Friday, 13 November 2015

Fox Sets Winter 2016 Schedule Marking Huge Changes

In January, Fox will introduce two new comedies; Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life and the long gestating Seth MacFarlane animated comedy 'Bordertown'. Both series will launch as part of Fox's Sunday comedy block, with Cooper Barrett receiving the post-Simpson's slot at 8:30 while 'Bordertown', as predicted, will join MacFarlane's other comedy 'Family Guy'. Cooper Barrett and 'Bordertown' will replace the current 8:30 and 9:30 slot holders 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' and 'The Last Man on Earth'. The former will return to Tuesdays, where it originally began airing in the 2013-14 season. The latter will take a mid-season break before returning to the 9:30 slot once 'Bordertown' finishes it's 13-episode run.

The addition of new series, and the displacement of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' has led to numerous changes to Fox's struggling Tuesday comedy block. Scream Queens will exit after its current, limited run (with a second season still unclear), and New Girl returning to the schedule after a long hiatus and Zoey Deschanel's pregnancy. New Girl will air a string of uninterrupted original episodes. Fox will use their veteran series as 8PM and 9PM anchors to try and boost the disappointing ratings for freshman comedies 'Grandfathered' and 'The Grinder' (both received the back nine after middling ratings).

SUNDAY 3 JANUARY 2016

8-8:30 PM - THE SIMPSONS (Winter Premiere)
8:30- 9 PM - COOPER BARRETT'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE (Series Premiere)
9-9:30 PM - FAMILY GUY (Winter Premiere)
9:30-10 PM - BORDERTOWN (Series Premiere)

SUNDAY 10 JANUARY 2016

7:30-8 PM - BOB'S BURGERS (Winter Premiere)
8-8:30 PM - THE SIMPSONS
8:30- 9 PM - COOPER BARRETT'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE
9-9:30 PM - FAMILY GUY
9:30-10 PM - BORDERTOWN

TUESDAY 5 JANUARY 2016
8-8:30 PM - NEW GIRL (Season Premiere)
8:30-9 PM - GRANDFATHERED (Time Slot Premiere)
9-9:30 PM - BROOKLN NINE-NINE (Time Slot Premiere)
9:30-10 PM - THE GRINDER (Time Slot Premiere)

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