American Idol

ABC Television

Move over "Will & Grace," here comes "Roseanne."

ABC announced Tuesday that it will premiere four dramas and one comedy this fall – but the sitcom many ABC viewers could want to see will be the "Roseanne" reunion in 2018.

E.W. Scripps Company

Country singer Kellie Pickler and "Extra" contributor Ben Aaron (husband of "Good Morning America" meteorologist Ginger Zee) will co-host a weekday lifestyle show for WCPO-TV and 19 other Scripps TV stations this fall.

John Kiesewetter

It's not just a TV sitcom. It's literature reflecting our culture.

That's what former Fox Broadcasting executive Nick Belperio teaches in his "Evolution of TV Comedy" course at the University of Cincinnati.  Over 15 weeks, he discusses the social, historical and cultural impact of "I Love Lucy," "Modern Family," "All In The Family," "M*A*S*H," "Maude," "Murphy Brown," "Roseanne," "30 Rock," "The Goldbergs," "The Office" and even "The Flintstones," "Gilligan's Island" and "Get Smart."

Fox Broadcasting

Who will tell Dean Sanderson that he's been canceled again?

After just one season, Fox axed "The Grinder," Rob Lowe's sitcom  about a TV lawyer who joined his brother's (Fred Savage) law practice.

Like NBC's fall announcement Sunday, Fox will add only three new fall shows – a comedy and two dramas – and will keep the bench loaded for midseason with revivals of "24" and "Prison Break"; another musical-drama called "Star" from "Empire" producers featuring Grammy-winners Queen Latifah and Lenny Kravitz;  and new shows starring Jimmy Smits and Richard Dreyfuss. 

Provided by Eben Franckewitz

With “American Idol” ending this year, I looked up a few former local singers who got huge career boosts from Fox’s music competition reality show.

Almost every year we could count on meeting a young talented performer from this area on the show.  They became instant celebrities here… and known to the nation.

Here are some updates, and list of a dozen other locals who found a few minutes of fame on “American Idol.”

Fox Broadcasting

As the final season starts for “American Idol” (8-10 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday on Channel 19, Fox) the stars of Fox’s singing competition are busy preparing for life after the show.

Judge Jennifer Lopez debuts her new NBC police drama, “Shades of Blue,” on Thursday (10 p.m. Jan. 7, Channel 5, NBC). Among the producers is “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest.

Fox Broadcasting

When “American Idol” begins its final season Jan. 6-7, Fox will revamp Tuesdays, add Ciara Bravo’s “Second Chance” to Wednesdays and bench “Empire,” “Gotham,” “The Last Man On Earth,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Bones” and “Rosewood.”

The midseason retooling starts Sunday, Jan. 3, with the premiere of two comedies, “Cooper Barrett’s Guide To Surviving Life” (8:30) and the animated “Bordertown” (9:30 p.m.).

The highly anticipated reboot of “The X-Files,” with original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, airs 10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, after the NFC Championship game on Fox.