FOX 2015-2016 Fantasy Schedule—4/2/15

Disclaimer: The new shows listed in the schedule ARE NOT guarantees of the shows which will ultimately be picked up to series unless otherwise specified.

This is probably the most complicated fantasy schedule I have ever composed. I’ll be happy to explain my reasoning for the scheduling should one ask. Thanks in advance for your feedback!

7:30-Bob’s Burgers FOX doesn’t like to treat this show well seemingly, but it would be the perfect spot to start a reunion of Animation Domination.  I also think it should be used as FOX’s spackle comedy, potentially replacing whichever FOX comedy goes below a 1.0 on its third episode.
8-The Simpsons
8:30-Bordertown Sandwich it in between its two most established comedies.
9-Family Guy
9:30-Brooklyn 9-9 Not only is this time slot giving B99 a post-Family Guy spot, it also makes sure that the flow of Animation Domination (which by the way sounds worlds better than Sunday Funday).
9-Lucifer small screen take on the DC Comics character, who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux. Compatible with Gotham, and won’t have to compete with The Flash or Arrow.  My only reservation about this is that there is already a series picked up, and I would only assume they would give it their best drama lead-in.  But a Gotham-Lucifer lineup would seemingly keep FOX competitive on a night led by The Voice.
8-Scream Queens revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders.  Already ordered 15 episodes and has a cast, will fit in with FOX’s young-skewing night.
9-New Girl (September-March)/The Last Man On Earth (March-May). As Zooey Deschanel is pregnant, combined with the low ratings it is receiving, it may not be plausible to keep New Girl around for a whole season. So I figured to pair it up with a new comedy, end both at the same time, and then air The Last Man On Earth on hour intervals (something they have been doing recently anyways).
9:30-The Grinder/The Last Man On Earth (March-May). Description for The Grinder: When TV lawyer Dean Sanderson’s (aka “The Grinder”) long-running hit series comes to an end, he finds himself at a crossroads in life and decides to move back to his small hometown thinking he has the experience to take over his family’s law firm, where he butts heads with his brother.
8-MasterChef Junior (September-October)/Empire (November-December)/American Idol (January-March)/Empire (April-May)
9-Hell’s Kitchen (September-October)/Studio City (November-December)/American Idol (January-March)/Studio City (April-May)
8-Bones (September-March)/American Idol (April-May)
9-Sleepy Hollow (September-March)/American Idol (April-May)
8-World’s Funniest Fails (September-October)/MasterChef Junior (November-May)
9-The Mindy Project (September-December)/World’s Funniest Fails (January-May)

4 thoughts on “FOX 2015-2016 Fantasy Schedule—4/2/15

  1. Whats with all the live action shows on Sunday night? To me it looks like “Watch Bob’s Burgers/Simpsons; Turn off the TV, Take a shower, Watch Family Guy, Turn off the TV. Surf the net and try to figure out why *anyone* though “Mulaney” was a good idea and fall asleep in the recliner.

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    • Right? Not only that, but look at the scheduling—The Last Man On Earth was supposed to air at 9:30 post-Family Guy, but sometimes its been 9-10 with a rerun as a leadin. Other times they program against major events. Their Sundays were not too good this year, were they.

      Thanks for the comment, hope you like my mock schedule.

      I think the reasoning behind their schedule was to protect Brooklyn 9-9, as it was their lone returning freshman comedy, and did not have a strong companion so they stuck it with the male-oriented cartoons. Now, would a Bobs-Simpsons-Border-Family-Dad work? Sure, with B99 and Last Man grouped together on Tuesday instead of Utopia.

      Getting rid of American Dad isn’t looking so good for FOX right now.


    • I think 24 (is it confirmed to come back?) may just take over midseason for anything, or just pushed to late spring (not summer). Remember, they also have six episodes of The X-Files as well, and have revived 5th Grader.

      Thanks for the visit and comment!


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