FOX Orders Pilots for Relationship Comedy, AI Thriller FOX Orders Pilots for Relationship Comedy, AI Thriller
FOX has given a pilot order to relationship comedy Adam & Eve, which follows a couple through three time periods, and AI drama neXt. FOX Orders Pilots for Relationship Comedy, AI Thriller

Hot on the heels of ordering two drama pilots earlier today, FOX again bolstered its 2019-20 development by ordering a relationship comedy and an AI thriller.

From Jon Beckerman (Ed), Adam & Eve tracks a couple through three stages of their relationship – young and passionate, middle-aged with kids, and navigating retirement. The series will explore issues of love, marriage,  commitment, parenting, and compatibility.

From Manny Coto (24: Legacy), neXt teams a brilliant, paranoid former tech CEO and a Homeland Cybersecurity agent as they try to stop the world’s first artificial intelligence crisis: the emergence of a rogue AI with the ability to continuously improve itself. 

Adam & Eve is the fourth live-action comedy pilot FOX has ordered this development season, joining Geniuses, about a blue-collar couple raising three genius children; Patty’s Auto, which takes place in an auto repair shop with all female mechanics; and Richard Lovely, following a children’s book writer who undergoes something miraculous. The network already has given series orders to animated comedies Duncanville and Bless the Harts.

neXt is the fifth drama pilot for a network whose scripted presence is set to shrink in the coming years. It joins Filthy Rich, a dramedy about the family of a Christian television executive learning that there are more heirs to the throne than they thought; Prodigal Son, about the son of a serial killer becoming a criminal psychologist; Deputy, which follows the acting Los Angeles County sheriff as he takes over the department following his predecessor’s assassination; and an untitled dramedy that takes place over the course of one wedding.

Shilo Adams

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