FOX announces fall premiere dates for ‘Empire,’ ‘Gotham,’ ‘Scream Queens’ & more

FOX is keeping things simple with its premiere plans for the fall season. It's the network's turn in the Emmy rotation, and the majority of FOX's new and returning fall shows will debut in the week following Andy Samberg's stint as Emmy host.

The only exceptions: new Tuesday comedies “Grandfathered” and “The Grinder” are being held a week to allow for a two-hour “Scream Queens” premiere, “Bones” and “Sleepy Hollow” will both premiere on the Thursday after the traditional premiere week, and the Friday lineup of “Masterchef Junior” and “World's Funniest” will wait until November 6, after FOX's World Series coverage is done.

Other FOX shows like “New Girl” and the “X-Files” sequel miniseries will be debuting at midseason. (Here's Fienberg from May with more FOX scheduling details.) 

The full list of fall premiere dates:

Sunday, Sept. 20


5:00-8:00 PM LIVE PT

Monday, Sept. 21

8:00-9:00 PM                          GOTHAM (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        MINORITY REPORT (Series Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 22

8:00-10:00 PM                        SCREAM QUEENS (Two-Hour Series Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 23

8:00-9:00 PM                          ROSEWOOD (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        EMPIRE (Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 27                       

7:30-8:00 PM                          BOB”S BURGERS (Season Premiere)

8:00-8:30 PM                          THE SIMPSONS (Season Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM                          BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Season Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM                          FAMILY GUY (Season Premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM                        THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (Season Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 29

8:00-8:30 PM                          GRANDFATHERED (Series Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM                          THE GRINDER (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        SCREAM QUEENS (Time Period Premiere)

Thursday, Oct. 1

8:00-9:00 PM                          BONES (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        SLEEPY HOLLOW (Season Premiere)

Friday, Nov. 6

8:00-9:00 PM                          MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        WORLD”S FUNNIEST (Season Premiere)