Fox Fall Schedule Shakeup: 'Pitch' Moved Up, 'Bones' Final Run Benched for Winter

The revised schedule comes just four days after the broadcaster unveiled their fall schedule to advertisers.
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Fox is making a late-inning lineup change.

The network is making several adjustments to its 2016-17 schedule just days after unveiling it to advertisers at its upfront presentation Monday.

Freshman baseball drama Pitch, which was originally set for a spring debut, will now premiere in the fall, bowing on Thursdays at 9 p.m. behind Rosewood. Bones, which was originally set for that time slot, will now kick off its 12-episode final season in the same slot in the winter.

That move subsequently also pushes the Prison Break revival to a spring launch, where it will air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. — Pitch's original time slot — instead of its intended Thursday home.

Although revising the schedule so soon after its upfront presentation is surprising, the move itself is not. Fox has been home to the MLB postseason and World Series for several years, and many were left scratching their heads as to why the network would not take advantage of cross-promoting Pitch, which was made with the support of the MLB, at the height of baseball season. 

Pitch received a warm reception at Fox's upfront presentation, as has executive producer Dan Fogelman's other new series, NBC's This Is Us, the trailer for which has broken records online.

Fox's Complete 2016-17 Fall Schedule

Monday
8 p.m. — Gotham
9 p.m.  — Lucifer

Tuesday
8 p.m. — New Girl
8:30 p.m. — Brooklyn Nine-Nine
9 p.m. — Scream Queens

Wednesday
8 p.m. — Lethal Weapon
9 p.m.  — Empire

Thursday
8 p.m. — Rosewood
9 p.m. — Pitch

Friday
8 p.m. — Hell's Kitchen
9 p.m. — The Exorcist

Saturday
7:30 p.m. — Fox College Football
 
Sunday
7 p.m.  — NFL on Fox
7:30 p.m. — Bob's Burgers
8 p.m. — The Simpsons
8:30 p.m. — Son of Zorn
9 p.m. — Family Guy
9:30 p.m. — Last Man on Earth
 

Fox's Complete 2016-17 Midseason Schedule

Monday
8 p.m. — 24: Legacy / Gotham (spring)
9 p.m.  — APB / Lucifer (spring)

Tuesday
8 p.m. — New Girl / Brooklyn Nine-Nine (spring)
8:30 p.m. — The Mick
9 p.m. — Kicking and Screaming / Prison Break (spring)

Wednesday
8 p.m. — Lethal Weapon / Shots Fired (spring)
9 p.m.  — Star / Empire (spring)

Thursday
8 p.m. — Rosewood
9 p.m. — Bones

Friday
8 p.m. — MasterChef Junior
9 p.m. — Sleepy Hollow

Saturday
7:30 p.m. — Fox Sports Saturday
 
Sunday
7 p.m.  — animation encores
7:30 p.m. — Bob's Burgers
8 p.m. — The Simpsons
8:30 p.m. — Making History
9 p.m. — Family Guy
9:30 p.m. — Last Man on Earth

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