Calling its upcoming schedule as 90 percent original, Fox announced its new 2016-17 TV shows Monday.
Yet Fox is following a trend that’s happening on every broadcast, cable and streaming network. It’s “original” programs include three movie adaptations, two retreads of past series and an American version of an Australian competition series.
This fall, Fox will do the Time Warp with a new production of the 1975 cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” It’ll frighten with an adaptation of “The Exorcist” and thrill with dangerous police exploits in its adaptation of “Lethal Weapon.”
At midseason it offers the further adventures of spies with “24: Legacy.” And celebrities will get in on the cooking competition action with the American version of “My Kitchen Rules.”
In Spring 2017, the continuation of “Prison Break” will debut.
The network does have some truly original series in the mix. Below you will find the fall and midseason schedules, what shows have been renewed and canceled, and descriptions of all the new 2016-17 TV shows on Fox. (Fox revised its schedule May 20. Those revisions are included here.)
Renewed: “Bob’s Burgers,” “Bones” (12-episode finale season), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Empire,” “Gotham,” “The Last Man On Earth,” “Lucifer,” “Masterchef,” “New Girl,” “Rosewood,” “Scream Queens,” “The Simpsons,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “So You Think You Can Dance” (for kids), “Wayward Pines” (summer 2016), “World’s Funniest”
Canceled: “American Idol,” “Bordertown,” “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life,” “The Grinder,” “Grandfathered,” “Knock Knock Live,” “Minority Report,” “Second Chance”
These are the new shows planned for the fall. Scroll down for fall schedule.
Two very different priests tackle one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession. Father Tomas Ortega is the new face of the Catholic Church: progressive, ambitious and compassionate. He runs a small but loyal parish in the suburbs of Chicago. On the other side of the world, another priest finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle with evil. Father Marcus Brennan is a modern-day Templar Knight, an orphan raised since childhood by the Vatican to wage war against its enemies. Father Marcus is everything Father Tomas is not: relentless, abrasive and utterly consumed by his sacred mission. Caught in the middle is the Rance family, members of Tomas’ parish. Angela Rance believes there is something in her family’s house—a demonic presence growing stronger by the day. Desperate, she begs Father Tomas for help, unwittingly setting the naïve young priest on a collision course with Father Marcus. Separately, each faces an insurmountable task, but together they become the only hope against an evil force that has been mobilizing for centuries. Production companies: 20th Century Fox Television, Morgan Creek Productions Executive producers: Jeremy Slater, Rolin Jones, James Robinson, Barbara Wall, David Robinson, Rupert Wyatt, Roy Lee Writer: Jeremy Slater Director: Rupert Wyatt Cast: Alfonso Herrera as Father Tomas Ortega, Ben Daniels as Father Marcus Brennan, Geena Davis as Angela Rance, Brianne Howey as Katherine Rance, Hannah Kasulka as Casey Rance, Kurt Egyiawan as Brother Bennett
Grief-stricken after the loss of his young wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective Martin Riggs moves to California to “start over” at the LAPD. He’s paired up with Roger Murtaugh, 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. Production companies: Warner Bros. Television, Good Session Productions, Lin Pictures Executive producers: Matt Miller, McG, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz Writer: Matt Miller Director: McG Cast: Damon Wayans, Sr. as Roger Murtaugh, Clayne Crawford as Martin Riggs, Jordana Brewster as Dr. Maureen “Mo” Cahill, Kevin Rahm as Captain Brooks Avery, Keesha Sharp as Trish Murtaugh
A beautiful, tough and gifted athlete, Ginny Baker is vaulted into instant fame when she’s called up by the San Diego Padres to make her Major League debut. Although groomed for this moment by her demanding father, the end of Ginny’s improbable journey is the beginning of an almost impossible one: representing her gender as she embarks on a successful baseball career under the glare of the white-hot media spotlight. Ginny Baker will be the other woman trying to break into one of the oldest, most exclusive men’s clubs in the country. Production company: 20th Century Fox Television Writers: Dan Fogelman, Rick Singer Executive producers: Dan Fogelman, Rick Singer, Kevin Falls, Tony Bill, Helen Bartlett, Jess Rosenthal, Paris Barclay Director: Paris Barclay Cast: Kylie Bunbury as Ginny Baker, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Mike Lawson, Ali Larter as Amelia Slater, Mark Consuelos as Oscar Arguella, Dan Lauria as Al Luongo, Mo McRae as Blip Sanders, Meagan Holder as Evelyn Sanders, Tim Jo as Eliot
Son of Zorn
Featuring the voice of Jason Sudeikis, “Son of Zorn” is a new hybrid live-action/animated comedy about an animated warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean—where everything and everyone is animated—who returns to Orange County, Calif., to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son. As he adjusts to life in the suburbs, Zorn is the classic fish out of water, navigating his way through fatherhood, divorce and a boring office job. Sure, as an overlord of pain, he defeated glombeasts, wolf-bats and bloodthirsty arachnobots, but now he’ll go toe-to-toe with a new set of enemies: meter maids, dress codes and the DMV. Production company: 20th Century Fox Television Executive producers: Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Seth Cohen, Reed Agnew, Eli Jorne, Sally McKenna, Eric Appel Writers: Reed Agnew, Eli Jorne Director: Eric Appel Cast: Jason Sudeikis as Zorn, Johnny Pemberton as Alan, Cheryl Hines as Edie, Tim Meadows as Craig, Artemis Pebdani as Linda
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
A reimagining of the original movie, the two-hour event follows sweethearts Janet and Brad, who stumble upon Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s bizarre abode. Frank-N-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious mad-scientist, is holding an annual Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of “Rocky Horror”—a muscle-bound specimen created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires. Production companies: Fox 21 Television Studios, Ode Sounds and Visuals, The Jackal Group Executive producers: Lou Adler, Gail Berman, Kenny Ortega Director: Kenny Ortega Cast: Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Tim Curry as Criminologist Narrator, Victoria Justice as Janet Weiss, Ryan McCartan as Brad Majors, Reeve Carney as Riff Raff, Christina Milian as Magenta, Annaleigh Ashford as Columbia, Adam Lambert as Eddie, Staz Nair as Rocky Horror, Ben Vereen as Dr. Everett Scott, Ivy Levan as Usherette
Friday 7 p.m. Hell’s Kitchen 8 p.m. The Exorcist (new)
Saturday 6 p.m. Fox Sports Saturday: Fox College Football
Sunday 6 p.m. NFL on Fox 6:30 p.m. The OT / Bob’s Burgers 7 p.m. The Simpsons 7:30 p.m. Son of Zorn (new) 8 p.m. Family Guy 8:30 p.m. The Last Man On Earth
New 2016-17 TV shows — Fox
These are the new shows planned for midseason. Scroll down for midseason schedule.
The next evolution of “24” chronicles an adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil—in the same real-time format that has propelled this genre-defining series. Six months ago in Yemen, an elite squad of U.S. Army Rangers, led by Sergeant Eric Carter, killed terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid. In the aftermath, Bin-Khalid’s followers declared a fatwah against Carter, his squad and their families. To thwart further attacks, Carter enlists Rebecca Ingram, who quarterbacked the raid that killed Bin-Khalid. She’s a brilliant and ambitious intelligence officer who has stepped down from her post as National Director of CTU to support her husband, Sen. John Donovan, in his campaign for president of the United States. Carter and Ingram uncover a sophisticated terrorist network that will force them to ask: “Who can we trust?” As they battle Bin-Khalid’s devotees, they are forced to confront their own identities, families and pasts. Production companies: Twentieth Century Fox Television, Imagine Television, Teakwood Lane Executive producers: Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Evan Katz, Manny Coto, Stephen Hopkins, Kiefer Sutherland Writers: Manny Coto, Evan Katz Director: Stephen Hopkins Cast: Corey Hawkins as Eric Carter, Miranda Otto as Rebecca Ingram, Jimmy Smits as Senator John Donovan, Teddy Sears as Keith Mullins, Dan Bucatinsky as Andy Shalowitz, Anna Diop as Nicole Carter, Ashley Thomas as Isaac Carter, Charlie Hofheimer as Ben Grimes, Coral Pena as Mariana Stiles, Sheila Vand as Nilaa
Featuring a soundtrack of original music and stunning music performances, “Star” follows 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. Reality soon dawns on the girls’ fantasies, and they start to learn that ambition often comes at a cost. And sometimes that cost is too high. Production companies: 20th Century Fox Television, Lee Daniels Entertainment Co-creators/writers: Lee Daniels, Tom Donaghy Executive producers: Lee Daniels, Tom Donaghy, Charles Murray, Pamela Oas Williams, Effie Brown Director: Lee Daniels Cast: Queen Latifah as Carlotta Brown, Benjamin Bratt as Jahil Rivera, Jude Demorest as Star Davis, Ryan Destiny as Alexandra, Brittany O’Grady as Simone Davis
Sky-high crime, officer-involved shootings, cover-ups and corruption: the over-extended and under-funded Chicago Police Department is spiraling out of control. Enter billionaire engineer Gideon Reeves. After his best friend is murdered in a botched attempted robbery and the killer remains at large, Gideon demands justice. Putting up millions of dollars of his own money, he makes an unprecedented deal to take over the 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. Gideon knows if he’s going to change anything, he needs an ally, whom he finds in Officer Theresa Murphy, a street-smart cop who is ready to embrace Gideon’s technological changes. With the help of Gideon’s gifted tech officer, Ada Hamilton, he and Murphy embark on a mission to turn the 13th District into a dedicated crime-fighting force of the 21st century. Production company: 20th Century Fox Television Executive producers: Len Wiseman, Matt Nix, Dennis Kim, Todd Hoffman, Robert Friedman Writer: Matt Nix Director: Len Wiseman Cast: Justin Kirk as Gideon Reeves, Natalie Martinez as Theresa Murphy, Ernie Hudson as Sgt. Ned Conrad, Taylor Handley as Officer Nicholas Brandt, Caitlin Stasey as Ada Hamilton, Tamberla Perry as Officer Tasha Goss, Eric Winter as Scott Murphy
In the all-new event series filmed on location in Morocco, clues surface that suggest a previously thought-to-be-dead Michael Scofield may be alive. Lincoln Burrows, Michael’s brother, and Sara, 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, T-Bag and C-Note, are pulled back into the action. Production company: 20th Century Fox Television Executive producers: Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein, Dawn Olmstead, Vaun Wilmott, Michael Horowitz Writer: Paul T. Scheuring Director: Nelson McCormick Cast: Wentworth Miller as Michael Scofield, Dominic Purcell as Lincoln Burrows, Sarah Wayne Callies as Sara Tancredi, Amaury Nolasco as Sucre, Robert Knepper as T-Bag, Rockmond Dunbar as C-Note, Mark Feuerstein as Jacob Anton Ness, Augustus Prew as Whip, Rick Yune as Ja, Inbar Lavi as Sheba, Paul Adelstein as Paul Kellerman
The 10-hour event series is an explosive look at the criminal justice system. When an African-American police officer kills an unarmed white college student, a small town in North Carolina is turned upside-down. Before the town has a chance to grapple with this tragedy, the neglected murder of an African-American teen is brought to light, re-opening wounds that threaten to tear the town apart. Leading the Department of Justice’s inquiry into these shootings is seasoned investigator Ashe Akino and a young special prosecutor, Preston Terry, both of whom are African-American. As they start to pull back the layers of both cases, they suspect a cover-up that may involve some of the state’s most powerful people, including fiercely political North Carolina Gov. Patricia Eamons, real estate mogul and owner of a privatized prison Arlen Cox. Sheriff’s Lt. Eric Breeland. As Ashe and Preston navigate the media attention, public debate and social unrest that come with such volatile cases, they learn that everybody has a story, and that the truth is rarely black and white. Production companies: 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television, Undisputed Cinema Executive producers: Gina Prince-Bythewood, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo Writers/creators: Gina Prince-Bythewood, Reggie Rock Bythewood Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood Cast: Sanaa Lathan as Ashe Akino, Stephan James as Preston Terry, Helen Hunt as Governor Patricia Eamons, Richard Dreyfuss as Arlen Cox, Stephen Moyer as Lt. Eric Breeland, Tristan Wilds as Dep. Joshua Belk, Aisha Hinds as Pastor Janae James, Will Patton as Sheriff Daniel Platt, Conor Leslie as Sarah Ellis, Clare-Hope Ashitey as Kerry Belk, DeWanda Wise as Shameeka Campbell
This no-holds-barred single-camera comedy gives new meaning to the phrase “dysfunctional family.” Mackenzie aka “Mickey” is a brash, two-bit hustler from Rhode Island who has spent her entire life shirking any semblance of responsibility. Looking for a handout, Mickey visits her estranged sister and billionaire brother-in-law in Greenwich, Conn., but gets more than she bargained for, as this absurdly rich couple flees the country to escape federal fraud charges. Mickey must assume guardianship of their three high-maintenance and ill-parented children. The life that Mickey has wanted for so long now is within her reach—the mansion, the convertible, the swimming pool, the walk-in closet full of designer clothes. But as Mickey is well aware, nothing in life is free. Production company: 20th Century Fox Television Executive producers: John Chernin, Dave Chernin, Nick Frenkel, Oly Obst, Randall Einhorn Co-executive producer: Kaitlin Olson Writers: John Chernin, Dave Chernin Director: Randall Einhorn Cast: Kaitlin Olson as Mackenzie, Sofia Black-D’Elia as Sabrina, Thomas Barbusca as Chip, Jack Stanton as Ben, Carla Jimenez as Alba, Susan Park as Liz
Dan Chambers, a computer science professor at a small Massachusetts college, recently discovered time travel and has been transporting himself back to the 1700s to spend time with the colonial woman he’s fallen for. In the present, Dan is an unpopular nerd. But by claiming song lyrics, lines from movies and stand-up bits as his own in the 18th century, he’s absolutely hilarious—he gets the girl and makes friends. But Dan’s actions in the past are messing up the present. That woman he’s dating is not just any woman. She’s Paul Revere’s daughter, Deborah, and Dan’s meddling in the past causes her father to delay his famous ride, which may have altered the outcome of the entire American Revolution. To set matters right, Dan enlists the help of his colleague, Chris Parish, a polished and popular history professor, who’s now given the incredible opportunity to actually live the history he teaches. Can Dan, Chris and Deborah save America as we know it? Can a woman from 1775 adapt to life in 2016? Can the three intrepid time travelers improve the past, help the helpless, fight for justice and get rich? Production company: 20th Century Fox Television Executive producers: Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Julius “Goldy” Sharpe, Seth Cohen Writer: Julius “Goldy” Sharpe Director: Jared Hess Cast: Adam Pally as Dan, Leighton Meester as Deborah, Yassir Lester as Chris
Kicking & Screaming
The new competition series teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered partners to face the toughest challenges of their lives. The series drops these unlikely duos into a tropical jungle in Fiji, where they must overcome dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather. To win the competition, and a cash prize of $500,000, the experts will have to drag their partners, kicking and screaming, to the finish line. Production companies: Lionsgate Television, Pulse Creative Creators: Matt Kunitz, David Shumsky, Mark Harris Executive producers: Matt Kunitz, Anthony Dominici Co-executive producers: David Shumsky, Mark Harris, Rebecca Shumsky Quinn Host: Hannah Simone
My Kitchen Rules
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. Celebrities featured on the series include Lance Bass, Brandy & Ray J, Andrew Dice Clay, Brandi Glanville and Naomi Judd. Production companies: 7 Beyond for Seven Productions Executive producers: Brad Lyons, Rikkie Proost, Conrad Green, Kenny Rosen, Therese Hegarty Chef judges: Curtis Stone, Cat Cora