FOX Announces 2016 Fall Premiere Dates: Empire, Gotham, Lethal Weapon, More

FOX has its eyes set on a big fall season, as the network has announced the premiere dates for fall 2016. That means we know when Empire, Gotham, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl and more are coming back!

And that’s not all, as we’ve got two huge new dramas based on two of the best-known movies of all-time: Lethal Weapon and The Exorcist.

Granted, I can’t pretend to understand this recent obsession with turning movies into TV shows, particularly after Rush Hour bombed over on CBS and Limitless got cancelled. But I guess FOX is hoping for a hit based largely on name value, along with a couple other high concept series. For example, FOX is banking a lot on Major League Baseball drama Pitch, which is basically Empire for sports. The show stars Kylie Bunbury as the first female pitcher in MLB history, and the cats also includes Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Larter and Mark Consuelos, to name a few. I’d probably be lying if I said this wasn’t the show I’m most excited about out of all the series premiering this fall (watch the trailer at the end of the article below!). That said, it’s only one of several freshman series in the lineup, as Sunday night features newcomer Son of Zorn, a live-action/animated comedy starring SNL alums Jason Sudeikis and Tim Meadows. I guess we’ll see how they do in the ratings this fall. But for now, it seems like FOX has a fairly strong lineup for the fall, all things considered.

Find out when your favorite show is premiering by checking out the dates below (new shows are in CAPS):

FOX Announces 2016 Fall Premiere Dates Empire, Gotham, Lethal Weapon, More

Source: YouTube


Monday, September 19

8:00-9:00 PM: Gotham (Season Three Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM: Lucifer (Season Two Premiere)

Tuesday, September 20

8:00-8:30 PM: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season Four Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM: New Girl (Season Six Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM: Scream Queens (Season Two Premiere)

Wednesday, September 21

8:00-9:00 PM: LETHAL WEAPON (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM: Empire (Season Three Premiere)

Thursday, September 22

8:00-9:00 PM: Rosewood (Season Two Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM: PITCH (Series Premiere)

Friday, September 23

8:00-9:00 PM: Hell’s Kitchen (Season 16 Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM: THE EXORCIST (Series Premiere)

Sunday, September 25

7:30-8:00 PM: Bob’s Burgers (Season Seven Premiere)
8:00-8:30 PM: The Simpsons (Season 28 Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM: SON OF ZORN (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM: Family Guy (Season 14 Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM: The Last Man On Earth (Season Three Premiere)

What do you think about the FOX 2016 Fall Premiere Dates? Sound off in the comments!

And for more TV news, find out when your favorite NBC shows are returning this fall!

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