Fox will look to Jack Bauer, Seth MacFarlane and even Washington Irving for ratings help next season.

Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) will headline a 12-hour, "24" event series next May, the network announced Monday. The series "24" ran from 2001 to 2010 on Fox.

Fox will introduce six series in the fall. "Family Guy" creator MacFarlane contributes "Dads," a live-action comedy about best pals (Seth Green, Giovanni Ribisi) who gain their fathers (Peter Riegert, Martin Mull) as roommates.

Author Irving's "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is the inspiration for "Sleepy Hollow." The drama sends Ichabod Crane, a soldier for George Washington, into the 21st century to save humanity.

"Almost Human," a J.J. Abrams drama set 35 years in the future, pairs police officers with human-like androids. The stars are Karl Urban ("Star Trek"), Michael Ealy ("Sleeper Cell") and Lili Taylor ("Six Feet Under").

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is a workplace comedy that pairs a hotshot detective (Andy Samberg of "Saturday Night Live") and a determined new captain (Andre Braugher of "Homicide: Life on the Street").

"Enlisted," a comedy, focuses on a man trying to reconnect with his younger two brothers while leading misfits on a Florida Army base. Geoff Stults of "The Finder" stars.

"Junior Masterchef" is a cooking contest for children ages 8 to 13. Gordon Ramsay will coach the kids.

"American Idol" will return next year, and only one judge, Randy Jackson, is out, said Kevin Reilly, chairman of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting. He attributed the show's ratings losses this season to its age and the expanded middle rounds. Reilly promised that the format will have fresh twists next season.

When asked if the other judges were welcome back next season, Reilly said, "Absolutely." They are Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.

Reilly said news on judges for "The X Factor" will be coming soon, because the show will be on the road in several weeks. Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato are returning on that show.

Fox said that "Wayward Pines," another event series, will debut next year. It comes from M. Night Shyamalan ("The Sixth Sense") and stars Matt Dillon. Reilly said the network is committed to providing year-round programming and that Fox had made the biggest investment in original fare in the network's history.

The Fox fall lineup:

Monday: 8 p.m.: Bones ("Almost Human" takes the slot in late fall); 9 p.m.: "Sleepy Hollow." ("The Following" returns next year.)

Tuesday: 8 p.m.: "Dads"; 8:30 p.m: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"; 9 p.m.: "New Girl"; 9:30 p.m.: "The Mindy Project."

Wednesday: 8 p.m.: "The X Factor." ("American Idol" returns in January.)

Thursday: 8 p.m.: "The X Factor" results. ("Idol" returns in January.) 9 p.m.: "Glee."

Friday: 8 p.m.: "Junior Masterchef"; 9 p.m.: "Sleepy Hollow" repeats. In late fall, "Bones" airs at 8 p.m., followed by "Raising Hope" at 9 and "Enlisted" at 9:30.

Saturday: sports.

Sunday: 7 p.m.: NFL game; 7:30 p.m.: "The OT"; 8 p.m.: The Simpsons"; 8:30 p.m.: "Bob's Burgers"; 9 p.m.: "Family Guy"; 9:30 p.m.: "American Dad."