Mary Murphy, Jamie Foxx and 'Raising Hope' will return to Fox
January 12th, 2011
10:43 AM ET

Mary Murphy, Jamie Foxx and 'Raising Hope' will return to Fox

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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  1. john e.

    To bad they cancelled the good guys & running wilde because those was 2 bust-a-gut funny shows also.

    January 12, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ed

    Raising Hope is one of the best comedy series to come in a long time! Actors are hysterical and love the suttle serious message in every episode. Congrats Fox – I think you have a winner!

    January 12, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Melissa

      I KNOW! I LOVE this show! LOVE IT! It's the best show to come along in a while! SO GLAD it's been succesful!!!!

      June 21, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. cheefsfury


    January 12, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Mormon

      That's the Joker form the 1989 Batman film, I think they're thinking of making a redo of the film...

      January 12, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |

      Plastic surgery is what happened! Thats a terrible thing....

      January 12, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |

      well after looking at it again, its more like botox

      January 12, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |

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