WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Sunday at 8:30/7:30c
THE SCOOP: This half-hour action comedy from Fox tasks two unlikely partners with saving the human race from aliens. I'm not sure why it's called Ghosted, however it does seem to have a lot of special effects and slapstick for a sitcom.
FROM FOX'S PRESS RELEASE: Starring Craig Robinson (This Is the End) and Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), GHOSTED is a single-camera, action-comedy about the unlikely partnership between two down-on-their-luck polar opposites tasked with an even more unlikely mission: saving the human race from aliens. LEROY WRIGHT (Robinson) is a cynical skeptic and former missing persons detective, who, if we're speaking frankly, thinks that "aliens" are a big ole bunch of B.S. and that people who believe in them are certifiably nuts... People like MAX JENNIFER (Scott). Max is a genius "true believer" in the paranormal who's convinced his wife was abducted by aliens. At low points in their lives, both Leroy and Max are recruited by CAPTAIN AVA LAFREY (Ally Walker, Colony), a take-no-prisoners, former Air Force test pilot and head of the Bureau Underground, a secret government organization investigating paranormal cases... this heroic group of underdogs will look into "unexplained" activity in Los Angeles that often leads them to scary, thrilling, and hilarious places, as they attempt to uncover the truth and keep the earth rotating on its axis for at least one more day.
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WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Mondays at 9/8c
THE SCOOP:With tons of sci-fi cred behind and in front of the camera, The Gifted is a major new entry for X-Men fans. While the new series could probably use a new title (The Gifted... boring!), Bryan Singer directed the pilot, and you just know there's going to be mutants galore.
FROM FOX'S PRESS RELEASE: THE GIFTED tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. REED (Stephen Moyer, True Blood) and CAITLIN (Amy Acker, Person of Interest) STRUCKER are typical middle-class parents dealing with the realities of raising a family. However, when their teenage kids, LAUREN (Natalie Alyn Lind, Gotham) and ANDY (Percy Hynes White, Night at the Museum 3), are involved in an incident at their high school which reveals they are mutants, Reed and Caitlin do all in their power to protect their children. Forced to go on the run, the Struckers must leave behind their old lives to flee from a relentless government agency that tracks down mutants, the Sentinel Services, which includes Agent JACE TURNER (Coby Bell, Burn Notice). Complicating matters further is the fact that Reed is a prosecutor in the district attorney's office tasked with going after mutants. Desperate and running low on options, the family's only choice is to contact an underground network that helps mutants in trouble.
Written by Matt Nix (Burn Notice), directed by Bryan Singer (X-Men) and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men: Apocalypse), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Apocalypse), Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Jessica Jones) and Jim Chory (Marvel's Daredevil).
Here's the trailer:
WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Thursdays at 9/8c
THE SCOOP: From the mind of Seth MacFarlane, this sci-fi comedy seems like a stretch to fill an hour. There's a reason why comedies are half an hour. But MacFarlane can be funny and maybe this is exactly what Thursdays have been waiting for, especially if you love space but don't want to pay for CBS's Star Trek.
FROM FOX'S PRESS RELEASE: From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY) and directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), THE ORVILLE is a one-hour science fiction series set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel. Its crew, both human and alien, faces the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplace... even though some of those people are from other planets, and the workplace is a faster-than-light spaceship. In the 25th century, Earth is part of the Planetary Union, a far-reaching, advanced, and mostly peaceful civilization with a fleet of 3,000 ships. Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Planetary Union officer ED MERCER (MacFarlane) finally gets his chance to command one of these ships: the U.S.S. Orville. Determined to prove his worth and write a new chapter in his life, Ed finds that task all the more difficult when the First Officer assigned to his ship is his ex-wife, KELLY GRAYSON (Adrianne Palicki, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).
Here's the trailer: