Fall TV Preview

Fox Fall Schedule: Scream Queens Takes Tuesday Crown, Sleepy Rises on Thursday, X-Files Held 'Til January

Fox Fall Schedule 2015

Fox is the latest broadcaster to unveil its schedule for the 2015-16 TV season, and herewith are the major headlines: Ryan Murphy’s comedic horror anthology Scream Queens will anchor an all-new Tuesday lineup, Sleepy Hollow is on the move to Thursdays at 9/8c after Bones, and the new Morris Chestnut procedural Rosewood will lead into Empire on Wednesdays.

Also of note: The six-episode X-Files revival will bow Sunday, Jan. 24 following the NFC Championship Game, before settling into its regular Mondays-at-8 perch the following night. New Girl is also being held until January, where it will air Tuesdays at 9 (after Scream Queens ends) and enjoy what Fox calls “its first-ever season of virtually uninterrupted originals.”

Joining X-Files and New Girl at midseason are the Grim Reaper-themed Lucifer (which will get a launch out of X-Files), the modern-day Frankenstein Code Lookinglass, the sitcom Guide to Surviving Life and Seth MacFarlane’s long-gestating animated comedy Bordertown. Returning reality series on the ’16 deck include Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader, Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef, MasterChef Junior and So You Think You Can Dance. Grease: Live, meanwhile, will air Sunday, Jan. 31.

And as reported here, the 15th — and final — season of American Idol will also bow in January.

All told, the Fox schedule looks like this; new shows are in CAPS, click for details.

MONDAY
8 pm Gotham
9 pm MINORITY REPORT

TUESDAY
8 pm GRANDFATHERED
8:30pm THE GRINDER
9 pm SCREAM QUEENS

WEDNESDAY
8 pm ROSEWOOD
9 pm Empire

THURSDAY
8 pm Bones
9 pm Sleepy Hollow

FRIDAY
8 pm Masterchef Junior
9 pm World’s Funniest

SATURDAY
Fox Sports Saturday

SUNDAY
7 pm NFL
7:30 pm Bob’s Burgers
8 pm The Simpsons
8:30 pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine
9 pm Family Guy
9:30 pm The Last Man on Earth

NOT RETURNING NEXT SEASON: Backstrom, The Following, Gang Related, Glee, Gracepoint, The Mindy Project, Mulaney, Red Band Society, Utopia and Weird Loners