Broadway's Ivey, Shenkman, Bierko and More Slated for New Shows on FOX's TV Schedule

News   Broadway's Ivey, Shenkman, Bierko and More Slated for New Shows on FOX's TV Schedule Ben Shenkman, Parker Posey, Dana Ivey and Craig Bierko are among the stage stars who will be featured in new television shows announced for FOX's fall season.

The new 2007-08 primetime line-up — featuring four new dramas and three new comedies — was revealed May 17 at the annual presentation to advertisers and media.

Television and stage vets Kelsey Grammar (My Fair Lady, "Frasier") and Patricia Heaton (The Scene, "Everybody Loves Raymond") will star as co-anchors in the comedy "Back to You," set at a Pittsburgh TV news station. Josh Gad (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and Ty Burrell (Burn This) also appear.

Stephen McKinley Henderson (Dracula, Drowning Crow) will be featured in the new drama "New Amsterdam" as the sole confidant to a New York City detective who happens to be immortal.

One of the shows slated for a January debut is the new comedy "The Return of Jezebel James" starring Lauren Ambrose (Awake and Sing!) and Parker Posey (Hurlyburly) as two estranged sisters who are reunited when one asks the other to carry her baby. Other stage veterans who will appear include current Tony Award nominee Dana Ivey (Butley, The Rivals) as well as Michael Arden (The Times They Are A-Changin') and Scott Cohen (Losing Louie).

Julianna Margulies (Festen), Ben Shenkman (Proof) and Linus Roache (Richard II - London) will also debut in January in the drama "Canterbury's Law." The series from Denis Leary and Jim Serpico is a courtroom drama centering around a rebellious female defense attorney (Margulies). And for a spring launch, FOX picked up the Farrelly Brothers' Boston-set comedy "The Rules for Starting Over" featuring Craig Bierko (The Music Man) as one of a group of 30-somethings who find themselves newly single.

For more information, visit FOX.com.

To view pickups from other networks, visit:
ABC: here.
CBS: here.
NBC: here.