2014 Summer TCA Tour - Day 13
Fox held their Television Critics Association presentation this Sunday and we were right there to get all the latest details on the network's fall lineup. We already filled you in on what NBC and ABC had to offer this past week, but let's get down to business with new news from shows like "Gotham," "Sleepy Hollow," "The Mindy Project," and more.

1. Will this be "Bones" final season?
Fox CEO Peter Rice has high hopes for the long-running procedural: "I hope it's not the last year." He also admitted it's Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz (um, the show's leads) last year contractually and they haven't had that conversation yet.

2. "24" may live another day.
Rice loved this year's season and said the show "has many more stories to tell." So, more Jack Bauer then?

3. The new Batman prequel, "Gotham," will stay true to the comics. In a way.
Showrunner Bruno Heller revealed some details on how the series will follow the original DC story. "What we won't do is break the canonical iron truths of the mythology," he explained. "It's not a whole new mythology, but issues of chronology we will play with in a fun way."

4. Speaking of chronology -- when does "Gotham" take place?
The show features cell phones and modern clothing, but there are also vintage cars which might be a little confusing in terms of timing. According to Heller, the setting is a "mash-up." "This Gotham, it's a timeless world. It's yesterday, today, tomorrow, all at the same time. That's the world dreams live in."

5. But "Batman won't appear."
This show is "about real people and people trying to overcome real problems versus trying to learn how to fly," Heller said. "If there is a superhero in the show, it's Gotham."

6. "Mulaney" was reason enough for Nasim Pedrad to leave "SNL."
The actress opened up about her "Saturday Night Live" exit, explaining that the new sitcom (about a stand-up comic and his friends) was totally worth the departure. "At some point you have to leave and I can't think of a better reason to leave than this particular show and this particular cast," she noted. 7. Hospital dramedy "Red Band Society" won't "have a body count."
Despite being a series about a group of kids staying a hospital, we won't be dealing with death week after week. There will be recovery, too. The concept is inspired by creator Margaret Nagle's own life -- her brother Charlie was in a coma as a child. The series is narrated by a boy (named Charlie) who is in a coma. Expect backstories on the kids in the hospital a la "Orange Is the New Black," too.
8. Expect more #Ichabbie on "Sleepy Hollow."
Calling all Sleepy Heads! "Their relationship is at the core of everything we do," showrunner Mark Goffman said of Ichabod and Abbie. Season two will bring trust issues for the pair and a new sheriff will enter the picture and cause conflict for them. 9. And new experiences for Ichabod this season.
He'll get a new wardrobe! (Finally). And he will learn how to drive.

10. We still don't know much about "The Last Man on Earth."
Fox is pretty tight-lipped when it comes to the upcoming Will Forte midseason comedy, but what we do know is Forte is currently sporting a massive beard.

11. Are Nick and Jess done on "New Girl"?
"I don't think it's it for them at all," says showrunner Liz Meriwether.

12. And Jess will "date some real weirdos" next season.
"One of them may or may not have a micro-penis," Meriwether revealed. OK then.

13. A big guest star is coming to "The Mindy Project."
Mindy Kaling said the show is close to making an announcement about a "very cool" actress who will play Danny's mom. Any guesses?

14. A "Simpsons" / "Futurama" crossover is coming.
We repeat: A "Simpsons / "Futurama" crossover is coming. This November.

15. A character will die on "The Simpsons" and that character will be...
Well, we don't know for sure. Executive Producer Al Jean revealed that the episode featuring the death will be called "Clown in the Dumps." So there you have it.









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