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fox pickups kevin bacon jordana spiro Kevin Williamson's 'The Following' picked up at FOX along with 'Mob Doctor'FOX has added two new dramas to the three comedies it has picked up for the 2012-13 season.

The dramas are “The Following,” a thriller from “The Vampire Diaries” executive producer Kevin Williamson that stars Kevin Bacon, and “The Mob Doctor,” about a young physician (Jordana Spiro of “My Boys”) who owes a big debt to gangsters in Chicago.

The two shows join a trio of comedies — “The Goodwin Games,” “Ben & Kate” (formerly “Ned Fox Is My Manny”) and a show from “The Office” writer-producer-actress Mindy Kaling — in FOX’s lineup for next season.

“The Following” stars Bacon as a retired FBI profiler who’s called back into the field to track the devotees of a serial killer (James Purefoy). Shawn Ashmore (“X-Men”) and Natalie Zea (“Justified”) also star.

“The Mob Doctor” comes from writers Josh Berman and Rob Wright (“Drop Dead Diva”). Spiro plays a surgeon who’s forced to moonlight as a doctor for the mob. The cast also includes Zach Gilford (“Friday Night Lights”), Jaime Lee Kirchner (“Mercy”) and William Forsythe (“Boardwalk Empire”).

FOX announces its full 2012-13 schedule on Monday (May 14).