HARTFORD – All of the television networks had their upfront presentations in mid-May, and there are some exciting new developments for the upcoming FOX line-up. A lot of your favorite shows will be returning, flanked by an impressive array of new additions.
Starting in the fall, Mondays will kick off with fan favorite Gotham and add a brand new drama show, Minority Report, based off of the 2002 film starring Tom Cruise, and a slew of new shows are coming in for fall Tuesdays: Grandfathered, The Grinder, and Scream Queens.
Minority Report takes place after the original film left off, set in the post-precog universe and starring Meagan Good (Think Like a Man) and Stark Sands (Inside Llewyn Davis).
Grandfathered stars John Stamos (Full House) as the ultimate bachelor whose life is turned upside down when he discovers he’s not only a father to Josh Peck (Drake & Josh), but a grandfather as well.
The Grinder stars Rob Lowe (The West Wing) as a famous TV lawyer who, after his hit series, “The Grinder,” is canceled, moves back home and joins his brother, Fred Savage (The Wonder Years) at their family’s real-life law firm – despite having no formal education, no bar certification, no license to practice and no experience in an actual courtroom.
Scream Queens is a super-charged anthology series about a murder that takes place, exactly 20 years after a mysterious death originally rocked the Wallace University campus. Starring Emma Roberts (American Horror Story), Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies), Lea Michele (GLEE), Oliver Hudson (Nashville), Keke Palmer (Akeela and the Bee), among others. With at least one casualty each week until the mystery is solved, anyone could be the next victim – or the murderer.
Wednesday nights in the fall will bring the hit show Empire back, as well as brand new medical/police drama, Rosewood.
Rosewood stars Morris Chestnut (Nurse Jackie) as a brilliant private pathologist who uses wildly sophisticated technology and his drive to live life to the fullest to help the Miami PD uncover clues no one else can see.
Thursdays will bring back Bones, as well as place the new season of Sleepy Hollow in a new timeslot, and Fridays will feature a new season of Masterchef Junior and and World’s Funniest Fails.
Sundays will feature a continued, strong comedic line-up, with Bob’s Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, and The Last Man On Earth.
In January, in addition to the return of New Girl and the 15th and final season of American Idol, an entirely new set of shows will debut, including the highly anticipated next chapter of The X-Files, devilish drama Lucifer, modern action series The Frankenstein Code, and two comedies, The Guide to Surviving Life and the animated Bordertown.
Lucifer is based on characters from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint and stars Tom Ellis (Merlin) as the charming, charismatic and handsome-as-hell original fallen angel, who, bored and unhappy in Hell, takes refuge in Los Angeles, where he uses his gift of persuasion to punish bad guys.
The Frankenstein Code is about a disgraced, 75-year-old ex-sheriff, whose life ends at the hands of corrupt cops, is brought back to life and given a second chance by a pair of young tech scientists, as a 35-year-old (Rob Kazinsky, True Blood) with unpredictable near-superhuman abilities.
The Guide to Surviving Life is a new young ensemble comedy about a group of friends living together for the first time, told from the perspective of Jack Cutmore-Scott (Kingsman: The Secret Service) a wickedly charming and deeply flawed recent college grad whose life is filled with terrible choices, excellent mistakes and fantastic misadventures.
The animated Bordertown, brought to you by Family Guy’s Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane, explores family, politics and everything in between with a cross-cultural wink, as the series centers on two very different families living in a fictional Southwest desert town on the U.S. – Mexico border.
Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars for the worldwide premiere of Grease: Live, starring Julianne Hough (Safe Haven) and Vanessa Hudgens (Spring Breakers) as Sandy and Rizzo, respectively, airing live on Sunday, January 31, 2016.