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‘The Exorcist’ and ‘Lethal Weapon’ are among new series ordered by Fox

Max Von Sydow and Linda Blair in the 1973 film "The Exorcist."
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New versions of “The Exorcist” and “Lethal Weapon” are among the new series that Fox has ordered.

The reboot of “The Exorcist” comes more than four decades after the premiere of the Oscar-nominated film about a young girl who is possessed by an evil spirit. The new version follows two very different priests tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession.

The series stars Geena Davis, Alfonso Herrera and Alan Ruck.

“Lethal Weapon,” based on the franchise that featured Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as two mismatched detectives, returns with Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans Sr. portraying the partners, who work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles.

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Another new series, “Pitch,” is the emotional story of young pitcher Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury), a beautiful, tough and incredibly gifted athlete who instantly becomes the most famous person in the country when she’s called up by the San Diego Padres, making her the first woman to play in Major League Baseball.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Larter, Bob Balaban and Michael Beach costar.

New drama “APB” depicts a Chicago Police Department that is spiraling out of control amid sky-high crime, officer-involved shootings, coverups and corruption. After witnessing a violent crime firsthand, genius tech billionaire Gideon Reeves (Justin Kirk) decides to do something about it, putting up millions of dollars of his own to take over the troubled 13th Precinct and reboot it as a private police force: better, faster and smarter than anything seen before.

New Fox comedy orders include “Making History,” about three friends from two different centuries trying to balance the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their present-day lives. The show is designed as both a rollicking historical adventure and a contemporary comedy.

The cast includes Adam Pally, Leighton Meester and Yassir Lester.

“The Mick” stars Kaitlin Olson as Mickey, a brash, blue-collar, two-bit hustler who has spent her entire life gaming the system and shirking responsibility. But when her estranged sister and billionaire brother-in-law flee the country to escape federal charges, Mickey is forced to assume custody of the sister’s three rich, entitled, high-maintenance children.

greg.braxton@latimes.com

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