It’s upfronts week in New York City, with the U.S. television networks debuting their upcoming fall lineups for the advertising community.
On Monday, the Fox network held its upfront, unveiling trailers for the new shows that will join the network’s schedule during the 2018-19 TV season, including an intriguing new drama featuring former “Saved By the Bell” star Mark-Paul Gosselaar, a senior-citizen sitcom set in a retirement home, a new iteration of the Seth MacFarlane-produced “Cosmos” and the return of Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing”, which is being revived by Fox after ABC cancelled the show last year.
Here’s our first look at Fox’s new fall offerings:
“Last Man Standing”: The revived sitcom features Tim Allen as a married father of three girls who tries to maintain his manliness in a world increasingly dominated by women.
“The Cool Kids”: David Alan Grier (“The Carmichael Show”), Martin Mull (“Fernwood 2 Night”), Leslie Jordan (“Will & Grace”) and Vicki Lawrence (“The Carol Burnett Show”) star as the denizens of a retirement home who will do whatever it takes to have a little fun, regardless of the rules.
“Rel” — Comedian Lil Rel Howery (“Get Out”) headlines his own sitcom, playing a husband and father who finds himself starting over as a single father after his marriage breaks up.
“The Passage”: Based on Justin Cronin’s bestselling trilogy of novels, “The Passage” centres on Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race. Mark-Paul Gosselaar plays a federal agent who winds up protecting a young girl chosen to be a test subject.
“Proven Innocent”: This legal drama follows an underdog criminal defence firm led by a fierce and uncompromising lawyer (Rachelle Lefevre) who was wrongfully convicted in a sensational murder case that made her a household name and a media obsession.
“Cosmos: Possible Worlds”: Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is back for a new season of the groundbreaking science series, set to return in spring 2019.