Fox Greenlights ‘The Exorcist’ & ‘Lethal Weapon’ TV Series

The broadcast networks won’t reveal their fall schedule until later this month, but Fox is getting an early jump on next season!

Deadline is reporting that Fox has picked up six series for next season, including the new television adaptations of The Exorcist and Lethal Weapon. The other two dramas that have been ordered are Pitch and A.P.B, while the two comedies are Making History and The Mick. Those shows join the previously ordered 24: Legacy and Star. That’s at least eight new shows for next season, which doesn’t leave a lot of room for many other freshman series to get in. 

The Deadline report also notes that A.P.B. has Burn Notice creator, Matt Nix as the new showrunner. Nix previously had a show on Fox called The Good Guys, which lasted only a single season. However, the network is said to be very pleased about Nix’s rewrite of the A.P.B. pilot, which may have pushed it over the final hurdle. 

Related: Fox’s Lethal Weapon Reboot Casts Jordana Brewster as Female Lead

Deadline also released the breakdowns for each of the new Fox shows:


MAKING HISTORY (single camera)

STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV

TEAM: Julius Sharpe (w, ep), Phil Lord (ep), Chris Miller (ep)

LOGLINE: Three friends find a way to travel through time for truth, justice and riches, which complicates their lives in 2016. They visit some of the greatest moments of the past as they try to resolve their personal problems, while history and pop culture comically collide.

CAST: Adam Pally, Leighton Meester, Yassir Lester

THE MICK (single camera)

STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV/3 Arts

TEAM: John Chernin (w, ep), Dave Chernin (d, ep), Randall Einhorn (d, ep), Oly Obst (ep), Nicholas Frenkel (ep)

LOGLINE: With a fish-out-of-water theme, it centers on a hard-living, foul-mouthed woman who moves to affluent Greenwich, CT, to raise the spoiled kids of her wealthy sister who has fled the country to avoid a federal indictment. She quickly learns what the rest of us already know: Other people’s children are awful.

CAST: Kaitlin Olson, Sofia Black D’Elia, Carla Jimenez, Thomas Barbusca, Jack Stanton

A.P.B.

STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV

TEAM: Matt Nix (w, ep), Len Wiseman (d, ep), David Bernardi (ep), Dennis Kim (ep), Todd Hoffman (ep)

LOGLINE: An enigmatic tech billionaire purchases a troubled police precinct in the wake of a loved one’s murder. Can this eccentric and enigmatic figure’s cutting edge approach fix the broken ways of these blue-blooded veterans?

CAST: Justin Kirk, Natalie Martinez, Caitlin Stasey, Taylor Handley, Eric Winter

THE EXORCIST

STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV/Morgan Creek Productions

TEAM: Jeremy Slater (w, ep), James Robinson (ep), David Robinson (ep), Barbara Wall (ep), Rupert Wyatt (d)

LOGLINE: Serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession and confronting the face of true evil. Inspired by William Blatty’s original 1971 book.

CAST: Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, Geena Davis, Brianne Howey, Hannah Kasulka, Kurt Egyiawan

LETHAL WEAPON

STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/Lin Pictures/Good Session Productions

TEAM: Matt Miller (w, ep), Dan Lin (ep), McG (d, ep), Jennifer Gwartz (ep)

LOGLINE: Texas cop and former Navy SEAL Martin Riggs suffers the loss of his wife and baby and he moves to Los Angeles to start anew. There, he gets partnered with LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh who, having recently suffered a “minor” heart attack, must avoid any stress in his life. Based on the movie franchise.

CAST: Clayne Crawford, Damon Wayans Sr., Keesha Sharp, Jordana Brewster, Kevin Rahm, Chandler Kinney, Johnathan Fernandez

PITCH

STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV

TEAM: Dan Fogelman (w, ep), Rick Singer (w, ep), Tony Bill (ep), Helen Bartlett (ep), Paris Barclay (d, ep)

LOGLINE: Story follows a young female pitcher who defies the odds when she becomes the first woman to play in the major leagues.

CAST: Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Sarah Wayne Callies, Mo McRae, Meagan Holder, Tim Jo, Ali Larter, Dan Lauria


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Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

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