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FOX’s Lethal Teasers: Lethal Weapon and The Exorcist Lead the Way!

LETHAL WEAPON: L-R: Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford in LETHAL WEAPON coming soon to FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Richard Foreman/FOX
LETHAL WEAPON: L-R: Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford in LETHAL WEAPON coming soon to FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Richard Foreman/FOX

Much of FOX’s 2016-17 schedule comes from adaptations or reboots(Lethal Weapon, The Exorcist, The Rocky Horror Show, Prison Break) – though, to be fair, both Lethal Weapon and Prison Break look better than I was expecting but there’s not really enough of Rocky Horror to tell how it’ll turn out. The Exorcist? Not sure how that will stretch out over a full season…

Star looks like it has potential but I’m more drawn to the flashy procedural APB (next generation tech used by a civilian-run police precinct) and Son of Zorn (an animated He-Man-type journeys to Earth to reconcile with his ex and their son) is just goofy enough to work.

Pitch takes standard sports tropes and makes the lead a woman – which is cool – but the teaser isn’t exactly overwhelming. The Mick has one thing going for it – Kaitlin Olson, who killed on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Making History plays time travel for laughs and comes off as being a riff on Hot Tub Time Machine (with an equally silly time machine).

Anyroad, there are teasers for eight new FOX shows on the other side of the break. Check them out.

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First Looks: Eight New ABC Shows!

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ABC is going big (and weird) for 2016-17. The network has picked up eight new shows (so far – the bloodletting may not yet be over) that encompass post-Shakespeare; imaginary friends; a woman’s life through the eyes of her dog; a re-imagining of H.G. Wells vs. The Ripper in the present movie Time After Time; a party girl daughter of an ex-president being blackmailed into doing the right thing; a series based on the true life stories of a TV producer and a criminal defense lawyer, and a family with a special needs kid (which is my personal favorite teaser).

The only sad thing about these teasers is that they’re not the 2-4-minute jobs of a year ago. They’re all in the 12-15 second range. But still, you can get the idea, so check ’em out after the break.

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