Fox Upfront 2019 – The Empire Is Over. Megalyn Echikunwoke and Benjamin Levy Aguilar Join New Family Dramas.

By   |   May 14, 2019   |   Lifestyle

It’s that time of year again! TV DivaGal and Luxury Gal are here to bring you all the juicy news from the broadcast network upfronts. Here’s what’s going down at Fox, which is considering itself a new network, as 21st Century Fox’s studio entities are now a part of Disney.

Empire is returning to the network for season six. The family dynasty drama will return to its original Tuesday broadcast night for its final season. Empire’s creative team promises, “drama, shocking surprises and more jaw-dropping moments,” for the series final run. We spotted Taraji P. Henson at the Fox Upfront party and she looks ready to deliver.

Love The Masked Singer? The hit “guess the mystery celeb singer” series will return for its third season (did we miss season 2?) following SUPER BOWL LIV on┬á Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, and make its time period premiere on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. If you love sports, Fox is expanding its coverage of football on the college and national level. And it’s added the WWE to its Friday nights broadcast.

While it’s sad to know the late Luke Perry won’t be a part of the Beverly Hills 902010 reboot coming to Fox this summer, we’re still stoked that the rest of the original cast is returning to their home base to “deal with grown-up problems,” as Jason Priestly put it at the upfront. Spoiler alert: Tori Spelling is no longer a virgin. And Shannen Doherty meditates. And since we’re on an early nineties trip: Rob Lowe is headlining the 9-1-1 spinoff series, 9-1-1: Lone Star.┬á And yes, he does look as fantastic as he does in those Atkins commercials.

Animation Domination is back with three new shows showcasing family life at its finest: The Great North, Duncanville and Bless the Harts, featuring the voice of Maya Rudolph.

Our only fault with Fox this season? There aren’t too many shows with leading actors of color. But here are a few that feature diverse actors in the mix.

Prodigal Son (Mondays) A young man is an expert on serial killer profiles, because his dad is one. They haven’t spoken in a decade (understandable).┬áBut a copycat killer is on the loose, so son is forced to connect with his imprisoned father to catch a killer. It’s family bonding at its creepiest. Lou Diamond Phillips co-stars.

Not Just Me (Wednesdays) Megalyn Echikunwoke learns she has a sister in Brittany Snow, as their daddy was a sperm donor in his own medical fertility clinic (awkward). Now they are renavigating sibling life one XX chromosome at a time. Infused with the right amount of heart, this could be FOX’s This Is Us.

Filthy Rich (midseason) Kim Cattrall is back. She’s still got a fantastic wardrobe as Margaret Monreaux, the Southern matriarch of a televangelist family whose not-so-faithful patriarch has left behind some big secrets… three of them to be exact (embarrassing). Now Margaret is navigating her new role as the face of the family business while trying to reel in her new family heirs, including one played by Benjamin Levy Aguilar. It’s soapy family saga akin to the Lyons on Empire, and we know how much drama they bring.

photo credit: FOX

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