Friday, November 21, 2014

'Haven' Welcomes Star Trek's William Shatner



NEW YORK – November 21, 2014 – The Shat hits the fan next year on Haven! William Shatner (Star Trek) is set to guest star in a four-episode arc on the Syfy fan-favorite series in 2015. Shatner will play a pivotal character that has the potential to forever impact the fate of the town of Haven and its troubled residents.

This year, Haven (airing Fridays at 7PM ET/PT), barrels towards its game-changing mid-season finale with the last two episodes of 2014.

In “Chemistry” (airing November 28), divided loyalties put Haven’s heroes at odds with one another, while a terrifying revelation changes everything. Jay Reso – also known as WWE Superstar Christian Cage – appears in the episode, reuniting with his real-life, lifelong friend and former tag-team partner, Adam Copeland (WWE Superstar Edge Rated R), who plays Dwight. In a recurring guest role, Reso will play McHugh, one of Dwight’s oldest and closest friends.

Then, in the mid-season finale “Chosen” (December 5), a shocking revelation threatens to upend the fragile stability of Haven. Mara’s endgame is finally revealed, while Audrey (Emily Rose) and Nathan (Lucas Bryant) pursue a plan to stop her once and for all. 

There’s more Haven to come as the series returns to Syfy in 2015 with 13 all-new episodes. Shatner, Reso, Laura Mennell (Alphas) and Kris Lemche (Joan of Arcadia) are among the guest stars to be featured when the series returns next year.

'Empire' Latest Trailer (Video)



About the series: A gritty-urban new drama series coming to FOX in January 2015. Hailing from Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels (Precious, Lee Daniels: 'The Butler') and Emmy Award winner Danny Strong (Game Change, Lee Daniels:'The Butler'). 'Empire' is a sexy and powerful series about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.


'Marry Me' Casey Wilson and Ken Marino (Interview)




Q: Casey, how much of Casey is in Annie and how much of Annie's in Casey? So when you go to work is it like you're slipping into a costume or are you already that character when you go to work?

Casey: I think Annie is a little more upbeat and probably friendlier than I am. I think - no, I think there are definite similarities and I think I'm pretty emotional and I get big ideas and I want to see things through and kind of - they're often wrong headed ideas.
But I feel as though I'm playing a character but you never know. Maybe I'm not. You'll never know.

Q: What stories from your real life relationships are making it on screen or what can we expect to see?

Casey: Well we did have a - so a few episodes ago where my character or actually Ken's character tried to get me to do this thing called then open eye cuddle, which is an intimacy exercise that I learned in acting school that I tried to get my husband to do where you stare about two inches from each other's face and just stare into each other's eyes. And my husband thought I was insane and refused to do it. It did not go well.... ...it went on about eight seconds. I don't even think that much. And if anything, we are less close from that experience.


Q: You both are writers and are funny, how much of this is actually scripted and how much is stuff that you come up with?

Ken: Well I mean David and the room full of writers are amazing and they write great scripts. So, you know, we - David will encourage us to improvise off of that a little bit but I mean a lot of it - probably 95% of it is scripted I would say.

Cassey: Yes. It's definitely, you know, collaborative in a sense of if there's something we want to do; we definitely do it and have fun with it. But the scripts are pretty tight, but we - Ken and I have initiated our own writer's room with just the two of us that...

Q: Female comedians like Mini Kerring and Lena Dunham to name a few show that women don't have to be perfect to be considered funny,sexy or smart. They're breaking down barriers. Do you think your character Annie feels the same way and why do you think she's so relateable to women?

Casey: I don't know if Annie feels exactly the same way. I think Annie's a little more high strung and kind of self conscious about how her life should look. But I think that - and it obviously never works out the way she's planned. But, you know, I think the show - I've seen a little bit of criticism about, you know, especially our opening episode because Annie really wants to get married.

This couple's been together for six years and this woman, you know, for a woman who works and kind of does it all, sometimes getting engaged is the one thing you don't have any control over, which I think can be kind of frustrating. And I think it is actually relatable. I know a lot of women like this. You want to be in control of the one thing you kind of can't be in control of in a way. I think Annie is a little bit less so in thinking that she that everything needs to be perfect. I think she's does think everything needs to be perfect.

Q: Have you gotten a script and there's some humor ---that is racy or raunchy that has not been seen on network TV before and you think how are we going to get away with this?

Ken: I think that it's always nice to read a script and see something that you haven't seen before or something that's pushing the envelope a little bit. And, you know, that's always exciting for me to kind of go in and do that.
You know, whether or not it's going to work on TV is kind of out of hands.
I don't know if we've been pushing the envelope or anything but, you know, we're doing what we want to do on the show and then, you know, that stuff is getting out there and I think that's what makes the show special.

Casey: There are so many great cable shows that people love and gravitate to, to some degree that I think in some way we're trying to do a show that exists on the line as much as we can just because I think there's a reason, you know, people love something a little bit edgier.
And I think in one episode. I'm thinking of the fertility episode. There was a scene that came - I think the network had the show was going to air like halfway through the season instead of earlier because it was a little too much. But I think ultimately it's better to try that and see where we land.

Q: Do you feel like comedies have a harder road to success as oppose to dramas? And how have you felt about the reception that Marry Me has gotten so far?

Casey: I think it's very hard these days to make any television show. And anyone who's trying to do anything should be applauded. It's really hard. And I don't think shows are given enough of a chance. And it's a bummer because whenever I see anything on TV, and not to be too dramatic, but I think those people worked really hard on that show no matter how you feel about it. So I was bummed.

Ken: It's been nice the reception that Marry Me's been getting. People have been responding mostly positive to it and both critically and they're just, fans--people I run up to on the street and certainly my mom.

Casey: Ken's mom loves it.

Ken: My mom really loves it. And so that's good. So does my dad. It's nice to see that people are enjoying the show as much as, you know, we are enjoying making it.

Q: Will (Annie and Jake) have a long engagement as you did a courtship?

Ken: I don't think so. I think the idea is that we're going to - we're going to marry, you know, sooner than later.

Casey: Yes. I think we're probably going to get married at the end of the season because I don't think the show's going to be about, you know, will they, won't they really. That's kind of a spoiler alert. I think we will get married. And the show's more following this couple and their friendships and kind of - I think it's more about what happens when you are committed to someone than when you are on the fence.

Q: You both have such great comedic timing, does that come to you naturally?

Ken: I don't know... It's always been fun to kind of joke around and I've always enjoyed comedy. So I don't know if it's natural. It just - I've kind of been around - I think we've both been running around in circles, you know, with friends who are comedians and actors who are, you know, comics and it just maybe kind of rubbed off on us.

Casey: I agree. I don't know. I think that's a hard question only just because - I don't know. Maybe just sort of habit from growing up. I'm not sure.

Ken: We are (both) huge fans of comedy and have studied comedy growing up and through our, you know, throughout our lives. And so it's just I think that we try to, you know, we want to - we want to do it because we enjoy it.
Casey: I always think like I wish growing up I'd been more into more subtle like actresses. I only watch like the (broadest things) and so my timing is so broad and it's probably just, you know, mimicry.

Q: What is it about the show that has made it a fan favorite, in your opinion?

Ken: I know I do like when I watch TV. It's nice to have a couple that you can root for, you know, as opposed to, you know, something where it's like will they, won't they; are they going to get together, are they not going to get together.

I like shows where like there's a team that are, you know, they're against the world. And I feel like, you know, with Jake and Annie are a team that you get to watch every week and enjoy kind of the, you know, the situations that they get into. And that's the exciting thing.

Casey: I'm happy to hear that. I mean I think - I don't know. I think there is something nice. I like shows about a relationship because right away there's some stakes to that and I think most people are in a relationship of some sort and especially a long-term one.

There's so much that goes on in it that's funny. And I think it's kind of nice to see that. And obviously it's a sitcom and it's a comedy. But I don't know. I think there's something very relatable and kind of it gives you a bit of a warm feeling but also you're getting jokes out of it. So I hope that's why people like it.





                             *Conference Call* It has been edited for content*


'Gotham' star Nicholas D' Agosto (Interview)

                         
                                   
                                 
Q: Has there been any challenges for you taking on the character of Harvey?
                
                                   Nicholas: It''s been so exciting, mostly, but I would say that the biggest challenges probably were just catching up to the timeline of this thing. This may be jumping into some slightly different answers to other questions, but when I first found out about this audition—I was auditioning for something else, and then the casting office wasn't aware that I was available because I was working on another project, and they wanted me to come in for Harvey Dent later that night, and I hadn't looked at any of the material, so we pushed it to the following morning.

                                    I was working on another project for a little bit, and then Tuesday I got the official word that I got the job. Wednesday the contract was finalized. Thursday I flew to New York. Friday I was getting fit for wardrobe and everything, and then Monday and Tuesday, I pretty much shot all of my scenes for this first episode within those two days. It was just a whirlwind process, and I had a lot to prepare. I had to do all of my research and get my full comprehensive view of my approach in a very short amount of time. So, it was a real thrill, but it was also—that was probably the biggest challenge.


                                   The acting part is just fun, at that point it's just a good time, but getting up to that point, I would say, was the biggest challenge. But truly, the set, everybody there, for being such a dark city, Gotham, it's a really, really sweet group of people, very welcoming.


                                  Q: Did you add anything different to this role that wasn't originally scripted for you?

                                   Nicholas:  
                                   I don't know if I could say that. I would say that, what I hope is—I think what I bring to this version of Harvey Dent, which again, the actor can bring what they can from other iterations of the franchise, but at the end of the day they've just got to play what's in front of them, play what's on the page. What was on this page was, there's this real ambition for this guy, this guy is really to the point of being almost a little reckless, and he puts himself in a position where he puts a lot on the line. Some of the things that come out of that foreshadow who he will eventually be, the potential that he has to become Two-Face later.


I would say that, for good or ill, I guess I'm a really ambitious, merciless, rage-filled guy. I would say that ultimately what I bring to this role and what this role was kind of requiring was someone that can be a kind and genuine and sincere person, a sympathetic character; and at the same time someone who's ambition can kind of bring them into areas that maybe could potentially cross a line.

                                   Q: What's the most important thing you feel you need to convey with your performance?

                                   Nicholas: 
                                    I think probably the tendency that—I think a lot of actors fight this, I certainly fight it, is the tendency to want to show the capacity for being—In this case it would be the capacity for being Two-Face. I think the most important thing I had to do, and I did this with the help of the directors and producers and everybody around as we, at the 11th hour, sculpted the beginning of this guy. I think it was really important for me to just be smooth and easy and likeable and things roll off my back, you know?

He gets himself involved in some pretty intense, high-stakes situations. You know, he kind of walks right in with a lot—he kind of walks in with like a loaded gun, and—not literally, but he presents this to Gordon, and they go off on this attempt together. I like how vague I'm being. I would say that the most important thing for me to do in that is to show his confidence and his ease in these situations. I think it's tempting to want to show the—to play the kind of bolder emotions, and those are definitely there, but they're more fun if they're a surprise.

                                 Q: You did a lot of research---I'm assuming you probably mean with comic book or movie... was there anything particular you did pull, or anything that you did in particular to differentiate from the other versions?

                                   Nicholas: 
                                   Yes. I would say that I didn't go watch a lot of the movies because I don't find—in my past experience, I haven't found watching other actors do the role has been really valuable, because part of the problem with that is is that you start to think that that version of the character is in the version that's in front of you, and it's not. They've written a new character, and he has new stakes and ambitions and things driving him, so I try not to go just watch other people. But what I did do was just, kind of, do as many Google searching of different comic sites and history sites and go through the arc of, the condensed, essentially Cliffs Notes versions of all the things that Harvey Dent has done and all the different iterations of Batman.

One of the things that really kept standing out to me is that his father—they talk about him being abused as a child and that he was—he had these, maybe, psychotic episodes as a child that kind of foreshadow his capacity to become someone like Two-Face later. What I think was really good about that was that drives him to want to eradicate this type of behavior, and also why he has the potential to have such a visceral response to when he's threatened or when he sees someone that he thinks is also abusive, because it's this—you know, it's because that relationship that we have to our parents is so irrational, and I think it's important that this character has this capability, this capacity to be really rational. And although he's mostly Harvey Dent right now, he has under the surface these things. That's the thing that I was able to pull, that was really valuable for me.


                              Q: Harvey will have scenes with Gordon, but will we see you interact with some of the other original Batman characters like Oswald, or Selena, or Bruce?

                                  Nicholas: 
                                  Not at this moment. I would be surprised if I don't at some point, but right now—I mean, I think this first season of Gotham, as you guys, I'm sure, can tell, there's just so much information that they have to bring in, and they're bringing us all in at different times. I have this great mini arc here in the middle of the season, but they have other things that they have to bring to the table, and mostly the story is about this arc with Penguin and Fish and all that. So, I think that right now my story's kind of contained, but come second season, I become a regular on the show, and that's when I think you'll mostly see—certainly back by the end of this season, and I don't know in what capacity, but I think we'll see a lot more of me branching out next season.

                               Q: I was wondering, was there pressure coming onto the show, knowing that fans and other actors want Harvey Dent on Gotham?

                                   Nicholas: 
                                   Yes. you can't get too wrapped into it. Thankfully I've had enough experience with bad reviews in the past that I feel like that I can place that kind of stuff in the right compartment, but I think, yes, I'm a fan of Batman, and I'm a fan of these franchises, and I read comics, and so I definitely am sympathetic to people that want this show to live up to their expectations. Obviously the difficult thing about expectations is that everybody has different ones, and it's difficult to assuage everyone.

I can tell you one thing, actually, that I really debated, but I made it because I felt like it was a real fan choice was, in every version of every picture I saw of Harvey Dent, he was holding up Two-Face, he's holding the gun in his right hand, he's flipping the coin in his left, but I'm right handed. It's difficult to flip a coin and do—sort of like rubbing your stomach and patting your head a little bit, you know, when you're in the middle of a scene, and I was a little bit intimidated by the idea of using my less dominant hand because if I ever dropped the coin the take is ruined, but I did it. So, I wanted to make sure that if every picture was Two-Face, with the coin in his left hand, well darn it, I was going to put that coin in my left hand. So, I practiced all weekend, talking and flipping the coin, and I did all right, thankfully. So, I feel pretty good about it


                             Q: How familiar are you with the episodes of Gotham that have already aired, and what are you most looking forward to bringing to your portrayals of one of the most classic characters in the Batman universe?

                                   Nicholas: 
                                   Well, I'm really familiar in the sense that I've watched them all. I've watched them all up until eight, which is just the most recent. I'm really—I'm in it. I hope that Harvey is kind of like—I think Jim needs some help, you know, at this point. I hope that although Harvey Dent is not like a—I should be careful if I just say Harvey over and over, because there's another major Harvey in this show, but the thing about Harvey Dent is you'll see that he's not the moral center that Jim Gordon is, but I do think that he'll be a breath of fresh air. I think that he's—Gordon needs like a teammate that he can trust, and I think he needs somebody else on his side, and I hope that people will enjoy the idea of seeing these two guys in their different ways of approaching it, but creating this kind of like allied chip.

                              Q: I know Harvey Dent and particularly Two-Face, they tend to live their lives by chance, that's a big thing with them, so I'm wondering if that's a philosophy you share in any way?

                                   Nicholas: 
                                   Great question. Well, there's a paradox with that. I think on one hand, as actors, there are—freelance in general, but certainly as an actor, I don't know with anything I could be doing that would be more filled with the element of chance than doing this job, for my life. It has created the most astoundingly surprising scenarios for my life. I cannot tell you—I'm not unique is the thing, I have these just—I find them to be really extraordinarily strange situations, and people—that's really normal in my business, and I think because of that I'm pretty methodical in a lot of other parts of my life.

I really try to put down anchors in a lot of other areas, and that's with my relationship, that's with my friends, that's with my family. I really try to be—keep those things as really constants in my life, and I think, you know, I plan a lot. Like, I make lists all the time, I'm one of those guys. So I think I try to limit as much of the chaos in my life, because there's just so much with my work.


                             Q: We have a lot of knowledge about where Harvey ends up in becoming Two-Face, I'm curious, does knowing that, knowing where a character ends up, influence your portrayal at all of them?

                                   Nicholas: Yes, I think actually—I guess a part of me wants to speak a little bit to this before, because actually, in some ways it makes me want to remember to not play that, you know? I think it's tempting to want to play up the areas where we are going to be—sometimes I think the challenge is to be patient. I don't have to tell everybody in one episode who this guy's going to be. In some ways they do that for me. Their writing is very good, and they've shown a lot of the different elements of who my character is, but hopefully—I think it's going to be important for me to remember to be Harvey Dent right now, to be Harvey Dent now, and to be Two-Face when it's time to be Two-Face, if I get the chance to be Two-Face. Hopefully I will.

                                   Q: There were originally ten episodes, and they were extended to twenty-two. Now have they started filming the rest of the episodes, and do you know how many that you're going to be in?


                                   Nicholas:
                                   Yes. Actually think that they were picked up for sixteen, originally, and then they got picked up for a back six, if that makes them twenty-two. Now I don't know if that's necessarily—it might be one of those things, as my mother would say, neither here nor there, but I think the idea, they had a much larger arc to this season and then they got picked up for these extra six. I think they're in the process of, like they're just about to start shooting Episode 14 right now, and I will be joining in for at least a couple of episodes at some point in these last eight, but I don't really know when. I think I mentioned this earlier, that I become a regular in Season 2, so you'll start seeing a lot more of me, come Season 2, which we all, of course, hope happens.


                              Q: Is there anyone that you haven't worked with yet that you're really looking forward to working with?

                                   Nicholas: 
                                   There's a lot. I've gotten to work mostly with Ben McKenzie, and I've done a lot with Andrew Stewart-Jones and Victoria Cartagena, who are the people that play Montoya and Allen. I've gotten to work with Zabryna a little bit. I've gotten to work with Richard Kind, who's just amazing. I just adore that guy, so funny. But I would say that—and I've gotten to meet off to the side, just in the hallways, I've gotten to meet Cory, and I've gotten to meet—I mean I don't want to go through everyone, but basically, Sean and David and Cameron, I've gotten to meet all them, but I haven't met Robin Lord Taylor, and I haven't met Jada Pinkett Smith yet. So, Robin and I have some mutual friends, and I'm looking forward to meeting him, and his character has just been so engaging, you know? And Jada, too, I mean there's so many performances but people I think, rightly, have been really pouring out his performance, because he's just really fascinating.



                              Q: I wanted to find out if maybe you could tell us a little bit about filming your first episode of Gotham, and maybe anything that sticks out for you from a production, filming standpoint, memorable scene, or anything?

                                   Nicholas: 
                                   Yes, that first day was really exciting because, I think I mentioned earlier, it was just a full day. I would say that, I mean, honestly, this may sound a little cliche but walking into the GCPD(Gotham City Police Dept) headquarters is a really extraordinary experience. I mean that structure is huge. They built a three-story open-aired structure, where you can shoot on multiple—it's actually four stories, I'm sorry, it's four stories and you can shoot on three different levels all across the stage. And it's like—and, like, detail, you know? I think what's exciting of getting onto shows like this is you—just the production value is so high, you know?

So in addition to just the sets being gorgeous and the costumes being gorgeous, that just makes you as an actor feel so—it makes you feel important. It makes you feel powerful wearing really amazing suits and walking in this great office that was probably just built the day before. It's exciting to be a part of a show that you know the network and the studio are really behind. I guess that's ultimately at the end of it, that's what I really remember from that first day is like, There is just a lot of commitment to the show, can you just see it in all the detail.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

'Z Nation Episode Preview 'Sisters of Mercy' (Photos)


'Z Nation' on Syfy new episode preview and synopsis is below:
Episode airs Friday Nov. 21, 2014



TOP GUN heroine and 80s action staple Kelly McGillis continues her acting resurgence in Friday’s episode of Z Nation on Syfy. Her roles in films like TOP GUN, WITNESS, and THE ACCUSED cemented her as one of the most bankable box office stars of the 1980s. She continued acting throughout the 90s before taking a several-year hiatus from the industry and only in recent years began taking on new projects, including Z Nation.

In Friday’s episode, titled “Sisters of Mercy,” McGillis plays the leader of a mysterious women’s cult based in post-apocalyptic Salt Lake City, where she faces down a zombie bear. The episode will be directed by Emmy Award-winning Rachel Goldenberg.

Z Nation launched as Syfy’s highest-rated acquired scripted series premiere since Dr. Who in 2006 and was the network’s most social acquisition ever. The pilot, “Puppies and Kittens,” won the 10pm timeslot for Syfy, outperforming AMC’s Turn and Halt and Catch Fire as well as TNT’s Legends, WGNA’s Salem, and Outlander on StarzThe second episode drew more viewers than the first in both the US and Canada (where it airs on Space), and the show continues to draw high viewerships and young-skewing audiences.

Z Nation airs Friday nights at 10pm on Syfy DJ Qualls (LOST, SMALLVILLE), Kellita Smith (THE BERNIE MAC SHOW), and Michael Welch (TWILIGHT SERIES). Created by Karl Schaefer (EUREKA, EERIE INDIANA) and Craig Engler.



Below are pictures from the episode:




Photo Credit: The Asylum

'Cougar Town' Celebrating 100 Episodes Millstone (Photos)



TBS comedy series 'Cougar Town' is coming to an end in January. I am pretty bummed about this. Good news is the cast celebrated last night (Nov. 19, 2014) the 100th episode(!) Check out the pictures of the cast/creators below.




































(l-r) Robert Clendenin, Ian Gomez, Christa Miller, Bill Lawrence, Courteney Cox, Josh Hopkins, Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd and Kevin Biegel celebrate the 100th episode of TBS's Cougar Town, which returns for its sixth and final season Tuesday, Jan. 6. 

*Photo Credit: TBS






FOX Winter Premiere Dates!

It's that time again. When do you favorite shows come back after the holiday hitaus? Please new series coming to FOX. All the details are below:









Via Press Release:


FOX is announcing premiere dates for new series WORLD’S FUNNIEST FAILS (working title) (Jan. 16), BACKSTROM (Jan. 22), THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (March 1) and WEIRD LONERS (March 31); and returning series MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (Jan. 6), GLEE (Jan. 9), THE FOLLOWING (March 2), HELL’S KITCHEN (March 3) and BONES (March 26). 

New unscripted comedy WORLD’S FUNNIEST FAILS (wt) premieres on Friday, Jan. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The irreverent one-hour series is based on the hit YouTube channel, FailArmy, which showcases the best “epic fail” viral videos in the most entertaining ways possible. Each week a panel of comedians will analyze the videos which have exploded across the internet, with the goal of awarding one with the ultimate “Fail of the Week.”

BACKSTROM, the offbeat crime procedural starring three-time Emmy Award nominee Rainn Wilson (“The Office,” “Six Feet Under”), premieres Thursday, Jan. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following AMERICAN IDOL XIV’s time period premiere (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Created and executive-produced by Hart Hanson (BONES), the series follows Detective EVERETT BACKSTROM, an unhealthy, offensive, irascible – albeit brilliant – detective who sees the worst in everyone, and he’s usually right.

End-of-the-world comedy THE LAST MAN ON EARTH premieres with a special one-hour event of back-to-back episodes Sunday, March 1(9:00-9:30/9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), and then moves into its regular time period the following week on Sunday, March 8 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). Executive-produced, created by and starring Will Forte (“Nebraska,” “Saturday Night Live”), and executive-produced and directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord (“The Lego Movie,” “22 Jump Street”), the single-camera comedy chronicles the life and adventures of an average guy – and humanity’s last hope – who discovers what life is like when no one is telling you what you can and cannot do. 

New ensemble comedy WEIRD LONERS debuts Tuesday, March 31 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). From writer Michael J. Weithorn (“The King of Queens”) and director Jake Kasdan (NEW GIRL), the un-romantic comedy follows four single mid-30-somethings (Becki Newton, “Ugly Betty”; Zachary Knighton, “Happy Endings”; Nate Torrence, “Hello Ladies”; and newcomer Meera Rohit Kumbhani), who are unexpectedly thrust into one another’s lives and form an unlikely bond in a Queens, NY, townhouse.

GLEE takes its final bow with a sixth and final 13-episode season starting with a special two-hour premiere event Friday, Jan. 9 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). New Directions’ original star, RACHEL BERRY (Golden Globe Award nominee Lea Michele), comes home to Limaafter her humiliating failure as a TV actress, and discovers that SUE SYLVESTER (Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch) has banished the arts at McKinley. Throughout its closing season, McKinley alumnae will return to say “good-bye” to the award-winning and groundbreaking musical comedy. The series makes its time period premiereFriday, Jan. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and air all-new episodes for 11 consecutive weeks, culminating in a special two-hour Series Finale on Friday, March 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

Returning series premiering this winter include MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, which returns for its third season of talented kids, astounding culinary abilities and delicious challenges. Featuring host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot, cycle three of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR gets cooking Tuesday, Jan. 6(8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), leading into all-new episodes of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).

On Monday, March 2, hit psychological thriller THE FOLLOWING returns for its third shocking season with a special two-hour Season Three premiere event (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and moves to its regular time period the following week on Monday, March 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

The first week of March also sees Chef Gordon Ramsay firing up a new season of HELL’S KITCHEN, beginning Tuesday, March 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). BONES returns with all-new cases Thursday, March 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by BACKSTROM (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

Additional premiere dates and schedule details to be announced.


FOX 2015 RECAP
(Times for All-New Episodes are ET/PT Except as Noted)

Sunday, Jan. 4:
8:00-8:30 PM  THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episode)
8:30-9:00 PM   BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (All-New Episode)
9:00-9:30 PM   FAMILY GUY (All-New Episode)
9:30-10:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS (All-New Episode)

Mondays, beginning Jan. 5:
8:00-9:00 PM  GOTHAM (All-New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW (All-New Episode)        

Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 6:
8:00-9:00 PM   MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM   NEW GIRL (All-New Episode)
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT (All-New Episode) 

Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 7:              
                       8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL XIV (Season Premiere, Part One
9:00-10:00PM EMPIRE (Series Premiere, with Limited Interruption)

Thursday, Jan. 8:
8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL XIV (Season Premiere, Part Two)

Sundays, beginning, Jan. 11:
7:00-7:30 PM  THE SIMPSONS (Encore Episode)
7:30-8:00 PM  MULANEY (All-New Episode)
8:00-8:30 PM  THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episode)
8:30-9:00 PM   BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (All-New Episode)
9:00-9:30 PM   FAMILY GUY (All-New Episode)
9:30-10:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS (All-New Episode)

 Friday, Jan. 9:
8:00-10:00 PM GLEE (Two-Hour Season Premiere)

Thursday, Jan. 15:
8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL XIV (All-New Episode)

Fridays, beginning Jan. 16:
8:00-9:00 PM    WORLD’S FUNNIEST FAILS (wt) (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM  GLEE (Time Period Premiere)

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 22:
8:00-9:00 PM  AMERICAN IDOL XIV (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM  BACKSTROM (Series Premiere)

Sunday, March 1:
7:00-7:30 PM  THE SIMPSONS (Encore Episode)
7:30-8:00 PM  BOB’S BURGERS (Time Period Premiere)
8:00-8:30 PM  THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episode)
8:30-9:00 PM   BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (All-New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (One-Hour Premiere Event)

Monday, March 2:
8:00-10:00 PM THE FOLLOWING (Two-Hour Season Premiere Event)

Tuesdays, beginning March 3:          
8:00-9:00 PM  HELL’S KITCHEN (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM  NEW GIRL (All-New Episode)
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT (All-New Episode)

Sundays, beginning March 8:
7:00-7:30 PM  THE SIMPSONS (Encore Episode)
7:30-8:00 PM   BOB’S BURGERS (All-New Episode)
8:00-8:30 PM   THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episode)
8:30-9:00 PM    BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (All-New Episode)
9:00-9:30 PM    FAMILY GUY (All-New Episode)
9:30-10:00 PM  THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (Time Period Premiere)

Mondays, beginning March 9:
8:00-9:00 PM  GOTHAM (All-New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM THE FOLLOWING (Time Period Premiere)

Friday, March 20:
8:00-10:00 PM GLEE (Two-Hour Series Finale)

Thursday, March 26:
8:00-9:00 PM  BONES (Spring Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM BACKSTROM (All-New Episode)

Tuesdays, beginning March 31:
8:00-9:00 PM  HELL’S KITCHEN (All-New Episode)
9:00-9:30 PM  NEW GIRL (All-New Episode)
9:30-10:00 PM WEIRD LONERS (Series Premiere)