Fall TV Preview

Fox's Fall Premiere Plan Includes Family Guy/Simpsons Crossover, 3-Part Utopia Launch, Late Mulaney Start

Fox Fall Schedule 2014

Fox is the fourth of the five major networks to reveal their fall premiere schedule, and it kicks off in early September with a three-part launch plan for Utopia, a new reality series that moves 15 everyday Americans to an undeveloped location and challenges them to create their own civilization. (Utopia will then air two nights a week, on Tuesday and Friday.)

Other highlights of Fox’s roll-out plan include the long-awaited, hour-long Family Guy/The Simpsons crossover episode and October premieres for three series, including the new sitcom Mulaney.

On tap for midseason are the Glee‘s 13-episode farewell run, the Rainn Wilson-fronted Backstrom, animated comedy Bordertown, hip-hop drama Empire, Will Forte sitcom The Last Man on Earth, limited series Wayward Pines, Becki Newton’s Weird Loners and the returning series American Idol and The Following.

All told, the Fox schedule looks like this:

SUNDAY, SEPT. 7
8 pm UTOPIA (Series Premiere, Part One)

TUESDAY, SEPT. 9
8 pm UTOPIA (Series Premiere, Part Two / Time Period Premiere)

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10
8 pm Hell’s Kitchen (Season 13 Premiere)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 12
8 pm UTOPIA (Series Premiere, Part Three / Time Period Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 16
8 pm UTOPIA (All-New)
9 pm New Girl (Season 4 Premiere)
9:30 pm The Mindy Project (Season 3 Premiere)

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17
8 pm Hell’s Kitchen (All-New / Time Period Premiere)
9 pm RED BAND SOCIETY (Series Premiere)

MONDAY, SEPT. 22
8 pm GOTHAM (Series Premiere)
9 pm Sleepy Hollow (Season 2 Premiere)

THURSDAY, SEPT. 25
8 pm Bones (Season 10 Premiere)
9 pm Sleepy Hollow (Encore of Season Premiere)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 28
8 pm The Simpsons (Season 26 Premiere)
8:30 pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 2 Premiere)
9 pm Family Guy (One-Hour “The Simpsons Guy” Season 13 Premiere Crossover Event)

THURSDAY, OCT. 2
8 pm Bones (All-New)
9 pm GRACEPOINT (10-Part Mystery Event Series Premiere)

SUNDAY, OCT. 5
7 pm The Simpsons (Encore)
7:30 pm Bob’s Burgers (Season 5 Premiere)
8 pm The Simpsons (All-New)
8:30 pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine (All-New)
9 pm Family Guy (All-New)
9:30 pm MULANEY (Series Premiere)

FRIDAY, NOV. 7
8 pm MasterChef Junior (Season 3 Premiere)