Fox Sets Fall 2020 Schedule, ‘LA’s Best’ to Air Mondays – Variety

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Fox grew to become the primary broadcast community to announce its fall schedule for the 2020-2021 season on Monday amid the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among the many extra fascinating additions to Fox’s fall lineup is “LA’s Best.” The police drama, a by-product of the “Dangerous Boys” movie franchise, stars Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba and aired its first season as a Spectrum unique final 12 months, with Season 2 set to debut on Spectrum’s VOD service in June.

Fox will run the 13-episode Season 1 of “LA’s Best” this fall on Mondays at Eight p.m., and the community has additionally acquired the published rights to the Sony Footage TV collection’ second season. This implies Fox may have an acquired present main off its primetime schedule this fall, a sign of how the community is grappling with the continuing pandemic-related tv manufacturing shutdown. Fox beforehand aired acquired reveals like “It’s Garry Shandling’s Present” from Showtime and “Dream On” from HBO in primetime early within the community’s historical past.

The acquisition additionally marks a return to broadcast tv of types for “LA’s Best,” which began out as a pilot at NBC through the 2018-2019 pilot season. NBC finally handed on ordering it to collection, which is when it was efficiently bought to Spectrum to turn out to be the cable supplier’s flagship unique collection.

Fox additionally introduced that it’s going to air “Cosmos: Potential Worlds” on Tuesdays at Eight p.m. The third installment general of the “Cosmos” franchise and the second hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson was initially meant to air on Fox in March 2019, however that premiere date was pushed as Tyson was below investigation for sexual misconduct on the time. “Cosmos: Potential Worlds” already ran this spring on Nationwide Geographic.

By way of decide ups from its pilot crop, Fox introduced that the multi-cam comedy “Name Me Kat” has been ordered to collection and can bow at midseason. The present relies on the BBC unique “Miranda” created by Miranda Hart and obtained a collection dedication at Fox again in September. Mayim Bialik stars and likewise government produces together with fellow “Huge Bang Concept” alum Jim Parsons.

Fox beforehand gave collection orders to the animated comedies “The Nice North” and “Housebroken,” each of that are additionally slated to debut at midseason. “The Nice North” was ordered to collection final Might whereas “Housebroken” was ordered to collection in December. At the moment, they’re the one new reveals Fox has ordered from its personal improvement slate for subsequent season, although the community says extra decide ups might be coming within the close to future.

The low variety of decide ups mirrors an earlier transfer by CBS, which final week introduced three collection orders for subsequent season. Fox had initially ordered seven pilots this improvement season, however nearly no pilot at any of the broadcasters was in a position to end filming earlier than manufacturing was shut down, forcing the networks to make choices with out accomplished episodes to choose.

“The Nice North” is one among three Fox reveals that was initially meant to debut through the 2019-2020 season now being moved to 2020-2021. The community can also be shifting the dramas “Filthy Wealthy” and “neXt,” each of which had been to debut at midseason this 12 months, to the autumn.

“Filthy Wealthy” hails from Tate Taylor. Within the collection, the patriarch (Gerald McRaney) of a mega-rich Southern household, famed for making a wildly profitable Christian tv community, dies in a airplane crash, his spouse (Kim Cattrall) and household are shocked to study that he fathered three illegitimate kids, all of whom are written into his will, threatening their household title and fortune. It can air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. after “Cosmos.”

In “neXt,” John Slattery stars as a Silicon Valley pioneer who discovers that one among his personal creations – a strong A.I. – may trigger a world disaster. It can air Mondays at 9 p.m. after “LA’s Best.”

“The consequences of this international well being disaster go away no enterprise unaffected,” mentioned Charlie Collier, CEO of Fox Leisure. “As a media firm that prides itself on an entrepreneurial spirit and the main focus that comes with doing fewer issues higher, we mobilized, swiftly creating a completely new, original-programming lineup for the autumn to share with our companions this upfront. In distant conferences with promoting and advertising companions over current weeks, we sought to hear first and perceive every companion’s distinctive considerations. Our major aim is to assist them again to enterprise, so in flip, the message we’ve shared is one among relative stability on Fox, combining the most effective of primetime sports activities and leisure with which to assist our companions and their prospects again to market.”

Additionally for the autumn, Fox shall be bringing again the unscripted hit “The Masked Singer” in addition to “MasterChef Junior” on Wednesdays. On the scripted facet, Fox will air the animated comedies “The Simpsons,” “Bless the Harts,” and “Household Man” as a part of its “Animation Domination” block on Sundays. Friday nights stay the house of WWE’s “SmackDown Reside,” whereas Fox’s fall Thursdays are reserved for NFL soccer.

“9-1-1” and “9-1-1: Lone Star” will each air at midseason, as will “Duncanville” Season 2 and “Hell’s Kitchen.”

“Now, greater than ever, consistency, outcomes and stability tackle an all new emphasis,” mentioned Marianne Gambelli, president of Fox Advert Gross sales. “Fox is primed and prepared for the autumn with an excessive amount of stability throughout our total programming lineup, that includes premium content material that regularly resonates with viewers, and the required scale that builds demand and produces outcomes. Throughout these unsure occasions, we stay centered on the person enterprise wants of our companions and can proceed to work with them to develop customized options with our unmatched choices of property to assist drive their companies ahead.”

By way of renewals and cancellations, there are a number of Fox reveals nonetheless awaiting phrase on their fates. These are: “Final Man Standing,” “Prodigal Son,” “Outmatched,” and “The Resident.” Dramas “Virtually Household” and “Deputy” had been each beforehand canceled, whereas “Empire” got here to an finish this season.

Learn the complete fall 2020-2021 schedule beneath.

FOX FALL 2020 SCHEDULE

(All Instances ET/PT)

MONDAY

8:00-9:00 PM L.A.’S FINEST (community tv debut)

9:00-10:00 PM NEXT (new collection)

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS (community tv debut)

9:00-10:00 PM FILTHY RICH (new collection)

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM THE MASKED SINGER (new season)

9:00-10:00 PM MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (new season)

THURSDAY

7:30-8:00 PM ET/ FOX NFL THURSDAY

4:30-5:00 PM PT

8:00-8:19 PM ET/ GMC KICKOFF SHOW

5:00-5:19 PM PT

8:20 PM-CC ET/ THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

5:20 PM-CC PT

FRIDAY

8:00-10:00 PM WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN

SATURDAY

7:00-10:30 PM FOX SPORTS SATURDAY

SUNDAY

7:00-7:30 PM NFL ON FOX

7:30-8:00 PM THE OT / FOX ENCORES

8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (new season)

8:30-9:00 PM BLESS THE HARTS (new season)

9:00-9:30 PM BOB’S BURGERS (new season)

9:30-10:00 PM FAMILY GUY (new season)

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