12:00pm PT by Michael O'Connell
Fox Announces Fall Premiere Dates
There'll be no wading into the new fall season. Fox, the latest network to announce premiere dates, is lining the week of Sept. 19 with all originals.
With no changes to speak of since swapping Pitch for a fall run, the schedule proceeds as originally planned with Gotham and Lucifer kicking things off on Monday, Sept. 19. Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl and Scream Queens follow on Tuesday, with schedule keystone Empire kicking off its third season on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Empire will air after the series premiere of Lethal Weapon, with Rosewood and Pitch airing the following night. Friday, Sept. 23, brings Hell's Kitchen and The Exorcist, while the Sunday comedy block of Bob's Burgers, The Simpsons, Son of Zorn, Family Guy and The Last Man on Earth will face football on Sept. 25.
Fox typically saves a premiere or two for after the World Series, but this rollout is particularly straightforward. And, with just four new series on deck, it leaves a particularly deep bench for midseason, for which the network has already released its plans.
If the dates still haven't sunk in, find your answers in the following rundown:
Monday, Sept. 19
8:00-9:00 p.m. Gotham (season 3 premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Lucifer (season 2 premiere)
Tuesday, Sept. 20
8:00-8:30 p.m. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (season 4 premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. New Girl (season 6 premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Scream Queens (season 2 premiere)
Wednesday, Sept. 21
8:00-9:00 p.m. Lethal Weapon (series premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Empire (season 3 premiere)
Thursday, Sept. 22
8:00-9:00 p.m. Rosewood (season 2 premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Pitch (series premiere)
Friday, Sept. 23
8:00-9:00 p.m. Hell's Kitchen (season 16 premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. The Exorcist (series premiere)
Sunday, Sept. 25
7:30-8:00 p.m. Bob's Burgers (season 7 premiere)
8:00-8:30 p.m. The Simpsons (season 28 premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. Son of Zorn (series premiere)
9:00-9:30 p.m. Family Guy (season 14 premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. The Last Man on Earth (season 3 premiere)