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FOX is making an aggressive play for male viewers
With "American Idol" still the bedrock of its programming, FOX has made several pleas for female viewers in recent years, whether with comedy development -- "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" live on, while "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" and "Ben & Kate" do not -- or on the drama side with failures like "The Mob Doctor." This season? It would appear that FOX is all about me. On the comedy side, "Dads," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Enlisted" and "Surviving Jack" all look to skew strongly male (midseason rom-com "Us & Them" is the exception), while dramas like "Almost Human," "Gang Related" and "Rake" look to be going the same direction. "The Following" has taught FOX that a male-driven show can play to all four quadrants, so maybe FOX is hoping that after several lightning-free years, lightning can strike four or five times.