x-cited?How many superhero television shows can launch before our brains collectively X-plode? Fox is challenging our expectations by confirming the company is actively looking into making an X-Men television show a reality. TV Insider broke the news and shared quotes from Fox Entertainment Chairman, Gary Newman, who announced the info to the outlet at the Television Critics Association Press Tour. As Newman states, the show cannot debut before the upcoming 2016 – 2017 television season.

He shared the following quote:

It’s in negotiations…We’re cautiously optimistic, we had a good meeting with them. That will not be on a fast track creatively. This is just the deal, now we have to find the creative.

Does anyone else care to run down a few superhero shows entering their second and third seasons?:


Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

What about a couple comic book shows in the middle of their first season?:

The Flash


Marvel’s Agent Carter


Plus, just a few of the television shows currently in development or about to debut:


The Marvel Netflix shows (Daredevil, AKA Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders)




In addition, there are an assortment of X-Men films coming to the screen as well:

Deadpool (2017)

Gambit (2017)

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

Long-live the failed Generation X show and every other comic book series we forgot to mention on this list. TV Insider stated that Fox still needs the blessing from Marvel, so the road to an X-Men show is going to be a long one.


  1. Well… you should have seen it coming with the rise of serial drama television.
    Yup… pioneered by soap operas in the 60s.
    DC and Marvel superhero comics are soap operas in paper form.
    “Heroes” 2006
    “Arrested Development” 2003
    “24” 2001
    “Sopranos” 1999
    With streaming, time-shifting, DVD box sets, and the Internet, it’s easy to see why there are so many comics shows on TV. (Compare to the last comicbook era of the late 80s-early 90s. Anyone got a bootleg copy of “Sable”?)

    How many of the shows listed listed above are actual “science fantasy superhero” stories of the Silver Age? Flash? Supergirl?

    How many are of the “western” model, where you just graft on another descriptor to try something different? (Wild Wild West = Man From UNCLE+ cowboys) (Dusty’s Trail = Gilligan’s Island + Wagon Train) Marvel Studios has been doing this with (almost) every one of its movies.

    Or, if you really want to be cynical…
    He’s a nymphomaniac magician’s assistant who believes he can never love again.
    She’s a belly-dancing master criminal from a doomed world.
    Together, They Fight Crime!

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