Monday, 29 October 2018

Fox Announces Gotham's Final Season Premiere Date + The Orville & The Passage Premiere's





FOX ANNOUNCES MIDSEASON PREMIERE DATES

SETH MacFARLANE’S SPACE ADVENTURE SERIES, “THE ORVILLE,” TO RETURN FOLLOWING “NFL ON FOX” DOUBLEHEADER, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30

FIFTH AND FINAL SEASON OF “GOTHAM” TO PREMIERE THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, FOLLOWED BY TIME PERIOD PREMIERE OF “THE ORVILLE”

EPIC THRILLER “THE PASSAGE,” FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS LIZ HELDENS, RIDLEY SCOTT AND MATT REEVES, TO LAUNCH MONDAY, JANUARY 14

FOX is announcing premiere dates for THE ORVILLE (Dec. 30), GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK (Jan. 2), GOTHAM (Jan. 3) and PROVEN INNOCENT (Feb. 15), as well as the all-new COSMOS installment, COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS (March 3). As previously announced, new celebrity singing competition THE MASKED SINGER will premiere Jan. 2, new epic thriller THE PASSAGE will premiere Jan. 14 and all-new live musical event RENT will air Jan. 27.

eason Two of Seth MacFarlane’s hit space adventure series, THE ORVILLE, debuts Sunday, Dec. 30 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/5:00-6:00 PM PT live to all time zones), following the NFL ON FOX doubleheader. Set 400 years in the future, the series follows The U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship, and its crew, both human and alien, who face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the problems of everyday life. In Season Two, ED (MacFarlane) and KELLY’s (Adrianne Palicki) relationship will take a new turn, while the ship’s crew will meet never-before-seen aliens, face old adversaries the Krill, make first contact with a new civilization and revisit the planet Moclus.

On Thursday, Jan. 3, THE ORVILLE makes its time period premiere with an all-new episode (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the fifth and final season premiere of GOTHAM (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), which wraps up the beloved series in a farewell event that will focus on Bruce Wayne’s (David Mazouz) ultimate transformation into the Caped Crusader, as Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) tries to hold together a city on the edge of chaos‎. FOX also has ordered two additional episodes of the hit series, raising the season order to 12 episodes, and bringing the full series order to 100 episodes. Following the events of last season, the fifth season, titled “GOTHAM: Legend of the Dark Knight,” will pick up with Gotham City split amongst Gordon and the GCPD, and some of the most notorious fan-favorite villains, as the heroes try to gain control and salvage what’s left of the deteriorating city. This season will also introduce new villains, including the iconic Bane (guest star Shane West). GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller and executive producers Danny Cannon and John Stephens, GOTHAM follows the rise of Det. James Gordon through a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. The series, from Warner Bros. Television, stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith and Chris Chalk.

Epic thriller THE PASSAGE debuts Monday, Jan. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the winter premiere of THE RESIDENT (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Based on author Justin Cronin’s best-selling trilogy of the same name, THE PASSAGE is an expansive, character-driven thriller written by Liz Heldens (“Friday Night Lights”). Executive-produced by Heldens, Emmy Award winner and Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Ridley Scott (“The Martian,” “Gladiator”) and writer/director Matt Reeves (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “Cloverfield”), THE PASSAGE focuses 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. When a young girl (Saniyya Sidney, “Fences,” “Hidden Figures”) is chosen to be a test subject, a federal agent (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, “Pitch”) is tasked with bringing her in, but ultimately, becomes her surrogate father, determined to protect her at any cost – even as Project Noah’s work threatens to unleash an unimaginable apocalypse.

Additional premiere dates and schedule details to be announced.

Sunday, Dec. 30:

8:00-9:00 PM ET/5:00-6:00 PM PT THE ORVILLE (Special Premiere)

Live to all time zones

9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY (encore)

9:30-10:00 PM REL (encore)

Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 1:

8:00-9:00 PM THE GIFTED (Winter Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM LETHAL WEAPON (Winter Premiere)

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 3:

8:00-9:00 PM GOTHAM (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM THE ORVILLE (Time Period Premiere)

Mondays, beginning Jan. 14:

8:00-9:00 PM THE RESIDENT (Winter Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM THE PASSAGE (Series Premiere)