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Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, today unveiled the Fox primetime slate for the 2015-2016 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre. Here's what the CEO's had to say in a joint statement.
"Building on the phenomenal momentum created by Gotham, The Last Man on Earth and, of course, Empire, we're infusing next season's schedule with new ambitious dramas, smart comedies, aspirational unscripted series and big live events and specials - all from the best creators in the business. And our strategy with these bold creative swings is simple: schedule them strategically, market them relentlessly and create events that break through and captivate viewers across every platform."
Tuesdays are all-new this fall on Fox, with new comedies Grandfathered and The Grinder, followed by killer comedy-horror series Scream Queens. The new comedies kicking off an all-new Tuesday are Grandfathered and The Grinder. »
We now know when Fox is planning to bring FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully back to the small screen, as the network revealed that part one of The X-Files six-episode event series premiere will air on Sunday, January 24th.
In their 2015 - 2016 fall TV schedule announcement (which also includes information on Ryan Murphy's Scream Queens, slated to begin airing on Tuesdays this fall), Fox revealed that the return of The X-Files will take place on Sunday, January 24th, between 10:00pm - 11:00pm Est after the Nfc Championship game.
The second half of the two-part premiere will air at 8:00pm Est the following night on Monday, January 25th, with subsequent episodes also airing on Monday nights. Filming on the event series begins this June. For more information, see the official press release below (The X-Files details are highlighted in bold text). Also included in »
- Derek Anderson
The X-Files is one of those rare shows that managed to change the landscape of television – not just with its own groundbreaking achievements, but by being an incubator of talent that later delivered other world-class television drama. It is thanks to The X-Files, for example, that we have multiple award-winning Homeland – created by X-Files writing room alumni Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa. Likewise, without The X-Files, there would arguably be no Breaking Bad, and therefore no Better Call Saul – because television genius Vince Gilligan cut his teeth on Chris Carter’s hit show.
It was only natural, then, that fans asked the question when the return of The X-Files was announced – would Vince Gilligan be back, too? The writer-producer-director recently confirmed the suspicions of the audience while conducting a Reddit question and answer session.
“Unfortunately, I won’t be writing for the reboot, because my work on Better Call Saul »
- Sarah Myles
X-Files fans everywhere will be calling Saul an expletive after they hear this.
Confirming TVLine’s scoop from earlier in the week, Vince Gilligan announced in a recent Reddit Q&A that he will not be involved in Fox’s upcoming 6-episode revival. And the Emmy winner — who spent seven-plus seasons as a writer-producer on The X-Files — put the blame squarely on a certain Breaking Bad spinoff.
“Unfortunately, I won’t be writing for the reboot, because [of] my work on Better Call Saul,” he wrote of the AMC offshoot, which starts shooting Season 2 this summer. »
The truth is gushing out now.
X-Files creator Chris Carter is unleashing the first spoilers about Fox’s upcoming six-episode revival, and they include intel on more returning characters, the state of Mulder and Scully’s relationship and much more.
Herewith are the five scoopiest takeaways from Carter’s Vancouver Sun Q&A.
PhotosThe X-Files: 16 Things We Need to See in Fox’s 6-Episode Revival
1. There’s “a big chance” the Lone Gunmen will join returning X-vets Mulder, Scully, Skinner and The Smoking Man.
2. Per X-Files tradition, the six episodes will blend “ongoing Mulder and Scully conspiracy saga” with “standalone episodes, »
Fox just can’t get enough of Golan the Insatiable.
The animated comedy — which originally aired in 15-minute installments on Saturday’s Animation Domination High-Def lineup — has been given a primetime series order, TVLine has learned.
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A new voice cast has been recruited for the series, including Rob Riggle (Ntsf:sd:suv) as the titular godlord who is transported from an alternate dimension to Oak Grove, Minn. There, his only friend is Dylan (Parks and Recreation‘s Aubrey Plaza), a macabre 9-year-old girl who constantly urges »
According to sources, the longtime collaborators — who were responsible for such seminal episodes as Season 1’s Beyond the Sea and Season 4’s Home and Musings of the Cigarette Smoking Man — will write and direct one episode apiece. »
The following recap contains spoilers from Monday’s episode of The Following.
“Quoth the raven: Nevermore.” And boy, does that bird mean it in regard to this week’s episode of The Following… as in, “Nevermore will Joe Carroll terrorize Ryan Hardy, because he’s very, very dead.”
For good, this time. Here’s how it all goes down.
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If you’re holding your breath for a Klaus-Davina reconciliation on The Originals, allow me to mourn you now.
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“She is enraged,” Danielle Campbell says of her character following the death of Aiden, whom she (and everyone else) believes was killed by Klaus. “The most important thing to Davina is taking care of the few people she really trusts; Aiden became one of those people while he was with Josh, and she can’t understand how Klaus has managed to kill yet another person [that she loves]. … She’s »
On Intruders, a former Lapd detective (John Simm) investigates strange occurences which lead him to a secret society whose members seek immortality by taking over the bodies of others. The rest of the cast includes Mira Sorvino, Tory Kittles, James Frain, and Millie Brown.
Executive producer Glen Morgan broke the news of the cancellation on Twitter and wrote, "Well, Reverti, this life is over. Intruders will live only in 8 episodes. We can't thank those that supported us enough... #Intruders such an intelligent audience willing to be challenged and face tough questions. Hope we will all be triggered in 9 years. What goes around, comes around. #Intruders. Thank you! 9!"
The show, which starred John Simm and Mira Sorvino, had completed its first season run of eight episodes. Based on the novel The Intruders by Michael Marshall Smith, there were plans for more episodes, but they've come to nought.
The news of the show's demise was Tweeted by its showrunner and lead writer, Glen Morgan....
Well, Reverti, this life is over. Intruders will live only in 8 episodes. We can't thank those that supported us enough... (more)
— Glen Morgan (@GlenMrgn) February 27, 2015
Season one of the show didn't set ratings alight in either the UK or the Us, and its dark subject matter always meant it was facing an uphill battle. It's available on DVD now. »
Intruders has been cancelled by the BBC.
Morgan tweeted: "Well, Reverti, this life is over. Intruders will live only in 8 episodes. We can't thank those that supported us enough..."
Meanwhile, author Michael Marshall Smith - who wrote the book the series was adapted from - praised Morgan and his team for the 'brilliant' job they did on the series.
He wrote: "It was never a given there would be more - though we did discuss ideas for future arcs - and for a variety of reasons the first season had to out-perform the norm in order to continue. Unfortunately it did not. »
My heart nearly exploded when word leaked over the weekend that Fox was in the early stages of reviving beloved supernatural procedural "The X-Files," most likely for a limited run sometime in the next few years. While stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, who played FBI special agents Mulder and Scully, respectively, have a lot on their plates right now, with Duchovny's NBC series "Aquarius" set to air soon and Anderson bumped up to a beefier role in this summer's season of "Hannibal," that doesn't mean its return still isn't imminent. Original creator Chris Carter's most recent effort, a series for Amazon called "The After," was unceremoniously canceled even though the company had ordered an entire season of the show, so he's free, which means that the show could be incubated creatively even while waiting for its stars to become available.
It also got us thinking to what a »
- Drew Taylor
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