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The elite family drama “Our Kind of People” starts in the fall

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Wealthy, well-connected black families are the focus of “Our Kind of People” by Lee Daniels, the creator of “Empire”‘s new Fox drama series.

Based on Lawrence Otis Graham’s 1999 book of fiction, “People of our type. The TV series based on the book “America’s Black Upper Class” will join the network’s autumn schedule, and the rarity of the Asian protagonist “Clean Lady” in the mid-season TV

“Elodie Jung (” Hitman’s bodyguard “) plays a Cambodian doctor who is driven by family circumstances to work for mobsters as a crime scene cleaner,” Fox said Monday, announcing his 2021-22 schedule.

According to Fox’s thumbnail description, “our kind of people” is an “unforgivable celebration of black stability: achievements.” It is located on the legendary Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard, starring Yaya DaCosta (“Chicago Med”, “Whitney”) and Morris Chestnut (“The Resident”).

“We’re not just saying something cultural, we’re doing something cultural,” producer Daniels told ad buyers, who are rolling out virtual presentations of offers from Fox and other broadcasters this week.

Fox, which has been touting its success with adult viewers favored by sponsors, will add a total of four new dramas next year, including two freshman sitcom animated comedies. The Alter Ego Song Contest is set to debut in the fall, with other reality shows awaiting mid-season.

Newcomers will fill the shelves created by canceling “Bless the Plains,” “Next,” “The Prodigal Son,” “Dirty Rich,” and the Moody’s are still in the bubble or in danger of being axed.

The themes of the new series reflect “hope, second chance, new invention,” Charlie Collier, CEO of Fox Entertainment, told reporters Monday.

Other freshman dramas include The Fall of the Great, starring Scott Foley, Terry Polo, Piper Perabo, about the unlucky ones trying to change their lives through a reality dance show, and The Monarch, a mid-season music drama centered on America’s first family of country music, “the artistic Romans.

“Welcome to Flatch”, shot in the Middle East, which is the focus of the documentary crew, “Pitoting”, about three childhood friends looking for a new way of life, new comedies that come in the middle of the season, like him և The animated comedy “Krapopolis”. Created by Dan Harmon (“Community”), it is located in mythical ancient Greece, inhabited by humans, gods and monsters.

The returning “9-1-1” TV series will be shown this fall, and “9-1-1. The Lonely Star “will take its Monday time slot in the middle of the season.

The full Fox schedule this fall is the all-time sunrise

Monday.

20:00 – «9-1-1»:

21:00 – “Big Leap”

Tuesday.

20:00 – “The Inhabitant”.

21:00 – “People of our type”

Wednesday.

20:00 – “The masked singer”.

21:00 – «Alter Ego»:

Thursday.

20:00 – “Thursday night football”.

Friday.

20:00 – “WWE’S Friday Night Smackdown”:

Saturday

19:00 – “Fox Sports Saturday”:

Sunday

19:00 – «NFL on Fox»

19:30 – “The OT” և Fox repeat.

20:00 – The Simpsons.

20:30 – “Great North”.

21:00 – “Bob’s Burgers”:

21:30 – “Family boy”.

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This report was submitted by New York AP Media Writer David Boder.

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