FOX is gearing up for its fall 2016 TV season with a spooky new promo highlighting three returning shows that all feature a delicious bad guy at their center — and welcoming a new show to the band.

In our exclusive “Evil is just warming up” promo, Tom Ellis of “Lucifer,” Terrence Howard of “Empire” and Robin Lord Taylor of “Gotham” each take a seat at a piano to plink out some famously scary music — “Tubular Bells” from “The Exorcist,” the 1973 horror film being re-imagined as a TV series on FOX this fall.

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When the three FOX staples return, Lucifer and Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) are hunting their evil mom who escaped Hell; the Lyon family is mourning the loss of either Anika (Grace Gealey) or Rhonda (Kaitlin Doubleday); and Hugo Strange’s (B.D. Wong) monsters are terrorizing Gotham City.

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As for “The Exorcist,” Academy Award winner Geena Davis stars as Angela Rance, a Chicago woman who suspects her household has fallen victim to demonic possession. She enlists the help of two priests: The young, progressive Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera) and the older, holy warrior Father Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels).

It promises to be a dark ride on FOX this fall. “Gotham” and “Lucifer” return Monday, Sept. 19, “Empire” is back Wednesday, Sept. 21 and “The Exorcist” joins in the fun on Friday, Sept. 23.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."