FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates Including Empire


FOX has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series. Details on a couple of shows fans might be interested in:

Scream Queens returns to FOX for season 2. The Ryan Murphy (Glee) horror/comedy series moves from a sorority house into a hospital for the mentally ill. Because ya’ll know “crazy” people are hilarious!  Returning for Season Two are cast members Emma Roberts as Chanel Oberlin, Jamie Lee Curtis as Cathy Munsch, Lea Michele as Hester Ulrich, Abigail Breslin as Chanel #5, Keke Palmer as Zayday Williams, Billie Lourd as Chanel #3, Glen Powell as Chad Radwell and Niecy Nash as Denise Hemphill. Additional cast members to be announced.

Empire is back for Season 3 in its regular Wednesday 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT timeslot. Broadcast television’s biggest hit will continue to follow the the over-the-top drama of the Lyon family.  In Season 3 Lucious Lyon  (Terrence Howard) sets his sights on a new streaming service; as his ex-wife, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) pursues a new romantic interest; and his sons, Jamal (Jussie Smollett), Hakeem (Bryshere “Yazz” Gray) and Andre (Trai Byers), struggle with fame and ambition.

It’s SUPER WEIRD not to have American Idol on the schedule this year. Idol’s cancellation STILL hasn’t totally sunk in.

Fall premieres of new and returning series are listed below in chronological order (all times are ET/PT):

Monday, Sept. 19

8:00-9:00 PM                          GOTHAM (Season Three Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM                        LUCIFER (Season Two Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 20

8:00-8:30 PM                          BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Season Four Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM                          NEW GIRL (Season Six Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM                        SCREAM QUEENS (Season Two Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 21

8:00-9:00 PM                          LETHAL WEAPON (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM                        EMPIRE (Season Three Premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 22

8:00-9:00 PM                          ROSEWOOD (Season Two Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM                        PITCH (Series Premiere)

Friday, Sept. 23

8:00-9:00 PM                          HELL’S KITCHEN (Season 16 Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM                        THE EXORCIST (Series Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 25

7:30-8:00 PM                          BOB’S BURGERS (Season Seven Premiere)
8:00-8:30 PM                          THE SIMPSONS (Season 28 Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM                          SON OF ZORN (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM                          FAMILY GUY (Season 14 Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM                        THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (Season Three Premiere)

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