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.
- Sports. ↵