Fox not only announced when their old show will be back and when the new ones will debut, they also previewed what’s coming up for Empire and Bones during their season premieres. EMPIRE:
The series will pick up three months after the shocking arrest and incarceration of Empire Entertainment head LUCIOUS LYON (Terrence Howard). Knowing Lucious won’t be held much longer in prison, COOKIE (Taraji P. Henson) and her allies within the Lyon family make a desperate attempt to seize control of the company. But as the Lyons continue to battle each other, a bigger external threat emerges that could force them to unite. BONES:
Picking up six months after the Season 10 finale, BRENNAN (Emily Deschanel) and BOOTH (David Boreanaz) have moved on to a new town and new jobs, having given up their old life and settled into a blissful death-free existence. But a murder unlike any other draws them back to investigate with their former colleagues at the Jeffersonian and FBI. At 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT, SLEEPY HOLLOW returns after a disquieting break in the demonic action, as our heroes – ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison) and ABBIE MILLS (Nicole Beharie) – adjust to a world seemingly without Moloch, witchy wives, evil sons and headless ex-best friends. However, nothing is ever quite as it seems, and the eerie calm will quickly give way to the next tribulation, driven by a surprising supernatural presence that will challenge Crane and Mills in ways they never imagined.
You knew that Bones and Booth weren’t going to be able to stay away from the Jeffersonian.
The most upsetting news from the Fox press release is that Christina Tosi will also be a judge on MasterChef Junior. I hope she is a better judge on that show than she is on MC Senior. She is so hard for me to watch, that I am thinking of giving up the reality cooking competition.
When it comes to the new comedies, I can tell you that both of them have very strong premieres. So mark your calendars for them and the other Fox shows.
BOOM! is a game show that is a combination of many other game shows to create one BOOMtastic game show.
Three contestants, who are either friends, family or co-workers, compete together to win $500,000. One member from the team goes up as host Tom Papa asks them questions. Each question has multiple answers and each answer corresponds to a color wire on the bomb. The person answering the question has to guess what are the correct answers and cut the corresponding wire. If they cut all the correct wires, the bomb is diffused. If they guess the wrong, it explodes a liquid substance on not only them but the audience too. So the studio audience actually wants them to get the right the answer. While the audience at home, is praying for wrong answers.
If the contestant guesses all the right answers, then them and the team are still in the game and they collect a cash prize. If the bomb goes BOOM!, then they are out and the remaining contestants are still in the game. If at least one of them is around for the 7th and final question, then they have a chance to quadruple their winnings. If not, they go home with whatever they won up until the third person was eliminated.
The game starts off easy and they only have to guess which three answers are correct out of four clues. But as the game goes on, there are more clues and more wires to cut. All with a clock counting them down until the bomb goes BOOM!
The game is as thrilling and as messy as it sounds. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it from the comfort of my home, and would never ever want to be in the studio audience.
If you like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and Figure It Out, then you are going to love BOOM! It is a game show on Red Bull and coffee.
Wayward Pines debuts on Fox at 9p tonight and it is from M Night Shyamalan. What more do I need to tell you not to watch, then that is from M Night Shyamalan. Let’s be honest with each other, every he movie he did besides The Sixth Sense sucked. Wayward Pines is a little different than Signs, The Happening and The Village, in the way that you find out why it sucks 5 episodes in and you don’t have to wait until the ending of the movie to be disappointed.
Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) is a secret service agent who is looking for agent Kate Hewson (Carla Gugino) his partner who went missing. He wakes up from a car accident in Wayward Pines and now he can’t leave. In fact no one from the town can leave and no one can talk about their past.
Why do they have these new lives? Why can’t they leave? What is happening here? What is the creature that terrifies them all? It’s M Knight Shyamalan, of course there is a stupid creature, what did you think he would do a project without one? Anyways, all of that will be answered in the next few episodes.
But I have a feeling you won’t get to that point because the show is so dark (as in the way it is filmed) and boring, you will remove it from your DVR before then. I personally don’t know how I made it through the five episodes that they sent out.
The biggest atrocity about this show, is not how awful it is. It is that Matt Dillon comes off as a horrible actor. Maybe for years, I have been picturing him as the man I enjoyed watching in Little Darlings, The Outsider and Flamingo Kid to name a few, and never realized he couldn’t act to save himself. Or maybe that was the direction he was told to go in for this show. I don’t know what it is, but I will think it is the latter.
Another huge problem I have with the show, is there is a death in the coming weeks where someone has their neck slashed from ear to ear and you hear and almost see the near decapitation. Something that is normally reserved for horrible horror movies and can only be shown on pay cable channels like HBO and Showtime. It is so not for broadcast TV.
Finally, Terrence Howard is on the show, and had Wayward Pines aired before Empire; I am not sure Empire would’ve done as well. That is how awful his character is on this atrocious show.
So consider this warning and do with it what you want, but don’t watch this show. It is not worth a single minute of your time.
Fox announced their fall schedule today, but the bigger news is about their midseason shows.
The network knows not to mess with a good thing, so Empire will stay put on Wednesdays at 9p. The biggest show on television in decades will air 18 episodes next season and their season will be split in two.
Twosday, aka Tuesdays, will be all about the laughs. In the fall, they will make an ’80s girl have several wet dreams by pairing John Stamos and Rob Lowe comedies back to back. Then she will scream with Scream Girls. When Ryan Murphy’s latest addiction ends, New Girl returns for an uninterrupted season.
The X-Files won’t be back until the New Year. After a Sunday debut on January 24th, the show movies to Mondays.
The hugest news from the network is that American Idol will be ending next year.
At first glance, I think Fox will have a disastrous Fall but a triumph Spring.
What do you think of Fox’s schedule.
FOX FALL 2015 SCHEDULE
8:00-9:00 PM GOTHAM
9:00-10:00 PM MINORITY REPORT (new)
On Monday we find out what the networks have planned for next season and today we found out some more shows that won’t be included on their schedules.
NBC pulled the plug on Constantine, About a Boy, Marry Me, State of Affairs and One Big Happy. I knew that NBC wasn’t going to move forward with Constantine, I was just hoping it would’ve had a new home by now. Some are saying The CW, but I am hoping for Syfy instead.
Over at Fox since Following lost its following and Backstrom never had one, they won’t be following Empire to the 2015-2016 season. Too bad they can’t cancel Wayward Pines today too.
Finally, CBS ended the ratings battle for Battle Creek, The McCarthys and Stalker.
Which show are you most upset to lose?
The good news is that The CW picked up iZombie for a second season, the bad news is Fox cancelled the low rated comedy The Mindy Project.
Before you few fans of The Mindy Project go all Zombie, Hulu might pick it up for two more seasons. Personally, I never got Mindy Kaling’s show, so I am fine with the show opening up some space for a new comedy on Fox. How do you feel about the cancellation?
When it comes to iZombie, this was a really brainy decision on The CW’s part. This show is fun and perfect for all ages. Although the pickup makes it is even harder for a new show to get picked up by the network next week. You know, since Hart of Dixie looks to be the only show that won’t be back next season. Kind of explains why CBS wasn’t able to get Supergirl to fly over to its sister network and its staying put. That’s right CBS officially picked up Supergirl!
Believe it or not, Fresh Off the Boat is already airing its season finale on ABC tonight at 8p.
Things have been going so well for The Huangs that Jessica (Constance Wu) and Louis (Randall Park) have been asked to join the local country club. When someone tells them that the couple they forget that they are Chinese, Jessica goes back to her roots and thinks the family should do the same so they don’t forget where they came from. That means the boys go to Chinese school, Jessica is only serving Chinese foods and Louis can’t open a second restaurant.
Will her plan work or will they rebel against her? You have to watch this sweet season finale to find out.
Also at 8p on Fox, someone is forced to leave Hell’s Kitchen in the crappiest possible way. The day starts off normally for the 11 contestants, but then one of them goes into bathroom and things change. That person screams in pain, so much so Gordon Ramsay tells them that they can’t continue on with the competition. What causes the pain, you will just have to tune in to find out. Also to find out if their departure means that no one will go home after another disastrous dinner service.
Also on Fox, but at 9:30p Weird Loners is back with another hilarious episode.
Eric (Nate Torrence) is on a human chess team, and he could be promoted to Rook. In order to get the promotion, he needs to get his next door neighbor Caryn (Becki Newton) to date the man who currently holds the position. She agrees to go on the date, but it is a disaster. Is it so much of a disaster that he will not get to move up to a Rook?
While they are playing Chess, Stosh (Zachary Knighton) sees an opportunity with Zara’s (Meera Rohit Kumbhani) artwork, so he enters her in art contest. Now the two of them are coming up with her persona for her to win. How overboard will they go? You just have to see it to believe it.
I don’t know why people aren’t watching Weird Loners, it seriously Fox’s most endearing comedy in a really long time. Please check it tonight, once you do I am sure you will be as hooked as I am!
Finally, at 10p on Esquire, its time The Runner Up, one of the most important shows on television during this political season. On this episode, Gay marriages are now allowed in North Carolina. Everyone wants to know Clay Aiken’s opinion on it and he isn’t saying much. He explains that he is for it as a gay man, but does not want that to define him while he is running for US Congress. He knows it is more important for him to get elected, and help people once he has job. It might not make sense the way I am typing it, but it will when you watch the show.
Even though Clay’s campaign manager tells him the most important thing to do is raise money for the campaign, he decides to take his message on the road with a bus tour. He thinks it is more important to talk to the people directly than ask for money.
On one of his stops, he will go to a Tea Party gathering. There are so many things he says to the voters there that makes me wish I could vote for him.
So much of what Clay says in each episode, proves what is wrong with our current elected officials. So many people and candidates are just about their political parties that they are not meeting in the middle. Clay wishes there are moderates in office and I am with him.
It isn’t only his wish that people weren’t only defined by their Political Party that makes me think this show should be shown in all schools, it is all the bullcrap that goes into to running for office. This show shows you it is more about the money than why you are running. And you wonder why DC is so f*cked up?
So tune for an eye opening look at how political campaigns are run these days, and see how truly horrifying it is. Remember we are less than 9 months away from the first Presidential Primary, and we should see what the candidates are doing to prep for the election. Hopefully this show will make people think about it so much so that we will be asking for a change! Let’s be honest, there needs to be one and it needs to happen yesterday.
Last week on The Last Man on Earth, Carol (Kristen Schaal) gave Phil Miller (Will Forte) his walking papers and tonight at 9:30p on Fox they have to tell the other survivors the news. The others react in such a way that Phil decides it’s time to book it out of there. He’s want to move across the country to Tampa. Phil needs to let any other people on Earth know where’s he’s headed to, so he leaves his message on a billboard. Only problem is the ladder falls down and he’s trapped up there. Alone with the Phoenix sun blazing down on him, he passes out. When he awakes he meets Phil Miller and life will never be the same for him or for anyone around him.
Just when I was starting to tire of The Last Man on Earth, tonight’s episode reawakens my love for the show. You will just have to tune in to see why this episode is so good.
Tonight at 9p on Fox The Last Man on Earth comes clean and you’ll never believe what makes Phil Miller (Will Forte) do it. Once he finally tells everyone, besides his balls, the truth, how will Carol (Kristen Schaal), Melissa (January Jones) and Todd (Mel Rodriguez) react? Let’s just say even the cow is giving him the silent treatment. Will he be allowed back in the cul de sac? You just have to watch this funny of hour of television to find out. And to find out if there are any more people left on Earth?
Weird Loners is a quirky show about four surprisingly single people in their 30’s. By the end of tonight’s episode at 9:30p on Fox, you won’t be able to understand why any of them are not taken because all their characters are so loveable.
Stosh (Zachary Knighton) can’t keep his d!ck in his pants and that gets him in to a lot of trouble. So much so, he’s just lost his high paying job and his condo because he was sleeping with his boss’ fiancee. Stosh’s cousin Eric, lives with his dad. That is until he dies and now he lives alone. Stosh sees this as an opportunity aka a place to stay for free, so he reconnects with his goofy and gullible cousin. Stosh tells Eric he needs to get some new paintings for his walls because there are too many photos of Eric on the wall. He goes to a street fair and meets Zara (Meera Rohit Kumbhani) who is selling her artwork. He buys one of her paintings and she offers to drive him home. Zara just moved out of her boyfriend’s house and doesn’t have anywhere to live.
Finally, there’s Eric’s neighbor Caryn (Becki Newton) and she ruins every relationship she is in because she goes overboard with them. Her mother has convinced her to marry a guy who proposed to her and she doesn’t want to be his wife. When Caryn burns dinner and sets off the fire alarm, Stosh comes in to the save the day. When Caryn’s fiance’ walks in, Stosh says he ruined their engagement party surprise. So he calls over his cousin and Zara to act like the party was planned, and now the four of them quickly become good friends. In fact, since Caryn kicked out her roommate, she asks Zara to move in with her.
In a way, these Weird Loners form an unusual dating relationship with each other. One you are going to want to see grow every week because this charming show just brings a big smile to your face.
When I saw the commercial for Weird Loners, I thought it was going to be the same old, same old. It is anything but. It is fresh, fun, feel good and most importantly funny. We all need more of that in our lives, and that, is the hole, that Weird Loners fills!