Fox has released its fall 2019 schedule, giving us our first glimpse at "New Fox" now that Disney has acquired the network's accompanying studio. And things are looking different.
Kicking off the week on Sunday evenings is the network's popular animated comedy block. The Simpsons will lead into a new comedy from Emily Spivey, Bless the Harts, airing at 8:30/7:30c. Following at 9/8c will be the lovable Belchers of Bob's Burgers, while the Griffins of Family Guy will close out the night at 9:30/8:30c.
Fox will then use the third season of Ryan Murphy's 9-1-1 to launch the new drama Prodigal Son, airing Mondays at 9/8c, while Season 3 of The Resident joins the sixth and final season of Empire to hold down the fort on totally new-look Tuesdays. According to Fox, Empire's last hurrah "promises to be filled with drama, shocking surprises and more jaw-dropping moments." In its first five seasons, Empire aired in Wednesdays.
Elsewhere, The Masked Singer returns for Season 2 on Wednesdays at 8/7c after becoming one of the surprise hits of the new year, and the network's only other new series launching in the fall, Almost Family starring Brittany Snow, will follow at 9/8c. Thursday evenings will be dominated by Thursday Night Football, and starting Oct. 4, Fridays will belong to WWE's SmackDown. The weekly, two-hour live event will air 52 weeks a year.
Check out Fox's full schedule below. New shows are in ALL CAPS.
7/6c: NFL on Fox
7:30/6:30c: The OT/Fox Encores
8/7c: The Simpsons
8:30/7:30c: BLESS THE HARTS
9/8c: Bob's Burgers
9:30/8:30c: Family Guy
9/8c: PRODIGAL SON
8/7c: The Resident
8/7c: The Masked Singer
9/8c: ALMOST FAMILY
7:30/6:30c: Thursday Night Football Pregame Show
8/7c: Thursday Night Football
8/7c: WWE's Smackdown Live
The rest of the network's new shows will join the Fox schedule at midseason. This includes the 9-1-1 spin-off 9-1-1: Lone Star, which stars Rob Lowe and will debut with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 19, immediately following the NFC Championship. Also joining the lineup are new dramas Deputy, Filthy Rich, and neXt, the live-action comedy Outmatched, and two animated comedies. Duncanville comes from Amy Poehler, while The Great North features the voice work of Nick Offerman and Jenny Slate.
Unfortunately, fans will have to wait until 2020 to see what's next on returning comedies The Orville and Last Man Standing. Fox has also picked the premiere of The Masked Singer Season 3 (yes, Season 3!) as its post-Super Bowl episode on Sunday, Feb. 2.