‘Lucifer’ Nabs Full Season 2 Order by Fox

LUCIFER: L-R: Tom Ellis and Lauren German in the ÒWeaponizerÓ episode of LUCIFER airing Monday, Oct. 24 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Michael Courtney/FOX.

Good news you little devils! FOX has a special treat in store for Lucifer and on Halloween no less! The network has given the devilish series a back-nine order to the sophomore drama, bringing it to a full 22-episode season.

Lucifer continues to deliver, with great blasts of dark humor and ambitious storytelling. The show has turned out to be a true wicked pleasure, the perfect companion to Gotham, and we couldn’t be more pleased to order these nine additional episodes,” said Madden. “We’d like to thank Tom, Lauren and the entire cast, who have imbued these characters with charm, humor and a great deal of humanity. Our thanks also go out to the production crew – Jerry, Len, Jonathan, Joe and Ildy – who, week-in and week-out, deliver a stellar show. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the rest of the season.”

Season-to-date, Lucifer is averaging 8.0 million multi-platform viewers, posting a +105% jump vs. Live + Same Day.

Based upon the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo, from DC Entertainment, Lucifer is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, LUCIFER MORNINGSTAR (Tom Ellis) abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles, where he has teamed up with LAPD detective CHLOE DECKER (Lauren German) to take down criminals.

Lucifer is produced by Warner Bros. Television, in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Aggressive Mediocrity. The series is based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo, from DC Entertainment. Tom Kapinos (Californication) wrote and executive-produced the pilot. The series is executive-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson. Len Wiseman serves as director and executive producer. Kapinos serves as executive consultant on the series.

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‘Lucifer’ has Fun with Mortality in “Sweet Kicks”

LUCIFER: L-R:  Tom Ellis and Lauren German in the "Sweet Kicks" episode of LUCIFER airing Monday, Feb. 22 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Courtney/FOX

Last week’s episode bring Lucifer’s own mortality into question especially after Chloe shot him and he found out that he can indeed bleed.

Amenadiel keeps coming back to bring Lucifer back to hell and is trying to persuade Maze to help him. He wants her to find his weak spot, but she won’t do it.  In this week’s episode titled “Sweet Kicks,” Maze notices that Lucifer is changing, maybe even becoming mortal. Sacré bleu!

Will she help Amenadiel? Does Chloe now believe Lucifer, that he is in fact, the devil?

Lucifer airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

The official synopsis for “Sweet Kicks”:

After a shooting occurs at a fashion show and a young woman is killed, Lucifer becomes intrigued by the danger of the situation and begs Chloe to get in on the case. Meanwhile, when Maze admits to Amenadiel that she wants to go back to hell, he sets his sights on Dr. Linda.

Check out a clip from this week’s episode:

Here are some stills from Lucifer Season 1, Episode 5:

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‘Gotham’ Preview: Who is Bridgit Pike?

GOTHAM: L-R: Benjamin McKenzie and Donal Logue in the ÒRise of the Villains: ScarificationÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Oct. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX.

They say it usually gets worse before it gets better…and that is just what’s happening to the city of Gotham.

Last week we saw the arrival of Captain Nathaniel Barnes played by Michael Chiklis, who is trying to do what Gordon couldn’t. He’s getting rid of the bad cops and fighting back against the villains that are rising in their city.

Theo Galavan (Frain) is one of those villains. After teaming up with Penguin, we can only imagine the damage those two will cause, especially once Galavan decides to run for Mayor.  But more importantly, why is he so obsessed with Bruce Wayne? He’s just a kid!

On this week’s episode titled “Scarification,” Galavan and Penguin join forces with a dangerous new family in Gotham. The Pikes are a bunch of arsonists and have basically forced their own sister Bridgit  to do their dirty wood. Bridgit Pike (Michelle Veintemilla) is set to portray the female version of Firefly from the comics. Tonight’s episode marks the beginning of a two-week origins story for the pyrotechnic villain.

Gotham airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX

GOTHAM: L-R: James Frain in the ÒRise of the Villains: ScarificationÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Oct. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX.

The official synopsis for “ScArification”:

“Galavan and Penguin join forces with a dangerous family in Gotham. Then, as the rivalry between the Waynes and the Galavans resurfaces, Gordon struggles to maintain order in the city.

Check out a few clips from this week’s episode:

Here are some stills from Gotham Season 2, Episode 5:

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‘Scream Queens’ Premiere Preview: Welcome to Hell Week

SCREAM QUEENS: Chanels on SCREAM QUEENS premiering September 2015 on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Pictured L-R: guest-star Ariana Grande, Emma Roberts, Abigail Breslin and Billie Lourd. CR: Steve Dietl/FOX

Sororities and college and murder, oh, my!

Fox’s new scare-com series Scream Queens is about to make a bloody splash on your television. Ryan Murphy’s new comedy-horror series stars Emma Roberts, Lea Michelle, Jamie Lee Curtis, Oliver Hudson, and Keke Palmer. You’ll even spot megastars Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas on campus. The new anthology series revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders and is set in the Kappa House sorority.

Fox Synopsis: “Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by CHANEL OBERLIN (Emma Roberts, “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Scream 4”). But when anti-Kappa DEAN CATHY MUNSCH (Jamie Lee Curtis, “Halloween,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “True Lies”) decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc across the campus.

An over-the-top, biting satire, SCREAM QUEENS is part black comedy, part slasher flick and a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder…or could easily be the next victim.

Scream Queens debuts with a two-hour premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

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Watch the First Full Trailer for ‘Scream Queens’: What Fresh Hell Is This?

SCREAM QUEENS: Abigail Breslin as Chanel #5 is horrified on SCREAM QUEENS premiering September 2015 on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Steve Dietl/FOX

“Good evening, idiot hookers!”

Sororities, and college, and murder! Oh, my!

Fox has just released the first full killer trailer for Ryan Murphy’s new comedy-horror series Scream Queens, starring Emma Roberts, Lea Michelle, Jamie Lee Curtis, Oliver Hudson, and Keke Palmer. The new anthology series revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders and is set in the Kappa House sorority.

According the to the official synopsis there will be “at least one casualty each week until the mystery is solved, anyone could be the next victim – or the murderer.” Basically, it’s a modern take of the classic whodunit, and we can’t wait to check-in with the girls over at the Kappa House when the 15-episode, hourlong comedy premieres this fall.

Did I mention that Nick Jonas has booked a recurring role on the upcoming series?!

So, welcome to hell week! Enjoy the nearly 3-minute long trailer and let us know what you think!

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Watch Trailers for Fox’s New Shows: ‘Minority Report,’ ‘Lucifer,’ ‘Grandfathered’ and More

LUCIFER:  Pictured:  Tom Ellis as Lucifer. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: John P. Fleenor/FOX

LUCIFER: Pictured: Tom Ellis as Lucifer. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: John P. Fleenor/FOX

Fox has released its fall 2015 schedule and previewed trailers and descriptions for some of their upcoming series including John Stamos’ Grandfathered, Rob Lowe’s comedy The Grinder, and drama series Minority Report, to name a few. The network also revealed teasers for midseason premieres Lucifer, Bordertown, and The Frankenstein Code. Check back here as we’ll continue to update as new trailers are released.

Minority Report – Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT

The future is coming. Based on the international blockbuster film by executive producer Steven Spielberg and the first of his films to be adapted for television, MINORITY REPORT follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and a cop haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen. Set in Washington, D.C., it is 10 years after the demise of Precrime, a law enforcement agency tasked with identifying and eliminating criminals…before their crimes were committed. To carry out this brand of justice, the agency used three precogs – “precognitives” Dash, Arthur and Agatha – who were able to see the future. Now, in 2065, crime-solving is different, and justice leans more on sophisticated and trusted technology than on the instincts of the precogs. Precog DASH (Stark Sands, “Inside Llewyn Davis”) – driven by his terrifying, but fragmented visions – now has returned in secret to help a brash, but shrewd police detective, LARA VEGA (Meagan Good, “Think Like A Man” franchise, “Californication”), attempt to stop the murders that he predicts. As they navigate this future America, they will search for Dash’s missing twin brother, ARTHUR, and elude others who will stop at nothing to exploit their precog abilities. Also complicating matters is Dash and Arthur’s ingenious, but reclusive, foster sister, AGATHA (Laura Regan, “Mad Men,” “Unbreakable”), who just wants Dash to return home. A drama of crime and conspiracy, this is a timeless story of connection: two lost souls, Dash and Vega, who find friendship, purpose and redemption in each other.

Grandfathered – Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT

What’s the fastest way to put the brakes on a cruise-controlled bachelor lifestyle? Fatherhood? Guess again. Television icon John Stamos (“Full House,” “ER”) stars in a new comedy about the ultimate bachelor who discovers he’s not only a father, but a grandfather. Successful restaurateur and man-about-town JIMMY MARTINO (Stamos) is used to being the most suave, most handsome and most single person in the room. All that changes with the surprise appearance of Jimmy’s adult son, GERALD (Josh Peck, THE MINDY PROJECT), and his baby daughter, EDIE. Now Jimmy has to unlearn a lifetime of blissful selfishness and grapple with the fact that he went straight from single to grandfather in six seconds flat. Keeping tabs on Jimmy is Gerald’s mother and Jimmy’s former girlfriend, rocker chick-turned-mother SARA (Paget Brewster, “Criminal Minds,” “Community”). Equally concerned about how Jimmy will manage these new developments is Jimmy’s restaurant family, especially assistant manager ANNELISE (Kelly Jenrette, “Audrey”) and chef KEN (Ravi Patel, “Super Fun Night”). Can Jimmy teach Gerald to be a little more like him in order to win the affection of Edie’s hot mess of a mom, VANESSA (Christina Milian, FAMILY GUY, “Baggage Claim”)? Will Jimmy and Sara fall for each other all over again, even though she’s the one thing he never dates – a woman his own age? And who’s higher maintenance, Jimmy or the baby? GRANDFATHERED is an unconventional, sophisticated comedy about coming of age – at any age.

The Grinder  – Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

How many TV lawyers does it take to try a real-life case in a real-life courtroom? One, and his name is THE GRINDER. Starring Emmy Award nominee Rob Lowe (“Parks and Recreation,” “The West Wing”), THE GRINDER is a new comedy about a famous TV lawyer at a crossroads. When his legal series ends, he decides to move back home and join his family’s real law firm – despite having no formal education, no bar certification, no license to practice and no experience in an actual courtroom. DEAN SANDERSON (Lowe) spent eight seasons playing the title role on the hit legal drama “The Grinder.” Now he’s moving back to his hometown of Boise, Idaho, where his brother, STEWART (Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Fred Savage, “The Wonder Years”), is a real-life attorney who is poised to take over the family law firm. It doesn’t take long for Dean to start injecting his TV drama into every aspect of Stewart’s life, both in the courtroom and at home, impacting Stewart’s wife – and Dean’s high school sweetheart – DEBBIE (Mary Elizabeth Ellis, NEW GIRL, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”); their two kids, 15-year-old LIZZIE (Hana Hayes, “Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures”) and 13-year-old ETHAN (Connor Kalopsis, “Days Of Our Lives”); and Dean and Stewart’s father, the law firm’s head, DEAN SR. (William Devane, “24: Live Another Day”). Dean and Stewart don’t see to eye to eye, but when they stop arguing with each other and start arguing together in court…they make a formidable team. THE GRINDER is the story of two brothers, who took different paths, but meet again in the middle – for justice…sort of.

Rosewood – Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Meet the Beethoven of private pathologists…From executive producer Todd Harthan (“Psych,” “Dominion”), ROSEWOOD is the story of DR. BEAUMONT ROSEWOOD, JR. (Morris Chestnut, “Nurse Jackie,” “The Best Man” franchise), the most brilliant private pathologist in Miami. Using his wildly sophisticated autopsy lab, he performs for-hire autopsies to uncover clues that the Miami PD can’t see. His new partner-in-crime is Detective VILLA (Jaina Lee Ortiz, “The After”), a Miami PD detective with attitude and demons to spare. While she’s impressed by Rosewood’s incredible abilities, his constant optimism is more annoying than it is infectious. But somehow, week-to-week, this unlikely tag team will solve many crimes together. Joining Rosewood in his practice are his sister and “toxicology queen,” PIPPY (Gabrielle Dennis, “The Game”); and DNA specialist TARA MILLY IZIKOFF aka TMI (Anna Konkle, “Man Seeking Woman,” “Betas”), who is Pippy’s fiancée. Plagued with his own set of medical ailments, Rosewood sees that every moment of life should be embraced and lived to the fullest. And those moments of victims’ lives that will never be are what drive him the most.

The Frankenstein Code – Midseason

What would you do with a second chance? From executive producer/writer Rand Ravich (“Life,” “Crisis”) and executive producer Howard Gordon (“Homeland,” “24”) comes THE FRANKENSTEIN CODE, a modern reimagining of the Mary Shelley classic, about a man brought back to life by two scientists playing god. Seventy-five-year-old JIMMY PRITCHARD (guest star Philip Baker Hall, “Modern Family,” “Magnolia”) is a shell of his former self. A drinker, a womanizer and a father who always put work before family, Pritchard was forced to resign as L.A. County Sheriff for corrupt conduct more than a decade ago. Now, some 15 unkind years later, he is killed when he stumbles upon a robbery at the home of FBI Agent DUVAL PRITCHARD (Tim DeKay, “White Collar”), one of his three children. But death is surprisingly short for Jimmy, who is brought back to life by billionaire tech-genius twins MARY GOODWIN (Dilshad Vadsaria, “Revenge”) and her brother, OTTO (Adhir Kalyan, “Rules of Engagement”), founders of the social networking empire, Lookinglass. Resurrected as a younger version of himself, with physical abilities of which he never dreamed, a re-animated Pritchard (Rob Kazinsky, “True Blood”) is given a second chance at life. What will he do with it? Will he seek vengeance against those who killed him? Will he try to repair the damage he did to his family? Will he embrace a new sense of purpose or fall prey to old temptations?

Lucifer – Midseason

The Devil has come to Los Angeles…Based upon the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, LUCIFER is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, LUCIFER MORNINGSTAR (Tom Ellis, “Merlin”) has abandoned his throne and retired to L.A., where he owns Lux, an upscale nightclub. Charming, charismatic and devilishly handsome, Lucifer is enjoying his retirement, indulging in a few of his favorite things – wine, women and song – when a beautiful pop star is brutally murdered outside of Lux. For the first time in roughly 10 billion years, he feels something awaken deep within him as a result of this murder. Compassion? Sympathy? The very thought disturbs him – as well as his best friend and confidante, MAZIKEEN aka MAZE (Lesley-Ann Brandt, “The Librarians”), a fierce demon in the form of a beautiful young woman. The murder attracts the attention of LAPD homicide detective CHLOE DANCER (Lauren German, “Chicago Fire”), who initially is dismissive of Lucifer. But she becomes intrigued by his talent for drawing out people’s secrets and his desire to dispense justice, doling out punishment to those who deserve it. As they work together to solve the pop star’s murder, Lucifer is struck by Chloe’s inherent goodness. Accustomed to dealing with the absolute worst of humanity, Lucifer is intrigued by Chloe’s apparent purity and begins to wonder if there’s hope for his own soul yet. At the same time, God’s emissary, the angel AMENADIEL (DB Woodside, “Suits,” “24”), has been sent to Los Angeles to convince Lucifer to return to the underworld…can the Devil incarnate be tempted toward the side of Good, or will his original calling pull him back toward Evil?

Bordertown – Midseason

From FAMILY GUY’s Mark Hentemann comes BORDERTOWN, a new animated comedy about two families living in a Southwest desert town on the U.S. – Mexico border. The series takes a satirical look at the cultural shifts occurring in America, where the U.S. Census forecasts that by 2017, ethnic minorities will become the majority. Set against this increasingly diverse backdrop, the comedy explores family, politics and everything in between with a cross-cultural wink. BORDERTOWN centers on two clans: the Buckwalds and the Gonzalezes. BUD BUCKWALD (Hank Azaria, THE SIMPSONS) is a married father of three and a Border Patrol agent who is just a tad behind the times and feels slightly threatened by the cultural changes transforming his neighborhood. He lives next door to ERNESTO GONZALEZ (Nicholas Gonzalez, SLEEPY HOLLOW), an ambitious family man, who has been in the country less than 10 years, but is already doing better than Bud – which, it turns out, is a bit of an issue for Bud. Bud is married to JANICE BUCKWALD (Alex Borstein, FAMILY GUY), both the wisest and most oblivious member of the family. The Buckwald kids include BECKY (Borstein), a socially awkward, big-boned geek; SANFORD (Judah Friedlander, “30 Rock”), a loser who thinks he’s a player; and GERT (Missi Pyle, “The Exes,” “Galaxy Quest”), a beauty pageant-obsessed five-year-old with a pet pig. Meanwhile, living the American Dream next door are the Gonzalezes, including MARIA (Stephanie Escajeda, “100 Things To Do Before High School”), Ernesto’s no-nonsense wife; their son, RUIZ (guest voice Efren Ramirez, “Napoleon Dynamite”); and their 21-year-old nephew, J.C. (Gonzalez), a graduate student who is engaged to Becky and frequently butts heads with Bud. As Bud and Ernesto’s paths begin to cross, their two families soon become bound by romance, conflict and, perhaps most importantly, friendship – a word that means the same, no matter what side of the border you’re from.

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Fox Releases Fall 2015 Schedule: ‘Minority Report’ on Mondays, ‘X-Files’ Lands in January, ‘New Girl’ Held for Midseason

GRANDFATHERED: Pictured L-R: John Stamos as Jimmy and Josh Peck as Gerald. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Erica Parise/FOX

GRANDFATHERED: Pictured L-R: John Stamos and Josh Peck / CR: Erica Parise/FOX

Yesterday, NBC was the first to release their comedy-lite fall schedule. Today. Fox has released their 2015 schedule, including brief descriptions, photos, and trailers for their series premieres.

Futurist drama series Minority Report will be paired up with Batman prequel series Gotham on Mondays. With The Mindy Project and The Following no longer and New Girl pushed to midseason, there’s room for an entirely new lineup of freshman series on Tuesdays. John Stamos’ Grandfathered will start the night off, followed by The Grinder with Rob Lowe, and the network will round out the evening with the highly anticipated drama series Scream Queens starring Emma Roberts.

Miami-set series Rosewood gets the prime pre-Empire slot on Tuesdays, with Sleepy Hollow moving to Thursdays with Bones. American Idol will premiere for the last time midseason joined by newcomers The Frankenstein Code, Lucifer and Bordertown. Last but not least, The X-Files reboot will also return to the small screen in January 2016.

Anthology Series

SCREAM QUEENS
Award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy (GLEE, “American Horror Story”), Brad Falchuk (GLEE, “American Horror Story”) and Ian Brennan (GLEE) meld comedy, mystery and horror in SCREAM QUEENS. All hell is about to break loose for the Kappa House sisters of Wallace University when a murder takes place, exactly 20 years after a mysterious death originally rocked their college campus. The super-charged anthology series is a modern take on the classic whodunit with a killer cast, including Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Scream 4”), Jamie Lee Curtis (“Halloween,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “True Lies”), Lea Michele (GLEE), Oliver Hudson (“Nashville,” “Rules of Engagement”), Keke Palmer (“Akeela and the Bee,” “Masters of Sex”) and guest stars Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas (“Kingdom”), among others. With at least one casualty each week until the mystery is solved, anyone could be the next victim – or the murderer.

New Comedies

GRANDFATHERED
A comedy about coming of age – at any age – GRANDFATHERED stars John Stamos (“Full House,” “ER”) as the ultimate bachelor whose life is turned upside down when he discovers he’s not only a father, but a grandfather.

THE GRINDER
THE GRINDER, starring Emmy Award nominee Rob Lowe (“Parks and Recreation,” “The West Wing”) and Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Fred Savage (“The Wonder Years”), follows a famous TV lawyer (Lowe) who, after his hit series, “The Grinder,” is canceled, moves back home and joins his brother (Savage) 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.

THE GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE
The new young ensemble comedy about a group of friends living together for the first time. Each episode is told from the perspective of COOPER BARRETT (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.

BORDERTOWN
A new animated comedy from FAMILY GUY’s Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane, BORDERTOWN is a satirical look at the cultural shifts taking place in America. Exploring family, politics and everything in between with a cross-cultural wink, the series centers on two very different families living in a fictional Southwest desert town on the U.S. – Mexico border.

New Dramas

MINORITY REPORT
Based on Steven Spielberg’s international blockbuster film and the first of his films to be adapted for television, MINORITY REPORT follows the partnership between a man (Stark Sands, “Inside Llewyn Davis”) haunted by the future and a cop (Meagan Good, “Think Like A Man” franchise, “Californication”) haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes before they happen.

ROSEWOOD
Also joining the schedule this fall is ROSEWOOD. From executive producer Todd Harthan (“Psych,” “Dominion”), ROSEWOOD stars Morris Chestnut (“Nurse Jackie,” “The Best Man” franchise) as DR. BEAUMONT ROSEWOOD, JR., a brilliant private pathologist who uses wildly sophisticated technology and his drive to live life to the fullest to help a tough-as-nails detective (Jaina Lee Ortiz, “The After”) and the Miami PD uncover clues no one else can see.

THE X-FILES
The next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The thrilling, six-episode event series, helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY, marks the momentous return of the Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.

THE FRANKENSTEIN CODE 
In THE FRANKENSTEIN CODE, from executive producer/writer Rand Ravich (“Life,” “Crisis”) and executive producer Howard Gordon (“Homeland,” “24”), 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.

LUCIFER
Based on characters from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, LUCIFER 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. But the longer he’s away from the underworld, the greater the threat that the worst of humanity could escape.

Check out the entire Fall 2015-16 schedule below. New programs are in UPPER CASE; all times ET.

Which new show are you most excited about?

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MONDAY

8:00-9:00 P.M. — “Gotham”
9:00-10:00 P.M. — “MINORITY REPORT”

THE GRINDER:   THE GRINDER premieres this Fall on FOX.  Pictured L-R:  Fred Savage and Rob Lowe.                         ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Company.  Cr:  Ray Mickshaw/FOX

THE GRINDER: THE GRINDER premieres this Fall on FOX. Pictured L-R: Fred Savage and Rob Lowe. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Company. Cr: Ray Mickshaw/FOX

TUESDAY

8:00-8:30 P.M. — “GRANDFATHERED”
8:30-9:00 P.M. — “THE GRINDER”
9:00-10:00 P.M. — “SCREAM QUEENS”

ROSEWOOD: Pictured L-R: Morris Chestnut as Dr. Beaumont Roswood, Jr. and Jaina Lee Ortiz as Det. Villa. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Jeff Daly/FOX

ROSEWOOD: Pictured L-R: Morris Chestnut as Dr. Beaumont Roswood, Jr. and Jaina Lee Ortiz as Det. Villa. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Jeff Daly/FOX

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 P.M. — “ROSEWOOD”
9:00-10:00 P.M. — “Empire”

BONES:  In an episode that reimagines the Jeffersonian and FBI teams in 1950s Hollywood, Brennan plays an LAPD detective, and Booth is a notorious jewel thief who is far more than he seems to be. When Booth is framed for a murder, he and Brennan team up to clear his name and find the killer in the "The 200th in the 10th" 200th episode of BONES airing Thursday, Dec. 11 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  Pictured L-R:  Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz.  ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Patrick McElhenney/FOX

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 P.M. — “Bones”
9:00-10:00 P.M. — “Sleepy Hollow”

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR: L-R: Contestants Kayla and Jenna in the “Raw Talent” episode of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR airing Tuesday, Jan. 27 (8:00-9:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Greg Gayne / FOX. © 2014 FOX Broadcasting Co.

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FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 P.M. — “Masterchef Junior”
9:00-10:00 P.M. — “World’s Funniest”

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SATURDAY

7:00-10:30 P.M. — “Fox Sports Saturday: Fox College Football”

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE: Det. Peralta (Andy Samberg, R) eagerly volunteers for a case in the "Det. Dave Majors" episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE airing Sunday, May 3 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Eddy Chen/FOX.

SUNDAY

7:00-7:30 P.M. — “NFL on Fox”
7:30-8:00 P.M. — “The OT / Bob’s Burgers”
8:00-8:30 P.M. — “The Simpsons
8:30-9:00 P.M. — “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
9:00-9:30 P.M. — “Family Guy”
9:30-10:00 P.M. — “The Last Man on Earth”

 

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FOX Cancels ‘The Following’ After 3 Seasons

THE FOLLOWING: Mike (Shawn Ashmore, L), Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon, C) and Max (Jessica Stroup, R) return with a special, two-hour premiere Monday, March 2 (8:00-9:00/9?00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Christopher Fragapane/FOX

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The Following is officially dead at Fox.

The network announced on Friday that the psychological thriller series led by Kevin Bacon has been canceled after three seasons.

The series, which premiered to strong numbers when it premiered back in 2013, has been sliding in viewership and wasn’t bring back the audience numbers it was once attracting.

The Following was a big deal when the news first came out that Kevin Bacon was coming to the small screen. Since then, we’ve seen similar moves like Viola Davis with ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder and even Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams for HBO’s True Detective.

For a full list of what’s been renewed and canceled, go here.

FOX Cancels ‘The Mindy Project’ After 3 Seasons; May Live on at Hulu

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Fox is moving on from The Mindy Project. 

The network has announced its decision after spending three years with the amazingly talented Mindy Kaling and her group of quirky doctors, nurses and none other than Danny Castellano a.k.a. Chris Messina.

The series took a turn for the better after bringing on Charlie Grandy, but that just wasn’t enough to save the comedy series from returning to its home at Fox, where it’s been for the last three seasons.

Now don’t freak out just yet. That doesn’t mean that we won’t see Mindy and Danny’s baby anytime soon.

Streaming service Hulu is in talks with Universal Television, the studio behind the series, to bring it on board for the next couple of seasons, if not more.

This could be a good fit for both parties as Hulu already owns the streaming rights and is currently offering all 67 episodes on its service.

What do you think about the news? Will you still plan on watching if it moves over to Hulu? Let us know in the comments below.

 

TV Shows Invade Week One of SXSW

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SXSW isn’t just for the tech, music and film industry anymore. The TV world is officially making its presence known with cool installations, photo opportunities, branded transportation and more. Networks and studios are coming up with new and interesting ways to grow their audience by expanding on their existing brand recognition and just stepping it up a notch.

Here’s what we saw in Austin this week:

HBO

HBO celebrated the upcoming season premiere of their hit series Game of Thrones by creating a #SXSWesteros interactive exhibit. Fans were able to sit on the Iron Throne,  participate in an interactive sword training game and even taste the new Game of Thrones-themed beer, a Three-Eyed Raven Dark Saison Ale from the Ommegang brewery. HBO joined forces with a production company called Red Paper Heart, along with Civic Entertainment Group, to create an interactive sword-fighting experience whereby attendees would pose for a portrait, then step up onto a stage and hit a target using a replica of Arya’s wooden practice sword. The more accurate you were, the more your picture would project onscreen. Users were then able to email themselves their portrait at the end.

Photo Credit: HBO

Photo Credit: HBO

In celebration of the release of Catch the Thrones: The Mixtape, Vol. 2, HBO set up a social media vending machine that gave out prizes including a Catch the Throne iPhone case. Snoop Dogg and Talib Kweli are just a couple of artists that are featured on the mixtape that you can check out below.

FOX

FOX decided to get in on the food truck bandwagon in Austin by sending out a Simpsons-themed Kwik-E-Mart Truck of their own. The popup served over 3,400 squishees and claim to have given out the frozen sugar water at a rate of “2.6 Squishees per minute.”

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NatGeo

National Geographic Channel presented attendees with an opportunity to check out their “Escape the Cold” simulator in advance of the season 3 premiere of Life Below Zero on April 9. Fans entered the cold climate of Alaska and had to complete challenges in order to get back to the warmth of Austin, TX.

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USA Network

The cable networks upcoming hacker series Mr. Robot, starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater, definitely made their presence known by sending out a street team of guys wearing all black with Mr. Robot black hoodies and sunglasses on, walking around Austin in silence. Kind of like how the guards outside of Buckingham Palace don’t speak or move. It was sort of creepy, but it goes along with the vibe of the show which premieres in June 2015. The series will debut at SXSW on March 17 and was selected as one of five TV series to appear in the Episodic Screenings, a relatively new category for SXSW Film. Other shows included The CW’s iZombie, Lifetime’s UnReal, Rashida Jones’ Angie Tribeca and FX’s The Comedians. 

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FX Networks

FX did a little something different. They took over an already existing establishment, creating the “FX Fearless Factory” where they told SXSW-goers to be Be Fearless. The installation had something fun for everyone including:

  • Interactive FXNOW App Wall
  • The Strain Evolution Gallery
  • The FX FEARLESS Social Vending Machine
  • Free Craft Coffee From Austin’s Flat Track
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Custom Giveaways And More

Visitors were treated to donuts from Little Lucy’s of Austin and could even get their own custom rigged Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll T-shirt.

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Photo Credit: FX Networks

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Photo Credit: FX Networks

NBC

What better way to promote the second season of a show than by kicking off a comedy tour featuring the stars of the series. Chris D’Elia, Brent Morin, Ron Funches and Rick Glassman performed at Esther’s Follies on Saturday night and I’m not gonna lie, they were pretty freaking hilarious. Make sure to tune in to the season 2 premiere of Undateable on Tuesday, March 17 at 9/8c.

Photo Credit: Chris McLaughlin

Photo Credit: Chris McLaughlin

Saturday Night Live had a 40th Anniversary Virtual Reality Experience Presented by Samsung Gear VR on site. Cast member Vanessa Bayer, producer Erik Kenward, and filmmaker Chris Milk were on hand to guide attendees through the experience, which allowed users to sit in on pieces of the SNL 40th (specifically, Jerry Seinfeld’s audience Q&A) as if there were part of the audience.

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A&E

SXSW wouldn’t be complete without a replica of the Bates Motel to help promote the new season which premiered on March 9. In just three days, A&E had built The Bates Motel, a fully-immersive live activation based on the hit thriller by the same name. The motel will open its doors throughout the festival to let fans truly experience the world of Norman Bates, complete with authentic décor, show props designed with the series producers, a Bates-themed Tumblr GIF booth and eerie surprises around every (dimly-lit) corner.

Fans could even enter to win a night’s stay in one of the three fully-functional replica rooms which included:

·       “Special” brownies – often found in White Pine Bay – from local bakery Delish;
·       Maid and turndown service from leading-service booking platform Handy;
·       Bates Motel-themed welcome packages from Austin-based Tito’s Vodka; and
·       “Minibar room service” from liquor delivery service Drizly.

A&E's "Bates Motel" Open Its Doors at SXSW

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A&E's "Bates Motel" Open Its Doors at SXSW

Photo Credit: A&E

A&E's "Bates Motel" Open Its Doors at SXSW

Photo Credit: A&E

A&E's "Bates Motel" Open Its Doors at SXSW

Photo Credit: A&E

A&E's "Bates Motel" Open Its Doors at SXSW

Photo Credit: A&E

A&E's "Bates Motel" Open Its Doors at SXSW

Photo Credit: A&E

CBS

CBS provided free rides for attendees of SXSW courtesy of Battle Creek and CSI: Cyber.

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CW – iZombie

Last but not least, was The CW / Buzzfeed party in celebration of the series premiere of iZombie on Tuesday, March 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The “Party Til You’re UNDEAD” party came with everything you hoped for in an undead party, including 3D printed candy brains and even zombie hosted bartenders serving “Brain Appétit”-themed drinks.

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