Report: Fox Picks Up THE FINDER, ALCATRAZ and THE NEW GIRL - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


May 10, 2011 by is reporting Fox has picked up a trio of new shows for the 2011-2012 season.

THE FINDER is familiar to BONES fans, as the show “premiered” as a backdoor pilot last month. The series stars Geoff Stults as Walter Sherman, a former military man who can find anything, but his polarizing personality — including extreme paranoia and blunt questions – makes him difficult to deal with. Walter is assisted on cases by his two partners Ike (Saffron Burrows) and Leo (Michael Clark Duncan). The series is based off “The Locator” novels by Richard Greener and created by Hart Hanson (BONES).

Per Deadline, ALCATRAZ “centers on a group of missing Alcatraz prisoners and guards who reappear in the present day. It chronicles the efforts of a team of FBI agents to track them down and unravel the mystery behind their disappearance thirty years prior.” It is written by Elizabeth Sarnoff, executive produced by JJ Abrams (LOST/FRINGE/ALIAS, etc) and stars Jorge Garcia (LOST), Sarah Jones (SONS OF ANARCHY), Santiago Cabrera (HEROES), Parminder Nagra (ER) and Robert Forster (HEROES).

THE NEW GIRL brings yet another Deschanel to Fox as Zooey Deschanel has booked her first series regular role. The comedy centers around teacher who moves away from her former boyfriend and in with three men. The show was created by Liz Meriwether and costars Jake M. Johnson, Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone and Damon Wayans Jr. (Wayans Jr. can only stay on the show if his current series, HAPPY ENDINGS, is canceled).

Do any of these shows intrigue you?

Follow @GiveMeMyRemote and @marisaroffman on Twitter for the latest TV news. Connect with other TV fans on GIVE ME MY REMOTE’s official Facebook page.

And to be the first to see our exclusive videos by subscribing to our YouTube channel at


4 Responses to “Report: Fox Picks Up THE FINDER, ALCATRAZ and THE NEW GIRL”

  1. CJ on May 10th, 2011 10:37 pm

    I wonder if they will keep all the characters from the Finder episode…one report I read made no mention of Saffron Burrows. Is she still a part of the project?

  2. Emily on May 10th, 2011 10:46 pm

    I love Bones, but I won’t be watching The Finder. I will, however, give The Bew Girl and Alcatraz a chance…

  3. Barb on May 11th, 2011 10:41 am

    I’ll definitely watch Alcatraz, porobably will watch Finder, and will give The New Girl a chance even though I almost never watch sitcoms and all I know about Zooey is that she’s Emily’s sister.

  4. John on May 11th, 2011 11:54 am

    Not a single one of these shows sounds like they are worth a season pass.