Fox Announces Its 2019 Fall Primetime Premiere Dates

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Tom Payne and Michael Sheen in ‘Prodigal Son’ (Photo by David Giesbrecht © 2019 FOX MEDIA LLC)

Fox just announced the premiere dates for its fall primetime lineup which is set to include the premieres of new shows Almost Family, Prodigal Son and Bless the Harts. The two new dramas and the animated comedy join the network’s primetime lineup in late September and early October.

The network’s fall season kicks off with the Emmy Awards airing live on Sunday, September 22nd.

Newcomer Prodigal Son starring The Walking Dead‘s Tom Payne and Good Omens‘ Michael Sheen will take on the time slot immediately after the third season debut of 9-1-1 on Monday, September 23rd. Fox is switching up their Tuesdays with the pairing of Empire (entering its sixth and final season) and season three of the medical drama The Resident beginning September 24th.

The drama Almost Family snagged the prime spot following last season’s breakout hit The Masked Singer on Wednesdays. And the animated comedy Bless the Harts will be joining Fox’s Sunday animated lineup between season 31 of The Simpsons and season 10 of Bob’s Burgers.


    Sunday, Sept. 22
    8:00-11:00 PM – 71ST PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

    Monday, Sept. 23
    8:00-9:00 PM – 9-1-1 (Season Three Premiere)
    9:00-10:00 PM – PRODIGAL SON (Series Premiere)

    Tuesday, Sept. 24
    8:00-9:00 PM – THE RESIDENT (Season Three Premiere)
    9:00-10:00 PM – EMPIRE (Season Six Premiere)

    Wednesday, Sept. 25
    8:00-10:00 PM – THE MASKED SINGER (Two-Hour Season Two Premiere)

    Thursday, Sept. 26
    7:30 PM-CC ET live – THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (Season Two Premiere)

    Sunday, Sept. 29
    8:00-8:30 PM – THE SIMPSONS (Season 31 Premiere)
    8:30-9:00 PM – BLESS THE HARTS (Series Premiere)
    9:00-9:30 PM – BOB’S BURGERS (Season 10 Premiere)
    9:30-10:00 PM – FAMILY GUY (Season 17 Premiere)

    Wednesday, Oct. 2
    8:00-9:00 PM – THE MASKED SINGER (Time Period Premiere)
    9:00-10:00 PM – ALMOST FAMILY (Series Premiere)

    Friday, Oct. 4
    8:00-10:00 PM – WWE’S SMACKDOWN LIVE (FOX Sports Premiere)

New Fall Shows:

PRODIGAL SONProdigal Son is a fresh take on a crime franchise with a provocative and outrageous lead character and a darkly comedic tone, from Emmy Award-nominated executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter and writers Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver. The series stars Tom Payne as the son of a convicted serial killer (Michael Sheen), who has made hunting murderers his life’s work.

The series also stars Bellamy Young, Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lou Diamond Phillips, Halston Sage, Aurora Perrineau, Frank Harts and Keiko Agena.

ALMOST FAMILY – Executive producer Jason Katims and writer Annie Weisman bring you Almost Family, the story of an unusual family formed through extreme odds, exploring such hot-button issues as identity, human connection and what it truly means to be a family. An only child (Brittany Snow) finds her life turned upside down when her father (Timothy Hutton) reveals that, over the course of his prize-winning career as a pioneering fertility doctor, he used his own sperm to conceive upwards of a hundred children, including two new sisters (Megalyn Echikunwoke and Emily Osment).

As these three young women slowly embrace their new reality, they will attempt to form an untraditional bond as sisters, even as they must welcome a tidal wave of new siblings into their rapidly expanding family. Based on the original Endemol Shine Australia series, Sisters, from Jonathan Gavin and Imogen Banks, the series also stars Mustafa Elzein, Mo McRae, and Victoria Cartagena.

BLESS THE HARTS – Created and executive-produced by Emmy Award winner Emily Spivey, Bless the Harts follows the Harts, a Southern family that is always broke, and forever struggling to make ends meet. They one day hope to achieve the American dream, but they’re already rich – in friends, family and laughter.

The series features the voices of Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Kristen Wiig, Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Maya Rudolph, Emmy Award nominee Jillian Bell, Ike Barinholtz, Fortune Feimster, Drew Tarver and Mary Steenburgen. Executive producers on the series include Academy Award winners Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and Kristen Wiig.