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The Masked Singer gives birth to The Masked Dancer with Ellen DeGeneres
January 7th, 2020 under Ellen DeGeneres, Fox. [ Comments: none ]

After The Masked Singer debuted, Ellen DeGeneres did her take of the celebrity singing competition on her talk show. Instead of singing, they danced. Fox liked the idea so much; they are adding The Masked Dancer to their lineup later this year.

No other details are known at this time, but they need to get Ellen’s Twitch as one of the judges. After all, he got his start on a Fox dancing show called So You Think You Can Dance.

When it comes to the show, it is going to be awesome. Forget Dancing with the Stars; this is going to be the one with lots of injuries. How are these celebrities going to dance with those heavy masks on their heads? Singing is one thing because you can pretty much stand still. With dancing, you cannot. Therefore, I will be watching for all of the accidents because I am a sadist! Oh, and they better have oxygen on standby because we almost lost Howie Mandel to lack of it when he tried it on the daytime show.

Forget guessing who is under the mask, let’s guess who gets injured, who needs an oxygen mask, and who falls off the stage? Heck, now I am all in!


Fox is preparing for winter!
October 24th, 2019 under Fox. [ Comments: none ]

Even though it is not even Halloween, Fox is getting ready for the new year. As in the winter lineup. So we are finding out which shows are going on a break, which shows are finally back and what new shows will be addicted to. However, it looks like we will no longer be addicted to Almost Human. It seems like the drama will only be airing the original episodes.

Sunday, Dec. 29:
8:00-9:00 PM ET/5:00-6:00 PM PT FLIRTY DANCING (Special Preview)
Live to all time zones

Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 1:
8:00-9:00 PM FLIRTY DANCING (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ALMOST FAMILY (Winter Premiere)

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 2:
8:00-8:30 PM LAST MAN STANDING (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM DEPUTY (Series Premiere)

Fridays, beginning Jan. 3:

Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 7:
8:00-9:00 PM THE RESIDENT (Winter Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK (Season Premiere)

Sunday, Jan. 19:
10:00-11:10 PM ET/7:00-8:10 PM PT 9-1-1: LONE STAR (Series Premiere, Pt. 1)
Live to all time zones

Mondays, beginning Jan. 20:
8:00-9:00 PM 9-1-1: LONE STAR (Series Premiere, Pt. 2)
9:00-10:00 PM PRODIGAL SON (Winter Premiere)

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 23:
8:30-9:00 PM OUTMATCHED (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM DEPUTY

Sunday, Feb. 2:
10:30-11:40 PM ET/7:30-8:40 PM PT THE MASKED SINGER (Season Premiere)
Live to all time zones

Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 5:
9:00-10:00 PM LEGO MASTERS (Series Premiere)

Sundays, beginning Feb. 16:
7:00-7:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (encore)
7:30-8:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS (encore)
8:30-9:00 PM DUNCANVILLE (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM BOB’S BURGERS
9:30-10:00 PM FAMILY GUY

To read descriptions of the new shows, then click here!


Fox blesses Bless the Harts with a second season
October 18th, 2019 under Fox. [ Comments: none ]

Even though Bless the Harts has only aired 3 episodes, Fox announced today that it has picked up the animated show for a second season. Why so early? Animated shows need a longer time to get produced like a year. Bless the Harts stars Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell, Ike Barinholtz and Kumail Nanjiani.

Fox’s only other new fall show Prodigal Son was The first new show to get a full season pickup is… a full season earlier this month.


The first new show to get a full season pickup is…
October 7th, 2019 under Fox. [ Comments: none ]

We are two weeks into the new broadcast TV season and one of the networks picked up a show for a full season. That show is…Prodigal Son.

The decision makes sense because it is doing well after 9-1-1. However, without that lead-in, I expect their numbers to drop. Not that it is a bad show, but Fox thinks just because a show does well after a highly rated show, it will do well on its one. That has not worked since Empire followed American Idol.

When it comes to what show will be next? I think it will be one or all of the CBS’s new comedies, but not for a few weeks. Unless The CW needs to keep production moving quickly on Batgirl, then that will be next. However, I hope CBS picks up Evil first and NBC considers giving a full season to Bluff City Law. I also think ABC’s Mixed-ish will get the bottom 9 order at some point.

What new shows do you want to be around for the full season?


Almost Family is a different type of family drama
October 2nd, 2019 under Fox. [ Comments: 2 ]

Almost Family debuts at 9p on Fox tonight and it is touching family drama about finding loved ones later in life.

Julia Bechley (Brittany Snow) is an only child who will do anything for her father (Timothy Hutton). She gave up med school to help him run his top-notch fertility clinic. Even though she did that for him, he does not appreciate her. Therefore, when the episode starts out, she meets a guy she just swiped right on at a bar and sleeps with him in the bathroom. That is all she really wanted out of him and he did not mind.

Then she goes to an event honoring her dad. While he is being honored, it is revealed he used his sperm to help father several of the babies that were made at his fertility clinic. How many? Even he does not know.

The news is too much for him, and he has a heart attack. Which is good for him because he has a place to hide from everyone.

While it is good for him, it is bad for Julia. She has to deal with all of the repercussions of what her father did. The only thing she can do is offer free DNA tests to anyone who wants to find out if her father fathered them.

One of the women who thinks she might be Julia’s sister is Edie (Megalyn Echikunwoke). They used to be best friends until Edie started dating Julia’s boyfriend and married him. Now that hate each other. Since Edie and her husband are lawyers, Julia swallows her pride and goes to them for help. Slowly the two women will become friends. Then again it helps that they just learned they are also half-sisters.

They find out they also have a third sister and Roxy Doyle (Emily Osment) is an Olympic Gold medalist. Her parents use her for her stardom and she is so over it. Therefore, when she finds out she might have other family members out there, she runs to meet them.

As soon as Roxy meets Julia, she acts like they are sisters. So much so, she winds up moving in with her big sister.

Julia went from being an only child to having two sisters and the same for Edie and Roxy. The three of them are going to adjust to being family because no one else knows what they are going through but them. That and they all need each other because their lives are not perfect. They each have their own problems and thankfully they are no longer alone to deal with them. They each have a sister to help them get through it.

Besides dealing with that, they still have to deal with their dad. He is still dealing with his heart attack and all the fallout from the reveal. Julia does not know if she wants him in her life, Edie doesn’t and Roxy does.

It is a lot to handle for the three of them, but they have each other. And we have this show. A sweet drama that proves family is family no matter how they came into your life.


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