Fox Announces Summer Premieres

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Fox turns up the heat for summer 2007 with new movie-making competition “On the Lot,” fresh episodes of last summers smash hits “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Hell’s Kitchen,” and the return of sophomore comedy “The Loop.”

From Mark Burnett, Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Television, “On the Lot” affords aspiring filmmakers the opportunity of a lifetime: a $1-million DreamWorks development deal. The show will premiere with a one-hour auditions episode on Wednesday, May 16. A special two-hour Film Premiere episode, featuring the first films produced by the 16 finalists, will air Monday, May 28 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox. Four finalists will be eliminated from the competition the following night on the first Box Office results show Tuesday, May 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). “On the Lot’s” weekly Film Premiere episodes air in their regular time period beginning Monday, June 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and the weekly Box Office results shows will air on Tuesdays (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) starting Tuesday, June 5.

“So You Think You Can Dance,” the hot series from the producers of “American Idol,” again promises to keep viewers moving to a different beat, as dancers skilled in styles ranging from street to ballroom compete to be named Americas favorite. Hosted by Britain’s Cat Deeley, Season Three of “So You Think You Can Dance” premieres with two audition episodes: a one-hour show on Thursday, May 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and a special two-hour episode airing Wednesday, May 30 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox.

Once the “Dance” auditions conclude, weekly performance shows will air on Wednesdays (starting at 8:00 PM ET/PT), and weekly results shows will air on Thursdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

“Hell’s Kitchen,” the juicy competition in which a kitchen-full of wannabe restaurateurs try to impress mercurial master chef Gordon Ramsay and win a shot at culinary stardom, is another returning favorite on Fox’s summer menu. Season Three of “Hell’s Kitchen” premieres Monday, June 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

Fox’s comedy “The Loop” comes back around for its second season premiere Sunday, June 10 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). Set in Chicago, “The Loop” is the story of Sam (Bret Harrison), the youngest executive at the corporate headquarters of a major airline and the first of his friends to get a real job. On the clock, Sams striving to meet the relentless demands of his boss Russ (Philip Baker Hall) while dodging the nonstop advances of his colleague Meryl (Mimi Rogers) and managing his overqualified and somewhat bitter secretary Darcy (Joy Osmanski). Off the clock, Sam must prevent his older and rowdier brother Sully (Eric Christian Olsen) from keeping the party going and possibly destroying his career. Whether he succeeds or not, Sam is a hero for everyone who has ever tried to work hard and play hard at the same time.