Fox Fall 2017 schedule
"The Orville cast, left to right: Penny Johnson Jerald, Mark Jackson, Seth MacFarlane, Peter Macon, Scott Grimes, Adrianne Palicki, J. Lee and Halston Sage. (Noah Schutz/Fox)

Fox fall 2017 schedule, premiere dates

Only three new shows debut on the Fox fall 2017 schedule: superhero series The Gifted, space dramedy The Orville and paranormal comedy GhostedWatch all the trailers for Fox’s new fall and midseason shows below. (Update: Fox has released premiere dates for the fall shows. They are listed below.)

Fox previously announced it will air a new season of “The X-Files,” but did not announce when it will air.

Find a list of the shows Fox has planned for next season below, followed by the fall schedule and show descriptions.

Dramas: “9-1-1,” “Empire,” “The Exorcist,” “The Gifted,” “Gotham,” “Lethal Weapon,” “Lucifer,” “The Orville,” “The Resident,” “Star,” “The X-Files”

Comedies: “Bob’s Burgers,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Family Guy,” “Ghosted,” “LA To Vegas,” “The Last Man on Earth,” “The Mick,” “New Girl,” “The Simpsons”

Unscripted: “American Grit,” “Beat Shazam,” “The F Word with Gordon Ramsay,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Love Connection,” “Masterchef,” “Masterchef Junior,” “Showtime at The Apollo,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Superhuman”

Live Events: “A Christmas Story,” “Rent”

Fox Fall 2017 schedule

All times Central


7 p.m. Lucifer  (returns Oct. 2)

8 p.m. The Gifted (new; premieres Oct. 2)


7 p.m. Lethal Weapon (returns Sept. 26)

8 p.m. The Mick (returns Sept. 26)

8:30 p.m. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (returns Sept. 26)


7 p.m. Empire (returns Sept. 27)

8 p.m. Star (returns Sept. 27)


7 p.m. Gotham (returns Sept. 21)

8 p.m. The Orville (new; premieres Sept. 10 & 17, moves to Thursdays Sept. 28) 


7 p.m. Hell’s Kitchen (returns Sept. 29)

8 p.m. The Exorcist (returns Sept. 29)


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


6 p.m. NFL on Fox

6:30 p.m. The OT / Bob’s Burgers (returns Oct. 1)

7 p.m. The Simpsons (returns Oct. 1)

7:30 p.m. Ghosted (new; premieres Oct. 1)

8 p.m. Family Guy (returns Oct. 1)

8:30 p.m. The Last Man On Earth (returns Oct. 1)

New fall shows


The Gifted

9/8c Monday, Oct. 2

“The Gifted” tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Reed and Caitlin Strucker are typical middle-class parents dealing with the realities of raising a family. However, when their teenage kids, Lauren and Andy, are involved in an incident at their high school which reveals they are mutants, Reed and Caitlin do all in their power to protect their children.

Forced to go on the run, the Struckers must leave behind their old lives to flee from a relentless government agency that tracks down mutants, the Sentinel Services, which includes Agent Jace Turner. Complicating matters further is the fact that Reed is a prosecutor in the district attorney’s office tasked with going after mutants. Desperate and running low on options, the family’s only choice is to contact an underground network that helps mutants in trouble.

The mutants in the network—Eclipse/Marcos Diaz, Blink/Clarice Fong, Polaris/Lorna Dane and Thunderbird/John Proudstar—are dealing with their own issues. With one of their members in prison and their team possibly compromised, they face an uncertain future in a world that looks increasingly dangerous for mutants.

Production details
  • Production companies: 20th Century Fox Television, Marvel Television
  • Writer: Matt Nix
  • Director: Bryan Singer
  • Executive producers: Bryan Singer, Matt Nix, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory
  • Co-executive producer: Derek Hoffman
  • Cast: Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker, Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker, Sean Teale as Eclipse/Marcos Diaz, Jamie Chung as Blink/Clarice Fong, Coby Bell as Jace Turner, Emma Dumont as Polaris/Lorna Dane, Blair Redford as Thunderbird/John Proudstar, Natalie Alyn Lind as Lauren Strucker, Percy Hynes White as Andy Strucker


The Orville

9/8c Thursdays beginning Sept. 28; premieres Sept. 10 & 17 

In the 25th Century, Earth is part of the Planetary Union, a far-reaching, advanced and mostly peaceful civilization with a fleet of 3,000 ships. Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Planetary Union officer Ed Mercer finally gets his chance to command one of these ships: the U.S.S. Orville. Determined to prove his worth and write a new chapter in his life, Ed finds that task all the more difficult when the First Officer assigned to his ship is his ex-wife, Kelly Grayson. As the new commander, Ed assembles a qualified, but eccentric crew:

  • Gordon Malloy, his best friend who has problems with authority but is the best helmsman in the fleet
  • Dr. Claire Finn, one of the Union’s most accomplished physicians
  • Bortus, an alien from a single-sex species
  • Isaac, an artificial life-form from a machine society that thinks biological life-forms are inferior
  • navigator John Lamaar, whose casual humor cuts through even the most dire situations
  • Alara Kitan, an inexperienced security officer whose home planet’s high gravity gives her superior physical strength
  • Yaphit, a gelatinous creature voiced by comedian Norm Macdonald

Somehow, Ed and Kelly must put the past behind them and, with the help of the crew, navigate fascinating and sometimes dangerous adventures in outer space, as well as the tumultuous and captivating day-to-day personal relationships with their colleagues.

Production details
  • Production company: 20th Century Fox Television
  • Creator/writer: Seth MacFarlane
  • Executive producers: Seth MacFarlane, Brannon Braga, David A. Goodman, Jason Clark, Liz Heldens
  • Director/executive producer: Jon Favreau (pilot)
  • Cast: Seth MacFarlane as Ed Mercer, Adrianne Palicki as Kelly Grayson, Penny Johnson Jerald as Claire Finn, Scott Grimes as Gordon Malloy, Peter Macon as Bortus, Halston Sage as Alara Kitan, J. Lee as John Lamarr, Mark Jackson as Isaac, Chad Coleman as Klyden, Norm Macdonald as Yaphit




8:30/7:30c Sunday, Oct. 1

Single-camera, action-comedy follows the unlikely partnership between two down-on-their-luck polar opposites tasked with an even more unlikely mission: saving the human race from aliens. Leroy Wright is a cynical skeptic and former missing persons detective, who, if we’re speaking frankly, thinks that “aliens” are a big ole bunch of B.S. and that people who believe in them are certifiably nuts … People like Max Jennifer. Max is a genius “true believer” in the paranormal who’s convinced his wife was abducted by aliens.

At low points in their lives, both Leroy and Max are recruited by Captain Ava Lafrey, a take-no-prisoners, former Air Force test pilot and head of the Bureau Underground, a secret government organization investigating paranormal cases. Lafrey, along with her staff—Barry Shaw, an overly friendly forensic pathologist, and Delilah Ward, a highly opinionated tech specialist—will support Leroy and Max in their quest for answers. Now, this heroic group of underdogs will look into “unexplained” activity in Los Angeles that often leads them to scary, thrilling and hilarious places, as they attempt to uncover the truth and keep the earth rotating on its axis for at least one more day.

Production details
  • Production company: 20th Century Fox Television
  • Executive producers: Tom Gormican, Kevin Etten, Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, Naomi Scott, Oly Obst, Mark Schulman
  • Writers: Tom Gormican, Kevin Etten
  • Director/executive producer: Jonathan Krisel
  • Cast: Craig Robinson as Leroy Wright, Adam Scott as Max Jennifer, Ally Walker as Captain Ava Lafrey, Adeel Akhtar as Barry Shaw


New midseason shows



Fast-paced drama explores lives and careers of first responders—cops, paramedics, firefighters—who put their lives on the line to save others. The series is based on the real-life, high-pressure experiences of emergency response providers who are thrust into heart-stopping situations that are equal parts unpredictable, intense and uplifting.

Production details
  • Production companies: 20th Century Fox Television, Ryan Murphy Television, Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision
  • Creators/writers/executive producers: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk
  • Cast: Angela Bassett

The Resident

Dr. Conrad Hawkins is one of the best doctors at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital. Charming, arrogant and only a third-year resident, Conrad does everything in the most unconventional way possible. Along with treating patients, Conrad believes it is his job to burst the illusions of first-year residents, like Dr. Devon Pravesh, and turn them into real-life doctors. Devon is an innocent idealist, who wears his finely tuned moral compass and passion for science like armor. With Conrad’s help, however, Devon quickly discovers the reality of his chosen profession is not what he imagined, and that ethical lines are often blurred. Nothing, not even the best medical school in the country, could have prepared him for what he’s about to learn.

As Devon accompanies Conrad through the hospital’s halls, he meets other at the hospital. Distinguished chief of surgery Dr. Randolph Bell is the face of the hospital and its most sought-after doctor, but his diminishing skills and the errors they cause are covered with the help of allies under his command. Dr. Mina Okafor, a rising star surgeon from Nigeria in the U.S. on a visa, threatens Bell’s dominance. Nicolette Nevin, one of Chastain Memorial’s most respected nurses, is Conrad’s on-again, off-again romantic partner.

While Conrad opens Devon’s eyes to the stark realities of hospital life, the once-optimistic young doctor soon realizes that the practice of medicine is a business, like any other. Not all patients are angels and not all doctors are gods, but one thing’s for sure: expectations are meant to be shattered. 

Production details
  • Production company: 20th Century Fox Television
  • Executive producers: Antoine Fuqua, Amy Holden Jones, David Boorstein, Oly Obst
  • Co-executive producers: Hayley Schore, Roshan Sethi
  • Writers: Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore, Roshan Sethi
  • Director/executive producer: Phillip Noyce
  • Cast: Matt Czuchry as Dr. Conrad Hawkins, Emily VanCamp as Nicolette Nevin, Manish Dayal as Dr. Devon Pravesh, Shaunette Renée Wilson as Dr. Mina Okafor, Valerie Cruz as Renata Lopez and Bruce Greenwood as Dr. Randolph Bell



LA to Vegas

Welcome to Jackpot Airlines, a budget carrier whose junket flight from LA to Vegas and back again, is filled with dreamers looking for that big score. Holding (or, more to the point, barely holding) these voyages together is Ronnie, a long-suffering flight attendant who tries to keep her cool (oftentimes, with little success) whether she’s dealing with a bi-polar bride-to-be or the dead body in Row 13.

Managing the revolving door of bachelor parties and 21st birthdays gets even trickier when Ronnie develops a “location-ship” with Colin, a regular passenger and an economics professor, whose son and soon-to-be ex-wife live in Vegas. Further complicating her job every weekend is Captain Dave, the narcissistic pilot whose fighter-pilot dreams never quite worked out; Bernard, the always-positive career flight attendant who thinks there’s no flight more magical than the LA-to-Vegas; Artem, the genial professional gambler who serves as the plane’s resident (but unofficial) bookie; and Nichole, the sweet-natured, part-time stripper who’s a lot savvier than people realize.

It won’t be easy, but this unlikely group of miscreants and dreamers will eventually go from being strangers on a plane to a supportive, if unconventional, family … from Friday to Sunday … whether they like it or not.

Production details
  • Production companies: 20th Century Fox Television, Gary Sanchez Productions
  • Writer/executive producer: Lon Zimmet
  • Director/executive producer: Steve Levitan
  • Executive producers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, Owen Burke
  • Cast: Kim Matula as Ronnie, Ed Weeks as Colin, Nathan Lee Graham as Bernard, Olivia Macklin as Nichole with Peter Stormare as Artem and Dylan McDermott as Captain Dave
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