Fox 2016-2017 Premiere Dates Announced

The Exorcist
‘The Exorcist’ (Photo © 2016 Fox Broadcasting Co)

Fox has announced the premiere date for its fall 2016-2017 primetime lineup. New shows set to debut this fall include Lethal Weapon, The Exorcist, Pitch, and Son of Zorn. They’ll be joining a lineup that includes Lucifer season two, Scream Queens season two, Rosewood season two, Gotham season three, Empire season three, The Last Man on Earth season three, Brooklyn Nine-Nine season four, New Girl season six, Family Guy season 14, Hell’s Kitchen season 16, and The Simpsons season 28.

Gotham: On Season Three of Gotham, the origin story continues and the stakes are higher than ever, as Super-Villains more ambitious and depraved are introduced, and a realignment of alliances shakes up the fight for power in Gotham City.

Lucifer: Season Two of Lucifer promises to be a mother of a season, as LUCIFER MORNINGSTAR (Tom Ellis) is tasked with finding his family’s matriarch, while continuing to take down criminals alongside LAPD DETECTIVE CHLOE DECKER (Lauren German).

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns after a season finale cliffhanger in which DETECTIVE JAKE PERALTA (Andy Samberg) and his by-the-book boss, CAPTAIN HOLT (Andre Braugher), were forced to enter the federal witness protection program.

New Girl: The sixth season of ensemble comedy New Girl continues to follow Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and the gang as they attempt to find their respective places in the world, while begrudgingly accepting the responsibilities of adulthood – from marriage to career advancement – with often hilarious results.

Scream Queens: Season Two of Scream Queens graduates from the college campus and into a hospital with a haunted past, as a new and terrifyingly funny mystery begins. Returning for Season Two are cast members Emma Roberts as Chanel Oberlin, 2016 Golden Globe Award nominee Jamie Lee Curtis as Cathy Munsch, Lea Michele as Hester Ulrich, Abigail Breslin as Chanel #5, Keke Palmer as Zayday Williams, Billie Lourd as Chanel #3, Glen Powell as Chad Radwell and Niecy Nash as Denise Hemphill. Additional cast members to be announced.

Lethal Weapon: Based on the hit movie franchise of the same name, Lethal Weapon follows iconic cop duo RIGGS (Clayne Crawford) and MURTAUGH (Damon Wayans, Sr.), as they work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles.

Empire: Empire is a powerful drama about a family at the center of a music dynasty. This season, Empire Entertainment founder LUCIOUS LYON (Terrence Howard) sets his sights on a new streaming service; as his ex-wife, COOKIE LYON (Taraji P. Henson) pursues a new romantic interest; and his sons, JAMAL (Jussie Smollett), HAKEEM (Bryshere “Yazz” Gray) and ANDRE (Trai Byers), struggle with fame and ambition.

Rosewood: Set against the vibrant backdrop of one of the world’s hottest cities – Miami – medical procedural Rosewood enters its second season as top private pathologist DR. BEAUMONT ROSEWOOD, JR. (Morris Chestnut) and tough-as-nails DETECTIVE ANNALISE VILLA (Jaina Lee Ortiz) solve the Miami PD’s most challenging cases.

Pitch: Pitch is the dramatic and emotional story of GINNY BAKER (Kylie Bunbury), who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball – under the glare of a white-hot media spotlight. From executive producer Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love), the inspiring series also stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Larter, Mark Consuelos, and Dan Lauria.

Hell’s Kitchen: Season 16 of Hell’s Kitchen welcomes a new batch of ambitious chefs who will brave Chef Gordon Ramsay and his fiery command of the kitchen as he puts them through an intense culinary academy.

The Exorcist: The Exorcist returns as a contemporary psychological TV thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of terrifying demonic possession. Directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), the series stars Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis, Alfonso Herrera, and Ben Daniels.

Fox Fall Premiere Dates

Monday, Sept. 19
8:00-9:00 PM GOTHAM (Season Three Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM LUCIFER (Season Two Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 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, Sept. 21
8:00-9:00 PM LETHAL WEAPON (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM EMPIRE (Season Three Premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 22
8:00-9:00 PM ROSEWOOD (Season Two Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM PITCH (Series Premiere)

Friday, Sept. 23
8:00-9:00 PM HELL’S KITCHEN (Season 16 Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM THE EXORCIST (Series Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 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)