Fox 2017 Spring Premiere Dates: ‘Prison Break,’ ‘Making History’ Join the Lineup

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Prison Break stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell

Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell in ‘Prison Break’ (Photo © 2017 FOX Broadcasting Co.)

Fox has set the spring premiere dates for its new primetime shows Prison Break, Making History, Kicking & Screaming, and Shots Fired. Prison Break reunites the core cast of the series – Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Robert Knepper, and Amaury Nolasco – for a sequel that will explain the whereabouts of Michael Scofield. Making History is a time travel comedy, and Fox’s Kicking & Screaming is a new reality competition series from Wipeout‘s executive producer Matt Kunitz. Shots Fired is a timely dramatic event series with Sanaa Lathan and Stephan James in starring roles.

The network also revealed the spring return dates for The Last Man on Earth, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Gotham, and Lucifer.

Making History: New comedy MAKING HISTORY premieres Sunday, March 5 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), and follows three friends from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their everyday lives. The wildly original series stars Adam Pally, Leighton Meester and Yassir Lester. MAKING HISTORY is created by Julius “Goldy” Sharpe. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, Sharpe, Seth Cohen and Jared Hess are executive producers. Also that night, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH makes its spring return (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).


Kicking & Screaming: Comedic competition series KICKING & SCREAMING teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered partners to face the toughest challenges of their lives. Debuting Thursday, March 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and hosted by Hannah Simone, the series drops these unlikely duos into a tropical jungle in Fiji, where they must overcome dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather. To win the competition, the experts will have to drag their partners, KICKING & SCREAMING, to the finish line.

Shots Fired: Examining the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, event series SHOTS FIRED launches Wednesday, March 22 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the spring premiere of EMPIRE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The compelling series stars Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Academy Award-, Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actress Helen Hunt, Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss and Stephen Moyer. The series is created and executive-produced by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood.

Prison Break: In the next action-packed chapter of PRISON BREAK, premiering Tuesday, April 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), original series stars Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar and Paul Adelstein are reunited for an all-new adventure spanning the globe. When clues surface that suggest a previously thought-to-be-dead MICHAEL SCOFIELD (Miller) may be alive, his brother, LINCOLN BURROWS (Purcell), reunites with Michael’s wife, SARA (Callies), and Fox River State Penitentiary’s most notorious escapees to engineer the series’ biggest breakout ever. The series is created by Paul T. Scheuring. Scheuring, Vaun Wilmott, Michael Horowitz, Dawn Olmstead, Nelson McCormick, Marty Adelstein and Neal Moritz serve as executive producers.

FOX 2017 SPRING PREMIERE DATES

Sundays, beginning March 5
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 (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (Spring Premiere)

Thursdays, beginning March 9
8:00-9:00 PM MASTERCHEF JUNIOR
9:00-10:00 PM KICKING & SCREAMING (Series Premiere)

Wednesdays, beginning March 22
8:00-9:00 PM SHOTS FIRED (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM EMPIRE (Spring Premiere)

Tuesday, April 4
8:00-8:30 PM NEW GIRL
8:30-9:00 PM THE MICK
9:00-10:00 PM PRISON BREAK (Season Premiere)

Tuesdays, beginning April 11
8:00-8:30 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Spring Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM THE MICK
9:00-10:00 PM PRISON BREAK

24: LEGACY debuts with a two-night premiere event on Sunday, February 5th after SUPER BOWL LI. New police drama APB will premiere on Monday, Feb. 6th following 24: LEGACY. Season five of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR premieres Thursday, Feb. 9th. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE has its spring premiere Tuesday, April 11. GOTHAM returns Monday, April 24 and LUCIFER’s spring premiere airs Monday, May 1.





Rebecca Murray

Rebecca Murray

Editor in Chief at Showbiz Junkies
Journalist covering the entertainment industry for 19+ years, including 13 years as the first writer for About.com's Hollywood Movies site. Member of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, Broadcast Film Critics Association, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, and President of the San Diego Film Critics Society.
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