Early reports suggested FOX would refocus on live sports, news and reality programming, but "The Gifted" pickup - along with earlier renewals for "The Orville" and "The Simpsons" - means there will be at least some scripted shows on FOX in 2018-19.
Despite the director of the X-Men films being attached as an executive producer, having directed the show's pilot, there is a wave of uncertainty on whether Singer will return to executive produce the sophomore season due to his allegations.
Fox Studios and Marvel TV announce the X-Men TV series, The Gifted, gets renewed for Season 2. The network's renewal of The Gifted shows its confidence in the show.
"The Gifted" is getting a new year present from FOX: A pickup for Season 2. The series averages 8.3 million Total Viewers across platforms, representing a +146% lift from its Live + Same Day delivery.
The Gifted Season 2 announcement is no surprise. Meanwhile, the Mutant HQ comes under attack and, with everything to lose, relationships are put to the test and alliances shift in the all-new "eXtraction/X-roads" special, two-hour season finale episode of THE GIFTED airing Monday, Jan. 15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
The Plot:The Gifted tells the emotional story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their teenage children possess mutant powers. The family goes on the run from mutant hunting authorities following an incident at a high school dance. Season one of the X-Men series stars Stephen Moyer ('Reed Strucker'), Amy Acker ('Caitlin Strucker'), Sean Teale ('Eclipse'/'Marcos Diaz'), Jamie Chung ('Blink'/'Clarice Fong'), Coby Bell ('Jace Turner'), Emma Dumont ('Polaris'/'Lorna Dane'), Blair Redford ('Thunderbird'/'John Proudstar'), Natalie Alyn Lind ('Lauren Strucker'), and Percy Hynes White ('Andy Strucker').