Fox has announced its schedule of premiere dates for the upcoming 2017-2018 fall season, including the premiere dates of new shows The Orville, Ghosted, and The Gifted. NFL on Fox kicks off the fall season on September 10, 2017 followed by part one of The Orville season premiere. Ghosted joins the primetime lineup on October 1st with The Gifted making its debut on October 2nd.
Among the returning series with premiere dates are Fox’s Lucifer, Gotham, Lethal Weapon, The Mick, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Empire, Star, Hell’s Kitchen, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, Family Guy, The Last Man on Earth, and The Exorcist.
The Gifted Plot: The Gifted tells the emotional story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family seeks help from an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
Set within the X-Men universe, the series stars Stephen Moyer (True Blood), Amy Acker (Person of Interest), Natalie Alyn Lind (Gotham) and Percy Hynes White (Night at the Museum 3) as the STRUCKER family. Also featured in the series are Sean Teale (Reign) as ECLIPSE/MARCOS DIAZ; Jamie Chung (Gotham) as BLINK/CLARICE FERGUSON; Emma Dumont (Aquarius) as POLARIS/LORNA DANE; Blair Redford (Satisfaction) as THUNDERBIRD/JOHN PROUDSTAR; and Coby Bell (Burn Notice) as Sentinel Services Agent JACE TURNER. The series is written by Matt Nix (Burn Notice), directed by Bryan Singer (the X-Men franchise) and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.
The Orville Plot: From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane and director Jon Favreau, The Orville is a live-action, one-hour series set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of The Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship. Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of everyday life.
The series stars MacFarlane as ED MERCER, the ship’s Commanding Officer, and Adrianne Palicki (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as his ex-wife, KELLY GRAYSON, who’s assigned as his First Officer. The series also stars Penny Johnson Jerald (24) as CLAIRE FINN, Scott Grimes (Justified) as GORDON MALLOY, Peter Macon (Shameless) as BORTUS, Halston Sage (Neighbors) as ALARA KITAN, J. Lee (Family Guy) as JOHN LAMARR, Mark Jackson (That Royal Today) as ISAAC, Chad Coleman (The Wire) as KLYDEN and Norm Macdonald (The Middle) as YAPHIT. Seth MacFarlane, Brannon Braga, David A. Goodman, Jason Clark and Liz Heldens are executive producers. Jon Favreau serves as an executive producer and directed the pilot.
Ghosted Plot: Starring Craig Robinson (The Office) and Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Ghosted is a single-camera, live-action comedy about the partnership between two polar opposites – a cynical skeptic and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal – who are recruited to investigate unexplained phenomena in Los Angeles, all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race.
In addition to Scott’s role as MAX JENNIFER and Robinson’s as LEROY WRIGHT, the series also stars Ally Walker (Colony) as Captain AVA LAFREY and Adeel Akhtar (Unforgotten) as BARRY SHAW. Tom Gormican, Kevin Etten, Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, Naomi Scott, Oly Obst, Mark Schulman and Jonathan Krisel are executive producers, with Krisel directing the pilot.
FOX FALL 2017 PREMIERES
Sunday, Sept. 10, Immediately Following NFL ON FOX Doubleheader
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT THE ORVILLE (Special Series Premiere, Part 1)
Sunday, Sept. 17, Immediately Following NFL ON FOX Doubleheader
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT THE ORVILLE (Special Series Premiere, Part 2)
Tuesday, Sept. 26
8:00-9:00 PM LETHAL WEAPON (Season Two Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM THE MICK (Season Two Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Season Five Premiere)
Wednesday, Sept. 27
8:00-9:00 PM EMPIRE (Season Four Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM STAR (Season Two Premiere)
Thursday, Sept. 28
8:00-9:00 PM GOTHAM (Season Four Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM THE ORVILLE (Time Period Series Premiere)
Friday, Sept. 29
8:00-9:00 PM HELL’S KITCHEN (Season 17 Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM THE EXORCIST (Season Two Premiere)
Sunday, Oct. 1
7:30-8:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS (Season Eight Premiere)
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (Season 29 Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM GHOSTED (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY (Season 15 Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (Season Four Premiere)
Monday, Oct. 2
8:00-9:00 PM LUCIFER (Season Three Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM THE GIFTED (Series Premiere)