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Fox News!! Mitch Hurwitz’s RUNNING WILDE And Matt Nix’s THE GOOD GUYS Cancelled!! Premiere Dates Announced For Spielberg’s TERRA NOVA And Jamie Foxx’s New Primetime Sketch Show!!

Published at: Jan. 11, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST by hercules

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Entertainment chief Kevin Reilly at the Fox TCA event on Tuesday announced the cancellation of two shows, the renewal of another, and premiere dates for two others.

* “The Good Guys,” the first broadcast series created by “Burn Notice” mastermind Matt Nix, won’t be back.

* Also gone for good is “Running Wilde,” the third Fox sitcom created by writer-producer Mitch Hurwitz (“Arrested Development,” “Sit Down Shut Up”).

* The untitled hourlong sketch show from Jamie Foxx – once thought to be a late-Saturday replacement for “Mad TV” – is now a primetime show that will preview 9 p.m. (right after “American Idol”) on March 31 before taking over Thursday at 9 p.m. (the old “Fringe” slot) starting June 9.

* “Terra Nova,” the time-travel dinosaur adventure from Steven Spielberg and Brannon Braga (“Threshold,” “FlashForward”), will air its first two episodes at 9 p.m. May 23 and 24 (that’s a Monday and Tuesday) before joining the Fox schedule as a proper series the following fall.

* Finally, post-“Glee” sitcom “Raising Hope” was renewed for a second season.

Press releases:

"UNTITLED JAMIE FOXX/AFFION CROCKETT PROJECT" (Working Title) SNEAK PREVIEW TO AIR FOLLOWING "AMERICAN IDOL" THURSDAY, MARCH 31, ON FOX 

Sketch Comedy Series Executive-Produced by Academy Award Winner Jamie Foxx Premieres Thursday, June 9, on FOX 

Actor-Comedian Affion Crockett Stars and Serves as Producer 

The UNTITLED JAMIE FOXX/AFFION CROCKETT PROJECT (working title), a fast-paced, half-hour sketch-comedy series executive-produced by Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx and starring rising comedic talent Affion Crockett ("The Boondocks," "Dance Flick"), will air a sneak preview Thursday, March 31 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) following AMERICAN IDOL on FOX. The series will then premiere in its regular time period Thursday, June 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). 

In the vein of FOX's groundbreaking and network-defining "In Living Color," the UNTITLED JAMIE FOXX/AFFION CROCKETT PROJECT (working title) will offer a fresh take on pop culture, including spoofs of movie trailers, commercials, TV shows, music videos and celebrities, with a diverse cast made up of the very best new young comedians on the scene today. Additionally, some of the biggest names in Hollywood will be stopping by for a visit. Crockett, whose incisive web shorts have drawn a cult following, will also serve as a producer and writer. 

The UNTITLED JAMIE FOXX/AFFION CROCKETT PROJECT (working title) is a production of Fox Television Studios, Foxx/King Entertainment and Tantamount Studios. The series is executive-produced by Foxx, Todd Yasui ("The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson"), Marcus King ("Hangin' with Mr. Cooper," "The Jamie Foxx Show"), Jaime Rucker King ("Ray," "From G's to Gents"), Eric Tannenbaum ("Two and a Half Men"), Kim Tannenbaum ("Two and a Half Men") and Mitch Hurwitz ("Arrested Development"). Carl Jones ("The Boondocks") serves as co-executive producer, while Crockett serves as a producer.


 
"TERRA NOVA" ROARS TO LIFE WITH SPECIAL TWO-NIGHT SERIES PREVIEW MONDAY, MAY 23 AND TUESDAY, MAY 24, ON FOX 

Series Premiere Scheduled For Fall 2011 

New family adventure-drama series TERRA NOVA will preview during a special two-night event Monday, May 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Tuesday, May 24 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The show will then premiere in the fall. 

An epic family adventure 85 million years in the making, TERRA NOVA follows an ordinary family embarking on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149 the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped, overcrowded and overpolluted. With no known way to reverse the damage to the planet, scientists discover a portal to prehistoric Earth. This doorway leads to an amazing world, one that allows for a last-ditch effort to save the human race...a second chance to rebuild civilization and get it right this time. 

The series centers on the Shannon family as they join the Tenth Pilgrimage of settlers to TERRA NOVA, the first colony established in this beautiful yet forbidding land led by its founder COMMANDER NATHANIEL TAYLOR (Stephen Lang, "Avatar"). JIM SHANNON (Jason O'Mara, "Life on Mars"), a devoted father with a checkered past, guides his family - wife ELISABETH (Shelley Conn, "Mistresses"); and children JOSH (Landon Liboiron, "Degrassi: The Next Generation"), MADDY (Naomi Scott, "Life Bites") and ZOE (newcomer Alana Mansour) - through this new land of limitless beauty, mystery and terror. In addition to blue skies, towering waterfalls and lush vegetation, TERRA NOVA offers new opportunities and fresh beginnings to its recent arrivals, but the Shannons have brought with them a familial secret that may threaten their citizenship in this utopia. These adventurers soon discover that this healthy, vibrant world is not as idyllic as it initially appears. The areas surrounding TERRA NOVA are teeming with danger - and not just of the man-eating dinosaur variety. The Shannons will come to suspect that not everyone on this mission has the same idea of how to best save mankind; in fact, there may be forces intent on destroying this new world before it even begins. 

TERRA NOVA is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Chernin Entertainment, DreamWorks Television and Kapital Entertainment. Steven Spielberg, Peter Chernin, Brannon Braga, Ren� Echevarria, Jon Cassar, Aaron Kaplan, Katherine Pope, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Craig Silverstein and Kelly Marcel serve as executive producers. Alex Graves serves as executive producer and directed the series preview.


 
FOX "RAISING HOPE" FOR SECOND SEASON 

FOX has ordered a second season of the critically acclaimed comedy RAISING HOPE, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company. 

"RAISING HOPE has emerged as a comedic standout: wickedly smart, hilarious and full of heart," said Reilly. "Greg Garcia and his great cast have established an appointment show on Tuesday nights this season, and we're confident it's just the beginning of great things to come." 

"I'm happy that the show is getting another year," said Garcia. "But the fact that I've been trying to think of a funny quote for the last two hours and this is the best I could come up with makes me a little nervous about Season Two." 

Season One of RAISING HOPE continues with all-new episodes Tuesday, Feb. 8 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. 

Created by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia, RAISING HOPE follows the Chance family as they find themselves adding an unexpected new member to their household. The series stars Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt and Shannon Woodward. Cloris Leachman guest-stars as MAW MAW. 

RAISING HOPE is produced by Amigos de Garcia Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Garcia serves as executive producer on the series.


 

 

 

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  • Jan. 11, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST

    The few moments of Raising Hope I've seen were actually

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    funny...so way-to-go, I guess.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST

    I'm fine with "The Good Guys"

    by Phimseto

    After "Deadwood", I'm perpetually leery of show runners indulging their creative jones on other projects. I'm happy to see Nix solely focused on Burn Notice for at least the next season or two.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Oh I get it...

    by Ronald Raygun

    News about Fox, not news about Fox News.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    So Terra Nova is...

    by Green Arrow

    Lost in Space, only lost in time?

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST

    any word on Human Target?

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    with them running two hours back to back two weeks in a row it worries me - any news?

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Foxx

    by tim hager

    No chance that show is any good. He always strikes me as someone who thinks he's 30 percent more interesting/funny/talented than he actually is.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    "primetime sketch show"

    by mrgreentheplant

    lol good luck with that. although if they keep that catchy working title i'd be inclined to tune in at least once...

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Terra Nova =Primeval with a budget

    by alan_poon

    Minus Hannah Spearritt's tight little arse in her scanties so for that reason I'm out.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Human Target

    by Hercules

    Basically pulling the same scores as the just-cancelled "Running Wilde": aintitcool.com/node/47999

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    I am Jack's complete lack of surprise

    by SgtSharki

    What the hell took so long? "Running Wilde" and "The Good Guys" have been pulling in mediocre ratings from the beginning. I'm amazed they were kept on as long as they were.

  • Ah well, I live in hope.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 7:09 p.m. CST

    rasing hope should be on fridays

    by ORIONgods

    instead of fringe :(

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Raising Hope is the best new show.

    by F-18

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    by Omar B

    I liked The Good Guys, that's no fun.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Running Wilde was funny

    by JuanSanchez

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 1:50 a.m. CST

    So glad Raising Hope got renewed.

    by AnnoyYou

    Both Martha Plimpton and Garret Dillahunt (in a rare non-psycho role) kill in Raising Hope, and Lucas Neff is surprisingly funny and charming too. Actually, this show has been much funnier and more consistent than Community this year, so it's my new favorite sitcom. As for Running Wilde, I'm surprised it lasted this long - will someone please finally acknowledge that Will Arnett is palatable only in very small doses? And the Good Guys suffered from its awful setting, a totally washed out and ugly Dallas (not to mention a totally miscast Bradley Whitford).

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 5:50 a.m. CST

    Damnit, Running Wilde deserved better

    by D.Vader

    It was an extremely clever show, despite not being as good as Arrested Development (but what ever is?). Whatever happened to giving shows a chance to grow after one season? Extremely disappointed. But hey, this IS FOX we're talking about.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 6:02 a.m. CST

    Keri Russell was totally hot in "Wilde"

    by D.Vader

    She hasn't looked that good in years.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 6:03 a.m. CST

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    by D.Vader

    I just had to say it. Also, my gf and I really enjoy Raising Hope (that checkout girl is hot), but come on! Running Wilde deserves another shot!

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 8 a.m. CST

    RH - BIG FAN!

    by 2for2true

    Consistently week in and week out funny. And a topless Cloris Leachman to boot!

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Terra Nova

    by Hedgehog000

    Ok, so we have the ability to travel back millions of years into the past and set up a colony, but we don't have the ability to fix the "dying" planet or to terraform Mars and Venus? Really? As for Fanreal's point, it might improve the plot if the colonists find a garden of Eden complete with apple tree and snake. And we won't even get into all those time paradoxes this should cause.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 10:06 a.m. CST

    I had a great idea for a new show

    by quicksilver80

    But totally forgot about it like 2 minutes after waking up...oh and I was sharing the stage with Angus Young too, awesome dream

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Now there is now excuse for a AD movie

    by therootstheroots

    get on with it mitch.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Terra Nova will be Fox's excuse to can Fringe

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    "Well, we've already got a sci-fi show and Spielberg's the producer." F***in' suits.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    The Good Guys

    by MegaBeth

    I knew it was coming, but I'm still bummed. The Good Guys was a fun, harmless show. I haven't been bummed about a TV show getting canceled since Starsky & Hutch....

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Here We Go

    by Christopher Bynum

    FUCK YOU FOX! YOU SUCK! YOU ALWAYS CANCEL MY FAVORITE SHOWS, YOU GAY PORN FLUFFERS!!! I........... Wait, you cancelled Running Wilde and Good Guys? Those shows suck. Uh, never mind. But when you cancel Fringe, I'LL BE BACK YOU PENIS WRINKLES!!!

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    I guess Bob's Burgers will be next

    by INWOsuxRED

    FOX always seems to cancel the only show I watch on their network. I wish they would have made Running Wilde for a different network.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Has "The Human Target" already been canceled?????????????

    by axcel1

    The reason I ask is because when 8 o'clock rolled up, I see "Rasing Hope". At first, I thought it was a strange opening for Human Target.

  • ....some comedy is on instead. Is it canned? Or are they just cutting back to one episode a week? I mean Target is still clearly listed on DirecTV's channel guide, I saw nothing of a cancellation in a quick Google search. What gives? Yanking it at the last minute is some bullshit.

  • FOX news special on now.

  • False alarm.

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Steven Spielberg and Brannon Braga

    by jtp8000

    Isn't that sort of like Albert EInstein teaming up with Corky from Life Goes On?

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST

    2hr Human Target airing friday night.

    by Shermdawg

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 10:15 p.m. CST

    i worshiped at the altar of Arrested Development..

    by soup74

    but "sit down, shut up" and "Running Wilde" were just painful shows to watch. I'm actually a little worried about an arrested development movie now. (although i can't imagine that cast letting it be bad...)<br><br>either way, i aint mad at fox for canceling either of those stinkers... and truthfully, they did give AD 3 seasons before they axed it... so maybe we should let up on Fox a bit for that.<br><br>unless those bastards cancel Fringe.