FOX released its Fall 2014 schedule on Monday morning, and it includes several big changes thanks to the lack of The X Factor. Bones moves to Thursdays, Golden Globe-winning live-action comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine joins the “Animation Domination” block on Sundays and Glee is being held back until mid-season.
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In addition, new reality series Utopia will land in the fall with two new episodes each week as will new seasons of Hell’s Kitchen and Masterchef Junior.
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Following a successful first season, Sleepy Hollow‘s return will be bigger, with 18 episodes instead of 13.
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A trio of new dramas hit the schedule, with the Batman prequel Gotham launching Monday nights (with a 16-episode order) while Octavia Spencer’s Red Band Society and the British adaptation Gracepoint round out the week. The fifth new show is the comedy Mulaney, airing Sundays.
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Glee‘s sixth and final season won’t begin until 2015, as will The Following, American Idol and many new shows. At mid-season, Glee will likely have a reduced episode order from the originally planned 22 for its final season while American Idol will transition to airing only once per week. FOX president Kevin Reilly revealed that the plan is for Idol to only air 37 hours for season 14, which is about 20 hours less than its current run.
FALL 2014 SCHEDULE
8pm: Gotham (NEW)
9pm: Sleepy Hollow
8pm: Utopia (NEW)
9pm: New Girl
9:30pm: The Mindy Project
8pm: Hell’s Kitchen
9pm: Red Band Society (NEW)
9pm: Gracepoint (NEW)
8pm: Masterchef Junior
9pm: Utopia (NEW)
7:30pm: Bob’s Burgers
8pm: The Simpsons
8:30pm: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
9pm: Family Guy
9:30pm: Mulaney (NEW)
NEW FALL SHOWS
Gotham: A Batman prequel focused on the young detective Jim Gordon and a young Bruce Wayne.
Gracepoint: Adapted from the British series Broadchurch, this 10-episode event series follows a murder in a small California seaside town. It stars David Tennant from the original series and Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn.
Red Band Society: Drama about a group of kids living in a hospital starring Octavia Spencer and Dave Annable (Brothers and Sisters).
Mulaney: A comedy loosely based on comedian John Mulaney’s real-life, with Martin Shot as his boss.
Utopia: This new reality experiment tries to create a perfect society as 15 people are moved to an isolated location for a year to build a new world. Viewers at home can follow their progress and vie to join the series and replace members of the society.
NEW MID-SEASON DRAMAS
Backstrom: From Bones creator Hart Hanson, this drama about self-destructive Oregon detective stars The Office‘s Rainn Wilson.
Empire: A drama about a hip-hop mogul and his family starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson (Person of Interest).
Hieroglyph: An action adventure about the magical world of ancient Egypt.
Wayward Pines: This Twin Peaks-esque 10-episode event series from M. Night Shyamalan takes place in a creepy town where a Secret Service agent comes to track down two missing fellow agents.
NEW MID-SEASON COMEDIES
Bordertown: A new animated series about a border patrol agent in Texas.
The Last Man on Earth: Comedy starring Will Forte as the last man on the planet.
Weird Loners: Comedy about a group of unusual friends in Queens, starring Zachary Knighton (Happy Endings) and Becki Newton (Ugly Betty).
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