Fox's 2018-2019 Fall Schedule Features Return Of Tim Allen's Last Man Standing

Now that Fox has purged its schedule of quite a few comedies and more, the network was able to sort through the winning shows that remained to put together its fall schedule for the 2018-2019 season. That lineup has now been released, and by far the biggest change to everything is the addition of Tim Allen's Last Man Standing, which Fox saved from its cancellation at ABC, something that happened last year around this time. Check out when it'll air and more in the full schedule below. (New series premieres are marked in all caps.)

MONDAY8 p.m. - The Resident9 p.m. - 9-1-1TUESDAY8 p.m. - The Gifted9 p.m. - Lethal WeaponWEDNESDAY8 p.m. - Empire9 p.m. - StarTHURSDAY7:30 p.m. - Thursday Night Football Pregame Show8 p.m. - NFL Thursday Night FootballFRIDAY8 p.m. - Last Man Standing8:30 p.m. - THE COOL KIDS9 p.m. - Hell's KitchenSATURDAY7 p.m. - Fox Sports Saturday: Fox College FootballSUNDAY7 p.m. - NFL On Fox7:30 pm. - The OT8 p.m. - The Simpsons8:30 p.m. - Bob's Burgers9 p.m. - Family Guy9:30 p.m. - REL

For sitcom fans, Fox made a miracle happen when it chose to grant Last Man Standing a new TV season, since the show was largely an established hit on ABC at the time of its cancellation. (It was explained at the time as being part of a shift away from comedies on Friday nights.) Clearly, Fox thought it would be smart to set the show back into the same slot that Tim Allen & Co.'s fans were originally tuning in for, and it'll mark Fox's push into giving Friday nights a more comedic spin. Last Man Standing will be followed by the series premiere of The Cool Kids, which features It's Always Sunny's Charlie Day executive producing, with an all-star cast including David Allen Grier, Martin Mull, Vicki Lawrence and Leslie Jordan.

Thursday nights will overall feature the biggest change for Fox this fall, with all scripted programming getting ported to other nights to make room for Thursday Night Football, and hopefully Fox's lucrative deal with the NFL breathes new life into what has been the most polarizing primetime football telecast of the week. And speaking of the NFL, Fox's Sunday night schedule features another new entry, with The Last Man on Earth's former slot getting filled by Rel, the new comedy starring (and based on the life of) Get Out and The Carmichael Show favorite Lil Rel Howery.

Outside of bringing more NFL and Home Improvement cameos to the party, Fox chose to keep the rest of its schedule pretty much intact from what fans have been expecting to see from week to week. Ryan Murphy's pulse-pounding hit 9-1-1 will be back on Monday nights, paired with the returning medical drama The Resident. Tuesday nights will be as action-packed as they come, with the X-Men-esque thriller The Gifted airing alongside the recently renewed third season of Lethal Weapon, with Seann William Scott as the new co-lead replacement for Clayne Crawford. Wednesday nights will keep the Empire and Star connection going strong as well.

Meanwhile, for fans of Gotham and the sci-fi hit The Orville, it will be a long wait until the shows make their respective returns in the midseason schedule. Gotham's fifth season renewal marked its last season with Fox, which will see a shortened episode order that makes it perfect as a replacement to bring around whenever Thursday Night Football has wrapped up at the end of the year. That time period is also a good fit for The Orville, which has an an extensive production process for all of the digital effects that are utilized.

We still have months to go until we'll get to see more from all the mutants, hot doctors and hip-hop stars that Fox has to offer. But hit up our summer premiere schedule to see what new and returning shows will be debuting in the coming months.

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