David Madden

The Passion
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FOX is following up its hit musical event “Grease: Live” with another special: “The Passion.” The live, two-hour musical event will air on Palm Sunday, March 20, at 8 p.m. EDT, and will be shot in nine iconic locations in New Orleans. “The Passion,” which tells the story of the last hours of Jesus Christ’s life on earth, features actor, writer, producer, director and New Orleans native Tyler Perry as its host and narrator.

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Top left to bottom right: Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Paul Scheer, Jessica McKenna, Nicole Byer and Alison Rich.
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FOX is getting back into late-night sketch comedy with a new series called “Party Over Here,” which is premiering tomorrow at 11 p.m. EST/PST. The half-hour show is brought to you by executive producers The Lonely Island – or the trio known as Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. Actor/comedian Paul Scheer is also an executive producer and one of the show’s directors.

Rosewood
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Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. is a perceptive private pathologist who has a gift for noticing details in bodies that others usually miss. This talent makes Rosewood, the title character for the FOX series that goes by the same name, a helpful partner for the Miami Police Department, not to mention an entertaining character to watch. “Rosewood” makes its return tonight, March 2, at 8/7c. The midseason premiere is titled “Paralytics and Priorities.”

David Madden
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“Grease: Live” is the word! The live, one-night musical event was a hit with viewers and critics alike. It drew a same-day audience of 12.2 million, marking FOX’s most-watched Sunday in nearly 13 years, excluding sports. We spoke with David Madden, president of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company, the morning after to get his perspective on the show.