The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the second announced today. Here’s a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on FOX.
Like NBC yesterday, FOX is making minimal additions to its Fall line-up with most of its new series being saved for a mid-season premiere along with the just saved from cancellation “Sleepy Hollow” for its fourth season.
Also being held back are the high-profile restarts of the “24” and “Prison Break” franchises, with the former getting the coveted post-Superbowl slot on February 5th for its launch. The latter will take over the “Bones” slot sometime early next year once that long-running procedural wraps its final season.
Fox has eight dramas and three comedies to debut this year, and will have “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” pre-filmed revival ready for Halloween week in October.
NEW DRAMA SERIES
(Action-Thriller, 8pm Mondays)
The next evolution of the Emmy Award-winning “24”. Six months ago in Yemen, an elite squad of U.S. Army Rangers led by Sergeant Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins), killed terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid. In the aftermath, Bin-Khalid’s followers declared a fatwah against the families of Carter’s squad – forcing them into federal witness protection. A recent attempt on Carter’s life makes it clear they’re exposed and he seeks the help of Rebecca Ingram (Miranda Otto), former CTU Nation Director who stepped down to support her husband, Senator John Donovan (Jimmy Smits), on his campaign for the U.S. presidency. The pair uncover a sophisticated terrorist network that will force them to question who they can trust.
(Cop Action-Drama, 9pm Mondays)
In the wake of his best friend being murdered in a botched attempted robbery, billionaire engineer Gideon Reeves (Justin Kirk) makes a deal to take over the Chicago Police Department’s troubled 13th District and reboot it as a private police force: better, faster and smarter than anything seen before. With cutting-edge technology created by Gideon himself, this eccentric yet brilliant outsider challenges the city’s police force to rethink everything about the way they fight crime. But the near-overnight transition to the city’s most advanced police district doesn’t sit well with all of its members. Caitlin Stasey, Natalie Martinez, Taylor Handley, and Ernie Hudson star. Len Wiseman (“Sleepy Hollow”) and Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”) are producers.
(Supernatural Drama, 9pm Fridays)
Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera) is the new face of the Catholic Church: progressive, ambitious and compassionate. On the other side of the world, the relentless and abrasive father Marcus Brennan (Ben Daniels) is a modern-day Templar Knight, an orphan raised since childhood by the Vatican to wage war against its enemies. Caught in the middle is the normal suburban Rance family who are members of Tomas’ parish – the father (Alan Ruck) is slowly but surely losing his mind, the two girls (Hannah Kasulka, Brianne Howey) are hearing noises, and the mother (Geena Davis) has been plagued by recurring nightmares. Angela begs Father Tomas for help, unwittingly setting the naÃ¯ve young priest on a collision course with Father Marcus. Rupert Wyatt (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”) directed the pilot.
(Action-Thriller, 8pm Wednesdays)
Grief-stricken after the loss of his wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford) tries to start over at the LAPD where he’s paired up with Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans, Sr.) who’s just coming back to the job after a near-fatal heart attack. Riggs’ penchant for diving headfirst into the line of fire immediately clashes with Murtaugh’s prudent, by-the-book technique. It’s clear from the moment they meet, this partnership could be lethal. but both come to realise they may have found something worth living for. Jordana Brewster, Kevin Rahm and Keesha Sharp also star while the pilot is directed by McG.
(Baseball Drama, 9pm Tuesdays)
From executive producers Dan Fogelman (“Crazy, Stupid, Love”) and Rick Singer (“Younger”), this follows Finny Baker (Kylie Bunbury), a young pitcher who is vaulted into instant fame when she’s called up by the San Diego Padres to make her Major League debut – becoming the first woman to play Major League Baseball. Like any rookie, she must prove herself to her teammates including the ruggedly handsome star catcher (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), the center fielder (Mo McRae) who is an old friend, her mentoring agent (Ali Larter), and her demanding father (Michael Beach). In the process, she must break into one of the oldest, most exclusive men’s clubs in the country.
(Drama Thriller, pm days)
The famed four season FOX series returns in an all new run. Clues surface that suggest a previously thought-to-be-dead Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) may be alive. Lincoln (Dominic Purcell and Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies), Michael’s wife until he was assumed dead, reunite to engineer the series’ biggest escape ever, as three of Fox River State Penitentiary’s most notorious escapees, Sucre (Amaury Nolasco), T-BAG (Robert Knepper) and C-NOTE (Rockmond Dunbar), are pulled back into the action. The original producing team, including series creator Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead, will return to executive-produce the new series.
(Racial-Themed Cop Drama, 8pm Wednesdays)
From “Beyond the Lights” duo Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood comes a ten-hour event series that begins when an African-American police officer kills an unarmed white college student, leading to a small town in North Carolina being turned upside-down. As the neglected murder of an African-American teen is brought to light, wounds re-open that threaten to tear the town apart. Seasoned investigator Ashe Akino (Sanaa Lathan) and young Special Prosecutor Preston Terry (Stephan James) start to pull back the layers of both cases, discovering a cover-up that may involve some of the state’s most powerful people, including the North Carolina Governor (Helen Hunt) and a real estate mogul (Richard Dreyfuss) along with a Sheriff Department veteran (Stephen Moyer) who gets caught in the middle.
(Music Industry Drama, 9pm Wednesdays)
From “Empire” creator Lee Daniels comes the story of three talented singers, desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. Led by the tough-as-nails and foster care raised Star (Jude Demorest) along with her sister Simone (Brittany O’Grady) and her Instagram best friend Alexandria (Ryan Destiny), the trio journeys to Atlanta to become music superstars. The pair soon learn that ambition often comes at a cost. Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt and Lenny Kravitz also star.
NEW COMEDY SERIES
(Time Travel Comedy, pm days)
Dan Chambers (Adam Pally) is a computer science professor and unpopular nerd at a small Massachusetts college. Having recently discovered time travel, he has been transporting himself back to the 1700s to spend time with the colonial woman he’s fallen for. However his actions in the past are messing up the present, and the woman he’s dating is not just any woman – she’s Paul Revere’s daughter Deborah (Leighton Meester) with his actions causing her father to delay his famous ride which may have altered the outcome of the entire American Revolution. He soon enlists the help of a colleague, a popular history professor (Yassir Lester), to make things not just right – but better. Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“Lego Movie,” “21 Jump Street”) produce while Julius “Goldy” Sharpe (“The Grinder”) pens.
(Comedy, pm days)
A single-camera comedy about a brash, two-bit Rhode Island hustler named Mickey (Kaitlin Olson) who has spent her entire life shirking any semblance of responsibility. Things take a turn when she visits her estranged sister and billionaire brother-in-law in Coinnecticut – only to find the rich couple has fled the country to escape federal fraud charges. Now Mickey must assume guardianship of their three high-maintenance and ill-parented children (Sofia Black D’Elia, Thomas Barbusca, Jack Stanton). She’s now got the rich lifestyle she wants, but she has to transform these outrageously spoiled children into honest, hard-working, decent members of society in order to keep it.
Son of Zorn
(Live-Action/Animated Hybrid Comedy, pm days)
Animated warrior Zorn (voiced by Jason Sudeikis), from the faraway island of Zephyria where everything and everyone is animated, returns to Orange County to win back his estranged live-action family. His ex-wife (Cheryl Hines) was a former wild child now living the life of an upper middle class mom, one with a stable new partner in the form of an online psychology professor (Tim Meadows). Zorn’s teenage son (Johnny Pemberton) has a mellow, P.C. attitude about everything. Determined to make amends, he rents an apartment and works in industrial soap sales under his boss (Artemis Pebdani) who wants him to rein it in at the office.
NEW ALTERNATIVE SERIES
Kicking and Screaming
(Competition Series, 9pm Tuesdays)
A new competition series that teams ten expert survivalists with pampered partners to face the toughest challenges of their lives. Hosted by Hannah Simone, the series drops these unlikely duos into a tropical jungle in Fiji, where they must overcome dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather. While these no-nonsense survivalists are accustomed to fending for themselves, there’s one thing for which none of their previous expeditions have prepared them: their nature-phobic partners, who think “glamping” is roughing it. To win the competition, and a cash prize of $500,000, the experts will have to drag their partners to the finish line.
My Kitchen Rules
(Competition Series, TBD)
The unscripted cooking series will pit celebrity duos against each other as they cook and critique each other’s food, in Hollywood homes. The teams will take turns hosting intimate dinner parties with a menu designed to impress their rival competitors and two professional chef judges, Curtis Stone and Cat Cora. Celebrities featured on the series include Lance Bass, Brandy & Ray J, Andrew Dice Clay, Brandi Glanville and Naomi Judd. With escalating rounds of competition, the celebrity duo with the lowest score at the end of each round will be eliminated.
The nightly FOX schedule will be as follows:
8pm: “New Girl”
8:30pm: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
9pm: “Scream Queens”
8pm: “Lethal Weapon”
8pm: “Hell’s Kitchen”
9pm: “The Exorcist”
7:30pm: “Fox College Football”
7pm: “NFL on Fox”
7:30pm: “Bob’s Burgers”
8pm: “The Simpsons”
8:30pm: “Son of Zorn”
9pm: “Family Guy”
9:30pm: “Last Man on Earth”
8pm: “24: Legacy” / “Gotham”
9pm: “APB” / “Lucifer”
8pm: “New Girl” / “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
8:30pm: “The Mick”
9pm: “Kicking and Screaming” / “Pitch”
8pm: “Lethal Weapon” / “Shots Fired”
9pm: “Star” / “Empire”
9pm: “Prison Break”
8pm: “Masterchef Junior”
9pm: “Sleepy Hollow”
7:30pm: “Fox Sports Saturday”
7pm: “Animation Encores”
7:30pm: “Bob’s Burgers”
8pm: “The Simpsons”
8:30pm: “Making History”
9pm: “Family Guy”
9:30pm: “Last Man on Earth”
“Bordertown,” “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life,” “Grandfathered,” “The Grinder,” “Knock Knock Live,” “Minority Report,” “Second Chance”