3:00pm PT by Rick Porter
Fox Doubles Up on '911' for Midseason
Fox's midseason schedule is starting to take shape, with the network plotting January debuts for four returning dramas.
The broadcaster will double up on its 911 franchise on Monday nights, with the flagship series and spinoff 911: Lone Star airing back to back. Prodigal Son, which aired on Mondays in 2019-20, will move to Tuesdays and be paired with The Resident.
All four series recently went back into production, a few months later than normal due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fox has filled its fall schedule partially with holdovers from summer (Filthy Rich, Next) and second runs of acquired shows (L.A.'s Finest, Cosmos: Possible Worlds), none of which have drawn much of an audience over the first few weeks of the 2020-21 season.
Fox has also said the final season of its comedy Last Man Standing will premiere in January, though the network hasn't formally given it a spot on the schedule yet. The Tim Allen-led sitcom aired on Thursdays last season.
The network's lineups for Wednesday — anchored by The Masked Singer — Friday (WWE Smackdown) and Sunday (the "Animation Domination" block) will carry through the second half of the season. Fox also has multi-camera comedy Call Me Kat, starring Mayim Bialik, and completed seasons of Hell's Kitchen and Masterchef Junior to help fill out the midseason slate.