Fall TV Preview

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

Fox's Fall Premiere Dates 2016

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
9 pm Empire

Thursday, Sept. 22
8 pm Rosewood
9 pm PITCH

Friday, Sept. 23
8 pm Hell’s Kitchen

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.