LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- FOX has released synopses of all 21 of its returning series. They are as follows:
[EDITOR'S NOTE: These descriptions contain SPOILERS about various plot developments and cast changes, most notably "Bones" and "Prison Break."]
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Real Time Productions, Imagine Television, 20th Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran, Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Jon Cassar, Kiefer Sutherland, Brian Grazer, Manny Coto, David Fury
CAST: Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer, Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O'Brian, Janeane Garofalo as Janis Gold, Cherry Jones as President Allison Taylor, Carlos Bernard as Tony Almeida, James Morrison as Bill Buchanan, Annie Wersching as Renee Walker, Colm Feore as Henry Taylor, Bob Gunton as Ethan Kanin, Rhys Coiro as Sean Hillinger, Jeffrey Nordling as Larry Moss
24, celebrating its 150th episode this season, is one of the most innovative, addictive and acclaimed dramas on television. In just six seasons, the suspenseful
series has been nominated for a total of 57 Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Drama Series (2006) and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for
star Kiefer Sutherland (2006). Season Six garnered a sixth consecutive Emmy nomination for Sutherland and second consecutive nomination for supporting
actor Jean Smart.
Season Seven of 24 promises to combine the show's unique and trend-setting format with compelling new elements. Each episode again will cover one
hour of real time, as viewers follow JACK BAUER (Kiefer Sutherland) through another astonishing day.
In Season Six, Jack Bauer put it all on the line to thwart nuclear terrorist attacks and prevent critical technology from falling into the wrong hands. When
we last saw Bauer, he stood alone contemplating his future as the impact of the day's gut-wrenching sacrifices and intense personal pain set in.
The series gets a jumpstart on the clock this fall with the unprecedented 24: DAY 7 prequel, a two-hour event airing this November. Set and shot
on location in Africa, Jack Bauer battles an international crisis, while here at home the nation prepares for a new president on inauguration day.
Taking place just a few months before the new day dawns, this story will set the stage and raise the stakes for Season Seven.
Set in Washington, DC, "Day 7" opens with CTU dismantled and Jack Bauer on trial. Bauer's day takes an unexpected turn when former
colleague TONY ALMEIDA (Carlos Bernard) returns. Meanwhile, newly elected President ALLISON TAYLOR (Cherry Jones) leads the
country alongside White House Chief of Staff ETHAN KANIN (Bob Gunton) and First Gentleman HENRY TAYLOR (Colm Feore).
A national security crisis prompts an investigation by a team of FBI agents including Agent JANIS GOLD (Janeane Garofalo), Agent
RENEE WALKER (Annie Wersching), Agent LARRY MOSS (Jeffrey Nordling) and Agent SEAN HILLINGER (Rhys Coiro). Although CTU
is no longer, CHLOE O'BRIAN (Mary Lynn Rajskub) and BILL BUCHANAN (James Morrison) are back for another momentous day
of shocking events.
24, created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, is a production of Real Time Productions and Imagine Television in association
with 20th Century Fox Television. Surnow, Cochran, Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Jon Cassar, Manny Coto, David Fury, Kiefer
Sutherland and Brian Grazer are the executive producers.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman, Rich Appel, Rick Wiener, Kenny Schwartz, David Zuckerman
VOICE CAST: Seth MacFarlane as Stan Smith and Roger, Wendy Schaal as Francine Smith, Rachael MacFarlane as Hayley Smith, Scott Grimes as Steve Smith, Dee Bradley Baker as Klaus
AMERICAN DAD, the animated series that follows die-hard Republican and card-carrying NRA member STAN SMITH (Seth MacFarlane) and his hilariously
odd family in Langley Falls, VA, is back to salute a fourth season of laughs.
Stan's not-so-smart wife FRANCINE (Wendy Schaal) has an unfaltering loyalty that allows her to turn a blind eye toward Stan's unabashed arrogance. Stan
constantly butts heads with his 18-year-old daughter HAYLEY (Rachael MacFarlane), who knows just how to push her father's buttons by being liberal in
both her beliefs and in the amount of hippie boyfriends she chooses to date. Hayley's 14-year-old brother is the geeky yet cocky STEVE (Scott Grimes),
a kid who seems to be on the constant verge of puberty but can't quite make sense of the opposite sex.
The Smith household is rounded out by two rather unconventional members. There's the selfish and sarcastic space alien, ROGER (Seth MacFarlane),
who lives in the attic and drinks like it's always happy hour; and KLAUS (Dee Bradley Baker), an attention-starved goldfish with the brain of a German
guy whose always willing to vocalize his opinions whether anyone is listening or not.
This eccentric family full of radically different personalities is just trying to find a way to love and trust each other during these increasingly
unpredictable times. And with a guy like Stan in charge of our national security, it's going to be a hilarious ride.
The comedy continues this season when Stan becomes an exotic dancer, Roger decides to have his home planet blow up Earth and Steve
and his friends plan a heist at a classmate's bar mitzvah.
AMERICAN DAD is a 20th Century Fox Television production. Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman serve as co-creators and
executive producers and Rich Appel, Rick Wiener, Kenny Schwartz and David Zuckerman serve as executive producers.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: FremantleMedia North America, 19 Entertainment
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Nigel Lythgoe, Ken Warwick, Simon Fuller, Cecile Frot-Coutaz
HOST: Ryan Seacrest
JUDGES: Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson
Television's No. 1 show returns for its eighth season when AMERICAN IDOL premieres in January 2009. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the hit series empowers
viewers to discover America's next solo singing superstar by voting for their favorites to win the coveted American Idol title.
Every year, thousands of hopefuls from across the nation audition for a shot at stardom and a chance to be the next American Idol. The show's judges
� Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson � winnow down the competitors to a select group of semifinalists who sing their hearts out each
week for the studio audience and the television viewers. The judges have their say after every performance, but it's the viewing public that determines
who advances to the next round of the competition and who goes home. Voting via telephone and text-messaging begins immediately after each
performance show, and the results are announced during the following night's broadcast.
Season Seven finalists have showcased their talent by preparing selections from the Lennon/McCartney songbook, songs from the year they
were born and inspirational tunes. The contestants have also performed the music of Dolly Parton, Mariah Carey, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Neil
Diamond. These legendary artists not only shared their expertise with the contestants, they also provided audience members the opportunity to
experience a variety of musical styles.
Eventually the competition is narrowed down to two finalists who compete for a major recording contract and the American Idol title. Past
winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks and Jordin Sparks already have risen to the top of the
Beginning in 2007, AMERICAN IDOL launched IDOL GIVES BACK, a charity special that has raised more than $135 million to fight
extreme poverty in the U.S. and around the world. The special, featuring international talent and sports figures, has been honored with
the prestigious 2007 Governors Award, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' highest accolade. The show has also been
recognized by President George W. Bush, HRH Prince Charles and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder and CEO of 19 Entertainment; and executiveproduced
by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America; Nigel Lythgoe, President, 19 Television; and Ken
Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America.
AMERICA'S MOST WANTED: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: STF Productions, Inc., 20th Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Lance Heflin
HOST: John Walsh
The groundbreaking series AMERICA'S MOST WANTED: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK returns for a 22nd season of remarkable television and public service. With
1,000 criminal captures to date, AMW has done more than entertain and inform: it has changed the landscape of American law enforcement. Lauded by
viewers, critics and law-enforcement organizations nationwide and commended by Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George
W. Bush, this empowering hour has quite literally changed the lives of thousands of victims and perpetrators of crime.
Leading the charge is host JOHN WALSH, a nationally recognized advocate of victims' rights and a tireless voice on behalf of missing and exploited
children. As a direct result of the extraordinary partnership between AMW and its viewers, AMERICA'S MOST WANTED has helped to capture 1,000
criminals, including 17 from the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. One of Walsh's proudest achievements: the show has also reunited 43 missing children
with their families. Among these triumphs was the miraculous recovery of kidnapped teen Elizabeth Smart, which resulted from AMW viewer tips.
In addition, Walsh teamed up with Elizabeth's father, Ed Smart, to support the "Amber Alert" bill, which put a national spotlight on the need for a
nationwide missing-child alert.
The George W. Bush administration has invited AMW to do shows from the White House and profile wanted terrorists on two occasions. In 2003,
Walsh joined President Bush in a Rose Garden ceremony at the White House as the PROTECT Act of 2003, which expanded the use of Amber
Alerts, was signed into law. AMW again broadcast from the White House on July 29, 2006, two days after another Rose Garden ceremony at
which President Bush signed into law the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.
Since its inception, AMERICA'S MOST WANTED has been a socially responsible program committed to making our towns and cities safer
for all of us.
AMERICA'S MOST WANTED: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK is produced by STF Productions, Inc. Lance Heflin is executive producer.
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER?
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Mark Burnett Productions, ZOO Productions
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mark Burnett, Barry Poznick, John Stevens
HOST: Jeff Foxworthy
Classes resume for the third session of the A+ hit quiz show ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER?. Acclaimed comedian Jeff Foxworthy is at the head
of the class as host of this atypical game show, which measures adults' lack of knowledge � as revealed by how much they've forgotten since grammar
school. The family-friendly fun continues next season when the show enrolls a new class of 5th graders.
On the show, adult contestants find themselves revisiting the classroom, tackling subjects they've already been taught � from art to geography and math
to social studies. The test questions, derived from actual textbooks used in the 1st through 5th grades, are similar to the following:
1. 1st Grade Social Studies: What was the first name of the first U.S. First Lady?
2. 2nd Grade Science: The chimpanzee's native habitat is on what continent?
3. 3rd Grade English: What is the singular form of the word "lice"?
4. 4th Grade Literature: Who wrote the book "Little House on the Prairie"?
5. 5th Grade Science: What is the most abundant element in the universe?
When the questions prove to be challenging, as they inevitably do, the contestants are not alone; there is a way to "cheat" in this classroom.
Adults can get some elementary help by using a "peek," "copy" or "save" from actual 5th grade classmates to determine the correct a-n-s-we-
r and graduate toward the top prize of $1 million.
Highlights of the sophomore season included celebrities Regis Philbin, Clay Aiken, Kellie Pickler, Tony Hawk, Billy Bush and Miss America
Lauren Nelson entering the classroom to be quizzed for charity.
Mark Burnett Productions produces ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? in association with ZOO Productions. Burnett, Barry
Poznick and John Stevens serve as executive producers.
4. Laura Ingalls Wilder
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Far Field Productions, Josephson Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Hart Hanson, Barry Josephson, Stephen Nathan
CREATOR: Hart Hanson
CAST: Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance Brennan, David Boreanaz as FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth, TJ Thyne as Dr. Jack Hodgins, Michaela Conlin as Angela Montenegro, Tamara Taylor as Dr. Camille "Cam" Saroyan, John Francis Daley as Dr. Lance Sweets
From executive producers Hart Hanson, Barry Josephson and Stephen Nathan comes the fourth exciting season of BONES, a darkly amusing procedural
with humor, heart and character, inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs.
DR. TEMPERANCE BRENNAN (Emily Deschanel) is a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, DC,
and writes novels as a sideline. When the standard methods of identifying a body are useless � when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or
destroyed that CSI gives up � law enforcement calls in Brennan for her uncanny ability to read clues left behind in the victim's bones.
Most law enforcement can't handle Brennan's intelligence, her drive for the truth, or the way she flings herself headlong into every investigation.
SPECIAL AGENT SEELEY BOOTH (David Boreanaz) of the FBI's Homicide Investigations Unit is the exception. A former Army sniper, Booth mistrusts
science and scientists � the "squints," as he calls them � who pore over the physical evidence of a crime. But even he cannot deny that the
combination of his people-smarts and Brennan's scientific acumen makes them a formidable team.
Aside from Booth, Brennan is most comfortable with her equally brilliant colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab. ANGELA
MONTENEGRO (Michaela Conlin), an artist who specializes in reconstructing facial features and crime scenes, is Brennan's earthy and bawdy
best friend; "the bug guy," conspiracy theorist DR. JACK HODGINS (TJ Thyne), is an expert on insects, spores and minerals; and DR.
CAMILLE "CAM" SAROYAN (Tamara Taylor), the street-smart and centered coroner, must wrangle all the geniuses under her purview.
Lending his professional expertise to Brennan and Booth is DR. LANCE SWEETS (John Francis Daley), a brilliant young psychologist who
is equally adept at profiling murderers and providing "couples therapy" to Booth and Brennan.
Season four of BONES finds Booth and Brennan dealing with changes among the "squints" as well as in their own relationship, and a
revolving group of grad students pitch in to help them solve murders.
BONES is from Far Field Productions and Josephson Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Hart Hanson,
Barry Josephson and Stephen Nathan are executive producers.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Langley Productions Inc., FTS Productions
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: John Langley
PRODUCERS: Jimmy Langley, Morgan Langley
SUPERVISING PRODUCER: Doug Waterman
Entering a remarkable 21st season, the groundbreaking series COPS � which was instrumental in launching the reality genre with its video v�rit� style � has
penetrated the American psyche unlike any other show in television history, and has earned a place in popular culture.
Last season, the four-time Emmy Award-nominated program celebrated a milestone 700th episode, making it one of the longest-running primetime series
currently airing on broadcast television. COPS continues to rank No. 1 in its time period among key demographics.
COPS has profiled law enforcement agencies in over 140 U.S. cities and has also filmed in Hong Kong, London, Central and South America, Moscow
and St. Petersburg. It was the first American television program to follow the police in the former Soviet Union.
Next season, COPS will cover the U.S. from coast to coast, filming police activity in California, Florida, Texas, Minnesota and Nevada.
John Langley is the creator and executive producer of COPS for Langley Productions Inc. in association with FTS Productions.
DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS!
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: RDF USA, Brad Lachman Productions
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Brad Lachman, Jeff Apploff, Chris Coelen, Greg Goldman
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Michael Weinberg, Bill Bracken
HOST: Wayne Brady
DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS! is the addictive game show hosted by Wayne Brady. The musical series hit a high note last season with all-star episodes
headlined by recording artists including Boyz II Men, Bret Michaels (Poison and "Rock of Love") and Kimberley Locke (AMERICAN IDOL) who competed for
charity, as well as Gloria Gaynor and Kenny Loggins who made surprise guest appearances.
On DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS! contestants choose songs from different genres, decades and musical artists. They then take center stage to sing
alongside the studio band as the lyrics are projected on screen, but suddenly the music stops and the words disappear. Will the contestants belt out the
correct missing lyric or will they freeze under pressure? After each correct response, contestants must decide to "stay and play" or "take the money and
run." If they sing nine songs correctly, they are presented with a No. 1 hit and one final missing lyric for the top prize of $1 million. It's that simple: 10
songs, 10 missing lyrics, 1 million dollars.
DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS! is produced by RDF USA and Brad Lachman Productions. Lachman, Jeff Apploff, Chris Coelen and Greg Goldman
serve as executive producers. Michael Weinberg and Bill Bracken serve as co-executive producers. The show was created by Apploff.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Seth MacFarlane, David A. Goodman, Chris Sheridan, Danny Smith
VOICE CAST: Seth MacFarlane as Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin and Brian Griffin, Alex Borstein as Lois Griffin, Seth Green as Chris Griffin, Mila Kunis as Meg Griffin
Since its debut in 1999, the Emmy-nominated animated series FAMILY GUY has attracted an impressively loyal following of devoted fans and has sold over
16 million combined DVD units, making it the second-largest-selling TV series ever.
The show follows the adventures of lovable oaf PETER GRIFFIN (Seth MacFarlane) and his hilariously odd family of middle-class New Englanders. LOIS
(Alex Borstein) is Peter's loving wife, a former Miss Teen Rhode Island who rules the roost but is one step away from a nervous breakdown. Then there
are their kids: frumpy, 16-year-old MEG (Mila Kunis), the family's punching bag; 13-year-old CHRIS (Seth Green), a kid who can't make sense of the
opposite sex, much less the evil monkey hiding in his closet; and 1-year-old STEWIE (MacFarlane), a diabolically clever baby whose heterosexuality is
hanging by a thread. Rounding out the Griffin household is BRIAN (MacFarlane), the family dog, a member of Mensa with a penchant for dry martinis
and dumb blondes.
During the upcoming sixth season, the Griffin family will enter the "Star Wars" universe once again with a parody of "The Empire Strikes Back"; Lois
gets a job working for FOX News; and Peter has to go back to 3rd grade in order to qualify for a work promotion. Meanwhile, Stewie creates a time
machine and he and Brian travel back to Poland during World War II.
In addition to the regular cast, FAMILY GUY has featured guest voice appearances by a wide range of notables, including Drew Barrymore,
Robert Downey Jr., Rob Lowe, Hugh Hefner, Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Kiefer Sutherland, James Woods, New England Patriots quarterback
Tom Brady and the legendary rock group KISS.
FAMILY GUY is a 20th Century Fox Television production. Seth MacFarlane is creator/executive producer, David A. Goodman is executive
producer/show-runner and Chris Sheridan and Danny Smith are executive producers.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Granada America, In association with A. Smith & Co.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Arthur Smith, Kent Weed
CHEF: Gordon Ramsay
World-renowned chef GORDON RAMSAY is back for a fifth course of the sizzling unscripted series HELL'S KITCHEN. The show follows wannabe chefs as
they slice and dice their way through each episode, vying for Ramsay's attention in hopes of winning a life-changing culinary prize.
The intensity heats up each week as the ambitious hopefuls try to prove they have what it takes. Ramsay weeds out the bad apples, keeping only those who
possess the right combination of ingredients to achieve success. Both his sharp tongue and the contestants' inexperience are often a recipe for disaster
in this pressure-cooker environment. Only one thing is certain: If the contestants can't stand the heat, they'll have to get out of HELL'S KITCHEN.
HELL'S KITCHEN is a Granada America production in association with A. Smith & Co. Arthur Smith and Kent Weed serve as executive producers.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Universal Media Studios
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Katie Jacobs, David Shore, Paul Attanasio, Bryan Singer, Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner, Thomas L. Moran
CREATOR: David Shore
CAST: Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House, Lisa Edelstein as Dr. Lisa Cuddy, Robert Sean Leonard as Dr. James Wilson, Omar Epps as Dr. Eric Foreman, Jennifer Morrison as Dr. Allison Cameron, Jesse Spencer as Dr. Robert Chase, Olivia Wilde as Thirteen, Peter Jacobson as Dr. Chris Taub, Kal Penn as Dr. Lawrence Kutner
HOUSE, an innovative take on the medical drama, solves mysteries where the villain is a medical malady and the hero is an irreverent, controversial doctor
who trusts no one, least of all his patients.
HOUSE is the No.1 scripted series among Adults 18-34 and Teens, as well as the No. 2 scripted series among Adults 18-49. The post-Super Bowl XLII
episode of HOUSE was the series' highest rated episode ever across all demos and the highest rated scripted program on any network in two years
among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers.
The show as been honored with two Emmy Awards and 11 nominations, including two for Outstanding Drama Series and two for Hugh Laurie; the
2006 Humanitas Prize and three Humanitas finalist honors; two Golden Globe Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Laurie; a Golden Globe
Award nomination for Best Television Series, Drama; a Peabody Award; the People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Drama and the Writers Guild
Award for Episodic Drama. In addition, the show has been honored by the American Film Institute as one of the TV Programs of the Year.
DR. GREGORY HOUSE (Hugh Laurie), devoid of bedside manner and dealing with his own constant physical pain, uses a cane that seems to
punctuate his acerbic, brutally honest demeanor. For the past four seasons, he has shepherded an elite team of experts who help him unravel
diagnostic mysteries. He has a good friend and confidant in oncology specialist DR. JAMES WILSON (Robert Sean Leonard) and there's
some volatile chemistry between House and DR. LISA CUDDY (Lisa Edelstein), the Dean of Medicine and hospital administrator.
In Season Four, House orchestrated a series of major changes to his diagnostic team and narrowed down 40 applicants to three, hiring
DR. CHRIS TAUB (Peter Jacobson), THIRTEEN (Olivia Wilde) and DR. LAWRENCE KUTNER (Kal Penn) who join neurologist DR. ERIC
FOREMAN (Omar Epps). Former team members DR. ALLISON CAMERON (Jennifer Morrison) and DR. ROBERT CHASE (Jesse
Spencer) no longer have to answer to House as Cameron heads up Emergency Medicine and Chase is working in Surgery.
HOUSE is from Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions in association with Universal Media
Studios. Katie Jacobs, David Shore, Paul Attanasio, Bryan Singer, Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner and Thomas L. Moran are
KING OF THE HILL
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, Deedle-Dee Productions, Judgemental Films, 3 Arts Entertainment
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mike Judge, Greg Daniels, John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, Jim Dauterive, Garland Testa, Howard Klein, Michael Rotenberg
VOICE CAST: Mike Judge as Hank Hill and Boomhauer, Kathy Najimy as Peggy Hill, Pamela S. Adlon as Bobby Hill, Brittany Murphy as Luanne Platter, Johnny Hardwick as Dale Gribble, Stephen Root as Bill Dauterive
KING OF THE HILL, one of the longest-running comedies currently on primetime television, depicts the life and times of HANK HILL, his family and his
neighbors in the fictional town of Arlen, TX.
Hank (voiced by Mike Judge) is a hard-working, loyal family man and proud Texan whose Rock of Gibraltar is his wife, PEGGY (Kathy Najimy). Peggy
thinks of herself as a true Renaissance woman: realtor, substitute Spanish teacher, fast-pitch softball hurler, local Boggle champion and notary public.
Hank and Peggy's pride and joy is their 13-year-old son, BOBBY (Pamela S. Adlon). Rounding out the family is Hank's 18-year-old niece, LUANNE
(Brittany Murphy), who recently got married to LUCKY (Tom Petty). Hank is the undisputed alpha male among his neighborhood buddies, DALE (Johnny
Hardwick), BILL (Stephen Root) and BOOMHAUER (Judge).
In the upcoming 13th season, Luanne and Lucky have a baby; Hank has an uplifting experience under the knife; Peggy is crushed when she realizes
she's no longer cool; and Hank learns that his boss BUCK STRICKLAND (Root) has an illegitimate son.
KING OF THE HILL has received numerous accolades over the past 12 years, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program, a
Nancy Susan Reynolds Award, a Women's Image Network Award and Environmental Media Awards in 2001, 2003 and 2005. The series has
also garnered numerous nominations for Annie Awards, Prism Awards and Shine Awards. KING OF THE HILL is translated into numerous
languages and licensed in almost 50 countries around the world.
In addition to the regular cast, KING OF THE HILL has featured special guest voice appearances by Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Ben Stiller,
Chris Rock, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew McConaughey, Meryl Streep, Bernie Mac, Reese Witherspoon, Pamela Anderson, Willie Nelson,
Sally Field, Jason Bateman, Ren�e Zellweger, Johnny Knoxville, No Doubt and the Dixie Chicks.
Mike Judge and Greg Daniels are co-creators/executive producers. John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, Jim Dauterive, Garland Testa,
Howard Klein, and Michael Rotenberg are executive producers of KING OF THE HILL, which is a 20th Century Fox Television
Production in association with Deedle-Dee Productions, Judgemental Films and 3 Arts Entertainment.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Granada America, Optomen, In association with A. Smith & Co.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, Patricia Llewellyn
CHEF: Gordon Ramsay
Once again, famed Chef GORDON RAMSAY is taking off his apron and stepping out of his own kitchen to rescue restaurant owners in crisis. In this sizzling
unscripted series, Chef Ramsay hits the road, exposing restaurants that are barely staying afloat.
Whether it's due to lazy chefs, temperamental wait staff or unsanitary kitchens � it's time to call the restaurant industry's equivalent of 911. Each week,
Chef Ramsay will expose the stressful realities of trying to run a successful food business while attempting to turn one uninviting, deserted eatery into the
hippest, most sought-after venue in town.
Inspired by one of the U.K.'s biggest hits, KITCHEN NIGHTMARES is seen in more than 50 territories around the globe, and the series reveals a whole
new side to Ramsay. Although still prone to the explosive outbursts and spectacular confrontations familiar to fans, he also shows his sensitive and
nurturing side � a unique blend of fury, passion, inspirational leadership and tough love that can coax a small spark of talent into a roaring flame.
Ramsay's reputation is on the line and he wastes no time getting down to business. If the fish isn't fresh from the market or the beef not aged to
perfection, it'll be thrown out the back door. If the chefs' prep work isn't up to par, he will hammer them into shape. And if they can't take the
heat, they might be forced out of the kitchen!
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES is a co-production of Granada America and Optomen in association with A. Smith & Co. Arthur Smith, Kent Weed
and Patricia Llewellyn serve as executive producers.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: QDe Entertainment
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Quincy Jones, David Salzman, Bruce Leddy, John Crane
MADtv's brand of irreverent humor has made this fast-paced, Emmy Award-winning comedy series a FOX Saturday night staple. Entering its 14th season,
MADtv is a proven audience favorite with unrivaled pop-culture parodies and politically incorrect humor. The series introduced a new look last season by
adding a live performance element and a studio audience.
The late-night sketch comedy show is noted for signature characters, celebrity impersonations and edgy pop-culture send-ups. Noted for its "spot on"
Emmy-winning music videos, this season's gems featured Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, Feist, Flo Rida, as well as duets by Avril Lavigne and Lil' Mama,
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and Will I. Am and Kim Jong Il. MADtv's parodies of television shows have been acclaimed by TV Guide as "best of
breed," with recent spoofs including Lost, The Hills, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, America's Next Top Model, Celebrity Rehab, Keeping Up
with the Kardashians, Survivor and Project Runway.
MADtv has featured guest appearances by Ryan Seacrest, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, Christopher Meloni, Queen Latifah, Kate Walsh,
Jessica Simpson, Susan Sarandon, Neil Patrick Harris, Hugh Laurie, Cedric the Entertainer, Jeff Probst, Carlos Mencia, Kathy Griffin, Dave
Navarro, Carmen Electra, Nicole Richie, Mandy Moore, Tim Robbins, Fred Willard, Pamela Anderson, Marilyn Manson, LL Cool J, The Rock
and Tyra Banks.
MADtv is a production of Quincy Jones David Salzman Entertainment. The executive producers are David Salzman, Quincy Jones, Bruce
Leddy and John Crane.
THE MOMENT OF TRUTH
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Lighthearted Entertainment, Inc.
CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Howard Schultz
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Michael Maddocks
HOST: Mark L. Walberg
THE MOMENT OF TRUTH, the No. 1 new series of the season, puts participants to the test � the lie detector test � to reveal whether or not they are telling
the truth for a chance to win half a million dollars.
On THE MOMENT OF TRUTH, the challenge is simple � answer 21 increasingly personal questions honestly, as determined by a polygraph, and win up to
$500,000. This is the only game show where participants know both the questions and the answers before they begin to play. Prior to playing, participants
are strapped to a lie detector and asked a series of questions by a polygraph expert, who records their answers. At any time, between the polygraph and
the televised game, participants can change their answers or walk away from the competition.
To win $500,000 participants have to tell the truth and answer questions such as:
� Do you think you are better looking than your friends?
� Would you say your wife is the most attractive woman you ever dated?
� Do you think you are a good person?
Of course, the questions are easier when the stakes are low � but as the prize amount increases, they will be challenged to fess up to matters
they might normally lie about. The touchier questions could be especially revealing because participants share their answers in front of
spouses, relatives and friends, hanging on every word. What deep dark secret will someone divulge for hundreds of thousands of dollars?
THE MOMENT OF TRUTH is being produced in more than 35 other countries, including Spain, Brazil, Germany, France, Italy and the
United Kingdom. The show is produced by Lighthearted Entertainment, Inc. Howard Schultz serves as creator/executive producer.
Michael Maddocks serves as co-executive producer.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Adelstein-Parouse Productions, 20th Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Paul T. Scheuring, Matt Olmstead, Marty Adelstein, Dawn Parouse, Neal H. Moritz, Kevin Hooks, Brett Ratner
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Zack Estrin, Nick Santora
CAST: Dominic Purcell as Lincoln Burrows, Wentworth Miller as Michael Scofield, William Fichtner as Alexander Mahone, Amaury Nolasco as Fernando Sucre, Wade Williams as Brad Bellick, Robert Knepper as T-Bag, Sarah Wayne Callies as Dr. Sara Tancredi, Chris Vance as James Whistler, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe as Susan B. Anthony, Danay Garcia as Sofia
The greatest escape on television continues as PRISON BREAK enters its nail-biting, action-packed fourth season.
After engineering an escape from the hellish Panamanian prison Sona, brothers MICHAEL SCOFIELD (Wentworth Miller) and LINCOLN BURROWS (Dominic
Purcell) are determined to seek justice against The Company, the shadowy group responsible for destroying their lives and killing the woman Michael loves,
DR. SARA TANCREDI (Sarah Wayne Callies).
During their quest for vengeance, Michael's world is turned upside down when he learns that Sara is still alive. Realizing the only way they will truly be
free, Michael and Lincoln avenge to find Sara and take down The Company. With the help of a government handler, they assemble a group of allies
and familiar faces including MAHONE (William Fichtner), SUCRE (Amaury Nolasco) and BELLICK (Wade Williams) to aid in their seemingly impossible
task. Unfortunately for the brothers, they must also enlist T-BAG (Robert Knepper), who unknowingly possesses a vital clue to help them pull off their
most difficult challenge yet.
They'll soon discover the only thing harder than breaking out is breaking in.
PRISON BREAK is an Adelstein-Parouse Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Paul T. Scheuring, Matt Olmstead,
Kevin Hooks, Marty Adelstein, Dawn Parouse, Neal Moritz and Brett Ratner are executive producers. Zack Estrin and Nick Santora are coexecutive
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Gracie Films, 20th Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean
VOICE CAST: Dan Castellaneta as Homer, Julie Kavner as Marge, Nancy Cartwright as Bart, Yeardley Smith as Lisa, Hank Azaria as Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum and others, Harry Shearer as Mr. Burns, Smithers, Ned Flanders and others
THE SIMPSONS � the longest-running primetime animated series in history and the longest-running comedy on primetime television � is a cultural institution.
Entering its 20th season, THE SIMPSONS celebrated an unprecedented 400 episodes, and the long-awaited "The Simpsons Movie" debuted to recordbreaking
box office success, garnering over $526 million worldwide to date. The series has an extremely loyal and dedicated fan base worldwide. Intelligently
written, subversively humorous and delightfully witty, THE SIMPSONS pokes fun at itself and everything in its wake.
The critically praised series has been bestowed with numerous honors, including a Peabody Award, 23 Emmy Awards, 23 Annie Awards, four Genesis
Awards, nine International Monitor Awards and seven Environmental Media Awards. THE SIMPSONS holds the Guinness Book of World Records
titles for Longest-Running Primetime Animated Television Series and Most Guest Stars Featured in a Television Series. Proving their iconic status
in pop culture, Homer Simpson's annoyed grunt � "D'oh!" � is an official word in the Oxford English Dictionary, and THE SIMPSONS has a Star on
the Hollywood Walk of Fame. With record-breaking retail sales, THE SIMPSONS reigns as one of the best-selling TV DVD property of all time. This
summer "The Simpsons Ride" opens at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, and Hollywood, CA.
Guest stars paying Springfield a visit next season include Denis Leary, Brian Grazer, Robert Forster and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Not weighed down by its lofty achievements, accolades or acclaim, the series continues to offer its loyal audience of all ages biting social and
political satire while delivering multi-leveled humor and insight. THE SIMPSONS endures as a powerful force and an American icon.
THE SIMPSONS is a Gracie Films production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening and Al Jean
are the executive producers. Film Roman is the animation house.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 19 Entertainment, Dick Clark Productions, Inc.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe, Barry Adelman
HOST: Cat Deeley
JUDGES: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy
The Emmy-winning summer hit SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, hosted by Cat Deeley, keeps viewers moving to a different beat as dancers skilled in
everything from the "street" styles of Hip-Hop, Krumping and Popping to Ballroom's Salsa, Quickstep and Jive compete to be named the nation's favorite.
About to kick off its fourth season, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE finished Summer 2007 as the No. 1 show in its time period among key demographics.
The Season Three champion, Sabra Johnson, was voted America's Favorite Dancer and waltzed off with the cash prize of $250,000. Following the season
finale, the Top 10 dancers embarked on a cross-country, 50-city performance tour.
In Season Four, producers again will travel across the country in search of dancers who represent the rhythm of America. Those who spark the judges'
interest during auditions will be invited to call-backs, where they will work with top choreographers. During the call-back week, the judges choose the
Top 20 dancers who will continue in the competition.
In the performance round, the 20 finalists dance for America's votes, and each week the six contestants comprising the bottom three couples
are given a chance to perform solo routines to encourage viewers to keep them on the show. Then the judges decide which dancers stay in the
competition and which two are eliminated.
Once the series is down to the Top 10 finalists, it's solely up to America to decide who remains in the competition. Following the performance
shows, viewers can vote for their favorite couples. The live results shows reveal who keeps dancing and who goes home.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and comes from 19 Entertainment, Ltd. and Dick
Clark Productions, Inc. It is executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe and Barry Adelman.
TALKSHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Fox Television Studios
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/HOST: Spike Feresten
Back for a third season, TALKSHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN is a fast-paced late-night talk show that features celebrity guests and irreverent comedy
sketches � both inside the studio and out on the street.
Hosted by Emmy-nominated writer SPIKE FERESTEN ("Seinfeld," "Late Show with David Letterman"), TALKSHOW offers a fresh approach to the
conventional late-night format and has established a reputation as one of the funniest late-night talk shows on TV.
TALKSHOW will return with fan-favorites like "Idiot Paparazzi" and "Comedy for Stoners," along with a hilarious guest cast including 98-year-old
correspondent Mae Laborde and angry local news reporter Rick Richards.
In the first two seasons, TALKSHOW has welcomed guests such as Jerry Seinfeld, Ryan Seacrest, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Cheryl Hines, Fred Willard,
Jason Alexander, Jordin Sparks and many others.
TALKSHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN, executive-produced by Feresten, is a production of Fox Television Studios.
TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: C2 Pictures, Warner Bros. Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Josh Friedman, John Wirth, James Middleton, Mario F. Kassar, Andrew G. Vajna, Joel B. Michaels
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Toni Graphia, Natalie Chaidez
CAST: Lena Headey as Sarah Connor, Thomas Dekker as John Connor, Summer Glau as Cameron, Brian Austin Green as Derek Reese, Richard T. Jones as James Ellison
At the end of "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," SARAH CONNOR (Lena Headey) vanquished the Terminator sent from the future to kill her teenage son, JOHN
(Thomas Dekker). Sarah and John now find themselves alone in a dangerous, complicated world. Fugitives from the law, they are confronted with the reality
that enemies from the present and the future could attack at any moment.
TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, the No. 1 new scripted series this season among Adults 18-49, reveals what happens when Sarah
stops running and goes on the offensive against an ever-evolving technological enemy bent on destroying her life, and perhaps the world. Her son,
16-year-old John Connor, is only now taking steps towards embracing his destiny as the future savior of mankind. John finds himself caught between
his fearless protector, the sexy but sweet cyborg CAMERON (Summer Glau), and his uncle DEREK REESE (Brian Austin Green) who refuses to accept
Cameron as an ally. Former FBI agent JAMES ELLISON (Richard T. Jones) has been transformed into a believer. Accepting Sarah's reality that "no
one is ever safe," he's now bent on figuring out his role in this ever-evolving fate.
Season Two only heightens the intensity of the Connor family's situation as Sarah attempts to locate The Turk and John emerges into the leader
he's expected to be. How long can Cameron protect them before they're discovered by Skynet? How long can they keep up this dog fight?
Produced by C2 Pictures in association with Warner Bros. Television, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES is executiveproduced
by Josh Friedman, John Wirth and James Middleton. Toni Graphia and Natalie Chaidez serve as co-executive producers.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Sony Pictures Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS/WRITERS/CREATORS: Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Tim Hobert, Steve Skrovan
CAST: Brad Garrett as Eddie Stark, Joely Fisher as Joy Stark, Eddie Kaye Thomas as Jeff Woodcock, Kat Foster as Steph Woodcock, J.B. Smoove as Kenneth Westchester
'TIL DEATH is a comedy about the triumphs and tribulations of marriage and friendship from very different perspectives. It's about the funny - and annoying
- things that happen between husbands, wives, neighbors and friends day after day after day.
EDDIE (Brad Garrett) and JOY STARK (Joely Fisher) are your typical long-married couple: Eddie is the unemotional, cynical and somewhat rude husband
while Joy is the caring, loving wife who on a daily basis has to put up with all things Eddie. You could say Joy is the yin to Eddie's yang. As a long-timemarried
couple, they've been through it all together � and actually survived. Joy and Eddie are the perfect fit. As much as they gripe about their marriage,
Eddie really does love Joy and Joy, despite it all, loves Eddie for who he is.
Living in suburban Philadelphia, Eddie and Joy hang with their likable but slightly annoying neighbors JEFF (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and STEPH
WOODCOCK (Kat Foster) and with KENNETH ("KENNY") WESTCHESTER (J.B. Smoove), Eddie's "little brother" from the Big Brother program.
Kenneth is a recent divorc� with a penchant for ice cream and roller-skating. He is also the guy with all the answers � just the wrong kind.
From Sony Pictures Television, 'TIL DEATH was created by real-life husband and wife Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa ("The King of Queens,"
"What Women Want," "13 Going On 30"), who also serve as executive producers. They look forward to being together 'TIL DEATH.