The time for Upfronts is almost upon us, and that means it’s time to take inventory of what’s gone and what’s still up in the air. I’ll be going network by network (for the most part) and share not only the status of some of our favorites but also the latest on what new shows we might be seeing on our screens.
The most recent renewals include Last Man on Earth, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Gotham and join previously renewed series Lethal Weapon, Bob’s Burgers, Empire, Star, Lucifer, and The Simpsons. The big surprise renewal comes in the form of low-rated horror series The Exorcist, which comes from 20th Century Fox.
And it turns out that The Exorcist and Star would be the only two freshman series to make it out on the other side. Among those freshman series fans have had to say goodbye to are APB, Making History, Son of Zorn, and Pitch with the latter hitting us at TwoCentsTV the hardest. The network also canceled Rosewood and struggling supernatural series Sleepy Hollow.
In terms of pilots, Fox will be bringing Marvel series The Gifted, a medical drama The Resident, and two comedies L.A. to Vegas and Ghosted, to their roster next season.
The Gifted, tells the 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 joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. The series stars Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker. Check out a teaser of the series below.
The Resident is a medical drama that follows a senior resident that guides a young doctor through their first day. The series stars Emily VanCamp, Matt Czuchry, Manish Dayal, Bruce Greenwood, and Shaunette Wilson.
L.A. to Vegas will be Fox’s latest workplace comedy and centers on a group of people on a Friday night flight to Las Vegas trying to turn their luck around and make their return flights as winners. The series will star Dylan McDermott.
Ghosted is being described as The X-Files as a comedy and will star Craig Robinson and Adam Scott. Robinson will play the cynical skeptic as Scott will play the believer as they get recruited by an organization to look into certain strange occurrences around Los Angeles.
Speaking of the supernatural series, The X-Files will also be returning for another 10-episode season. Production is set to begin in summer 2017 and will have Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny reprising their roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully and will have Chris Carter returning as executive producer.
Almost every network will be going in on musicals this upcoming season, and Fox has chosen Rent and musical retelling of A Christmas Story for their live musical slate in 2017-2018.
Fans of 24: Legacy, Scream Queens, Shots Fired, New Girl, and Family Guy still await to hear of any news of their fate.
Tune in for our next installment of the status report soon and for more on up to date renewal and cancellation news, check out our score card!