Fox’s appearance at the TCA press tour brought several announcements (including the appearance of Mariah Carey in EMPIRE) as well as new trailers for several freshmen shows.
Fox had a hit on its hands with GREASE LIVE! but this time the network is going with a pre-recorded version of the cult classic THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. The two-hour event is a reimagining of the original film, this time starring Laverne Cox in the role originally played by Tim Curry (who will be making an appearance). Ryan Mccarran, Victoria Justice, Staz Nair, Christina Milian and Adam Lambert will also appear. The special will air on October 20 on Fox.
In PITCH, Ginny Baker is the first woman to play for Major League Baseball. When she’s called up by the San Diego Padres, Ginny must prove herself to her teammates, including the team’s star catcher Mike Lawson. PITCH premieres on Thursday, September 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
LETHAL WEAPON is also a remake of an older film — or, rather, a series of films. Damon Wayans stars as Detective Roger Murtaugh, while Clayne Crawford stars as Detective Martin Riggs. This unlikely pair clash after their captain puts them together. But can Murtaugh (just recovering from a near-fatal heart attack) help show Riggs (suffering the loss of his wife and unborn child) the value of living? LETHAL WEAPON premieres on Wednesday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.