Fox unveiled its 2017 fall schedule this morning, and we're a little puzzled by some of the changes.
Lucifer and Gotham are officially parting ways, with Lucifer moving into Gotham's old Monday night time slot, while Gotham is heading over to Thursdays.
Lucifer will lead into The Gifted, which looks like a decent show. However, wouldn't it have made more sense to have The Gifted at 8/7c?
Then, it could have helped boost Lucifer if it became a hit. With Empire fading, Fox desperately needs a new hit, so maybe The Gifted got the 9/8c treatment because they thought it would be higher rated there.
Maybe Lucifer can take advantage of pre-tune in for The Gifted, similar to the way every show that has aired before Empire has over the last few years.
Speaking of Empire, that show is also on the move. With ratings down double digits, Fox has opted to move the Lyon family one hour earlier, with Star taking Empire's slot.
Star was a reliable performer earlier this year, so this move was kind of a no-brainer. Will this pave the way for more crossover opportunities between the two series?
We sure hope so.
Lethal Weapon is losing its plum pre-Empire slot and is moving one night earlier to where Prison Break currently resides. Will it be able to perform well enough?
Other new drama series, The Orville will debut out of Gotham on Thursdays. On the new comedy front, Ghosted is launching on Sunday nights, while LA to Vegas is being held for midseason.
New Girl's seventh and final season will debut at midseason.
Have a look at the fall schedule below.
8 pm Lucifer (new time slot)
9 pm The Gifted
8 pm Lethal Weapon (new time slot)
9 pm The Mick (new time slot)
9:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (new time slot)
8 pm Empire (new time slot)
9 pm Star (new time slot)
8 pm Gotham (new time slot)
9 pm The Orville
8 pm Hell’s Kitchen
9 pm The Exorcist
Fox Sports Saturday
7 pm NFL
7:30 pm Bob’s Burgers
8 pm The Simpsons
8:30 pm GHOSTED
9 pm Family Guy
9:30 pm The Last Man on Earth
Over to you, TV Fanatics. What do you think of the new schedule? Hit the comments below!
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