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TCA: FOX renews 'The Gifted' for season 2

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Thu, Jan 4th 2018 05:35 pm
All-new, 2-hour season finale of family adventure series set in Marvel's 'X-Men' universe airs Monday, Jan. 15
FOX has renewed "The Gifted," the family adventure series set in Marvel's "X-Men" universe, for a second season.
Ranking as the No. 3 new drama of the 2017-18 season, "The Gifted" is averaging a 2.0/7 in live + 7 ratings and has built upon FOX's year-ago time period by 18 percent. "The Gifted" averages 8.3 million total viewers across platforms, representing a 146 percent lift from its live + same day delivery.
"The Gifted" is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television. Matt Nix ("Burn Notice"), Bryan Singer (the "X-Men" franchise), Lauren Shuler Donner ("X-Men: Apocalypse," "X-Men: Days of Future Past"), Simon Kinberg ("X-Men: Apocalypse," "X-Men: Days of Future Past") and Marvel's Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory serve as executive producers. Nix, who serves as the series' showrunner, wrote the pilot, which was directed by Singer.
In the all-new, two-hour season finale of "The Gifted," "eXtraction/X-roads," airing Monday, Jan. 15 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT), on FOX, Dr. Campbell (guest star Garret Dillahunt) attends the Humanity Today summit, attempting to take the Hound program national, while some of the team at Mutant HQ go on a dangerous mission to stop his efforts. Then, the Mutant HQ comes under attack. With everything to lose, alliances shift and relationships are put to the test.
Final Season of 'New Girl' to Premiere Tuesday, April 10
The seventh and final season of the critically acclaimed and award-nominated "New Girl" will premiere Tuesday, April 10 (9:30-10 p.m. ET/PT), on FOX. The eight-episode final season will have a special one-hour finale on Tuesday, May 15 (9 p.m.).
Ensemble comedy "New Girl" takes a modern look at friendship and romance, as a group of five friends attempt to find their respective places in the world, while begrudgingly accepting the responsibilities of adulthood - with often hilarious results. The series stars Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day, Jake Johnson as Nick Miller, Max Greenfield as Schmidt, Lamorne Morris as Winston Bishop and Hannah Simone as Cece Schmidt.
As the series' sixth season came to a close, Jess told Nick of her true feelings for him. Also, Winston and Aly (guest star Nasim Pedrad) got engaged, and Cece and Schmidt received news that they are expecting. When the series returns for its final season, a three-year time jump will have occurred. Jess and Nick are happily together and returning from a whirlwind European book tour; stay-at-home dad Schmidt and working mom Cece are raising their daughter, Ruth; and Winston and Aly are married, with a child on the way.
In addition to Pedrad, the final season will feature the return of many of the series' notable guest stars, including Damon Wayans Jr., Dermot Mulroney, David Walton, Nelson Franklin, Sam Richardson, Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner. JB Smoove and Tig Notaro also will make their series debuts in guest-starring roles.
Premiering on Sept. 20, 2011, "New Girl" has been nominated for five Emmy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards. In its debut season, the series earned a Writers Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Television - New Series, and more recently received a nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Television - Episodic Comedy.
'Family Guy' to Air First-Ever Limited-Commercial-Interruption Episode
In a "Family Guy" first, the Emmy Award-winning animated series will air an extended-length episode with limited commercial interruption Sunday, March 11 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on FOX.
In the "Send in Stewie, Please" episode, Stewie (Seth MacFarlane) gets sent to the office of his school's child psychologist, Dr. Cecil Pritchfield (guest voice Sir Ian McKellen), after pushing one of his classmates. During the session, Stewie experiences a series of personal and emotional revelations about himself that fans will not want to miss.
Additionally, the series' landmark 300th episode, "Dog Bites Bear," airs Sunday, Jan. 14 (9 p.m.). In the episode, Brian and Stewie get into a friendship-ending fight, while Peter finally meets his idol.

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