Fox went ahead and had their upfront presentation Monday, and in announcing their schedule for the upcoming fall season, we had a mix of predictable moves and ones that are at least a little bit more of a risk. Among them? Shifting “Sleepy Hollow” to a very challenging Thursday night timeslot, and pairing up “Scream Queens” with two other new comedies on what is a very risky Tuesday lineup. Of course, the network does still have “Empire,” but we are a little shocked that they are pairing it with a medical drama we consider to be the most boring addition to the Fox schedule for the fall.
Take a look at the entire list below. As always, the times listed are Eastern Standard.
8:00 – “Gotham”
9:00 – “Minority Report”
8:00 – “Grandfathered” (new series, formerly known as “Grandpa”
8:30 – “The Grinder” (new series / terrible name)
9:00 – “Scream Queens” (new series)
8:00 – “Rosewood” (new series, a medical drama)
9:00 – “Empire”
8:00 – “Bones”
9:00 – “Sleepy Hollow”
8:00 – “MasterChef Junior”
9:00 – “World’s Funniest”
Basically, Fox is giving up on Fridays here, save for the cooking competition.
7:30 – “Bob’s Burgers
8:00 – “The Simpsons”
8:30 – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
9:00 – “Family Guy”
9:30 – “Last Man on Earth”
By summation, Fox has in total four and a half hours of comedy on their schedule this coming fall and six hours for drama. Compare this to NBC, which only has one hour of comedy and is promoting drama at almost every other turn. It’s a big change when it comes to the two’s strategy, and we’re not entirely sure just yet which is going to work better.
For now, though, share what you think about this schedule in the comments! Also, you can head over here to read some other recent (and stunning) news about “Sleepy Hollow” coming up, and sign up to get some other TV updates on all we cover via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: Fox.)