FOX Sets Primetime Schedule For 2016-2017: Lineup Includes ‘Prison Break’ Return And Reboot Of ’24’

It may only be May, but the major television networks are already focusing on what will be happening in the fall of 2016 and then into the spring of 2017. FOX has released their primetime schedule, and it is one that is going to have more new shows than it has ever had before. There are a number of new dramas and no comedies coming into their second year, so you’re going to need to know everything and how to keep up with it all.

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As reported by Coming Soon, the new lineup for FOX is being released by Chairmen and CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden. During the annual Programming Presentation for the national advertising community, the duo stated that FOX has a lot of big plans for the second half of 2016 and beginning of 2017.

“Next season on FOX, we’ll have more original programming across our schedule than ever before. We’ll use our strong established hits in the fall and Super Bowl LI in winter to launch a diverse slate of shows that are unmistakably FOX. We’re proud of our new series, directed and created by some of the most celebrated talent in the entertainment industry. And, we are pleased to be returning to our schedule many of our most beloved shows, including broadcast’s No. 1 series, Empire!”

One big day to watch for is February 5, 2017, which is when Super Bowl LI is going to air, and that will start a whole new slew of changes. 24: Legacy starring Corey Hawkins, Jimmy Smits, and Miranda Otto will begin right after the big game, and fans may be looking forward to this series more than anything else.

FALL 2016 – All times listed are Eastern

8 p.m. : Gotham
9 p.m.: Lucifer

8 p.m.: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
8:30 p.m.: New Girl
9 p.m.: Scream Queens

8 p.m.: Lethal Weapon (new)
9 p.m.: Empire

Some fans are still skeptical about the Lethal Weapon series while FOX has high hopes that it is going to be a success. Being the lead-in for Empire may end up bringing in an audience that finds a new TV series and simply tunes in early while waiting for one of their favorites.

8 p.m.: Rosewood
9 p.m.: Bones

8 p.m.: Hell’s Kitchen
9 p.m.: The Exorcist (new)

7 p.m.: Fox Sports Saturday: Fox College Football

7 p.m.: NFL On Fox
7:30 p.m.: The OT/Bob’s Burgers
8 p.m.: The Simpsons
8:30 p.m.: Son of Zorn (new)
9 p.m.: Family Guy
9:30 p.m.: The Last Man on Earth

Son of Zorn is one of the new series that isn’t overly well-known as of yet, but it’s an interesting one. It is an animated series that will be executive produced by Chris Miller and Phil Lord (The LEGO Movie) and it will star Jason Sudeikis in the lead animated character role.

The fall 2016 schedule doesn’t seem overly complicated or that different, but FOX is going to see some awesome changes come midseason. That will be when the reboot of 24 comes into play and when Prison Break makes its dynamic return to television as well.

WINTER 2016/SPRING 2017 – All times listed are Eastern

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8 p.m.
: 24: Legacy (new) / Gotham (spring)
9 p.m.: APB (new) / Lucifer (spring)

This is going to be a night that so many are looking forward to, and FOX is going to make sure and bring the goods. Gotham has already turned into one of the biggest hits they have, and 24: Legacy is surely going to bring about old and new fans.

8 p.m.:
New Girl / Brooklyn Nine-Nine (spring)
8:30 p.m.: The Mick(new)
9 p.m.: Kicking & Screaming / Pitch (spring) (new)

8 p.m.:
Lethal Weapon / Shots Fired (spring) (new)
9 p.m.: Star (new) / Empire (spring)

8 p.m.:
9 p.m.: Prison Break (new)

8 p.m.:
Masterchef Junior
9 p.m.: Sleepy Hollow

8 p.m.:
Fox Sports Saturday

This day will be reserved for the Major League Baseball game of the week.

7:30 p.m.: Bob’s Burgers
8 p.m.: The Simpsons
8:30 p.m.: Making History (new)
9 p.m.: Family Guy
9:30 p.m.: The Last Man on Earth

Prison Break, 24: Legacy, Lethal Weapon, and other new shows are taking up a lot of the space for FOX’s 2016-2017 schedule, and the network heads are alright with that. They are hoping that the old favorites will be able to bring about some longtime viewers and have them stick around for the new offerings.

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