8-9 p.m. — Gotham (new)
9-10 p.m. — Sleepy Hollow
8-9 p.m. — Utopia (new)
9-9:30 p.m. — New Girl
9:30-10 p.m. — The Mindy Project
8-9 p.m. — Hell’s Kitchen
9-10 p.m. — Red Band Society (new)
8-9 p.m. — Bones
9-10 p.m. — Gracepoint (new)
8-9 p.m. — Masterchef Junior
9-10 p.m. — Utopia (new)
7-10:30 p.m. — Fox Sports Saturday
7-7:30 p.m. — NFL Game
7:30-8 p.m. — Bob’s Burgers
8-8:30 p.m. — The Simpsons
8:30-9 p.m. — Brooklyn Nine-Nine
9-9:30 p.m. — Family Guy
9:30-10p.m. — Mulaney (new)
Animation is no long dominating Sunday nights on Fox.
The network revealed its fall 2014 schedule and Andy Samberg and John Mulaney are bringing live action to the previously cartoon-controlled Sunday night lineup. Samberg’s sophomore comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine will follow The Simpsons at 8:30 and Mulaney’s new eponymous series will close-out the night at 9:30, taking over for American Dad (which was canceled by Fox, but picked up by TBS for an eleventh season).
The last time Fox introduced a live action series to its Sunday night lineup — 2010’s Sons of Tucson — the series only survived for four episodes before it got the ax and the remaining installments were burned off over the summer.
Meanwhile, Sleepy Hollow, Fox’s breakout hit of the 2013-2014 season, will be sticking to its 9 p.m. Monday timeslot with the Batman prequel Gotham becoming its new lead-in. Its previously lead-in Bones will move to Thursdays. It’s a risky move from Fox, which clearly has a lot of faith in the comic-based series. (They’re all the rage this season.)
But noticeably absent from Fox’s fall lineup is Glee, which is expected to return for its sixth and final season in 2015. But it’s not alone: The Following, as it did for its second season, and American Idol will debut midseason as well. Oh, and So You Think You Can Dance.
Here are a few other notable details about Fox’s 2014-2015 schedule:
-The network’s event series Wayward Pines from M. Night Shyamalan is also holding until 2015. Instead, Fox will dip into the world of event television with Gracepoint, a ten-episode series starring big names David Tennant, Anna Gunn, Jacki Weaver, and Nick Nolte, based on the U.K. series Broadchurch.
-Other series holding until 2015 include the Lee Daniels hip-hop musical series Empire, the Ancient Egypt-set Hieroglyph, and the Rainn Wilson-fronted Backstrom, which Fox picked up after CBS passed on the pilot. On the comedy front, Will Forte’s The Last Man on Earth, Becki Newton’s Weird Loners, and the animated comedy Bordertown will debut midseason as well.
-Stephen Spielberg’s Red Band Society is debuting after Hell’s Kitchen on Wednesdays in an effort to build one of the network’s weakest nights. (R.I.P. The X Factor.) Time will tell how it does against Modern Family.
-Fox is also betting on Utopia, its new reality series that moves 15 average Americans to an isolated, undeveloped location for a year. These people have potentially no idea that Kim and Kanye are getting married, you guys. The show will kick off on Tuesdays, leading in for New Girl and The Mindy Project, which are staying put from their 2013-2014 timeslots.
-Grease Live is still in the works. Praise (punish?) the TV gods.
Who’s in it? Benjamin McKenzie, Donal Logue, Robin Lord Taylor, Jada Pinkett Smith, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Clare Foley, and David Mazouz
Who made it? Bruno Heller (The Mentalist), Danny Cannon (director/executive producer), and John Stephens (executive producer)
What’s it about? The Batman prequel series sees former O.C. star McKenzie return to Fox as Gotham City Police Department detective James Gordon, who’s tasked with solving the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne. In turn, he finds himself spending a lot of time with their son (and witness) Bruce (Mazouz), who, of course, grows up to be Batman. The series will also explain the origins of Penguin (Taylor), Catwoman (Bicondova), The Riddler (Smith), and Poison Ivy (Foley).
Who’s in it? Some very brave real people.
Who made it? John de Mol (Deal or No Deal), who executive produces with Conrad Green (Dancing With The Stars), Jon Kroll (The Amazing Race), and David Tibballs (Dragons’ Den)
What’s it about? Based on the Dutch hit of the same name, this unscripted series moves 15 everyday Americans to an isolated, undeveloped location for a year and forces them to create their own civilization. So it’s like Big Brother, sans the house. Who would do this?
Red Band Society
Who’s in it? Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Ciara Bravo, Griffin Gluck, Zoe Levin, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Charlie Rowe, and Nolan Sotillo
Who created it? Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank (both of The Americans and Falling Skies), Sergio Aguero (Y Tu Mama Tambien), and Margaret Nagle (Boardwalk Empire), who also wrote the pilot
What’s it about? A diverse group of teenagers who become unlikely allies and friends in the pediatric wing of a hospital. Frequent Ryan Murphy collaborator Alfonso Gomez-Rejon directed the pilot. Presumably, Spielberg will not be venturing back into the world of the musical drama. (RIP Smash)
Who’s in it? John Mulaney, (Saturday Night Live), who also created and executive produces the project
Who made it? Mulaney, as well as SNL guru Lorne Michaels, David Miner (30 Rock), Dave Becky (Louie), Jon Pollack (30 Rock), Andrew Singer (Portlandia), and Andy Ackerman (Seinfeld), who also directed the pilot
What’s it about? This multi-camera comedy focuses on a stand-up comedian who wants to take his career to a new level…and the friends and family members who manage to hold him back.
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