Fox Sets 2016-17 Lineup; ‘24’ Reboot Gets Post-Super Bowl Slot; ‘Prison Break’ Coming Midseason

     May 16, 2016

The TV upfronts are upon us, and Fox has unveiled its full schedule for the upcoming 2016-17 TV season. The network boasts 90% original programming for the new season, which is the most ever in Fox’s history. This fall will see the debut of the network’s Lethal Weapon adaptation, starring Damon Wayans, Sr. and Clayne Crawford, as well as new drama series The Exorcist starring Geena Davis and directed by Rise of the Planet of the Apes helmer Rupert Wyatt.

The new Fox season also brings us a new 24, with 24: Legacy getting its series premiere right after Super Bowl LI on February 5th. The series stars Straight Outta Compton standout Corey Hawkins as its new lead, with Jimmy Smits and Miranda Otto filling out the cast of another real-time, adrenaline-fueled thriller as Kiefer Sutherland serves as executive producer.


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In other highly anticipated returns, the next installment of Prison Break arrives midseason as much of the original cast reprises their roles, including Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, and Sarah Wayne Callies. The show will air on Thursday nights starting in 2017.

The new lineup also includes a new live-action/animation hybrid comedy called Son of Zorn, executive produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller and starring Jason Sudeikis as a 2D-animated character leading a sitcom of sorts. That makes three Lord and Miller shows on Fox Sundays, in addition to The Last Man on Earth and the upcoming time travel comedy Making History, starring Adam Pally. Fox has also set the next music-centric series from Empire creator Lee Daniels called Star, starring Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt, for midseason.

Check out the full lineup below and look for first-look trailers for many of the new series later today on Collider.

FOX FALL 2016 SCHEDULE

(All Times ET/PT)

MONDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          GOTHAM

9:00-10:00 PM                        LUCIFER

TUESDAY

8:00-8:30 PM                          BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

8:30-9:00 PM                          NEW GIRL

9:00-10:00 PM                        SCREAM QUEENS

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WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          LETHAL WEAPON (new)

9:00-10:00 PM                        EMPIRE

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          ROSEWOOD

9:00-10:00 PM                        BONES

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          HELL’S KITCHEN

9:00-10:00 PM                        THE EXORCIST (new)

SATURDAY

7:00-10:30 PM                        FOX SPORTS SATURDAY: FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL

SUNDAY

7:00-7:30 PM                          NFL ON FOX

7:30-8:00 PM                          THE OT / BOB’S BURGERS

8:00-8:30 PM                          THE SIMPSONS

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8:30-9:00 PM                          SON OF ZORN (new)

9:00-9:30 PM                          FAMILY GUY

9:30-10:00 PM                        THE LAST MAN ON EARTH

FOX MIDSEASON 2016-2017 SCHEDULE

(All Times ET/PT)

MONDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          24: LEGACY (new) / GOTHAM (spring)

9:00-10:00 PM                        APB (new) / LUCIFER (spring)


TUESDAY

8:00-8:30 PM                          NEW GIRL BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (spring)

8:30-9:00 PM                          THE MICK (new)

9:00-10:00 PM                        KICKING & SCREAMING (new) / PITCH (new; spring)

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          LETHAL WEAPON / SHOTS FIRED (new; spring)

9:00-10:00 PM                        STAR (new) / EMPIRE (spring)

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THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          ROSEWOOD

9:00-10:00 PM                        PRISON BREAK (new) 

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          MASTERCHEF JUNIOR

9:00-10:00 PM                        SLEEPY HOLLOW 

SATURDAY

8:00-10:00 PM                        FOX SPORTS SATURDAY

SUNDAY

7:00-7:30 PM                          ANIMATION ENCORES

7:30-8:00 PM                          BOB’S BURGERS

8:00-8:30 PM                          THE SIMPSONS

8:30-9:00 PM                          MAKING HISTORY (new)

9:00-9:30 PM                          FAMILY GUY

9:30-10:00 PM                        THE LAST MAN ON EARTH


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