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Why did Fox greenlight The Real Dirty Dancing?
January 19th, 2022 under Fox. [ Comments: none ]

Back in 1987, a movie came out called Dirty Dancing. It has been almost 34 years since we fell in love with Jennifer Grey and Patrick in their roles, and Fox thinks that now is a good time to recreate the film as a reality show.

Are people still talking about it to the point that we want to see celebs dance and act like Baby and Johnny Castle? It is an iconic feature, but I don’t think enough to still garner the interest that the Fox executives think it will get when it debuts on February 1st.

Now, if it were Star Wars or Ferris Bueller, maybe I can understand that. But not Dirty Dancing.

So what is the premise of The Real Dirty Dancing? Fox describes it as the reality competition will follow eight celebrities — Brie Bella, Corbin Bleu, Tyler Cameron, Cat Cora, Howie Dorough, Antonio Gates, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, and Loni Love — as they fully immerse themselves in the ultimate Dirty Dancing experience. Set at Virginia’s Mountain Lake Lodge, which was the real location for the film’s fictional Kellerman’s Lodge, the stars will partner up and learn iconic dance routines from the Jennifer Grey-and Patrick Swayze-led movie and recreate classic scenes — including the legendary lift that cemented the film’s spot in cinematic history. Throughout the event special, Dirty Dancing’s memorable music and unforgettable fashion will transport viewers right back to that magical summer in 1963.

Twitch will host the show, and there will be several guest judges. If Grey is not one of them, then that says it all to be.

I get that Fox needs to fill the space that was vacated by Monarch because they moved the Country Music Soap Opera to the Fall. However, I just don’t see this doing well. I mean, ABC Family did a remake of the movie in 2017, and it did not do well. If Sarah Hyland and Debra Messing couldn’t bring in an audience, how will these celebrities do it? That and did you even know that in 2014 there was a tour of a musical version of the movie that lasted for almost three years? I didn’t. I even forgot that in 2020 it was announced that they are doing a sequel with Grey reprising her role.

Are you going to tune in?

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Fox moves Monarch to the Fall
January 13th, 2022 under Fox, Susan Sarandon, Trace Adkins. [ Comments: 1 ]

Monarch, the County Music Primetime Soap that stars Trace Adkins and Susan Sarandon, was supposed to debut at the end of the month. However, Fox announced yesterday, they are holding the drama until the Fall.

“With an incredible pedigree of talent and musical performances, the powerfully compelling drama, MONARCH, is a top priority for FOX Entertainment in 2022. Unfortunately, due to the unavoidable realities of the pandemic and the profound impact Covid-19 continues to have on our industry and around the world, it is necessary to reschedule MONARCH’s January 30 debut to the Fall. As the cornerstone of FOX’s new 2022-23 slate, shifting a show of this magnitude allows us to have its entire first season produced, create additional, high-profile content and promotional windows to support launch, and give our viewers the best opportunity to enjoy the series as intended with a non-compromised run of episodes. We thank our cast, producers, writers and the entire crew for their tireless work and continued dedication to the country music-filled world that is MONARCH.”

Personally, I am bummed. I was looking forward to it. But, I can wait a few months for the series to debut.

No word, what show will replace it, but I am sure Fox will tell us soon enough.

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Fox’s NYE’s special Roast and Toast is toast
December 22nd, 2021 under Fox, Joel McHale, Ken Jeong. [ Comments: none ]

Fox is so excited about their New Year’s Eve special Roast and Toast hosted by Joel McHale and Ken Jeong that they spent yesterday afternoon posting videos and photos to promote it. However, a few hours later, they cancelled the shindig.

“While we are confident in the health and safety protocols for FOX’S NEW YEAR’S EVE TOAST & ROAST 2022, the recent velocity of the spread of Omicron cases has made it impossible to produce a live special in Times Square that meets our standards. We will not be moving forward with FOX’S NEW YEAR’S EVE TOAST & ROAST 2022 in New York. The health and safety of our casts and crews has always been, and will continue to be, of the utmost importance,” They said in a statement to Vulture. “Replacement programming for New Year’s Eve on FOX will be announced in the coming days.”

They made the right choice for the cast and crew. Plus, the writing is on the wall that NYC is going to cancel the Times Square NYE celebration.

That is why I am convinced that NBC is doing their show from Miami with Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson. They know Ron DeSantis isn’t going to cancel anything, even if everyone in the state was dying from a pandemic.

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Should we call Call Me Kat, Blossom?
November 15th, 2021 under Fox, Joey Lawrence, Mayim Bialik. [ Comments: 1 ]

Mayim Bialik has a new show on Fox. However, she is going to be reunited with cast members from one of her old shows on the second season premiere of Call Me Kat. Blossom’s Joey Lawrence, Jenna von Oÿ, and Michael Stoyanov will guest star as themselves on the episode that airs on January 9th.

So set your DVRs because you are not going to want to miss that episode.

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Fox did not order any additional episodes of The Big Leap and Our Kind of People
November 8th, 2021 under Fox. [ Comments: none ]

Fox announced their midseason lineup, and two of their shows are missing. Those shows are The Big Leap and Our Kind of People, and TV Line is reporting that Fox did not order any more episodes from either show. That most likely means that they are cancelled, but they are not saying that as of now.

This news totally bums me out because I am loving The Big Leap. It is the first show I watch on Mondays, and I watch seven shows on this night.

So what is replacing those two shows? Here is the schedule.
FOX WINTER 2021-2022 PREMIERE DATES
Sunday, Jan. 2:
8:00-9:00 PM ET/5:00-6:00 PM PT NEXT LEVEL CHEF (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (Special Time)
9:30-10:00 PM THE GREAT NORTH (Special Time)

Mondays, beginning Jan. 3:
8:00-9:00 PM 9-1-1: LONE STAR (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM THE CLEANING LADY (Series Premiere)

Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 5
8:00-9:00 PM I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM NEXT LEVEL CHEF (Time Period Premiere)

Thursday, Jan. 6:
8:00-10:00 PM JOE MILLIONAIRE: FOR RICHER OR POORER(Two-Hour Series Premiere)

Sunday, Jan. 9:
8:00-8:30 PM/5:00-5:30 PM PT CALL ME KAT (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM/5:30-6:00 PM PT PIVOTING (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM BOB’S BURGERS
9:30-10:00 PM FAMILY GUY

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 13:
8:00-9:00 PM JOE MILLIONAIRE: FOR RICHER OR POORER (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM CALL ME KAT (Time Period Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM PIVOTING (Time Period Premiere)

Sunday, Jan. 30:
10:00-11:10 PM ET/7:00-8:10 PM PT MONARCH (Series Premiere)

Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 1
8:00-9:00 PM THE RESIDENT
9:00-10:00 PM MONARCH (Time Period Premiere)

To read about the new shows, then click here!

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