Paula Abdul & Simon Cowell Put On A Show For FOX Upfronts [PHOTOS]

FOX will launch four new comedies, three dramas and a new unscripted series during the 2011-12 television season, network officials said Monday.

Among the new shows are the long-awaited Terra Nova from Steven Spielberg and the highly anticipated arrival of Simon Cowell’s talent series The X Factor, which officials believe is going to be huge. Also on the way is a new drama, Alcatraz, from J.J. Abrams and an animated comedy based on the film Napoleon Dynamite.

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The upfront show at the Beacon Theater opened with the Warblers, led by Darren Criss, singing “Hey Soul Sister.” The audience was also treated to the cast of Glee singing a crazed rendition of “New York, New York” while dancing around Lincoln Center. Then Sue Sylvester greeted the crowd:

“I would like to say to each and every one of you, you’re welcome,” she said, before making some jokes about how pampered all the Fox stars are and how much money they cost. “Me, I’m staying at the midtown YMCA. I got here by bus, because I like to mingle with the likes of you, the little people,” Sue sneered. “We came here to give a big tiger blood welcome to your attention-seeking Gleeks,” she says, by way of introducing all the actors on all of Fox’s shows, who are starting to trot out to wave to the audience.

Watch video previews of some of FOX’s new fall shows…

Terra Nova


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