Whether or not you believe it's Spring may depend on your weather situation right now, but for TV purposes, Spring has sprung and the networks are rolling out their pre-Summer programming, which for Fox, includes Chris Meloni in Surviving Jack, the return of Kitchen Nightmares and the arrival of new drama Gang Related and a new reality series called I Wanna Marry 'Harry', which sounds like a reincarnation of Joe Millionaire with a royal twist.
Also on the schedule, we have the return of The Mindy Project, the anticipated debut of 24: Live Another Day, and Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, Hotel Hell and Master Chef, not to mention the return of So You Think You Can Dance...
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Among the newcomers is the mentioned I Wanna Marry "Harry," which premieres May 27 and will have "an average English bloke" given a royal makeover before he meets 12 single American women who are searching for Prince Charming.
Will he be able to convince them he’s regal? And if he does, will they fall for the crown, or fall in love with the real him? Join “Harry” as he courts each of the ladies, taking them on romantic dates worthy of a princess and trying to make some version of their fairytales come true.
So, is this Joe Millionaire all over again, where a bunch of women are tricked into thinking they're competing for Prince Harry's affections when it turns out he's just a regular guy? Seems similar enough, though Fox hasn't released any specifics beyond that, so we'll have to wait and see.
In the meantime, there's also a new unscripted series called Riot, which is executive produced by Steve Carell and puts celebrities and comedians in unpredictable song, dance and sketch challenges. "often while navigating the show's trademark one-of-a-kind set, tilted at a 22 degree angle."
And then there's Gang Related, which airs May 22 and stars Ramon Rodriguez as Ryan Lopez, a rising star in Los Angeles' elite Gang Task Force. Terry O'Quinn plays Sam Chapel, who leads the team. RZA plays Cassius Green, a longtime Task Force Member who teams up with Lopez to take on the city's most dangerous gangs, including a gang he swore an allegiance to as a boy.
Fox also dropped their season finale schedule into the announcement.
April 4 - Raising Hope (one-hour finale)
April 28 - The Following
May 6 - New Girl
May 6 - The Mindy Project
May 12 - Bones
May 13 - Glee
May 15 - Surviving Jack
May 18 - Bob's Burgers
May 18 - American Dad
May 18 - The Simpsons
May 18 - Family Guy
May 20/May 21 - American Idol
June 8 - Cosmost: A Spacetime Odyssey