LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) — FOX has appear synopses of all 21 of its abiding series. They are as follows:
[EDITOR’S NOTE: These descriptions accommodate SPOILERS about assorted artifice developments and casting changes, best conspicuously “Bones” and “Prison Break.”]
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Absolute Time Productions, Imagine Television, 20th Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran, Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Jon Cassar, Kiefer Sutherland, Brian Grazer, Manny Coto, David Fury
CAST: Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer, Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O’Brian, Janeane Garofalo as Janis Gold, Cherry Jones as Admiral Allison Taylor, Carlos Bernard as Tony Almeida, James Morrison as Bill Buchanan, Annie Wersching as Renee Walker, Colm Feore as Henry Taylor, Bob Gunton as Ethan Kanin, Rhys Coiro as Sean Hillinger, Jeffrey Nordling as Larry Moss
24, adulatory its 150th adventure this season, is one of the best innovative, addictive and acclaimed dramas on television. In aloof six seasons, the suspenseful alternation has been nominated for a absolute of 57 Emmy Awards, acceptable for Outstanding Ball Alternation (2006) and Outstanding Lead Amateur in a Ball Alternation for ablaze Kiefer Sutherland (2006). Division Six garnered a sixth afterwards Emmy choice for Sutherland and additional afterwards choice for supporting amateur Jean Smart. Division Seven of 24 promises to amalgamate the show’s altered and trend-setting architecture with acute new elements. Anniversary adventure afresh will awning one hour of absolute time, as admirers chase JACK BAUER (Kiefer Sutherland) through accession amazing day. In Division Six, Jack Bauer put it all on the bandage to baffle nuclear agitator attacks and anticipate ytical technology from falling into the amiss hands. When we aftermost saw Bauer, he stood abandoned advertent his approaching as the appulse of the day’s gut-wrenching sacrifices and acute claimed affliction set in. The alternation gets a jumpstart on the alarm this abatement with the aberrant 24: DAY 7 prequel, a two-hour accident airing this November. Set and shot on area in Africa, Jack Bauer battles an all-embracing crisis, while actuality at home the nation prepares for a new admiral on commencement day. Demography abode aloof a few months afore the new day dawns, this adventure will set the date and accession the stakes for Division Seven. Set in Washington, DC, “Day 7” opens with CTU dismantled and Jack Bauer on trial. Bauer’s day takes an abrupt about-face aback former aide TONY ALMEIDA (Carlos Bernard) returns. Meanwhile, anew adopted Admiral ALLISON TAYLOR (Cherry Jones) leads the country alongside White Abode Chief of Agents ETHAN KANIN (Bob Gunton) and Aboriginal Gentleman HENRY TAYLOR (Colm Feore). A civic aegis crisis prompts an ysis by a aggregation of FBI agents including Abettor JANIS GOLD (Janeane Garofalo), Agent RENEE WALKER (Annie Wersching), Abettor LARRY MOSS (Jeffrey Nordling) and Abettor SEAN HILLINGER (Rhys Coiro). Although CTU is no longer, CHLOE O’BRIAN (Mary Lynn Rajskub) and BILL BUCHANAN (James Morrison) are aback for accession momentous day of abominable events. 24, created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, is a assembly of Absolute Time Productions and Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Surnow, Cochran, Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Jon Cassar, Manny Coto, David Fury, Kiefer Sutherland and Brian Grazer are the controlling producers.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman, Rich Appel, Rick Wiener, Kenny Schwartz, David Zuckerman
VOICE CAST: Seth MacFarlane as Stan Smith and Roger, Wendy Schaal as Francine Smith, Rachael MacFarlane as Hayley Smith, Scott Grimes as Steve Smith, Dee Bradley Baker as Klaus
AMERICAN DAD, the activated alternation that follows die-hard Republican and accustomed NRA affiliate STAN SMITH (Seth MacFarlane) and his hilariously odd ancestors in Langley Falls, VA, is aback to address a fourth division of laughs. Stan’s not-so-smart wife FRANCINE (Wendy Schaal) has an abiding adherence that allows her to about-face a aphotic eye adjoin Stan’s apparent arrogance. Stan consistently s active with his 18-year-old babe HAYLEY (Rachael MacFarlane), who knows aloof how to advance her father’s ons by actuality advanced in both her behavior and in the bulk of hippie boyfriends she chooses to date. Hayley’s 14-year-old brother is the aberrant yet arrogant STEVE (Scott Grimes), a kid who seems to be on the connected border of adolescence but can’t absolutely accomplish faculty of the adverse . The Smith domiciliary is angled out by two rather anarchistic members. There’s the egocentric and acerb amplitude alien, ROGER (Seth MacFarlane), who lives in the attic and drinks like it’s consistently blessed hour; and KLAUS (Dee Bradley Baker), an attention-starved goldfish with the academician of a German guy whose consistently accommodating to vocalize his opinions whether anyone is active or not. This aberrant ancestors abounding of radically altered personalities is aloof aggravating to acquisition a way to adulation and assurance anniversary added during these increasingly capricious times. And with a guy like Stan in allegation of our civic security, it’s action to be a agreeable ride. The ball continues this division aback Stan becomes an alien dancer, Roger decides to accept his home planet draft up Earth and Steve and his accompany plan a break-in at a classmate’s bar mitzvah. AMERICAN DAD is a 20th Century Fox Television production. Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman serve as co-creators and controlling producers and Rich Appel, Rick Wiener, Kenny Schwartz and David Zuckerman serve as controlling producers.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: FremantleMedia North America, 19 Entertainment
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Nigel Lythgoe, Ken Warwick, Simon Fuller, Cecile Frot-Coutaz
HOST: Ryan Seacrest
JUDGES: Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson
Television’s No. 1 appearance allotment for its eighth division aback AMERICAN IDOL premieres in January 2009. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the hit alternation empowers admirers to ascertain America’s aing abandoned singing superstar by voting for their favorites to win the coveted American Idol title. Every year, bags of hopefuls from beyond the nation admirers for a attempt at distinction and a adventitious to be the aing American Idol. The show’s judges � Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson � accept bottomward the competitors to a baddest accumulation of semifinalists who sing their hearts out each anniversary for the flat admirers and the television viewers. The board accept their say afterwards every performance, but it’s the examination accessible that determines who advances to the aing annular of the antagonism and who goes home. Voting via blast and text-messaging begins anon afterwards each achievement show, and the after-effects are appear during the afterward night’s broadcast. Division Seven finalists accept showcased their aptitude by advancing selections from the Lennon/McCartney songbook, songs from the year they were built-in and adorning tunes. The contestants accept additionally performed the music of Dolly Parton, Mariah Carey, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Neil Diamond. These allegorical artists not abandoned aggregate their adeptness with the contestants, they additionally provided admirers associates the befalling to acquaintance a array of agreeable styles. Eventually the antagonism is narrowed bottomward to two finalists who attempt for a above recording arrangement and the American Idol title. Past winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks and Jordin Sparks already accept risen to the top of the recording industry. Beginning in 2007, AMERICAN IDOL launched IDOL GIVES BACK, a alms appropriate that has aloft added than $135 actor to fight acute abjection in the U.S. and about the world. The special, featuring all-embracing aptitude and sports figures, has been accustomed with the acclaimed 2007 Governors Award, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ accomplished accolade. The appearance has additionally been accustomed by Admiral George W. Bush, HRH Prince Charles and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, architect and CEO of 19 Entertainment; and executiveproduced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America; Nigel Lythgoe, President, 19 Television; and Ken Warwick, Controlling Producer, FremantleMedia North America.
AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: STF Productions, Inc., 20th Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Lance Heflin
HOST: John Walsh
The groundbreaking alternation AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK allotment for a 22nd division of arresting television and accessible service. With 1,000 angled captures to date, AMW has done added than absorb and inform: it has afflicted the mural of American law enforcement. Lauded by viewers, critics and law-enforcement organizations civic and commended by Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, this allotment hour has absolutely absolutely afflicted the lives of bags of victims and perpetrators of crime. Leading the allegation is host JOHN WALSH, a nationally accustomed apostle of victims’ rights and a active articulation on account of missing and exploited children. As a absolute aftereffect of the amazing affiliation amid AMW and its viewers, AMERICA’S MOST WANTED has helped to abduction 1,000 criminals, including 17 from the FBI’s Ten Best Capital list. One of Walsh’s proudest achievements: the appearance has additionally reunited 43 missing children with their families. Amid these triumphs was the amazing accretion of kidnapped boyhood Elizabeth Smart, which resulted from AMW eyewitness tips. In addition, Walsh teamed up with Elizabeth’s father, Ed Smart, to abutment the “Amber Alert” bill, which put a civic spotlight on the charge for a civic missing-child alert. The George W. Bush administering has arrive AMW to do shows from the White Abode and contour capital terrorists on two occasions. In 2003, Walsh aing Admiral Bush in a Rose Garden commemoration at the White Abode as the PROTECT Act of 2003, which advertisement the use of Amber Alerts, was active into law. AMW afresh advertisement from the White Abode on July 29, 2006, two canicule afterwards accession Rose Garden commemoration at which Admiral Bush active into law the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. Aback its inception, AMERICA’S MOST WANTED has been a socially amenable affairs committed to authoritative our towns and cities safer for all of us. AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK is produced by STF Productions, Inc. Lance Heflin is controlling producer.
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER?
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Mark Burnett Productions, ZOO Productions
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mark Burnett, Barry Poznick, John Stevens
HOST: Jeff Foxworthy
Classes resume for the third affair of the A hit quiz appearance ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER?. Acclaimed actor Jeff Foxworthy is at the head of the chic as host of this aberant d show, which measures adults’ abridgement of adeptness � as appear by how abounding they’ve abandoned aback grammar school. The family-friendly fun continues aing division aback the appearance enrolls a new chic of 5th graders. On the show, developed contestants acquisition themselves revisiting the classroom, arrest capacity they’ve already been accomplished � from art to cartography and math to agreeable studies. The ysis questions, acquired from absolute textbooks acclimated in the 1st through 5th grades, are agnate to the following:
1. 1st Casting Agreeable Studies: What was the aboriginal name of the aboriginal U.S. Aboriginal Lady? 2. 2nd Casting Science: The chimpanzee’s built-in abode is on what continent? 3. 3rd Casting English: What is the atypical anatomy of the chat “lice”? 4. 4th Casting Literature: Who wrote the book “Little Abode on the Prairie”? 5. 5th Casting Science: What is the best abounding aspect in the universe?
When the questions prove to be challenging, as they accordingly do, the contestants are not alone; there is a way to “cheat” in this classroom. Adults can get some elementary advice by application a “peek,” “copy” or “save” from absolute 5th casting classmates to actuate the actual a-n-s-we- r and alum adjoin the top award-winning of $1 million. Highlights of the green division included celebrities Regis Philbin, Clay Aiken, Kellie Pickler, Tony Hawk, Billy Bush and Miss America Lauren Nelson entering the classroom to be able for charity. Mark Burnett Productions produces ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? in affiliation with ZOO Productions. Burnett, Barry Poznick and John Stevens serve as controlling producers.
Answers: 1. Martha 2. Africa 3. Louse 4. Laura Ingalls Wilder 5. Hydrogen
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Far Field Productions, Josephson Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Hart Hanson, Barry Josephson, Stephen Nathan
CREATOR: Hart Hanson
CAST: Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance Brennan, David Boreanaz as FBI Appropriate Abettor Seeley Booth, TJ Thyne as Dr. Jack Hodgins, Michaela Conlin as Angela Montenegro, Tamara Taylor as Dr. Camille “Cam” Saroyan, John Francis Daley as Dr. Lance Sweets
From controlling producers Hart Hanson, Barry Josephson and Stephen Nathan comes the fourth agitative division of BONES, a darkly agreeable procedural with humor, affection and character, aggressive by real-life argumentative anthropologist and biographer Kathy Reichs. DR. TEMPERANCE BRENNAN (Emily Deschanel) is a awful accomplished argumentative anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, DC, and writes novels as a sideline. Aback the accepted methods of anecdotic a anatomy are abortive � aback the charcoal are so abominably decomposed, austere or destroyed that CSI gives up � law administering calls in Brennan for her astonishing adeptness to apprehend clues larboard abaft in the victim’s bones. Best law administering can’t handle Brennan’s intelligence, her drive for the truth, or the way she flings herself abrupt into every investigation. SPECIAL AGENT SEELEY BOOTH (David Boreanaz) of the FBI’s Homicide Investigations Unit is the exception. A above Army sniper, Booth mistrusts science and scientists � the “squints,” as he calls them � who pore over the concrete affirmation of a crime. But alike he cannot abjure that the aggregate of his people-smarts and Brennan’s accurate accuracy makes them a appalling team. Aside from Booth, Brennan is best adequate with her appropriately ablaze colleagues at the Jeffersonian’s Medico-Legal Lab. ANGELA MONTENEGRO (Michaela Conlin), an artisan who specializes in reconstructing facial appearance and abomination scenes, is Brennan’s bawdy and bawdy best friend; “the bug guy,” cabal theorist DR. JACK HODGINS (TJ Thyne), is an able on insects, spores and minerals; and DR. CAMILLE “CAM” SAROYAN (Tamara Taylor), the adroit and centered coroner, charge altercation all the geniuses beneath her purview. Lending his able adeptness to Brennan and Booth is DR. LANCE SWEETS (John Francis Daley), a ablaze adolescent yst who is appropriately accomplished at profiling murderers and accouterment “couples therapy” to Booth and Brennan. Division four of BONES finds Booth and Brennan ambidextrous with changes amid the “squints” as able-bodied as in their own relationship, and a revolving accumulation of alum acceptance angle in to advice them break murders. BONES is from Far Field Productions and Josephson Entertainment in affiliation with 20th Century Fox Television. Hart Hanson, Barry Josephson and Stephen Nathan are controlling producers.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Langley Productions Inc., FTS Productions
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: John Langley
PRODUCERS: Jimmy Langley, Morgan Langley
SUPERVISING PRODUCER: Doug Waterman
Entering a arresting 21st season, the groundbreaking alternation COPS � which was active in ablution the absoluteness casting with its video v�rit� appearance � has penetrated the American anima clashing any added appearance in television history, and has becoming a abode in accepted culture. Aftermost season, the four-time Emmy Award-nominated affairs acclaimed a anniversary 700th episode, authoritative it one of the longest-running primetime series currently airing on advertisement television. COPS continues to rank No. 1 in its time aeon amid key demographics. COPS has profiled law administering agencies in over 140 U.S. cities and has additionally filmed in Hong Kong, London, Central and South America, Moscow and St. Petersburg. It was the aboriginal American television affairs to chase the badge in the above Soviet Union. Aing season, COPS will awning the U.S. from bank to coast, filming badge action in California, Florida, Texas, Minnesota and Nevada. John Langley is the architect and controlling ambassador of COPS for Langley Productions Inc. in affiliation with FTS Productions.
DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS!
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: RDF USA, Brad Lachman Productions
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Brad Lachman, Jeff Apploff, Chris Coelen, Greg Goldman
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Michael Weinberg, Bill Bracken
HOST: Wayne Brady
DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS! is the addictive d appearance hosted by Wayne Brady. The agreeable alternation hit a aerial agenda aftermost division with all-star episodes accent by recording artists including Boyz II Men, Bret Michaels (Poison and “Rock of Love”) and Kimberley Locke (AMERICAN IDOL) who competed for charity, as able-bodied as Gloria Gaynor and Kenny Loggins who fabricated abruptness bedfellow appearances. On DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS! contestants accept songs from altered genres, decades and agreeable artists. They afresh booty centermost date to sing alongside the flat bandage as the lyrics are projected on screen, but aback the music stops and the words disappear. Will the contestants belt out the actual missing lyric or will they benumb beneath pressure? Afterwards anniversary actual response, contestants charge adjudge to “stay and play” or “take the money and run.” If they sing nine songs correctly, they are presented with a No. 1 hit and one final missing lyric for the top award-winning of $1 million. It’s that simple: 10 songs, 10 missing lyrics, 1 actor dollars. DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS! is produced by RDF USA and Brad Lachman Productions. Lachman, Jeff Apploff, Chris Coelen and Greg Goldman serve as controlling producers. Michael Weinberg and Bill Bracken serve as co-executive producers. The appearance was created by Apploff.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Seth MacFarlane, David A. Goodman, Chris Sheridan, Danny Smith
VOICE CAST: Seth MacFarlane as Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin and Brian Griffin, Alex Borstein as Lois Griffin, Seth Green as Chris Griffin, Mila Kunis as Meg Griffin
Since its admission in 1999, the Emmy-nominated activated alternation FAMILY GUY has admiring an impressively loyal afterward of adherent admirers and has awash over 16 actor accumulated DVD units, authoritative it the second-largest-selling TV alternation ever. The appearance follows the adventures of adorable oaf PETER GRIFFIN (Seth MacFarlane) and his hilariously odd ancestors of common New Englanders. LOIS (Alex Borstein) is Peter’s admiring wife, a above Miss Boyhood Rhode Island who rules the roost but is one footfall abroad from a afraid breakdown. Afresh there are their kids: frumpy, 16-year-old MEG (Mila Kunis), the family’s punching bag; 13-year-old CHRIS (Seth Green), a kid who can’t accomplish faculty of the adverse , abounding beneath the affronted monkey ambuscade in his closet; and 1-year-old STEWIE (MacFarlane), a atrociously able babyish whose heterouality is blind by a thread. Rounding out the Griffin domiciliary is BRIAN (MacFarlane), the ancestors dog, a affiliate of Mensa with a affection for dry martinis and impaired blondes. During the accessible sixth season, the Griffin ancestors will access the “Star Wars” cosmos already afresh with a apology of “The Empire Strikes Back”; Lois gets a job animate for FOX News; and Peter has to go aback to 3rd casting in adjustment to authorize for a assignment promotion. Meanwhile, Stewie creates a time apparatus and he and Brian biking aback to Poland during Apple War II. In accession to the approved cast, FAMILY GUY has featured bedfellow articulation appearances by a advanced ambit of notables, including Drew Barrymore, Robert Downey Jr., Rob Lowe, Hugh Hefner, Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Kiefer Sutherland, James Woods, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the allegorical bedrock accumulation KISS. FAMILY GUY is a 20th Century Fox Television production. Seth MacFarlane is creator/executive producer, David A. Goodman is executive producer/show-runner and Chris Sheridan and Danny Smith are controlling producers.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Granada America, In affiliation with A. Smith & Co.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Arthur Smith, Kent Weed
CHEF: Gordon Ramsay
World-renowned chef GORDON RAMSAY is aback for a fifth advance of the baking ad-lib alternation HELL’S KITCHEN. The appearance follows wannabe chefs as they allotment and dice their way through anniversary episode, allusive for Ramsay’s absorption in hopes of acceptable a life-changing comestible prize. The acuteness heats up anniversary anniversary as the aggressive hopefuls try to prove they accept what it takes. Ramsay weeds out the bad apples, befitting abandoned those who acquire the appropriate aggregate of capacity to accomplish success. Both his aciculate argot and the contestants’ affliction are generally a compound for disaster in this pressure-cooker environment. Abandoned one affair is certain: If the contestants can’t angle the heat, they’ll accept to get out of HELL’S KITCHEN. HELL’S KITCHEN is a Granada America assembly in affiliation with A. Smith & Co. Arthur Smith and Kent Weed serve as controlling producers.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Universal Media Studios
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Katie Jacobs, David Shore, Paul Attanasio, Bryan Singer, Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner, Thomas L. Moran
CREATOR: David Shore
CAST: Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House, Lisa Edelstein as Dr. Lisa Cuddy, Robert Sean Leonard as Dr. James Wilson, Omar Epps as Dr. Eric Foreman, Jennifer Morrison as Dr. Allison Cameron, Jesse Spencer as Dr. Robert Chase, Olivia Wilde as Thirteen, Peter Jacobson as Dr. Chris Taub, Kal Penn as Dr. Lawrence Kutner
HOUSE, an avant-garde booty on the medical drama, solves mysteries area the villain is a medical malady and the hero is an irreverent, arguable doctor who trusts no one, atomic of all his patients. HOUSE is the No.1 scripted alternation amid Adults 18-34 and Teens, as able-bodied as the No. 2 scripted alternation amid Adults 18-49. The post-Super Bowl XLII adventure of HOUSE was the series’ accomplished rated adventure anytime beyond all demos and the accomplished rated scripted affairs on any arrangement in two years amid Adults 18-49 and Absolute Viewers. The appearance as been accustomed with two Emmy Awards and 11 nominations, including two for Outstanding Ball Alternation and two for Hugh Laurie; the 2006 Humanitas Award-winning and three Humanitas finalist honors; two Golden Apple Awards and a Awning Actors Guild Award for Laurie; a Golden Globe Award choice for Best Television Series, Drama; a Peabody Award; the People’s Choice Award for Admired TV Ball and the Writers Guild Award for Episodic Drama. In addition, the appearance has been accustomed by the American Film Institute as one of the TV Programs of the Year. DR. GREGORY HOUSE (Hugh Laurie), bare of bedside address and ambidextrous with his own connected concrete pain, uses a pikestaff that seems to accent his acerbic, atrociously honest demeanor. For the accomplished four seasons, he has shepherded an aristocratic aggregation of experts who advice him unravel ytic mysteries. He has a acceptable acquaintance and acquaintance in oncology specialist DR. JAMES WILSON (Robert Sean Leonard) and there’s some airy allure amid Abode and DR. LISA CUDDY (Lisa Edelstein), the Dean of Medicine and hospital administrator. In Division Four, Abode orrated a alternation of above changes to his ytic aggregation and narrowed bottomward 40 applicants to three, hiring DR. CHRIS TAUB (Peter Jacobson), THIRTEEN (Olivia Wilde) and DR. LAWRENCE KUTNER (Kal Penn) who accompany neurologist DR. ERIC FOREMAN (Omar Epps). Above aggregation associates DR. ALLISON CAMERON (Jennifer Morrison) and DR. ROBERT CHASE (Jesse Spencer) no best accept to acknowledgment to Abode as Cameron active up Emergency Medicine and Chase is animate in Surgery. HOUSE is from Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions in affiliation with Universal Media Studios. Katie Jacobs, David Shore, Paul Attanasio, Bryan Singer, Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner and Thomas L. Moran are controlling producers.
KING OF THE HILL
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, Deedle-Dee Productions, Judgemental Films, 3 Arts Entertainment
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mike Judge, Greg Daniels, John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, Jim Dauterive, Garland Testa, Howard Klein, Michael Rotenberg
VOICE CAST: Mike Judge as Hank Hill and Boomhauer, Kathy Najimy as Peggy Hill, Pamela S. Adlon as Bobby Hill, Brittany Murphy as Luanne Platter, Johnny Hardwick as Dale Gribble, Stephen Root as Bill Dauterive
KING OF THE HILL, one of the longest-running comedies currently on primetime television, depicts the activity and times of HANK HILL, his ancestors and his neighbors in the fabulous boondocks of Arlen, TX. Hank (voiced by Mike Judge) is a hard-working, loyal ancestors man and appreciative Texan whose Bedrock of Gibraltar is his wife, PEGGY (Kathy Najimy). Peggy thinks of herself as a accurate Renaissance woman: realtor, acting Spanish teacher, fast-pitch softball hurler, bounded Boggle best and abettor public. Hank and Peggy’s pride and joy is their 13-year-old son, BOBBY (Pamela S. Adlon). Rounding out the ancestors is Hank’s 18-year-old niece, LUANNE (Brittany Murphy), who afresh got affiliated to LUCKY (Tom Petty). Hank is the acknowledged alpha macho amid his adjacency buddies, DALE (Johnny Hardwick), BILL (Stephen Root) and BOOMHAUER (Judge). In the accessible 13th season, Luanne and Lucky accept a baby; Hank has an adorning acquaintance beneath the knife; Peggy is ashamed aback she realizes she’s no best cool; and Hank learns that his bang-up BUCK STRICKLAND (Root) has an adulterine son. KING OF THE HILL has accustomed abundant accolades over the accomplished 12 years, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Activated Program, a Nancy Susan Reynolds Award, a Women’s Image Arrangement Award and Environmental Media Awards in 2001, 2003 and 2005. The alternation has additionally garnered abundant nominations for Annie Awards, Prism Awards and Shine Awards. KING OF THE HILL is translated into numerous languages and accountant in about 50 countries about the world. In accession to the approved cast, KING OF THE HILL has featured appropriate bedfellow articulation appearances by Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew McConaughey, Meryl Streep, Bernie Mac, Reese Witherspoon, Pamela Anderson, Willie Nelson, Sally Field, Jason Bateman, Ren�e Zellweger, Johnny Knoxville, No Doubt and the Dixie Chicks. Mike Judge and Greg Daniels are co-creators/executive producers. John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, Jim Dauterive, Garland Testa, Howard Klein, and Michael Rotenberg are controlling producers of KING OF THE HILL, which is a 20th Century Fox Television Assembly in affiliation with Deedle-Dee Productions, Judgemental Films and 3 Arts Entertainment.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Granada America, Optomen, In affiliation with A. Smith & Co.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, Patricia Llewellyn
CHEF: Gordon Ramsay
Once again, acclaimed Chef GORDON RAMSAY is demography off his accessory and dispatch out of his own kitchen to accomplishment restaurant owners in crisis. In this sizzling ad-lib series, Chef Ramsay hits the road, advertisement restaurants that are almost blockage afloat. Whether it’s due to apathetic chefs, bitchy delay agents or bedraggled kitchens � it’s time to alarm the restaurant industry’s agnate of 911. Anniversary week, Chef Ramsay will betrayal the demanding realities of aggravating to run a acknowledged aliment business while attempting to about-face one uninviting, bare y into the hippest, best approved area in town. Aggressive by one of the U.K.’s bigger hits, KITCHEN NIGHTMARES is apparent in added than 50 territories about the globe, and the alternation reveals a whole new ancillary to Ramsay. Although still decumbent to the atomic outbursts and amazing confrontations accustomed to fans, he additionally shows his acute and adorning ancillary � a altered alloy of fury, passion, adorning administration and boxy adulation that can allure a baby atom of aptitude into a roaring flame. Ramsay’s acceptability is on the bandage and he wastes no time accepting bottomward to business. If the angle isn’t beginning from the bazaar or the beef not age-old to perfection, it’ll be befuddled out the aback door. If the chefs’ basic assignment isn’t up to par, he will bang them into shape. And if they can’t booty the heat, they ability be affected out of the kitchen! KITCHEN NIGHTMARES is a co-production of Granada America and Optomen in affiliation with A. Smith & Co. Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Patricia Llewellyn serve as controlling producers.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: QDe Entertainment
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Quincy Jones, David Salzman, Bruce Leddy, John Crane
MADtv’s casting of aweless amusement has fabricated this fast-paced, Emmy Award-winning ball alternation a FOX Saturday night staple. Entering its 14th season, MADtv is a accurate admirers admired with incomparable pop-culture parodies and politically incorrect humor. The alternation alien a new attending aftermost division by abacus a animate achievement aspect and a flat audience. The late-night account ball appearance is acclaimed for signature characters, celebrity impersonations and anxious pop-culture send-ups. Acclaimed for its “spot on” Emmy-winning music videos, this season’s gems featured Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, Feist, Flo Rida, as able-bodied as duets by Avril Lavigne and Lil’ Mama, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and Will I. Am and Kim Jong Il. MADtv’s parodies of television shows accept been acclaimed by TV Guide as “best of breed,” with contempo spoofs including Lost, The Hills, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, America’s Aing Top Model, Celebrity Rehab, Befitting Up with the Kardashians, Survivor and Project Runway. MADtv has featured bedfellow appearances by Ryan Seacrest, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, Christopher Meloni, Queen Latifah, Kate Walsh, Jessica Simpson, Susan Sarandon, Neil Patrick Harris, Hugh Laurie, Cedric the Entertainer, Jeff Probst, Carlos Mencia, Kathy Griffin, Dave Navarro, Carmen Electra, Nicole Richie, Mandy Moore, Tim Robbins, Fred Willard, Pamela Anderson, Marilyn Manson, LL Cool J, The Rock and Tyra Banks. MADtv is a assembly of Quincy Jones David Salzman Entertainment. The controlling producers are David Salzman, Quincy Jones, Bruce Leddy and John Crane.
THE MOMENT OF TRUTH
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Lighthearted Entertainment, Inc.
CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Howard Schultz
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Michael Maddocks
HOST: Mark L. Walberg
THE MOMENT OF TRUTH, the No. 1 new alternation of the season, puts participants to the ysis � the lie detector ysis � to acknowledge whether or not they are telling the accuracy for a adventitious to win bisected a actor dollars. On THE MOMENT OF TRUTH, the claiming is simple � acknowledgment 21 added claimed questions honestly, as angled by a polygraph, and win up to $500,000. This is the abandoned d appearance area participants apperceive both the questions and the answers afore they activate to play. Prior to playing, participants are beggared to a lie detector and asked a alternation of questions by a polygraph expert, who annal their answers. At any time, amid the polygraph and the televised game, participants can change their answers or airing abroad from the competition. To win $500,000 participants accept to acquaint the accuracy and acknowledgment questions such as:
� Do you anticipate you are bigger adorable than your friends? � Would you say your wife is the best adorable woman you anytime dated? � Do you anticipate you are a acceptable person?
Of course, the questions are easier aback the stakes are low � but as the award-winning bulk increases, they will be challenged to acknowledge up to matters they ability commonly lie about. The touchier questions could be abnormally absolute because participants allotment their answers in advanced of spouses, ancestors and friends, blind on every word. What abysmal aphotic abstruse will addition admit for hundreds of bags of dollars? THE MOMENT OF TRUTH is actuality produced in added than 35 added countries, including Spain, Brazil, Germany, France, Italy and the United Kingdom. The appearance is produced by Lighthearted Entertainment, Inc. Howard Schultz serves as creator/executive producer. Michael Maddocks serves as co-executive producer.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Adelstein-Parouse Productions, 20th Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Paul T. Scheuring, Matt Olmstead, Marty Adelstein, Dawn Parouse, Neal H. Moritz, Kevin Hooks, Brett Ratner
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Zack Estrin, Nick Santora
CAST: Dominic Purcell as Lincoln Burrows, Wentworth Miller as Michael Scofield, William Fichtner as Alexander Mahone, Amaury Nolasco as Fernando Sucre, Wade Williams as Brad Bellick, Robert Knepper as T-Bag, Sarah Wayne Callies as Dr. Sara Tancredi, Chris Vance as James Whistler, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe as Susan B. Anthony, Danay Garcia as Sofia
The greatest escape on television continues as PRISON BREAK enters its nail-biting, action-packed fourth season. Afterwards engineering an escape from the abhorrent Panamanian bastille Sona, brothers MICHAEL SCOFIELD (Wentworth Miller) and LINCOLN BURROWS (Dominic Purcell) are angled to seek amends adjoin The Company, the atramentous accumulation amenable for antibacterial their lives and killing the woman Michael loves, DR. SARA TANCREDI (Sarah Wayne Callies). During their adventure for vengeance, Michael’s apple is affronted upside bottomward aback he learns that Sara is still alive. Realizing the abandoned way they will absolutely be free, Michael and Lincoln avenge to acquisition Sara and booty bottomward The Company. With the advice of a government handler, they accumulate a accumulation of allies and accustomed faces including MAHONE (William Fichtner), SUCRE (Amaury Nolasco) and BELLICK (Wade Williams) to aid in their acutely impossible task. Unfortunately for the brothers, they charge additionally admit T-BAG (Robert Knepper), who aback possesses a basic clue to advice them cull off their best difficult claiming yet. They’ll anon ascertain the abandoned affair harder than breaking out is breaking in. PRISON BREAK is an Adelstein-Parouse Assembly in affiliation with 20th Century Fox Television. Paul T. Scheuring, Matt Olmstead, Kevin Hooks, Marty Adelstein, Dawn Parouse, Neal Moritz and Brett Ratner are controlling producers. Zack Estrin and Nick Santora are coexecutive producers.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Gracie Films, 20th Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean
VOICE CAST: Dan Castellaneta as Homer, Julie Kavner as Marge, Nancy Cartwright as Bart, Yeardley Smith as Lisa, Hank Azaria as Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum and others, Harry Shearer as Mr. Burns, Smithers, Ned Flanders and others
THE SIMPSONS � the longest-running primetime activated alternation in history and the longest-running ball on primetime television � is a cultural institution. Entering its 20th season, THE SIMPSONS acclaimed an aberrant 400 episodes, and the long-awaited “The Simpsons Movie” debuted to recordbreaking box appointment success, accumulation over $526 actor common to date. The alternation has an acutely loyal and committed fan abject worldwide. Intelligently written, subversively amusing and alluringly witty, THE SIMPSONS pokes fun at itself and aggregate in its wake. The alarmingly accepted alternation has been bestowed with abundant honors, including a Peabody Award, 23 Emmy Awards, 23 Annie Awards, four Genesis Awards, nine All-embracing Monitor Awards and seven Environmental Media Awards. THE SIMPSONS holds the Guinness Book of Apple Records titles for Longest-Running Primetime Activated Television Alternation and Best Bedfellow Stars Featured in a Television Series. Proving their iconic status in pop culture, Homer Simpson’s affronted balance � “D’oh!” � is an official chat in the Oxford English Dictionary, and THE SIMPSONS has a Ablaze on the Hollywood Airing of Fame. With record-breaking retail sales, THE SIMPSONS reigns as one of the acknowledged TV DVD acreage of all time. This summer “The Simpsons Ride” opens at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, and Hollywood, CA. Bedfellow stars advantageous Springfield a appointment aing division accommodate Denis Leary, Brian Grazer, Robert Forster and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Not advised bottomward by its aerial achievements, accolades or acclaim, the alternation continues to action its loyal admirers of all ages bitter agreeable and political banter while carrying multi-leveled amusement and insight. THE SIMPSONS endures as a able force and an American icon. THE SIMPSONS is a Gracie Films assembly in affiliation with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening and Al Jean are the controlling producers. Film Roman is the action house.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 19 Entertainment, Dick Clark Productions, Inc.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe, Barry Adelman
HOST: Cat Deeley
JUDGES: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy
The Emmy-winning summer hit SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, hosted by Cat Deeley, keeps admirers affective to a altered exhausted as dancers accomplished in aggregate from the “street” styles of Hip-Hop, Krumping and Popping to Ballroom’s Salsa, Quickstep and Jive attempt to be called the nation’s favorite. About to bang off its fourth season, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE accomplished Summer 2007 as the No. 1 appearance in its time aeon amid key demographics. The Division Three champion, Sabra Johnson, was voted America’s Admired Ballerina and waltzed off with the banknote award-winning of $250,000. Afterward the season finale, the Top 10 dancers boarded on a cross-country, 50-city achievement tour. In Division Four, producers afresh will biking beyond the country in chase of dancers who represent the accent of America. Those who atom the judges’ absorption during auditions will be arrive to call-backs, area they will assignment with top choreographers. During the call-back week, the board accept the Top 20 dancers who will abide in the competition. In the achievement round, the 20 finalists ball for America’s votes, and anniversary anniversary the six contestants absolute the basal three couples are accustomed a adventitious to accomplish abandoned routines to animate admirers to accumulate them on the show. Afresh the board adjudge which dancers break in the antagonism and which two are eliminated. Already the alternation is bottomward to the Top 10 finalists, it’s abandoned up to America to adjudge who charcoal in the competition. Afterward the performance shows, admirers can vote for their admired couples. The animate after-effects shows acknowledge who keeps dancing and who goes home. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and comes from 19 Entertainment, Ltd. and Dick Clark Productions, Inc. It is executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe and Barry Adelman.
TALKSHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Fox Television Studios
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/HOST: Spike Feresten
Back for a third season, TALKSHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN is a fast-paced late-night allocution appearance that appearance celebrity guests and aweless comedy sketches � both central the flat and out on the street. Hosted by Emmy-nominated biographer SPIKE FERESTEN (“Seinfeld,” “Late Appearance with David Letterman”), TALKSHOW offers a beginning access to the accepted late-night architecture and has accustomed a acceptability as one of the funniest late-night allocution shows on TV. TALKSHOW will acknowledgment with fan-favorites like “Idiot Paparazzi” and “Comedy for Stoners,” forth with a agreeable bedfellow casting including 98-year-old contributor Mae Laborde and affronted bounded account anchorman Rick Richards. In the aboriginal two seasons, TALKSHOW has accustomed guests such as Jerry Seinfeld, Ryan Seacrest, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Cheryl Hines, Fred Willard, Jason Alexander, Jordin Sparks and abounding others. TALKSHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN, executive-produced by Feresten, is a assembly of Fox Television Studios.
TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: C2 Pictures, Warner Bros. Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Josh Friedman, John Wirth, James Middleton, Mario F. Kassar, Andrew G. Vajna, Joel B. Michaels
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Toni Graphia, Natalie Chaidez
CAST: Lena Headey as Sarah Connor, Thomas Dekker as John Connor, Summer Glau as Cameron, Brian Austin Green as Derek Reese, Richard T. Jones as James Ellison
At the end of “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” SARAH CONNOR (Lena Headey) baffled the Terminator beatific from the approaching to annihilate her boyish son, JOHN (Thomas Dekker). Sarah and John now acquisition themselves abandoned in a dangerous, complicated world. Fugitives from the law, they are confronted with the reality that enemies from the present and the approaching could advance at any moment. TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, the No. 1 new scripted alternation this division amid Adults 18-49, reveals what happens aback Sarah stops active and goes on the abhorrent adjoin an ever-evolving abstruse adversary angled on antibacterial her life, and conceivably the world. Her son, 16-year-old John Connor, is abandoned now demography accomplish appear all-embracing his afterlife as the approaching savior of mankind. John finds himself angled between his assured protector, the adult but candied cyborg CAMERON (Summer Glau), and his uncle DEREK REESE (Brian Austin Green) who refuses to accept Cameron as an ally. Above FBI abettor JAMES ELLISON (Richard T. Jones) has been adapted into a believer. Accepting Sarah’s absoluteness that “no one is anytime safe,” he’s now angled on addition out his role in this ever-evolving fate. Division Two abandoned heightens the acuteness of the Connor family’s bearings as Sarah attempts to locate The Turk and John emerges into the leader he’s accepted to be. How continued can Cameron assure them afore they’re apparent by Skynet? How continued can they accumulate up this dog fight? Produced by C2 Pictures in affiliation with Warner Bros. Television, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES is executiveproduced by Josh Friedman, John Wirth and James Middleton. Toni Graphia and Natalie Chaidez serve as co-executive producers.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Sony Pictures Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS/WRITERS/CREATORS: Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Tim Hobert, Steve Skrovan
CAST: Brad Garrett as Eddie Stark, Joely Fisher as Joy Stark, Eddie Kaye Thomas as Jeff Woodcock, Kat Foster as Steph Woodcock, J.B. Smoove as Kenneth Wester
‘TIL DEATH is a ball about the triumphs and tribulations of alliance and accord from actual altered perspectives. It’s about the funny – and annoying – things that appear amid husbands, wives, neighbors and accompany day afterwards day afterwards day. EDDIE (Brad Garrett) and JOY STARK (Joely Fisher) are your archetypal long-married couple: Eddie is the unemotional, contemptuous and somewhat abrupt husband while Joy is the caring, admiring wife who on a circadian base has to put up with all things Eddie. You could say Joy is the yin to Eddie’s yang. As a long-timemarried couple, they’ve been through it all calm � and absolutely survived. Joy and Eddie are the absolute fit. As abounding as they ache about their marriage, Eddie absolutely does adulation Joy and Joy, admitting it all, loves Eddie for who he is. Living in burghal Philadelphia, Eddie and Joy adhere with their agreeable but hardly annoying neighbors JEFF (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and STEPH WOODCOCK (Kat Foster) and with KENNETH (“KENNY”) WESTCHESTER (J.B. Smoove), Eddie’s “little brother” from the Big Brother program. Kenneth is a contempo divorc� with a affection for ice chrism and roller-skating. He is additionally the guy with all the answers � aloof the amiss kind. From Sony Pictures Television, ‘TIL DEATH was created by real-life bedmate and wife Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa (“The King of Queens,” “What Women Want,” “13 Action On 30”), who additionally serve as controlling producers. They attending advanced to actuality calm ‘TIL DEATH.
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