Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO Gary Newman announced today at the Television Critics Association winter press tour that The Gifted was renewed for a second season. This news comes before the first season of the X-Men-inspired series is even finished airing; the final two episodes of "eXtraction" and "X-roads" will premiere on Jan. 15.
Focusing on parents who discover their kids are mutants, The Gifted revolves around their escape from the government as they join up with a band of mutants who want to fight back. It stars Sean Teale, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White, Coby Bell, Jamie Chung, Blair Redford, and Emma Dumont. Characters like Lorna Dane (aka Polaris played by Dumont) serve as connections to the larger world of X-Men seen in the movies.
Newman also announced that Family Guy would air a "First-Ever Limited-Commercial-Interruption" episode on March 11. The episode, titled "Send in Stewie, Please," features guest star Ian McKellen as the voice of a school psychologist who meets with Stewie after the toddler pushes one of his classmates. Over the course of the event, the matricidal character (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) will reportedly have some major epiphanies about himself.
Newman did not say when The Gifted's second season would enter production or when it is projected to air.