Summer is coming and you know what that means – time for new shows during primetime on Fox 28! As May comes around we’ve got a bunch of our evening programs ending for the season, but what will be taking their places? We’ve got some new and returning shows to pick up the slack this summer and hopefully keep us all entertained over the next few months!
In With the New
So what new programs do we have to look forward to? First up is Gang Related, a new hour-long scripted drama starring Ramon Rodriguez, Cassius Green, Terry O’Quinn, and Tae Kim . It centers around a young LA cop with ties to a powerful city gang. Created and written by Chris Morgan, Gang Related starts May 22nd at 9pm and will air on Thursday nights.
Summer is a time for less serious programming, so we’re bringing you two new unscripted series this year. Riot, based on a show called Anything Goes from French production company Satisfaction, is a comedy game show that includes singing, dancing, and navigating a set tilted at a 22 degree angle. It is produced for American television by Shine America and Steve Carrell’s Carousel Television, and will include guest comics such as Steve Carrell, Tom Green, Chris Kattan, and Mayim Bialik. It begins on May 13th at 9pm and airs Tuesday nights. I Wanna Marry “Harry” is the latest reality dating show from Fox. It includes a dozen American women who travel to England for a chance to win the heart of a young man they think is the prince of England. It begins May 27th at 8pm to air on Tuesday nights as well.
Return of the Old
Summer means sunshine, vacations, and a takeover by Gordon Ramsay on Fox. Currently we have Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares airing during the week. Soon they’ll be joined by a new season of Masterchef (returns May 19th at 8pm) and Hotel Hell (returns July 21st at 9pm). While Masterchef aired last year, Hotel Hell has not been seen on Fox since 2012. The new season will include more zany hotels, managers, owners, and their staffs this time around.
American Idol ends its current run on May 21st, leaving Wednesday wide open for the return of our dance competition series So You Think You Can Dance on May 28th at 8pm. Once again host Cat Deeley as well as judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy return to see who has what it takes to make it big in the world of professional dance and who doesn’t.
Of course one of our biggest returning shows this summer has to be 24: Live Another Day. This special event series premieres May 5th at 8pm and will run for just twelve weeks on Monday evenings. It returns with Kiefer Sutherland as Jack, Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe, and William Devane as President James Heller.
So to sum up -
Upcoming Fox Finales:
The Following season finale April 28th
New Girl season finale May 6th
The Mindy Project season finale May 6th
Surviving Jack finale May 8th
Bones season finale May 12th
Glee Season finale May 13th
American Idol season finale May 20th and May 21st
Cosmos finale June 8th
Upcoming Fox Premieres:
24: Live Another Day premiere May 5th
Masterchef season premiere May 19th
Gang Related series premiere May 22nd
I Wanna Marry Harry series premiere May 27th
So You Think You Can Dance season premiere May 28th
Hotel Hell season premiere July 21st