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Fox & FX Fall 2018 TV Series Premiere Dates: THE GIFTED, EMPIRE, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, & More

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Fox and FX Fall 2018 TV Series Premiere Dates

Fox and FX have released their 2018 premiere dates for their primetime television shows. Many station favorites are returning this fall to Fox like The Gifted and Empire, while the recast Lethal Weapon TV adaptation will be making its Season 3 premiere. Last Man Standing makes the move from ABC-to-Fox this fall and will premiere in September. On FX, the highly anticipated series premiere of Mayans M.C. is going to be taking place as well as the return of American Horror Story and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Fox Fall 2018 Premiere Dates

Sunday, September 9 (following NFL doubleheader)
8-8:30 PM: REL (Special Preview)

Sunday, September 23 (following NFL doubleheader)
8-9 PM: 9-1-1 (Special Season 2 Premiere, Part 1)

Monday, September 24
8-9 PM: THE RESIDENT (Season 2 Premiere)
9-10 PM: 9-1-1 (Special Season 2 Premiere, Part 2)

Tuesday, September 25
8-9 PM: THE GIFTED (Season 2 Premiere)
9-10 : LETHAL WEAPON (Season 3 Premiere)

Wednesday, September 26
8-9 PM: EMPIRE (Season 5 Premiere)
9-10 PM: STAR (Season 3 Premiere)

Thursday, September 27
7:30 PM ET: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (Fox Sports Premiere)

Friday, September 28
8-8:30 PM: LAST MAN STANDING (Network Premiere)
8:30-9 PM: THE COOL KIDS (Series Premiere)
9-10 PM: HELL’S KITCHEN (Season 18 Premiere)

Sunday, September 30
8-8:30 PM: THE SIMPSONS (Season 30 Premiere)
8:30-9 PM: BOB’S BURGERS (Season 9 Premiere)
9-9:30 PM: FAMILY GUY (Season 16 Premiere)
9:30-10 PM: REL (Time Period Premiere)

FOX 2018 FALL SCHEDULE NEW SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

REL

Inspired by the life of Lil Rel Howery (“Get Out,” “Insecure,” “The Carmichael Show”), REL is a multi-camera comedy starring Howery as a recently divorced husband and father who makes a fresh start on the West Side of Chicago, with the help of his best friend and unfiltered sounding board, BRITTANY (Jess “Hilarious” Moore, “Wild ’N Out”); his wayward younger brother, NAT (Jordan L. Jones, “NCIS: Los Angeles”); and his old-school DAD (Sinbad, “A Different World,” “Jingle All The Way”). Jerrod Carmichael (“The Carmichael Show,” “Neighbors”), Mike Scully (“The Carmichael Show,” THE SIMPSONS), Howery, Josh Rabinowitz (“The Carmichael Show,” “Broad City”) and Kevin Barnett (“The Carmichael Show”) are executive producers. Gerry Cohen (“The Carmichael Show,” “Married with Children”), directed the pilot.

THE COOL KIDS

From executive producer Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), THE COOL KIDS is a multi-camera comedy about a rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community who are willing to break every rule in order to have fun – because, at their age, what do they really have to lose? The series stars four comedy veterans: Tony Award nominee David Alan Grier (“The Carmichael Show,” “In Living Color”), Emmy Award nominee Martin Mull (“Veep,” “Roseanne”), Emmy Award winner Vicki Lawrence (“Mama’s Family,” “The Carol Burnett Show”) and Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan (“Will & Grace,” “American Horror Story”). Along with Day, Patrick Walsh (“Living Biblically,” “2 Broke Girls”) and Nick Frenkel (“The Mick,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) are executive producers. Emmy Award winner Don Scardino (“30 Rock,” “2 Broke Girls”) directed the pilot.

LAST MAN STANDING

Multi-cam comedy LAST MAN STANDING, starring Tim Allen, comes to FOX. A fan-favorite for six seasons, LAST MAN STANDING stars Allen as MIKE BAXTER, a married father of three girls, who tries to maintain his manliness, despite being surrounded by women. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, the series also stars Nancy Travis as VANESSA BAXTER, Jonathan Adams as CHUCK LARABEE, Amanda Fuller as KRISTIN BAXTER, Christoph Sanders as KYLE ANDERSON, Jordan Masterson as RYAN VOGELSON and Hector Elizondo as ED ALZATE. In the 2016-17 season, “Last Man Standing” was ABC’s second most-watched comedy, after “Modern Family.” The series ranked as the No. 1 new program across all syndication when it debuted off-net during the 2016-2017 season. Allen, Kevin Abbott, Matt Berry, Kevin Hench, Ed Yeager, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Shawn Levy, Richard Baker and Rick Messina are executive producers. The series was created by Jack Burditt.

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