FOX has released its 2016-2017 lineup and with it a few trailers for upcoming shows we can expect in the fall and spring.
In the fall, old favorites like “Sleepy Hollow” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” plus newer hits like “Empire” and “Lucifer” will be joined by four fresh new series. “Lethal Weapon” and “The Exorcist” are series reboots of the iconic Hollywood movies they are named for, while “Son of Zorn” is a new comedy starring Jason Sudeikis and “Pitch” is a new drama about the first female MLB player.
While not all shows have released trailers yet, descriptions for all of FOX’s newest additions can be found below.
Drama, Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Based on the hit movie franchise of the same name, “Lethal Weapon” follows iconic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, as they work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. From the moment the brash and impulsive Martin Riggs meets prudent, by-the-book Roger Murtaugh, it seems as if this partnership is doomed. But after their first case together, both realize this arrangement might just work out after all – if only Riggs doesn’t get them killed first.
Cast: Damon Wayans Sr., Clayne Crawford, Jordana Brewster, Kevin Rahm and Keesha Sharp.
Producers: Matt Miller, McG, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz.
Drama, Fridays at 9 p.m ET/PT
Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, Academy Award-nominated “The Exorcist” terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades later, “The Exorcist” returns as a contemporary psychological TV thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of terrifying demonic possession.
Cast: Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, Geena Davis, Brianne Howey, Hannah Kasulka and Kurt Egyiawan.
Producers: Jeremy Slater, Rolin Jones, James Robinson, Barbara Wall, David Robinson, Rupert Wyatt and Roy Lee.
‘Son of Zorn’
Comedy, Sundays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT
The new comedy joining the Sunday night lineup this fall is hybrid live-action/animated family comedy “Son of Zorn,” which follows an animated warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean, who returns to Orange County, CA, to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son.
Cast: Voice of Jason Sudeikis, Cheryl Hines, Johnny Pemberton, Tim Meadows and Artemis Pebdani.
Producers: Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Seth Cohen, Reed Agnew, Eli Jorne, Sally McKenna and Eric Appel.
‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, a re-imagining of the cult-classic midnight movie 40 years in the making, is set to air October 2016. Sweethearts Janet and Brad stumble upon flirtatious mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s bizarre abode during his annual Transylvanian science convention. The two-hour event also features Emmy Award nominee Tim Curry, the original Frank-N-Furter.
Cast: Victoria Justice, Laverne Cox, Tim Curry, Ryan McCartan, Reeve Carney, Christina Milian, Annaleigh Ashford, Adam Lambert, Staz Nair, Ben Vereen and Ivy Levan.
Producers: Lou Adler, Gail Berman and Kenny Ortega.
Drama, Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT , midseason
“24: Legacy” 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.
Cast: Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto, Jimmy Smits, Teddy Sears, Dan Bucatinsky, Anna Diop, Ashley Thomas, Charlie Hofheimer, Coral Pena and Sheila Vand.
Producers: Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Evan Katz, Manny Coto, Stephen Hopkins and Kiefer Sutherland.
From Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels (“Empire”) and Tom Donaghy (“The Whole Truth”) comes “Star”, a new drama about three talented singers desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom, navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. With a soundtrack of original music and stunning music performances, the series also features guest star and Grammy Award winner Lenny Kravitz (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “The Hunger Games”).
Cast: Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady.
Producers: Lee Daniels, Tom Donaghy, Charles Murray, Pamela Oas Williams and Effie Brown.
Drama, Thursdays at 9 p.m.
From executive producer Dan Fogelman (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”), “Pitch” is the dramatic and emotional story of Ginny Baker, who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball – under the glare of a white-hot media spotlight.
Cast: Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Larter, Mark Consuelos, Dan Lauria, Mo McRae, Meagan Holder and Tim Jo.
Producers: Dan Fogelman, Rick Singer, Kevin Falls, Tony Bill, Helen Bartlett, Jess Rosenthal and Paris Barclay.
Inspired by true events, “A.P.B.” is a new police drama with a high-tech twist from executive producer/director Len Wiseman (“Lucifer”, “Underworld”) and executive producer/writer Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”). After billionaire engineer Gideon Reeves witnesses his best friend’s murder, he takes over Chicago’s troubled 13th District and reboots it as a private police force, challenging the district – including an ambitious, street-smart cop – to rethink everything about the way they fight crime.
Cast: Justin Kirk, Natalie Martinez, Ernie Hudson, Taylor Handley, Caitlin Stasey, Tamberla Perry and Eric Winter.
Producers: Len Wiseman, Matt Nix, Dennis Kim, Todd Hoffman and Robert Friedman.
In the next action-packed chapter of “Prison Break,” clues surface that suggest a previously thought-to-be-dead Michael Scofield may be alive, his brother, Lincoln Burrows, reunites with Michael’s wife, Sara, and Fox River State Penitentiary’s most notorious escapees to engineer the series’ biggest breakout ever.
Cast: Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar and Paul Adelstein.
Producers: Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein, Dawn Olmstead, Vaun Wilmott and Michael Horowitz.
Examining the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, “Shots Fired” is a dramatic new event series that is a “why done it?” and a “who done it?” From Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Love & Basketball”) and Reggie Rock Bythewood (“Beyond the Lights,” “Notorious”), 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.
Cast: Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss, Stephen Moyer, Tristan Wilds, Aisha Hinds, Will Patton, Conor Leslie, Clare-Hope Ashitey and DeWanda Wise.
Producers: Gina Prince-Bythewood, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo.
“The Mick” is a no-holds-barred single-camera comedy that follows Mackenzie, aka “Mickey” (Kaitlin Olson, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), a brash, two-bit hustler from Rhode Island who must assume guardianship of her sister’s three high-maintenance children. As irresponsible as Mickey has been her entire life, she may discover that responsibility isn’t the buzzkill she always thought it would be.
Cast: Olson, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Thomas Barbusca, Jack Stanton, Carla Jimenez and Susan Park.
Producers: John Chernin, Dave Chernin, Nick Frenkel, Oly Obst, Randall Einhorn and Kaitlin Olson.
Produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“The Last Man on Earth,” “Lego Movie,” “21 Jump Street”), and written by Julius “Goldy” Sharpe (“Family Guy”), the new comedy “Making History” follows three friends from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their everyday lives.
Cast: Adam Pally, Leighton Meester and Yassir Lester.
Producers: Lord, Miller, Sharpe and Seth Cohen.
‘Kicking & Screaming’
“Kicking & Screaming” is a new competition series that 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, the experts will have to drag their partners,”Kicking & Screaming”, to the finish line.
Host: Hannah Simone
Producers: Matt Kunitz, Anthony Dominici, David Shumsky, Mark Harris and Rebecca Shumsky Quinn.
‘My Kitchen Rules’
A reality cooking series that will pit celebrity duos against each other as they cook and critique each other’s food in Hollywood homes. Wannabe chef celebs include TV host and *NSYNC member Lance Bass, R&B recording artists Brandy and Ray J, comedian Andrew Dice Clay, country superstar Naomi Judd and reality TV star Brandi Glanville, all competing for the right to claim “My Kitchen Rules.”
Judges: Curtis Stone and Cat Cora.
Producers: Brad Lyons, Rikkie Proost, Conrad Green, Kenny Rosen and Therese Hegarty.