Fox Orders The Exorcist, Lethal Weapon to Series

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Demons are making a comeback!

They were popping up everywhere on TV this season, and it appears there's no stopping them.

Fox just announced some of its latest series pickups, and on the schedule will be four dramas, including The Exorcist, Lethal Weapon, A.P.B and Pitch.

These series are in addition to the already ordered 24: Legacy and Star.


They haven't forgotten about comedies, oh no, ordering two single camera comedies, Making History and The Mick.

Here's what we know about each of the new orders so far:

The Exorcist

The series will be based on William Blatty's original 1971 book. A serialized thriller, Geena Davis stars as the mom of a possessed child and Alfonso Herrera and Ben Daniels are the two very different men tackling the family’s case of horrifying demonic possession and confronting the face of true evil.

Brianne Howey, Hannah Kasulka and Kurt Egyiawan also star.

Lethal Weapon

Clane Crawford stars as Texas cop and former Navy SEAL Martin Riggs suffers the loss of his wife and baby and he moves to Los Angeles to start anew.

There, he gets partnered with LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh, co-star Damon Wayons, Sr., who, having recently suffered a “minor” heart attack, must avoid any stress in his life. Based on the movie franchise.

Keesha Sharp, Jordana Brewster, Kevin Rahm, Chandler Kinney and Johnathan Fernandez also star.


An enigmatic tech billionaire purchases a troubled police precinct in the wake of a loved one’s murder. Can this eccentric and enigmatic figure’s cutting edge approach fix the broken ways of these blue-blooded veterans?

Starring Justin Kirk, Natalie Martinez, Caitlin Stasey, Taylor Handley and Eric Winter.


Story follows a young female pitcher who defies the odds when she becomes the first woman to play in the major leagues.

Starring Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Sarah Wayne Callies, Mo McRae, Meagan Holder, Tim Jo, Ali Larter and Dan Lauria.

Making History

In this comedy, three friends find a way to travel through time for truth, justice and riches, which complicates their lives in 2016. They visit some of the greatest moments of the past as they try to resolve their personal problems, while history and pop culture comically collide.

Starring Adam Pally, Leighton Meester and Yassir Lester

The Mick

With a fish-out-of-water theme, this comedy centers on a hard-living, foul-mouthed woman who moves to affluent Greenwich, CT, to raise the spoiled kids of her wealthy sister who has fled the country to avoid a federal indictment. She quickly learns what the rest of us already know: Other people’s children are awful.

Starring Kaitlin Olson, Sofia Black D’Elia, Carla Jimenez, Thomas Barbusca and Jack Stanton

So what do you think? Do these sound good to you? There are a lot of stars coming back to our sets that have been missing for a while, and I'm excited to have them back.

This looks like a pretty solid lineup coming to Fox, possibly their strongest in years. 

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