FOX has announced its summer plans today, and on the line-up are a couple of returning reality favorites, a couple of new hopeful reality favorites, and one scripted comedy we honestly thought would never see the light of day.
Does Someone Have To Go, a new unscripted workplace “experiment” series will premieres on a special night (Wednesday, May 15 at 9 p.m.) before moving to its regular time period of Thursdays at 8 p.m. on May 23. In the series, the boardroom doors get blown wide open when employees are given the power to make some tough decisions. Frustrated bosses will hand over the reins of their companies to the employees, offering their respective staffs a chance to make changes in the workplace– even if it means letting co-workers go. Each participating office will have its own set of issues, which will force them to take a hard look at what’s plaguing their workplace and answer the toughest question of all (hence the title of the show).
Returning for a tenth season, So You Think You Can Dance will return on May 14 at 8 p.m. with host Cat Deeley and resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, as well as guest judges including actress Minnie Driver, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, comedian Wayne Brady, All-Star Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Adam Shankman, among others, at auditions in Austin, Boston, Detroit, Memphis and Los Angeles. Each two-hour show will again feature breathtaking performances as well as suspenseful eliminations, as the contestants compete to be named America’s Favorite Dancers.
The Goodwin Games, a half-hour comedy about three estranged siblings who return home after the loss of their father and unexpectedly find themselves poised to inherit more than $20 million if they can adhere to his wishes will bow on May 20 at 8:30 p.m. The series stars Scott Foley, Becki Newton, and TJ Miller.
Masterchef continues Gordon Ramsay’s FOX reign with its fourth season premiere on May 22 at 8 p.m. After a nationwide search, the best home cooks in America arrive in Los Angeles to present their signature dishes to judges Ramsay, Joe Bastianich, and Graham Elliot. The hopefuls whose dishes impress the judges the most will earn a coveted white apron and move onto the next round. Throughout the season, the judges will challenge the newest batch of contestants through a series of grueling challenges and elimination rounds to determine which home cook has the skill, drive and passion to make a mark in the culinary world and win a life-changing grand prize.
At the end of July (the 27, starting at 11 p.m.), Animation Domination High-Def launches its new alternative animated programming block with new 15-minute series, including Axe Cop (based on the hit graphic novel), High School USA!, The Untitled Lucas Brothers Project, and Golan The Insatiable.
Which will you watch?
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