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Fox looks to sci-fi, fantasy this fall; MacFarlane in space

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Tobias Pedroso | 15 May, 2017, 20:16

As many networks are wont to do, Fox is getting a Marvel series.

Tuesdays offer Lethal Weapon, The Mick and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The action drama stars Stephen Moyer ("True Blood"), Amy Acker ("Angel"), Sean Teale ("Reign"), Jamie Chung ("Gotham") and Coby Bell ("Burn Notice").

Another new Fox drama is "The Gifted", about a suburban couple who discovers their children have mutant powers. The network announced three new series for the fall - two dramas and a comedy - and even the comedy has a strong fantasy element.

Gotham also gets a new night, set for Thursdays at 8 p.m. Set 400 years in the future, it charts the course of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel with a crew of humans and aliens. This season, it will present a live musical version of "A Christmas Story", based on the works of author Jean Shepherd.

But it won't have "American Idol", which ended its run on Fox in 2016 and is being revived next year by ABC.

MIDSEASON: Angela Bassett ("American Horror Story") stars in Murphy's "9-1-1-" drama; Emily VanCamp ("Revenge", "Captain America: Civil War", "Everwood") and Matt Czuchry ("The Good Wife") headline Fox's "The Resident" medical drama; and Dylan McDermott ("The Practice", "American Horror Story", "Hostages") plays an airline pilot in "LA to Vegas" from Farrell, Steve Levitan ("Modern Family") and Lon Zimmet ("Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt").

Walden and fellow Fox Television Group chair and CEO Gary Newman emphasized their effort to use established shows to support newer shows, such as the pairing of "Lucifer" and "The Gifted" on Monday and "Empire" and "Star" on Thursday.

"Corey [Hawkins] is on Broadway now in "Six Degrees of Separation, ' so his schedule wouldn't allow us to consider [bringing '24" back this season], although it's still very much in the mix", Walden said. Walden said Fox was interested in bringing the show back in 2020 with changes for a new generation of viewers but couldn't reach an agreement with producer FremantleMedia.

Fox and other broadcast networks are presenting their upcoming program lineups to advertisers in NY this week.