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When FOX presented at this year’s upfronts, Scream Queens was one show that didn’t have a trailer. A little odd, but I just assumed there wasn’t enough footage since they only recently began filming. Imagine my surprise and delight when the network dropped a new promo showing actual footage.

Most of the previous promos featured Emma Roberts in highly-stylized scenarios. This one titled “Pledges” shows the other cast members and a hint at the storyline. Roberts plays, not surprisingly, a ruthless sorority bitch while Michele ditches her Rachel Berry persona and shows up in an uncomfortable looking neck brace.

Check out the clip below which features several screaming queens. Not the college coed types but rather of the flaming variety ;) Scream Queens will air on Tuesdays this Fall.

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Given the breakout success of Empire, not surprisingly FOX has supersized the hip-hop drama’s sophomore season. 18 episodes have been ordered and they will be split into Fall and Spring airings.

Ryan Murphy’s anticipated anthology series Scream Queens is paired up with two new sitcoms on Tuesdays- Grandfathered and The Grinder starring John Stamos and Rob Lowe respectively. New Girl which formerly occupied the spot has been held to midseason, partially to accommodate Zooey Deschanel’s pregnancy.

Also being held until 2016 are the six-episode limited return of The X-Files, Grease: Live and The Frankenstein Code featuring hunky True Blood alum Robert Kazinsky. Next year also marks American Idol’s swan song. The network promises a season long celebration of the long-running singing competition.

Based on first impressions, Scream Queens, Minority Report and The Frankenstein Code seem to have the best potential. Whether or not they become the network’s next Empire, remains to be seen. Check out all the descriptions and some of the trailers below.

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In 2016, the once-behemoth singing reality show will sing its final note. FOX announced Season 15 of American Idol will be its last. It truly is the end of an era.

“You know, it was not an easy decision,” said FOX chairman and CEO Gary Newman. ”American Idol has been such a vital part of Fox for its run, and we spent a lot of time talking with producers about the future of American Idol and collectively we arrived at the conclusion that it was time to bring the show to an end. But we wanted to do it in a way that felt special and celebratory and treated the show the way it deserved to be treated.”

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For the most part, the broadcast networks have revealed the fates of their shows heading into next week’s exciting upfronts week. I’m sure the remaining shows in limbo will learn the verdict this weekend.

For a television addict like myself, it’s my favorite time of the year. I can’t wait to see what they think will become the next breakout hits next season. Until the big unveiling, check out below to see if your favorites are returning for the 2015-16 season.

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FOX Pulls The Plug On The Mindy Project

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Ever since it premiered, The Mindy Project has always been on-the-bubble. It’s escaped the chopping block for a couple seasons but the guillotine finally fell on the comedy. FOX canceled the Mindy Kaling series after three seasons. There is, however, light at the end of the tunnel. Find out below.

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American Crime Story is easily one of FOX’s most highly-anticipated new series. The new Ryan Murphy anthology will tackle the trail of the century for its first outing. The casting alone has been incredible.

American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson features a star-studded cast which includes Cuba Gooding Jr. as the Juice, Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clarke, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran, and Connie Britton as the morally-corrupt (RHOBH) Faye Resnick. Former Dallas star Jordana Brewster is the latest addition. Find out what role she’s playing below.

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When Mo’nique teamed up with Lee Daniels, she earned an Oscar statue for her stunning work in Precious. Since nabbing the Academy Award, the 47-year-old actress has been practically MIA. Not for lack of trying though.

A couple of months ago while promoting her film Blackbird, Mo’nique revealed she was set to reunite with Daniels on two projects- The Butler and Empire. Eventually, the roles went to Oprah Winfrey and Taraji P. Henson respectively.

After she claimed she was initially offered the juicy role of Cookie Lyon, Danny Strong, the writer for The Butler and co-creator of Empire, stated that Mo’nique was never offered the roles. Turns out, the actress wasn’t lying one bit.

During an interview with Sway, she pulled out the emails, proving her claims were valid. While I can’t picture anyone else as Cookie than Taraji, I’m glad that Mo’nique cleared her name. Many thought she was making things up as retaliation for Daniels saying Mo’nique ‘blackballed herself‘ in Hollywood after winning the Oscar. Check out the emails and interview below.

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Anyone else going through Empire withdrawal? I definitely am. It’s not the same without a weekly sassy one-liner from the one and only Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson).

TVLine.com reports that two cast members featured during the freshman series of the hip-hop drama have been promoted for Season 2. Have any guesses? While I was hoping for either Naomi Campbell or Courtney Love to make more appearances, I’m okay with the lucky duo. These two characters are fan favorites and made memorable splashes whenever they appeared on screen. Find out who below.

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