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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, »
- Amie Cranswick
"Nothing more emotional than a soldier coming home, am I right? Fox has released a special Comic-Con trailer for their upcoming series Son of Zorn.The comedy stars Jason Sudeikis as the voice of Zorn, a cartoon warrior trying to reconnect with his live-action ex-wife and son in Orange County. The cast also includes Cheryl Hines, Tim Meadows, and Johnny Pemberton.Read More… »
It’s almost that time of year when hordes of TV fans storm San Diego to get a sneak peek at their favorite returning shows and a glimpse of the upcoming season’s best new offerings at Comic-Con. Below, we’ve compiled the dates, times and locations of all the major TV-related events.
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We’ll be updating this page as more panels are announced, so make sure to bookmark it and check back often!
Wednesday, July 20
“Prison Break” and “24: Legacy” will make their revamped Comic-Con debuts this summer.
The two hotly-anticipated series are part of 20th Century Fox Television’s lineup at the annual summer mega-fest. The studio announced their entire Comic-Con programming slate on Monday, which includes events for 13 shows.
“Son of Zorn,” Jason Sudeikis’ animated-hybrid comedy, will make its Con debut. The full cast and crew of “Bones” will gather one final time at the convention, before the series signs off. 20th is also sending the teams behind animated favorites “American Dad,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy,” plus “Scream Queens,” “Last Man on Earth” and “Salem.” As for new projects premiering in 2016-2017, the studio is sending “The Exorcist” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” to Comic-Con.
Aside from panels and screenings for the 13 shows above, the studio will host its stars and producers on their two-story Fox booth on the convention room floor for autograph signings »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Michael and Lincoln are hightailing it to San Diego.
Twentieth Century Fox Television has unveiled its Comic-Con 2016 slate and a panel for Fox’s 9-episode Prison Break revival is on the docket, with returning cast members Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies and Robert Knepper all confirmed to attend.
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Bones will make its last Sdcc appearance ahead of its 12th and final season with nearly its entire cast — Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Tj Thyne, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor and John Boyd included — present.
High profile reboot »
Inspired by the 1971 novel and the 1973 film that both bear the same name, The Exorcist will make its series premiere on Friday, September 23rd at 9:00pm Est. Scream Queens, meanwhile, will return for its second season on Tuesday, September 20th at 9:00pm Est, and fans of Mr. Morningstar can watch Lucifer Season 2 debut on Monday, September 19th at 9:00pm Est. Below, we have the official press release with full details:
Press Release: Fox has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series.
All-new episodes of Gotham and Lucifer return Monday, Sept. 19. On Season Three of Gotham (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt), the origin story continues and the stakes are higher than ever, as Super-Villains more ambitious and depraved are introduced, and a realignment of alliances shakes up the fight for power in Gotham City. Season Two of Lucifer (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt) promises to be a mother of a season, as Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) is tasked with finding his family’s matriarch, while continuing to take down criminals alongside Lapd Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German).
Tuesday nights of comedy begin Tuesday, Sept. 20 with the return of Brooklyn Nine-nine, New Girl and Scream Queens. Entering its fourth season, Brooklyn Nine-nine (8:00-8:30 Pm Et/Pt) returns after a season finale cliffhanger in which Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) and his by-the-book boss, Captain Holt (Andre Braugher), were forced to enter the federal witness protection program. Then, the sixth season of ensemble comedy New Girl (8:30-9:00 Pm Et/Pt) continues to follow Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and the gang as they attempt to find their respective places in the world, while begrudgingly accepting the responsibilities of adulthood – from marriage to career advancement – with often hilarious results.
From award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy (“The People V. Oj Simpson: American Crime Story,” “American Horror Story,” “Nip/Tuck”), Brad Falchuk (“American Horror Story,” “Glee,” “Nip/Tuck”) and Ian Brennan (“Glee”), Season Two of Scream Queens (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt) graduates from the college campus and into a hospital with a haunted past, as a new and terrifyingly funny mystery begins. Returning for Season Two are cast members Emma Roberts as Chanel Oberlin, 2016 Golden Globe Award nominee Jamie Lee Curtis as Cathy Munsch, Lea Michele as Hester Ulrich, Abigail Breslin as Chanel #5, Keke Palmer as Zayday Williams, Billie Lourd as Chanel #3, Glen Powell as Chad Radwell and Niecy Nash as Denise Hemphill. Additional cast members to be announced.
Beginning Sept. 21, Wednesdays are explosive, with the series premiere of Lethal Weapon and the return of Empire. Based on the hit movie franchise of the same name, Lethal Weapon (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt) follows iconic cop duo Riggs (Clayne Crawford, “Rectify”) and Murtaugh (Emmy Award nominee Damon Wayans, Sr., “My Wife and Kids,” “In Living Color”), as they work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Empire (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt), broadcast television’s biggest hit, is a powerful drama about a family at the center of a music dynasty. This season, Empire Entertainment founder Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) sets his sights on a new streaming service; as his ex-wife, Cookie Lyon (Golden Globe Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson) pursues a new romantic interest; and his sons, Jamal (Jussie Smollett), Hakeem (Bryshere “Yazz” Gray) and Andre (Trai Byers), struggle with fame and ambition.
All-new episodes of Rosewood return, followed by the series premiere of Pitch, beginning Thursday, Sept. 22. Set against the vibrant backdrop of one of the world’s hottest cities – Miami – medical procedural Rosewood (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt) enters its second season as top private pathologist Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. (Morris Chestnut) and tough-as-nails Detective Annalise Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz) solve the Miami Pd’s most challenging cases. Pitch (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt) 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. From executive producer Dan Fogelman (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”), 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”).
Friday nights are terrifyingly entertaining, beginning Sept. 23, with the return of Hell’S Kitchen and the series premiere of The Exorcist. Season 16 of Hell’S Kitchen (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt) welcomes a new batch of ambitious chefs who will brave Chef Gordon Ramsay and his fiery command of the kitchen as he puts them through an intense culinary academy. Then, The Exorcist (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt) 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 Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis (“Commander in Chief,” “Thelma & Louise”), Alfonso Herrera (“Sense8,” “The Chosen”) and Ben Daniels (“Flesh and Bone,” “House of Cards”).
Sunday Funday returns beginning Sept. 25, with the season premieres of Emmy Award-winning comedy Bob’S Burgers (7:30-8:00 Pm Et/Pt) and the unprecedented 28th season of The Simpsons (8:00-8:30 Pm Et/Pt), followed by the premiere of hybrid live-action/animated family comedy Son Of Zorn (8:30-9:00 Pm Et/Pt). 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”). Rounding out the night are the 14th season premiere of creator Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy (9:00-9:30 Pm Et/Pt) and Season Three of the critically acclaimed live-action comedy The Last Man On Earth (9:30-10:00 Pm Et/Pt), created by and starring Emmy Award nominee Will Forte.
Fall premieres of new and returning series are listed below in chronological order (all times are Et/Pt):
Monday, Sept. 19
8:00-9:00 Pm Gotham (Season Three Premiere)
9:00-10:00 Pm Lucifer (Season Two Premiere)
Tuesday, Sept. 20
8:00-8:30 Pm Brooklyn Nine-nine (Season Four Premiere)
8:30-9:00 Pm New Girl (Season Six Premiere)
9:00-10:00 Pm Scream Queens (Season Two Premiere)
Wednesday, Sept. 21
8:00-9:00 Pm Lethal Weapon (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 Pm Empire (Season Three Premiere)
Thursday, Sept. 22
8:00-9:00 Pm Rosewood (Season Two Premiere)
9:00-10:00 Pm Pitch (Series Premiere)
Friday, Sept. 23
8:00-9:00 Pm Hell’S Kitchen (Season 16 Premiere)
9:00-10:00 Pm The Exorcist (Series Premiere)
Sunday, Sept. 25
7:30-8:00 Pm Bob’S Burgers (Season Seven Premiere)
8:00-8:30 Pm The Simpsons (Season 28 Premiere)
8:30-9:00 Pm Son Of Zorn (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 Pm Family Guy (Season 14 Premiere)
9:30-10:00 Pm The Last Man On Earth (Season Three Premiere)
- Derek Anderson
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Below, watch the official trailer for the Son of Zorn TV show. The live-action/animated comedy premieres in fall 2016, Sundays at 8:30pm, on Fox. Fun fact: the German word "zorn" translates to "wrath," in English (or "anger," but no one would choose to be Son of Anger, over Son of Wrath).
A fish out of water comedy, Son of Zorn stars the vocal talents of Jason Sudeikis as the animated Zorn. His live-action son is Alan aka Alangulon (Johnny Pemberton), son of Edie (Chery Hines). Edie's current husband is Craig (Tim Meadows). Artemis Pebdani is Zorn's new boss, Linda.Read More… »
It's that time of year again. The TV season is winding down, and with that comes the beginnings of all the anticipation for the next season of TV.
Fox has thrown together a series of trailers and synopses for shows in their upcoming 2016-2017 Fall/Spring season. Check them all out below!
24: Legacy (Mid-Season Mondays, 8 p.m.) 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. »
- Joseph Medina
Last week we brought you two first look images for Son of Zorn [take a look here], and now Fox has released the first trailer for the upcoming live-action/animated hybrid comedy which stars Jason Sudeikis, Cheryl Hines and Johnny Pemberton; check it out here…
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 »
- Amie Cranswick
Fox has released the first trailers for the network’s 2016-17 lineup of shows, including revivals of “Prison Break” and “24,” adaptations of “Lethal Weapon” and “The Exorcist,” the latest musical drama from “Empire” creator Lee Daniels, and more.
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 Riggs doesn’t get them killed first.
Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, “The Exorcist” terrified audiences around the world. »
- Laura Prudom
Entertainment Weekly has debuted two first look images from Fox’s upcoming live-action/animated hybrid comedy series Son of Zorn featuring Cheryl Hines and Johnny Pemberton along with Jason Sudeikis’ animated warrior Zorn; take a look below…
Upon arriving home on Earth for the first time in 10 years, Zorn (the voice of Jason Sudeikis, The Last Man On Earth, “Saturday Night Live”), a fully animated, legendary warrior, finds that reconnecting with his live-action son, Alan (Johnny Pemberton, “21 Jump Street”), and ex-wife, Edie (Cheryl Hines, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), while suffering through a mundane office job and the banality of suburban life, is harder than waging actual war in his distant, mystical homeland of Zephyria. Tim Meadows (“Saturday Night Live”) also stars. The series is scheduled to debut during the 2016-2017 season.
- Amie Cranswick
Coming from the directors of that Lego Movie everyone seems to like, Chris Miller and Phil Lord have created a show that seems to have come directly from the mind of my twelve year old self. What if a He-Man type, 80's fantasy hero (here called "Zorn") had a normal family and had to adapt to modern life. Gold. Done. Love it.
The show, called Son of Zorn, revolves around Zorn (voiced by Jason Sudeikis), defender of the island nation of Zephyria, who returns to Orange County, takes a job selling industrial soap dispensers, and tries to reconnect with his teenage son (played by Johnny Pemberton) and ex-wife (played by Cheryl Hines), who is now engaged to a psychology professor at an online university.
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The first photos have been released from "Son of Zorn," a half live-action/animated hybrid TV series in the works that is being executive produced by "The Lego Movie" helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller for Fox. The first thirteen episodes are expected to air later this year or in 2017.
In the series, Zorn (Jason Sudeikis) is the defender of the island nation of Zephryia. Having relocated back to Orange County, he struggles to connect with his ex-wife (Cheryl Hines) and his teenage son (Johnny Pemberton), as he tries to adjust to his new mundane lifestyle as an industrial soap dispenser salesman.
Source; EW »
- Garth Franklin
Variety reports Eli Jorne has left the Son of Zorn TV show at Fox. The new live-action/animated comedy comes from executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller and 20th Century FoX Television. Son of Zorn was co-created by Jorne and his Wilfred partner, Reed Agnew. The duo also wrote the pilot .
The cast of Son of Zorn includes Jason Sudeikis, Johnny Pemberton, Cheryl Hines, and Tim Meadows. The series is scheduled to debut during the 2016-2017 season. According to the report, Jorne's exit, which is said to be over creative differences, will not delay the series.
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The live-action and animated hybrid series landed a straight-to-series order for the 2016-17 season, after being developed off-cycle. Jason Sudeikis will voice the lead character.
Jorne’s departure will not have an impact on “Son of Zorn” production and the show is still on track for the upcoming TV season with insiders telling Variety the project is a hot favorite among Fox execs.
Jorne is exiting over creative differences. He created “Son of Zorn” with his former “Wilfred” co-showrunner Reed Agnew. The duo was originally set as co-showrunners on the series, before Sally McKenna came in when Agnew stepped down as co-showrunner, remaining as an exec producer on the show. For now, McKenna will take on sole showrunner duties and exec produce alongside Agnew, Chris Miller and Phil Lord (“Last Man on Earth”), Seth Cohen and Eric Appel. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The hapless slacker persona and shaggy-dog humor that amusingly floated 2014’s Sundance-preemed short “Funnel” feels stretched mighty thin in director-writer-producer-star Andre Hyland’s debut feature, “The 4th.” This non-story chronicling the various obstacles our organizationally challenged protag faces on the Fourth of July in Los Angeles has an initially ingratiating offhand air, hip packaging elements, and some spot-on performances (albeit as invariably annoying characters). But even for a movie whose tail-chasing insubstantiality is pretty much “the joke,” there’s just not a lot of there there, to paraphrase Gertrude Stein. While Hyland shows a promising directorial facility, this flimsy indie bro-com is likely to prove more successful as a calling card than as a commercial entity.
We meet Jamie (Hyland) as he’s walking home — because he’s got a sweet parking spot and is almost out of gas anyway — from the party store with some charcoal for the night’s planned patio cookout. »
- Dennis Harvey
Band of Robbers, 2016.
Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are grown men, still searching for the hidden treasure that has eluded them since childhood.
Band of Robbers is an intriguing film right off the bat. How many movies in this generation are getting made about Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, let alone movies that put a creative spin on the highly respected works of Mark Twain? The answer is probably very few, or none at all, so when a description for a movie on-demand comes up detailing a comic caper showcasing young adult versions of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer attempting to pull off some Robin Hood shenanigans, it’s hard not to resist »
- Robert Kojder
17 items from 2016
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