Want to check out the premiere dates for The Resident season 3, The Masked Singer season 2, and many of your other favorite fall shows? After making you wait a little bit longer than some of their competitors, Fox has decided to go ahead and lift the veil today!
With that said, it’s not exactly like Fox has a lot to lift the veil on. With them not airing new programming on either Thursday or Friday nights because of the NFL/WWE, their fall schedule is a little bit barren compared to networks like NBC or CBS. It’s an ultimate consequence of the Disney acquisitions and Fox deciding to move more in a live sports direction — they don’t have their own programming studio anymore so bringing on scripted shows isn’t as cheap as it once was. Shows like Last Man Standing, The Orville, and the 911 spin-off 911: Lone Star are coming in the new year — there will be more information on them down the road.
For those wondering, all the times listed are Eastern Standard. Premiere dates are subject to change.
Monday, September 23
8:00 – 911
9:00 – Prodigal Son (new drama)
Tuesday, September 24
8:00 – The Resident
9:00 – Empire (final season)
Wednesday, September 25
8:00 – The Masked Singer (two-hour premiere)
Don’t get us wrong — we absolutely adore this show and every crazy little thing that it stands for. We’re just not sure we need to live in a universe where there are two-hour episodes of it. A part of what makes it so great is its sense of brevity — you get in, watch an hour of hijinks, and then you move on with your life until next week.
Sunday, September 29
8:00 – The Simpsons
8:30 – Bless the Harts (new comedy)
9:00 – Bob’s Burgers
9:30 – Family Guy
Wednesday, October 2
9:00 – Almost Family (new series)
Almost Family is a bit of a comedy-drama hybrid show, so it’s hard to really place it in any particular genre. This week is when The Masked Singer reverts back to doing just an hour a week.
Friday, October 4
8:00 – WWE SmackDown Live
Are there any big takeaways?
Not really. Fox (like most other major broadcast networks) is using the September 23 week to launch the majority of its big-ticket shows. We do enjoy a lot of their programming and Prodigal Son looks promising, but this is very much an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to their programming. They’ve got a plan they are clearly happy with — plus, it doesn’t behoove them to premiere things too late in the year because of Major League Baseball. Remember that come late October, the World Series completely screws up Fox’s schedule and enrages people who aren’t fans of the sport for a couple of weeks on end. As you would guess from our tone, we’re not really baseball people.
Want to see premiere dates for a number of other shows?
Have no fear — we have that for you over at our Official CarterMatt Premiere Guide! We’re updating that constantly throughout the year so that you know when your favorites are coming back.
What do you think about all of the Fox 2019 fall premiere dates, and is there a show you’re looking the most forward to? Be sure to share below! (Photo: Fox.)