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Fox's Fall Premiere Dates 2016

Fox Fall Premiere Plan: Return Dates for Empire, Scream Queens and More

Fox is the latest broadcast net to unveil its Fall rollout plan, and the network will kick off the 2016-2017 TV season the week of Sept. 19 with Monday one-two punch Gotham and Lucifer.

Fox’s biggest hit, Empire, returns Wednesday, Sept. 21 (following the premiere of Lethal Weapon). The network’s press release included the following spoilery nugget about Season 3: “Lucious sets his sights on a new streaming service and Cookie pursues a new romantic interest.”

As we previously reported, buzzy new baseball drama Pitch will now debut this fall (Thursday, Sept. 22 to be exact), pushing Bones‘ final season to early 2017.

All told, the Fox’s fall schedule looks like this; new shows in CAPS.

Monday, Sept. 19
8 pm Gotham
9 pm Lucifer

Tuesday, Sept. 20
8 pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine
8:30 pm New Girl
9 pm Scream Queens

Wednesday, Sept. 21
8 pm LETHAL WEAPON
9 pm Empire

Thursday, Sept. 22
8 pm Rosewood
9 pm PITCH

Friday, Sept. 23
8 pm Hell’s Kitchen
9 pm THE EXORCIST

Sunday, Sept. 25
7:30 pm Bob’s Burgers
8 pm The Simpsons
8: 30 pm SON OF ZORN
9 pm Family Guy
9:30 pm The Last Man on Earth

On deck for midseason: Bones, 24: Legacy, Prison Break, Sleepy Hollow, as well as new dramas Shots Fired and APB and rookie comedies Making History and The Mick.

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10 Comments
  1. kmw says:

    Looks about right to me. I wish the wait for Bones wasn’t so long but maybe its for the best. I hope Pitch does better than I think it will do

  2. Steven says:

    It says both actually.

  3. Iris says:

    Can’t wait for Lucifer S2!

  4. Kevin K says:

    Guess I’ll wait until the Super Bowl when 24: Legacy premieres (might have a torture scene in a future episode).

  5. Joey Padron says:

    Excited for new seasons of Gotham, Lucifer, Brookyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, and The Last Man On Earth! I’ll check out Pitch and Son Of Zorn.

  6. Jared says:

    Fox has a pretty solid lineup. The Exorcist looks really good and I’ll give a few of the new pilots a shot.

  7. Cindy Yelton Northup says:

    What happened to Houdini & Doyle ? Sure wish that would be renewed.

  8. Valette says:

    What happened to the show”Second Chance?” I really liked that show and I don’t see it at all, yet. Does anyone know what happened with this show??