Fox Fall Sked Tweak: Buzzy Drama Pitch Pushes Bones to Midseason

In a bit of a scheduling curveball, Fox has tweaked its 2016-17 lineup to capitalize on the the good buzz swirling around its new baseball drama Pitch.

pitch1-1The network announced Friday that Pitch — which was originally earmarked for Tuesdays at midseason — will now launch this fall on Thursdays at 9/8c, replacing previous occupant Bones. As a result, Bones‘ abbreviated 12th and final season will now bow in Winter 2017 in a TBD timeslot.

Pitch‘s promotion also dislodges Prison Break, which was slated to follow Bones in the Thursdays-at-9 pm at midseason. The PB revival will now air Tuesdays-at-9 pm in early 2017 (aka Pitch‘s original perch).

Here are Fox’s revised fall/midseason schedules:

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 PITCH (WATCH TRAILER)

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 resumes in spring)

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

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

THURSDAY
8 pm Rosewood
9 pm Bones final season

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