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Taylor Lautner Joins Scream Queens For Season 2

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Guess we now know that Ryan Murphy is Team Jacob. The prolific producer has snatched up Taylor Lautner for the second season of Scream Queens. If I know Murphy, expect Taylor to appear in a shower scene. That’s definitely Ryan’s go-to when it comes to filming hot young studs.

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John Stamos Joins Scream Queens As Series Regular

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Have mercy!!!

Just because FOX canceled Grandfathered, it doesn’t mean the network doesn’t want to stay in bed with John Stamos. I’d do the same and wouldn’t want to let go of the dreamy 52-year-old either.

The network just announced Stamos is joining Scream Queens as a series regular. The action for Season 2 will take place at a hospital as opposed to a college campus. Reportedly, he’ll play Dr. Brock Holt, “the hospital’s brilliant, but secretive, head surgeon.” I’m long overdue for a physical 😉

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With regards to new programming, FOX has three comedies, six dramas, two event series and two reality series on deck. However, like NBC, it’s only launching a small number of shows in the fall and saving most of it for midseason. I suppose it makes sense since American Idol‘s departure left a gaping hole in the spring.

Again, like the peacock network, most of the ones I’m most looking forward to won’t premiere until 2017. Why are the television gods punishing me?

Everything old is new again on FOX. The network resurrects Prison Break and 24 while delivering new adaptations of familiar titles like The Exorcist, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Lethal Weapon. Among those, Prison Break is the one I’m most excited for. Love me some Wentworth Miller.

The new titles that pique my interest the most include the Empire spinoff, Star, A.P.B., Pitch and Shots Fired. Check out the trailers below along with FOX’s new schedule.

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Just days after Entertainment Weekly shared the first images of Laverne Cox as the twisted scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter, comes the first teaser clip for FOX’s highly-anticipated reimagining of the cult classic. In addition to Cox, we see Janet and Brad played by Victoria Justice and a yummy Ryan McCartan respectively, arriving at the castle.

The network, however, is being extremely stingy with footage of Adam Lambert most notably Tim Curry, who originated the role of the iconic alien transvestite. Neither have appeared in any of the promotional material yet. Hurry FOX, I’m waiting!!!

FOX Rocky Horror Picture Show Synopsis

A reimagining of the original movie, the two-hour event follows sweethearts JANET (Victoria Justice, “Victorious”) and BRAD (Ryan McCartan, “Liv & Maddie,” “Heathers the Musical”), who stumble upon DR. FRANK-N-FURTER’s (Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox, “Orange is the New Black”) bizarre abode. Frank-N-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious mad-scientist, is holding an annual Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of ROCKY HORROR – a muscle-bound specimen created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires. Actor and singer Staz Nair (“Game of Thrones”) will star in the role. Also featured in the event are AMERICAN IDOL alum Adam Lambert as EDDIE, Reeve Carney (“Penny Dreadful,” “Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark”) as RIFF RAFF, Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford (“Sylvia,” “You Can’t Take It With You,” “Masters of Sex”) as COLUMBIA, Christina Milian (“Grandfathered”) as MAGENTA, Ivy Levan as USHERETTE, Tony Award winner Ben Vereen (“Pippin”) as DR. EVERETT SCOTT and Emmy Award nominee Tim Curry, the original Frank-N-Furter, as the show’s CRIMINOLOGIST NARRATOR. Celebrating 40 years of theatrical distribution – longer than any other film in history – “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is one of the most popular films of all time, and still plays in movie theaters around the world.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event airs on FOX this Halloween. Check out the clip below.

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Ready to do the time warp again? I am and can’t wait for FOX’s reimagining of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. No premiere date has been revealed yet, but it’s expected to air on the network in late 2016. Most likely near Halloween, I would assume.

Entertainment Weekly got their hands on several exclusive pics from the new production. By far, the most exciting is seeing Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Further. If you’ve ever wondered what the love child of Grace Jones and Davie Bowie circa Ziggy Stardust era would look like, wonder no more. Cox’s version of the iconic alien transvestite is exactly that. Check out the costume below.

“I get tweets from people, ‘Please don’t f— up Rocky Horror Picture Show!’?” says Cox, to Entertainment Weekly. “I showed my brother pictures of me in character and he was like, ‘You were preparing your whole life for this.’?”

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FOX Renews New Girl For Sixth Season

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Zooey Deschanel and crew aren’t going anywhere just yet. FOX announced it renewed New Girl for a sixth season. No word if Megan Fox will appear next season, but she’s scheduled to return later this season.

“Every network comedy should aspire to what [creator] Liz Meriwether is achieving in ‘New Girl,’” FOX Entertainment president David Madden says in a statement. “… The series is as creatively strong today as it ever was, and we can’t wait for the next subversive and hilarious chapter in these characters’ lives.”

Given its age, naturally ratings have declined this year. The comedy has been averaging 3.8 million viewers per episode in season 5, with a 1.9 rating in the 18-to-49-year-old demo.

Not huge but for FOX it’s one of their better performing live-action comedies. It joins Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Last Man on Earth as the network’s returning comedies. The others on the schedule still haven’t learned their fates.

Do you still watch New Girl? Weigh in below.

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I’m going to make this short and sweet for now as I have to head out for a birthday dinner. Until I write my commentary, check out all the performances on the American Idol series finale. It was an epic trip down memory lane with all the original judges reuniting for one last time. Check out all the action below. I’ll upload missing vids later.

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This just made my day. Fingers crossed, his appearance is more than simply just walking on stage. God dang it, I want an encore performance of “She Bangs.”

William Hung never passed the audition rounds of American Idol Season 3, but he secured a record deal nonetheless. In fact, he’s probably sold more albums than some of the more recent Idol winners. That’s how powerful the once-mighty FOX show was.

These days, Hung can be found working at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Reportedly, he’s a technical crime analyst for them. Find out below, which ‘infamous’ personality from the show’s past is also returning for the farewell episode.

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