FOX UPFRONT 2018 – New Fox Has Rel From Get Out!

By   |   May 15, 2018   |   Entertainment

My lovely Divas! TV DivaGal here to bring you all the juicy news from the broadcast network upfronts. First up – New FOX!

Wondering why I’m calling it “New FOX?” If you haven’t heard, Disney (which already owns ABC) has put in a multi-billion dollar bid to take over FOX TV properties. Yep, Mickey could soon be making a guest appearance on Family Guy (whoops, forgot that’s already been done!).

At New FOX, they are all about broadly appealing dramas and comedy, star-studded unscripted series and lots of sports. Here’s the 411 you need to know about 9-1-1 and all New FOX’s new deals!

9-1-1 is FOX’s dream property! Expect to see more of Angela Bassett‘s killer arms in her emergency saving blues. Also, Jennifer Love Hewitt is joining the series. She’s not a woman of color, but with a body like hers, we can claim her as one of our honorary own!

Beat Shazam is also back for season two! As Jamie Foxx says it’s all about music bringing everyone closer together – and it’s about family, baby. Indeed, he and his DJ daughter tore it up at the FOX Upfront party – along with DJ Khaled!

Don’t worry – your Empire and Star aren’t going anywhere! Picked up for season five and three respectively, they’ll still dominate their Wednesday night lineup. And The Simpsons is celebrating its 30th season – making it the longest primetime scripted series on TV.

Across TV this season is all about the switcheroo. At New FOX, they’ve given up Brooklyn Nine-Nine to NBC and picked up ABC’s long-standing series Last Man Standing.

Here are the new shows you’ll want to see this upcoming season!

Rel (Sundays) Remeber Lil Rel Howery from Get Out – he is the friend who figures out his pal Chris has been abducted. Rel’s got a new sitcom at FOX – and he’s basing it on his real life. While his real life doesn’t include being snatched up by body-stealing white people, it does revolve around his wife leaving him … for his barber! We think losing your prized hair care professional is much, much worse. The comedy also stars Sinbad as his dad!

The Cool Kids (Fridays) The lives of three male senior citizens at a retirement home are turned for a loop when a gal takes the spot at their table that belonged to their recently departed pal. And she’s definitely not one to sit quietly and let the rest of life pass her – or them by. Baby boomers watch more TV than anyone, so this show is just right for them. And while we don’t think series star David Alan Grier is old enough to be retirement age, it’s fun to watch him play like he is.

The Passage (Midseason) Based on a best-selling trilogy of the same name, The Passage is about Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race. And like usual, the fate of humanity rests on the shoulders of a black woman – though this one’s a child, played by Hidden Figures ‘ Saniyya Sidney – who is just 11 years old! #WBWD Mark-Paul Gosselaar plays an agent who becomes her surrogate father, determined to protect her at any cost. A diverse cast, epic psychological thrills – we say sanitize yourself and watch!

RENT (January 27, 2019) FOX is bringing the late Jonathan Larson‘s acclaimed Broadway production about life, love and AIDS to the screen as a live broadcast. We. Can’t. Wait!

COSMOS: Possible Worlds (Spring 2019) FOX and National Geographic will air a third season of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, exploring, “previously uncharted realms, including lost worlds and worlds to come, and those that we may one day inhabit in a thrilling future we can still have.” Yeah, we couldn’t haven’t written it better ourselves.

photo credit: Matt Salacuse/FOX

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