Fox Banks on Cameron, Kelley

“Titanic” producer James Cameron is among the big names Fox is expected to trot out today, as the network announces its new fall schedule. Cameron will launch his new hour-long sci-fi series “Dark Angel,” a 21st century drama about a genetically enhanced superwoman who was built to be a solider but who instead ends up a rebel (shades of “The Terminator”). “Sex and the City” creator Darren Star has “The $treet” on tap, about a group of 20-something Wall Street brokers. And David E. Kelley will have “Boston Public” (a tentative title), about a group of teachers in a suburban high school, which will air on Mondays, leading into Kelley’s “Ally McBeal.” Fox also has two other sci-fi series ready: the ghostly “Fearsum,” from “The Blair Witch Project” team about a computer geek with a double life, and “Night Visions,” a horror anthology. On the comedy front, John Goodman will star as a gay dad in “Don’t Ask” and comic Robert Schimmel will lead “Schimmel.”

  • “The X-Files” will return next season with star David Duchovny on board. Yesterday the actor confirmed that he will return to the Fox show part-time (for 11 episodes) next season, for which he is expected to earn between $350,000 and $400,000 per episode, reports Variety. He also settled a 1999 lawsuit against the network over the profits from the show, of which he owns a percentage.
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