This morning, Fox officially revealed their 2019 fall schedule, and as a whole, you can say that almost nothing is the same. Here’s a crazy thing about it — there is one show on their entire schedule that is airing in the same timeslot that it did last season, and that one show is fittingly The Simpsons. It will be 8:00 p.m. on Sundays until the end of time. Otherwise, and even with established hits like Family Guy, everything is being slightly shifted. There are two new series on this fall in Prodigal Son and Not Just Me, and we’ll have more on those at the bottom of this article.
For now, let’s get to sharing the schedule — remember that all times listed are Eastern Standard. You can also check out more discussion on this in the video below; for more, be sure to subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube right now!
8:00 – 911
9:00 – Prodigal Son (new drama)
8:00 – The Resident
9:00 – Empire (final season)
8:00 – The Masked Singer
9:00 – Not Just Me (new drama)
8:00 – Thursday Night Football
8:00 – WWE SmackDown
8:00 – The Simpsons
8:30 – Bless the Hearts
9:00 – Bob’s Burgers (new comedy)
9:30 – Family Guy
What’s the biggest surprise of all of this? Beyond moving Last Man Standing to midseason, we’d say it’s probably Empire being separated from Wednesdays for the first time ever, while The Resident is also moving away from 911 after a fairly successful run there for this past season. A lot of the reasoning for this may just be due to the fact that they want to use 911 and The Masked Singer as lead-ins for some of their new shows — it’s the best way to get them off to a great start.
Will the WWE experiment work? We’re not well-versed enough on wrestling to truly know, but it’s obviously something they want to try in this new, independent era where they don’t have a dedicated studio in the way in which they once did.
As for some of these new series, let’s share some of the details that we’ve got.
Prodigal Son – “Malcolm Bright knows how killers think. Why? His father was one of the best, a notorious serial killer called “The Surgeon.” That’s why Bright is the best criminal psychologist around; murder is the family business. He uses his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes, while dealing with a somewhat manipulative mother, an annoyingly normal sister, a homicidal father still looking to bond with his prodigal son and his own constantly evolving neuroses.” (Starring Tom Payne, Michael Sheen, Bellamy Young, Lou Diamond Phillips, Halston Sage, Aurora Perrineau, Frank Harts, and Keiko Agena.)
Bless the Hearts – “(Animated) Follows a group of Southerners who are always broke as a joke and struggling for the American dream of status and wealth. What they don’t realize is that they’re already rich — in friends, family and laughter.” (Starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell, and Ike Barinholtz as voice actors.)
Not Just Me – “An only child finds her life turned upside down when her father 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. 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.'” (Starring Brittany Snow, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Emily Osment, Mustafa Elzein, Mo McRae, Victoria Cartagena, and Timothy Hutton.)
What do you think about the new fall schedule over at Fox? Be sure to share right now in the comments. (Photo: Fox.)