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Fox tinkers with fall schedule

Scripted-logo-460_2The GiftedUS broadcaster Fox has made changes across the week as it prepares to launch four new dramas and a pair of comedies.

The 21st Century Fox-owned network has pushed The X-Files to midseason, making space for new efforts The Gifted (pictured), a Marvel Television series set in the X-Men universe, and Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi comedy-drama The Orville in the fall.

While the network has commissioned fewer new shows than in recent seasons, it is also planning to debut single cam action comedy Ghosted on Sunday nights.

Coming later in the season are single cam airline crew comedy LA to Vegas, medical drama The Resident and Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk procedural 9-1-1.

Freshman cancellations include 24: Legacy, APB, Making History, Rosewood, Scream Queens, Shots Fired, Sleepy Hollow, Son of Zorn and Pitch, with the rebooted Prison Break also not returning.

Popular comedy New Girl, meanwhile, has been renewed for a seventh and final season.

Fox is also lining up two live event broadcasts, A Christmas Story in December and Rent in 2018.

 

Fox fall 2017/18 weekday schedule (new shows in bold)

MONDAY
8pm-9pm Lucifer
9pm-10pm The Gifted

TUESDAY
8pm-9pm Lethal Weapon
9pm-9.30pm The Mick
9.30pm-10pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine

WEDNESDAY
8pm-9pm Empire
9pm-10pm Star

THURSDAY
8pm-9pm Gotham
9pm-10pm The Orville

FRIDAY
8pm-9pm Hell’s Kitchen
9pm-10pm The Exorcist

Ghosted plays on Sundays, with 9-1-1, The Resident and LA to Vegas coming midseason