fox pilots Federal agent dramas, a Mindy Kaling comedy and more FOX pilots to watch for 2012 13There are so many pilots potentially coming your way for the 2012-13 season that Zap2it is trying to help you weed through them all. Here are the FOX pilots that might make it to your TV screen later this year.


“The Asset”: Ali Larter is photographer who is also a highly specialized CIA operative. Hamish Linklater plays her handler. Bradley Whitford and Jamie Chung have also been cast.

: A false-accused defense attorney (Cuba Gooding Jr.) is found guilty and stripped of his license to practice. So he goes about solving cases his own way, while looking to exact revenge on the man who set him up. Jay Harrington, Eva Amurri and Julian Morris also star.

Untitled Josh Berman/Robert Wright drama: Jordana Spiro plays a thoracic surgeon who works at a hospital and moonlights for the mob in Chicago. Zach Gilford, William Forsythe and Jaime Lee Kirchner have also been cast.

Untitled Kevin Williamson pilot: This is Kevin Bacon‘s foray into TV, as an ex-FBI profiler tracking an escaped serial killer who has created a cult of serial killers. Natalie Zea and Shawn Ashmore have also been cast.

Untitled Karyn Usher project: FOX’s other CIA drama, this one stars Julian McMahon as the surrogate father to a 14-year-old orphan whose parents were CIA agents.


“El Jefe”: Ryan Hansen (“Veronica Mars”) is back on TV as a 30-year-old tossed out of his house who moves in with his Latina nanny and her colorful family, having to get used to a new way of life.

“The Goodwin Games”: Three siblings reconnect after their father’s death because they are left his fortune – but only on his terms.”How I Met Your Mother” creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will serve as executive producers. It stars Becki Newton, Scott Foley and Jake Lacy as the siblings.

“Let It Go”
: Zachary Levi returns to TV in this comedy about a married couple, the husband’s best friend and the wife’s sister all try to navigate society’s unspoken rules.

“Like Father”: This Bill Lawrence comedy focuses on a father-son relationship featuring Colin Ferguson as the father and Robbie Amell as the son. It is based on Lawrence’s real-life experiences.

“Little Brother”: John Stamos returns to TV as a man who finds out he’s the half-brother of an ex-con (T.J. Miller). Rosa Salazar, Izabela Vidovic and Gillian Vigman also have been cast.

“Living Loaded”: Mike Vogel plays a party animal who must reevaluate his life after he gets a new job as a radio show host. Donald Sutherland, Larry Wilmore, Kaitlyn Black and Michael Friedman have also been cast, while “It’s Always Sunny’s” Rob McElhenney will executive-produce.

“Must Hire”: A young executive hires his dad, who quickly becomes the office clown. Reed Agnew and Eli Jorne of “Wilfred” are penning the pilot, while “Happy Endings” Jamie Tarses will executive-produce.

“Ned Fox is My Manny”: A free-spirited man moves in with his type-A sister as her nanny and helps her loosen up. Nat Faxon, Abby Elliott, Lucy Punch, Maggie Jones and Echo Kellum star.

“Prodigy Bully”
: A child prodigy attends a Hogwarts-like academy where he causes problems and also brings his magical way back to his working-class family. Mike O’Malley is the father. Missi Pyle, Hayley Holmes, Cody Sullivan and Ysa Penajero also star.

“Rebounding”: Will Forte is a man trying to get over the death of his fiancee with the help of his friends on his pick-up basketball team, played by Hayes MacArthur and Malcolm Barrett. Aly Michalka and Matt L. Jones also have been cast.

Untitled Mindy Kaling comedy: Kaling plays a Bridge Jones-like OB/GYN surrounded by a wacky cast of characters as she tries to juggle her personal and professional life. Dana DeLorenzo, Zoe Jarmon and Ed Weeks have also been cast.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."