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1. Fox drama | Katie Holmes seems closer than ever to returning to her first broadcast series since Dawson's Creek as the network's FBI drama from former Empire showrunner Ilene Chaiken and Melissa Scrivner Love is considered the safest bet. Holmes stars as a special agent investigating a domestic terrorism threat when an affair with a prominent general (James Tupper) shatters her life and threatens her career. Now labeled "the mistress," the wife, mother and patriot must begin to rebuild her personal life and professional reputation. Elsewhere, The Passage — which was redeveloped after narrowly missing the cut last season — appears to have gotten it right the second time around as the Mark-Paul Gosselaar-led genre drama came in great and could bump one of the network's bubble shows off the schedule. Danny Strong and David Elliot's legal drama starring Vincent Kartheiser and Russell Hornsby also is part of the conversation. Mixtape, the musical romantic drama from Smash's Josh Safran with star Jenna Dewan has been losing steam and appears unlikely though there has talk about a possible midseason slot. Robert Levine's Gone, Baby, Gone reboot also seems unlikely as some top executives were pushing against airing a mob drama. With more than 30 hours of its schedule earmarked for the NFL, Fox has less room on its schedule than ever and still has the pending Disney deal, which could also shake-up the status quo. On the bubble front, the network has only renewed three rookie dramas and Empire and still has decisions to make on Gotham (looking good), Lucifer (unlikely), Lethal Weapon (a stretch) and Star, with the latter appearing likely to return.

7. ABC drama | The Disney-owned network is heading into the fall without a new Shonda Rhimes drama for the first time since 2013 and also said farewell to her Thursday staple Scandal. With Grey's Anatomy already renewed, that leaves spinoff Station 19 and For the People both on the bubble as ABC has a TGIT-sized hole on its schedule. Look for ABC to add five or six new dramas to help replace Scandal and Once Upon a Time. Among the front-runners are two hourlongs with former Scandal stars: the Scott Foley's Whiskey Cavalier, co-starring The Walking Dead favorite Lauren Cohan, and Bellamy Young vehicle False Profits. Elsewhere, Grand Hotel — starring Demian Bichir and Roselyn Sanchez — is said to be a personal favorite of entertainment president Channing Dungey. James Roday and David Giuntoli dramedy A Million Little Things is also hot. On the bubble side, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD could rely on corporate synergy to score a sixth season; Designated Survivor will continue to survive; Shondaland's How to Get Away With Murder and Grey's spinoff Station 19 are also likely to return given Rhimes' move to Netflix; and it's too soon to tell on Quantico, though strong international appeal and a lucrative Netflix pact could make it an easy case for another short order. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, Deception and For the People seem less likely.

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