FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates 2015-2016 Season

FOX has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series!  The season kicks off with the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, which returns to FOX and will air LIVE COAST TO COAST at 8 pm ET and 5 pm PT on Sunday September 20.  The event will be hosted by Andy Samberg, SNL alum and star of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

The new Ryan Murphy series, Scream Queens, begins with a two hour premiere on September 22. The Horror/Comedy hybrid will be sure to delight critics everywhere initially, before the writing begins a steady climb, leading to the show eventually falling off a cliff. That’s the Ryan Murphy way. Why yes, I’m still a bitter Glee fan. Lea Michele guest stars. Pro tip: Don’t get attached to her character. That’s all I’m saying.

Everybody’s new favorite, Empire, returns on Wednesday September 23! WE MISS YOU COOKIE.  The smash hit series garnered sky high ratings last spring. Can the musical drama keep the incredible ratings momentum going?

FOX introduces new comedies, Grandfathered (starring John Stamos) and The Grinder (Rob Lowe, Fred Savage), plus new drama Rosewood.

American Idol will return for its 15th and final season at mid-season. Fall premieres of new and returning series are listed below in chronological order (all times are ET/PT).

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)

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