Fox Announces its 2019 Fall Schedule That’s Heavy on Sports, Little on Comedy

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This morning the newly independent Fox Network announced its 2019 fall schedule that offers many surprises, the biggest one being Fox’s decision to air zero comedies on its fall lineup, leaving Last Man Standing and new comedy series Outmatched for midseason. Sports is set to dominate the second half of the week with football on Thursdays, WWE on Friday’s and college football on Saturdays.

Monday’s will once again kick off with Ryan Murphy’s 9-1-1, followed by new drama series Prodigal Son.

The Resident will lead off Tuesday’s at 8p.m. followed by Empire, which will be moving nights for the first time in its five season tim. Fox used this morning to also announce that Empire will be heading into its sixth and final season.

It’s interesting to see that Fox is riding the ratings wave of The Masked Singer, it’s unexpected hit that launched this spring. It will settle into its new home Wednesday’s at 8p.m. for its second cycle this year. It will lead into the Jason Katims-produced drama Not Just Me.

Fox hopes to score with sports with Thursday Night Football On Thursday, WWE Smackdown on Friday, and Fox College Football On Saturday.

Sunday nights continues to be the home for animation. The Simpsons will solider into its 31st season at 8p.m. leading into new animated comedy Bless the Hart’s. Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy will be swamping times since Bless the Harts is more compatible with Bob’s Burgers.

Fox will be saving new series Filthy Rich, Next, 9-1-1: Lone Star, Duncanville, Outmatched and season three of The Orville for midseason.

Here’s a breakdown of Fox’s fall schedule

Monday

  • 8 p.m. – 9-1-1
  • 9 p.m. – Prodigal Son (new series)

Tuesday

  • 8 p.m. – The Resident
  • 9 p.m. – Empire

Wednesday

  • 8 p.m. – The Masked Singer
  • 9 p.m. – Not Just Me (new series)

Thursday

  • 8 p.m. – Thursday Night Football

Friday

  • 8-10 p.m. – WWE Smackdown

Saturday

  • 7-10:30 p.m. – Fox College Football

Sunday

  • 7-7:30 p.m. – NFL on Fox
  • 7:30-8 p.m. – The OT
  • 8-8:30 p.m. – The Simpsons
    8:30-9 p.m. – Bless the Harts (new series)
    9-9:30 p.m. – Bob’s Burgers
    9:30-10 p.m. – Family Guy

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