January 12th, 2011
10:43 AM ET
Tuesday was Fox's big day at the Television Critics' Association press tour, and as expected, they had some big announcements to make.
The first was not too unexpected, after the recent news that beloved "So You Think You Can Dance" choreographer Mia Michaels would be leaving the show. The judge she replaced last season, Mary Murphy - of "hot tamale train" fame - is coming back for the new season, news that's sure to get a very split reaction among fans of the show.
Murphy said in a press release, "I am thrilled and already dancing in my seat to be back as a permanent judge this season, which I'm sure will be the best ever."
Also expected: Fox's biggest hit of the season, "Raising Hope" will also be back, in this case for season two. The show about a family that's the dictionary definition of "dysfunctional" has grown on viewers since it debuted in the fall.
Creator Greg Garcia ("My Name is Earl") said, "“I’m happy that the show is getting another year. 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.”
More unexpected was the news that Fox is getting back in the sketch comedy business a few years after canceling "Mad TV." Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is returning to the network where it all started for him with "In Living Color," executive producing what was described by the network as "a fast-paced, half-hour sketch-comedy series starring rising comedic talent Affion Crockett."
As of right now, it doesn't seem like the show will necessarily break new ground with "spoofs of movie trailers, commercials, TV shows, music videos and celebrities," but viewers can see for themselves as the as-yet-untitled show will have a special preview following "American Idol" on March 31, before premiering June 9.
Finally, Fox made it official with their highest-profile new series since "Glee," the science fiction time-traveling show "Terra Nova," executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Originally announced to premiere this season, it will get a two-night preview on May 23 and May 24, at the very end of the season.
What do you think of how Fox's slate is shaping up?
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