The 2015-2016 season begins with the 67TH PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS, which returns to FOX, airing LIVE coast-to-coast from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 20 (8:00-11:00 PM ET live/5:00-8:00 PM PT live). The special will be hosted by Emmy® Award-winning writer, actor and comedian Andy Samberg (BROOKLYN NINE-NINE).
The stakes are higher than ever as GOTHAM explores the origin stories of some of the most ambitious and depraved Super Villains, including The Riddler, The Joker and Mr. Freeze, and Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) uncovers more secrets from his father’s past, in the Season Two debut on Monday, Sept. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the series premiere of futuristic crime drama MINORITY REPORT (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Based on Steven Spielberg’s international blockbuster film and the first of his films to be adapted for television, MINORITY REPORT follows the partnership between a man (Stark Sands, “Inside Llewyn Davis”) haunted by the future and a cop (Meagan Good, “Think Like A Man” franchise, “Californication”) haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes before they happen.
Award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”), Brad Falchuk (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”) and Ian Brennan (“Glee”) meld comedy, mystery and horror in SCREAM QUEENS, which debuts with a special, two-hour series premiere event on Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). All hell is about to break loose on the Wallace University campus when, exactly 20 years after a mysterious tragedy, a devil-clad killer begins to target the sisters of Kappa House. The super-charged anthology series is a modern take on the classic whodunit with a killer cast, including Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Scream 4”), Jamie Lee Curtis (“Halloween,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “True Lies”), Lea Michele (“Glee”), Abigail Breslin (“Little Miss Sunshine”), Oliver Hudson (“Nashville,” “Rules of Engagement”), Keke Palmer (“Akeela and the Bee,” “Masters of Sex”), Nick Jonas (“Kingdom”) and pop superstar and actress Ariana Grande, among others. With at least one casualty each week until the mystery is solved, anyone could be the next victim – or the murderer. On Tuesday, Sept. 29 the series will make its time period premiere (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
On Tuesday, Sept. 29, new comedies GRANDFATHERED (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) and THE GRINDER (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) kick off an all-new Tuesday. GRANDFATHERED is a coming-of-middle-age story starring John Stamos (“Full House,” “ER”) as the ultimate bachelor whose life is turned upside down when he discovers he’s not only a father, but a grandfather. The series also stars Josh Peck (“The Mindy Project”). THE GRINDER, starring Emmy Award nominee Rob Lowe (“Parks and Recreation,” “The West Wing”) and Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Fred Savage (“The Wonder Years”), follows a famous TV lawyer (Lowe) who is going from show business…to the family business. After his hit series, “The Grinder,” is canceled, he moves back home and joins his brother (Savage) at their family’s real-life law firm – despite having no law degree, no license to practice and no experience in an actual courtroom.
Set against the vibrant backdrop of one of the world’s hottest cities – Miami – new medical procedural ROSEWOOD premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The series stars Morris Chestnut (“Nurse Jackie,” “The Best Man” franchise) as DR. BEAUMONT ROSEWOOD, JR., the city’s top private pathologist. Brilliant, cool with tons of charisma, Rosewood teams up with the tough-as-nails DETECTIVE ANNALISE VILLA (Jaina Lee Ortiz, “The After”), to uncover clues no one else sees and help the Miami PD solve the city’s most challenging cases. The series comes from executive producer Todd Harthan (“Psych,” “Dominion”) and also stars Lorraine Toussaint (“Orange is the New Black”).
EMPIRE, broadcast television’s biggest hit, returns at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT, following ROSEWOOD. The series will pick up three months after the shocking arrest and incarceration of Empire Entertainment head LUCIOUS LYON (Terrence Howard). Knowing Lucious won’t be held much longer in prison, COOKIE (Taraji P. Henson) and her allies within the Lyon family make a desperate attempt to seize control of the company. But as the Lyons continue to battle each other, a bigger external threat emerges that could force them to unite.
The fun returns to Sundays beginning Sept. 27, with the season premieres of Emmy Award-winning comedy BOB’S BURGERS (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT), the unprecedented 27th season of THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), the Golden Globe-winning live-action comedy BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), the 13th season of FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and the critically acclaimed live-action comedy THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).
On Thursday, Oct. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), BONES returns for its 11th season. Picking up six months after the Season 10 finale, BRENNAN (Emily Deschanel) and BOOTH (David Boreanaz) have moved on to a new town and new jobs, having given up their old life and settled into a blissful death-free existence. But a murder unlike any other draws them back to investigate with their former colleagues at the Jeffersonian and FBI. At 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT, SLEEPY HOLLOW returns after a disquieting break in the demonic action, as our heroes – ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison) and ABBIE MILLS (Nicole Beharie) – adjust to a world seemingly without Moloch, witchy wives, evil sons and headless ex-best friends. However, nothing is ever quite as it seems, and the eerie calm will quickly give way to the next tribulation, driven by a surprising supernatural presence that will challenge Crane and Mills in ways they never imagined.
Judges Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot and Christina Tosi find the next best junior chef in America, when MASTERCHEF JUNIOR returns Friday, Nov. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by all-new episodes of WORLD’S FUNNIEST (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), in which host Terry Crews (BROOKLYN NINE-NINE) and weekly guest panelists, such as Wayne Brady, Margaret Cho, Natasha Leggero and Sherri Shepherd, bring fresh, unexpected takes on the best in hilarious, heartwarming and other viral videos of the week.
Fall premieres of new and returning series are listed below in chronological order (all times are ET/PT):
Sunday, Sept. 20
8:00-11:00 PM LIVE ET/ 67TH PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS
5:00-8:00 PM LIVE PT
Monday, Sept. 21
8:00-9:00 PM GOTHAM (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM MINORITY REPORT (Series Premiere)
Tuesday, Sept. 22
8:00-10:00 PM SCREAM QUEENS (Two-Hour Series Premiere)
Wednesday, Sept. 23
8:00-9:00 PM ROSEWOOD (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM EMPIRE (Season Premiere)
Sunday, Sept. 27
7:30-8:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS (Season Premiere)
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY (Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (Season Premiere)
Tuesday, Sept. 29
8:00-8:30 PM GRANDFATHERED (Series Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM THE GRINDER (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM SCREAM QUEENS (Time Period Premiere)
Thursday, Oct. 1
8:00-9:00 PM BONES (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW (Season Premiere)
Friday, Nov. 6
8:00-9:00 PM MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM WORLD’S FUNNIEST (Season Premiere)