2016-2017 TV Lineup: All of the Trailers for Fox’s New Shows
Fox recently greenlit a slew of new comedies and dramas to debut over the course of the 2016-2017 primetime season. On the heels of these series pickups, the network has also unveiled the first trailers for all of its upcoming shows. Below, check out a closer look at all of Fox’s new shows, coming this year.
1. Lethal Weapon
Based on the popular movies of the same name, the upcoming police procedural follows a slightly unhinged cop as he’s partnered with a veteran detective trying to maintain a low stress level in his life. Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans will star as Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, respectively. Keesha Sharp, Jordana Brewster, and Kevin Rahm will also co-star in the show, which will air on Wednesday nights this fall as the lead-in for Fox’s Empire.
[Update, 9/7/16: ‘Lethal Weapon’ will premiere on September 21.]
2. The Exorcist
A modern reinvention inspired by William Blatty’s original book, The Exorcist is a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil. Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, and Geena Davis co-star in the drama, which will air on Friday nights this fall.
[Update 9/7/16: ‘The Exorcist’ will premiere on September 23.]
3. Son of Zorn
An animated warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean returns to Orange County, Calif., to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son in this live-action/animated hybrid comedy, executive produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Jason Sudeikis voices Zorn while Cheryl Hines plays Zorn’s ex-wife, Esie. Tim Meadows (Marry Me) and Artemis Pebdani (Sex Tape) also co-star. Son of Zorn will air on Sunday nights this fall.
[Update 9/7/16: ‘Son of Zorn’ will premiere on September 11.]
Fox’s hour-long baseball series stars Kylie Bunbury (Under the Dome, Tut) as a young female pitcher who defies the odds when she becomes the first woman to play in the major league. The drama, which co-stars Ali Larter, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mark Consuelos, and Dan Lauria, scored a put-pilot commitment from the network in September and was garnered a full series pickup this month. A bonus: The network teamed with Major League Baseball for the series, earning unprecedented access to its logos, stadiums, and more. The series will air on Tuesday nights in spring 2017, with the premiere coinciding with the start of next baseball season.
[Update, 5/23/16: Fox has moved Pitch to it’s fall schedule, where it will now air Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET.]
[Updat 9/7/16: ‘Pitch’ will premiere on September 22.]
5. Making History
Fox is reteaming with Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the duo behind The Last Man on Earth and The Lego Movie, for Making History. The developing comedy centers on three unlikely friends who find an even less likely way to travel through time causing irreversible complications in their personal lives in 2016. As the great moments of the past collide with today’s popular culture, it leads to hilarious and quite disastrous results. Adam Pally and Leighton Meester co-star in the series, which will have air on Sunday nights after a midseason premiere.
[Update 9/7/16: ‘Making History’ is coming to Fox in 2017.]
6. 24: Legacy
Fox’s highly anticipated reboot of the 24 franchise will feature an all-new cast of characters, led by Corey Hawkins. The show follows a military hero’s return to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back — compelling him to ask the Counter Terrorism Unit for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest terror attacks on American soil. Miranda Otto will star opposite Hawkins as the blazing smart former head of CTU. The limited series will air on Monday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern, starting this winter.
[Update 9/7/16: ’24: Legacy’ will premiere on February 5, 2017.]
Lee Daniels is back with a new musical-themed show in Star. The series follows as three talented singers, desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom, navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O’Grady, Queen Latifah, and Benjamin Bratt also co-star. Star will take over Empire’s time slot during its midseason hiatus.
[Update 9/7/16: ‘Star’ is coming to Fox in 2017.]
8. The Mick
The show stars Kaitlin Olson (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) as Mackenzie “Mickey” Murphy, a hard-living, foul-mouthed, cigarette-smoking woman who moves to affluent Greenwich, Conn., to raise the spoiled kids of her wealthy sister who has fled the country to avoid a federal indictment. She quickly learns what the rest of us already know — other people’s children are awful. The series will air as part of Fox’s midseason Tuesday night comedy block.
[Update 9/7/16: ‘The Mick’ is coming to Fox in 2017.]
9. Shots Fired
The upcoming ensemble drama stars Sanaa Lathan and Stephan James as investigators from the Department of Justice who are examining the shooting of a white civilian by a black cop in a small Southern town. Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss, and Stephen Moyer also co-star in in the limited series, which will air in 2017.
10. Prison Break
Stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell will return for the Prison Break revival, as will much of the original cast. The 10-episode limited series will picks up several years after the end of the series. When a series of clues surface suggest that Scofield’s (Miller) apparent death was not what it seemed, Lincoln (Purcell) and Michael’s wife, Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies) team up to engineer the series’ biggest escape ever. The show will air on Thursday nights in early 2017.
[Update 5/23/16: Fox has shifted the premiere for the reboot series back several months. It will now take over ‘Pitch‘s original time slot, airing on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET this spring.]
Inspired by the July New York Times Magazine article “Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans,” A.P.B. explores what happens when an enigmatic tech billionaire purchases a troubled police precinct in the wake of a loved one’s murder. Justin Kirk, Natalie Martinez, and Caitlin Stasey co-star in the new drama, which will air on Monday nights this winter during Lucifer‘s hiatus.
[Update 9/7/16: ‘APB’ is coming to Fox in 2017.]