Fox Announces its 2016-2017 Primetime Schedule

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Fox is the second network to unveil its 2016-2017 primetime schedule during Upfronts week (see NBC’s fall schedule) and the network is going the movies-turned-into-TV-shows route with small screen versions of LETHAL WEAPON and THE EXORCIST (starring Geena Davis). Expect to see a few familiar faces on your screens in the fall, with Mark-Paul Vosselaar and Sarah Wayne Callies starring in PITCH and Leighton Meester appearing in the comedy MAKING HISTORY.

Fox is also continuing 24 with a new spin-off titled 24: LEGACY (featuring a new character instead of Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer) and bringing back PRISON BREAK as a limited series, much like they did with THE X-FILES earlier this year. The network had also renewed quite a few of its drama series, including on-the-bubble SLEEPY HOLLOW, but took the axe to several of the new comedy series that debuted last fall.

In addition, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW will air in October 2016. 24: LEGACY will also be getting the coveted post-Super Bowl spot when it premieres on Sunday, February 5 at 10:00 p.m. and then moves to its regular day/time on Monday, February 6 at 8:00 p.m.

UPDATE: On Friday, May 20, Fox announced changes to its 2016-2017 schedule. The network has moved up the premiere for PITCH, having it debut in the fall instead of the spring. The farewell 12th season of BONES will air Thursdays in Winter 2017 and PRISON BREAK will air Tuesdays in Spring 2017.

Read The TV Addict’s Full 2016 Upfronts Coverage

Monday
8:00 p.m. GOTHAM
9:00 p.m. LUCIFER

Tuesday
8:00 p.m. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
8:30 p.m. NEW GIRL
9:00 p.m. SCREAM QUEENS

Wednesday
8:00 p.m. LETHAL WEAPON (new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. EMPIRE

Thursday
8:00 p.m. ROSEWOOD
9:00 p.m. PITCH (new series – watch trailer)

Friday
8:00 p.m. HELL’S KITCHEN
9:00 p.m. THE EXORCIST (new series – watch trailer)

Saturday
7:00 p.m. FOX SPORTS SATURDAY: FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Sunday
7:00 p.m. NFL ON FOX
7:30 p.m. THE OT / BOB’S BURGERS
8:00 p.m. THE SIMPSONS
8:30 p.m. SON OF ZORN (new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. FAMILY GUY
9:30 p.m. THE LAST MAN ON EARTH

MIDSEASON SCHEDULE

Monday
8:00 p.m. 24: LEGACY (new series – watch trailer) / GOTHAM (spring)
9:00 p.m. APB (new series – watch trailer) / LUCIFER(spring)

Tuesday
8:00 p.m. NEW GIRL / BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (spring)
8:30 p.m. THE MICK (new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. KICKING & SCREAMING (new series) / PRISON BREAK (new series; spring – watch trailer)

Wednesday
8:00 p.m. LETHAL WEAPON / SHOTS FIRED (new series; spring – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. STAR (new series – watch trailer) / EMPIRE (spring)

Thursday
8:00 p.m. ROSEWOOD
9:00 p.m. BONES

Friday
8:00 p.m. MASTERCHEF JUNIOR
9:00 p.m. SLEEPY HOLLOW

Saturday
8:00 p.m. FOX SPORTS SATURDAY

Sunday
7:00 p.m. ANIMATION ENCORES
7:30 p.m. BOB’S BURGERS
8:00 p.m. THE SIMPSONS
8:30 p.m. MAKING HISTORY (new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. FAMILY GUY
9:30 p.m. THE LAST MAN ON EARTH

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