Fox opened its TCA day with a number of announcements. The network has picked up freshman sitcom Raising Hope for a second season, with an unspecified number of new episodes for 2011-12. “I’m happy that the show is getting another year,” said series creator Greg Garcia. “But the fact that I’ve been trying to think of a funny quote for the last two hours and this is the best I could come up with, makes me a little nervous about season two,” he joked.
Fox has also announced the debut date for epic family adventure series Terra Nova (pictured), which follows a typical family on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth. It opens with a two-night series preview on Monday, May 23, and Tuesday, May 24, at 9 p.m. Similar to Glee last season, which also previewed in late May, Terra Nova will return next fall for its regularly scheduled series run.
Fox, in addition, will preview an as-yet-untitled sketch comedy from Jamie Foxx on Thursday, March 31 at 9 p.m., out of American Idol. It then returns in its regular time period on Thursday, June 9 at 9 p.m.
And dancer and choreographer Mary Murphy will return to perennial reality/competition So You Think You Can Dance this summer in place of the departed Mia Michaels. “Her expertise in dance, coupled with her warmth, compassion and humor, make her an excellent judge and fun to work with,” said Nigel Lythgoe, the show’s co-creator, executive producer and one of its judges.