Fall TV Preview
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Fox Fall Schedule: Empire Gets Lethal Companion, 24 Scores Super Slot, Prison Break Held to Midseason

Fox is the latest broadcaster to unveil its schedule for the 2016-17 TV season, and herewith is the major headline: Revivals of 24 and Prison Break are being held until midseason, with the former snagging the granddaddy of all launching pads.

24: Legacy will bow after Super Bowl 51 on Sunday, Feb. 5, before settling into its regular Monday-at-8 pm perch the following night. Prison Break, meanwhile, will take over Bones‘ new Thursday-at-9 pm timeslot sometime in early 2017.

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Another big midseason move: Lee Daniels’ new drama Star will bridge the gap between the fall and spring seasons of the writer-director’s original music juggernaut, Empire.

On the fall front, the new Lethal Weapon adaptation is knocking Rosewood out of its pre-Empire home on Wednesdays, sending the Morris Chestnut drama to Thursdays-at-8 pm, where it will lead into the final season of Bones; The Exorcist will terrorize Friday nights; and Jason Sudeikis’ animated/live-action hybrid comedy Son of Zorn will follow The Simpsons on Sunday.

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Fox’s revival of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, meanwhile, will air during Halloween week in October.

Joining 24: Legacy and Prison Break at midseason is Sleepy Hollow, as well as new dramas Pitch, Shots Fired and APB, as well rookie comedies Making History and The Mick.

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

MONDAY
8 pm Gotham
9 pm Lucifer

TUESDAY
8 pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine
8:30pm New Girl
9 pm Scream Queens

WEDNESDAY
8 pm LETHAL WEAPON (WATCH TRAILER)
9 pm Empire

THURSDAY
8 pm Rosewood
9 pm Bones

FRIDAY
8 pm Hell’s Kitchen
9 pm THE EXORCIST (WATCH TRAILER)

SATURDAY
Fox Sports Saturday

SUNDAY
7 pm NFL
7:30 pm Bob’s Burgers
8 pm The Simpsons
8:30 pm SON OF ZORN (WATCH TRAILER)
9 pm Family Guy
9:30 pm The Last Man on Earth

MIDSEASON SCHEDULE

MONDAY
8 pm 24: LEGACY (Gotham returns in spring)
9 pm APB (Lucifer returns in spring)

TUESDAY
8 pm New Girl/Brooklyn Nine-Nine
8:30pm THE MICK
9 pm KICKING & SCREAMING (PITCH takes over in spring)

WEDNESDAY
8 pm Lethal Weapon (SHOTS FIRED takes over in spring)
9 pm STAR (Empire returns in spring)

THURSDAY
8 pm Rosewood
9 pm PRISON BREAK

FRIDAY
8 pm MasterChef Junior
9 pm Sleepy Hollow

SATURDAY
Fox Sports Saturday

SUNDAY
7 pm Animation encores
7:30 pm Bob’s Burgers
8 pm The Simpsons
8:30 pm MAKING HISTORY (WATCH TRAILER)
9 pm Family Guy
9:30 pm The Last Man on Earth

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