Fox Sets Fall Premiere Dates for 9-1-1, Empire & More!

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Fox is the latest network to confirm when it will be kicking off its fall 2018 schedule, and it sure looks to be sticking to the norm. 

New comedy series, REL will bow first in early September with a post-NFL preview in an attempt to give the series ample sampling ahead of its regularly scheduled debut in late September. 

9-1-1 is similarly getting an early debut on Sundays out of the NFL, before moving to Mondays the following night out of The Resident Season 2. 

Athena and Hen - 9-1-1 Season 1 Episode 7

The early preview for 9-1-1 Season 2 is unsurprising. It was one of the surprise success stories of the 2017-18 season. 9-1-1 Season 1 averaged a 3.0 rating in the demo, so it's a big deal for the network. 

As previously reported, Thursday Night Football will air on the network in the fall, meaning multiple shows are missing from the schedule at the moment. 

Related: Fox Orders The Passage to Series!

Fridays will feature the return of Last Man Standing which the network is reviving over a year after it was canceled by ABC. 

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

SUNDAY, SEPT. 9


8 pm REL (Special early series premiere)

Balloon - 9-1-1 Season 1 Episode 9

SUNDAY, SEPT. 23


8 pm  9-1-1 (Special early Season 2 premiere)

MONDAY, SEPT. 24


8 pm The Resident 


9 pm 9-1-1

Related: Last Man Standing Revived at Fox!

TUESDAY, SEPT. 25


8 pm The Gifted


9 pm Lethal Weapon

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26


8 pm Empire


9 pm Star

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27


7:30 pm Thursday Night Football

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28


8 pm Last Man Standing


8:30 pm The Cool Kids

9 pm Hell’s Kitchen

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 30


8 pm The Simpsons


8:30 pm Bob’s Burgers


9 pm Family Guy


9:30 pm Rel 

Gotham The Orville, The Four, 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 will all return midseason. 

What do you think of these premiere dates, TV Fanatics?

Hit the comments. 

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

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9-1-1 Quotes

Athena: Hey, you do not get to choose who lives and who dies.
Buck: Really, because I was under the impression that kind of was my job.

Come on, Bobby, see the fire, put out the fire, the rest is blah-blah.

Buck