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Fox Premiere Dates

Fox Fall Premiere Dates: Empire, Lucifer, Lethal Weapon, Gotham and More

Fox is the fourth network (following The CW, CBS and NBC) to unveil its premiere plan for the 2017-18 TV season, and Seth MacFarlane’s live-action Star Trek spoof The Orville is getting an early NFL-boosted kickoff. 

Ahead of its formal time period debut on Thursday, Sept. 28 after Gotham, The Orville will launch with a special two-night series premiere on Sunday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 17, immediately following the network’s NFL doubleheaders. 

On the returning show front, Lethal Weapon will christen its new Tuesday-at-8 perch on Sept. 26; Empire and Star are back Wednesday, Sept. 27; and Lucifer returns Monday Oct. 2, leading into the new mutant drama The Gifted.

On tap for midseason are new seasons of New Girl and The X-Files, as well as the freshman shows THE RESIDENT, 9-1-1 and LA TO VEGAS.

SUNDAY, SEPT 10 (immediately following NFL doubleheader)
8/7c THE ORVILLE (Special Series Premiere, Part 1)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 17 (immediately following NFL doubleheader)
8 pm THE ORVILLE (Special Series Premiere, Part 2)

TUESDAY, SEPT. 26
8 pm Lethal Weapon 
9 pm The Mick
9:30 pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27
8 pm Empire
9 pm Star

THURSDAY, SEPT. 28
8 pm Gotham 
9 pm THE ORVILLE (Regular Time Period Premiere)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 29
8 pm Hell’s Kitchen
9 pm The Exorcist 

SUNDAY, OCT. 1
7:30 pm Bob’s Burgers 
8 pm The Simpsons 
8:30 pm GHOSTED — Read our First Impression 
9 pm Family Guy 
9:30 pm The Last Man on Earth 

MONDAY, OCT. 2
8 pm Lucifer 
9 pm THE GIFTED