FOX has some serious momentum heading into the 2015-2016 network TV season. The unofficial MVP (Most Valuable Program) from last season is its hit show Empire which will be back bigger and better with a host of celebrities from the music world (Ne-Yo, Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz to name a few). Rookie of the Year went to the prime time telecast of golf’s US Open at Chambers Bay in Tacoma, Washington. Their primetime coverage of one of the sport’s four major tournaments easily beat any numbers that NBC or ABC have put up during their Open telecasts over the past few years. FOX is hoping that the golf fans have been reintroduced to their network. Lastly, the Courageous Award has got to go to American Idol, who still has the gumption to plod through its 15th and final season. Same judges, same special guests, same special coaches – in other words same old same old. Let’s play ball and take a look at the new starting line-up for the 2015 Fall season.
FOX New Shows
MINORITY REPORT, Monday 9-10PM, Drama A man and a cop team up to stop crimes before they happen. The show stars Stark Sands and Meagan Good. Triple A (chance to make it to the big leagues).
GRANDFATHERED Tuesday 8-8:30PM, Comedy John Stamos stars as a lifelong bachelor who discovers that not only is he a father but a grandfather as well. This also stars Josh Peck from The Mindy Project and Nickelodeon’s Drake and Josh. Triple A with Stamos as the clean-up hitter.
THE GRINDER, Tuesday 8:30-9PM, Comedy This is FOX’s other comedy that stars Rob Lowe as a famous TV lawyer who moves home and tries to practice at his family’s real- life law firm. Major Leagues (will make it to the big leagues).
SCREAM QUEENS, Tuesday 9-10PM, Mystery A comedy/mystery/horror hybrid about a string of murders at a college sorority house. Keke Palmer, Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas are some of the celebs who will make appearances. The show will star Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Lea Michele. Double A.
ROSEWOOD, Wednesday 8-9PM, Drama A medical/police procedural with a twist. Morris Chestnut stars as a “brilliant private pathologist who uses wildly sophisticated technology” to help a detective solve crimes. Single A.
Fox Mid-Season Replacements
BORDERTOWN The newest animated comedy to hit the network comes from Family Guy creators and follows two different families living in a town on the U.S.-Mexico border. Major Leagues (anything produced by Seth MacFarlane seems to be a grand slam).
THE FRANKENSTEIN CODE A disgraced 75-year-old sheriff is brought back to life by a pair of tech scientists as a 35-year-old with “near-superhuman abilities.” Tim DeKay and Rob Kazinsky co-star and the starting time is TBD. Double A.
THE GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE This Tuesday night replacement stars Jack Cutmore-Scott as a recent college grad. He and his buddies make terrible life choices and learn from their mistakes and misadventures. Single A.
LUCIFER Another DC Comics adaptation follows the original fallen angel as he moves to Los Angeles and helps punish bad guys. Welsh actor Tim Ellis stars in this Fox rookie hopeful. Triple A (a strong maybe).
THE X FILES Mulder and Scully will be back to solve new paranormal crimes after the NFC Championship game on January 24, 2016. All the important players will return such as David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Coming out of retirement and back to the big leagues.