The 2016 Upfronts: What We’ll Be Watching This Fall on FOX!By Delaina Dixon | May 17, 2016 | Entertainment
Hey DivaGals! It’s that time of year again. The networks are going all out to fill our TV screens with amazing content this fall and beyond.
At the Fox Upfront, network executives promised to deliver “daring content, bold solutions,” to the Fox, FX and Nat Geo lineups. That includes Katrina, the next saga in American Crime Story and Atlanta, a dramatic series about Atlanta’s rap scene, both on FX. Nat Geo will get its first scripted drama, Genius.
This October, FOX is bringing us The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a modern retelling of a newly engaged couple who stumble upon a scientist whoΓÇÖs just a sweet transvestite — and a tad mad. Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox takes on the role of leather clad Frank-N-Furter. And we were pretty excited to see Jussie Smollet performing with the Empire crowd. Could this mean that he’s not leaving the series after all?
Here are the shows we can’t wait to see on FOX this upcoming season.
24: Legacy (Mondays, midseason)
What’s It About? The clock is ticking as Sergeant Eric Carter races to stop a terrorist attack on US soil in a 24-hour span. Straight Outta Compton‘s Corey Hawkins (pictured above) stars.
Our Divalicious Take. FOX is truly committed to diversity, casting an African-American star as the next generation of its iconic series. And even more importantly, color plays a secondary role to all the heart-stopping, adrenaline-rush action on screen. Check out the trailer here.
Pitch (Tuesdays, midseason)
WhatΓÇÖs It About? Major League Baseball finally gets some girl power with the first female pitcher joining its ranks. Kylie Bunbury stars as pitching sensation Ginny Baker.
Our Divalicious Take. This female empowerment story breaks the glass ceiling with a 90-mile an hour pitch! We’ve got a feeling this story is inspired by Mo’ne Davis, the first female player to pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series. And just like Mo’ne, we’re sure Ginny will handle all her haters with grace and class. Check out the trailer here.
Lethal Weapon (Wednesdays)
WhatΓÇÖs It About? The 0dd couple movie franchise comes to TV! Damon Wayans Sr. takes over the role of Roger Murtaugh (played in the movies by iconic actor Danny Glover), who realizes it takes two polar opposites to solve the crimes, as long as they can stay alive while doing it.
Our Divalicious Take. Who doesn’t love a good buddy cop drama? There’s lot of explosive action and one-line zingers to dazzle over the course of 48 minutes. And it’s fun to see a Wayans playing the straight man to a crazy person. Check out the trailer here.
Star (Wednesdays, midseason)
WhatΓÇÖs It About? Three aspiring singers take on the cutthroat world of the music business to get theirs ΓÇô fame and stardom. Empire co-creator Lee Daniels is behind this new drama, headlined by Benjamin Bratt and entertainment mogul Queen Latifah.
Our Divalicious Take. Move over Dreamgirls! Lee has already shown us what he can do with the first family of music. Now heΓÇÖs showing what it takes to get there. The series will also feature original music, flashy costumes and a lot of booty shaking, which we witnessed at the Upfront.
Shots Fired (Wednesdays, midseason)
What’s It About? This event series, created by the Bythewood dynasty, searches for truth when a black cop kills an unarmed white teen in Tennessee. Sanaa Lathan stars.
Our Divalicious Take. This series is definitely going to ruffle some feathers as it explores police violence — and the victims are black and white. But it’s a subject that can not be ignored, and should be discussed. Check out the trailer here.
Prison Break (Thursdays, midseason)
What’s It About? The heart-pounding series returns, and this time, Michael and team have to break out of an entire country under extremist control.
Our Divalicious Take. We never really got Michael Scofield, or Wentworth Miller out of our blood. To find it he’s alive, and just needs to broken out? We’ll chain ourselves down for that ride. Check out the trailer here.