The first season of Lucifer (FOX, Mondays, 9/8C) comes a close with an episode that requires us to watch to the final word – for a cliffhanger that reveals the one thing that actually scares the devil.
But first, Lucifer Morningstar must work with his angelic brother, Amenadiel to find the crooked cop who framed him (perfectly) for murder.
Lucifer (FOX, Mondays, 9/8C) has turned to be a surprisingly intriguing adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s comics character that mixes the Lucifer that we know from the comics with a police procedural. Even as I thoroughly enjoyed the series premiere, I didn’t know if this curious mix would work.
With #TeamLucifer, the penultimate episode of season one, I’m still waiting for it to falter and pleased to note that it shows no sign of doing so. The inevitable Satanism episode turns in unexpected directions – playing with the notion that not everything is what it seems, and evil might not come from the obvious places.
FOX has renewed two of its rookie dramas: Lucifer and Rosewood.
‘We knew we had something special with LUCIFER, from the engaging performances of Tom, Lauren and the rest of the charismatic cast, to Len Wiseman’s visually stunning look of the show and the amazing storytelling savvy of the Bruckheimer team,’ said David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.
‘With ROSEWOOD, creator Todd Harthan has put a fresh, playful spin on the procedural format, infusing it with wit and warmth, while Morris, Jaina and the show’s gifted supporting cast have turned in fantastic performances. We look forward to two stand-out sophomore seasons from both series.’
For details on next week’s episodes of both show’s follow the jump.
The world’s greatest escape artist/master magician and the creator of Sherlock Holmes team up in the new FOX drama, Houdini & Doyle, starring Michael Weston as Harry Houdini and Stephen Manga as Arthur Conan Doyle.
In the fictional series, real-life friends Houdini & Doyle team up with the first female Constable of New Scotland Yard, Adelaide Stratton (Rebecca Liddiard) to solve inexplicable, possibly supernatural mysteries.
Houdini & Doyle premieres Monday, May 2nd (9/10) following a new episode of Gotham – in the timeslot currently occupied by Lucifer (which has its season finale on April 25th). A trailer and further details follow the break.
FOX’s Lucifer (Mondays, 9/8C) is a silky smooth hour of supernatural sleuthing and amoral indifference featuring the Lord of Hell – Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) himself – who has tired of the boring responsibilities of Hell and quit to live up among the most unpredictable of God’s creations: humanity. So, naturally, he runs an upscale nightclub/bar, with his fellow former inhabitant of Hell, Maze (Lesly Ann Brandt).
He doesn’t give a fig about our laws, but when a friend of his – whom he helped make a star – is killed he takes personal offense which leads him to provide (impose) his help on the detective investigating the case.
[SPOILER ALERT: This article contains spoilers from the new episode]
Second Chance premieres on FOX on Wednesday nights (9/8C) and is intriguing enough to be worth your time. Pilots are always a difficult thing to pull off since they have only 45 minutes to introduce characters, provide adequate back-story, and establish the driving force of the series. It is no surprise that things may feel a bit rushed. They also need to be fascinating enough so that the viewer would be interested in tuning in to the series in the weeks to follow. Second Chance delivers a solid pilot covering all the requirements and sets up interesting themes to move the series forward. No doubt there are going to be some high expectations as the series evolves, considering the producers have some outstanding television credits as part of their resumes such as Life, Crisis, 24, Homeland, Tyrant, Law & Order: SVU, and Elementary.
Also, in case you missed it, be sure to check out the Eclipse interview with Executive Producer Rand Ravich and stars Rob Kazinsky for some great character insights.
Agents Mulder and Scully will be joined by Lucifer (following The X-Files on January 25) – based on the character from DC comics’ Sandmangraphic novels and solo series, and Second Chance (January 13) – about a discgraced sheriff who is resurrected as a younger version of himself.
Other new series include Seth MacFarlane’s animated comedy Bordertown and live-action comedy Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life.
Sleepy Hollow shifts to Fridays in February, while Gotham: Rise of the Villains returns to its regular slot in the same month. Rosewood and Empire return, in their familiar timeslots, in March. The final season of American Idol returns with a two-night premiere in January. For details, follow the jump.
As part of FOX Fanfare 2015, the network has scheduled world premiere screenings of Scream Queens, Minority Report and Lucifer; Last Man on Earth’s SDCC debut; a ‘raucous Seth MacFarlane panel that will include new series Bordertown; giveaways (collectible posters, 2015 Poster Tubes), plus X Marks The Spot! and much, much more.
FOX’s 2015-16 schedule ranges from sci-fi (The Frankenstein Code, Minority Report) to procedural (Rosewood); from comics adaptation (Lucifer) to satirical animation (Bordertown, above) to sitcoms (Grandfathered, The Grinder) – and beyond.
First Look trailers for the abovementioned seven titles have be released. check them out following the jump.
FOX had the biggest success of last season with Empire and solid performances from the usual suspects – Bones, New Girl and animated series like The Simpsons and Bob’s Burgers.
For the 2015-16 season, the network is bringing back The X-Files as a six-episode event, premiering after the NFL’s NFC Championship Game. A new horror anthology series from the creators of American Horror Story and Glee, Scream Queens, will anchor an all-new Tuesday that includes John Stamos vehicle Grandfathered and Rob Lowe starrer, The Grinder. and Minority Report, a sequel to the movie, will follow Gotham on Mondays. Miami set procedural Rosewood wil lrun on Wednesdays.
American Idol will finish its run beginning in January and new mid-season shows include dramas Lucifer (based on the DC Comics creation), and The Frankenstein Code as well as animated satire Bordertown and half-hour comedy The Guide To Surviving Life.
For series descriptions, casts, social media links and the full FOX 2015-16 schedule, follow the jump.
Ok folks you know the drill here, before we get into my commentary and such on the latest episode of Supernatural season 5, we take a look at the lasted news around the show and the fandom.
The CW is still dancing in the clouds over the continued success of their Thursday night one-two punch of The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural. Here’s what they had to say in the press release dated September 25th, 2009 which came out the day after Free to Be You and Me aired.
SUPERNATURAL Continues to Builds in Key Demos in Season Five. Now in its 5th season, SUPERNATURAL has seen its ratings grow over last season by 27% with women 18-34 (1.4/4), 9% in adults 18-34 (1.2/3) and 8% in women 18-49 (1.3/3). SUPERNATURAL faced tougher competition (against the “Grey’s Anatomy” and “CSI” premieres), and still retained 92% of last week’s adults 18-34 rating (1.2/3), 100% of its adults 18-49 audience (1.2/3) and 94% in total viewers (2.62mil).
I think if this trend keeps up, we are going to be seeing our Winchester boys in a 6th season after all. Gosh one more year of getting to look at Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Mish Collins on our screens, I think we can handle it. well I know I can.
On Thursday the 24th of September 2009 the Supernatural fans over in the twitterverse attempted to get a Supernatural related hashtag into the top trending topics for the day. This time around the hashtag carried a very special message with a very special agenda attached to it. The tag was #rememberkimmanners and it was in tribute to the late Kim Manners who died in January of 2009 after losing his battle with Cancer and to counteract the snub his death received by recently aired Emmys which for unknown reasons left Kim Manners out of its tribute to members of the Entertainment industry who had passed away between September of 2008 and September of 2009. Kim Manners was a driving force on the set of Supernatural and as they have often said, an inspiration and mentor to both Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. Members of the cast & crew have felt his loss on the set of Supernatural, as have the fans that wanted to show support for the loss. Unfortunately the attempt to get the hash tag in remembrance of Kim Manners failed to make it into the top trending topics list. But it was a heartfelt gesture on the part of Supernatural fans and my guess is it was appreciated nonetheless.
Ok so now its time to move along to my commentary on 5.03, Free to Be You and Me and the compelling sense of dejavu it generated for not only myself but apparently other viewers and some fans of the show as well.