Fall TV Preview

Fox Fall Schedule: Empire, Gotham and Lethal Weapon on the Move, Marvel Mutants Paired With Lucifer

Fox is the latest broadcaster to unveil its schedule for the 2017-18 TV season, and herewith is the major headline: Cookie is moving into TV’s family hour.

This fall, Empire will move into Wednesday’s lead-off position (from 9 pm, where it’s been since launching three seasons ago). Quasi-companion series Star will follow Empire at 9 pm. 

Also of note: Fox is creating a DC Comics/Marvel mashup on Mondays, pairing new X-Men-esque drama The Gifted with Lucifer; Lethal Weapon is being relocated to Tuesdays-at-8, where it will lead into The Mick and Brooklyn Nine-Nine; Gotham is shifting to Thursdays-at-8 alongside Seth MacFarlane’s new live-action series The Orville; and New Girl‘s seventh and final season is being held until midseason.

Joining New Girl at midseason is the previously announced return of The X-Files as well as new series THE RESIDENT, 9-1-1 and LA TO VEGAS.

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

MONDAY
8 pm Lucifer (new time slot)
9 pm THE GIFTED (WATCH TRAILER)

TUESDAY
8 pm Lethal Weapon (new time slot)
9 pm The Mick (new time slot)
9:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (new time slot)

WEDNESDAY
8 pm Empire (new time slot)
9 pm Star (new time slot)

THURSDAY
8 pm Gotham (new time slot)
9 pm THE ORVILLE (WATCH TRAILER)

FRIDAY
8 pm Hell’s Kitchen
9 pm The Exorcist 

SATURDAY
Fox Sports Saturday

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

NOT RETURNING NEXT SEASON: APB, Bones, Making History, Pitch, Rosewood, Scream Queens, Sleepy Hollow and Son of Zorn