The madness of Upfront week continues with FOX becoming the second network to reveal its schedule and lineup for the 2015-2016 TV season.
While the schedule for Fall 2015 includes five new shows, including an all-new comedy Tuesday, as well as mid-season hits Empire and The Last Man on Earth moving to the fall, the bigger news is what’s happening in January.
American Idol season 15, debuting January 2016, will be the final one as the long-running competition will come to an end. The final season of Idol will feature the current roster of judges with Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban returning alongside host Ryan Seacrest. It will continue the current format of starting with two episodes per week, then cutting down to one. There’s also the possibility of former judges returning.
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Also, The X-Files will get a two-night premiere following the NFC Championship game on Sunday, January 24 while the live musical production of Grease airs January 31. The X-Files will air regularly Mondays during its run in January and February while Gotham is on a brief winter hiatus.
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As for the fall, Minority Report, based on the Steven Spielberg movie, will join Gotham on Mondays. Tuesdays will kick off with an hour of new sitcoms, John Stamos in Grandfathered and Rob Lowe’s The Grinder. They’ll be followed by Scream Queens, the new horror/comedy anthology from Glee creator Ryan Murphy.
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New medical crime drama Rosewood starring Morris Chestnut kicks off Wednesday, followed by the second season of Empire, which will run for 18 episodes. The Empire season will be split in half, with part 1 ending in a cliffhanger in the fall, then returning in the spring.
Sleepy Hollow moves to Thursdays following Bones and live-action sitcoms Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Last Man on Earth stay part of the Animation Domination block on Sundays.
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Besides Idol, The X-Files and New Girl for mid-season, FOX also has two new dramas, the DC Comics-based Lucifer and sci-fi police drama The Frankenstein Code, plus the comedy The Guide to Surviving Life and the animated series Bordertown. Also, freshman comedy Weird Loners has been cancelled.
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In January, after Scream Queens ends it runs, New Girl and The Guide to Surviving Life will take over Tuesdays starting at 9pm for a two-hour block of half-hour comedies.
Here’s a quick look at FOX’s new schedule for Fall 2015.
9pm: Minority Report (NEW)
8pm: Grandfathered (NEW)
8:30pm: The Grinder (NEW)
9pm: Scream Queens (NEW)
8pm: Rosewood (NEW)
9pm: Sleepy Hollow
8pm: MaserChef Junior
9pm: World’s Funniest
7:30pm: Bob’s Burgers
8pm: The Simpsons
8:30pm: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
9pm: Family Guy
9:30pm: The Last Man on Earth
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