Fall 2014: Fox’s Schedule

Gotham (Photo: Fox)
Gotham (Photo: Fox)

Fox released its Fall 2014 Schedule Monday as part of its Upfronts presentation. How will the network fill the three hours vacated by The X Factor?


  • The Batman prequel Gotham will lead off the night at 8pm. This drama follows Commissioner Gordon (Ben McKenzie) when he first joins the Gotham police force as a detective.
  • Sleepy Hollow returns with a slightly longer season, taking the 9pm slot. I bet Mooch can’t wait.


  • Utopia is the latest entry in the “social experiments that are not Big Brother or Survivor” genre, with contestants trying to build a society and stay in the game for a year. Eliminated contestants will be replaced with at-home viewers who dream of becoming Sims…okay, I’m interested. The weekly recap show will take the 8pm slot.
  • New Girl and The Mindy Project continue to fill the 9pm hour.


  • Hell’s Kitchen will take the 8pm slot formerly occupied by The X Factor.
  • Octavia Spencer will star in Red Band Society, a comedy/drama about a hospital that serves as a home to a bunch of high school students. Based on the telenovela Polseres Vermelles. The show will take the 9pm slot.


  • Bones continues its tour of the Fox weekly schedule, setting up shop in the 8pm slot.
  • Gracepoint, which has been in production forever it seems, will air as a 10-episode event series in the 9pm slot. Based on the ITV series Broadchurch, David Tennant and Anna Gunn play detectives investigating the murder of a child in a quiet seaside town. Although I was underwhelmed by the original series, I am rather curious how this adaptation will play.


  • MasterChef Junior will air its third season in the 8pm slot.
  • Utopia will air another recap episode in the 9pm slot.


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  • Bob’s Burgers will get the football overrun slot at 7:30pm, followed by The Simpsons.
  • Sophomore series Brooklyn Nine-Nine will cut into the Animation Domination block, moving into the 8:30pm slot.
  • Family Guy will continue to air at 9pm. This will be followed by new comedy Mulaney at 9:30pm.

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