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FOX Fall 2019 Premiere Dates: Empire’s Final Season, Prodigal Son & More

FOX 2019 Fall Premiere Dates

FOX has set the premiere dates for its new and returning shows for the fall 2019 television season. The new season won’t feature the usual batch of new series, but will instead see the network focus on a small handful of new shows, like the serial killer drama Prodigal Son, starring Michael Sheen and The Walking Dead’s Tom Payne, and the domestic drama Almost Family, starring Brittaney Snow and Timothy Hutton, and the animated comedy Bless the Harts, featuring the voice talents of Maya Rudolph and Ike Barinholtz. 

The rest of FOX’s fall schedule will be filled with returning shows 9-1-1, The Resident, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, as well as the sixth and final season of Empire, which will apparently not feature the embattled Jussie Smollett. The rest of FOX’s lineup this fall is focused on the NFL, WWE, and its hit competition series The Masked Singer. The network will also air the 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which will hopefully find more energetic hosts than NBC did last year. 

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Surprisingly, FOX appears to be setting its two biggest (or potentially biggest) dramas agains Monday Night Football, with both 9-1-1 and Prodigal Son airing in a two-hour block that night. Whether or no that bit of counter programming works in FOX’s favor remains to be seen, but it hasn’t hurt rivals like NBC, which has produced hits by using The Voice as a lead-in to new programming. At any rate, check out the full list of FOX’s fall 2019 premiere dates below:

Tom Payne and Michael Sheen in Prodigal Son FOX

Sunday, Sept. 22

8:00-11:00 PM ET/                  71ST PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

Monday, Sept. 23

8:00-9:00 PM                          9-1-1 (Season Three Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        PRODIGAL SON (Series Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 24

8:00-9:00 PM                          THE RESIDENT (Season Three Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        EMPIRE (Season Six Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 25

8:00-10:00 PM                        THE MASKED SINGER (Two-Hour Season Two Premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 26

7:30 PM-CC ET live/                THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (Season Two Premiere)

4:30 PM-CC PT live

Sunday, Sept. 29

8:00-8:30 PM                          THE SIMPSONS (Season 31 Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM                          BLESS THE HARTS (Series Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM                          BOB’S BURGERS (Season 10 Premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM                        FAMILY GUY (Season 17 Premiere)

Wednesday, Oct. 2

8:00-9:00 PM                          THE MASKED SINGER (Time Period Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        ALMOST FAMILY (Series Premiere)

Friday, Oct. 4

8:00-10:00 PM                        WWE’S SMACKDOWN LIVE (FOX Sports Premiere)

While the final season of Empire will be one to keep an eye on, and Prodigal Son has the chance to be a big hit considering who its star is, it will be interesting to see how FOX does by devoting entire nights to either the NFL or WWE. If it works out, it may be a sign of things to come as the network continues to change in the wake of Disney’s acquisition. 

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