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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.