will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special that will air on the network April 22. It promises a trip down memory lane and remind us that they were the ones who launched careers of the likes of Johnny Depp and Jennifer Aniston, among others.
Or as they put it: "Take a walk
down memory lane with the network responsible for launching the careers of Johnny Depp, Jim Carrey, Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Aniston; not to mention turning 90210 into the most famous zip code in the world and adding the word 'D’oh' into the English language."
The host for the evening is none other than the host all all hosts these days, Ryan Seacrest.
"Who better than Ryan Seacrest - America’s best television host and 11-year member of our FOX family - to lead our 25th anniversary celebration," said Mike Darnell
, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.
Perhaps a little reminder of days past may help. A few shows as the network was getting of the ground included "90210," "21 Jump Street," "Married With Children," "The X Files," "Ally McBeal" and as noted earlier, "In Living Color." One show that was there early on is still on the air. That show is "The Simpsons."
"This is going to be an amazing trip down memory lane filled with plenty of surprises that will showcase our hits, our misses and everything in between," added Darnell.
Hugh Laurie -"House"
Kelsey Grammar - "The Simpsons" and "Back To You"
Tommy Davidson, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans - "In Living Color"
Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon and Wilmer Valderrama - "That ’70s Show"
Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler - "American Idol"
Christina Applegate, David Faustino, Ed O'Neill and Katey Sagal - "Married: With Children"
Kiefer Sutherland - "24" and "Touch"
Calista Flockhart - "Ally McBeal"
Gabrielle Carteris, Shannen Doherty, Jason Priestley and Ian Ziering - "Beverly Hills, 90210"
Seth MacFarlane - "Family Guy," "The Cleveland Show" and "American Dad"
Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny and creator Chris Carter - "The X-Files."
* ABOUT THE SHOW, FROM FOX: They will celebrate its 25th anniversary with an historic look back at the groundbreaking and irreverent shows that have defined the network since its first signal transmission on April 5, 1987. The star-studded evening will include talent from both past and present FOX series and reunite cast members from some of your favorite shows.