Fox announced their 2014-2015 schedule this morning, and in addition to adding some of their anticipated new series -- Gotham included -- the network has made a few notable changes to their primetime line-up, including moving one of their popular live-action comedies to Sunday night and putting a new hour-long series on Tuesday, ahead of their New Girl/Mindy Project comedy block.
There's a decided lack of X Factor on this schedule, as the cancelled singing competition leaves room for new dramas and social experiment series Utopia. The only new comedy to make the schedule is the multi-camera comedy Mulaney, which Fox has on Sunday night, along with returner Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which has been shifted away from Tuesday. Meanwhile, Batman-prequel series Gotham is set on Monday night ahead of returning drama Sleepy Hollow.
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FOX FALL 2014 SCHEDULE
As Fox notes at the end of the line-up, they're holding some of their new series and returners for 2015, including the music-infused epic family drama Empire, fantastical adventure Hieroglyph and Hart Hanson's offbeat comedic crime drama Backstrom. They'll also have the 10-part event thriller from M. Night Shyamalan Wayward Pines and Will Forte's new comedy The Last Man on Earth. Also among the comedies to come is singles ensemble Weird Loners, and on the animation side, there's Bordertown.
Moving over to the Sunday shift, it's interesting to see Fox moving some of their live-action comedies to Sunday night. I kind of wish they'd done that last year, either with Enlisted, or else Dads, which would've left a half-hour spot on Tuesday night for Enlisted. It'll be interesting to see how Mulaney does on Sunday and the same for Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Meanwhile, Utopia is set for Tuesday night. The unscripted series comes from John de Mol and is described as a groundbreaking social experiment, which asks "Does a perfect world exist?" It's based on a Dutch series and puts 15 everyday Americans in an isolated, undeveloped location for an entire year to see if they can create their own civilization.
We'll have more information on the new series coming soon. In the meantime, if you missed it, here's NBC's 2014-2015 lineup, which went up yesterday.