Fox has now announced the latest additions to their programming line-up for the 2011/2012 television season.
To spice things up, I’m also putting down my predictions of which channel each show will end up being picked up by later this year.
Guide to genres: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Reality, Adventure/History, Action, Thriller, Animation
The X Factor USA
Fox have placed this as a lead-in to new show I Hate My Teenage Daughter and successful series Bones, on Wednesday and Thursday nights (performances and results respectively).
Prediction: Given TV3‘s history with the X Factor format, they seem like the logical choice.
As you may have guessed from the title, a Sci-Fi epic screening on Monday nights. The show is set in 2149, with a looming threat of extinction for planet Earth. To help remedy this, time travel is used to go all the way back to the prehistoric days – unfortunately encountering some unexpected neighbours. Features Jason O’Mara from the US remake of Life on Mars.
Prediction: This has Prime written all of it – Sci-Fi seems to really be their game. Them, or perhaps TV One.
The New Girl
Starring Zooey Deschanel, this sitcom centres on the main character, Jess Day, trying to recover from an unexpected breakup from her boyfriend, and choosing to alleviate her problems by moving in with three single guys. Seems like it could be bordering on Two Guys and a Girl territory.
Prediction: Feels like it would make a good addition to TV2′s Comedy Wednesday in 2012.
I Hate My Teenage Daughter
Starring Jamie Pressly of My Name is Earl fame, this sitcom centres around two mothers who are experiencing the utmost of difficulty raising their rather spoilt teenage daughters. Seems like a bit of a re-hash, but Jamie Pressly will surely make it worth it.
Prediction: Feels like TV3 would do well with this one.
Jonah Hill and French Stewart, not to mention Joy Osmanski (of The Loop fame) lend their voices to this brand new comedy about two men raising their 7-year old child who acts a bit older than he actually is. The combination of voices looks fantastic!
Prediction: Late night on FOUR.
From the mind of J.J Abrams, among others, this series centers around the mysterious reappearance of 20 wardens after they mysterious vanished from the infamous Alcatraz 50 years ago. Looks intriguing! Starring (pardon the cliche) our very own Sam Neill.
Prediction: TV2, especially after they screened the other J.J. Abrams co-creation Lost.
A spin-off of ever-popular Bones, this episode has it’s pilot tie in with the sixth season premiere. It stars Geoff Stults, who you might remember from 7th Heaven and October Road (whatever happened to the latter?).
Prediction: Given Bones already screens on TV3, it’s the natural choice.
An animated version of our favourite sarcastic High School kid. What more could you ask for? Re-unites the original cast too, so will be absolutely amazing!
Prediction: This has FOUR written all over it. Animation Stations!
This series marks the return of Kiefer Sutherland to primetime on FOX. It discusses the relationship between a single father and his son who has special needs, and the changes that occur when his son makes connections in the world around (Facebook page). Sounds very interesting indeed!
Prediction: I could see this on TV3.
The new season of television usually kicks off in September, so expect these to hit New Zealand television screens early in 2012, with announcements made on which New Zealand TV channels are picking up what in a few months.
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