Fox Officially Cancels Scream Queens
To absolutely no one’s surprise, Fox has cancelled Scream Queens. The Ryan Murphy-produced series struggled in the ratings throughout its two-season run, securing a 1.0 demo during its freshman year, and an even lower 0.6 during its sophomore.
Keke Palmer Joins ‘Berlin Station’ Cast
Keke Palmer is joining season two of the Epix series Berlin Station as a series regular. The Scream Queens star will reportedly play April Lewis, an ambitious case manager assigned to the Berlin Station on her first assignment. The series centers on a CIA office in the midst of an investigation involving a notorious whistleblower.
Yikes! The Fox network is not having a very impressive fall season so far. Several of its sophomore shows have returned with less than impressive ratings (Gotham) and two of it’s freshman dramas have also failed to impress.
My favorite, Minority Report, got off to a shaky start on Monday night, and now Scream Queens has done the same. Via TV by the Numbers, the teen horror fest drew 4.4 million viewers for its two-hour premiere last night, garnering a modest 1.7 in the coveted 18-49 age group.
After being granted an advance preview of the new Fox horror fest Scream Queens, I have decided to write a mini-review for Brown Sista, despite the show not being something I would ordinarily watch… ever.
Starring Emma Roberts, Ariana Grande and Keke Palmer, Scream Queens is unabashedly aiming for the advertiser coveted teen demographic. The show is essentially Mean Girls meets Friday the 13th.
Promo Shots: Keke Palmer for “Scream Queens”
Fox has unveiled the new character posters for their upcoming fall horror fest Scream Queens, which co-stars former True Jackson, VP star Keke Palmer.
The show is set to premiere with a two hour special this fall on September 22, and centers around a creepy sorority house and a string of unsolved murders.
Keke plays Zayday Bubblegum, who describes her character as a cross between Michelle Obama and Beyonce.
Tika Sumpter Nabs Lead Role in ‘The Pages’
While she may have lost the opportunity to topline her own show after CBS failed to pick up her 313 pilot, actress Tika Sumpter is still a hot commodity in Hollywood. In addition to her gig on The Haves and Have Nots, Tika has also secured two new acting roles, including the lead in the upcoming political thriller The Pages.
Fox Orders New Drama Starring Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett is coming to Fox. According to published reports, the American Horror Story actress will be teaming up with the show’s producers, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, for a new series titled 911. The as yet unannounced show will reportedly be unveiled at the network’s Upfront event next week and debut as a mid-season replacement in early 2018.
TNT Bears its ‘Claws’
The TNT network has just unveiled the first teaser for their upcoming Rashida Jones-produced dramedy Claws. The one-hour series will debut this summer and stars former Scream Queens actress Niecy Nash, Judy Reyes, and Karrueche Tran.
Claws on TNT
With Scream Queens rumored to be on Fox’s chopping block, it’s a good thing co-star Niecy Nash has already lined up future employment. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Niecy will star in the upcoming TNT Rashida Jones-produced dramedy Claws.