FOX 2016-17 TV schedule tweaks: ‘Pitch’ to fall, ‘Bones’ to winter, ‘Prison Break’ switches nights

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FOX has made a few tweaks to its previously announced schedule for 2016-17, the most notable of which is moving new drama “Pitch” up from fall to spring.

The show, about the first female pitcher (Kylie Bunbury) in the major leagues, will air at 9 p.m. ET/PT in the fall. That in turn bumps the final season of “Bones” back to a winter premiere, also on Thursday.

“Prison Break,” which had been scheduled to air on Thursdays after “Bones” ended, now moves to the spring Tuesday spot vacated by “Pitch.”

A teaser for “Pitch” played at the network’s upfront presetation has been well-received, and airing the show in fall will have a natural tie-in with FOX’s coverage of the MLB playoffs and World Series. On the flip side, a good portion of the show will then play out after baseball season ends.

Here’s the full, revised FOX schedule. All times are ET/PT unless noted; new shows are in bold.

FALL

Monday

8 p.m. “Gotham”
9 p.m. “Lucifer”

Tuesday

8 p.m. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (new timeslot)
8:30 p.m. “New Girl” (new timeslot)
9 p.m. “Scream Queens”

Wednesday

8 p.m. “Lethal Weapon”
9 p.m. “Empire”

Thursday

8 p.m. “Rosewood”
9 p.m. “Pitch”

Friday

8 p.m. “Hell’s Kitchen”
9 p.m. “The Exorcist”

Saturday

7 p.m./4 PT: FOX College Football

Sunday

7 p.m. NFL on FOX
7:30 p.m. “The OT”/”Bob’s Burgers”
8 p.m. “The Simpsons”
8:30 p.m. “Son of Zorn”
9 p.m. “Family Guy”
9:30 p.m. “The Last Man on Earth”

 

WINTER/SPRING

Monday

8 p.m. “24: Legacy” (winter)/”Gotham” (spring)
9 p.m. “APB” (winter)/”Lucifer” (spring)

Tuesday

8 p.m. “New Girl” (winter)/”Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (spring)
8:30 p.m. “The Mick”
9 p.m. “Kicking & Screaming” (winter)/“Prison Break” (spring)

Wednesday

8 p.m. “Lethal Weapon” (winter)/“Shots Fired” (spring)
9 p.m. “Star” (winter)/”Empire” (spring)

Thursday

8 p.m. “Rosewood”
9 p.m. “Bones” (final season)

Friday

8 p.m. “Masterchef Junior”
9 p.m. “Sleepy Hollow”

Saturday

8 p.m. FOX Sports Saturday

Sunday

7 p.m. Animation reruns
7:30 p.m. “Bob’s Burgers”
8 p.m. “The Simpsons”
8:30 p.m. “Making History”
9 p.m. “Family Guy”
9:30 p.m. “The Last Man on Earth”

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