FOX has announced its premiere dates for the start of the 2017-18 TV season, and like CBS and NBC, the bulk of its schedule will launch during the week of Sept. 25.

There are a couple of exceptions, however, including Seth MacFarlane’s live-action sci-fi show “The Orville.” It will debut at 8 p.m. ET/PT Sunday, Sept. 10, following an NFL doubleheader on the network.

It will get a second post-NFL airing the following Sunday before moving to its regular home at 9 p.m. Thursdays starting Sept. 28. The early start will also help the show get through a decent portion of its initial run before postseason baseball disrupts FOX’s schedule in late October.

The network’s Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday shows will all launch during premiere week. Monday-night shows “Lucifer” and “The Gifted” will debut Oct. 2.

Here are the premiere dates for FOX’s fall shows. All times are ET/PT, with new series in italics.

Saturday, Sept. 2

7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 PT: “FOX College Football”

Sunday, Sept. 10

8 p.m. “The Orville”

Tuesday, Sept. 26

8 p.m. “Lethal Weapon”
9 p.m. “The Mick”
9:30 p.m. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Wednesday, Sept. 27

8 p.m. “Empire”
9 p.m. “Star”

Thursday, Sept. 28

8 p.m. “Gotham”
9 p.m. “The Orville” (time period premiere)

Friday, Sept. 29

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

Sunday, Oct. 1

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

Monday, Oct. 2

8 p.m. “Lucifer”
9 p.m. “The Gifted”

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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