Fox Sets Fall Premiere Dates With Emmy Launchpad

The network will focus its debuts in the crowded landscape of premiere week.
"Grandfathered"

Fox has officially set its fall lineup, using the Emmy Awards on Sept. 20 as a launch platform.

The annual night of television's brightest, hosted by Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Andy Samberg, is set for Sept. 20 and will lead into premiere week launches of Gotham and Minority Report (Sept. 21). The following night will see a special two-hour premiere of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's horror comedy anthology Scream Queens at 8 p.m. before the Jamie Lee Curtis starrer moves to its regular slot at 9 p.m. on Sept. 29. That will open up the 8 p.m. hour for comedies Grandfathered and The Grinder.

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The Wednesday of premiere week will also see the bow of medical procedural Rosewood at 8 p.m., followed by the previously announced return of Empire at 9 p.m.

Fox's Sunday lineup will debut Sept. 27 with Bob's Burgers at 7:30, followed by The Simpsons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy and The Last Man on Earth, the latter of which — like Empire — will make its fall debut.

Bones and Sleepy Hollow will return Thursday, Oct. 1, at 8 and 9 p.m., respectively. Reality staples MasterChef Junior and World's Funniest return Friday, Nov. 6, at 8 and 9 p.m., respectively.

Fox joins CBS, NBC and ABC as concentrating its debuts in premiere week. Click here to see all the broadcast (and cable) premiere dates in THR's handy chart.

Fox's full schedule follows:

Sunday, Sept. 20

8-11 p.m. ET/ 5-8 p.m. PT       67th Primetime Emmy Awards

Monday, Sept. 21

8-9 p.m.                          Gotham (Season Premiere)
9-10 p.m.                        Minority Report (Series Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 22

8-10 p.m.                        Scream Queens (Two-Hour Series Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 23

8-9 p.m.                          Rosewood (Series Premiere)
9-10 p.m.                        Empire (Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 27                       

7:30-8 p.m.                          Bob’s Burgers (Season Premiere)
8-8:30 p.m.                          The Simpsons (Season Premiere)
8:30-9 p.m.                          Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season Premiere)
9-9:30 p.m.                          Family Guy (Season Premiere)
9:30-10 p.m.                        The Last Man On Earth (Season Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 29

8-8:30 p.m.                          Grandfathered (Series Premiere)
8:30-9 p.m.                          The Grinder (Series Premiere)
9-10 p.m.                        Scream Queens (Time Period Premiere)

Thursday, Oct. 1

8-9 p.m.                          Bones (Season Premiere)
9-10 p.m.                        Sleepy Hollow (Season Premiere)

Friday, Nov. 6

8-9 p.m.                          Masterchef Junior (Season Premiere)
9-10 p.m.                        World’s Funniest (Season Premiere)

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