Coming off of a lackluster season with only one legitimate hit ('The Following'), FOX is going big with their typical and complicated split-season schedule with shows jumping nights and staggered launch dates due to World Series obligations. Gone, essentially, is the first half of their two-hour Tuesday comedy block. Rookie 'Ben & Kate' was canceled earlier this year and the coasting towards syndication 'Raising Hope' lands on Fridays. In their place are newcomers 'Dads' and the promising cop comedy starring Andy Samberg 'Brooklyn Nine Nine'. If 'Brooklyn Nine Nine' can live up to its promise as a zany and slapstick comedy, it could do wonders for the entire night as FOX will begin the season without comedy competition from inferior NBC.
The only other standout, to me, is the J.J. Abrams-created 'Almost Human'. Set 35 years in the future with comps paired with human-like cyborgs, the futuristic police procedural has an interesting premise and if acted and written properly, it could draw a dedicated audience.
Finally, look for American Idol to enter its final season. With an entirely new judging panel, gaining new audience members watching the drawn out, filler-laden singing competition will be a battle. A run of over a decade is plenty.
8:00-9:00 PM BONES (fall) / ALMOST HUMAN (new; late fall)
9:00-10:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW (new; fall) / THE FOLLOWING (midseason)
8:00-8:30 PM DADS (new)
8:30-9:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (new)
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT
8:00-10:00 PM THE X FACTOR (fall) / AMERICAN IDOL (midseason)
8:00-9:00 PM THE X FACTOR Results (fall) / AMERICAN IDOL Results (midseason)
9:00-10:00 PM GLEE (fall) / RAKE (new; midseason)
8:00-9:00 PM JUNIOR MASTERCHEF (wt) (new; fall)
9:00-10:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW encores (fall)
8:00-9:00 PM BONES (late fall)
9:00-9:30 PM RAISING HOPE (late fall)
9:30-10:00 PM ENLISTED (new; late fall)
7:00-10:30 PM FOX SPORTS SATURDAY
11:00 PM-12:30 AM ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF
7:00-7:30 PM NFL Game (fall)
7:30-8:00 PM THE OT (fall)
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM BOB'S BURGERS
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD
Scheduling to be announced for the following new series slated
for midseason: GANG RELATED (new), SURVIVING JACK (new), US & THEM
(new) and MURDER POLICE (new).