Fox schedule includes its first miniseries

AP News
Posted: May 13, 2013 8:18 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox network is betting big on its first miniseries and shows from heavyweight producers Seth MacFarlane and J.J. Abrams for next season.

The network said Monday it's making its largest original-programming investment yet with a crop of 11 new series and a miniseries from filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan (SHAH'-mah-lahn) for the 2013-14 season. That's more than double the five series it announced last year.

"Family Guy" and "American Dad" creator MacFarlane will be trying his hand at a live-action sitcom. "Dads" will star Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi as best friends whose fathers become their new roommates.

Abrams is among the producers of "Almost Human," an action series set 35 years in the future, when officers are teamed with humanlike androids.