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[05/21/20 - 02:00 PM]
FOX Entertainment Renews Hit Drama Series "Prodigal Son" for a Second Season
"From the moment 'Prodigal Son' premiered, fans have been captivated by the astounding performances turned in by Tom Payne and Michael Sheen, as they go head-to-head in one of most unique family relationships on television," said Michael Thorn.

[05/21/20 - 10:15 AM]
FOX to Mark First Full Season Victory in Eight Years
FOX further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[03/31/20 - 10:03 AM]
Video: "Prodigal Son" Returns in Three Weeks, With Bigger Twists and Turns Than Ever Before
April 20 and April 27 will mark the final two episodes of the season.

[02/10/20 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 10
Updates include: Josh Peck to lead "Turner & Hooch" at Disney+; Kiernan Shipka, Diane Kruger to lead Quibi's "Swimming with Sharks"; and Jason Tracey spearheading "CSI" revival at CBS.

[01/15/20 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 15
Updates include: Amazon parts ways with "Britannia," "The Dark Tower"; cast options expire on Netflix's "Mindhunter"; and Cinemax to stop airing original series after "Strike Back."

[10/24/19 - 12:00 PM]
FOX Announces Winter Premiere Dates
Said lineup kicks off with the premiere of "Flirty Dancing" on Sunday, December 29.

[10/23/19 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 23
Updates include: Freddie Prinze, Jr. tapped for Peacock's "Punky Brewster" revival; Peter Coyote to play Robert Mueller in "A Higher Loyalty" adaptation; and Netflix's "Space Force" casts trio.

[10/21/19 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 21
Updates include: Rosie Perez boards HBO Max's "The Flight Attendant"; Joseph Mawle cast in Amazon's "The Lord of the Rings" series; and Melanie Lynskey to star in Showtime's "Yellowjackets."

[10/11/19 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 11
Updates include: The CW lands Jared Padalecki's "Walker, Texas Ranger" reboot; Steven Spielberg's "Masters of the Air" jumps from HBO to Apple TV+; and Mandy Moore sells potential drama to ABC.

[10/09/19 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 9
Updates include: Michael Raymond-James to visit FOX's "Prodigal Son"; Kaley Ronayne tapped for Nat Geo's "The Right Stuff"; and Cameron Johnson sells "Diversity Hire" to FOX.

[10/07/19 - 09:00 AM]
FOX Makes First Pickup of Fall, Ordering Full Season of #1 New Series "Prodigal Son"
The series premiere was the highest-rated new series on any network and helped lead FOX to its first victory on opening night of the broadcast season in 10 years.

[09/13/19 - 10:33 AM]
Video: All-New Extended Trailer for "Prodigal Son" Debuting This Weekend After FOX's NFL Sunday Double Header
The newcomer premieres Monday, September 23 on FOX.

[08/07/19 - 03:00 PM]
Video: Watch a Sneak Peek at FOX's New Fall Drama, "Prodigal Son"
View the latest trailer for the upcoming series, premiering Monday, September 23.

[06/24/19 - 10:30 AM]
FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates for the 2019-2020 Season
Look for the bulk of said lineup following the network's presentation of the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on September 22.

[05/22/19 - 02:47 PM]
ABC Leads Next Season's Crop of New Series with the Top 3 Most-Watched Trailers
ABC spins the digital numbers for its new series to date.

[05/13/19 - 03:00 PM]
Video: Watch the Official Trailers for FOX's New Shows
Get your first look at the network's new fall and midseason series.

[05/13/19 - 06:00 AM]
FOX Announces New Primetime Schedule for 2019-2020 Season
Look for new dramas "Prodigal Son" and "Not Just Me" plus animated comedy "Bless the Harts" this fall.

[05/09/19 - 03:00 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 9 - FOX Picks Up Six Scripted Series
The network's latest pickups include animated comedy "The Great North," multi-camera effort "Outmatched" and four new dramas.

[03/14/19 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 14
Updates include: Hallmark Channel pulls "When Calls the Heart," shifts "Meet the Peetes"; Apple gives series order to "Pachinko" adaptation; and Epix's "Belgravia" sets principal cast.

[03/12/19 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 12
Updates include: Tom Payne tapped as new lead on FOX's "Prodigal Son"; Justin Kirk joins Jennifer Morrison in "Under the Bridge" at CBS; and AMC eyes a new series set in the "Orphan Black" universe.

[03/08/19 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 8
Updates include: HBO's "Crashing," Showtime's "SMILF" get the axe; Finn Jones is FOX's "Prodigal Son"; and Juliet Rylance lands title role in ABC's "The Hypnotist's Love Story."

[03/07/19 - 11:52 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 7
Updates include: Jennifer Morrison to topline "Under the Bridge" at CBS; Dave Annable to lead ABC's "Heart of Life"; and Thomas Lennon lands title role in FOX's "Richard Lovely."

[03/05/19 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 5
Updates include: Russell Hornsby scores title role in NBC's "Lincoln"; Michael Sheen to star in FOX's "Prodigal Son"; and Sarah Drew, Walton Goggins to lead respective CBS pilots.

[02/22/19 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 22
Updates include: Jussie Smollett dropped from "Empire" for remainder of season; production on hold for new season of "Wynonna Earp"; and Malik Yoba to return for ABC's "New York Undercover" revival.

[01/28/19 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 28
Updates include: ABC orders two drama pilots based on Israeli series; Patricia Heaton-led "Carol's Second Act" gets pilot order from CBS; and FOX makes second drama pilot order with "Prodigal Son."

[09/13/18 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 13
Updates include: ABC lands "Designing Women" sequel series; Aaron Paul signs onto HBO's "Westworld"; and Wendy Calhoun brings "Lean on Me" to small screen at The CW.







PRODIGAL SON (FOX)
Returns in Midseason 2021 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/23/19 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2020/2021 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2020-21 season (the show's second) on 5/21/20
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, May 2020) FOX has renewed PRODIGAL SON for a second season, it was announced today by Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, for FOX Entertainment. "From the moment PRODIGAL SON premiered, fans have been captivated by the astounding performances turned in by Tom Payne and Michael Sheen, as they go head-to-head in one of most unique family relationships on television," said Thorn. "Adding to these searing dynamics are the equally compelling portrayals from Bellamy Young, Lou Diamond Phillips, Halston Sage and the entire cast in a brilliant premiere season as told by Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver. We'd like to thank our friends Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, and everyone at Warner Bros. Television for helping make a series that left everyone wanting more, and we're thrilled to have PRODIGAL SON return for our 2020-21 slate." PRODIGAL SON averages 8.9 million Total Viewers in Multiplatform audience, +162% from its Live + Same Day delivery. It also ranks as this season's #2 new scripted program, after FOX's 9-1-1: LONE STAR. PRODIGAL SON follows MALCOLM BRIGHT (Tom Payne), a psychologist who has a gift for understanding how serial killers think, because his father, DR. MARTIN WHITLY (Michael Sheen) was one of the worst, a notorious serial killer called "The Surgeon." Bright is the best criminal psychologist around and murder is the family business. He uses his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes for his longtime mentor, NYPD Detective GIL ARROYO (Lou Diamond Phillips), all while dealing with his manipulative mother, JESSICA WHITLY (Bellamy Young), his seemingly normal sister, AINSLEY WHITLY (Halston Sage) and a homicidal father still looking to bond with his prodigal son. The series also stars Aurora Perrineau, Frank Harts and Keiko Agena. In the season finale, the events of "the girl in the box" mystery concluded with a shocking twist suggesting that killing runs deep in the Whitly family.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aurora Perrineau as Dani Powell
· Bellamy Young as Jessica Whitly
· Frank Harts as JT Tarmel
· Halston Sage as Ainsley Whitly
· Keiko Agena as Edrisa Tanaka
· Lou Diamond Phillips as Gil Arroyo
· Michael Sheen as Martin Whitly
· Tom Payne as Malcolm Bright
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Finn Jones as Malcolm Bright (Originally Cast)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chris Fedak as CRTR/EP
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Lee Toland Krieger as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Sam Sklaver as CRTR/EP
· Sarah Schechter as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Berlanti Productions
· FOX Entertainment
· Warner Bros. Television