Rob Lowe from the TV series The Grinder.

FOX leads the way with great TV content offering comedies and drama “fresh off the boat”.

FOX International Channels Africa is continuing where it left off in 2015, bringing the best first and increasing its slate of content that is within hours of US broadcasts.   

The winning formula of premiering series express from the US continues with the return of The X-Files, one of the longest running sci-fi series in network television. FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are back on the small screen after a hiatus of 13 years. The thrilling, six-episode event series will premiere world-wide on Monday 25 January and and Tuesday 26 January and will be simulcast at 08:15 with a repeat at 20:10 and then each Tuesday in February at 20:10. 

The month of March will see the premiere of Part B of Empire’s second season, with the first part having drawn just over 1.2 million viewers locally the show continues to be a success and no doubt the second part will be hotly anticipated. And the show continues to garner success with Taraji P Henson picking up a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama for her role as Cookie Lyon.

Other shows to look forward to in 2016 include the courtroom drama American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson airing from Wednesday 3 February at 20:10. Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. OJ Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, it explores the chaotic, behind-the-scenes dealings  inside the OJ Simpson trial with a riveting look at the legal teams battling to convict or acquit the football legend of double homicide. 

The much anticipated Outcast will premiere on FOX later this year and is based on the Skybound/Image comic title by creator Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta. It follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of Reverend Anderson, a country preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers to obtain a normal life he has never known. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate — and the fate of the world — forever.

It’s not all gripping drama on the small screen though as the comedy block on Thursdays #Funnyasfox will be infused with new comedies from Thursday 11 February. Picking up from its great first season last year, Fresh Off the Boat, which chronicles the life of celebrity chef Huang is back for a second season at 19:20.

Two brand new comedies join the line-up The Grinder airing at 19:45 and Life in Pieces at 20:10. The Grinder is a comedy about a famous TV lawyer (played by Rob Lowe) who moves back home when his hit series is cancelled and joins his brother at their family’s real-life law firm, despite having no law degree, no license to practice and no experience in an actual courtroom. Life In Pieces at is a single camera comedy about one big happy family and their sometimes awkward, often hilarious and ultimately beautiful milestone moments as told by its various members.

The Walking Dead Season 6 Part B returns on 15 February at 21:00, its new time slot from the previous 21:20 as the FOX schedule is also getting an update this year. The zombie thriller has been renewed for a bloody seventh season and continues to be a firm favourite on the schedule for fans.

More to look forward to in 2016 includes a seven part series titled Lira: Dream Chaser, which follows the songstress as she releases her album Rise Again in North America and charts her journey as she promotes the album, hoping to break into the US market.

From zombies, to aliens, award winning actresses and singers, FOX is showing no signs of slowing down, catch these shows and more only on FOX (125).