Thisfunktional Roundtable Discussion with Adrienne Houghton SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO


Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actress/Singer Adrienne Houghton talks about being the co-host of the new “Showtime at The Apollo,” premiering March 1 on FOX.

Houghton talks about being thrilled to have “Showtime at the Apollo” back on the air, having auditioned for another show before getting the call to audition for the show’s producer and being the host backstage with the nervous contestants.

SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO
Premiering March 1 On FOX
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THE RESIDENT | S1E1 “Pilot” & S1E2 “Independence Day” Review

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I’ve been excited about this show for weeks! I have a soft spot for medical dramas and, because I fell off the wagon with Grey’s Anatomy about 50 seasons ago, and Heartbeat was cancelled, and I can’t find Season 1 of Chicago Med anywhere, etc., I was stoked to catch this one. Especially because it stars Emily Van Camp (Revenge) and Matt Czuchry (Gilmore Girls). It seemed pretty unconventional in comparison with other medical shows, so I decided to check out some reviews ahead of the pilot episode. The overall consensus put the show at a B- so far, but I would put it at a B+ after the first two episodes. Here is the official synopsis for the show:

SHOW SYNOPSIS: The Resident centers on an idealistic young doctor who begins his first day under the supervision of a tough, brilliant senior resident who pulls the curtain back on all of the good and evil in modern day medicine. Lives may be saved or lost, but expectations will always be shattered.

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Exclusive Clip from THE EXORCIST, Alfonso Herrera Talks About Tomas’ New Troubles

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Season 2 of FOX’s “The Exorcist” gets more intense with every passing episode.

Episode 10 continues with Father Tomas, played by Alfonso Herrera, battling a demon which prays on his weakness.

Herrera said that the demons Tomas battled in season one have been overcome, but much like life there are new demons to confront.

With a new family in danger, Father Tomas and Marcus, played by Ben Daniels, continue on their journey facing dangers as they come up or come back from their past to haunt them.

The story keeps moving forward with the new demon praying on Father Tomas having allowed himself to be tainted by evil.

The future of a troubled foster family are in the hands of Marcus and Father Tomas as they work on building trust.

Herrera said that as the season goes on Marcus and Tomas will discover more together.

Now on episode 9 more comes to light, familiar faces come from both Marcus and Tomas’ past and the turbulence continues as both Marcus and Tomas deal their problems.

“The Exorcist” pushes the limits of what is shown on network television and increasingly adds drama to the horror genre making for greater scares.

Herrera said he’s grateful to be part of the horror genre which has been thrilling to be in.

There’s still many questions left unanswered about Marcus’ past and the abilities Father Tomas has depended on to become the exorcist he wants to become.

The show continues to keep audiences on the edge of their seats and eagerly waiting for a new episode to air Friday nights on FOX.

More excitement comes in episode 9 as Father Tomas finds himself fighting his demons in a way he has never done before.

THE EXORCIST
Friday Nights ON FOX

@Thisfunktional talks with Ben Daniels FOX’s THE EXORCIST

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Actor Ben Daniels talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com about season 2 of FOX’s “The Exorcist” premiering in September 2017.

Daniels talks about continuing on with Father Marcus and tension will be building between his character and Father Tomas. He also spoke about the research he does and how he has started reading more on the topic.

FOX’s “The Exorcist”
premieres on Sept. 29

@Thisfunktional talks with Alfonso Herrera FOX’s THE EXORCIST

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Actor Alfonso Herrera talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about season 2 of FOX’s “The Exorcist” premiering in September 2017.

Alfonso talks about having to continue the story six months after the events of season one, being thrilled about coming back and how Father Tomas has changed.

FOX’s “The Exorcist”
premieres on Sept. 29

New Reality Show ‘SUPERHUMAN’ Premieres June 12 on FOX! | #SuperHuman

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Prepare to be completely mind blown by FOX’s newest reality show!  While contests may seem like ordinary people, they’re far from normal. Starting Monday, June 12 at 9/8C 12 contestants with extraordinary abilities in the fields of memory, hearing, taste, touch, smell and sight will compete for the grand prize of $50,000. The five contents will have to push themselves to the limit to prove that their ability makes them the most SUPERHUMAN! Continue reading “New Reality Show ‘SUPERHUMAN’ Premieres June 12 on FOX! | #SuperHuman”

Thisfunktional Podcast – TV – PRISON BREAK Season 5 Premiere

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Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, talks the season 5 premiere of FOX’s hit show “Prison Break.” Season 5 Episode 1 “Ogygia” aired on FOX April 4.

After about 7 years “Prison Break” is now back on the air.

Listen in to hear Jesus talk about the show, hear some clips from interviews with Mark Feuerstein, Robert Kneeper and Sarah Wayne Callies.

Catch “Prison Break” Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on FOX.

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@Thisfunktional Talks with Natalie Martinez FOX’s APB

@Thisfunktional Talks with Natalie Martinez FOX’s APB

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Actress Natalie Martinez talks with Jose Torres, EstrellasEnLA.com, about being a part of FOX’s upcoming crime drama “APB.”

Martinez talks about the fantastic way “APB” uses the newest tech and theories to make this show sci-fi based on actual science. She talks about her workout and keeping in shape.

FOX’s “APB” airs on FOX Mondays 9 p.m.

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Inspired by the New York Times Magazine article “Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans?,” by David Amsden, APB is a new police drama with a high-tech twist from executive producer/director Len Wiseman (LUCIFER, SLEEPY HOLLOW) and executive producers and writers Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”) and Trey Callaway (“The Messengers”).

Sky-high crime, officer-involved shootings, cover-ups and corruption: the over-extended and under-funded Chicago Police Department is spiraling out of control. Enter billionaire engineer GIDEON REEVES (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Justin Kirk, “Tyrant,” “Weeds”).

After he witnesses his best friend’s murder, he takes charge of Chicago’s troubled 13th District and reboots it as a technically innovative police force, challenging the district to rethink everything about the way they fight crime.

Becoming the city’s most advanced police district isn’t easy. Gideon knows if he’s going to change anything, he needs help, which he finds from DETECTIVE THERESA MURPHY (Natalie Martinez, “Kingdom,” “Under the Dome”), an ambitious, street-smart cop who is willing to give Gideon’s technological ideas a chance.

With the help of Gideon’s gifted tech officer, ADA HAMILTON (Caitlin Stasey, “Reign”), he and Murphy embark on a mission to turn the 13th District – including a skeptical CAPT. NED CONRAD (Ernie Hudson, “Grace and Frankie,” “Ghostbusters”) and determined OFFICERS NICHOLAS BRANDT (Taylor Handley, “Vegas,” “Southland”) and TASHA GOSS (Tamberla Perry, “Boss”) – into a dedicated crime-fighting force of the 21st century.

@Thisfunktional Talks with Sabrina Black-D’Elia, Thomas Barbusca FOX’s THE MICK

@Thisfunktional Talks with Sabrina Black-D’Elia, Thomas Barbusca FOX’s THE MICK

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Actors Sabrina Black-D’Elia and Thomas Barbusca talk with Jose Torres, EstrellasEnLA.com, about being on FOX’s “The Mick.”

Black-D’Elia talks about how her character thinks she’s a savior but is actually oblivious.

Barbusca talks about about how fun the cast of “The Mick” is and the learning experience it is on set every day.

“The Mick” airs Mondays on FOX at 8:30 p.m.

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THE MICK is a no-holds-barred single-camera comedy that gives new meaning to the phrase “dysfunctional family.”

MACKENZIE aka “MICKEY” (Kaitlin Olson, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is an unapologetic degenerate, who suddenly finds herself stuck in affluent Greenwich, CT, raising her spoiled niece and nephews: SABRINA (Sofia Black-D’Elia, “The Night Of”), an ambitious, 18-going-on-30-year-old who is a worthy adversary to Mickey; CHIP (Thomas Barbusca, “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life”), 13, an arrogant, entitled neo-con-in-the-making with an extremely punchable face; and BEN (newcomer Jack Stanton), seven, an adorably fragile nerd.

It’s pretty much everything Mickey has never wanted. Regardless, she’s determined to rise to the occasion and transform these little monsters into honest, hard-working, decent members of society – something she knows absolutely nothing about.

Being a mother was never in Mickey’s game plan, but these kids desperately need a parent.

As irresponsible as Mickey has been her entire life, she may discover that responsibility and motherhood aren’t the buzzkill she always thought they would be.

The series also stars Carla Jimenez (“Raising Hope”) and Scott MacArthur (“Angie Tribeca”).

@Thisfunktional Talks with Johnathan Fernandez FOX’s LETHAL WEAPON

@Thisfunktional Talks with Johnathan Fernandez FOX’s LETHAL WEAPON

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Actor Johnathan Fernandez talks with Jose Torres, EstrellasEnLA.com, about FOX’s Hit action-crime drama “Lethal Weapon,” now renewed for a second season.

Fernandez talks about having fun playing Scorsese and the silliness while being on set with Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford.

“Lethal Weapon” airs on FOX Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

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PRISON BREAK is back and ready for its biggest escape yet.

In the new event series PRISON BREAK, original series stars Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar and Paul Adelstein are reunited for an all-new adventure spanning the globe and featuring the signature thrills and cliffhangers that were hallmarks of the original series when it aired on FOX from 2005-2009.

The original action drama centered on MICHAEL SCOFIELD (Miller, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), a young man determined to save his convicted brother, LINCOLN BURROWS (Purcell, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), from death row by hatching an elaborate plan to escape from prison.

In the new series, filmed on location in Morocco, clues surface that suggest a previously thought-to-be-dead Michael may be alive. Lincoln and SARA (Sarah Wayne Callies, “Colony,” “The Walking Dead”), Michael’s wife until he was presumed dead, reunite to engineer the biggest escape ever, as three of Fox River State Penitentiary’s most notorious escapees, SUCRE (Nolasco, “Telenovela”), T-BAG (Knepper, “Heroes”) and C-NOTE (Dunbar, “The Mentalist”), are pulled back into the action.

“Prison Break” was an immediate critical and ratings hit when it premiered on FOX in the fall of 2005, garnering Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Television Series – Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Miller).

The original producing team, including series creator Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead, return to executive-produce the new series.

@Thisfunktional Talks with Ernie Hudson FOX’s APB

@Thisfunktional Talks with Ernie Hudson FOX’s APB

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Actor Ernie Hudson talks to Jose Torres, EstrellasEnLA.com, about FOX’s crime drama “APB.”

Hudson talks about the story being fantasy but grounded in the tech being developed or tested at the moment and asks the question “is technology being beneficial or can it lead humanity down a rocky road?”

“APB” airs on FOX’s Mondays at 9 p.m.

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Police work isn’t rocket science. It’s harder.

Inspired by the New York Times Magazine article “Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans?,” by David Amsden, APB is a new police drama with a high-tech twist from executive producer/director Len Wiseman (LUCIFER, SLEEPY HOLLOW) and executive producers and writers Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”) and Trey Callaway (“The Messengers”).

Sky-high crime, officer-involved shootings, cover-ups and corruption: the over-extended and under-funded Chicago Police Department is spiraling out of control.

Enter billionaire engineer GIDEON REEVES (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Justin Kirk, “Tyrant,” “Weeds”).

After he witnesses his best friend’s murder, he takes charge of Chicago’s troubled 13th District and reboots it as a technically innovative police force, challenging the district to rethink everything about the way they fight crime.

Becoming the city’s most advanced police district isn’t easy. Gideon knows if he’s going to change anything, he needs help, which he finds from DETECTIVE THERESA MURPHY (Natalie Martinez, “Kingdom,” “Under the Dome”), an ambitious, street-smart cop who is willing to give Gideon’s technological ideas a chance.

With the help of Gideon’s gifted tech officer, ADA HAMILTON (Caitlin Stasey, “Reign”), he and Murphy embark on a mission to turn the 13th District – including a skeptical CAPT. NED CONRAD (Ernie Hudson, “Grace and Frankie,” “Ghostbusters”) and determined OFFICERS NICHOLAS BRANDT (Taylor Handley, “Vegas,” “Southland”) and TASHA GOSS (Tamberla Perry, “Boss”) – into a dedicated crime-fighting force of the 21st century.

@Thisfunktional Talks with Carla Jimenez, Scott MacArthur FOX’s THE MICK

Actors Carla Jimenez and Scott MacArthur talk with Jose Torres, EstrellasEnLA.com, about FOX’s comedy “The Mick.”
Jimenez talks about playing a stereotypical character in a non-traditional way and how FOX is being more inclusive and bringing diversity to television.
MacArthur talks about how great it is to work with actors who are just fun to be around.
“The Mick” airs on FOX Mondays at 8:30 p.m. and has been renewed for a second season.
Checkout an subscribe to youtube.com/thisfunktional for more interviews.
THE MICK is a no-holds-barred single-camera comedy that gives new meaning to the phrase “dysfunctional family.”
MACKENZIE aka “MICKEY” (Kaitlin Olson, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is an unapologetic degenerate, who suddenly finds herself stuck in affluent Greenwich, CT, raising her spoiled niece and nephews: SABRINA (Sofia Black-D’Elia, “The Night Of”), an ambitious, 18-going-on-30-year-old who is a worthy adversary to Mickey; CHIP (Thomas Barbusca, “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life”), 13, an arrogant, entitled neo-con-in-the-making with an extremely punchable face; and BEN (newcomer Jack Stanton), seven, an adorably fragile nerd.
It’s pretty much everything Mickey has never wanted.
Regardless, she’s determined to rise to the occasion and transform these little monsters into honest, hard-working, decent members of society – something she knows absolutely nothing about.
Being a mother was never in Mickey’s game plan, but these kids desperately need a parent.
As irresponsible as Mickey has been her entire life, she may discover that responsibility and motherhood aren’t the buzzkill she always thought they would be.
The series also stars Carla Jimenez (“Raising Hope”) and Scott MacArthur (“Angie Tribeca”).

@Thisfunktional Talks with Richard Dreyfuss FOX’s SHOTS FIRED

@Thisfunktional Talks with Richard Dreyfuss FOX’s SHOTS FIRED

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Legendary Actor Richard Dreyfuss talks with Jose Torres, EstrellasEnLA.com, about being part of FOX’s 10-part miniseries “Shots Fired.”

Dreyfuss asks Torres to borrow his “24: LEGACY” cap for the interview and proceeds to give some fantastic insight into choosing roles that matter and how the story of “Shots Fired” made him think about what is happening in the world now.

“Shots Fired” premieres on FOX March 22 at 8 p.m.

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When JOSHUA BECK (Mack Wilds, “The Wire”), an African-American Sheriff’s deputy, kills an unarmed white college student, a small town in North Carolina is turned upside-down.

Before the town has a chance to grapple with this tragedy, the neglected murder of an African-American teen is brought to light, opening wounds that threaten to tear the community apart.

Leading the Department of Justice’s inquiry into these shootings is seasoned investigator ASHE AKINO (Sanaa Lathan, “The Perfect Guy,” “Love and Basketball”) and a young Special Prosecutor, PRESTON TERRY (Stephan James, “Race,” “Selma”), both of whom are African-American.

As they start to peel back the layers of both cases, they suspect a cover-up that may involve some of the state’s most powerful people, including fiercely political North Carolina Governor PATRICIA EAMONS (guest star Academy-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Helen Hunt, “As Good As It Gets,” “The Sessions”).

She’s in a tough re-election fight, and the recent shootings in her state are making it even tougher.

Meanwhile, real estate mogul and owner of a privatized prison ARLEN COX (Academy- and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, “The Goodbye Girl,” “Jaws,” “Madoff”), is pulled into the volatile debate over policing in the town, and LT. CALVERT BREELAND (Stephen Moyer, “The Bastard Executioner,” “True Blood”), a seasoned veteran in the Sheriff’s Department, gets caught in the middle of the investigation.

As Ashe and Preston navigate the media attention, public debate and social unrest that come with such volatile cases, SHOTS FIRED tackles the racial divide from every seat in the house.

MEXICAN CHEF AARON SANCHEZ GETS READY TO JUDGE THE REMAINING COMPETITORS

MEXICAN CHEF AARON SANCHEZ GETS READY TO JUDGE THE REMAINING COMPETITORS

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MASTERCHEF: Guest judge Aaron Sanchez in the all-new “Top 17 Compete” episode of MASTERCHEF airing Wednesday, June 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Cr: Greg Gayne / FOX. © 2016 FOX Broadcasting Co.

The amazing Mexican chef Aaron Sanchez will join the show during the July 6 and July 13 episodes. As one of the best chefs in the world and proud of his heritage, Aaron is eager to teach and evaluate the contestants of the current season of MasterChef.

In these two episodes you’ll witness moments of joy as well as moments that will make you bite your nails as contestants will be subjected to never-before-seen challenges. They’ll also have to follow the steps of chef Ramsay and kill, prepare and cook a lobster in just 25 minutes! Not to mention, cook for 101 hungry veterans. You won’t want to miss the episode on July 13 as competitors will not only be judged by Aaron Sanchez and the other judges, but also by veterans who will have a voice in the final decision.

MasterChef kitchen began with 40 chefs and now things are heating up with only half of the contestants still fighting for the ultimate prize. Don’t miss the next few episodes filled with chef Aaron Sanchez on Wednesday, July 6 and Wednesday, July 13 on FOX at 8: 00-9: 00 PM ET / PT.

Mike and Jesus Review New FOX Series Trailers [podcast]

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Wasup TV fans!! Well – here’s what Jesus (thisfunktional.com) and I did on a Saturday afternoon – – we recorded another podcast. This one got a little interesting. (lol)

We watched and reviewed some trailers of FOX’s new TV lineup.

Which ones will you try out?

Which ones will you say, “Ohhhh helll nawwwwwwww to??”

 

FOX Series Trailers [podcast]

 

24: LEGACY

@24fox/ #24Legacy

APB

@APBonFOX / #APB

THE EXORCIST

@TheExorcistFOX / #TheExorcist

KICKING & SCREAMING

@KickScreamFOX / #KickingScreaming

LETHAL WEAPON

@LethalWeaponFOX / #LethalWeapon

MAKING HISTORY

@MakingHistory / #MakingHistory

THE MICK

@TheMickFOX / #TheMick

MY KITCHEN RULES

@KitchenRulesFOX / #MyKitchenRules

PITCH

@PitchonFOX / #Pitch

PRISON BREAK

@PrisonBreak / #PrisonBreak

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

@RockyHorrorFOX / #RockyHorror

SHOTS FIRED

@ShotsFiredFOX / #ShotsFired

SON OF ZORN

@SonOfZorn / #SonOfZorn

STAR

@STAR / #Star

 

Mike “The Movie Guy” Pierce

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“MASTERCHEF” SEASON EIGHT BEGINS LATEST SEARCH WITH CASTING CALLS BEGINNING MARCH 5TH

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“MASTERCHEF” SEASON EIGHT BEGINS LATEST SEARCH FOR
AMERICA’S BEST HOME COOK WITH OPEN CASTING CALLS STARTING
SATURDAY, MARCH 5

  • Casting Calls for FOX’s Hit Cooking Competition Series to Take Place in San Diego, New York City, Oklahoma City, Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas, Orlando, Portland, Boston, Los Angeles and Washington D.C.
  • Visit http://www.masterchefcasting.com for the Most Up-to-Date Casting Information

America’s most-watched cooking competition show, MASTERCHEF, begins casting for its eighth season Saturday, March 5. Open casting calls will be held across the country in search of talented home cooks from all types of backgrounds and with a range of cooking styles.

The casting team is looking for home cooks who enjoy preparing everything from delightful desserts and hefty main courses to fine French cuisine, great tasting burgers and more! For anyone looking to follow their culinary dream – take this first step by preregistering on the casting website www.masterchefcasting.com and heading down to one of the open casting calls below.

Open casting calls will be held in the following cities:

Continue reading ““MASTERCHEF” SEASON EIGHT BEGINS LATEST SEARCH WITH CASTING CALLS BEGINNING MARCH 5TH”

Grease Live: Review

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Hey everyone!  If you’re a fan of the original “Grease,” I’m sure you were tuned in to the live, musical event that aired on Sunday, January 31 on FOX!  Brancey, Keisha and I got together to talk about what we liked, what we didn’t like (and all of Aaron Tveit’s thrusting) and how we thought this event did in comparison to other recent musicals.

In case you’re not familiar with the original production, here’s a quick synopsis:

After enjoying a summer romance, high school students Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High. There Sandy must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies in attempt to win Danny’s heart again.

 

So check out our podcast review below, and let us know what you think!


 
Grease Live: Podcast Review

 

***And remember kids…don’t sing and drive (like this guy)! Hahaha!

 

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Kevin Alejandro is “Dan” on FOX’s new show “LUCIFER”

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LUCIFER

Series premiere Jan. 25 @ 9:00/8:00C

Synopsis: Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, the original fallen angel, Lucifer Morningstar has abandoned his throne and retired to L.A., where he owns Lux, an upscale nightclub.

Starring: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Rachael Harris, DB Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Kevin Alejandro, Scarlett Estevez

 

 

You can also check out the character profile of “Dan” played by Kevin Alejandro below:

 

 

Websitehttp://www.fox.com/lucifer

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Twitterhttps://twitter.com/LuciferonFOX

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/luciferonfox/

LUCIFER is produced by Warner Bros. Television, in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Aggressive Mediocrity. The series is based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint. Tom Kapinos (“Californication”) wrote and executive-produced the pilot. The series is executive-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson. Len Wiseman serves as director and executive producer. Kapinos will serve as executive consultant on the series.