This fall, Fox is going to the well again with reboots of classic movies (The Exorcist and Lethal Weapon) and series (24: Legacy) and a series about an unconventional police consultant (APB). There are also some original ideas, like baseball drama Pitch and promising comedies like Son of Zorn and The Mick. Here are the first trailers for the upcoming season's new shows.
The Jack Bauer-less 24 reboot 24: Legacy will keep the real-time format while following new CTU agent Eric Carter (The Walking Dead's Corey Hawkins) as he rushes to stop a terrorist attack, with help (and sabotage?) from his fellow agents including Lord of the Rings' Miranda Otto and NYPD Blue's Jimmy Smits.
In APB, a tech billionaire (Weeds' Justin Kirk) puts up his own money to turn a struggling Chicago police precinct into a private force that's "better, faster and smarter than anything seen before" after he witnesses a violent crime. Basically, he's Bruce Wayne who hires other people to be Batmen. The show professes to be "inspired by true events."
Geena Davis will take on her first TV lead role since Commander in Chief when she stars as the mother of a possessed girl on The Exorcist, an adaptation of the 1973 horror movie. There's no way this Exorcist can be as scary — or profane — as the original, but demonic possession is a hot trend in TV right now. Alfonso Herrera and Ben Daniels are the priests on the case.
Fox's other movie adaptation is Lethal Weapon, which reimagines the Mel Gibson/Danny Glover franchise with Clayne Crawford as the one who doesn't play by the rules and Damon Wayans as the one who's too old for this s---.
Time-travel comedy Making History follows three friends — Happy Endings' Adam Pally, Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester, and standup comedian Yassir Lester — as they try to make sure the American Revolution happens.
It's Always Sunny in Philadephia's Kaitlin Olson finally gets a starring role with The Mick. She plays a small-time hustler who finally gets a shot at the high life, but with a catch: she has to take custody of her spoiled niece and nephews when her sister and her billionaire husband go on the run to escape federal charges.
Pitch tells the story of Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury), who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball when she's called up to throw curveballs for the San Diego Padres. Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Ali Larter co-star.
Prison Break, which aired from 2005 to 2009, is back for a limited series that is unasked for but not unwelcome. It's comfortable, like an old jumpsuit.
Fox has its answer to American Crime with limited series Shots Fired, which tackles the timely issue of racialized police violence. The North Carolina-set series' cast includes Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss and Sanaa Lathan.
Son of Zorn is live-action/animated hybrid (think Who Framed Roger Rabbit?) about a cartoon superhero with the voice of Jason Sudeikis who moves to Orange County, Calif. and tries to reconnect with his son (Johnny Pemberton) and his ex-wife (Cheryl Hines).
BONUS! With Halloween comes The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a special that updates the cult classic musical with Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Unlike Grease, it won't be live, but it looks pretty cool.