L.A. Screenings: New from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution


Next week, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution will be screening for buyers such new series as The Orville from Seth MacFarlane and 9-1-1 from prolific creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

9-1-1 is a fast-paced exploration into the lives and careers of first responders—cops, paramedics, firefighters—the people who put their lives on the line to save others.

The Orville is a science-fiction series set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel. Its crew, both human and alien, faces the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplace…even though some of those people are from other planets, and the workplace is a faster-than-light spaceship.

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution will also be showcasing Ghosted, a single-camera, action-comedy about the unlikely partnership between two down-on-their-luck polar opposites tasked with an even more unlikely mission: saving the human race from aliens.

Also a single-camera ensemble comedy, LA to Vegas is about an airline crew and the eccentric passengers who, every weekend, take the roundtrip flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas with one goal in mind—to come back a winner.

The Gifted, meanwhile, centers on Reed and Caitlin Strucker, who are typical middle-class parents dealing with the realities of raising a family. However, when their teenage kids, Lauren and Andy, are involved in an incident at their high school that reveals they are mutants, Reed and Caitlin do everything in their power to protect their children. Forced to go on the run, the Struckers must leave behind their old lives to flee from a relentless government agency that tracks down mutants, the Sentinel Services.

The Resident focuses on three doctors at different stages of their careers and a dedicated young nurse. This new medical drama rips back the curtain to reveal the truth of what really happens, both good and bad, in hospitals across the country.

For the full list of Twentieth Century Fox’s shows that have been scheduled for the U.S. network 2017-18 season, click here.

Want a full overview of the network schedules? Check out World Screen’s U.S. Fall Season Grid here.