The TCA Breakdown: FOX

Here are a few tidbits from FOX‘s Television Critics Association sessions:

Critics agree that Zooey Deschanel is “adorable,” Damon Wayans (“Happy Endings”) will stay in the “New Girl” pilot, and more revelations from the show’s session. [eOnline]
FOX sets “The X Factor” schedule, winner to star in Super Bowl Pepsi commercial. [TVLine]
Simon Cowell laughs off rumors that Cheryl Cole’s departure was a result of friction with Paula Abdul: “Look, if it was a question of not getting along with Paula then I wouldn’t have been on the show.” [Zap2It]
“Everwood” and “Brothers & Sisters” creator Greg Berlanti developing new legal drama for the network about an unconventional former lawyer falsely who was falsely convicted of fraud. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Seth Macfarlane (yes, I’m talking about the  “Family Guy” creator) will remake Carl Sagan’s Cosmos docuseries, in addition to his planned “Flinstones” reboot. [Deadline]