FOX Splits 9-1-1 Block, Adds Three New Series for Fall


The prime-time slate for FOX’s 2021-22 season sees 9-1-1 on Monday nights, paired with newcomer The Big Leap, while 9-1-1: Lone Star moves to midseason.

9-1-1 leads Mondays at 8 p.m., followed by the freshman dramedy The Big Leap. The new series is a modern tale about second chances, chasing your dreams and taking back what’s yours. From creator/executive producer Liz Heldens (The Passage, Friday Night Lights), director/executive producer Jason Winer (Modern Family) and executive producer Sue Naegle (The Plot Against America), it stars Scott Foley (Scandal).

Tuesdays see the pairing of The Resident with newcomer Our Kind of People. From executive producer Lee Daniels (Empire, The United States Vs. Billie Holiday) and writer and executive producer Karin Gist (Star, Grey’s Anatomy), the new drama stars Yaya DaCosta (Chicago Med, Whitney) and Morris Chestnut (The Resident) in a story about a strong-willed, single mom as she sets out to reclaim her family’s name and make an impact with her revolutionary haircare line that highlights the innate, natural beauty of Black women.

Wednesdays will see the return of The Masked Singer leading into the launch of Alter Ego. From FOX Alternative Entertainment and executive produced by Matilda Zoltowski (Dancing with the Stars, World of Dance), Alter Ego is a singing competition where lost dreams and second chances are reignited when singers from all walks of life become the stars they’ve always wanted to be—performing as their alter ego.

Thursdays feature football this fall and Fridays WWE SmackDown. Saturdays are dedicated to sports, and Sundays feature the animated adult comedies The Simpsons, The Great North, Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy.

New dramas for midseason are The Cleaning Lady and Monarch. Midseason comedies include Welcome to Flatch and Pivoting. Unscripted series on the midseason roster are Next Level Chef with Gordon Ramsay, Don’t Forget the Lyrics! and Domino Masters.

“We are presenting a fall lineup that builds upon FOX’s legacy of bold stories and truth-telling-characters; stories that meet and reflect the cultural moment. FOX believes it’s a time for series that offer hope and to speak to American audiences with themes of reinvention and second chances,” said Charlie Collier, CEO of FOX Entertainment. “Alongside our programming focus, we are forging ahead with a clear, 100 percent ad-supported vision. FOX’s acquisition of free-ad-focused Tubi has allowed us to expand our broadcast offering, bringing scale across both linear and streaming, all without any paywalls or subscriptions. This is a strategy that deepens FOX’s relationship with our audience and advertising partners, and it will continue to set FOX apart.”