July 11, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Two-Hour Event Airs LIVE from the Forum, Sunday, July 31, on FOX

Sour Patch Kids Returns as Official Candy Sponsor

The final wave of the TEEN CHOICE 2016TM nominations have been announced, with music superstar Justin Bieber leading with five nominations. Additional nominees include web/digital stars Lily Singh (“Superwoman”) and Cameron Dallas; and models Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner. TEEN CHOICE 2016 airs LIVE from the Forum Sunday, July 31 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.


Voting for Wave Three is now officially open via, the FOX NOW app and Twitter. Starting today through Thursday, July 21 at 12:00 PM PT, fans can vote once each day per category, per platform, for their favorite TEEN CHOICE 2016 Wave Three nominees. Vote via Twitter by tweeting a category hashtag (please see below) with the nominee’s name (either @nominee, or if the nominee does not have a Twitter account, please use #nominee). Fans may only vote for one TEEN CHOICE nominee per Tweet.


Tickets for TEEN CHOICE 2016 at the Forum are now on sale to the general public at For voting rules and more information, please visit and FAQs at


Hosted by John Cena and Victoria Justice, TEEN CHOICE 2016 will honor the year’s iconic stars from the best films, most-loved TV shows, fiercest music and the top moments in fashion, digital and comedy with coveted TEEN CHOICE Surfboard awards. Global superstar Justin Timberlake will make a special appearance, and four-time TEEN CHOICE 2016 nominee Charlie Puth will perform his hit single, “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” and EMPIRE’s Serayah also will perform. Additional performers, presenters and special appearances to be announced soon.


For the second year in a row, Sour Patch Kids, the No. 1 sour candy brand, is the official candy sponsor of TEEN CHOICE 2016. This year, Sour Patch Kids is giving a lucky fan the chance to win two tickets to TEEN CHOICE 2016. Through July 15, 2016, tweet a selfie with a Sour Patch Kids Redberry Slurpee, including the hashtags #SlurpeeSelfie and #Sweepstakes, and tag @SourPatchKids, and you could be chosen to win the ultimate TEEN CHOICE 2016 experience as the guest of Sour Patch Kids*.

Following are Wave Three categories and nominees for TEEN CHOICE 2016:


Choice Summer Movie (#ChoiceSummerMovie)

“Central Intelligence”

“Finding Dory”


“Independence Day: Resurgence”

“Now You See Me 2”

“X-Men: Apocalypse”


Choice Summer Movie Actor (#ChoiceSummerMovieActor)

Stephen Amell, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows”

Dave Franco, “Now You See Me 2”

Kevin Hart, “Central Intelligence”

Chris Hemsworth, “Ghostbusters”

Liam Hemsworth, “Independence Day: Resurgence”

Dwayne Johnson, “Central Intelligence”


Choice Summer Movie Actress (#ChoiceSummerMovieActress)

Lizzy Caplan, “Now You See Me 2”

Ellen DeGeneres, “Finding Dory”

Megan Fox, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows”

Blake Lively, “The Shallows”

Melissa McCarthy, “Ghostbusters”

Kristen Wiig, “Ghostbusters”


Choice AnTEENcipated Movie (#ChoiceAnTEENcipatedMovie)

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

“Jason Bourne”

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

“Star Trek Beyond”

“Suicide Squad”



Choice AnTEENcipated Movie Actor (#ChoiceAnTEENcipatedMovieActor)

Matt Damon, “Jason Bourne”

Scott Eastwood, “Suicide Squad”

Dylan O’Brien, “Deepwater Horizon”

Chris Pine, “Star Trek Beyond”

Chris Pratt, “The Magnificent Seven”

Will Smith, “Suicide Squad”


Choice AnTEENcipated Movie Actress (#ChoiceAnTEENcipatedMovieActress)

Cara Delevingne, “Suicide Squad”

Anna Kendrick, “The Hollars”

Margot Robbie, “Suicide Squad”

Britt Robertson, “The Space Between Us”

Zoe Saldana, “Star Trek Beyond”

Alicia Vikander, “Jason Bourne”




Choice Music: International Artist (#ChoiceInternationalArtist)


Girls’ Generation

J Balvin

Little Mix

Super Junior

Zara Larsson



Choice Web Star: Female (#ChoiceFemaleWebStar)

Colleen Ballinger

Eva Gutowski (“MyLifeAsEva”)

Gabbie Hanna (“The Gabbie Show”)

Jenn McAllister (“jennxpenn”)

Bethany Mota

Lilly Singh (“Superwoman”)


Choice Web Star: Male (#ChoiceMaleWebStar)

Cameron Dallas

Dolan Twins

Joey Graceffa

Hayes Grier

Nash Grier

Tyler Oakley


Choice Web Star: Comedy (#ChoiceComedyWebStar)

Colleen Ballinger

GloZell Green

Ryan Higa (“nigahiga”)

The Janoskians

Lilly Singh (“Superwoman”)



Choice Web Star: Music (#ChoiceMusicWebStar)

Boyce Avenue

Chloe X Halle

Christina Grimmie


Johnny Orlando



Choice Web Star: Fashion/Beauty (#ChoiceBeautyWebStar)

Bethany Mota

Bunny Meyer (“grav3yardgirl”)

Kandee Johnson

Michelle Phan

Niki and Gabi

Rachel Levin (“rclbeauty101”)



Social Media King (#SocialMediaKing)

Justin Bieber

Cameron Dallas

LeBron James

Dwayne Johnson

Kanye West



Social Media Queen (#SocialMediaQueen)

Miley Cyrus

Lady Gaga

Gigi Hadid

Fifth Harmony

Kim Kardashian

Britney Spears


Choice Twit (#ChoiceTwit)

Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

Kevin Hart

Katy Perry

Britney Spears

Kanye West


Choice Viner (#ChoiceViner)

Josh Peck

Lele Pons

Matthew Espinosa

The Gabbie Show

Thomas Sanders

Zach King


Choice Instagrammer (#ChoiceInstagrammer)

Justin Bieber

Selena Gomez

Blake Gray

Kim Kardashian

Hunter Rowland

Britney Spears


Choice Snapchatter (#ChoiceSnapchatter)

Taylor Caniff

Gigi Hadid

Kylie Jenner

DJ Khaled

Logan Paul

Brandon Rowland


Choice YouTuber (#ChoiceYouTuber)

Meg Deangelis “MayBaby”

Dolan Twins

Connor Franta

Eva Gutowski (“MyLifeAsEva”)

Kian Lawley

Lilly Singh (“IISuperwomanII”)


Choice Muser (#ChoiceMuser)

Baby Ariel

Loren Beech

Kristen Hancher

Ariana Renee

Jacob Sartorius

Mackenzie Ziegler


Choice Fandom (#ChoiceFandom)

5 Seconds of Summer – #5SOSFAM

Fifth Harmony – #Harmonizers

Justin Bieber – #Beliebers

One Direction- #Directioners

Super Junior – #ELF

Zayn – #zsquad



Choice Style: Male (#ChoiceStyleMale)

Brooklyn Beckham

Bryshere Y. Gray

Colton Haynes

Nick Jonas

Kanye West



Choice Style: Female (#ChoiceStyleFemale)

Becky G

Bella Thorne

Blake Lively


Willow Smith




Choice Selfie Taker (#ChoiceSelfieTaker)

Justin Bieber

Miley Cyrus

Lady Gaga

Ariana Grande

Kylie Jenner

Kim Kardashian


Choice Dancer (#ChoiceDancer)

Misty Copeland

Kalani Hilliker

Derek Hough

Julianne Hough

Chloe Lukasiak

Maddie Ziegler


Choice Model (#ChoiceModel)

Hailey Baldwin

Ashley Graham

Gigi Hadid

Winnie Harlow

Chanel Iman

Kendall Jenner


To learn more about voting and to see a complete set of rules, visit


July 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 



One of the First Five Evicted Houseguests Will Battle Their Way Back Into the Game in a Survive and Advance-Style Competition

The Results of the “Battle Back” Competition Will Air Exclusively During a Special

Big Brother,” Friday, July 22, Where the Last Evictee Standing Will Return to the Game

The First Evicted Houseguest, Glenn Garcia, Will Battle

Tonight’s Evictee, Jozea, in Round One

On tonight’s episode of BIG BROTHER, host Julie Chen announced the next big twist of the summer, in which the first five evicted Houseguests will have a shot at returning to the game by competing in the first-ever “Battle Back” competition.

There will be four battles in all, with the last Houseguest standing returning to the game for another shot at the $500,000 prize. Round one will feature a showdown between the first evicted Houseguest, Glenn Garcia, and tonight’s evictee, Jozea. The winner of round one will advance and challenge next week’s third evicted Houseguest, and so on. All four “Battle Back” competitions and the reveal of the winner will air exclusively during a special episode of BIG BROTHER, Friday, July 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.

BIG BROTHER airs Sundays and Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT), featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen.

BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 87 HD cameras – seven more than last year – and more than 100 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week someone will be voted out of the house, with the last remaining Houseguest receiving the grand prize of $500,000. BIG BROTHER is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol Shine North America.

CHEAT TWEET: Who will re-enter the #BigBrother house? 1st 5 evicted #houseguests 2 #battleback on a special ep FRIDAY 7/22 8/7c #CBS

On the Web:



Instagram: @cbs_bigbrother

Host on Twitter: @JulieChen


July 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Series from Universal Cable Productions Currently Airing Mondays at 9/8c; Season 2 Finale July 18

LOS ANGELES – June 29, 2016 – Syfy has renewed its critically acclaimed drama series 12 MONKEYS for a 10-episode Season 3 order, with new episodes expected to air in 2017. From Universal Cable Productions, 12 MONKEYS is co-created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (“Nikita”) and is based on the 1995 Oscar® nominated and Golden Globe-winning  film of the same name. Matalas serves as the showrunner and executive producer. Charles Roven (The Dark Knight trilogy, “Suicide Squad”) who produced the original film, and Richard Suckle (“Suicide Squad”, “American Hustle”) also serve as executive producers. Season 2 of the series currently airs on Monday nights at 9/8 c on Syfy.

“In two short seasons, 12 MONKEYS has become a cult favorite series,” said Chris Mc Cumber, President, Entertainment Networks. “Terry and the cast and crew have brought to life a rich world not confined by boundaries of time, with multi-dimensional characters whose motivations for saving the world are deeply personal and intensely relatable. It’s exactly the type of smart, on-the-edge-of-your-seat entertainment we want to bring to Syfy viewers.”

“This season of 12 MONKEYS has proven to be a break through. From its epic storytelling to its grand aesthetic, Terry and the cast and crew have invested boundless energy and passion, and it showed,” said Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and President, Universal Cable Productions. “New legions of fans will discover what devoted viewers already know: it’s one of the best shows on television!”

In its second season, the epic time travel drama continued to have critics raving. declared, “12 MONKEYS is great television,” TV Guide says “CHEERS to Syfy’s exhilarating 12 MONKEYS for transforming a cult movie into an even trippier series,” and noted, “12 MONKEYS pushes storytelling boundaries…”

12 MONKEYS, starring Aaron Stanford (James Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Kirk Acevedo (Ramse),  Emily Hampshire (Jennifer), Barbara Sukowa (Dr. Katarina Jones)  and Todd Stashwick (Deacon), follows the journey of James Cole, a man from 2043 sent back in time to stop a malevolent organization known as the Army of the 12 Monkeys from destroying the world.  Joining forces with Dr. Cassandra Railly in the present day, Cole must untangle a conspiracy that’s been spun throughout centuries.  As Cole, Dr. Railly and their unlikely allies get closer to discovering the truth they will learn that there are not only deadly consequences for mankind… but time itself.

12 MONKEYS is produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Atlas Entertainment, who produced the original cult classic film.‎




Twitter:  @12MonkeysSyfy      #12Monkeys

About Syfy:

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (, and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)

About Universal Cable Productions: 

Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. In the U.S., UCP’s programming can be seen across various networks including the Golden Globe award-winning drama “Mr. Robot,” “Colony,” “Playing House,” “Royal Pains” and “Suits” on USA Network; “The Magicians,” “12 Monkeys,” “Hunters” and “Killjoys” on Syfy; “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce” on Bravo; “The Royals,” on E!; “Difficult People,” on Hulu; and “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” on Machinima Prime/YouTube and Syfy. UCP’s content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning “Monk” as well as “Psych” and “Battlestar Galactica.” Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.

About Atlas Entertainment

Atlas Entertainment, led by Academy Award® nominated and Golden Globe® winning founder Charles Roven, produces tent pole films, independent features, and television shows, which collectively have generated billions of dollars in revenues.  Atlas is currently in production on JUSTICE LEAGUE: PART 1, and is in post-production on the highly anticipated SUICIDE SQUAD and WONDER WOMAN, all of which are part of the DC Comics Universe for Warner Bros.  Other upcoming Atlas Entertainment projects include Zhang Yimou’s first English-language film THE GREAT WALL from Legendary Pictures and Universal, and an animated Scooby-Doo feature for Warner Bros.

Most recently, Atlas produced Duncan Jones’ WARCRAFT from Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures. The film opened strong worldwide, setting a new record for the biggest debut for a foreign release in China by earning $156 million over its first five days in the country. Earlier this year, Atlas produced Zack Snyder’s BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE which broke box office records and earned over $872 million during its worldwide theatrical run. The Atlas team also produced David O. Russell’s critically acclaimed box office hit AMERICAN HUSTLE which grossed more than $250 million in worldwide box-office. Among its many accolades, the film won three BAFTA awards and was nominated for 10 Academy Awards® including a Best Picture nomination for Atlas’ producers Charles Roven and Richard Suckle. It also received seven Golden Globe® nominations, winning three including Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. Roven produced Christopher Nolan’s DARK KNIGHT trilogy which collectively generated nearly $2.5 billion at the worldwide box office and earned seven Academy Awards® nominations and two wins, amongst other accolades. Previous Atlas films produced by Roven include Brad Silberling’s CITY OF ANGELS, David O. Russell’s THREE KINGS, Terry Gilliam’s THE BROTHERS GRIMM, Roger Donaldson’s THE BANK JOB, Peter Segal’s GET SMART, and Tom Tykwer’s THE INTERNATIONAL, among many others.  For television, Atlas Entertainment is producing the SYFY series 12 MONKEYS, currently on its second season, which is an adaptation of the Terry Gilliam 1995 film, which Atlas also produced.


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New York – Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, today will unveil the FOX primetime slate for the 2016-2017 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre.


“Next season on FOX, we’ll have more original programming across our schedule than ever before,” said Walden and Newman. “We’ll use our strong established hits in the fall and SUPER BOWL LI in winter to launch a diverse slate of shows that are unmistakably FOX. We’re proud of our new series, directed and created by some of the most celebrated talent in the entertainment industry. And, we are pleased to be returning to our schedule many of our most beloved shows, including broadcast’s No. 1 series, EMPIRE!”


The new dramas joining the schedule this fall are THE EXORCIST and LETHAL WEAPON. 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. Directed by Rupert Wyatt (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), the series stars Alfonso Herrera (“Sense8,” “The Chosen”), Ben Daniels (“Flesh and Bone,” “House of Cards”) and Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis (“Commander in Chief,” “Thelma & Louise”).


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 (Clayne Crawford, “Rectify”) meets prudent, by-the-book ROGER MURTAUGH (Emmy Award nominee Damon Wayans, Sr., “My Wife and Kids,” “In Living Color”), 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.


The new comedy joining the Sunday night lineup this fall is hybrid live-action/animated family comedy SON OF ZORN. Featuring the voice of Jason Sudeikis (THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, “Horrible Bosses,” “We’re the Millers”), SON OF ZORN 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 (Cheryl Hines, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and teenage son (Johnny Pemberton, “21 Jump Street”).


THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, a brand-new reimagining of the cult-classic midnight movie 40 years in the making, is set to air October 2016. Sweethearts JANET (Victoria Justice, “Victorious”) and BRAD (Ryan McCartan, “Liv & Maddie,” “Heathers the Musical”) stumble upon flirtatious mad scientist DR. FRANK-N-FURTER’s (Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox, “Orange is the New Black”) bizarre abode during his annual Transylvanian science convention. The two-hour event also features Emmy Award nominee Tim Curry, the original Frank-N-Furter.


In 2017, additional new series joining the schedule include dramas 24: LEGACY, STAR, PITCH and APB; event series PRISON BREAK and SHOTS FIRED; comedies THE MICK and MAKING HISTORY; and reality competitions KICKING & SCREAMING and MY KITCHEN RULES.


The clock ticks again with the next evolution of the Emmy Award-winning “24.” 24: LEGACY debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Feb. 5 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following SUPER BOWL LI, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Feb. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The series 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. Starring Corey Hawkins (“Straight Outta Compton”), Miranda Otto (“Homeland”) and Jimmy Smits (“Sons of Anarchy”), 24: LEGACY reunites the original series’ award-winning producing team of Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Manny Coto and Evan Katz; director Stephen Hopkins; and “24” star Kiefer Sutherland, who all serve as executive producers.


From Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels (EMPIRE) and Tom Donaghy (“The Whole Truth”) comes STAR, a new drama headlined by Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award, Grammy Award and Golden Globe winner Queen Latifah (“Bessie,” “Bringing Down The House”) and Emmy Award nominee Benjamin Bratt (“24: Live Another Day,” “Law & Order”). Three talented singers (newcomers Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady), 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”).


From executive producer Dan Fogelman (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”), PITCH is the dramatic and emotional story of GINNY BAKER (Kylie Bunbury, “Under The Dome”), who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball – under the glare of a white-hot media spotlight. The inspiring series also stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar (“Franklin & Bash,” “NYPD Blue”), Ali Larter (“Legends,” “Heroes”), Mark Consuelos (“Kingdom,” “All My Children”) and Dan Lauria (“The Wonder Years”).


Inspired by true events, APB 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 (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Justin Kirk, “Tyrant,” “Weeds”) 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 (Natalie Martinez, “Kingdom,” “Under the Dome”) – to rethink everything about the way they fight crime.


In the next action-packed chapter of PRISON BREAK, original series stars Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar and Paul Adelstein are reunited for an all-new adventure spanning the globe. When clues surface that suggest a previously thought-to-be-dead MICHAEL SCOFIELD (Miller, “The Loft”) may be alive, his brother, LINCOLN BURROWS (Purcell, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), reunites with Michael’s wife, SARA (Callies, “Colony,” “The Walking Dead”), and Fox River State Penitentiary’s most notorious escapees to engineer the series’ biggest breakout ever.


SHOTS FIRED is a compelling event series examining the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Southern town. The timely series stars Sanaa Lathan (“The Perfect Guy”), Stephan James (“Race,” “Selma”), Academy Award-, Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actress Helen Hunt (“As Good As It Gets,” “The Sessions”), Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss (“Jaws,” “Madoff”) and Stephen Moyer (“The Bastard Executioner,” “True Blood”).


Two new comedies – THE MICK and MAKING HISTORY – also are set to debut in midseason. 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.


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. The wildly original series stars Adam Pally (“The Mindy Project,” “Happy Endings”), Leighton Meester (“Gossip Girl”) and Yassir Lester (“Girls,” “Key and Peele”).


KICKING & SCREAMING is a new competition series that teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered partners to face the toughest challenges of their lives. From executive producer Matt Kunitz (“Wipeout,” “Fear Factor”), and hosted by Hannah Simone (NEW GIRL), 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.


Also slated for midseason is 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. Professional chefs Curtis Stone (“Top Chef Masters”) and Cat Cora (“Iron Chef America”) will judge the wannabe chef celebrities, including 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.




Additional schedule information to be announced.


Following are the FOX fall 2016 primetime schedule and FOX midseason 2016-2017 primetime schedule, as well as social media information for and synopses of the new series:



(All Times ET/PT)



8:00-9:00 PM                          GOTHAM

9:00-10:00 PM                        LUCIFER



8:00-8:30 PM                          BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

8:30-9:00 PM                          NEW GIRL 

9:00-10:00 PM                        SCREAM QUEENS



8:00-9:00 PM                          LETHAL WEAPON (new)

9:00-10:00 PM                        EMPIRE



8:00-9:00 PM                          ROSEWOOD

9:00-10:00 PM                        BONES



8:00-9:00 PM                          HELL’S KITCHEN

9:00-10:00 PM                        THE EXORCIST (new)



7:00-10:30 PM                        FOX SPORTS SATURDAY: FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL



7:00-7:30 PM                          NFL ON FOX

7:30-8:00 PM                          THE OT / BOB’S BURGERS

8:00-8:30 PM                          THE SIMPSONS

8:30-9:00 PM                          SON OF ZORN (new)

9:00-9:30 PM                          FAMILY GUY

9:30-10:00 PM                        THE LAST MAN ON EARTH




(All Times ET/PT)



8:00-9:00 PM                          24: LEGACY (new) / GOTHAM (spring)

9:00-10:00 PM                        APB (new) / LUCIFER (spring)



8:00-8:30 PM                          NEW GIRL / BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (spring)

8:30-9:00 PM                          THE MICK (new) 

9:00-10:00 PM                        KICKING & SCREAMING (new) / PITCH (new; spring)



8:00-9:00 PM                          LETHAL WEAPON / SHOTS FIRED (new; spring)

9:00-10:00 PM                        STAR (new) / EMPIRE (spring)



8:00-9:00 PM                          ROSEWOOD

9:00-10:00 PM                        PRISON BREAK (new) 



8:00-9:00 PM                          MASTERCHEF JUNIOR

9:00-10:00 PM                        SLEEPY HOLLOW



8:00-10:00 PM                        FOX SPORTS SATURDAY



7:00-7:30 PM                          ANIMATION ENCORES

7:30-8:00 PM                          BOB’S BURGERS

8:00-8:30 PM                          THE SIMPSONS

8:30-9:00 PM                          MAKING HISTORY (new)

9:00-9:30 PM                          FAMILY GUY

9:30-10:00 PM                        THE LAST MAN ON EARTH



EDITOR’S NOTE: Photos from the new and returning series are available at Additionally, embeddable promotional video from the new series will be posted to at the conclusion of the FOX 2016 Programming Presentation shortly after 5:00 PM ET today.]







24: LEGACY 24FOX @24fox / #24Legacy
THE EXORCIST The Exorcist FOX @TheExorcistFOX / #TheExorcist
KICKING & SCREAMING Kicking & Screaming @KickScreamFOX / #KickingScreaming
LETHAL WEAPON Lethal Weapon FOX @LethalWeaponFOX / #LethalWeapon
MAKING HISTORY Making History @MakingHistory / #MakingHistory
THE MICK The Mick @TheMickFOX / #TheMick
MY KITCHEN RULES MyKitchenRulesFox @KitchenRulesFOX /  #MyKitchenRules
PITCH Pitch @PitchonFOX / #Pitch
PRISON BREAK Prison Break @PrisonBreak / #PrisonBreak


The Rocky Horror Picture Show @RockyHorrorFOX / #RockyHorror
SHOTS FIRED Shots Fired @ShotsFiredFOX / #ShotsFired
SON OF ZORN Son of Zorn @SonOfZorn / #SonOfZorn






The following new dramas will debut this fall on FOX:



Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, “The Exorcist” broke box office records and terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades after the Academy Award-nominated film, THE EXORCIST returns as a TV series. Directed by Rupert Wyatt (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), THE EXORCIST is a propulsive psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession. FATHER TOMAS ORTEGA (Alfonso Herrera, “Sense8,” “The Chosen”) is the new face of the Catholic Church: progressive, ambitious and compassionate. He runs a small but loyal parish in the suburbs of Chicago. He has no idea that his quiet life is about to change forever. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, another priest finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle with evil. FATHER MARCUS BRENNAN (Ben Daniels, “Flesh and Bone,” “House of Cards”) 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. On the surface, they’re a normal, suburban family, but all is not as it seems in this household. The patriarch, HENRY RANCE (guest star Alan Ruck, “Spin City,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”), is slowly but surely losing his mind. Eldest daughter KATHERINE (Brianne Howey, SCREAM QUEENS) has become a recluse who refuses to leave her room. Her younger sister, CASEY (Hannah Kasulka, “The Fosters”), thinks she’s hearing strange noises coming from inside the walls.  And mother ANGELA (Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis, “Commander in Chief,” “Thelma & Louise”) has been plagued by recurring nightmares, each more frightening than the last. Angela believes there is something in the 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



Combining action and drama with friendship and humor, LETHAL WEAPON reboots the hit movie franchise, as it follows classic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, who are working a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Grief-stricken after the loss of his young wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective MARTIN RIGGS (Clayne Crawford, “Rectify”) moves to California to “start over” at the LAPD. He’s paired up with ROGER MURTAUGH (Emmy Award nominee Damon Wayans, Sr., “My Wife and Kids,” “In Living Color”), 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. But during their first case together, Riggs drags Murtaugh on a high-speed chase culminating inside the Long Beach Grand Prix and into a seaport shootout with drug dealers – and despite his protests, the older cop feels more alive than he has in years. Meanwhile, Riggs gets a glimpse of why Murtaugh is so determined to get home safely at the end of each day – he’s got a family and a newborn baby of his own. By the time their investigation ends, Riggs realizes he may have found something worth living for – a partner and friend like Murtaugh. And even Murtaugh figures this arrangement might just work out after all. If only Riggs doesn’t get them killed first…


PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Warner Bros. Television, Good Session Productions, Lin Pictures

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Matt Miller, McG, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz

WRITER: Matt Miller


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


The following new comedy will debut this fall on FOX:



Featuring the voice of Jason Sudeikis (THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, “Horrible Bosses,” “We’re the Millers”), 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, CA, to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son. ZORN (Sudeikis), the Defender of Zephyria, Conqueror of the tribes of Agon, decapitator of the dark herdsmen of Grith, has fought in countless epic battles throughout his life, but may find the greatest challenge of all when travels back to suburbia to reconnect with his family. Once there, Zorn finds himself estranged from his son, ALANGULON or just “Alan” (Johnny Pemberton, “21 Jump Street”), a 17-year-old with a mellow, P.C. attitude; and Alan’s mother, Zorn’s ex-wife, EDIE (Cheryl Hines, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), a former wild child now living the life of an upper middle class mom. Zorn’s efforts to win them back are complicated by the fact that Edie is now engaged to CRAIG (Tim Meadows, “Saturday Night Live”), an online psychology professor and a stable presence in their lives. Nevertheless, to be a good dad, Zorn commits to remaining in Orange County for the long haul, renting an apartment and even working in the exciting field of industrial soap sales under his boss, LINDA (Artemis Pebdani, “Scandal,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), who likes his passion, but just wants him to rein it in at the office. 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 following new musical event will debut this October on FOX:



FOX is doing the Time Warp, with a brand-new production of the 1975 cult classic THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, set to air Fall 2016. A reimagining of the original movie, the two-hour event follows sweethearts JANET (Victoria Justice, “Victorious”) and BRAD (Ryan McCartan, “Liv & Maddie,” “Heathers the Musical”), who stumble upon DR. FRANK-N-FURTER’s (Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox, “Orange is the New Black”) 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. Actor and singer Staz Nair (“Game of Thrones”) will star in the role. Also featured in the event are AMERICAN IDOL alum Adam Lambert as EDDIE, Reeve Carney (“Penny Dreadful,” “Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark”) as RIFF RAFF, Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford (“Sylvia,” “You Can’t Take It With You,” “Masters of Sex”) as COLUMBIA, Christina Milian (“Grandfathered”) as MAGENTA, Ivy Levan as USHERETTE, Tony Award winner Ben Vereen (“Pippin”) as DR. EVERETT SCOTT and Emmy Award nominee Tim Curry, the original Frank-N-Furter, as the show’s CRIMINOLOGIST NARRATOR. Celebrating 40 years of theatrical distribution – longer than any other film in history – “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is one of the most popular films of all time, and still plays in movie theaters around the world. THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is executive-produced by Lou Adler (Grammy Award winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and executive producer of the original “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”), Gail Berman (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” former President of Fox Broadcasting) and Kenny Ortega (Emmy Award-winning director and choreographer, “High School Musical” franchise, “This Is It,” “Descendants,” “Hocus Pocus,” “Newsies”).  THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is based upon the original screenplay by Jim Sharman and Richard O’Brien with lyrics and music by Richard O’Brien.


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



The following new dramas will debut in midseason on FOX:



The clock ticks again with 24: LEGACY, the next evolution of the Emmy Award-winning “24.” From Emmy Award-winning executive producer Howard Gordon (“Homeland,” “24: Live Another Day”), Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning executive producer Brian Grazer (“A Beautiful Mind,” “24”), writers and executive producers Manny Coto and Evan Katz (“24,” “24: Live Another Day”), director and executive producer Stephen Hopkins (“24”) and executive producer and original series star Kiefer Sutherland, 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. Six months ago in Yemen, an elite squad of U.S. Army Rangers, led by Sergeant ERIC CARTER (Corey Hawkins, “Straight Outta Compton”), killed terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid. In the aftermath, Bin-Khalid’s followers declared a fatwah against Carter, his squad and their families, forcing them into federal witness protection. But a recent attempt on Carter’s own life makes it clear to him that his team is now exposed. To thwart further attacks, Carter enlists REBECCA INGRAM (Miranda Otto, “Homeland”), 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, SENATOR JOHN DONOVAN (Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jimmy Smits, “NYPD Blue,” “The West Wing”), in his campaign for President of the United States. Decades of sleepless nights and missed anniversaries landed her at the top. With the White House within their grasp, can she truly embrace a new role as First Lady? Or will her love of the action draw her back in? Together, in this fast-paced thrill ride, 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




Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels – creator and executive producer of broadcast’s No. 1 series, EMPIRE – partners with Tom Donaghy (“The Whole Truth”) to pull back the curtain on music’s gritty and dark reality in STAR. 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.  Meet STAR (newcomer Jude Demorest), a tough-as-nails young woman, who came up in the foster care system and decides one day to take control of her destiny. Star tracks down her sister, SIMONE (newcomer Brittany O’Grady), and her Instagram bestie, ALEXANDRA (newcomer Ryan Destiny), and together, the trio journeys to Atlanta to become music superstars. Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award, Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Queen Latifah (“Bessie,” “Bringing Down The House”) plays CARLOTTA, a surrogate mother to the young crew. Emmy Award nominee Benjamin Bratt (“24: Live Another Day,” “Law & Order”) rounds out the cast as JAHIL, a down-on-his-luck talent agent looking to revitalize his career, who’s taken a certain shining to Star. The series will also feature guest star and Grammy Award winner Lenny Kravitz (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “The Hunger Games”). 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



From executive producers Dan Fogelman (“Cars,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”) and Rick Singer (“Younger,” “American Dad”), PITCH is the dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball. A beautiful, tough and gifted athlete, GINNY BAKER (Kylie Bunbury, “Under The Dome”) is vaulted into instant fame when she’s called up by the San Diego Padres to make her Major League debut. Like any rookie, Ginny must prove herself to her teammates. Foremost among them is MIKE LAWSON (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, “Franklin & Bash,” “NYPD Blue”), the team’s ruggedly handsome star catcher. There’s instant chemistry between them, although neither dares admit it. After all, Mike is captain of the team and a few of his players don’t even want Ginny on the field. One of the players watching Ginny’s back is center fielder BLIP SANDERS (Mo McRae, “Sons of Anarchy”), an old friend from the minor leagues. Guiding her is her agent/confidante AMELIA SLATER (Ali Larter, “Legends,” “Heroes”). Amelia saw Ginny’s star potential early on and left her previous job as a Hollywood publicist to concentrate on the young phenom. Although groomed for this moment by her demanding father, BILL BAKER (guest star Michael Beach, “Sons of Anarchy”), 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. It’s a goal hard enough for anyone to achieve – except this player is also a woman, who happens to be the most important historical figure in sports since Jackie Robinson. This season, 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



Police work isn’t rocket science. It’s harder. Inspired by true events, APB 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”). 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 (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Justin Kirk, “Tyrant,” “Weeds”). 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 (Natalie Martinez, “Kingdom,” “Under the Dome”), an ambitious, street-smart cop who is ready to embrace Gideon’s technological changes. With the help of Gideon’s gifted tech officer, ADA HAMILTON (Caitlin Stasey “Reign”), he and Murphy embark on a mission to turn the 13th District – including a skeptical SGT. NED CONRAD (Ernie Hudson, “Grace and Frankie,” “Ghostbusters”), and determined OFFICERS NICHOLAS BRANDT (Taylor Handley “Vegas,” “Southland”) and TASHA GOSS (Tamberla Perry “Boss”) – 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


The following new event series will debut in midseason on FOX:



PRISON BREAK is back and ready for its biggest escape yet. In the thrilling new event series PRISON BREAK, original series stars Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar and Paul Adelstein are reunited for an all-new adventure spanning the globe and featuring the signature thrills and cliffhangers that were hallmarks of the original series when it aired on FOX from 2005-2009. The original action drama centered on MICHAEL SCOFIELD (Miller, “The Loft”), a young man determined to save his convicted brother, LINCOLN BURROWS (Purcell, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), from death row by hatching an elaborate plan to escape from prison. In the all-new event series, filmed on location in Morocco, clues surface that suggest a previously thought-to-be-dead Michael may be alive. Lincoln and SARA (Sarah Wayne Callies, “Colony,” “The Walking Dead”), 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 (Nolasco, “Telenovela”), T-BAG (Knepper, “Heroes”) and C-NOTE (Dunbar, “The Mentalist”), are pulled back into the action. “Prison Break” was an immediate critical and ratings hit when it premiered on FOX in the fall of 2005, garnering Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Television Series – Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Miller). The original producing team, including series creator Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead, will return to executive-produce the new series, with Scheuring serving as showrunner/writer.


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



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 (“Beyond the Lights,” “The Secret Life of Bees,” “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. 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 (Sanaa Lathan, “The Perfect Guy”) and a young Special Prosecutor, PRESTON TERRY (Stephan James, “Race,” “Selma”), 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 Governor PATRICIA EAMONS (Academy-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Helen Hunt, “As Good As It Gets,” “The Sessions”). She’s in a tough re-election fight, and the recent shootings in her state are making it even tougher. Meanwhile, real estate mogul and owner of a privatized prison ARLEN COX (Academy- and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, “The Goodbye Girl,” “Jaws,” “Madoff”), is pulled into the case, as LT. ERIC BREELAND (Stephen Moyer, “The Bastard Executioner,” “True Blood”), a seasoned veteran in the town’s Sheriff’s Department, gets caught in the middle of the investigation. SHOTS FIRED tackles the racial divide from all perspectives. 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


The following new comedies will debut in midseason on FOX:



THE MICK is a no-holds-barred single-camera comedy that gives new meaning to the phrase “dysfunctional family.” MACKENZIE aka “MICKEY” (Kaitlin Olson, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is a brash, two-bit hustler from Rhode Island who has spent her entire life shirking any semblance of responsibility. Lacking any drive, but in constant search of the next easy payday, Mickey is not without her charms. She’s smart, she’s fun, and despite all appearances, her head’s always in the game. She just needs a big win. That win kinda, sorta comes true when, looking for a handout, Mickey visits her estranged sister and billionaire brother-in-law in Greenwich, CT, but gets more than she bargained for, as this absurdly rich couple flees the country to escape federal fraud charges. In a surprising turn of events, Mickey must assume guardianship of their three high-maintenance and ill-parented children: SABRINA (Sofia Black D’Elia, “The Messengers,” “Gossip Girl”), an ambitious, 18-going-on-30-year-old who is a worthy adversary to Mickey; CHIP (Thomas Barbusca, “The New Normal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), 13, an arrogant, entitled neo-con-in-the-making with an extremely punchable face; and BEN (newcomer Jack Stanton), seven, an adorably fragile nerd. 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. The price? Transforming these outrageously spoiled children into honest, hard-working, decent members of society – something this foul-mouthed, debaucherous and completely out-of-her-element woman knows absolutely nothing about. Being a mother was never in Mickey’s game plan, but these kids desperately need a parent. And as irresponsible as Mickey has been her entire life, she may discover that responsibility and motherhood aren’t the buzzkill she always thought they would be.


PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: John Chernin, Dave Chernin, Nick Frenkel, Oly Obst, Randall Einhorn


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



Produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“Lego Movie,” “21 Jump Street”), and written by Julius “Goldy” Sharpe (“The Grinder,” 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 present-day lives. Two shows in one, it’s both a rollicking historical adventure, and a contemporary comedy about love, friendship and trying to fit in to an increasingly complex and impersonal world. DAN CHAMBERS (Adam Pally, “The Mindy Project,” “Happy Endings”), 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 (Leighton Meester, “Gossip Girl”), 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 (Yassir Lester, “Girls,” “Key and Peele”), a brilliant, 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


The following new reality series will debut in midseason on FOX:



KICKING & SCREAMING is a new competition series that teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered partners to face the toughest challenges of their lives. From executive producer Matt Kunitz (“Wipeout,” “Fear Factor”), in association with Lionsgate Television, and hosted by Hannah Simone (NEW GIRL), the series drops these unlikely duos into a tropical jungle in Fiji, where they must overcome dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather. While these no-nonsense survivalists are accustomed to fending for themselves, there’s one thing for which none of their previous expeditions have prepared them: their nature-phobic partners, who think “glamping” is roughing it. To win the competition, and a cash prize of $500,000, the experts will have to drag their partners, KICKING & 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



The No. 1 show in Australia for five years running is coming to FOX. 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, Curtis Stone (“Top Chef Masters”) and Cat Cora (“Iron Chef America”). Celebrities featured on the series include Lance Bass, Brandy & Ray J, Andrew Dice Clay, Brandi Glanville and Naomi Judd. With escalating rounds of competition, the celebrity duo with the lowest score at the end of each round will be eliminated. The last two teams standing will battle it out in the final round for a pressure-cooker evening during which they will prepare and present their ultimate dining menu. In the end, only one team will survive the heat, the drama and the right to claim MY KITCHEN RULES.

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


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Network Expands Its Comedy Lineup, Creating a 4-Stack of Comedy on Monday and Thursday

The New Fall Series Are Comedies “Kevin Can Wait,” “Man with a Plan” and “The Great Indoors,” and

Dramas “Bull,” “MacGyver” and “Pure Genius”

Year-Round Programming Strategy Will Roll Out New and Returning Series throughout the Season,

Including the New Dramas “Training Day” and “Doubt”

New Series Feature Stars Such As Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc, Joel McHale,

Michael Weatherly, Katherine Heigl, Dermot Mulroney, Laverne Cox, Dulé Hill and Bill Paxton

The Network Will Win the 2015-2016 Season in Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

CBS today unveiled its 2016-2017 primetime lineup, featuring three new comedies, five new dramas and 21 returning series. The new series will join a lineup that will finish the current season as America’s most-watched network in viewers for the 13th time in 14 years, including the last eight years straight. The Network will also finish #1 in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

In 2016-2017, CBS will expand its comedy lineup, increasing the number of comedies from four to eight, compared to last fall, and programming two two-hour blocks on Mondays and Thursdays.

The Network’s new series will feature stars in comedy and drama such as Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc, Joel McHale, Michael Weatherly, Katherine Heigl, Dermot Mulroney, Laverne Cox, Dulé Hill and Bill Paxton.

The new fall comedies are: KEVIN CAN WAIT, starring Kevin James as a newly retired police officer who faces tougher challenges at home with his wife and three kids than he ever did on the streets; MAN WITH A PLAN, starring Golden Globe Award winner Matt LeBlanc as a contractor who starts spending more time with his kids when his wife goes back to work and discovers the truth every parent eventually realizes: his little angels are maniacs; and THE GREAT INDOORS, starring Joel McHale as a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who becomes the desk-bound boss to a group of eager millennials in the publication’s digital edition.

The new fall dramas are: BULL, starring Michael Weatherly as a brilliant and charming trial consultant; the action-adventure drama MACGYVER, an origin story of the classic series starring Lucas Till and George Eads; and PURE GENIUS, starring Dermot Mulroney and Augustus Prew in a medical drama about a Silicon Valley billionaire superstar who enlists the world’s best medical minds to work in his state-of-the-art hospital.

Two new series also set to premiere in 2016-2017 are: TRAINING DAY, a crime drama that begins 15 years after the events of the successful feature film, starring Bill Paxton as a hardened, morally ambiguous detective for the LAPD, and Justin Cornwell as a young, idealistic officer tapped to go undercover as his trainee to spy on him; and the legal drama DOUBT, starring Katherine Heigl, Steven Pasquale, Dulé Hill and Laverne Cox, about an attorney who begins to fall for her charismatic client accused of murdering his girlfriend.

The 21 returning shows for the 2016-2017 season are dramas NCIS, television’s #1 drama for seven consecutive seasons; BLUE BLOODS and MADAM SECRETARY, the #1 broadcast dramas on Friday and Sunday, respectively; time-period winners CODE BLACK, CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS, ELEMENTARY, HAWAII FIVE-0, NCIS: LOS ANGELES and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS; Monday night’s most-watched drama, SCORPION; and CRIMINAL MINDS. The comedies are THE BIG BANG THEORY, television’s #1 comedy for the past six years; LIFE IN PIECES, this season’s #1 new comedy; the critically acclaimed MOM, THE ODD COUPLE and 2 BROKE GIRLS.

The returning reality series are the Emmy Award-winning programs SURVIVOR, THE AMAZING RACE and UNDERCOVER BOSS.

In news, CBS will return 60 MINUTES, television’s #1 news program for nearly five decades, and Saturday’s most-watched program and time period winner 48 HOURS.

In addition to the new shows and 21 established series, NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL returns to CBS’s #1 primetime lineup for the third consecutive year with five early-season games. The Thursday broadcasts kick off on Sept. 15 with New York Jets at Buffalo Bills.

“One of our goals this development season was to expand our lineup of top-rated comedies, and these new shows and big stars give us the opportunity to do so in a big way,” said Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment. “With the Network’s returning roster of hits and time-period winners, we’re able to strategically schedule all of our exciting new comedies and dramas with the best possible launch pads to succeed.”

The 2016-2017 night-by-night schedule:

MONDAYS – Comedy is back on Monday! With THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL premiering Sept. 15, the Network will again move THE BIG BANG THEORY to Mondays at 8:00 PM to start the season, giving the best lead-in on television to the new family comedy KEVIN CAN WAIT, starring Kevin James. Following football, THE BIG BANG THEORY will move to its regular Thursday time period, and KEVIN CAN WAIT will shift to 8:00 PM to anchor the night and lead in to the new comedy MAN WITH A PLAN starring Matt LeBlanc. The expanded night of comedy will continue with Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs in 2 BROKE GIRLS at 9:00 PM, paired with Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon in THE ODD COUPLE at 9:30 PM, creating a two-hour comedy block. Moving to 10:00 PM to wrap up the night is SCORPION, Monday night’s top-rated scripted series.

TUESDAYS – NCIS, television’s #1 drama for seven years with over 20 million viewers, returns at 8:00 PM, providing the perfect lead-in for former NCIS star Michael Weatherly in his new legal drama, BULL, at 9:00 PM. This highly compatible and powerful night of television continues with the top three drama NCIS: NEW ORLEANS at 10:00 PM, to cap the evening.

WEDNESDAYS – SURVIVOR once again opens the night at 8:00 PM, where it continues to win in viewers and demographics. CRIMINAL MINDS, a top 10 drama, returns at 9:00 PM, leading in to the fast–paced medical drama CODE BLACK at 10:00 PM, Wednesday’s #1 new series in viewers in its freshman season.

THURSDAYS – NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL kicks off on Sept. 15, giving CBS big ratings in the middle of the week and a strong promotional platform to launch the new season. The Network’s top-rated entertainment schedule returns Oct. 27 with THE BIG BANG THEORY in its regular 8:00 PM slot, providing a potent lead-in for the new comedy THE GREAT INDOORS, starring Joel McHale as the boss to a group of millennials in his magazine’s digital department, at 8:30 PM. Anna Faris and seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney star in the critically-acclaimed MOM at 9:00 PM, followed by this season’s #1 new comedy, LIFE IN PIECES, at 9:30 PM. Then, after opening the night with a group of geniuses, the evening closes with another group in PURE GENIUS, the medical drama about an Internet billionaire and his brilliant team of doctors, starring Dermot Mulroney and Augustus Prew, at 10:00 PM.

FRIDAYS – Kicking off the night at 8:00 PM will be the new action-adventure drama MACGYVER, a reimagining of the classic series, followed by another classic franchise, time-period winner HAWAII FIVE-0 at 9:00 PM. BLUE BLOODS, Friday’s most-watched show, anchors CBS’s winning Friday night at 10:00 PM.

SATURDAYS – CBS’s Saturday lineup features CRIMETIME SATURDAY, encore broadcasts of the Network’s popular dramas at 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM, followed by 48 HOURS at 10:00 PM, Saturday’s most-watched program.

SUNDAYS – The renowned 60 MINUTES, television’s #1 news program for nearly five decades, returns at 7:00 PM. At 8:00 PM, Monday hit NCIS: LOS ANGELES moves to its new home, leading into MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday’s most-watched broadcast drama, which shifts to 9:00 PM. At 10:00 PM, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are back on the case in ELEMENTARY, capping a night of three strong dramas from 8:00-11:00 PM.

In addition to TRAINING DAY and DOUBT, CBS will once again present year-round programming, rolling out new and established series throughout the season, including CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS, which is winning its Wednesday (10:00-11:00 PM) time period in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54; the award-winning reality series THE AMAZING RACE and UNDERCOVER BOSS; and the new one-hour alternative series, HUNTED, which was previously announced.


KEVIN CAN WAIT stars Kevin James as a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending carefree, quality time with his wife and three kids, only to discover he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. Kevin’s retirement plans consist of chilling with his family and having epic adventures with fellow retirees Goody (Leonard Earl Howze), his former partner and close friend, and Duffy (Lenny Venito), his oldest pal, as well as his brother, Kyle (Gary Valentine), a fireman whose closest encounter with a blaze would be a grease fire in the firehouse kitchen. However, Kevin’s dream is jeopardized when he discovers that Donna (Erinn Hayes), his wonderful wife of 20 years, has shielded him from key family info while he worked overtime protecting the community. Their usually reliable eldest, Kendra (Taylor Spreitler), is dropping out of college so she can support her unemployed fiancé, Chale (Ryan Cartwright), while he designs the next “big app”; his teenage daughter, Sara (Mary-Charles Jones), is having issues at school; and their youngest, Jack (James DiGiacomo), is a bit of a hypochondriac. For now, his plans for a cushy life will have to wait, because Kevin has work to do, and this time, his family is his beat. Bruce Helford, Rock Reuben, Kevin James, Jeff Sussman and Andy Fickman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television. Fickman directed the pilot.

MAN WITH A PLAN stars Golden Globe Award winner Matt LeBlanc in a comedy about a contractor who starts spending more time with his kids when his wife goes back to work and discovers the truth every parent eventually realizes: their little angels are maniacs. Adam (LeBlanc) feels fully equipped to take on more parenting responsibilities while his self-assured wife, Andi, returns to the work force after being a stay at home mom for 13 years. However, Adam’s blindsided by how tough it is to wrangle three messy kids who can’t live without Wi-Fi. Their pre-teen daughter, Kate (Grace Kaufman), is a master manipulator and initially thrilled that “daddy fun times” is taking over, middle child Teddy (Matthew McCann) can’t seem to keep his hands out of his pants despite constant reminders, and their precious youngest, Emme (Hala Finley), is nervous about starting kindergarten. But with Andi’s encouragement and advice from a couple of equally stressed parents, Marie (Jessica Chaffin) and Lowell (Matt Cook), Adam takes charge of his brood, lays down the law and discovers he’s going to “nail” this job. Jeff & Jackie Filgo, Matt LeBlanc, Michael Rotenberg and Troy Zien are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Multiple Emmy Award winner James Burrows directed the pilot.

THE GREAT INDOORS stars Joel McHale in a comedy about a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the publication. Jack has led a thrilling “outdoorsy” life exploring the edges of the earth while chronicling his adventures for Outdoor Limits. But his globe-trotting days end when the magazine’s charismatic founder and outdoor legend, Roland (Stephen Fry), announces the publication’s move to web-only and assigns Jack to supervise their online team of “journalists.” Jack’s eager 20-something colleagues include Clark (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), a tech nerd who knows everything about surviving on Mars and a zombie apocalypse; Emma (Christine Ko), their social media expert who views Jack as the human version of dial-up; and Mason (Shaun Brown), a hipster-lumberjack who hasn’t spent any actual time outside. Jack reports to Roland’s daughter, Brooke (Susannah Fielding), an ex-flame who caters to the sensitive staffers by giving them all trophies just for working hard. Jack’s best friend, Eddie (Chris Williams), runs the local dive bar that’s popular with the younger set and helps Jack “decode” his co-workers. Jack is baffled by the world of click-bait and listicles, but if he’s patient, he may be able to show these kids that the outside world is much more than something on a screen… if he doesn’t beat them with their selfie-sticks first. Mike Gibbons, Chris Harris and multiple Emmy Award winner Andy Ackerman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Ackerman directed the pilot.


BULL stars Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull in a drama inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, the founder of one of the most prolific trial consulting firms of all time. Brilliant, brash and charming, Dr. Bull is the ultimate puppet master as he combines psychology, human intuition and high tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick. Bull employs an enviable team of experts at Trial Analysis Corporation to shape successful narratives down to the very last detail. They include his quick-witted brother-in-law, Benny Colón (Freddy Rodriguez), who plays a defense attorney in mock trials; Marissa Morgan (Geneva Carr), a cutting-edge neurolinguistics expert from the Department of Homeland Security; former NYPD detective Danny James (Jaime Lee Kirchner), the firm’s tough but relatable investigator; haughty millennial hacker Cable McCrory (Annabelle Attanasio), who is responsible for gathering cyber intelligence; and Chunk Palmer (Chris Jackson), a fashion-conscious stylist and former All-American lineman who fine tunes clients’ appearances for trial. In high-stakes trials, Bull’s combination of remarkable insight into human nature, three Ph.D.’s and a top-notch staff creates winning strategies that tip the scales of justice in his clients’ favor. Paul Attanasio, Dr. Phillip C. McGraw, Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Jay McGraw, Mark Goffman and Rodrigo Garcia are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Garcia directed the pilot.

MACGYVER, a reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure drama about 20-something Angus “Mac” MacGyver (Lucas Till) who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. Joining his team on high-risk missions around the globe is maverick former CIA agent Lincoln (George Eads). Under the aegis of the Department of External Affairs, MacGyver takes on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip. Peter Lenkov, Golden Globe Award winner Henry Winkler, Lee Zlotoff, James Wan and Michael Clear are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Lionsgate.

PURE GENIUS is a cutting-edge medical drama about a young Silicon Valley tech titan who enlists an exceptional veteran surgeon with a controversial past to run a state-of-the-art hospital with an ultramodern approach to medicine. Billionaire genius James Bell (Augustus Prew) built Bunker Hill Hospital determined to revolutionize healthcare and treat the rarest and most challenging medical mysteries, at no charge. Bell persuades maverick surgeon Dr. Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney) to be his Chief of Staff, who believed medicine is a human endeavor, not technological, until a “eureka” moment at the hospital convinced him otherwise. Bell’s team of trailblazers includes Dr. Zoe Brockett (Odette Annable), an exceptional, fearlessly frank physician; Dr. Talaikha Channarayapatra (Reshma Shetty), an idealistic, maddeningly literal neurosurgeon who believes the hospital is a beacon for change; Dr. Malik Verlaine (Aaron Jennings), a former gangbanger now spearheading efforts to provide 24/7 health monitoring in poor neighborhoods via computer; Dr. Scott Strauss (Ward Horton), an intense neurologist with an Ivy league pedigree; and Angie Cheng (Brenda Song), an enthusiastic 3-D printer programming whiz. At Bunker Hill, Bell pairs the most brilliant minds in medicine with the most forward thinkers in technology, and cuts bureaucracy out of the equation, all in the interest of saving lives, including his own. Jason Katims, Michelle Lee and David Semel are executive producers for Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios. Semel directed the pilot.


TRAINING DAY is a crime thriller that begins 15 years after the events of the feature film, about a young, idealistic police officer who is tapped to go undercover in an elite squad of the LAPD where he partners with a veteran, morally ambiguous detective. Detective Frank Rourke (Bill Paxton) is the maverick head of the Special Investigation Section (S.I.S.) that hunts the city’s most dangerous criminals, and is one of the finest investigators the department has ever produced. However, when the LAPD brass notices Rourke’s penchant for operating in a gray area to fight the war on crime, they assign Kyle Craig (Justin Cornwell), a heroic, untarnished cop, to pose as Frank’s trainee to spy on him and report on his off-book methods. The members of Frank’s loyal team include Rebecca Lee (Katrina Law), a formidable officer with killer aim and a dark past, and Tommy Campbell (Drew Van Acker), a former pro surfer who follows Frank’s orders without hesitation. Providing Frank with intel is his girlfriend, Holly Butler (Julie Benz), a well-connected, unapologetic Hollywood madam. While LAPD Deputy Chief Joy Lockhart (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) coolly puts Kyle in danger in her mission to take down Frank, Kyle’s schoolteacher wife, Alyse (Lex Scott Davis), worries her husband’s resolve to avenge the murder of his father, a cop, may be his undoing. As Frank starts teaching his principled trainee the way of the streets, where the ends often justify the means, they form an uneasy alliance that will irrevocably change the course of both their lives. Based on the feature film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. Jerry Bruckheimer, Antoine Fuqua, Will Beall, Barry Schindel, Jonathan Littman and Danny Cannon are executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Fuqua Films in association with Warner Bros. Television. Cannon directed the pilot.

DOUBT stars Katherine Heigl as Sadie Ellis, a brilliant attorney at a boutique firm who starts to fall for her charismatic client, Billy Brennan (Steven Pasquale), an altruistic pediatric surgeon recently accused of murdering his girlfriend 24 years ago. Sadie is hiding her growing feelings from everyone, including her close friend and colleague, Albert Cobb (Dulé Hill), who thinks he knows everything about her. Working on other cases at the practice is Cameron Wirth (Laverne Cox), a transgender Ivy League graduate who fights passionately for her clients since she’s experienced injustice first hand; Tiffany Simon (Dreama Walker), a second-year associate who is quickly learning the ropes from Wirth; and Nick (Kobi Libii), a former felon who earned his degree while serving time. They all consider it a privilege to work for Isaiah Roth (Elliott Gould), a revered legal lion and “lefty” legend, whose approval is their holy grail. Sadie’s decision to become involved with her client could put her career, as well as her happiness, at risk if Billy is found guilty, which means she needs to work all the harder to prove reasonable doubt, even if she has some herself. Tony Phelan & Joan Rater, Emmy Award winner Adam Bernstein, Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Bernstein directed the pilot.



(N=New, RTP=Regular Time Period, NTP=New Time Period)

All Times ET/PT



8:00-8:30 PM           THE BIG BANG THEORY

8:30-9:00 PM           KEVIN CAN WAIT (N)

8:00-8:30 PM           KEVIN CAN WAIT (RTP)(Starting in October)

8:30-9:00 PM           MAN WITH A PLAN (N)   (Starting in October)

9:00-9:30 PM           2 BROKE GIRLS (NTP)

9:30-10:00 PM         THE ODD COUPLE (NTP)

10:00-11:00 PM       SCORPION (NTP)


8:00-9:00 PM           NCIS

9:00-10:00 PM         BULL (N)

10:00-11:00 PM       NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (NTP)


8:00-9:00 PM          SURVIVOR

9:00-10:00 PM         CRIMINAL MINDS

10:00-11:00 PM       CODE BLACK


8:00-11:00 PM, ET/   NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (Premieres Sept. 15)

5:00-8:00 PM, PT

8:00-8:30 PM           THE BIG BANG THEORY (RTP) (Starting Oct. 27)

8:30-9:00 PM           THE GREAT INDOORS (N) (Starting Oct. 27)

9:00-9:30 PM           MOM (Starting Oct. 27)

9:30-10:00 PM         LIFE IN PIECES (NTP) (Starting Oct. 27)

10:00-11:00 PM       PURE GENIUS (N) (Starting Oct. 27)


8:00-9:00 PM           MACGYVER (N)

9:00-10:00 PM         HAWAII FIVE-0

10:00-11:00 PM       BLUE BLOODS


8:00-9:00 PM          CRIMETIME SATURDAY

9:00-10:00 PM        CRIMETIME SATURDAY

10:00-11:00 PM      48 HOURS


7:00-8:00 PM          60 MINUTES

8:00-9:00 PM          NCIS: LOS ANGELES (NTP)

9:00-10:00 PM        MADAM SECRETARY (NTP)

10:00-11:00 PM      ELEMENTARY

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Video preview packages will be available today on and CBS’s YouTube channel after 5:30 PM, ET.


March 16, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Series Finale of “The Good Wife” on Sunday, May 8 is Joined by the
Season Finales of “Madam Secretary” and “Elementary”

Person of Interest” Season Premiere Debuts Tuesday, May 3

Mike & Molly” Returns Monday, April 25 and “Undercover Boss” on Sunday, May 15

The Price is Right” to Have Three Reality Show-Themed Primetime Specials The Week of May 23

CBS today announced finale dates, return dates and special event broadcasts for the remainder of the season, including the returns of MIKE & MOLLY, PERSON OF INTEREST and UNDERCOVER BOSS, and three THE PRICE IS RIGHT primetime specials.

  • Sunday, May 8 is a full night of finales, beginning with the season finale of MADAM SECRETARY (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), the series finale of THE GOOD WIFE (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and the season finale of ELEMENTARY (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

  • MIKE & MOLLY returns Monday, April 25 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) and will then have new back-to-back episodes on Monday, May 2, Monday, May 9 and Monday, May 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT, each night).

  • The fifth season of PERSON OF INTEREST returns with two weekly episodes on Tuesdays and Mondays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT, each night), effective Tuesday, May 3 and Monday, May 9.

  • THE ODD COUPLE expands to two nights a week with a new Monday broadcast beginning May 2 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT), in addition to its regularly scheduled Thursday (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) airing.

  • UNDERCOVER BOSS returns to the schedule Sunday, May 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

  • THE PRICE IS RIGHT, network television’s #1-rated daytime series and the longest-running game show in television history, will have three one-hour reality show-themed primetime specials, on Monday, May 23 (SURVIVOR), Tuesday, May 24 (BIG BROTHER), and Wednesday, May 25 (THE AMAZING RACE) (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT each night).

The following are CBS’s season finale dates and programming additions:

Thursday, March 31

8:30-9:30 PM LIFE IN PIECES (One-Hour 1st Season Finale)

Monday, April 18

8:00-9:00 PM SUPERGIRL (1st Season Finale)

Monday, April 25

8:00-8:30 PM MIKE & MOLLY (Returns to the schedule in new time period)

9:00-10:00 PM SCORPION (2nd Season Finale)

Tuesday, April 26

10:00-11:00 PM LIMITLESS (1st Season Finale)

Monday, May 2

8:00-9:00 PM MIKE & MOLLY (first of three Mondays with back-to back-episodes)

9:30-10:00 PM THE ODD COUPLE (New Time Period, in addition to Thursdays)

10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES (7th Season Finale)

Tuesday, May 3

10:00-11:00 PM PERSON OF INTEREST (5th Season Premiere)

Wednesday, May 4

9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS (11th Season Finale)

Friday, May 6

10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS (6th Season Finale)

Sunday, May 8

8:00-9:00 PM MADAM SECRETARY (2nd Season Finale)

9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE (Series Finale)

10:00-11:00 PM ELEMENTARY (4th Season Finale)

Monday, May 9

10:00-11:00 PM PERSON OF INTEREST (New Time Period, in addition to Tuesdays)

Thursday, May 12

8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (9th Season Finale)

9:30-10:00 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS (5th Season Finale)

Friday, May 13

8:00-9:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE (28th Edition Finale)

9:00-11:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0 (Two-Hour 6th Season Finale)

Sunday, May 15

9:00-10:00 PM UNDERCOVER BOSS (Returns to schedule)

Monday, May 16

8:00-9:00 PM MIKE & MOLLY (One-Hour Series Finale)

Tuesday, May 17

8:00-9:00 PM NCIS (13th Season Finale)

9:00-10:00 PM NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (2nd Season Finale)

Wednesday, May 18

8:00-10:00 PM SURVIVOR (32nd Edition Finale)


Thursday, May 19

9:00-9:30 PM MOM (3rd Season Finale)

Friday, May 20


Monday, May 23


9:00-10:00 PM THE ODD COUPLE (One-Hour 2nd Season Finale)

Tuesday, May 24


Wednesday, May 25


9:00-11:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS (Two-Hour 1st Season Finale)

Sunday, May 29

8:00-9:00 PM UNDERCOVER BOSS (7th Season Finale)

Tuesday, June 21

10:00-11:00 PM PERSON OF INTEREST (5th Season Finale)

Thursday, June 23

10:00-11:00 PM RUSH HOUR (1st Season Finale)


October 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Next All-New Episode, Featuring Guest Star Nicole Ari Parker,

Airs Wednesday, October 21, on FOX

FOX has ordered a full season of the hit drama ROSEWOOD, it was announced today by David Madden, President, Entertainment, FOX Broadcasting Company.


“ROSEWOOD has proven to be a real self-starter for us, which is a tremendous feat on this highly competitive night. Todd Harthan, Morris, Jaina, Lorraine and the entire cast and crew have done a fantastic job creating a gorgeous, sexy world that is the perfect complement to EMPIRE,” said Madden.  “The upcoming episodes are so compelling as we build out the family dynamics, and with today’s order, we’re excited to explore the world of ROSEWOOD even further this season.”


In Nielsen’s most current ratings, ROSEWOOD is averaging a 2.2/8 among Adults 18-49 and 7.3 million viewers this fall. With all available data to date (including streaming on Hulu and FOX NOW), ROSEWOOD’s average audience for its first two telecasts grew to 9.1 million across platforms.


In the next all-new episode of ROSEWOOD, “Necrosis and New Beginnings,” airing Wednesday, Oct. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, Rosewood (Morris Chestnut) and Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz) make it their mission to seek justice for a murder victim who was an ex-con with ties to a Little Haiti gang. Meanwhile, Villa struggles with passionate dreams she’s been having about Rosewood, forcing her to explore in her therapy sessions with Kat (guest star Nicole Ari Parker) why she’s having these romantic feelings for him. Things come to a head between Villa, Rosewood and Kat, which forces an unexpected turn in Rosewood’s relationships with both women.


Set against the vibrant backdrop of one of the world’s hottest cities – Miami – new medical procedural ROSEWOOD stars Morris Chestnut (“The Perfect Guy,” “Nurse Jackie,” “The Best Man” franchise) as Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr., the city’s top private pathologist. Brilliant, cool with tons of charisma, Rosewood teams up with the tough-as-nails Detective Annalise Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz, “The After”), to uncover clues no one else sees and help the Miami PD solve the city’s most challenging cases. The series also stars Lorraine Toussaint (“Orange is the New Black”), Gabrielle Dennis (“The Game”), Anna Konkle (“Man Seeking Woman,” “Betas”) and Domenick Lombardozzi (“The Wire”). It also was recently announced that actor Taye Diggs (“The Best Man Holiday”) will guest-star in a recurring role on ROSEWOOD, appearing in a multi-episode arc of the series.  Diggs’ first appearance on ROSEWOOD is scheduled for November.


ROSEWOOD is from Temple Hill in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created by Todd Harthan. The series is executive-produced by Harthan, Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen. Richard Shepard served as director and executive producer on the pilot.


October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 







Television and Film Choreographer Zach Woodlee

to Choreograph Live Dance Performances

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Paramount Television announced today that multi-Platinum Grammy® Award-nominated singer and songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen will join the cast of GREASE: LIVE as iconic Pink Lady “Frenchy.” Jepsen joins the multi-talented ensemble cast, including Julianne Hough (“Safe Haven,” “Rock of Ages”) as “Sandy,” Aaron Tveit (“Graceland,” “Les Miserables”) as “Danny,” Vanessa Hudgens (Broadway’s “Gigi,” “Spring Breakers”) as “Rizzo,” Carlos PenaVega (“Spare Parts,” “Big Time Rush”) as “Kenickie” and Keke Palmer (SCREAM QUEENS, “Masters of Sex”) as “Marty.”

Kether Donohue (“You’re The Worst”) rounds out the Pink Ladies as “Jan,” while David Del Rio (“Spare Parts,” “The Troop”) will play T-Bird “Putzie.”

Pop powerhouse and Grammy Award-nominated singer Jessie J will open the live event with a performance of a brand-new version of “Grease (Is the Word),” first heard in the animated opening title sequence of the 1978 film, and written by Barry Gibb.

Joining the creative team, led by executive producer Marc Platt, is “Glee” and “Annie” choreographer Zach Woodlee. His work has been seen on previous television specials, including the 100th episode of “How I Met Your Mother” and 2008’s “MTV Movie Awards,” as well as films “Hairspray,” “27 Dresses,” “17 Again,” “Eat Pray Love” and more.

GREASE: LIVE, which airs Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX, will reintroduce and reimagine some of the show’s most memorable moments, great music and timeless love story to an entirely new generation. In this live television adaptation of the musical classic, the beginning of senior year means the end of Danny and Sandy’s summer romance – until Sandy unexpectedly transfers to Danny’s high school. With their friends pulling them in different directions, it’s up to Danny and Sandy to stay hopelessly devoted as they make their way from Rydell High to a new frontier.

Multi-Platinum-selling Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen most recently released her critically acclaimed new album, “E·MO·TION,” and premiered the video for her brand-new single, “Run Away With Me.” The first single released from the album, “I Really Like You,” became a global Top 40 hit, while the video is Vevo-certified with over 100 million views. “E·MO·TION” is the follow-up to Jepsen’s U.S. debut album, “Kiss,” which featured her

blockbuster break-out hit, “Call Me Maybe.” The single climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries and has sold more than 18 million singles worldwide to date. It earned Jepsen 2012 Grammy Award nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. “Kiss” also spawned the follow-up hit “Good Time,” a duet with Owl City, which has been certified double-Platinum. Jepsen spent much of 2014 starring in the Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.”

Multi-Platinum-selling Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter Jessie J has quickly become the consummate 21st century superstar and a palpable and powerful pop culture force. In 2011, her full-length debut album, “Who You Are,” heralded the songstress’ arrival as a worldwide icon. It debuted in the Top 15 on the Billboard Top 200, including hits “Price Tag (featuring B.o.B)” and “Domino,” her biggest solo U.S. hit to date, reaching double-Platinum. To date, her album sales exceed three million and single sales surpass 20 million and counting. She has received the prestigious BRIT Award for “Critics’ Choice,” as well as a Grammy Award nomination in 2012. She also served as the 2012 London Olympic Games Ambassador and the BBC crowned her with the high honor of Sound of 2011. In July 2014, Jessie J teamed up with rising diva Ariana Grande and rap’s reigning queen, Nicki Minaj, for “Bang Bang.” Immediately, the track captured the No. 1 spot on iTunes overall Top Songs chart and it has gone Platinum four times over less than a year after release. The single set the stage for the October 2014 release of “Sweet Talker,” which debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 and included appearances from De La Soul, 2 Chainz, Lindsey Stirling and production from the likes of Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ilya, Diplo, Tricky, The Dream and more.


Kether Donohue stars in the cable comedy “You’re The Worst,” in which she plays the substance-abusing and promiscuous “Lindsay Jillian.” Donohue was featured in “Pitch Perfect” and starred in the thriller “The Bay,” directed by Barry Levinson. She will next be seen in the upcoming musical comedy “One Shot,” opposite Topher Grace and Taye Diggs.


David Del Rio is an accomplished actor who studied at the New World School of Arts in Miami, FL, and at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. He recently starred in the feature “Spare Parts,” and wrapped production on the upcoming films “The Belko Experiment” and “Undrafted.” Additional credits include a supporting role in “Pitch Perfect,” the indie “Dead Drop” and the cable series “The Troop.”

Zach Woodlee is one of today’s most sought-after choreographers in the entertainment industry. Woodlee played an integral part in developing the hit television and Emmy Award-winning series “Glee.” His work as a producer and choreographer of the show helped it achieve its iconic pop culture status. Other television credits of Woodlee’s include “How I Met Your Mother’s” 100th episode, “Eli Stone” and 2008’s “MTV Movie Awards.” Along with his television success, Woodlee has extensive film experience, contributing his talents to notable films such as “Hairspray,” “27 Dresses,” “17 Again,” “Eat Pray Love,” Life as We Know It,” “Fired Up!” and “Real Steel.” Woodlee recently worked on the musical remake of “Annie.”

GREASE: LIVE is a Paramount Television production. Executive-produced by Marc Platt (“Wicked,” “Into the Woods”). Thomas Kail (“Hamilton,” “In the Heights”) is the director overseeing the stage direction and Alex Rudzinski (“Dancing with the Stars”) will serve as the live television director. Broadway writers Robert Cary (“Anything but Love,” “Ira & Abby”) and Jonathan Tolins (“Buyer & Cellar,” “The Last Sunday in June”) will write the LIVE television adaptation. GREASE: LIVE is based on the original musical “Grease” by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, and Paramount Pictures’ 1978 feature adaptation. It is a Paramount Television production.


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September 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Keith Carradine Returns as Penny’s Father, Wyatt

 “The Bachelor Party Corrosion” – The guys’ science skills are put to the test when they get a flat tire during Leonard’s bachelor party weekend in Mexico. Also, the girls force Penny to finally tell her family that she eloped with Leonard, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Monday, Oct. 5 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.


September 18, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

First Lady Michelle Obama will visit THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT Monday, Sept. 28 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

“It’s always an honor to have the First Lady,” said Stephen Colbert. “Better than that, it’s always fun!”

The First Lady will highlight “Let Girls Learn,” an initiative that seeks to help the more than 62 million girls around the world, half of whom are adolescent, attend school and complete their educations. Launched by the President and First Lady Michelle Obama, “Let Girls Learn” champions community-driven solutions and public-private partnerships to help reduce the barriers that prevent adolescent girls from achieving their full potential.

Also, the First Lady will highlight her “Reach Higher” initiative, an effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their higher education, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university. The First Lady’s “Reach Higher” initiative aims to rally the country around the importance of post-secondary education by exposing students to college and career opportunities, making financial aid and college affordability a reality, and inspiring and supporting academic and summer planning.

THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, a production of The Late Show Inc., airs weeknights (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Meredith Bennett and Jon Stewart are the executive producers.

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