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Fox Adds “The Cool Kids” and “Proven Innocent” to the New Series Roster

Fox Presents its Programming Plans to Advertisers and the Media on Monday Afternoon in New York City

Fox, which announces its programming plans for next season on Monday afternoon, has confirmed new sitcom “The Cool Kids” and new drama “Proven Innocent.” In “The Cool Kids,” three male friends in a retirement community (Martin Mull, David Alan Grier and Leslie Jordan) are the top dogs until they’re blown out of the water by the newest member of the community, a female rebel (Vicki Lawrence) whose ready to challenge their place – it’s high school with 70 somethings. It comes from 20th Century Fox Television in association with FX Productions.

“Proven Innocent,” from Danny Strong Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television, is a legal drama set in an wrongful conviction firm. The logline: Led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer (Rachel Lefevre) with a hunger for justice, the team reopens investigations, putting their own lives in danger to exonerate the innocent that were ‘proven’ guilty. Our lead’s motivation comes from her infamous past; as a young adult she was found guilty and later exonerated in a high-profile case in which she became a tabloid sensation, household name and national celebrity. While a hero and a victim to some, her bold and bullish tactics garner her some enemies – one of whom will do anything to see her go down for a crime we know she did not commit. The cast includes Russell Hornsby, Nikki M. James, Vincent Kartheiser, Riley Smith and Clare O’Connor.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. Great move for FOX really looks like they’ll finally break their comedy slump with this show and Last Man Standing coming in.