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FOX Announces Fall Line Up – Levack Rant [AUDIO]

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Fox announced their cancellations last week.  Here they are again: 

“Lie to Me”, “Human Target”, “Breaking In”, “The Chicago Code” and “Traffic Light”.

 The shows they ARE bringing back include: 

“House”, “Glee”, “Raising Hope”, “Bones”, “Kitchen Nightmares”, “Fringe”, “Cops”, “The Cleveland Show”, “The Simpsons”, “Family Guy”, “American Dad” and “Bob’s Burgers”

 Fox’s big news was all about the STEVEN SPIELBERG dinosaur series “Terra Nova” . . . and, of course, “X Factor”.  Both those shows will launch in the fall, before “American Idol” returns in the winter.

 ”Terra Nova”, which means “new land” in Latin, is set in the year 2149.  The human race is on the brink of extinction, so people have to start over . . . by traveling back in time to the dinosaur era.

 It stars Sthephen Lang, who played the military badass in “Avatar”, and Jason O’Mara  from the short-lived ABC shows “Life on Mars” and “In Justice”.  Steven Spielberg is the executive producer.

 ”X Factor” will settle into “Idol”-like time slots on Wednesday and Thursday nights during the fall. “X Factor” will reunite Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul  who will be joined at the judges table by L.A. Reid and Cheryl Cole.  Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones will host.

  Here’s a quick summary of Fox’s other new stuff:

“I Hate My Teenage Daughter”:  A sitcom about two single moms, who are struggling to raise their teenage daughters.  It stars Jaime Pressly from “My Name Is Earl”.

 ”New Girl”:  A sitcom that, quote, “takes a fresh and outrageous look at modern male / female relationships.”  It stars Zooey Deschanel, from “Elf”.

 ”The Finder”:  A “Bones” spin-off about a former fed who now works freelance hunting down missing people and things.

 ”Allen Gregory”:  An animated show about a pretentious seven-year-old, who’s voiced by Jonah Hill.  

 ”Napoleon Dynamite”:  An animated series based on the 2004 movie.  The movie cast will be back to lend their voices. 

 ”Alcatraz”:  A mystery / thriller from “Lost” creator J.J. Abrams.  It stars Jorge Garcia, who played Hurley on Lost“.

 Touch:  A drama starring Kiefer Sutherland as a father who discovers that his autistic, 10-year-old son has the ability to, quote, “see things that no one else can, the patterns that connect everything”

You can hear what I think right here.

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