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Fox announces fall schedule and new series for 2019

by Sean P. Aune | May 13, 2019May 13, 2019 9:30 am EDT

Fox has announced its new lineup, and it’s clear the network is going to go through a lot of changes at the midseason mark.

As it stands right now, Fox is only bringing three new series into the Fall lineup. This is mainly because three nights a week will now be given over to sports.

Also not on this schedule is a lot of returning shows such as Last Man Standing and The Orville. Those series will be saved for midseason after football comes to a close. That will also be where Fox launched new series such as Outmatched and Filthy Rich.

NBC is also doing some different things with its schedule this year, and it definitely looks as though broadcast networks are going to shorter seasons. It’s definitely a lesson that should be taken from the streaming services.

Here is the full Fox Fall 2019 schedule. The new series are in all caps.


  • 8 pm 9-1-1


  • 8 pm The Resident (new time slot)
  • 9 pm Empire (new time slot)


  • 8 pm The Masked Singer (new time slot)
  • 9 pm NOT JUST ME


  • 8 pm Thursday Night Football


  • 8 pm WWE’s SmackDown Live


  • 8 pm College Football


  • 8 pm The Simpsons
  • 8: 30 pm BLESS THE HARTS
  • 9 pm Bob’s Burgers (new time slot)
  • 9:30 pm Family Guy (new time slot)

Below you’ll find descriptions of the new series.

Still curious if your favorite show is coming back? Check out our TV Renewals list.


Prodigal Son - Season 1 - Gallery - 02


PRODIGAL SON is a fresh take on a crime franchise with a provocative and outrageous lead character and a darkly comedic tone, from Emmy Award-nominated executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter (“Riverdale,” “The Flash”) and writers Chris Fedak (“Deception,” “Chuck”) and Sam Sklaver (“Deception,” “Bored to Death”). The series stars Tom Payne (“The Walking Dead”) as the son of a convicted serial killer (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex,” “Frost/Nixon”), who has made hunting murderers his life’s work. The series also stars Bellamy Young (“Scandal”), Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lou Diamond Phillips (“Longmire,” “Stand and Deliver”), Halston Sage (THE ORVILLE), Aurora Perrineau (“The Carmichael Show”), Frank Harts (“The Path”) and Keiko Agena (“Dirty John”).

Not Just Me - Season 1 - Episode 01 - 03


Executive producer Jason Katims (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”) and writer Annie Weisman (“About A Boy,” “Desperate Housewives”) bring you NOT JUST ME, the story of an unusual family formed through extreme odds, exploring such hot-button issues as identity, human connection and what it truly means to be a family. An only child (Brittany Snow, the “Pitch Perfect” franchise, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) finds her life turned upside down when her father (Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton, “American Crime,” “Ordinary People”) reveals that, over the course of his prize-winning career as a pioneering fertility doctor, he used his own sperm to conceive upwards of a hundred children, including two new sisters (Megalyn Echikunwoke, “The Following,” “90210,” and Emily Osment, “The Kominsky Method,” “Young & Hungry”). As these three young women slowly embrace their new reality, they will attempt to form an untraditional bond as sisters, even as they must welcome a tidal wave of new siblings into their rapidly expanding family. The series also stars Mustafa Elzein (“Sequestered”), Mo McRae (“Big Little Lies,” “Pitch”) and Victoria Cartagena (“Manifest”).



The new animated comedy joining the lineup this fall is BLESS THE HARTS. Created and executive-produced by Emmy Award winner Emily Spivey (“The Last Man on Earth,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Saturday Night Live”), BLESS THE HARTS follows the Harts, a Southern family that is always broke, and forever struggling to make ends meet. They one day hope to achieve the American dream, but they’re already rich – in friends, family and laughter. The series features the voices of Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Kristen Wiig (“Bridesmaids,” “Saturday Night Live”), Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Maya Rudolph (“The Good Place,” “Bridesmaids”), Emmy Award nominee Jillian Bell (“Workaholics,” “Fist Fight”), Ike Barinholtz (“Blockers”), Fortune Feimster (“Office Christmas Party,” “Chelsea Lately”), Drew Tarver (“The Other Two”) and Mary Steenburgen (“The Last Man on Earth,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”). Executive producers on the series include Academy Award winners Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” “The LEGO Movie” franchise) and Kristen Wiig.



Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing