Fox Fall Schedule: New Girl and X-Files Delayed, American Idol to End

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Prepare for an entirely new night of television Tuesday nights this fall.

Fox has unveiled the first half of its 2015-2016 schedule, revealing an entirely fresh evening of programming on Tuesdays... a delayed return of New Girl until midseason... and a flush timeslot for the new Morris Chestnut-anchored procedural Rosewood, which will lead into Empire on Wednesdays.

Also: American Idol will kick off its FINAL season in January.

Cookie & Lucious Back Together - Empire Season 1 Episode 10
Standing Up - Gotham

MONDAY
8:00-9:00 PM GOTHAM  
9:00-10:00 PM MINORITY REPORT (new)

TUESDAY
8:00-8:30 PM GRANDFATHERED (new)
8:30-9:00 PM THE GRINDER (new)
9:00-10:00 PM SCREAM QUEENS (new)

WEDNESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM ROSEWOOD (new)   
9:00-10:00 PM EMPIRE

THURSDAY
8:00-9:00 PM BONES
9:00-10:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW

FRIDAY
8:00-9:00 PM MASTERCHEF JUNIOR
9:00-10:00 PM WORLD’S FUNNIEST

SUNDAY
7:30-8:00 PM THE OT / BOB’S BURGERS
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM THE LAST MAN ON EARTH

NOT RETURNING NEXT SEASON: Backstrom, The Following, Gang Related, Glee, Gracepoint, The Mindy Project, Mulaney, Red Band Society, Utopia and Weird Loners.

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