TV series adaptations of “The Exorcist” and “Lethal Weapon” franchise have been ordered to series by FOX as the network locks down its 2016-17 schedule. Four other shows are scoring series orders including dramas “Pitch” and “APB” along with comedies “Making History” and “The Mick”.
All, save for “Lethal Weapon,” hail from studio sibling 20th Century Fox Television as the network wants to have an ownership stake in as much of its new series as possible.
Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans Sr. play Riggs and Murtaugh respectively in the “Lethal Weapon” series which McG will executive produce. “The Exorcist” stars Geena Davis in the story of two different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession.
“Pitch” will follow the first woman to play in major league baseball, “APB” follows a tech billionaire (Justin Kirk) who purchases a troubled police precinct, ‘History follows three friends who become accidental time travellers, and ‘Mick’ follows a hard-living, foul-mouthed woman who must raise the spoiled kids of her wealthy sister.
All six join the previously ordered straight-to-series “24: Legacy” and “Lee Daniels’ Star”.
Source: The Live Feed