Read Reviews for Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show TV Remake

The Verdict   Read Reviews for Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show Remake with Laverne Cox The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again aired October 20. Here’s what critics are saying.
Laverne Cox and Ben Vereen in <i>The Rocky Horror Picture Show</i>
Laverne Cox and Ben Vereen in The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Fox-TV’s revamp of The Rocky Horror Picture Show was broadcast October 20 from 8-10 PM ET/PT.

Unlike its recent prime-time predecessors, Rocky Horror was not a live broadcast, but a pre-shot film remake.

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The two-hour special, which is branded as The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again, stars Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Tim Curry as Criminologist Narrator, Victoria Justice as Janet Weiss, Ryan McCartan as Brad Majors, Reeve Carney as Riff Raff, Christina Milian as Magenta, Annaleigh Ashford as Columbia, Adam Lambert as Eddie, Staz Nair as Rocky Horror, Ben Vereen as Dr. Everett Scott, and Ivy Levan as Usherette.

Read reviews below:

AV Club (Esther Zuckerman)

CNN (Brian Lowry)

Coming Soon (Alyse Wax)

Entertainment Weekly (Marc Snetiker)

Hollywood Reporter (Daniel Fienberg)

Los Angeles Times (Meredith Blake)

Newsday (Verne Gay)

New York Times (Neil Genzlinger)

Redeye Chicago (Elise De Los Santos)

TIME (Daniel D'Addario)

TV Line (Dave Nemetz)

USA TODAY (Robert Blanco)

Variety (Sonya Saraiya)

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Kenny Ortega directs and choreographs Rocky Horror along with Tony Testa. It is executive-produced by Lou Adler, Gail Berman, and Ortega.

The brand-new production is based upon the original screenplay by Jim Sharman and Richard O’Brien with lyrics and music by O’Brien.

Rocky Horror Picture Show, according to Fox, follows “sweethearts Janet (Victoria Justice, Victorious) and Brad (Ryan McCartan, Liv & Maddie, Heathers the Musical), who stumble upon Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s (Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox, Orange is the New Black) bizarre abode. Frank-N-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious mad-scientist, is holding an annual Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of Rocky Horror – a muscle-bound specimen created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires.”

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