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Fox Announces Its 2017-18 Primetime Lineup

Fox Programming has announced its 2107-2018 primetime lineup. The new season will include for new dramas, two new comedies and two live music events. The lineup includes a new series from Seth McFarlane and new chapter of event series The X-files (returning midseason). In addition, the network announced emergency response drama 9-1-1 starring Angela Bassett, and live productions of Broadway hits Rent and A Christmas Story, all of which will premiere later in the new season.

THE GIFTED: L-R: Percy Hynes White, Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker and Natalie Alyn Lind in THE GIFTED premiering this fall on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Frank Ockenfels/FOX

Fox Television Group CEO Gary Newman and Dana Walden noted, “this past season, [Fox] launched five of the top 15 new series – more than any other network – and next season, we’re using our strongest series to launch new shows and grow returning series.” For the new season, the CEOs promised a “a mix of provocative, compelling dramas; broad, funny comedies; and exciting, live events from the best creators in the business – and we’re excited about these new shows.”

The scripted series premiering this fall are firmly embedded in the rich realm of science fiction and fantasy:

The Gifted

A family adventure series produced in association with Marvel Television, The Gifted unfolds as suburban couple suddenly discovers that their children possess mutant powers. Their lives disrupted, the family is on the run from a hostile government; their survival depends on help from an underground network of mutants. The series stars Stephen Moyer (Shots Fired, True Blood), Amy Acker (Person of Interest), Natalie Alyn lind (Gotham) and Percy Hynes White (Night at the Museum 3) as the Strucker Family. The series is written by Matt Nix (Burn Notice), directed by Bryan Singer (the X-men franchise).

The Orville  

The multi-talented, Emmy award-winning executive producer and creator Seth Macfarlane (Family Guy) and director Jon Favreau (Iron Man), bring us Orville,  a live-action, one-hour series set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship. With a mixed human and alien crew, all aboard face the wonders and dangers of outer space. Macfarlane stars as the ship’s commanding officer; Adrianne Palicki (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as his ex-wife and first officer.

Ghosted

Ghosted Stars Craig Robinson (The Office, This Is the End) and Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation). A single-camera, action-comedy, Ghosted presents an odd couple partnership a cynical skeptic and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal. (Sounds a bit Mulder and Scully, no?) Their job is to investigate unexplained phenomena in Los Angeles. But at its core is a mystery threaten the existence of the human race. (Yeah, definitely Mulder and Scully). But it’s a comedy.

And speaking of The X-Files, coming later this season Fox will air the next chapter of the iconic supernatural-conspiracy thriller,  10-episode second installment executive-produced by creator Chris Carter. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprise their roles as Mulder and Scully.

The complete Fox schedule for this fall:

Monday (All times ET)

8:00-9:00 pm                          Lucifer   

9:00-10:00 pm                        The Gifted (new)

Tuesday

8:00-9:00 pm                          Lethal Weapon

9:00-9:30 pm                          The Mick

9:30-10:00 pm                        Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Wednesday

8:00-9:00 pm                          Empire

9:00-10:00 pm                        Star

Thursday

8:00-9:00 pm                          Gotham 

9:00-10:00 pm                        The Orville (new)

Friday

8:00-9:00 pm                          Hell’s Kitchen

9:00-10:00 pm                        The Exorcist

Saturday

7:00-10:30 pm                        Fox Sports Saturday: Fox College Football

Sunday

7:00-7:30 pm                          NFL on Fox

7:30-8:00 pm                          The OT/ Bob’s Burgers

8:00-8:30 pm                          The Simpsons

8:30-9:00 pm                          Ghosted (new)

9:00-9:30 pm                          Family Guy

9:30-10:00 pm                        The Last Man on Earth

 

About Barbara Barnett

Barbara Barnett is Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics, (blogcritics.org). Her Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel, called "Anne Rice meets Michael Crichton," The Apothecary's Curse The Apothecary's Curse is now out from Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books. Her book on the TV series House, M.D., Chasing Zebras is a quintessential guide to the themes, characters and episodes of the hit show. Barnett is an accomplished speaker, an annual favorite at MENSA's HalloWEEM convention, where she has spoken to standing room crowds on subjects as diverse as "The Byronic Hero in Pop Culture," "The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes," "The Hidden History of Science Fiction," and "Our Passion for Disaster (Movies)."

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