First Look At Season Two Of FOX’s Empire

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(PCM) Season two of the breakout FOX series “Empire” is set to debut in just nine short weeks on September 23 at 9/8c!  We can hardly contain our excitement and absolutely can’t wait to jump back into the “Lyons” den with Cookie, Lucious and the rest of the family!

We are thrilled to bring you a first look at season two below:

Never-Before-Seen X-Files Footage To Air Tonight During The Penultimate Episode Of Wayward Pines

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(FOX) Call all X-Philes! Never-before-seen footage from “The X-Files” is set to debut during tonight’s episode of “Wayward Pines” on Fox at 9/8c.

The all-new X-Files event series begins its two-night premiere immediately following the NFC Championship on Sunday, January 24, 2016 on FOX.  The X-Files will continue on Monday, January 25 (8-9pm ET/PT) with it’s time period premiere.

See below for details about tonight’s penultimate episode of “Wayward Pines”:

After Harold attempts to break past the fence surrounding Wayward Pines, Ethan interrogates him about other insurgents who have gone off the grid. Meanwhile, Amy’s (guest star Sarah Jeffery) health takes a turn for the worse, Nurse Pam encourages Theresa to investigate Plot 33, Ben’s teacher, Megan Fisher (guest star Hope Davis), advises Ben to speak publicly about the current events affecting Wayward Pines and Ethan reveals the truth about the town to the residents in the all-new “A Reckoning” episode of WAYWARD PINES airing Thursday, July 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

FOX Bursts Into SDCC with Scream Queens, Minority Report And Lucifer

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(FOX) FOX bursts into San Diego Comic-Con with world-premiere screenings and panel debuts for “Scream Queens”, “Minority Report” and “Lucifer”.  Below is a list of all that FOX has planned for fans at SDCC 2015!

“SCREAM QUEENS” – ULTIMATE “SCREAM” DROP AMUSEMENT RIDE

Where: Petco Interactive Zone

When: Thursday, July 9 – Sunday, July 12

Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Daily

FOX gives fans the thrill of a lifetime with the SCREAM QUEENS Ultimate Scream Drop ride at Comic-Con! Screams will be heard all over San Diego as fans drop 120 feet on this customized ride at the Petco Interactive Zone. Special cameras will capture fans’ screaming faces so they can share and post on social media. The Kappa Kappa Tau sorority sisters and their Dickie Dollar fraternity boyfriends will be at the ride, passing out SCREAM QUEENS-branded premium items. PLUS! Check out the exclusive SCREAM QUEENS “Devil Mirror” with fun shareable photos. Follow @ScreamQueens to find out when the SCREAM QUEENS cast will make appearances at the experience. Use #ScreamQueensDrop to join the conversation.

ICE CREAM FOR “SCREAM QUEENS”

Where: Downtown San Diego

When: Thursday, July 9 – Sunday, July 12

Hours: Thursday – 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Friday – Noon – 8:00 PM

Saturday – Noon – 11:00 PM

Sunday – Noon – 4:00 PM

You scream, I scream, we all scream for SCREAM QUEENS. Cool off at San Diego Comic-Con this year at the bloody good ICE CREAM FOR SCREAM QUEENS carts. The Girls (and Boys) of Kappa House are dying for new pledges and will be stationed outside of the San Diego Convention Center Area passing out some free, devilishly good ice cream to all those who give them their best screams. Follow @ScreamQueens to track where the carts are located throughout the weekend. Use #IceCreamForScreamQueens to join the conversation.

“GOTHAM” – PENGUINS ON THE LOOSE

Where: Downtown San Diego

When: Friday, July 10 & Saturday, July 11

Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Daily

Oswald Cobblepot aka “The Penguin” has lookalikes everywhere, including San Diego Comic-Con. Keep an eye out for a mass Penguin breakout as Oswald Cobblepot look-a-likes waddle their way through the streets of downtown San Diego on Friday and Saturday, passing out free pairs of Oswald’s signature sunglasses. Follow @Gotham to track where the Penguins are stationed throughout the weekend and you might even meet The Penguin himself (aka GOTHAM star Robin Lord Taylor). Use #Gotham to join the conversation.

“GOTHAM” VILLAINOUS 3-D PHOTO

Where: Petco Interactive Zone

When: Thursday, July 9 – Sunday, July 12

Hours: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Daily

GOTHAM fans go gothic with the opportunity to pose in a special 3-D photo with their favorite series villains (The Penguin, The Riddler, Selina Kyle and Mr. Freeze, among others) at the Petco Interactive Zone. In addition to sharing their most villainous pose with friends and family – special GOTHAM-branded premiums will be giveaways through the day – and you never know which of your favorite actors from the series may stop by in person! Follow @Gotham to find out when GOTHAM cast will be making appearances at the experience. Use #Gotham to join the conversation.

“X” MARKS THE SPOT

THE X-FILES “X” will be placed in different locations around San Diego at Comic–Con. If you spot one, take a photo and tweet it out using #TheXFilesSDCC. Clues as to where to find the “X” will be tweeted out daily from @TheXFilesFOX Twitter handle on Friday and Saturday.

BOOTH #4229

The FOX FANFARE Booth (#4229) will feature an incredible lineup of talent on the convention center floor for star-studded autograph signings and exciting booth activities, including distribution of the exclusive 2015 FOX FANFARE poster tubes, collectible mini-posters, premium giveaways and merchandise sales.

EXCLUSIVE LIMITED-EDITION COMIC-CON ITEMS

Drop by the FOX FANFARE booth (#4229) daily to pick up the 2015 FOX FANFARE Poster Tube, as well as Exclusive and Collectible Mini-Posters from BOB’S BURGERS, BORDERTOWN, FAMILY GUY, GOTHAM, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, LUCIFER, MINORITY REPORT, SCREAM QUEENS and THE SIMPSONS, among other FOX FANFARE properties.

Limited-edition giveaways will also be distributed from the booth (while supplies last):

  • FOX FANFARE Poster Tubes
  • GOTHAM Vintage Lunch boxes
  • THE LAST MAN ON EARTH Jenga Set
  • MINORITY REPORT Portable Phone Chargers
  • SCREAM QUEENS Knife Headband
  • Collect all THREE of this year’s FOX ANIMATION Sunglasses, featuring:
  • “Bart” from THE SIMPSONS
  • “Stewie” from FAMILY GUY
  • “Tina” from BOB’S BURGERS

PANELS, SCREENINGS & AUTOGRAPH SIGNING SCHEDULE (by day)

FRIDAY, JULY 10

Panels:

LUCIFER 11:30 AM-12:30 PM – Room 6BCF (Presented by Warner Bros. Television)

Catch a special screening of the upcoming FOX drama series LUCIFER, based on the characters from DC Entertainment’s best-selling Vertigo imprint graphic novels, followed by a Q&A panel with stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Lesley-Ann Brandt and DB Woodside, along with executive producers Len Wiseman, Joe Henderson, Jonathan Littman and Ildy Modrovich.

MINORITY REPORT 1:45-2:45 PM Ballroom 20

Be one of the first to take a look at the new fall sci-fi action thriller! Based on the hit futuristic Steven Spielberg feature, MINORITY REPORT follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and a cop haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen. Join Stark Sands (“Inside Llewyn Davis”), Meagan Good, (“Think Like A Man” franchise, “Californication”), Wilmer Valderrama (“From Dusk Til’ Dawn”), Laura Regan (“Murder in the First”) and executive producers Kevin Falls, Max Borenstein and Darryl Frank for a special screening followed by a Q&A.

BOB’S BURGERS 4:00-5:00 PM – Indigo Ballroom (Hilton Bayfront)

The always-entertaining cast and creators behind BOB’S BURGERS bring their Emmy Award-winning animated series back to San Diego for another unforgettable panel you don’t want to miss! Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive and the hilarious cast, including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy, will entertain with never-before-seen footage followed by a Q&A panel discussion.

FRIDAY Autograph Signings at Booth #4229 (times to be announced at SDCC):

BOB’S BURGERS Cast & Producers

LUCIFER Cast & Producers

MINORITY REPORT Cast & Producers

SATURDAY, JULY 11

Panels:

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH 10:00-11:00 AM – Indigo Ballroom (Hilton Bayfront)

What would you do if you were the last person on earth? Join us for a Q&A panel discussion with star and creator Will Forte (“Nebraska,” “Saturday Night Live”), Kristen Schaal (“Bob’s Burgers,” “Flight of the Conchords”), January Jones (“Mad Men”) and director/executive producer Chris Miller (“The Lego Movie,” “21 Jump Street”), as they discuss the surprising twists and turns of the first season of the FOX hit comedy, as well as tease the upcoming second season.

THE SIMPSONS Noon-12:45 PM – Ballroom 20

Going into its record-demolishing 27th season on FOX! Join us for a sneak peek at “Treehouse of Horror XXVI” and much, much more with creator Matt Groening; executive producers Al Jean and Matt Selman; supervising director Mike Anderson; longtime director David Silverman; and the voice of Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz and Ralph Wiggum, Nancy Cartwright; as well as very special guest Guillermo Del Toro. Ay carumba, indeed.

SETH MacFARLANE ANIMATION BLOCK 1:00-2:45 PM – Ballroom 20

A COMIC-CON FIRST! Seth MacFarlane will participate in a panel featuring sneak peeks at the upcoming seasons of FAMILY GUY and “American Dad!,” plus an exclusive look at BORDERTOWN, his newest animated project for FOX. MacFarlane will be joined by the casts and executive producers from each show, including FAMILY GUY’s Seth Green, Alex Borstein and Mike Henry, along with executive producers Steve Callaghan and Rich Appel; and BORDERTOWN’s Alex Borstein, Missi Pyle and Nicholas Gonzalez, along with executive producer Mark Hentemann.

GOTHAM 8:00-11:00 PM – Hall H (Presented by Warner Bros. Television)

As part of Warner Bros. Television & DC Entertainment Present: Super Hero Saturday Night, join stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Robin Lord Taylor, Morena Baccarin, Sean Pertwee, Erin Richards, Cory Michael Smith, Camren Bicondova, David Mazouz along with executive producers Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon and John Stephens for a special video presentation and Q&A.

“SCREAM QUEENS”: WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING 9:15-10:15 PMRoom 6DE

Be the first in the world to see the upcoming comedy-horror anthology series SCREAM QUEENS! From Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Nasim Pedrad, Oliver Hudson, Skyler Samuels, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Diego Bonita, Glen Powell, Lucien Laviscount, Niecy Nash, Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande, this killer new series centers around a string of college campus murders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a designer glove) by its Queen Bitch, Chanel Oberlin (Roberts). But just as anti-Kappa Dean Munsch (Curtis) decrees that Kappa must accept all new pledges, and not only the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc.

SATURDAY Autograph Signings at Booth #4229 (times to be announced at SDCC):

BORDERTOWN Cast & Producers

FAMILY GUY Cast & Producers

GOTHAM Cast & Producers

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH Cast & Producers

THE SIMPSONS Cast & Producers

SUNDAY, JULY 12

Panels:

“SCREAM QUEENS” & “AMERICAN HORROR STORY” 12:30-1:30 PM – Hall H

Get ready to scream! It’s a Comic-Con horror fest when the casts of two of the fall’s most highly anticipated series come face-to-face (and hatchet-to-hatchet) for a can’t-miss panel. From FOX’s upcoming SCREAM QUEENS: the original “scream queen” herself Jamie Lee Curtis along with Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Skyler Samuels, Abigail Breslin, Billie Lourd and Keke Palmer, as well as the cast of FX’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show” and the upcoming “American Horror Story: Hotel.” This lively gathering of headliners promises laughs, scares and secrets from the sets.

SUNDAY Autograph Signings at Booth #4229 (time to be announced at SDCC):

SCREAM QUEENS Cast

FOX FANFARE 2015 AUTOGRAPH SCHEDULE – BOOTH #4229

Please note that tickets for all signings will be available every day at 8:00 AM, for that day’s signings only, at the designated FOX location in the Sails Pavilion. Tickets are distributed via a raffle system and are limited in number. Line-up information and autograph signing times are included on the tickets.

Friday, July 10

BOB’S BURGERS Cast & Producers

LUCIFER Cast & Producers

MINORITY REPORT Cast & Producers

Saturday, July 11

BORDERTOWN Cast & Producers

FAMILY GUY Cast & Producers

GOTHAM Cast & Producers

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH Cast & Producers

THE SIMPSONS Cast & Producers

Sunday, July 12

SCREAM QUEENS Cast

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Fans can also receive updated announcements and information from each panel, the press room and other activities throughout Comic-Con, by following these series and joining the conversation by using #FOXSDCC and other hashtags as noted below:

SHOW TWITTER (#Hashtag) FACEBOOK
BOB’S BURGERS @BobsBurgersFOX (#BobsBurgers) BobsBurgers
BORDERTOWN @BORDERTOWNonFOX (#Bordertown) Bordertown
FAMILY GUY @FamilyGuyonFOX (#FamilyGuy) FamilyGuy
GOTHAM @Gotham (#Gotham) GothamonFOX
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH @LastManFOX (#LastManOnEarth) TheLastManOnEarthFOX
LUCIFER @LuciferonFOX (#Lucifer) LuciferonFOX
MINORITY REPORT @MinorityReport (#MinorityReport) MinorityReportFOX
SCREAM QUEENS @ScreamQueens (#ScreamQueens) ScreamQueensFOX
THE SIMPSONS @TheSimpsons (#TheSimpsons)

@HomerJSimpson

@ComicBookGuy

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Supernatural Adventure Drama Houdini & Doyle To Debut In 2016 On FOX

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(FOX) Michael Weston (“House,” “Six Feet Under”) and Stephen Mangan (“Episodes”) have been cast in the lead roles of HOUDINI & DOYLE, a mystery adventure drama series scheduled to debut in Spring 2016 on ITV Encore and in 2016 on FOX. Inspired by true events, HOUDINI & DOYLE will draw heavily on the rich history of the period. Two great men of the 20th Century – Harry Houdini (Weston), master magician, escape artist and paranormal debunker; and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Mangan), prolific writer, creator of “Sherlock Holmes” and paranormal aficionado – grudgingly join forces with New Scotland Yard to investigate unsolved and inexplicable crimes with a supernatural slant.

Also joining the cast is breakout Canadian actress Rebecca Liddiard (“Man Seeking Woman”) as “Constable Adelaide Stratton,” whose character is the first female constable ever to work for the London Metropolitan Police Force.

The 10-episode drama was commissioned straight to series for ITV Encore in the U.K., and by Global in Canada, and licensed in the U.S. on FOX. Acclaimed director Stephen Hopkins (“24,” “Californication”) will direct the series.

“I’ve long been intrigued by both Houdini and Doyle; men who were ahead of their time, each fascinating in their own right. But the idea that these two, seemingly so different, could have been friends is almost too perfect,” said executive producer David Shore. “In Michael and Stephen, we have found two incredible actors that embody the intelligence, humor and mystique of these men who, even when viewed through the lens of history, are larger than life.”

American television and film actor Michael Weston is best known for his roles on “House” and “Six Feet Under.” He has also appeared on “Elementary,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “The Office” and “Burn Notice,” among others. His feature film credits include “Garden State,” “Wish I Was Here,” “The Dukes of Hazzard” and “Coyote Ugly.”

Stephen Mangan is an English actor, best known for his starring television roles in “Episodes,” “Green Wing” and “I’m Alan Partridge.” He is an acclaimed stage actor, having been nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of “Norman” in Broadway’s “The Norman Conquests.” He also starred as “Bertie Wooster” in “Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense,” which won the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. Mangan made his feature film debut in the hit movie “Billy Elliot,” and appeared most recently on the big screen in director Ron Howard’s “Rush.”

HOUDINI & DOYLE is a U.K./Canada Treaty co-production from Big Talk Productions (U.K.) and Shaftesbury (Canada), in association with Shore Z Productions. The series is executive-produced by David Shore, creator and executive producer of the network’s long-running and award-winning medical drama, “House”; and written and created by his longtime collaborator, David Hoselton, and leading Canadian screenwriter David Titcher (“The Librarians”). Kenton Allen, Matthew Justice and Luke Alkin for Big Talk Productions; and Christina Jennings, Maggie Murphy and Scott Garvie for Shaftesbury also serve as executive producers. The series is distributed by Sony Pictures Television.

Full List of Cancelled/Renewed TV Shows By Network

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(PCM) It is time for the news about the upcoming summer and fall series to be revealed by all of the major television networks. They have also let us know which TV shows have been renewed for additional season and which have received a cancellation. Announcements have been made by all the major networks including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, The CW and more. Look at the list below to find out if your favorites have still survived!

See the 2014-2015 list here!

ABC
Renewed: 
Agent Carter, Agents of SHIELD, American Crime, Galavant, How To Get Away With Murder, Once Upon A Time, Scandal, Secrets And Lies, 20/20, America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Beyond The Tank, Black-ish, Castle, Dancing With The Stars, Fresh Off The Boat, The Goldbergs, Grey’s Anatomy, Last Man Standing, The Middle, Mistresses, Modern Family, Motive, Nashville, Shark Tank

Cancelled: Forever, Members Only, Resurrection, Revenge, Cristela, Forever, Manhattan Love Story, Selfie

Upcoming New Shows: Rookie Blue, The Astronaut Wives Club, The Whispers, 500 Questions, Bachelor In Paradise, Battlebots, Celebrity Family Feud

CBS
Renewed: 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Big Bang Theory, Big Brother, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI:Cyber, Elementary, Jeopardy, Judge Judy, Scorpion, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, Mike & Molly, The Odd Couple, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Person Of Interest, Survivor, Undercover Boss, Wheel Of Fortune

Cancelled: Battlecreek, CSI, Stalker, The Mentalist, The McCarthy’s, The Millers, Reckless, Unforgettable (picked up by A&E)

Upcoming New Shows: Extant, The Briefcase, The Dovekeepers, Zoo

The CW
Renewed: 
The 100, America’s Next Top Model, Arrow, Beauty and The Beast, The Flash, Husbands, iZombie, Jane the Virgin, Penn & Tellar, Supernatural, The Originals, Reign, The Vampire Diaries, Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Cancelled: Cedric’s Barber Battle, Hart Of Dixie,The Messengers,

Upcoming New Shows: A Wicked Offer, Dates, Dogtown U.S.A., Masters Of Illusion, Significant Mother

FOX
Renewed:
Bob’s Burgers, Bones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Empire, Family Guy, Hell’s Kitchen, Gotham, Last Man On Earth, Masterchef Jr, New Girl, The Simpsons, Sleepy Hollow, World’s Funniest Fails, The X-files

Cancelled: American Idol, Backstrom, The Following, Heiroglyph, Glee, Gracepoint, The Mindy Project (picked up by Hulu), Mulaney, Red Band Society, Utopia, Weird Loners

Upcoming New Shows: Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?, Bordertown, Boom!, Bullseye, Home Free, Golan The Insatiable, Knock Knock Live, Wayward Pines

NBC
Renewed: 
The Blacklist, Caught On Camera with Nick Cannon, Celebrity Apprentice, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Food Fighters, Grimm, Hannibal, Hollywood Game Night, Last Comic Standing, Law & Order: SVU, Saturday Night Live, The Mysteries Of Laura, The Night Shift, The Sing-Off, Undateable, The Voice, Welcome To Sweden

Cancelled: About A Boy, Allegiance, A to Z, Aquarius, Bad Judge, Constantine, Marry Me, Mission Control, One Big Happy, Parenthood, Parks & Recreation, Revolution (revived for digital comic), State Of Affairs, Taxi Brooklyn, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (picked by Netflix)

Upcoming New Shows: A.D. (in limbo), American Odyssey (in limbo), Coach, Emerald City, Heroes: Reborn, I Can Do That, Mr. Robinson, Running with Bear Grylls, The Slap (in limbo), The Carmichael Show, The Island

ABC Family
Renewed: Baby Daddy, Chasing Life, The Fosters, Young & Hungry

Cancelled: Melissa & Joey, Pretty Little Liars

Upcoming New Shows: Becoming Us, Job Or No Job, Kevin From Work, Monica The Medium, Next Step Reality: NYC, Start Up U, Stitchers

A&E
Renewed: Bates Motel, Country Buck$, Duck Dynasty, Longmire, Unforgettable,

Cancelled: Beyond Scared Straight, The Returned,

Upcoming New Shows: Brandi & Jarrod: Married To The Job (in limbo), Wild Transport

Adult Swim
Renewed: Black Jesus, Children’s Hospital, Mike Tyson Mysteries, Mr. Pickles, The Eric Andre Show

Cancelled: Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Black Dynamite

Upcoming New Shows: Decker

AMC
Renewed: Better Call Saul, Comic Book Men, Talking Dead, The Walking Dead

Cancelled: Freak Show, Game Of Arms, Hell On Wheels, Mad Men, Small Town Security,

Upcoming New Shows: Fear The Walking Dead, Humans, Making Of The Mob: New York

BBC/BBC America
Renewed: Broadchurch, Dr. Who, Orphan Black, Ripper Street, Sherlock, The Musketeers, Top of The Lake

Cancelled: Atlantis, Intruders,

Upcoming New Shows: Tatau, The Game

Bravo
Renewed: Don’t Be Tardy, Flipping Out, Girlfriends Guide To Divorce, Ladies Of London, Manzo’d With Children, Married To Medicine, Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles, Shah’s Of Sunset, The Real Housewives of Orange County, Top Chef

Cancelled: 

Upcoming New Shows: Best New Restaurant, Friends to Lovers, Million Dollar Listing: San Francisco, Mother Funders, Southern Charm, Thicker Than Water

Cinemax
Renewed: Banchee

Cancelled: Sam Hunter, Strike Back

Upcoming New Shows: 

Comedy Central
Renewed: Broad City, Drunk History, Inside Amy Schumer, The Daily Show with John Stewart, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, This Is Not Happening, Workaholics,

Cancelled: Brickleberry, Kroll Show, The Colbert Report,

Upcoming New Shows: Another Period, Review, Why? with Hannibal Buress

Discovery Channel
Renewed: Alaskan Bush People, Berring Sea Gold, Deadliest Catch, Naked & Afraid

Cancelled: 

Upcoming New Shows: Alaska: The Last Frontier, Naked & Afraid XL,

Disney Channel
Renewed: K.C. Undercover, Kirby Buckets, Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution, Marvel’s Ultimate Spider Man vs The Sinister Six,  Penn Zero: Part-time Hero, Star Wars vs The Forces Of Evil, Star Wars Rebels, The Chronicles Of Evermoor

Cancelled: Jessie, Phineas and Ferb

Upcoming New Shows: BUNK’ D, Girl Meets World

E!
Renewed: Christina Milian Turned Up, House Of DVF, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Royals, Total Divas

Cancelled: Fashion Police (hiatus)

Upcoming New Shows: Hollywood Cycle, Kourtney & Khole Take The Hamptons, Sex with Brody, Stewarts & Hamiltons,WAGS

FX/FXX
Renewed: American Horror Story, The Americans, Archer, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The League, Man Seeking Woman, Married, Fargo, The Strain, Tyrant

Cancelled: Anger Management, Justified, Sons Of Anarchy

Upcoming New Shows: Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

HBO
Renewed: Animals, Game Of Thrones, Girls, Getting On, High Maintenance, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Silicon Valley, Togetherness, The Comeback, The Leftovers, True Detective, VEEP, Vice

Cancelled: Boardwalk Empire, Looking, The Newsroom,

Upcoming New Shows: Ballers, The Brink

History Channel
Renewed: Mountain Men, Roots, Vikings

Cancelled: 

Upcoming New Shows: 

MTV
Renewed: Are You The One?, Broke A$$ Game Show, Faking It, Finding Carter, Teen Mom, Teen Wolf, The Challenge

Cancelled: Awkward, Eye Candy, Happyland, Snooki & JWOWW,

Upcoming New Shows: Scream, Todrick, Underemployed

Showtime
Renewed: Episodes, Homeland, House of Lies, Inside Comedy, Penny Dreadful, Shameless, The Affair,

Cancelled: Nurse Jackie

Upcoming New Shows: Twin Peaks, 3AM

Spike
Renewed: Catch A Contractor, Ink Master, Lip Sync Battle

Cancelled: Auction Hunters,

Upcoming New Shows: TUT

STARZ
Renewed: Black Sails, Blunt Talk, Power, Outlander, The Missing, Survivor’s Remorse

Cancelled: 

Upcoming New Shows: The Chair

SYFY
Renewed: 12 Monkeys, Bitten, Face Off, Ghost Hunters, Haven, Paranormal Witness,  Z Nation

Cancelled: Ascension, Continuum, Helix, Lost Girl,

Upcoming New Shows: Dark Matter, Geeks Who Drink, Killjoys, The Expanse

TBS
Renewed: American Dad!,

Cancelled: Cougar Town, Ground Floor, Sullivan & Son,

Upcoming New Shows: 

TLC
Renewed: Cake Boss, Gypsy Sisters, Love, Lust Or Run, My 600lb Life, My Big Fat Fabulous Life, Our Little Family, Return To Amish, Sister Wives,

Cancelled: 19 Kids And Counting (pulled indefinitely), Trailer Park Welcome To Myrtle Manor,

Upcoming New Shows: 

TNT
Renewed: Cold Justice, Legends, Rizzoli & Isles, The Last Ship, The Librarians, Murder In The First

Cancelled: Falling Skies, Perceptions

Upcoming New Shows: Proof

USA Network
Renewed: Chrisley Knows Best, Graceland, Playing House, Royal Pains, Satisfaction, Suits,

Cancelled: Benched, Cover Affairs, Dig, Rush, Sirens, White Collar

Upcoming New Shows: Complications, Mr. Robot

Amazon
Renewed: Bosch, Catastrophe, Mozart In The Jungle, Transparent, Ripper Street

Cancelled: The After

Upcoming New Series: Alpha House

Hulu
Renewed: Deadbeat, East Los High

Cancelled: Moone Boy

Upcoming New Shows: Difficult People

Netflix
Renewed: Arrested Development, Bloodline, BoJack Horseman, Crossing Lines, Daredevil, Degrassi: Next Class, Full House, Grace & Frankie, House Of Cards, Longmire, Mako Mermaids, Marco Polo, Orange Is The New Black, The Fall, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Cancelled: Derek, Hemlock Grove,

Upcoming New Shows: Chef’s Table, How To Train Your Dragon: Race To The Edge, We Hot American Summer,

New Judge Paula Abdul Talks New Season Of FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance

Paula_Abdul-BDirect_22510R2_DJ1_copy_hires1(PCM) Everyone was excited by the news that world renowned choreographer, performer, singer and songwriter Paul Abdul is the newest judge on Season 12 of FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance”. The upcoming season will feature a new twist in the competition where we’re doing stage dancers versus street dancers.

We had a chance to catch up with judge Paula Abdul to discuss the new season and more!

On her passion for learning dance at a young age

Paula Abdul: Well, it all started when I was four years old when I first watched Singing in the Rain with my family. I fell in love with Gene Kelly, and my parents said that I stood up and proclaimed that I’m going to be an entertainer, and honestly, I never stopped. I never looked back, and I started which is considered kind of late because kids today when we’re auditioning them, when I say how old were you when you first started, they say like two and a half, three years old, and my response is why did you start so late, but for me, I started when I was seven and a half.

So, I fell in love with dancing, and I did training in some ballet and tap and jazz and modern and musical theatre, fell in love with it, and I just knew from an early age that I would be a choreographer, and I didn’t ever look back. My first audition as a Laker girl, that was my first job, and I took that seriously and transformed the Laker girls into a legitimate dance team. That’s where I got my break, and I was discovered by The Jacksons and that was my first tour I went on when I was a teenager, still choreographed my very first film, which was with Mr. McDreamy from Grey’s Anatomy, Patrick Dempsey, and I did Can’t Buy me Love and went on to do Bull Durham and Coming to America, I did the big African dance scene, and Jerry Maguire, The Doors, so on and so forth and did tours from The Jacksons to Janet Jackson, and ZZ Top, George Michael, on and on and on. So, I’ve had a wonderful experience and went on to choreograph the Academy Awards while I was doing my pop music as well.

On judging dancing versus judging singing

Paula Abdul: Well, I’ve been very fortunate to have an extremely successful career as a choreographer, and the spirit and psyche of dancers are unlike any other performer I’ve ever witnessed, and because of my success as a choreographer, my perspective looking at this show and judging the talent on this show comes from a background that actually started my whole career as an entertainer, and I see the finished product of the raw, untapped talent that we get, and I can see what their experience through the show will be, but I was always considered a ball buster as a choreographer. I’m a stickler for cleanliness and people really stretching their boundaries and getting outside their comfort zone.

On working with fellow judge Jason Derulo

Paula Abdul: Jason, I’m a huge fan of. He’s an incredible added judge. He has a background that totally exemplifies as a young kid wanting to be a performer. He went to performing arts school. He has a lot to offer. He’s an incredible songwriter. He has the element of currently being out there performing as an artist, and it’s just a great chemistry. We all get along extremely well and are having maybe a little bit too much fun at times.

On the new stage versus street twist in the competition this season

Paula Abdul: I’m really excited about the new twist of format because we have team captains. Twitch the team captain of the street side, and Travis is the team captain of the stage side. And this time, it’s not about okay, the top twenty. It’s the ten best on the street side, ten best on stage, and it’s not necessarily about equal female to male, it’s whoever the best is, and I think with the two team captains, there’s going to be a competitive edge that we haven’t seen on this show in addition to the contestants competing. So, I don’t think one is more advantageous. I think you’re going to see a tremendous amount of competition on both sides. So, it’s going to be fun.

On the challenges of judging 

Paula Abdul: For me, it’s always wanting to give insight on how to become better at auditioning. There’s some amazing talent that we see that just have that natural gift, but they may not be as used to auditioning so they have a certain perception of what we, the judges, are looking for, and I always try to say don’t come in with any preconceived ideas because you just don’t know. Just be present in the moment and don’t have an attachment to the outcome and enjoy being on that stage showing your bright light, and I think the hardest thing is that when they get to caught up in their head and then they’re not enjoying the moment and they’re not showing their best light and their best raw talent.

I always want them to do well. So, if I see that they’re making it through to the next round but I’m noticing something that is a habit that they need to break, I will leave my seat oftentimes and go over to the side and touch them and let them know you need to tweak this because you’re now aware that you’re pulling faces that are a little offputting or that you’re keeping your shoulders raised or just little tweaks that I want them to kind of— if someone tells them, I feel like if I tell them to be aware of it or mindful of it, then they won’t get the same feedback when they go to the next level.

On the incredibly loyal “So You Think You Can Dance” fan base

Paula Abdul: I think that what gets people about this show and why there’s such a fierce strong niche audience for it is that they’re seeing these young dancers and the tremendous athleticism and the amount of tenacity and drive that these young kids have. Unlike other art forms, dancers have such a unique spirit and psyche; they don’t go into this because it’s a hobby. They do it because they have to; it’s like the oxygen for him, it’s the air that we breathe, and it’s not because it’s for the faint hearted. It’s these people who are so über talented they go in and they put as many hours in as kids who go to law school or want to become a doctor. There’s really not a big difference.

It’s the same level of athleticism as professional athletes that are famous football players and basketball players. It’s not where they are guaranteed to make a tremendous amount of money so it’s an art form that requires extreme dedication and focus and tenacity, and I think that people, not only because dance is so much at the forefront. And from me being in the dance field for as long as I have, I have waited for the day like how it’s been in the past decade where dance is so much at the forefront, and what I think people realize is that this show, So You Think You Can Dance, legitimizes real careers for these young dancers.

It’s very difficult to make it as a dancer working in the business successfully, and this show actually highlights that these kids can go on and become background dancers for Beyoncé or Gaga or dance for award shows, or as you’ve seen, which I love, is seeing these young dancers turn into choreographers, and these choreographers turn into Emmy Award winning choreographers. So, I think that there’s such an immense respect for So You Think You Can Dance and that’s why the fan base is so fierce and loyal.

On what she is surprised to learn about herself while judging these types of shows

Paula Abdul: For me, this is part of my DNA. I’ve been searching, scouting and finding and mentoring raw talent for decades, and I’ve been very fortunate to have an astounding career as a choreographer in the dance industry. For me, I just let things happen the way they happen and I’m always pleasantly surprised to see amazing talent emerge and start setting new bars for excellence, and as far as finding out more about myself as a judge, I find myself to be more patient I suppose with the process.

I look at it differently. My perspective is I can see it as an award-winning choreographer how these kids will do with the astounding choreographers that the show has, and I just can see that maybe they’re not catching on immediately at this moment, but remember, this is them at an audition, quick, quick, quick. When it gets into the show, not that it’s not quick because it certainly is, but there’s not as many people so there’s a much cleaner focus, and I think that it becomes different when they get on the show.

So, I fight for what I can tell and see on the other side of their journey. I hope that— that’s how I always look at it. I can see clearly what they’re going to end up being shaped and molded as.

On her expectations for the live shows

Paula Abdul: I always look forward to the live part of the show because the energy is incredible. There’s nothing like performing in front of a live audience because it’s instant gratification and it’s instant reconciliation as to how you’re doing as a performer, and when you’re put in that position as a performer, it’s like you give it your all, it’s all or nothing, and that’s the exciting part and those who were meant to be on the show, which they rise to the occasion and they do great. I’m looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to the fierce competitive aspect of the stage versus street. You’re going to see intensity with both Twitch and Travis as team captains.

On the evolving of choreography on TV

Paula Abdul: Well, I’ve won multiple Emmys as a choreographer. I was the youngest choreographer to ever receive an Emmy as a choreographer, and as far as watching the show, I’m a huge fan of the show; I’ve been watching it since season one and been a fan and have talked to these kids, even Travis Wall when he was a contestant, I remember going up to him and sitting him down and talking to him and telling him how brilliant of a talent he has and to be patient with the process, not to get down on himself because it’s all part of the entire show is growing. I’m very invested into this show and I always have been.

On the “So You Think You Can Dance” audition process and what makes a dancer stand-out

Paula Abdul: It’s that inner confidence and just that belief that if I go out there and I just do my best. One of the things that I really, really thrive on is telling these dancers to be bold, be daring and show your unique ability, and because of the show doing so well, you see all these dance conventions and all these kids who come into audition, they’re merely imitating the standards of what So You Think You Can Dance has set as the bar. So, unless you’re going to approach these steps that have been already shown and exemplified on this show, unless you’re going to do it better or a different twist, don’t do it because we’ve seen it all.

Show us something that makes you stand out completely as a unique ability that we’re going to be able to remember, do you remember that move that that so and so did, can’t wait to see it again because that’s what’s going to set you apart, and that’s what I thrive. It’s the same thing as a judge when I was on American Idol. I wanted to see unique ability because again, we already have the superstars like Gaga or Mariah or anyone who can achieve those amazing vocal licks and things like that.

It’s the same thing with dancing. If you have the ability, technical ability to whip up the 12 pirouettes or the grand jetes or the bat mas and the extension, what are you going to do that just flips everything on its side or shifts the paradigm to make us go wow, you have got to come back to the next round and you have to be part of the top ten or what have you. That’s what I look for.

Be sure to tune into “So You Think You Can Dance” season 12 airing Monday night’s at 8:00pm, only on FOX!

 

 

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