‘Prison Break,’ ’24: Legacy,’ ‘Lethal Weapon’ and More Trailers From Fox’s 2016-17 Season

Lethal Weapon
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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.

FALL:

“Lethal Weapon”

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.

“The Exorcist”

Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, “The Exorcist” terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades later, the story gets a new twist 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 Geena Davis (“Commander in Chief,” “Thelma & Louise”).

“Son of Zorn”

Featuring the voice of Jason Sudeikis (“The Last Man on Earth,” “Horrible Bosses”), “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, “Rocky Horror” is set to air in 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 (Laverne Cox, “Orange is the New Black”) bizarre abode during his annual Transylvanian science convention. The two-hour event also features “American Idol” alum Adam Lambert, Ben Vereen and Tim Curry, who played the original Frank-N-Furter.

MIDSEASON:

24: Legacy

“24: Legacy” will debut with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Feb. 5 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), following Super Bowl LI, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Feb. 6 (8 p.m. 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’ 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.

“Star”

From “Empire” creator Lee Daniels and “The Whole Truth’s” Tom Donaghy comes “Star,” a new drama headlined by Queen Latifah (“Bessie,” “Bringing Down The House”) and 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 cutthroat music business on their road to success. With a soundtrack of original music and musical performances, the series also features guest star Lenny Kravitz (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “The Hunger Games”).

“Pitch”

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 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”).

“APB”

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 (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.

“Prison Break”

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”

A compelling event series examining the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Southern town. The series stars Sanaa Lathan (“The Perfect Guy”), Stephan James (“Race,” “Selma”), Helen Hunt (“As Good As It Gets,” “The Sessions”), Richard Dreyfuss (“Jaws,” “Madoff”) and Stephen Moyer (“The Bastard Executioner,” “True Blood”).

“The Mick”

From the producers of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “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.

“Making History”

Produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“The Last Man on Earth,” “Lego Movie”), and written by Julius “Goldy” Sharpe (“Family Guy”), the new comedy 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 series stars Adam Pally (“The Mindy Project,” “Happy Endings”), Leighton Meester (“Gossip Girl”) and Yassir Lester (“Girls,” “Key and Peele”).

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  1. Bishop mcgee says:

    The new FOX heads of programming need to stand up and take a bow. They absolutely loaded the network up with tremendously well done pilots. A network that was tattered and torn, in shreds from Monday to Sunday, look to bounce back strong. LETHAL WEAPON looks amazing despite having another silly Wayne’s boy trying to play the straight man role. 24 LEGACY looks outstanding as well as a somewhat more serialized procedural. STAR has the potential to be FOX’S next EMPIRE, but I ‘m not sure it will be as big nor whether it will sustain a loyal audience past one season. PITCH looked solid, but again is a bit of a stretch for longevity. Loved the gadgetry and new police precinct conceptualization of APB. As long as there’s solid storytelling to go with the drones, computerized police cars, and high tech gadetry, this could become a winner. SHOTS FIRED looks like a hot property, and both comedies, THE MICK and MAKING HISTORY have the potential to be amazing. The kids in THE MICK were stellar, and absolutely precious. I have loved that one kid since I saw him in the PETER PAN COMMERCIAL. Hated THE ROCKY HORROR garbage with that big lipped lady kissing that girl on the hand. I almost barfed. THE EXORCIST just looked mediocre. SON OF ZORN will be DOA. PRISON BREAK broke my heart and got my adrenaline rushing when little man ran into his brother’s arms, but I ‘m still ambivalent towards it. Overall, FOX should be back in the game next season with 6 to 7 potential hits on the roster.

  2. Chris Darling says:

    Son of Zorn made me laugh. Heartily. Then I slaughtered a band of marauders.

  3. TVForever says:

    Not bad overall but Lethal Weapon looks awful. It IS the bad version of the movie. And when the budget gets smaller week to week? yikes.

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