FOX Presents 2014-15 Schedule


NEW YORK: Five new dramas, two event series, four comedies and one unscripted show join FOX's 2014-15 schedule, which sees Gotham airing on Mondays and Brooklyn Nine-Nine moving to Sundays.

The Batman prequel Gotham is paired on Monday nights with the returning Sleepy Hollow.

Tuesdays kick off with the new unscripted series Utopia, which is based on the Dutch hit of the same name. New Girl and The Mindy Project round out the Tuesday lineup.

Wednesdays see Hell's Kitchen airing in the 8 p.m. hour, followed by the newcomer Red Band Society, starring Octavia Spencer and from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television.

Bones returns in an 8 p.m. time slot on Thursdays, to be followed by the freshman series Gracepoint, starring David Tennant and Anna Gunn.

Fridays feature the return of MasterChef Junior, then a second night for Utopia, which will air at 9 p.m.

The Sunday schedule, once home to the Animation Domination block, has been revamped a bit. The animated series Bob's Burgers, The Simpsons and Family Guy are all returning, but the comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine has moved into the 8:30 p.m. time slot. New to the FOX schedule is Mulaney, which is set for 9:30 p.m. on Sundays. The comedy stars writer and comedian John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live).

In 2015, there are three dramas, three comedies and an event series. From Lee Daniels (The Butler) comes Empire, which stars Terrence Howard. There's also the epic fantasy series Hieroglyph, set in the world of ancient Egypt, and the offbeat comedic crime procedural Backstrom, featuring Rainn Wilson of The Office. M. Night Shyamalan's Wayward Pines will serve as an event centerpiece. Comedies in the 2015 lineup include Weird Loners, about four single 30something underdogs who form an unlikely bond while living in a Queens, NY, townhouse. Created by and starring Will Forte is The Last Man on Earth, about the life and adventures of the last man on Earth. There's a new animated comedy from Family Guy's Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane, Bordertown. Returning series for 2015 include another season of American Idol, The Following and Glee, among others.

Also announced for the 2014-15 season are some live specials. This includes Jump of the Century (working title), set to mark the 40th anniversary of Evel Knievel's attempt to jump across Idaho's Snake River Canyon. Professional stuntman Eddie Braun and daredevil Big Ed Beckley are hoping to achieve what Knievel could not. Music superstar Pitbull is set to ring in the New Year live for FOX with Pitbull's New Year's Revolution (working title). The network has also planned Grease Live (working title), which will be a three-hour production of the popular crossover musical.

“Our portfolio of content this year reflects the biggest investment in programming we’ve ever made,” said Kevin Reilly, the chairman of entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company. “FOX is redefining the network experience on our air and as a 24/7/365 platform, with distinctive series, addictive event dramas and can’t-miss live specials that will deliver broadcast’s most youthful audience at scale.”

Joe Earley, the COO at FOX, added, “The new series and specials we’re presenting today feature buzzworthy worlds and characters that we think will be the most talked about, liked, tweeted and shared of the season.”