Fox Fall Schedule: What's on the Move?

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Fox is the latest network to unveil its Fall 2018 schedule, and there are some big changes. 

The biggest of which is that 9-1-1 is moving from Wednesdays to Mondays at 9/8c. 

The high-octane drama was a roaring success for the network when it debuted after Empire concluded its fall run. 

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It will take over from the freshly canceled Lucifer, and should have no trouble bolstering the ratings on the night.

The Resident will continue to kick off the Monday night line-up. 

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Meanwhile, Last Man Standing joins Fox, but it will be remaining on Friday nights like it has done for much of its ABC run. 

It's a good move because the final season that aired on the night averaged 6.4 million viewers and a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. 

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Wouldn't it be hilarious if the show returned higher and even beat out the competition from ABC?

Last Man Standing will be used as a launching pad for new comedy series, The Cool Kids, which is just one of two new series on the fall schedule. 

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The other is REL, and that airs on Sundays in place of The Last Man on Earth. 

Gotham will have to wait until later in the season to unspool its final season because of Thursday Night Football. 

Then there's Tuesdays which has the bizarre pairing of The Gifted and Lethal Weapon. One show is a supernatural drama, and the other is procedural. 

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I suspect won't be much in the way of audience flowing between them, and one of them will be moved by November. 

“This year, we launched four of the Top 10 new shows on broadcast, which led to a very strong roster of young series returning for their sophomore seasons. That gives us tremendous momentum heading into the fall,” said Gary Newman and Dana Walden.

“With our increased investment in football, we’re going to use the powerful platform of the NFL to launch our new comedies. We’ll then take some big swings with dramas at midseason, which is a proven strategy for FOX.”

All told, have a look at the full schedule below. 

MONDAY

8 pm The Resident (new time slot)

9 pm 9-1-1 (new time slot)

TUESDAY

8 pm The Gifted (new time slot)

9 pm Lethal Weapon (new time slot)

WEDNESDAY

8 pm Empire

9 pm Star

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THURSDAY

8 pm Thursday Night Football

FRIDAY

8 pm Last Man Standing

8: 30 pm THE COOL KIDS

9 pm Hell’s Kitchen

SATURDAY

8 pm College Football

SUNDAY

8 pm The Simpsons

8: 30 pm Bob’s Burgers (new time slot)

9 pm Family Guy

9: 30 pm REL

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The Orville, Beat Shazam, Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back, Love Connection, MasterChef, MasterChef Junior, Showtime at the Apollo, The Passage and Proven Innocent are also being held for midseason. 

Also, there is still no word on the future of LA to Vegas and Ghosted. 

What do you think of this schedule, TV Fanatics? Does it ooze stability, or do you foresee any of the shows springing leaks out of the gate?

Hit the comments below!

Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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