LOS ANGELES—Fox network executives excited about the ground-mending situation comedy Family House, which will debut this fall, told reporters Monday that the program has pulled back the envelope on modern television, and is sure to give viewers a "30-minute Ferris-wheel ride."

"Unbuckle your seat belts, America, we're already here," said cocreator and executive producer Kimberly Hodge, who touted the show's traditional three-camera setup and nuclear-family cast as "as nothing you've never seen before." "Our team of veteran writers is committed to bringing you only the kinds of basic conflicts, wildly predictable twists, and fast, easy resolutions you've come to expect from network television."

Hodge added that executives are equally pleased with their new action drama, Crime Unit, whose formulaic structure and conservative cinematography has kept test audiences "on the backs of their seats."