THE LAST MAN ON EARTH: Watch the Opening Scene of Season 3

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When we last saw our favorite survivors in the season 2 finale of THE LAST MAN ON EARTH they had spotted a boat filled with armed men off the shores of Malibu.

When we rejoin Tandy and the group, their lives are in jeopardy. The people from the ship arrive on the beach and Tandy tells everyone to scatter. The group panics, but Carol has the prescence of mind to release Melissa from the stocks. Of course, things become even more chaotic when Melissa grabs a shotgun and heads out to confront the mystery men. The others are desperately trying to find the keys to the van that’s blocking them in, but when that takes too long they all prepare to attack the intruders.

Don’t miss the season premiere of THE LAST MAN ON EARTH airing on Sunday, September 25 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

PITCH: A Woman Steps Up to the Plate in Fox’s New Drama

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Ginny Baker is the biggest story in sports. When we first meet her in the series premiere of PITCH, we learn that she’s the first ever woman to be called up to Major League Baseball. She’s tough and self-confident as she prepares for her first game with the San Diego Padres, but it isn’t long before problems arise.

The team’s manager, Al Luongo, thinks she was just brought on to sell tickets and has no intention of giving her special treatment just because she’s a woman. Her teammates also think she’s nothing more than a gimmick, although team captain Mike Lawson seems willing to give her a chance — but not in front of the other guys. The only Padre who is really on her side is Blip Sanders, an old friend from the minor leagues who knows how skilled she is.

Batting for Ginny is also her agent, Amelia Slater, who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. She’s 100% confident in Ginny’s ability to turn baseball on its head and break through the stereotypes. And she also isn’t afraid to stand up to the team’s general manager, Oscar Arguella, on her client’s behalf.

Ginny’s notoriety and skill is primarily due to her father, Bill Baker. While her brother hung up his bat as a child — not interested in learning baseball from their father — Ginny proved herself to Bill at a young age. And from that moment on he taught her and pushed her to be the best, always telling her there was further she could go, no matter what her gender was. But with a life completely devoted to baseball, it’s also clear that she doesn’t have many friends or interests outside of the game, which also puts a tremendous amount of pressure on her to get this right.

So many girls and women are counting on Ginny to represent her gender and so many men need to be convinced she’s the real deal, which means that she can’t fail when she first steps up to the plate as starting pitcher. Will she succeed? Find out in the series premiere of PITCH airing tonight (September 22) at 8:59 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

THE EXORCIST Preview: Good versus Evil

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The new Fox horror series, THE EXORCIST, takes place in the same world as the original novel and movie, says star Geena Davis. “It’s a classic battle of good versus evil”.

Davis stars as Angela Rance, the matriarch of a normal, American family. But beneath the surface, all is not what it seems. Angela’s husband, Henry, is recovering from a traumatic injury. Eldest daughter Katherine has become a recluse who refuses to leave her room. Her younger sister, Casey, thinks she’s hearing strange noises coming from inside the walls. Angela is convinced that there’s a demonic prescence in the house and it’s growing stronger every day.

To help get rid of this prescence Angela approaches Father Tomas. He’s the progressive new face of the Catholic Church who runs a small but loyal parish in the Chicago suburbs. In Mexico City there’s another priest — Father Marcus Keane — who is in a life-and-death struggle with evil. He’s an orphan raised by the Vatican to be a modern day Templar Knight. And he’s a man consumed by his mission. Angela doesn’t know it yet, but her actions are going to set Father Tomas on a collision course with Father Marcus.

THE EXORCIST premieres on Friday, September 23 at on Fox (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE: Jake and Holt Adjust to New Lives in the Season 4 Premiere

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Holt and Jake are stuck in Florida when BROOKLYN NINE-NINE returns for its fourth season this week and both men are settling into their new lives. Holt (a.k.a. Greg) is strolling with the older ladies in the morning before heading for his job at the arcade (where he’s angling for a promotion to assistant manager and his boss thinks he’s a stoner). Jake (a.k.a. Larry), meanwhile, is selling ATVs and pretending he’s just casual neighbours with Holt.

Their only contact to the outside world is Maya Rudolph as U.S. Marshall Karen Haas. She visits Coral Palms to make sure they’re still keeping up with their new identities and staying away from everyone they knew in their previous lives. She also delivers some bad news: they still haven’t found Jimmy “The Butcher” Figgis, so they’re going to have to remain in Florida indefinitely.

As it turns out, Jake has been extremely depressed about their life in Coral Palms (where the town’s claim to fame is the fact that mayors keep dying and no one knows why) and he’s been hiding a secret. When Holt discovers what that is, the pair engage in one of their hilarious fights, which eventually leads to a risk of discovery thanks to a potential viral video. But when they work together to track down the woman who filmed the video and engage in a little “police work”, they both realize getting back to their old lives might be the best thing.

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE returns for an all new season on Tuesday, September 20 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox (U.S.) and CityTV (Canada).

LUCIFER Teasers: Seven Things to Know About the Season 2 Premiere

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There’s a lot coming in season 2 of the delicious Fox series LUCIFER and one of the big events is the arrival of Lucifer’s mother. She is, in a word, awesome, and you’ll be learning a lot more about her in episode 2 of the new season.

But before we get to that we have the season premiere, which is full of a new murder, the continued disappearance of Maze, and Lucifer’s struggle over the possibility of his mother returning to his life. Here’s seven things you need to know about the season premiere:

The Search for Mom. We quickly learn that Luci and Amenadiel’s mother doesn’t have a body, so she’ll have been forced to take the form of someone who recently died. This is revealed as the two angelic brothers are on the hunt for their mother. Lucifer is convinced that Mom will be searching for him since he kept her prisoner for so long, but Amenadiel isn’t so sure. But you’ll soon be asking yourself “what is Mommy Dearest seeking”?

Rewriting Biblical History. Are you unclear as to how the LUCIFER universe is changing up biblical history? As Lucifer tells his therapist, here’s the new story: two celestial beings (God and Charlotte) had “sex”, thereby creating the universe. They had a litter of kids (the angels), built Heaven and enjoyed their family. Apparently Charlotte was quite lovely in the beginning, but things turned sour when God started creating humanity. Lucifer rebelled and was cast out and then Charlotte was as well.

A New Forensic Cop. Meet Ella Lopez….she’s a hugger. Lucifer thinks she’s odd, but he quickly warms up to her when he learns she’s religious but thinks the devil isn’t so bad. And when he starts talking about himself as the devil in the first person, she thinks he’s just a weird method actor.

Angel Blood. Lucifer is still trying to convince Chloe that he’s the actual devil and suggests that she test his blood. Amenadiel thinks this is a bad idea because he doesn’t want any proof of divinity going into the LAPD’s forensic database. When Lucifer continues to insist, Amenadiel takes matters into his own hands.

The Return of Detective Douche. Dan is back on the street after the hoopla with the Palmetto case, but he’s been demoted, so he’s spending most of his time assisting Chloe with her most recent investigation.

Trouble on Set. The case of the week involves the death of a low level actress who also worked as a stand-in on the popular kids’ show “Leave it to Leslie”. The show’s star, Amy, is a heavy drug user and a bad seed. Lucifer is distracted as they investigate the case, constantly worried that his mother is lurking about and may even be connected to the case.

Where is Maze? Amenadiel seems genuinely sad about his former demon lover’s disappearance. When we see Maze again we learn that she’s feeling as conflicted about humanity and remaining on earth as Lucifer was in season 1. Is the demon changing? All we know is that she’s determined to find a new balance in her life now that she’s stuck on earth, seemingly for good.

LUCIFER returns for its second season on Monday, September 19 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

Fox Renews HELL’S KITCHEN for Seasons 17 and 18

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Fox dished out a double renewal for HELL’S KITCHEN today with the announcement that the long-running reality series has been renewed for two additional seasons.

HELL’S KITCHEN is looking for the next batch of talented, passionate and skilled chefs to work with Chef Ramsay in the “hottest kitchen on earth”. Eligible chefs will have the opportunity to audition in cities across the country for the chance to become the next HELL’S KITCHEN winner. The nationwide open casting calls begin Monday, September 12 in Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; and Atlanta, GA. The search will continue in Chicago, IL; and Dallas, TX, on Friday, September 16.

HELL’S KITCHEN open casting calls will be held as follows:

CITY                                       DATE                                      VENUE

Los Angeles, CA                     Monday, Sept. 12                   Art Institute of California – Hollywood
New York, NY                         Monday, Sept. 12                   International Culinary Center
Atlanta, GA                             Monday, Sept. 12                   Art Institute of Atlanta
Chicago, IL                              Friday, Sept. 16                      Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago
Dallas, TX                               Friday, Sept. 16                      Art Institute of Dallas

For additional casting information, including forms and eligibility requirements, please visit:  https://go.mycastingnet.com/Apply/Show/HellsKitchen.

Season 16 of HELL’S KITCHEN premieres Friday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on FOX. Eighteen ambitious chefs will go head-to-head to impress Ramsay with their skills in hopes of winning a grand prize that includes a Head Chef position atYardbird Southern Table & Bar at The Venetian Las Vegas.

SON OF ZORN Sneak Peek: Reconnecting With Family

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SON OF ZORN is a new live action/animated comedy hybrid from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Jason Sudeikis voices Zorn…a.k.a. Defender of Zephyria, Conqueror of the tribes of Agon, decapitator of the dark herdsmen of Grith. Zorn may have won countless battles, but he won’t find reconnecting with his family back in suburbia to be easy.

His ex-wife, Edie, is a former wild child who is now living the life of a mother. His son, Alangulon (a.k.a. “Alan”), is a 17 year old who is estranged from his father. Zorn’s efforts to win his family back is complicated by the fact that Edie is now engaged to Craig, an online psychology professor. In order to be a good father, Zorn decides to move to Orange Country, rent an apartment and even get a job as an industrial soap salesman

Watch sneak peeks below from the pilot episode of SON OF ZORN. The show will air a special series preview on Sunday, September 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox. SON OF ZORN then officially premieres on Sunday, September 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Phylicia Rashad Joins EMPIRE in a Recurring Role

THE COSBY SHOW’S Phylicia Rashad is joining EMPIRE in a recurring role for the show’s upcoming third season.

According to Fox, Rashad will portray Diana Dubois, “a powerhouse from one of New York’s oldest and most prominent African-American families. As the mother of ambitious city councilman Angelo Dubois (guest star Taye Diggs), she has her sights set on higher office for her only son, and she’ll stop at nothing to groom him. Diana’s interactions with Cookie, Lucious and the rest of the Lyon clan will lay bare the stark class divides that can exist, even within the black community.”

Related: Watch a preview for the new season of EMPIRE

EMPIRE returns for an all new season on Wednesday, September 21 at 9/8c on Fox.

EMPIRE Season 3 Preview: Mariah Carey Guest Stars and the Lyons Continue to Soldier On

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Singing superstar Mariah Carey is making an appearance in an early October episode of EMPIRE and Fox has released an extended preview for season 3 that features Ms. Carey. She’s guest starring as Kitty, a singer who will be recording a duet with Jamal.

Elsewhere in the preview, we don’t yet know who might have been injured or died after last season’s big cliffhanger (which may have involved Anika and Rhonda going off a balcony), but the Lyon family looks like it’s still going strong and focusing more on external threats than internal bickering (at least for now).

The preview also features the return of return of Shyne (played by Xzibit, who is now a series regular) and Tariq (Morocco Omari), Lucious’ newly-discovered half-brother.

EMPIRE returns for an all new season on Wednesday, September 21 at 9/8c on Fox.

DVD Release Dates: Network and Cable Shows

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While some have already been released, box sets for fall/winter TV shows really start coming out on August and throughout early fall, so we’ve put together a handy list of all network and cable show DVD/Blu-ray release dates for you below. All dates listed below have been confirmed by the studio or are currently listed on Amazon. If anything changes or new dates are released, we’ll adjust accordingly. We’ve also included handy links for you to pre-order or order (in case the DVD has already been released) the box sets.

*Note, the dates below are US release dates and may not be the same in other countries*

ABC

CASTLE Season 8: August 23 (DVD)
THE CATCH Season 1: September 27 (DVD)
GREY’S ANATOMY Season 12: August 30 (DVD)
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Season 2: June 21 (DVD)
MODERN FAMILY Season 7: September 20 (DVD)
ONCE UPON A TIME Season 5: August 16 (DVD and Blu-ray)
QUANTICO Season 1: September 13 (DVD)
SCANDAL Season 5: August 23 (DVD)

CBS

2 BROKE GIRLS Season 5: September 20 (DVD)
THE BIG BANG THEORY Season 9: September 13 – unconfirmed (DVD and Blu-ray)
BLUE BLOODS Season 6: September 20 – unconfirmed (DVD)
CODE BLACK Season 1: August 9 (DVD)
CRIMINAL MINDS Season 11: August 30 (DVD)
CSI: CYBER Season 2: August 30 (DVD)
ELEMENTARY Season 4: August 23 (DVD)
HAWAII FIVE-0 Season 6: September 13 (DVD)
LIMITLESS Season 1: September 6 (DVD)
MADAM SECRETARY Season 2: September 13 (DVD)
MIKE & MOLLY Season 6: October 11 (DVD)
MOM Season 3: August 30 (DVD)
NCIS Season 13: August 23 (DVD)
NCIS: LOS ANGELES Season 7: August 30 (DVD)
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS Season 2: August 9 (DVD)
PERSON OF INTEREST Season 5: July 19 (DVD and Blu-ray)
SCORPION Season 2: September 13 (DVD)

Fox

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Season 3: August 23 (DVD)
EMPIRE Season 2: September 13 (DVD)
GOTHAM Season 2: August 16 (DVD and Blu-ray)
LUCIFER Season 1: August 23 (DVD and Blu-ray)
THE X-FILES Season 10: June 14 (DVD and Blu-ray)

NBC

THE BLACKLIST Season 3: August 2 (DVD and Blu-ray)
BLINDSPOT Season 1: August 2 (DVD and Blu-ray)
CHICAGO FIRE Season 4: August 30 (DVD)
CHICAGO MED Season 1: August 30 (DVD)
CHICAGO P.D. Season 3: September 13 (DVD)
GRIMM Season 5: September 27 (DVD and Blu-ray)
HANNIBAL The Complete Series: October 11 (DVD)
HEROES REBORN Event Series: April 12 (DVD and Blu-ray)
LAW & ORDER: SVU Season 17: September 13 (DVD)
SHADES OF BLUE Season 1: May 18 (DVD)
SUPERSTORE Season 1: August 23 (DVD)

The CW

THE 100 Season 3: July 9 (DVD and Blu-ray)
ARROW Season 4: August 30 (DVD and Blu-ray)
DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Season 1: August 23 (DVD and Blu-ray)
THE FLASH Season 2: September 6 (DVD and Blu-ray)
iZOMBIE Season 2: July 12 (DVD and Blu-ray)
THE ORIGINALS Season 3: September 20 (DVD)
REIGN Season 3: September 27 (DVD)
SUPERGIRL Season 1: August 9 (DVD and Blu-ray)
SUPERNATURAL Season 11: September 6 (DVD and Blu-ray)
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Season 7: August 16 (DVD and Blu-ray)

Cable and Streaming Shows

THE AFFAIR Season 2: August 16 (DVD)
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: Hotel: October 4 (DVD and Blu-ray)
ARCHER Season 7: January 10, 2017 (DVD and Blu-ray)
ASH VS EVIL DEAD Season 1: August 23 (DVD)
BLACK SAILS Season 3: November 8 (DVD and Blu-Ray)
BATES MOTEL Season 4: October 18 (DVD and Blu-ray)
BITTEN Final Season: July 19 (DVD)
FEED THE BEAST Season 1: October 11 (DVD and Blu-ray)
GAME OF THRONES Season 6: November 15 (DVD and Blu-ray)
THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE Season 1: August 2 (DVD and Blu-ray)
GUILT Season 1: October 18 (DVD)
HALT AND CATCH FIRE Season 2: August 9 (DVD and Blu-ray)
HOUSE OF CARDS Season 4: July 5 (DVD and Blu-ray)
KEY & PEELE Complete Series: August 2 (DVD)
THE KNICK Season 2: August 2 (DVD and Blu-ray)
LONGMIRE Season 4: September 13 (DVD and Blu-ray)
THE MAGICIANS Season 1: July 19 (DVD and Blu-ray)
NARCOS Season 1: August 23 (DVD and Blu-ray)
THE NIGHT OF: October 18 (DVD and Blu-Ray)
THE NIGHT MANAGER Complete Series: August 30 (DVD and Blu-ray)
ORPHAN BLACK Season 4: July 19 (DVD and Blu-ray)
PENNY DREADFUL Season 3: October 4 (DVD and Blu-ray)
THE PEOPLE VS OJ SIMPSON: September 6 (DVD and Blu-ray)
PORTLANDIA Season 6: October 11 (DVD)
ROOTS Miniseries: August 23 (DVD and Blu-ray)
ROYAL PAINS Season 8: July 19 (DVD)
SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL Season 1: June 14 (DVD)
THE STRAIN Season 2: August 23 (DVD and Blu-ray)
TEEN WOLF Season 5, Part 2: October 18 (DVD)
VIKINGS Season 4, Part 1: October 4 (DVD and Blu-ray)
VINYL Season 1: June 7 (DVD and Blu-ray)
THE WALKING DEAD Season 6: August 23 (DVD and Blu-ray)
YOU’RE THE WORST Season 2: August 30 (DVD)