5:25pm PT by Lacey Rose, Lesley Goldberg
Fox Gives Drama Series Orders to Kevin Williamson-Kevin Bacon Thriller, 'Mob Doctor'
Fox has kicked off its drama orders.
With House coming to an end, the network will look to fill its few holes with another medical drama and a serial killer drama from The Vampire Diaries creator Kevin Williamson.
The Mob Doctor stars Jordana Spiro as a young female thoracic surgeon who becomes indebted to the South Chicago mafia and is forced to moonlight as a "mob doctor" while also working full-time at Chicago's most prominent hospital.
Friday Night Lights' Zach Gilford and William Forsythe co-star in the Sony Pictures Television drama. Drop Dead Diva's Josh Berman and Robert Wright penned the pilot and will executive produce alongside Michael Dinner, who directed.
In addition, the network has given series orders to The Following, serial killer drama from Williamson that had been considered a lock from the start.
The thriller revolves around an ex-FBI agent (Kevin Bacon) who leads the search to catch a diabolical serial killer (James Purefoy) who has created a cult of serial killers and hails from Warner Bros. Television.
Marcos Siega, who helmed the pilot for Williamson's Vampire Diaries, executive produces and directed the pilot, which co-stars Shawn Ashmore, Natalie Zea, Valorie Curry and Jeananne Goossen.