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Air Date: Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (NEX-101) "FILE #1"
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Audio descriptions (AD) for tonight's episodes of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS and NEXT are available on the SAP Audio Channel.]

**SERIES PREMIERE**--"NEXT" - (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1

A TECH LEGEND WARNS THE WORLD OF A DANGEROUS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ON THE ALL-NEW SERIES PREMIERE OF "NEXT" TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, ON FOX

Silicon Valley pioneer PAUL LEBLANC (Emmy Award nominee John Slattery, "Mad Men") built a fortune and legacy on the world-changing innovations he dreamed up. After discovering that one of his own creations - a powerful artificial intelligence called NEXT - might spell doom for humankind, Paul tried to shutter the project, only to be kicked out of the company by his own brother, TED LEBLANC (Jason Butler Harner, "Ozark"). When a series of unsettling tech mishaps points to a potential worldwide crisis, Paul joins forces with Special Agent SHEA SALAZAR (Fernanda Andrade, "The First," "Here and Now"). Meanwhile, Paul juggles his health and family life; Shea also focuses on a high-profile case; and Shea's husband TY (Geraldo Celasco, "How to Get Away with Murder," "The Haves and the Have Nots") manages their son's (Evan Whitten, THE RESIDENT, "Mr. Robot") alarmingly close relationship with their "smart home assistant," Iliza, as he experiences bullying at school in the all-new "FILE #1" series premiere episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 6 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NEX-101) (TV-14 D, L, V)

Cast: John Slattery as Paul LeBlanc, Fernanda Andrade as Special Agent Shea Salazar, Jason Butler Harner as Ted LeBlanc, Michael Mosley as C.M., Eve Harlow as Gina, Aaron Clifton Moten as Ben, Gerardo Celasco as Ty Salazar, Elizabeth Cappuccino as Abby LeBlanc, and Evan Whitten as Ethan Salazar

Guest Cast: Ali Ahn as Sarina, John Cassini as Ron Mathis, and Chris Gauthier as Sean Akers

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NEXT (FOX)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/6/20 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2020)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 10/30/20
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, May 2020) From creator and executive producer Manny Coto ("24: Legacy"), executive producer Charlie Gogolak ("This Is Us") and executive producers and directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra ("This Is Us"), NEXT is a propulsive, fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence that combines pulse-pounding action with a layered examination of how technology is invading our lives. The event series stars Emmy Award nominee John Slattery ("Mad Men") as a Silicon Valley pioneer, who discovers that one of his own creations - a powerful A.I. - might spell global catastrophe. He teams up with a cybercrime agent (Fernanda Andrade, "The First") to fight a villain unlike anything we've ever seen - one whose greatest weapon against us is ourselves. The series also stars Michael Mosley ("Ozark"), Jason Butler Harner ("Ozark"), Eve Harlow ("Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."), Aaron Moten ("Mozart in the Jungle"), Gerardo Celasco ("How to Get Away with Murder"), Elizabeth Cappuccino ("Jessica Jones") and Evan Whitten (THE RESIDENT).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aaron Moten as Ben
· Dann Fink as neXt
· Elizabeth Cappuccino as Abby
· Evan Whitten as Ethan Salazar
· Eve Harlow as Gina
· Fernanda Andrade as Shea Salazar
· Gerardo Celasco as Ty Salazar
· Jason Butler Harner as Ted LeBlanc
· John Slattery as Paul LeBlanc
· Michael Mosely as CM
· Olenka Wos Kimball as Iliza
CREW INFORMATION:
· Charlie Gogolak as EP
· Glenn Ficarra as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· John Requa as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Manny Coto as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 20th Century Fox Television
· FOX Entertainment
· Zaftig Films