As the first network to release any information on its upcoming schedules, Fox has plenty of new series on order for fall 2016, including two comedies and four new dramas.

As expected, a TV adaptation of Lethal Weapon will be landing in the 2016 lineup, with Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans starring as the famous cop duo, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, played by Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in the big-screen version.

Another upcoming adaptation that’s grabbed plenty of column inches is a new TV version of The Exorcist, which is now sure to land on screens. Geena Davis stars in this new adaptation of William Blatty’s book, which follows two men struggling to free a little girl from demonic possession.

The drama line-up is completed by Pitch – a baseball-themed series that sees the return of former Saved By The Bell star, Mark-Paul Gosselaar – and A.P.B, which sees a billionaire set up a private police force equipped with cutting-edge technology to take over a troubled precinct from the dysfunctional and corrupt Chicago Police Department.

As for comedy, Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester will be traveling through time in Making History, while The Mick follows a woman left in charge of her sister’s children when their mother flees the country to escape federal charges.

The six series freshly picked up by Fox will join 24 spin-off 24 Legacy, Lee Daniels’ Stars (a Prison Break reboot), the Shots Fired event series and Son Of Zorn, all already ordered by Fox. This lengthy list leaves little room for surprise additions and last-minute announcements when the network officially presents its fall schedules to the press, May 16.

The chances of seeing Courteney Cox – signed up for the pilot of Charity Case – return to a major network now also seem slim. – AFP Relaxnews