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Fox Renews Empire, Gotham and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, But What About Bones and Sleepy Hollow?

Could The X-Files return?

Hanh Nguyen

Fox announced the renewals of new shows Empire and Gotham and the Golden Globe-winning sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which Walden called "true bright spots of comedy this year."

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Bones Fox is hopeful that Bones will return, but that will depend on reaching another deal with its stars. "Nothing would make us happier than to do another year," Walden said.

Sleepy Hollow The network is "excited about creative changes" coming to the show to make it more episodic and less serialized. Walden said that the show's formula was reassessed at midseason as "part of the diagnostic process," and the network hopes that the changes will "return the fun back to it."

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Studio reboots Fox has talked to the 24 producers and would "love nothing more" than to bring it back. Newman said that, as with 24, the network is looking to bring back series from the studio and have had "conversations on The X-Files." Although speculation about the return of Prison Break surprised Fox, Newman added, "We'd bring it back in a heartbeat. It would make a perfect event series."

Grease Live It was announced that Dancing with the Stars' Julianne Hough has been cast as Sandy and Vanessa Hudgens would play Rizzo in the adaptation of the popular musical.

Minority ReportNewman announced that Mark Mylod, who had directed the Backstrom pilot and will direct two upcoming episodes of Game of Thrones, will also direct the pilot for Minority Report, which is based upon the Philip K. Dick story and Tom Cruise movie. Walden added that the series will require lots of prep.

Reality Walden acknowledged that family-friendly series such as American Idol and MasterChef Junior, which has grown season to season, are the network's strengths. Newman noted that Utopia was a "big bold swing" that didn't work out.

Red Band Society Although Newman said that the creative team made a "soulful and truthful" show, ultimately it didn't resonate with the audience. Fox had offered ABC Studios to make additional episodes for the summer at a lower license fee, but they said no.

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Wayward Pines The mystery series by M. Night Shyamalan about a Secret Service agent (Matt Dillon) who finds himself in a town he can't escape will be Fox's centerpiece for scripted programming this summer. The series also stars Juliette Lewis, Carla Gugino and Terrence Howard

Terrence Howard Walden said, "Our experience with Terrence has been excellent," and added that the network didn't learn of the domestic-violence allegations against the actor until December.

Glee"It isn't unusual for a show that burns as brightly as Glee did for it to come to an end quickly," Newman said. Fox is happy for a final 12-episode season to wrap it up, even if the ratings aren't really performing as well as expected.

Simon Cowell There's nothing to announce at this time, but Fox would love to be in business with him. "He's a great showman," Walden said.

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