Fox at TCA: The Gifted Renewed, Prison Break Season 6 & More!!!

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Fox is not ready to say goodbye to the X-Men universe quite yet. 

The network has confirmed that The Gifted will return for Season 2! 

Not Easy Being Parents - The Gifted Season 1 Episode 11

The news comes just days after the series posted new lows after the network opted to air the show on New Year's Day. 

Fox confirmed the renewal at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour. 

The Gifted Season 1 is averaging 3.3 million viewers and a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49, but the network claims the show surges 146 percent in delayed viewing to 8.3 million viewers. 

It sure looks like the network is continuing to focus on other metrics when renewing the lower performing series. 

Tensions Heat Up - The Gifted

At least fans will not be left hanging when The Gifted Season 1 comes to a close on January 15. 

In addition to the exciting news for The Gifted, the network also confirmed when fans could expect New Girl to return to the air for its final season. 

The eight-episode swan song will bow Tuesday, April 10 at 9:30/8:30c on the network before signing off for good with a one-hour series finale on May 15. 

Is She Uncool? - New Girl

New Girl Season 7 will find the characters in a very different place to where they were when New Girl Season 6 ended. 

In fact, the show has a four-year time jump on the cards and it means we will get to see some very different storylines. 

Aside from those two stories, Fox president, Michael Thorn confirmed to reporters that more Prison Break is in development. 

Fox Chairman and CEO Gary Newman later revealed that the new season “would not [feature] an entirely new cast,” adding that creator Paul Scheuring “had an idea for another season. He came in and pitched it. But it’s super early. We haven’t seen any written materials yet.”  

So, Dominic Purcell was for real when he shared the following on Instagram a few weeks ago. 

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Do we really need another season featuring one of the characters stuck behind bars?

Let's hope there is some creativity in terms of refreshing the show because we're not so sure people would tune if it was a rehash of an old plot. 

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The Gifted Quotes

The X-Men? The Brotherhood? We don't even know if they exist anymore! We're alone and we are getting picked off one-by-one.


Stop right there. Let me be clear -- Andy needs help and if he doesn't get it, I will sue this school into oblivion.