Fall TV Preview

Gotham Season 4 Premiere Moved Up

Get ready to head back to Gotham a week earlier than expected.

The Season 4 premiere of Fox’s Batman prequel has been moved up to Thursday, Sept. 21 at 8/7c, the network announced on Friday. Gotham was originally slated to debut on Sept. 28 when Fox first announced its fall premiere dates last month. The timeslot premiere of Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi comedy The Orville has been moved up, too, to Sept. 21 at 9/8c, following the Gotham premiere. (The Orville‘s series premiere is still set to air after NFL action wraps up on Sunday, Sept. 10.)

Fox didn’t explain the scheduling switch, but the night of Sept. 28 is already looking mighty crowded for TV fans, with the two-hour Season 14 premiere of Grey’s Anatomy on ABC, the return of Will & Grace on NBC and a Bears-Packers NFL matchup on CBS. Maybe Fox is thinking they’ll get more eyeballs on Gotham and The Orville by sneaking them in a week earlier?

Gotham‘s fourth season promises the arrival of longtime Batman villain the Scarecrow, according to a new trailer screened at Comic-Con last week, along with Teen Wolf alum Crystal Reed joining the cast as Don Falcone’s calculating daughter Sofia.

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  1. Jared says:

    Awesome! I’m kinda biased because September 21st is my birthday 😊🎉🎂 So glad we get Gotham sooner!

  2. Brian says:

    Airing Orville on the 10th and 17th then waiting until the 28th for the 3rd episode sounded like a poor idea.

  3. TVProfessor says:

    I’m happy for Gotham, but I wish Fox would move up the premiere date for Lucifer. October 2nd is a long time to wait for a potentially 26 episode season…

  4. “Crystal Reed joining the cast as Don Falcone’s calculating daughter Sofia.” The Hangman o.O That might explain the choice in actress.

    • RichieS says:

      Will her character be a proficient archer like her character in Teen Wolf?

      • Nah, heh. If her character is anything like the one from the comics, she’ll become the Hangman, a proficient killer, which potentially makes her the big bad of the season. That said, they may just be introducing the character as what she is, a mobster’s daughter.

  5. Joey Padron says:

    Happy news! Happy they moved up the premiere date for season 4 a week early. I can’t wait to see the new season this fall!

  6. kmw says:

    Well this seems like a good move and I hope it works out. But Grey’s and football are still going to be there the following week. FOX is just delaying the drop by one week. I really do hope this combination works because FOX has had difficulties on Thursdays for awhile

  7. Larc says:

    The sooner the better! I wouldn’t complain if they pushed the start forward to next Thursday.

  8. kirads09 says:

    I’ll take Gotham earlier. Yay!

  9. Mark Francis Curtis says:

    Looking forward to the new season. Been a long time waiting. Hope it’s worth it, very impressed with the past 3 seasons. I’m a big fan of Gotham! More so Batman! Look forward to seeing you soon! 👍

  10. ReneCat says:

    YAY!!! Gotham debuting when it SHOULD!!!! I’m happy! Now, if ABC will move the debut of Designated Survivor up to match it.

  11. april-ann says:

    Ben McKenzie is SO HOT.

  12. milton thomas says:

    Hoping Lee is coming back. Her and Jim is the perfect dysfunctional couple.

  13. Where is Jerome, will he be back and for more than one episode, and when

  14. Muffy says:

    I don’t see “Orville” making it past the first season. Seth’s only hit tv show is “Family Guy.” He has bad luck with live action shows. I will be watching “Gotham” though!