Upcoming FOX Show Synopsis
Entering its sixth and final 13-episode season, GLEE is a musical comedy about a group of ambitious and talented young adults in search of strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice.
Over the last five years, the series has followed a dynamic group of high school students from the halls of McKinley to the mean streets of New York City, as they embarked on life after high school. This season, after her humiliating failure as a TV actress, New Directions’ original star, RACHEL BERRY (Golden Globe Award nominee Lea Michele), comes home to Lima to figure out what she wants to do next. Upon discovering that SUE SYLVESTER (Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch) has banished the arts at McKinley, Rachel takes it upon herself to reinstate and lead the glee club. Meanwhile, BLAINE ANDERSON (Darren Criss), SAM EVANS (Chord Overstreet) and WILL SCHUESTER (Matthew Morrison) have all found surprising new gigs in Ohio. Throughout the season, other alumnae also will return to McKinley.
Rumor has it, Mr. Schue will lead Vocal Adrenaline, while Blaine will head up the Warblers.
Season 10 will begin with Brennan and the squints desperately trying to get Booth out of jail, clear his name and absolve him of crimes he did not commit. They know the only way to do this is to finish what Booth started and uncover who is behind the conspiracy at the FBI. Throughout this ordeal, Brennan and Booth both will wrestle with the decisions they made on their biggest case yet – decisions that will test their relationship, as well as their careers.
Season One ended with a surprising twist as Detective JAKE PERALTA (Samberg) was asked to go undercover for a major FBI investigation. He said his goodbyes to the precinct, and finally confessed his “romantic-styles” affection for Detective AMY SANTIAGO (Melissa Fumero), the unit’s honorary straight arrow. Jake is a gifted detective who has never had to work too hard or follow the rules too closely, perhaps because he has the best arrest record among his colleagues. That is, until CAPTAIN HOLT (Braugher) arrived as the precinct’s new by-the-book commanding officer. Captain Holt and Jake often butt heads over rules and regulations, but they have developed a strong and mutual respect for one another.
Holt’s next-in-command is Sergeant TERRY JEFFORDS (Terry Crews), a linebacker of a man, a father to twin baby girls and an unashamed minivan driver. Jeffords regained his confidence (and his license to carry a gun) after Holt helped him get over his fear of getting injured and not seeing his girls grow up.
Also working cases in Brooklyn’s 99th is Detective CHARLES BOYLE (Joe Lo Truglio), the precinct’s workhorse who idolizes Jake. Charles had long pined for the tough, sexy and scary-as-hell Detective ROSA DIAZ (Stephanie Beatriz), until he got engaged to someone else last season. Now with his wedding called off, Charles may have another shot with Rosa. That is, unless his shocking one-night stand with GINA LINETTI (Chelsea Peretti), the eccentric and self-absorbed civilian office manager, turns into something more. Rounding out the precinct’s staff are veteran officers Detective SCULLY (Joel McKinnon Miller) and Detective HITCHCOCK (Dirk Blocker). Unproductive and inept, the pair may not solve many cases, but they make an amazing pot of coffee.
With the loftmates all single in the upcoming fourth season, the pursuit of love drives them all to extremes. In the season premiere, the gang attends the last wedding of the summer and Jess sets her sights on the best man (guest star Reid Scott, “Veep”) only to find competition from the hottest scientist in the room (guest star Jessica Biel, “Total Recall,” “New Year’s Eve”). In other storylines, Schmidt tutors Jess on the not-so-fine-art of dating via mobile apps; Winston desperately wants his fellow police academy cadets to give him a nickname; Jess’ dad (guest star Rob Reiner) returns with a new girlfriend, who happen to be Jess’s high school nemesis (recurring guest star Kaitlin Olson, “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”); Nick and Schmidt must learn to share a room together; and Jess dates a man whose shortcomings below the belt fall way under the microscope.
Picking up immediately after the spellbinding events of the Season One finale, Ichabod finds himself buried alive in a coffin; Abbie is trapped in purgatory; Ichabod’s wife, KATRINA (Katia Winter), has been kidnapped by the Headless Horseman; Capt. FRANK IRVING (Orlando Jones) is behind bars for a murder he did not commit; and Abbie’s sister, JENNY (Lyndie Greenwood), is among the wreckage of a horrific car crash.
These events were due in large part to the shocking revelation that HENRY PARISH (John Noble), the trusted friend of Ichabod and Abbie, is actually Ichabod and Katrina’s son and the Second Horseman of the Apocalypse. Now, with Henry’s emergence as the Horseman of War, alongside the Headless Horseman, Sleepy Hollow has never been so close to destruction.
This season, fans will be introduced to a myriad of new faces in Sleepy Hollow, including SHERIFF LEENA REYES (guest star Sakina Jaffrey, “House of Cards”) and the enigmatic NICK HAWLEY (guest star Matt Barr, “Hatfields & McCoys”) who add new drama, excitement and intrigue to the ever-thickening story of the mystical town. Sheriff Reyes’ no-nonsense attitude threatens Ichabod and Abbie’s progress, while Hawley’s appearance in town adds romantic intrigue and a touch of scandal. For their part, Ichabod and Abbie face a new slew of netherworld evils and must combat them, at times, using fire to fight fire. Plus, the realization that their No. 1 foe is actually Ichabod’s son places loyalties – and seemingly unbreakable friendships – to the ultimate test. As always, Ichabod continues to discover more about the modern world around him – from the joys of the modern-day banking system, to a new, perplexing exercise routine: yoga.
It’s been a year since the climatic events of Season Two – a year that has made a lifetime of difference for FBI agent RYAN HARDY (Kevin Bacon). We see Ryan as we’ve never seen him before. He’s involved with GWEN (Zuleikha Robinson, “Homeland,” “Rome”), an ER doctor and the mother of a seven-year-old girl. But a peaceful life is not in the cards for Ryan as a series of horrific murders rocks New York, sending its residents into a state of fear and paranoia, and the entire city into lockdown. Ryan struggles to balance his desire to be a good partner to the woman he loves and saving the city from one of the worst threats it’s ever faced. With Ryan’s arch-nemesis, manipulative serial killer JOE CARROLL (James Purefoy), on death row, and familiar faces – including psychopath MARK (Sam Underwood) – appearing in the most unexpected ways, Ryan is forced to ask: What if this is not Joe Carroll’s work, but something much bigger? What if Joe Carroll was just the beginning?
THE MINDY PROJECT
Mindy’s love life rivaled a real-life romantic comedy this past season, when she fell for her office sparring partner, Danny. Their relationship skyrocketed to new heights when the two shared a kiss in an airplane, but when their feet hit the ground, the two doctors struggled to make their relationship work. Danny ended the romance and then acted like a jealous boyfriend when Mindy dated other men. But in the second season finale, it appeared Mindy got her fairy tale ending atop the Empire State Building, giving “Harry” and “Sally” a run for their money. Season Three will continue to explore Mindy and Danny’s romantic and professional relationship.
The family adventures continue this fall, when in the season premiere opener the unthinkable happens: a Springfield resident dies; KRUSTY (Castellaneta) plans to retire; Marge opens a sandwich franchise; Homer and Bart attempt to solve some father/son conflicts; MR. BURNS (Harry Shearer) finds a girlfriend in Democratic Assemblywoman Maxine Lombard (guest voice Jane Fonda); Bart schemes to bring down his new teacher, MR. LASSEN (guest voice Willem Dafoe), who is a terrible bully; Homer has a mid-life crisis; the cast of “Futurama” – guest voices Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr, Lauren Tom, and Tress MacNeille – makes an appearance in Springfield in a cross-over episode airing in November; and Mr. Burns loses all of his money to Tesla tycoon Elon Musk, guest-voicing as himself.
Also, the upcoming “Treehouse of Horror XXV” will feature a spoof of Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange” and a few other of the director’s classic films. Additional guest voices this season include Nick Offerman, Sarah Silverman, David Hyde Pierce, Will Forte, Jeff Ross and Matthew Sweet. An episode written by Judd Apatow also will air this season.
In this season’s special one-hour premiere of FAMILY GUY, “The Simpsons Guy,” airing Sunday, Sept. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), two of the most iconic and revered families on television will come together when the Griffins meet the Simpsons. Peter and the Griffins get out of dodge and end up in Springfield, where they are greeted by a friendly stranger named “Homer Simpson” (guest voice Dan Castellaneta), who welcomes his new “albino” friends with open arms. The families get along famously: Stewie and Bart (guest voice Nancy Cartwright) make out like bandits, when Stewie trades in his mind control device for a good old-fashioned slingshot; Lisa (guest voice Yeardley Smith) takes Meg under her wing and teaches her the saxophone; Marge (guest voice Julie Kavner) and Lois ditch housework for a little bonding; and Peter and Homer fight over the best beer in town – Pawtucket vs. Duff.
Other guest voices scheduled for this season include Allison Janney, Liam Neeson and Julie Bowen.
In the upcoming fifth season, Gene directs a musical; Bob enters a “Best Burger” contest; Tina romances a ghost; Linda goes blonde; Louise infiltrates the Thundergirls youth club; and the family battles a hoard of ferocious poultry. The season’s featured guest voices include Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader, Aziz Ansari, Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key.