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FAN-FAVORITE “MASTERCHEF JUNIOR” JUDGE JOE BASTIANICH RETURNS FOR SEASON SIX, SCHEDULED TO AIR DURING THE 2017-2018 SEASON ON FOX

September 21, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Award-Winning Restaurateur and Author

Also Featured on Tonight’s Season Eight MASTERCHEF Finale

Former MASTERCHEF and MASTERCHEF JUNIOR judge and award-winning restaurateur Joe Bastianich returns as a permanent judge on Season Six of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, airing during the 2017-2018 season on FOX. Additionally, Bastianich joins chefs Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi and Aarón Sánchez on the MASTERCHEF Season Eight finale airing tonight (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

 

Bastianich is a world-renowned restaurateur who co-owns 30 restaurants across the globe, including Michelin Star eatery Del Posto, Babbo, Osteria Mozza and Eataly in the Americas (co-partner). He also is an award-winning and best-selling author. Bastianich served as a judge on MASTERCHEF JUNIOR for its first three seasons, and on MASTERCHEF for its first five seasons.

 

MASTERCHEF is produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato, and is based on a format created by Franc Roddam and Endemol Shine. Robin Ashbrook, Elisabeth Murdoch, Eden Gaha, Georgie Hurford-Jones, Gordon Ramsay, Yasmin Shackleton, Patricia Llewellyn and Ben Adler serve as executive producers.  “Like” MASTERCHEF on Facebook at facebook.com/MasterChef. Follow the series on Twitter @MASTERCHEFonFOX and join the discussion at #Masterchef.  See photos and videos on Instagram by following @masterchefonfox.

TWO-TIME TONY AWARD WINNER MATTHEW BRODERICK CAST AS THE NARRATOR IN FOX’S LIVE MUSICAL EVENT, “A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!,” AIRING SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, ON FOX

September 21, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick (“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” “The Producers,” “Manchester by the Sea”) will star as the narrator in FOX’s live musical event, A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!, airing Sunday, Dec. 17 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

 

As the narrator, Broderick will play the grown-up “Ralphie Parker,” who looks back with love and humor on his favorite childhood Christmas. Broderick joins previously announced Emmy Award nominee Maya Rudolph (“Saturday Night Live,” “Bridesmaids”) in the three-hour live musical production. Additional casting information to be announced soon.

 

From Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television, A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! is inspired by the holiday classic feature “A Christmas Story” and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production “A Christmas Story: The Musical.”

 

Widely recognized for his starring role in the 1986 blockbuster comedy “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” Broderick was last seen on screen in “Rules Don’t Apply,” directed by and starring Warren Beatty; and “Manchester by the Sea,” directed by Kenneth Lonergan. He will next be seen in “Look Away,” alongside Chloe Sevigny and Aidan Turner. A critically acclaimed and award-winning stage actor, Broderick’s theater credits include the smash Broadway hit “It’s Only a Play,” opposite his frequent co-star, Nathan Lane; the award-winning Broadway run of “Nice Work If You Can Get It”; the Broadway production of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple”; and “The Foreigner.” In 2005, he starred in the feature film version of “The Producers,” reprising his Tony Award-nominated performance as “Leo Bloom.” Broderick won his first Tony Award for Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” and starred in the play’s sequel, “Biloxi Blues.” He won his second Tony Award for his role as “J. Pierrepont Finch,” in the Broadway revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Additional film credits include “You Can Count on Me,” opposite Laura Linney; and “Election,” opposite Reese Witherspoon. He also has appeared on “Modern Family,” “30 Rock” and the cable productions of “Master Harold…and the Boys and David Mamet’s “A Life in the Theater,” for which he received an Emmy Award nomination.

 

A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! will be produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. Marc Platt (“Grease: Live,” “La La Land,” “Wicked”) and Adam Siegel (“Grease: Live”) will executive-produce, with Jonathan Tolins and Robert Cary (“Grease: Live,” “Anything but Love,” “Ira & Abby”) serving as co-executive producers and writers. Scott Ellis (the 2016 Broadway revival of “She Loves Me,” “Weeds”) is an executive producer and will serve as the director overseeing the stage direction. Alex Rudzinski (“Grease: Live,” “Dancing with the Stars”) is an executive producer and will serve as the live television director. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“Dear Evan Hansen,” “La La Land”) who composed the original score to “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” will compose several new songs for the LIVE television event.

NATIONWIDE DIGITAL CASTING CALL UNDERWAY FOR FOX’S NEW SINGING COMPETITION SERIES, “THE FOUR”

September 8, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

A nationwide digital casting call is now underway to find super-talented, fiercely competitive singers for FOX’s THE FOUR, a new singing competition series that begins where most end: with the four finalists. Each week, these top-notch singers will fight to defend their coveted spots on the show, as determined newcomers challenge them and try to knock them out of the competition.

 

Whether you are an aspiring vocalist on the verge of success, a lifelong singer who wants to get back in the game or a local star in your hometown, you can submit your audition video to try and make it into the competition. Participants can submit covers and original songs. Submissions will be accepted digitally only via thefourmusic.com. Candidates must be at least 16 years of age or older, as of December 1, 2017. Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 PM PT on Jan. 26, 2018. For a full list of eligibility requirements, rules and submission requirements, please visit thefourmusic.com.

 

The four finalists who are chosen by the show’s panel of music industry experts, will fight to defend their coveted seats on the stage each week, as they are challenged individually by new singers determined to replace them. If any of the four are outperformed, they’ll go home and their challengers will take their place. The longer they hold onto their seats, the closer they are to winning the ultimate prize: the panel of industry experts becomes key players on the winner’s team. This elite group of star-makers will help shepherd the winner’s career and be fully invested in making him or her a breakout star.

 

Expert panelists and additional information regarding THE FOUR will be announced soon.

 

THE FOUR was created by Armoza Formats and is produced by ITV Entertainment in association with Armoza Formats.

 

ABOUT ITV ENTERTAINMENT

ITV Entertainment, part of the ITV America group, is one of the largest international producers for the U.S. market and a major force in acquiring, developing and producing entertainment programming for U.S. networks. ITV Entertainment has a wide slate of series with major networks and syndicators, including HELL’S KITCHEN (FOX); “The First 48” (A&E); “The Job Interview” (CNBC); “The Chase” (GSN); “Four Weddings” (TLC); “Big Star Little Star” (USA); “Help My Yelp” (Food); and the new “Queer Eye” (Netflix), as well as upcoming series and specials for Nickelodeon and A&E, among others.

 

ABOUT ARMOZA FORMATS

Established in 2005, Armoza Formats has become a key player in the international content market, rapidly growing to be one of the top independent creators and distributors of global content. Taking the best of Israeli and international creative talent, Armoza Formats spearheads the emergence of compelling content in today’s dynamic market. Our mission is to meet the challenges of the fast-changing media industry with creative broadcast solutions.

“WHO SHOT BIGGIE & TUPAC?,” A NEW TWO-HOUR INVESTIGATIVE CRIME SPECIAL THAT UNCOVERS EXPLOSIVE NEW DETAILS ABOUT TWO OF POP CULTURE’S BIGGEST UNSOLVED MURDERS, TO AIR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, ON FOX

August 28, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Hip-Hop Icon Ice-T and Award-Winning Journalist Soledad O’Brien to Lead Investigation that Unveils New Details and Reveals Never-Before-Heard Accounts Surrounding the Deaths of these Hip-Hop Legends

Two-Hour Special Produced by Critical Content

WHO SHOT BIGGIE & TUPAC? is an investigative crime special examining two of the greatest murder mysteries in pop culture history. The special, which digs deep into the entangled murders of hip-hop’s most legendary adversaries – rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls – airs Sunday, Sept. 24 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The two-hour investigation will be led by actor and rap music icon Ice-T and award-winning journalist and documentarian Soledad O’Brien.

 

Biggie and Tupac: two larger-than-life personalities – and former friends – were gunned down within months of each other in the late 1990s. Shakur was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas on September 13, 1996. Smalls, born Christopher George Latore Wallace, was killed by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997. It has been 20 years since their murders, and no one has been held accountable. The plot-twisting mystery surrounding their deaths, combined with allegations of police corruption, gang connections and a fierce rap rivalry, are all theories about what might have played a role in their untimely deaths – and what might have resulted in a failure to close their cases. Both murders remain officially unsolved.

 

WHO SHOT BIGGIE & TUPAC?, from Critical Content, the producers of last season’s “The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey,” will lead viewers through an investigation re-examining these legendary homicides by uncovering new details and revealing never-before-heard accounts. The special will feature interviews with former private investigators, police officers, informants and hip-hop insiders, including Doug E. Fresh, Funkmaster Flex and former Death Row Records executive Suge Knight. For the first time ever, the best friends of Tupac and Biggie – Lil’ Cease and E.D.I. Mean – will reunite on camera to talk about the friendship between the two rappers, their untimely deaths and the East Coast/West Coast fallout. Additionally, an exclusive, never-before-released audio recording of Biggie talking about the shooting of Tupac will be unveiled. The special also will focus on how both artists lived and what those lives meant, as the 20th anniversary of these unsolved mysteries is marked.

 

Ice-T is the original embodiment of Los Angeles hip-hop. He first came onto the music scene rapping in the 1984 feature film “Breakin’.” From there, he went on to become rap music’s original gangster, writing songs such as “Six in the Mornin” and “New Jack Hustler.” In 1989, he formed

Rhyme Syndicate Records and released a string of groundbreaking West Coast rap records. With

 

 

 

-more-

WHO SHOT BIGGIE & TUPAC?” – Page 2

 

close high school friend and guitarist Ernie C, Ice-T subsequently formed the thrash metal band Body Count, whose 1991 self-titled debut contained the controversial single “Cop Killer.” As an actor, Ice-T has appeared in multiple films, including “New Jack City,” “Ricochet,” “Trespass” and “Johnny Mnemonic.” For the past 19 seasons, he has starred in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” as “Detective Odafin Tutuola.” He also starred in the reality series “Ice loves Coco,” with his wife, Coco. Additionally, he has published three books: “The Ice Opinion,” “Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption – from South Central to Hollywood” and the fictional work “Kings of Vice.” Earlier this year, he released a new Body Count album.

 

Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning documentarian, journalist, speaker, author and philanthropist. She is CEO of the Starfish Media Group, a multi-platform media production and distribution company. O’Brien anchors and produces the political magazine program “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.” She also reports for “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” regularly contributes to “PBS NewsHour” and WebMD and serves as host and executive producer of the cable series “Mysteries and Scandals.” Earlier in her career, O’Brien co-anchored “Weekend Today”, and reported for the “Today” show and “NBC Nightly News.” In 2003, O’Brien transitioned to CNN, where she was the face of CNN’s morning news shows for many years. She also anchored the CNN documentary unit, where she created the “In America” documentary series. “Black in America” and “Latino in America” continue to be produced under Starfish Media Group and are subjects of an annual speaking tour. In 2016, her critically acclaimed documentary film, “The Way Comes Home,” was released and distributed to more than 350 theaters in the U.S. O’Brien has been recognized with three Emmy Awards for her coverage of the Haiti earthquake, the 2012 election and for a series called “Kids and Race.” She was honored twice with the George Foster Peabody Award for her coverage of Hurricane Katrina and for her reporting on the BP Gulf Coast Oil Spill.

 

The special is produced by Critical Content. Tom Forman, Ice-T, Soledad O’Brien, David Metzler, Jon Beyer, Brad Bishop and Jorge Hinojosa will serve as executive producers. Follow the special on Twitter @FOXTV and join the discussion using #WhoShotBiggieAndTupac.

 

About Critical Content 

Critical Content is a leading global independent content studio. Launched in October of 2015, the company focuses on unscripted and scripted programming for broadcast, cable and digital platforms.  Critical Content currently has more than 60 projects in production for more than 30 different networks. Recent series include “The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey” (CBS, Netflix), “Home Free” (FOX), “Catfish” (MTV), “StartUp” (Crackle, Amazon), “Limitless” (CBS), “The Woodsmen” (History), “Pretty.Strong” (Oxygen), “Boonies” (Nat Geo), “The Great Food Truck Race” (Food Network), “Young and Hungry” (Freeform), “Tia Mowry at Home” (Cooking Channel) and “Car Matchmaker” (Esquire).

MULTIPLE GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING SUPERSTAR BRUNO MARS TO BE HONORED WITH THE “VISIONARY AWARD” AT “TEEN CHOICE 2017” LIVE, SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, ON FOX

August 10, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Anthony Anderson, Fifth Harmony and Logan Paul

Confirmed as Special Presenters

The TEEN CHOICE 2017 Visionary Award recipient is multiple Grammy Award-winning superstar Bruno Mars, who will be honored for his innovation and contributions to contemporary music. Mars boasts five No.1 singles, including the 2017 smash hit “That’s What I Like.” Mars is now the only artist in the last year to have quadruple-Platinum singles from the same album. TEEN CHOICE 2017 airs LIVE Sunday, Aug. 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) from University of Southern California’s Galen Center on FOX.

 

Additionally, multi-Platinum award-winning artists Fifth Harmony, actor and comedian Anthony Anderson (“black-ish”) and social media megastar Logan Paul are confirmed as special presenters. Fifth Harmony, Anderson and Paul will anchor multiple acts in the show and will be announcing some of the most anticipated performances and honorees of the night.

 

As previously announced, performances include Louis Tomlinson and Bebe Rexha; Clean Bandit with Zara Larsson; an opening number featuring KYLE, Lil Yachty and Rita Ora; a world premiere of a brand-new song from the cast of FOX’s STAR; hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd; and French Montana, featuring Swae Lee with Uganda’s Triplets Ghetto Kids. Miley Cyrus will accept the Ultimate Choice Award and Maroon 5 will receive the highly coveted Decade Award. Celebrity appearances include Adam Scott and Craig Robinson, stars of the new FOX series GHOSTED; and Kaitlin Olson and Thomas Barbusca, stars of FOX’s hit comedy, THE MICK; as well as Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, Zendaya, Chris Pratt, Lucy Hale, Janel Parrish, Victoria Justice, Tyler Posey, Camila Cabello, Millie Bobby Brown, Gal Gadot, Tyler Hoechlin, Grant Gustin, Melissa Benoist, Olivia Munn, Bella Thorne, Kumail Nanjiani, Katherine Langford, Maddie Ziegler, Grace Vanderwaal, The Dolan Twins, Hudson Yang, the cast of “Riverdale,” Liza Koshy and Marshmello.

 

MAROON 5 TO RECEIVE “DECADE AWARD” AT “TEEN CHOICE 2017” LIVE, SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, ON FOX

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KYLE, Lil Yachty and Rita Ora to Open TEEN CHOICE 2017

with Blockbuster Performance

Hip-Hop Duo Rae Sremmurd to Perform “Black Beatles”;

French Montana to Perform Hit Single “Unforgettable,” featuring Swae Lee,

with Uganda’s Triplets Ghetto Kids

Ed Sheeran, Zendaya, Millie Bobby Brown, Tyler Hoechlin, Grant Gustin,

Melissa Benoist, Olivia Munn, Bella Thorne, Katherine Langford, Maddie Ziegler,

Grace Vanderwaal and Marshmello Confirmed to Appear

 

Multi-Grammy Award-winning band Maroon 5 will be honored at TEEN CHOICE 2017 with the highly coveted Decade Award, which celebrates the band’s evolution over the past 10 years. With five multi-Platinum studio albums, the band has become one of the top touring acts in popular music, as they continue to achieve critical and worldwide success, while broadening their impact on popular music and culture. The star-studded two-hour TEEN CHOICE 2017 airs Sunday, Aug. 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) LIVE from the University of Southern California’s Galen Center, on FOX.

TEEN CHOICE 2017 opens with an electrifying performance from rising California rapper KYLE, who will perform his 3x-Platinum single, “iSpy,” alongside Lil Yachty, who will then perform his new single, “Forever Young.” Rita Ora will close the performance with her hit single, “Your Song.” Hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd will perform “Black Beatles” and French Montana will perform his hit single, “Unforgettable,” featuring Swae Lee, with Uganda’s Triplets Ghetto Kids. As previously announced, Louis Tomlinson will perform with Bebe Rexha, and Clean Bandit will perform with Zara Larsson.

Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” star and TEEN CHOICE nominee Zendaya, “Stranger Things’” Millie Bobby Brown, “Wonder Woman’s” Gal Gadot, “Teen Wolf’s” Tyler Hoechlin, “The Flash’s” Grant Gustin, “Supergirl’s” Melissa Benoist, actress Olivia Munn, actress/singer Bella Thorne, “13 Reasons Why” star Katherine Langford, Choice Dancer nominee Maddie Ziegler, singer/songwriter Grace Vanderwaal and DJ and music producer Marshmello are scheduled to appear at the star-studded event, joining previously announced celebrities Chris Pratt, Janel Parrish, Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, The Dolan Twins, the cast of “Riverdale,” Hudson Yang, Yara Shahidi and Victoria Justice.

Tickets for TEEN CHOICE 2017 at the Galen Center are now on sale to the general public at galentix.com/.

“Like” TEEN CHOICE 2017 on Facebook at facebook.com/TeenChoiceAwards. Follow the action on Twitter @TeenChoiceFox and join the discussion at #teenchoice. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @teenchoicefox.

ACADEMY AND GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNER FOREST WHITAKER TO JOIN “EMPIRE”

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EMPIRE Returns Wednesday, September 27, at a New Time, 8:00 PM, on FOX

Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actor, director and producer Forest Whitaker (“The Last King of Scotland,” “Arrival,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”) will guest-star in a multi-episode arc on EMPIRE, beginning this fall on FOX. Whitaker will play “Uncle Eddie,” a charismatic music icon and bonafide hitmaker, who gave an unknown Lucious (Terrence Howard) his first radio airplay. Decades later, Eddie steps up for Lucious at a critical moment during his rehabilitation, and a grateful Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) invites him to produce a song in celebration of Empire Entertainment’s 20th anniversary.

 

EMPIRE returns Wednesday, Sept. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. On the Season Four premiere, Lucious makes his first public appearance after the explosion in Las Vegas, while all members of the Lyon family have their own interests in Lucious regaining his physical and mental faculties.

 

In 2016, Forest Whitaker starred in “Arrival,” opposite Amy Adams; and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” alongside Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna and Ben Mendelsohn. In February 2018, he will be seen in “Marvel’s Black Panther,” opposite Chadwick Boseman. Whitaker also had several films in production last year, including “Burden,” opposite Tom Wilkinson and Garrett Hedlund; “The Forgiven,” in which he portrays Archbishop Desmond Tutu, opposite Eric Bana; and “LAByrinth,” opposite Johnny Depp. He currently is filming the streaming feature “How It Ends,” opposite Theo James. Whitaker won the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of  Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film “The Last King of Scotland.” He also won the BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe Awards in the same category. Other feature credits include “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “The Crying Game,” “Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai” and “Bird,” for which he was named Best Actor at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival. In addition to his acting career, Whitaker has directed such films as “Waiting To Exhale” and “Hope Floats.” In 2013, he co-produced Ryan Coogler’s critically acclaimed directorial debut, “Fruitvale Station,” which won the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize and the Cannes Film Festival’s Best First Film Award. Whitaker is the founder and CEO of The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative, which has branches in Uganda, South Sudan, Myanmar, Mexico and the U.S. He also is the co-founder and chair of the International Institute for Peace, a UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation and a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

 

From Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television, EMPIRE was created by Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels and Emmy Award winner Danny Strong, and is executive-produced by Daniels, Strong, Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer, Ilene Chaiken, Francie Calfo and Sanaa Hamri. “Like” EMPIRE on Facebook at facebook.com/EmpireFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @EmpireFOX and join the discussion using #Empire. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @EmpireFOX.

TOM WELLING JOINS “LUCIFER” IN SEASON THREE

July 23, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

LUCIFER Returns Monday, October 2, in its New Time Period (8:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX

Tom Welling (“Smallville”) will join Season Three of LUCIFER. Welling will play “Marcus Pierce,” an accomplished police lieutenant who is everything Lucifer (Tom Ellis) is not – strategic, reserved and well-respected. But perhaps even more annoying are all the things they have in common. Both men are charming, charismatic and handsome as hell. So when Pierce starts developing a connection with Decker (Lauren German), Lucifer’s devilish traits are inflamed.

 

Entering its third season, the story of the original fallen angel continues, when LUCIFER returns Monday, Oct. 2 in its new time period (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. As Season Two came to a close, Lucifer took care of a little problem called Mom, aka Charlotte (Tricia Helfer). But now he’s facing an even greater challenge – finding out who kidnapped him, and why his angel wings are back.

 

Tom Welling is best known for playing “Clark Kent/Superman” on the long-running television series “Smallville.” In addition to acting, he directed multiple episodes of the series and served as an executive producer. Welling recently starred in the film “The Choice.” His other feature film credits include “Draft Day,” “Parkland,” “Cheaper by the Dozen,” Cheaper by the Dozen 2” and “The Fog.” His television credits include “Undeclared” and “Judging Amy,” as well as executive-producing the series “Hellcats,” starring Aly Michalka and Ashley Tisdale.

 

LUCIFER is produced by Warner Bros. Television, in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The series is based on the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment. The series is executive-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Joe Henderson, Ildy Modrovich, Sheri Elwood and KristieAnne Reed. “Like” LUCIFER on Facebook at facebook.com/LuciferonFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @LuciferonFOX and join the conversation using #Lucifer. Check out photos and videos on Instagram @LuciferonFOX

THE WORLDS OF “EMPIRE” AND “STAR” COLLIDE ON A SPECIAL SEASON PREMIERE EVENT WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, ON FOX

July 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

STAR’s Queen Latifah to Appear on EMPIRE and EMPIRE’s Jussie Smollett to Appear on STAR

On an epic night of music and drama, Carlotta (Queen Latifah) comes face-to-face with Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett), as the worlds of EMPIRE and STAR collide Wednesday, Sept. 27 on FOX. The special event begins with the Season Four premiere of EMPIRE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the Season Two premiere of STAR (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

The night kicks off with EMPIRE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). On the brink of Empire Entertainment’s 20th anniversary, Lucious is making his first public appearance after the explosion in Las Vegas, while all members of the Lyon family, as well as Lucious’ nurse, Claudia (guest star Demi Moore), have their own interests in Lucious regaining his physical and mental faculties. Then, on STAR (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the girls – with Carlotta as their manager – continue to face roadblocks, despite their victory at Atlanta NextFest.

Watch/Share the All-New Promo for EMPIRE and STAR: https://youtu.be/Nd5VMvlwy9c

From Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television, EMPIRE was created by Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels and Emmy Award winner Danny Strong, and is executive-produced by Daniels, Strong, Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer, Ilene Chaiken, Francie Calfo and Sanaa Hamri. “Like” EMPIRE on Facebook at facebook.com/EmpireFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @EmpireFOX and join the discussion using #Empire. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @EmpireFOX.

STAR is a production of 20th Century Fox Television in association with Lee Daniels Entertainment. Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy are the creators and executive producers of the series. Pamela Oas Williams also serves as executive producer. Karin Gist is an executive producer and serves as showrunner of the series. “Like” STAR on Facebook at facebook.com/STARonFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @STAR and join the discussion by using #Star. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @STARonFOX.

FOX ANNOUNCES FALL PREMIERE DATES FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON, INCLUDING NEW SERIES “THE GIFTED,” “THE ORVILLE” AND “GHOSTED”

June 25, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

NEW FAMILY ADVENTURE SERIES “THE GIFTED,”

PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH MARVEL TELEVISION,

DEBUTS FOLLOWING SEASON PREMIERE OF “LUCIFER,”

MONDAY, OCT. 2

 

SETH MacFARLANE’S NEW COMEDIC DRAMA, “THE ORVILLE,” LAUNCHES

WITH TWO SPECIAL AIRINGS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING “NFL ON FOX”

DOUBLEHEADERS ON SUNDAY, SEPT. 10, AND SUNDAY, SEPT. 17,

BEFORE MAKING ITS TIME PERIOD PREMIERE THURSDAY, SEPT. 28

 

NEW LIVE-ACTION BUDDY COMEDY “GHOSTED” JOINS SUNDAY LINEUP OF

“BOB’S BURGERS,” “THE SIMPSONS,” “FAMILY GUY” AND

“THE LAST MAN ON EARTH,” BEGINNING SUNDAY, OCT. 1

 

“LETHAL WEAPON,” “THE MICK” AND “BROOKLYN NINE-NINE”

KICK OFF TUESDAY, SEPT. 26

 

“EMPIRE” AND “STAR” HEADLINE AN EPIC NIGHT OF MUSIC AND DRAMA,

BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27

“GOTHAM” RETURNS THURSDAY, SEPT. 28,

PAIRED WITH THE TIME PERIOD PREMIERE OF “THE ORVILLE”

“HELL’S KITCHEN” AND “THE EXORCIST” HEAT UP

FRIDAY, SEPT. 29

 

FOX has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series.

 

THE GIFTED, the new family adventure series, produced in association with Marvel Television, launches Monday, Oct. 2 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the return of LUCIFER (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). New comedic drama THE ORVILLE, from creator and executive producer Seth MacFarlane and director Jon Favreau, debuts with a special two-night series premiere on Sunday, Sept. 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Sunday, Sept. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), immediately following NFL ON FOX doubleheaders. THE ORVILLE will then make its time period premiere on Thursday, Sept. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following GOTHAM’s Season Four return (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The new buddy comedy GHOSTED, starring Craig Robinson and Adam Scott, premieres Oct. 1 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), during a Sunday night of premieres, including BOB’S BURGERS (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT), THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).

LETHAL WEAPON Season Two leads off Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the season premieres of THE MICK (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). EMPIRE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and STAR (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) join forces on an epic night of music and drama, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 27. Friday, Sept. 29 sees the returns of HELL’S KITCHEN (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and THE EXORCIST (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

 

FOX fall premieres of new and returning series are listed below in chronological order (all times are ET/PT):

 

 

FOX FALL 2017 PREMIERES

(All Times ET/PT)

 

Sunday, Sept. 10, Immediately Following NFL ON FOX Doubleheader

8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT               THE ORVILLE (Special Series Premiere, Part 1)

 

Sunday, Sept. 17, Immediately Following NFL ON FOX Doubleheader

8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT               THE ORVILLE (Special Series Premiere, Part 2)

 

Tuesday, Sept. 26

8:00-9:00 PM                          LETHAL WEAPON (Season Two Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM                          THE MICK (Season Two Premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM                        BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Season Five Premiere)

 

Wednesday, Sept. 27

8:00-9:00 PM                          EMPIRE (Season Four Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        STAR (Season Two Premiere)

 

Thursday, Sept. 28

8:00-9:00 PM                          GOTHAM (Season Four Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        THE ORVILLE (Time Period Series Premiere)

 

Friday, Sept. 29

8:00-9:00 PM                          HELL’S KITCHEN (Season 17 Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        THE EXORCIST (Season Two Premiere)

 

Sunday, Oct. 1

7:30-8:00 PM                          BOB’S BURGERS (Season Eight Premiere)

8:00-8:30 PM                          THE SIMPSONS (Season 29 Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM                          GHOSTED (Series Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM                          FAMILY GUY (Season 15 Premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM                        THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (Season Four Premiere)

 

Monday, Oct. 2

8:00-9:00 PM                          LUCIFER (Season Three Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        THE GIFTED (Series Premiere)

 

 

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FOX 2017 FALL SCHEDULE

NEW SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

 

THE GIFTED

THE GIFTED tells the emotional story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family seeks help from an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. Set within the “X-Men” universe, the series stars Stephen Moyer (SHOTS FIRED, “True Blood”), Amy Acker (“Person of Interest”), Natalie Alyn Lind (GOTHAM) and Percy Hynes White (“Night at the Museum 3”) as the STRUCKER family. Also featured in the series are Sean Teale (“Reign”) as ECLIPSE/MARCOS DIAZ; Jamie Chung (GOTHAM) as BLINK/CLARICE FERGUSON; Emma Dumont (“Aquarius”) as POLARIS/LORNA DANE; Blair Redford (“Satisfaction”) as THUNDERBIRD/JOHN PROUDSTAR; and Coby Bell (“Burn Notice”) as Sentinel Services Agent JACE TURNER. The series is written by Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”), directed by Bryan Singer (the “X-Men” franchise”) and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”) and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.

 

THE ORVILLE

From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, “Ted”) and director Jon Favreau (“The Jungle Book,” “Iron Man”), THE ORVILLE is a live-action, one-hour series set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of The Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship. Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of everyday life. The series stars MacFarlane as ED MERCER, the ship’s Commanding Officer, and Adrianne Palicki (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Friday Night Lights”) as his ex-wife, KELLY GRAYSON, who’s assigned as his First Officer. The series also stars Penny Johnson Jerald (“24,” “The Larry Sanders Show”) as CLAIRE FINN, Scott Grimes (“ER,” “Justified”) as GORDON MALLOY, Peter Macon (“Shameless,” “Bosch”) as BORTUS, Halston Sage (“Neighbors,” “Goosebumps”) as ALARA KITAN, J. Lee (FAMILY GUY, “The Cleveland Show”) as JOHN LAMARR, Mark Jackson (“That Royal Today” ) as ISAAC, Chad Coleman (“The Wire”) as KLYDEN and Norm Macdonald (“The Middle,” “Saturday Night Live”) as YAPHIT. Seth MacFarlane, Brannon Braga, David A. Goodman, Jason Clark and Liz Heldens are executive producers. Jon Favreau serves as an executive producer and directed the pilot.

 

GHOSTED

Starring Craig Robinson (“The Office,” “This Is the End”) and Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation,” “Big Little Lies”), GHOSTED is a single-camera, live-action comedy about the partnership between two polar opposites – a cynical skeptic and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal – who are recruited to investigate unexplained phenomena in Los Angeles, all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race. In addition to Scott’s role as MAX JENNIFER and Robinson’s as LEROY WRIGHT, the series also stars Ally Walker (“Colony,” “Sons of Anarchy”) as Captain AVA LAFREY and Adeel Akhtar (“Unforgotten,” “The Night Manager”) as BARRY SHAW. Tom Gormican, Kevin Etten, Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, Naomi Scott, Oly Obst, Mark Schulman and Jonathan Krisel are executive producers, with Krisel directing the pilot.

 

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