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