THE HOTTEST NEW US SHOWS
This February, FOX8 will be the exclusive home for the hottest new shows from the US: crime drama series APB, hit comedy series, The Mick and the biggest music awards show on earth, The Grammy Awards.
APB, the new crime drama starring Australia’s own Daniel Macpherson, will premiere on Thursday, February 16 at 7.30pm; the new half hour prime time comedy The Mick, which debuted to over ten million viewers in the US, will premiere on Sunday February 26 at 7.30pm, and the most anticipated music awards show in the world, The Grammy Awards, will be live from midday on Tuesday February 13.
The Mick brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘dysfunctional family’. Mickey, an irresponsible drifter played by Caitlin Olson, visits her estranged sister and billionaire brother-in-law in search of a free handout. But when they flee the country to avoid federal fraud charges, leaving Mickey with everything, she quickly learns nothing comes for free, because ‘everything’ includes guardianship of her sister’s three ill-mannered children: 18-year-old Sabrina (played by Sophia Black D’Elia), 13-year-old future Republican Chip (played by Thomas Barbusca) and fragile 7-year-old nerd Ben (played by Jack Stanton). Though motherhood was never in her plans, Mickey soon discovers a little responsibility never hurt anybody.
The new drama APB takes a fresh approach on the crime genre, involving the use of apps and technology to solve crime. Inspired by a true story covered in The New York Times article, “Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans?,” APB explores what happens when an enigmatic tech billionaire (played by Justin Kirk) makes a deal with a bankrupt city to run a privately owned and operated police force. Empowering citizens with a mobile app to report crimes and arming police officers with cutting-edge technology and the latest weapons, his vision builds a precinct that is better and faster than ever before.
Along with the two new US series, FOX8 will telecast the biggest awards show of the year – The Grammy Awards. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards, hosted by James Corden of ‘The Late Late Show’, will be broadcast live from the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Tuesday February 13 at midday, with a prime time encore at 8.30pm.
The final season of Grimm will also premiere on FOX8 on Friday, February 10 at 8.30pm.