FOX Renewals and Cancellations: Learn the Fates of ‘Empire’, ‘The Following’ and More

The past week has been one ripe with renewal and cancellation news thanks to that special time of year known as network upfronts and although FOX’s upfront presentation isn’t until Monday May 11th, news of some network cancellations, renewals and pickups has already been trickling in all week.

FOX comedies that fans will see return for a new season are New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Last Man on Earth, along with animated comedies Bob’s Burgers and The Simpsons, the latter of which got a two season order.

Sleepy Hollow, Gotham, Empire and Bones, the network’s big dramas will return for new seasons as well.

Now heading over to cancelled-land. Mulaney, Red Band Society, The Following and Backstrom have all bitten the big one.

FOX canceled Mindy Kaling’s The Mindy Project as well, but the series may live on over at Hulu.

American Idol, Family Guy, Hell’s Kitchen and Weird Loners are all in limbo-land for the time being, but we’d be surprised if at least 2 of those show’s weren’t renewed. We’ll let you guess which two.

FOX has also ordered some new series’ to fill the void left by the previously-mentioned canceled shows. Here’s a list of the new shows announced so far, along with their respective loglines:

Minority Report
Logline: The drama takes place 10 years after the end of Precrime in D.C., when one of the three Precogs struggles to lead a “normal” human life, but remains haunted by visions the future, when he meets a detective haunted by her past, who just may help him find a purpose to his gift. Based on the feature film.

The Frankenstein Code
Logline: The drama follows the morally corrupt and retired cop Ray Pritchard. He’s given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. He’ll have to choose between his old lifestyle and a new sense of purpose with a second chance at life while navigating the complicated relationship with his “creators”: an antisocial Internet billionaire and his bio-engineer twin sister.

Logline: Based on the DC Comics character Lucifer who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the beauty of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals

Logline: The investigative drama centers around the brilliant Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr., the top private pathologist in all of Miami. In his lab, he finds secrets in the bodies of those usually dismissed. Despite being surrounded by death, Rosewood is obsessed with life and it frustrates the cynical female detective he often works with, but she can’t argue with the results his perspective provides.

The Grinder
Logline: Rob Lowe stars as beloved TV lawyer Dean Sanderson (aka “The Grinder”). When his long-running hit series comes to an end, he finds himself at a crossroads in life and decides to move back to his small home and take over his family’s law firm.

A Guide to Surviving Life
Logline: After a particularly calamitous experience, 26-year-old Cooper Barrett turns to camera and, using cautionary tales from his own life, episode by episode, helps the youth of America survive the ridiculous disaster that is life and love in your 20’s.

Logline: The single-cam comedy follows a longtime bachelor whose life is upended when he discovers he’s a father – and a grandfather.

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