring and executive produced by US actress Lauren Graham.

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