Fox’s 25th birthday is approaching, and the network isn’t letting it pass by without a celebration. Fox announced today that they have a anniversary special in the works. While the host is pending, it does include a reunion of the stars of the beloved (by some of us, anyway) sitcom Married with Children.
Fox’s first signal transmission took place on April 5, 1987. To celebrate the anniversary, the network is airing Fox’s 25th Anniversary Special, which is actually set for Sunday, April 22 at 8:00 p.m., taking over the Animation Domination time-slot for a night. In addition to bringing Married with Children’s Ed O’Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal, and David Faustino back together to salute the comedy series, other former Fox stars, including X-Files’ David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson & Chris Carter, Beverly Hills, 90210’s Shannen Doherty, Jason Priestly, Gabrielle Carteris & Ian Ziering, Ally McBeal’s Calista Flockhart, and The Tick’s Patrick Warburton are also set to appear on the special.
A host has yet to be announced, and there may be more talent set to join the line-up between now and then. Would it be too much to hope that the cast of Firefly would crash? Probably. Regardless, I was sold at Married with Children, but over all this special, which is set to pay tribute to the network’s memorable moments over the years, sounds like it’ll be a lot of fun.
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