FOX announced next year’s lineup Monday (May 16) with a slew of new shows coming viewers’ way in the 2016-17 TV season. The network picked up three new comedies, six new dramas, two new event series and two new reality series.

“Lethal Weapon,” “The Exorcist” and “Son of Zorn” are debuting in the fall, joined by the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” event in October 2016.

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There aren’t a lot of changes to FOX’s schedule in the fall, but “Rosewood” is moving to Thursdays to kick off the night with “Pitch” in the fall and “Bones” in the spring.

Midseason sees two familiar properties premiering in “24: Legacy” and “Prison Break,” alongside new shows “Star” and “APB.”

“Next season on FOX, we’ll have more original programming across our schedule than ever before,” say Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group. “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.'”



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8 – 9 p.m.: “Gotham”

9 – 10 p.m.: “Lucifer”


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8 – 8:30 p.m.: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

8:30 – 9 p.m.: “New Girl”

9 – 10 p.m.: “Scream Queens”


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8 – 9 p.m.: “Lethal Weapon” (new)

“Lethal Weapon” follows classic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, who are working a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Grief-stricken after the loss of his young wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford, “Rectify”) moves to California to “start over” at the LAPD. He’s paired up with Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans, Sr., “My Wife and Kids,”), who’s just coming back to the job after a near-fatal heart attack. Riggs’ penchant for diving headfirst into the line of fire immediately clashes with Murtaugh’s prudent, by-the-book technique. It’s clear from the moment they meet, this partnership could be lethal.

9 – 10 p.m.: “Empire”


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8 – 9 p.m.: “Rosewood”

9 – 10 p.m.: “Bones” “Pitch”

“Pitch” is the dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball. A beautiful, tough and gifted athlete, Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury, “Under The Dome”) is vaulted into instant fame when she’s called up by the San Diego Padres to make her Major League debut. Like any rookie, Ginny must prove herself to her teammates. Foremost among them is Mike Lawson (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, “Franklin & Bash”), the team’s ruggedly handsome star catcher. One of the players watching Ginny’s back is center fielder Blip Sanders (Mo McRae, “Sons of Anarchy”), an old friend from the minor leagues. The end of Ginny’s improbable journey is the beginning of an almost impossible one: representing her gender as she embarks on a successful baseball career under the glare of the white-hot media spotlight. It’s a goal hard enough for anyone to achieve – except this player is also a woman, who happens to be the most important historical figure in sports since Jackie Robinson. This season, Ginny Baker will be the other woman trying to break into one of the oldest, most exclusive men’s clubs in the country.


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8 – 9 p.m.: “Hell’s Kitchen”

9 – 10 p.m.: “The Exorcist” (new)

“The Exorcist” is a propulsive psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession. Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera, “Sense8,” “The Chosen”) is the new face of the Catholic Church: progressive, ambitious and compassionate. He runs a small but loyal parish in the suburbs of Chicago. He has no idea that his quiet life is about to change forever. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, another priest finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle with evil.


7 – 10:30 p.m.: FOX Sports Saturday, FOX College Football


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7 – 7:30 p.m.: NFL on FOX

7:30 – 8 p.m.: “The OT/Bob’s Burgers”

8 – 8:30 p.m.: “The Simpsons”

8:30 – 9 p.m.: “Son of Zorn” (new)

“Son of Zorn” is a new hybrid live-action/animated comedy about an animated warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean – where everything and everyone is animated – who returns to Orange County, CA, to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son. Starring Jason Sudeikis, Cheryl Hines and Tim Meadows.

9 – 9:30 p.m.: “Family Guy”

9:30 – 10 p.m.: “The Last Man on Earth”



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8 – 9 p.m.: “24: Legacy” (new)/”Gotham” (spring)

“24: Legacy” chronicles an adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil – in the same real-time format that has propelled this genre-defining series. Six months ago in Yemen, an elite squad of U.S. Army Rangers, led by Sergeant Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins, “Straight Outta Compton”), killed terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid. In the aftermath, Bin-Khalid’s followers declared a fatwah against Carter, his squad and their families, forcing them into federal witness protection. But a recent attempt on Carter’s own life makes it clear to him that his team is now exposed.

9 – 10 p.m.: “APB” (new)/”Lucifer” (spring)

Police work isn’t rocket science. It’s harder. Inspired by true events, “APB” is a new police drama with a high-tech twist. Sky-high crime, officer-involved shootings, cover-ups and corruption: the over-extended and under-funded Chicago Police Department is spiraling out of control. Enter billionaire engineer Gideon Reeves (Justin Kirk, “Tyrant,” “Weeds”). After his best friend is murdered in a botched attempted robbery, and the killer remains at large, Gideon demands justice. Putting up millions of dollars of his own money, he makes an unprecedented deal to take over the troubled 13th District – and reboot it as a private police force: better, faster and smarter than anything seen before.


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8 – 8:30 p.m.: “New Girl”/”Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (spring)

8:30 – 9 p.m.: “The Mick” (new)

“The Mick” is a no-holds-barred single-camera comedy that gives new meaning to the phrase “dysfunctional family.” Mackenzie aka “Mickey” (Kaitlin Olson, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is a brash, two-bit hustler from Rhode Island who has spent her entire life shirking any semblance of responsibility. Lacking any drive, but in constant search of the next easy payday, Mickey is not without her charms. She’s smart, she’s fun, and despite all appearances, her head’s always in the game. She just needs a big win. That win kinda, sorta comes true when, looking for a handout, Mickey visits her estranged sister and billionaire brother-in-law in Greenwich, CT, but gets more than she bargained for, as this absurdly rich couple flees the country to escape federal fraud charges. In a surprising turn of events, Mickey must assume guardianship of their three high-maintenance and ill-parented children.

9 – 10 p.m.: “Kicking & Screaming” (new)/ “Prison Break” (new, spring)

“Kicking & Screaming” is a new competition series that teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered partners to face the toughest challenges of their lives. The series drops these unlikely duos into a tropical jungle in Fiji, where they must overcome dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather. While these no-nonsense survivalists are accustomed to fending for themselves, there’s one thing for which none of their previous expeditions have prepared them: their nature-phobic partners, who think “glamping” is roughing it. To win the competition, and a cash prize of $500,000, the experts will have to drag their partners, kicking and screaming, to the finish line.

The original action drama centered on Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller, “The Loft”), a young man determined to save his convicted brother, Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), from death row by hatching an elaborate plan to escape from prison. In the all-new event series, filmed on location in Morocco, clues surface that suggest a previously thought-to-be-dead Michael may be alive. Lincoln and Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies, “The Walking Dead”), Michael’s wife until he was assumed dead, reunite to engineer the series’ biggest escape ever, as three of Fox River State Penitentiary’s most notorious escapees, Sucre (Amaury Nolasco, “Telenovela”), T-Bag (Robert Knepper, “Heroes”) and C-Note (Rockmond Dunbar, “The Mentalist”), are pulled back into the action.


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8 – 9 p.m.: “Lethal Weapon”/”Shots Fired” (new; spring)

Examining the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, “Shots Fired” is a dramatic new event series that is a “why done it?” and a “who done it?” The 10-hour event series is an explosive look at the criminal justice system. When an African-American police officer kills an unarmed white college student, a small town in North Carolina is turned upside-down. Before the town has a chance to grapple with this tragedy, the neglected murder of an African-American teen is brought to light, re-opening wounds that threaten to tear the town apart.

9 – 10 p.m.: “Star” (new)/”Empire” (spring)

Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels (“Empire”) partners with Tom Donaghy (“The Whole Truth”) to pull back the curtain on music’s gritty and dark reality in “Star.” Featuring a soundtrack of original music and stunning music performances, “Star” follows three talented singers, desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. Starring Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady.


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8 – 9 p.m.: “Rosewood”

9 – 10 p.m.: “Bones” (winter)


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8 – 9 p.m.: “MasterChef Junior”

9 – 10 p.m.: “Sleepy Hollow”


8 – 10 p.m.: FOX Sports Saturday


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7 – 7:30: Animation Encores

7:30 – 8 p.m.: “Bob’s Burgers”

8 – 8:30 p.m.: “The Simpsons”

8:30 – 9 p.m.: “Making History” (new)

New comedy “Making History” follows three friends from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their present-day lives. Two shows in one, it’s both a rollicking historical adventure, and a contemporary comedy about love, friendship and trying to fit in to an increasingly complex and impersonal world. Starring Adam Pally, Leighton Meester and Yassir Lester.

9 – 9:30 p.m.: “Family Guy”

9:30 – 10 p.m.: “The Last Man on Earth”

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."