Fox Releases Fall 2015 Schedule: ‘Minority Report’ on Mondays, ‘X-Files’ Lands in January, ‘New Girl’ Held for Midseason

GRANDFATHERED: Pictured L-R: John Stamos as Jimmy and Josh Peck as Gerald. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Erica Parise/FOX

GRANDFATHERED: Pictured L-R: John Stamos and Josh Peck / CR: Erica Parise/FOX

Yesterday, NBC was the first to release their comedy-lite fall schedule. Today. Fox has released their 2015 schedule, including brief descriptions, photos, and trailers for their series premieres.

Futurist drama series Minority Report will be paired up with Batman prequel series Gotham on Mondays. With The Mindy Project and The Following no longer and New Girl pushed to midseason, there’s room for an entirely new lineup of freshman series on Tuesdays. John Stamos’ Grandfathered will start the night off, followed by The Grinder with Rob Lowe, and the network will round out the evening with the highly anticipated drama series Scream Queens starring Emma Roberts.

Miami-set series Rosewood gets the prime pre-Empire slot on Tuesdays, with Sleepy Hollow moving to Thursdays with Bones. American Idol will premiere for the last time midseason joined by newcomers The Frankenstein Code, Lucifer and Bordertown. Last but not least, The X-Files reboot will also return to the small screen in January 2016.

Anthology Series

Award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy (GLEE, “American Horror Story”), Brad Falchuk (GLEE, “American Horror Story”) and Ian Brennan (GLEE) meld comedy, mystery and horror in SCREAM QUEENS. All hell is about to break loose for the Kappa House sisters of Wallace University when a murder takes place, exactly 20 years after a mysterious death originally rocked their college campus. The super-charged anthology series is a modern take on the classic whodunit with a killer cast, including Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Scream 4”), Jamie Lee Curtis (“Halloween,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “True Lies”), Lea Michele (GLEE), Oliver Hudson (“Nashville,” “Rules of Engagement”), Keke Palmer (“Akeela and the Bee,” “Masters of Sex”) and guest stars Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas (“Kingdom”), among others. With at least one casualty each week until the mystery is solved, anyone could be the next victim – or the murderer.

New Comedies

A comedy about coming of age – at any age – GRANDFATHERED stars John Stamos (“Full House,” “ER”) as the ultimate bachelor whose life is turned upside down when he discovers he’s not only a father, but a grandfather.

THE GRINDER, starring Emmy Award nominee Rob Lowe (“Parks and Recreation,” “The West Wing”) and Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Fred Savage (“The Wonder Years”), follows a famous TV lawyer (Lowe) who, after his hit series, “The Grinder,” is canceled, moves back home and joins his brother (Savage) at their family’s real-life law firm – despite having no formal education, no bar certification, no license to practice and no experience in an actual courtroom.

The new young ensemble comedy about a group of friends living together for the first time. Each episode is told from the perspective of COOPER BARRETT (Jack Cutmore-Scott, “Kingsman: The Secret Service”), a wickedly charming and deeply flawed recent college grad whose life is filled with terrible choices, excellent mistakes and fantastic misadventures.

A new animated comedy from FAMILY GUY’s Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane, BORDERTOWN is a satirical look at the cultural shifts taking place in America. Exploring family, politics and everything in between with a cross-cultural wink, the series centers on two very different families living in a fictional Southwest desert town on the U.S. – Mexico border.

New Dramas

Based on Steven Spielberg’s international blockbuster film and the first of his films to be adapted for television, MINORITY REPORT follows the partnership between a man (Stark Sands, “Inside Llewyn Davis”) haunted by the future and a cop (Meagan Good, “Think Like A Man” franchise, “Californication”) haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes before they happen.

Also joining the schedule this fall is ROSEWOOD. From executive producer Todd Harthan (“Psych,” “Dominion”), ROSEWOOD stars Morris Chestnut (“Nurse Jackie,” “The Best Man” franchise) as DR. BEAUMONT ROSEWOOD, JR., a brilliant private pathologist who uses wildly sophisticated technology and his drive to live life to the fullest to help a tough-as-nails detective (Jaina Lee Ortiz, “The After”) and the Miami PD uncover clues no one else can see.

The next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The thrilling, six-episode event series, helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY, marks the momentous return of the Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.

In THE FRANKENSTEIN CODE, from executive producer/writer Rand Ravich (“Life,” “Crisis”) and executive producer Howard Gordon (“Homeland,” “24”), a disgraced, 75-year-old ex-sheriff, whose life ends at the hands of corrupt cops, is brought back to life and given a second chance by a pair of young tech scientists, as a 35-year-old (Rob Kazinsky, “True Blood”) with unpredictable near-superhuman abilities.

Based on characters from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, LUCIFER stars Tom Ellis (“Merlin”) as the charming, charismatic and handsome-as-hell original fallen angel, who, bored and unhappy in Hell, takes refuge in Los Angeles, where he uses his gift of persuasion to punish bad guys. But the longer he’s away from the underworld, the greater the threat that the worst of humanity could escape.

Check out the entire Fall 2015-16 schedule below. New programs are in UPPER CASE; all times ET.

Which new show are you most excited about?



8:00-9:00 P.M. — “Gotham”
9:00-10:00 P.M. — “MINORITY REPORT”

THE GRINDER:   THE GRINDER premieres this Fall on FOX.  Pictured L-R:  Fred Savage and Rob Lowe.                         ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Company.  Cr:  Ray Mickshaw/FOX

THE GRINDER: THE GRINDER premieres this Fall on FOX. Pictured L-R: Fred Savage and Rob Lowe. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Company. Cr: Ray Mickshaw/FOX


8:00-8:30 P.M. — “GRANDFATHERED”
8:30-9:00 P.M. — “THE GRINDER”
9:00-10:00 P.M. — “SCREAM QUEENS”

ROSEWOOD: Pictured L-R: Morris Chestnut as Dr. Beaumont Roswood, Jr. and Jaina Lee Ortiz as Det. Villa. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Jeff Daly/FOX

ROSEWOOD: Pictured L-R: Morris Chestnut as Dr. Beaumont Roswood, Jr. and Jaina Lee Ortiz as Det. Villa. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Jeff Daly/FOX


8:00-9:00 P.M. — “ROSEWOOD”
9:00-10:00 P.M. — “Empire”

BONES:  In an episode that reimagines the Jeffersonian and FBI teams in 1950s Hollywood, Brennan plays an LAPD detective, and Booth is a notorious jewel thief who is far more than he seems to be. When Booth is framed for a murder, he and Brennan team up to clear his name and find the killer in the "The 200th in the 10th" 200th episode of BONES airing Thursday, Dec. 11 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  Pictured L-R:  Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz.  ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Patrick McElhenney/FOX


8:00-9:00 P.M. — “Bones”
9:00-10:00 P.M. — “Sleepy Hollow”

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR: L-R: Contestants Kayla and Jenna in the “Raw Talent” episode of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR airing Tuesday, Jan. 27 (8:00-9:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Greg Gayne / FOX. © 2014 FOX Broadcasting Co.

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR on FOX. CR: Greg Gayne / FOX. © 2014 FOX Broadcasting Co.


8:00-9:00 P.M. — “Masterchef Junior”
9:00-10:00 P.M. — “World’s Funniest”



7:00-10:30 P.M. — “Fox Sports Saturday: Fox College Football”

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE: Det. Peralta (Andy Samberg, R) eagerly volunteers for a case in the "Det. Dave Majors" episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE airing Sunday, May 3 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Eddy Chen/FOX.


7:00-7:30 P.M. — “NFL on Fox”
7:30-8:00 P.M. — “The OT / Bob’s Burgers”
8:00-8:30 P.M. — “The Simpsons
8:30-9:00 P.M. — “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
9:00-9:30 P.M. — “Family Guy”
9:30-10:00 P.M. — “The Last Man on Earth”


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