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FOX Sets 2018-19 Premiere Dates with new Casts and new Series

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FOX has officially announced the network’s fall premiere dates, filled with returning animated-favorites and several new series. Two of the network’s big series, “9-1-1” and “Lethal Weapon” will have new cast members joining this year, and the network lost “Ghosted” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” to make room for shows like “Last Man Standing”.

The popular primetime drama “9-1-1,” which will feature Jennifer Love Hewitt this season, will return this fall with a two-night season premiere. The big first-night debut will follow the NFL on FOX doubleheader on September 23rd, that will give the new season a terrific lead-in to start things off. The follow-up episode will air on September 24th at its regular time period. FOX is using the season premiere of “The Resident” as a lead-in on that night.

“The Gifted” is set to return on Tuesday, September 25th, followed by the season premiere of “Lethal Weapon” with new cast member Seann William Scott. Wednesday, September 26th is the premiere of “Empire” followed by “STAR” at 9pm, giving a viewers two-hours of music-industry drama on Wednesdays.

Then FOX has Thursday Night Football, the crown jewel of the week, with Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and Michael Strahan headlining the pregame show. The first game debuts September 27th.

Friday, September 28th is the network premiere of “Last Man Standing” with Tim Allen. The show serve as a lead-in for the new comedy “The Cool Kids” with David Alan Grier, Martin Mull, Vicki Lawrence and Leslie Jordan. Friday night ends with the season premiere of “Hell’s Kitchen” at 9pm>

The comedy “REL” will launch with a special preview immediately following the NFL ON FOX doubleheader on Sunday, September 9th. Then on September 30th, the show will air following the season premieres of “The Simpsons,” “Bob’s Burgers” (in a new time-period), and “Family Guy”.

As for the new series, you can find the official descriptions from FOX below.

Inspired by the life of Lil Rel Howery (“Get Out,” “Insecure,” “The Carmichael Show”), REL is a multi-camera comedy starring Howery as a recently divorced husband and father who makes a fresh start on the West Side of Chicago, with the help of his best friend and unfiltered sounding board, BRITTANY (Jess “Hilarious” Moore, “Wild ’N Out”); his wayward younger brother, NAT (Jordan L. Jones, “NCIS: Los Angeles”); and his old-school DAD (Sinbad, “A Different World,” “Jingle All The Way”). Jerrod Carmichael (“The Carmichael Show,” “Neighbors”), Mike Scully (“The Carmichael Show,” THE SIMPSONS), Howery, Josh Rabinowitz (“The Carmichael Show,” “Broad City”) and Kevin Barnett (“The Carmichael Show”) are executive producers. Gerry Cohen (“The Carmichael Show,” “Married with Children”), directed the pilot.

From executive producer Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), THE COOL KIDS is a multi-camera comedy about a rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community who are willing to break every rule in order to have fun – because, at their age, what do they really have to lose? The series stars four comedy veterans: Tony Award nominee David Alan Grier (“The Carmichael Show,” “In Living Color”), Emmy Award nominee Martin Mull (“Veep,” “Roseanne”), Emmy Award winner Vicki Lawrence (“Mama’s Family,” “The Carol Burnett Show”) and Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan (“Will & Grace,” “American Horror Story”). Along with Day, Patrick Walsh (“Living Biblically,” “2 Broke Girls”) and Nick Frenkel (“The Mick,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) are executive producers. Emmy Award winner Don Scardino (“30 Rock,” “2 Broke Girls”) directed the pilot.

Multi-cam comedy LAST MAN STANDING, starring Tim Allen, comes to FOX. A fan-favorite for six seasons, LAST MAN STANDING stars Allen as MIKE BAXTER, a married father of three girls, who tries to maintain his manliness, despite being surrounded by women. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, the series also stars Nancy Travis as VANESSA BAXTER, Jonathan Adams as CHUCK LARABEE, Amanda Fuller as KRISTIN BAXTER, Christoph Sanders as KYLE ANDERSON, Jordan Masterson as RYAN VOGELSON and Hector Elizondo as ED ALZATE. In the 2016-17 season, “Last Man Standing” was ABC’s second most-watched comedy, after “Modern Family.” The series ranked as the No. 1 new program across all syndication when it debuted off-net during the 2016-2017 season. Allen, Kevin Abbott, Matt Berry, Kevin Hench, Ed Yeager, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Shawn Levy, Richard Baker and Rick Messina are executive producers. The series was created by Jack Burditt.

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