Fox unveiled the first look at its slate of new fall series — including an X-Files-esque sci-fi comedy and Seth MacFarlane’s cosmic sitcom — during its presentation at the Upfronts on Monday (May 15).
All of these shows are joining a crowded lineup of returning Fox hits like Gotham, Empire, The Simpsons, The X-Files and the final season of New Girl. Before predicting the fate of these newbies, let’s take a quick look at each:
Cast: Adam Scott (Big Little Lies), Craig Robinson (The Office) and Ally Walker (Sons of Anarchy)
Premise: A skeptic and his “true believer” partner are hired by a shadowy organisation called Bureau Underground to investigate a series of bizarre (and possibly paranormal) crimes.
Fun Fact: If it’s a hit, this X-Files-style comedy could actually be airing alongside the actual X-Files, which returns to Fox for another revival early next year.
Cast: Stephen Moyer (True Blood), Amy Acker (Angel) and Natalie Alyn Lind (Gotham)
Premise: This spinoff of the X-Men universe sends a family on the run when estranged parents Reed (Moyer) and Caitlin (Acker) discover that their two children are mutants.
Fun Fact: Showrunner Matt Nix has promised that The Gifted will reference events from the X-Men movie universe — and include well-known mutants Polaris (Emma Dumont) and Blink (Jamie Chung).
Cast: Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story: Murder House) and Kim Matula (UnReal)
Premise: This workplace comedy follows a team of dreamers working on the popular LA-to-Las Vegas flight each weekend in hopes of striking it rich.
Fun Fact: L.A. to Vegas has some heavy-hitters behind it, including Anchorman‘s Will Ferrell and Adam McKay as producers as well as Modern Family creator Steven Levitan as one of its directors.
Cast: Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) and Adrianne Palicki (Agents of SHIELD)
Premise: Set 300 years in the future, this wacky Star Trek parody explores new frontiers with the crew of spacecraft Orville and its formerly married co-captains.
Fun fact: In addition to writing and starring in the sitcom, MacFarlane will also be producing The Orville with The Jungle Book‘s Jon Favreau.
Cast: Matt Czuchry (Gilmore Girls) and Emily VanCamp (Revenge)
Premise: One young doctor (Czuchry) has the rug pulled out from under him on his first day in a new hospital, when his senior resident opens his eyes to the good and the bad of modern medicine.
Fun fact: Writer and film director Amy Holden Jones (Mystic Pizza) is the creative force behind this medical drama.
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