Inaugural FOX ‘FanFront’ Event Enlists Familiar Faces

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As we reported here at the end of April, FOX is planning the first-ever FanFront event during their upcoming upfront presentation in New York City set for next Monday, May 13.

And can you guess who will be hosting the big fan event? None other than ‘The Mindy Project’ scene stealer Ike Barinholtz along with musical guests The Bacon Brothers (actor Kevin Bacon from ‘The Following’ and his composer brother Michael), who will perform live.

FOX ‘Fanfront’ was “created as a way to incorporate fans into the annual upfront week of network presentations to Madison Avenue ad buyers…in an attempt to help the network break through the clutter and expose new programming early in an effort to get a jumpstart on building buzz that could make or break a show come the crowded fall schedule”.

Among the talent that are scheduled to participate in the event include Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson, Lamorne Morris, Hannah Simone from ‘New Girl’; Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Zoe Jarman and Ed Weeks from ‘The Mindy Project’; Emily Deschanel from ‘Bones’; Garret Dillahunt, Martha Plimpton, Lucas Neff, Shannon Woodward from ‘Raising Hope’; Cat Deeley and Mary Murphy ‘So You Think You Can Dance’; Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jenna Ushkowitz and Lea Michele from ‘Glee’; Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato from ‘The X Factor’; Graham Elliot and Gordon Ramsey from ‘MasterChef’ and stars from the “upcoming freshman class of 2013”.

Fans can RSVP to attempt to get on the frontlines of the FOX ‘FanFront’ event via email at or call (646) 745-1570. They can also send in their questions for the talent via Facebook and Twitter at @FoxTV using the hashtag #FOXFANfront.

[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]