FOX sets spring premiere dates for new and returning series
Plenty of new shows to watch on FOX this season
FOX confirmed the premiere dates for its returning series this week, along with the new comedy “Making History” and the new unscripted series “Kicking & Screaming”. The network also added the premiere dates for its upcoming event series, which include “Shots Fired” and “Prison Break”.
Starting with the new comedy “Making History,” that show will premiere on Sunday, March 5 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT). The series follows three friends from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their everyday lives. The show stars Adam Pally (“The Mindy Project,” “Happy Endings”), Leighton Meester (“Gossip Girl”) and Yassir Lester (“Girls,” “Key and Peele”). “Making History” was created by Julius “Goldy” Sharpe (FAMILY GUY). Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, “Lego Movie,” “21 Jump Street”), Sharpe, Seth Cohen and Jared Hess (“Napoleon Dynamite”) are executive producers.
FOX’s comedy-hit “Last Man on Earth” will also make its spring return that same night. (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).
“Kicking & Screaming” will team 10 expert survivalists with partners to face challenges. The show will premiere on Thursday, March 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and is hosted by Hannah Simone (NEW GIRL). The series drops unlikely duos into a tropical jungle in Fiji, where they must overcome dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather. The series is from executive producer Matt Kunitz (“Wipeout,” “Fear Factor”).
Examining the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, event series “Shots Fired” will premiere on Wednesday, March 22 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the spring premiere of “Empire” (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The series stars Sanaa Lathan (“The Perfect Guy,” “Love & Basketball”), Stephan James (“Race,” “Selma”), Academy Award-, Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actress Helen Hunt (“As Good As It Gets,” “The Sessions”), Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss (“Jaws,” “Madoff”) and Stephen Moyer (“The Bastard Executioner,” “True Blood”). The series is created and executive-produced by Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Beyond the Lights,” “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Love & Basketball”) and Reggie Rock Bythewood (“Notorious,” “New York Undercover,” “Get on the Bus”).
The “Prison Break” reboot will premiere on Tuesday, April 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), original series stars Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar and Paul Adelstein will reunite for the series. When clues surface that suggest a previously thought-to-be-dead MICHAEL SCOFIELD (Miller, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”) may be alive, his brother, LINCOLN BURROWS (Purcell, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), reunites with Michael’s wife, SARA (Callies, “Colony,” “The Walking Dead”), and Fox River State Penitentiary’s most notorious escapees to engineer the series’ biggest breakout ever. The series is created by Paul T. Scheuring. Scheuring, Vaun Wilmott, Michael Horowitz, Dawn Olmstead, Nelson McCormick, Marty Adelstein and Neal Moritz serve as executive producers.
As previously announced, 24: Legacy begins its two-night premiere event on Sunday, Feb. 5, following SUPER BOWL LI, and continues Monday, Feb. 6. New police drama APB launches Monday, Feb. 6, with season Five of “Masterchef Junior” premiering on Thursday, Feb. 9.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” will offer a spring premiere Tuesday, April 11, and “Gotham” will return on Monday, April 24. Finally, the “Lucifer” spring premiere will air on Monday, May 1.