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Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 2:37PM EDT
Kelsey Grammer boards Fox legal drama Proven Innocent
The former Frasier star, who's last major TV role was on Amazon's The Last Tycoon, is returning to Fox to play Gore Bellows, which Deadline describes as "a hard-as-nails and tough-on-crime state’s attorney, who goes up against an underdog legal team committed to reopening investigations to exonerate the innocent who were 'proven' guilty." Grammer, who's had a long-running role as Sideshow Bob on The Simpsons, replaces Brian D'Arcy James in a recasting. James may return in a different role. Proven Innocent, co-created by Empire's Danny Strong, is scheduled for a midseason premiere.
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 10:52PM EDT
Fox picks up retirement community comedy The Cool Kids and Danny Strong legal drama Proven Innocent
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The Cool Kids, from the team behind It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, stars Vicki Lawrence, David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan and Martin Mull in a comedy about three male friends in a retirement community who are "blown out of the water" by the "female rebel" newcomer. Proven Innocent, from Empire co-creator Strong, follows a wrongful-conviction firm, with a cast that includes Rachelle Lefevre and Vincent Kartheiser.
# TOPICS: The Cool Kids, FOX, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Proven Innocent, Danny Strong, David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan, Martin Mull, Rachelle Lefevre , Vicki Lawrence, Vincent Kartheiser, Cancellations, Renewals & Pickups
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 5:49PM EDT
Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser joins Fox's legal drama pilot from Empire's Danny Strong
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Kartheiser will pay an "intrepid, scrappy and endearing investigator" for a law firm devoted to those who are wrongfully convicted. The role brings Kartheiser, who starred on The WB's Angel, back to broadcat television.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 3:15AM EST
Fox picks up a third drama pilot from an Empire boss
Co-creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong now each have pilots at Fox, as does executive producer and former showrunner Ilene Chaiken.
Posted Tuesday 11/07/17 at 3:26PM EST
Empire to halt filming for a few weeks
The production break will allow the writers, including co-creators Danny Strong and Lee Daniels, to regroup and plan the final nine episodes of the season.