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Fox Picks Up Lethal Weapon, Exorcist and More to Series

These series will debut during the 2016/2017 TV season

Merrill Barr

Fox has unveiled the first mass series orders of the 2016/2017 season -- a mix of movie adaptations (The Exorcist and Lethal Weapon); dramas (including baseball series Pitch and futuristic police procedural APB) as and new comedies such as Making History and The Mick. A few A-list names, including Geena Davis, Kaitlin Olson and Damon Wayans, are among the talent in the new crop, as well as some unknowns we can't wait to learn more about.

Here's what you'll be seeing on Fox soon, in addition to the already greenlit 24: Legacy ; Lee Daniels' Star; a reboot of Prison Break; animated comedy Son of Zorn; and drama Shots Fired.


Amid an out of control Chicago Police Department, billionaire Gideon Rerves (Justin Kirk) decides to put up millions of dollars of his own money to take over the 13th Precinct and reboot it as a private police force with cutting-edge technology and revolutionary new ideas.

Starring: Justin Kirk, Natalie Martinez and Eric Winter

Produced by: Matt Nix (Burn Notice) and Len Wiseman (Hawaii Five-0)

The Exorcist

A new take on the classic film, The Exorcist takes the form of a psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling a family's case of demonic possession.

Starring: Geena Davis, Alfonso Herrera and Ben Daniels

Produced by: Jeremy Slater (The Fantastic Four)

Lethal Weapon

Based on the hit movie franchise, Lethal Weapon rides along with classic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh as they work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles.

Starring: Damon Wayans, Clayne Carwford and Jordana Brewster

Produced by: Matt Miller (Forever) and McG (Supernatural)


Pitch follows the story of the MLB's first female pitcher, Ginny Baker, who instantly becomes the most famous person in the country when she begins playing for the San Diego Padres.

Starring: Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Ali Larter

Produced by: Dan Fogelman (Grandfathered) and Rick Singer (Younger)

Making History

Making History follows three friends from two different centuries centuries as they balance time travel with the mundane concerns of their present-day lives.

Starring: Adam Pally, Leighton Meester and Yassir Lester

Produced by Julius Sharpe (The Grinder), Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Last Man on Earth)

The Mick

Mackenzie "The Mick" Murphy is a hustler who's spent her life gaming the system. When her estranged sister and billionaire brother-in-law flee the country to escape federal charges, she finally gets the carefree life she wanted, but only if she assumes custody of her sister's three high-maintenance children.

Starring: Kaitlin Olson, Sodia Black-D'Elia and Thomas Barbusca

Produced by John Chernin (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Dave Chernin