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FOX moves 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' to Sundays; 'Gotham' paired with 'Sleepy Hollow'

6/17/2014
FOX moves 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' to Sundays; 'Gotham' paired with 'Sleepy Hollow' © FOX / 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' FOX moves 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' to Sundays; 'Gotham' paired with 'Sleepy Hollow'

By Tony Maglio
TheWrap

FOX revealed its fall schedule Monday, shifting "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" to Sundays and slating Batman prequel "Gotham" on Monday nights.

First-year comedy "Mulaney" will also run on Sunday evenings. New reality series "Utopia" will air on Tuesdays and Fridays, Octavia Spencer vehicle "Red Band Society" on Wednesdays and "Gracepoint" on Thursdays.

The announcements came ahead of FOX's upfront presentation to advertisers in New York City.

Other new series, "Backstrom," "Bordertown," "Empire," "Hieroglyph," "The Last Man on Earth," "Wayward Pines" and "Weird Loners" will join the network's schedule in 2015, as will returning series "American Idol XIV," "The Following" and "Glee," among others.

More: What shows have been canceled?

Also announced for the 2014-2015 season are brand-new live specials "Jump of the Century" (working title), "Pitbull's New Year's Revolution" (working title) and "Grease Live" (working title).

First, on the 40th anniversary of Evel Knievel's attempt to jump across Idaho's Snake River Canyon, professional stuntman Eddie Braun and daredevil Big Ed Beckley hope to achieve what Knievel could not by crossing the gaping 2,300-foot-deep canyon. On New Year's Eve, rapper Pitbull's party kicks off live at 8 p.m. Then, following local news, "Pitbull's New Year's Revolution" returns from 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m., produced by Endemol Live and Honey I'm Home. Finally, Fox is throwing it's T-Birds' jacket in the ring of live musical performances — a la NBC's wildly successful "The Sound of Music — with "Grease Live," a live three-hour production with a young ensemble cast.

Last week, Fox canceled "Dads," "Rake," "Enlisted," "Surviving Jack." It axed "Almost Human" the prior week.

See photos: 2014-15 TV Season: First Look at the New Shows

"Our portfolio of content this year reflects the biggest investment in programming we've ever made," Kevin Reilly, chairman, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company said in a statement. "Fox is redefining the network experience on our air and as a 24/7/365 platform, with distinctive series, addictive event dramas and can't-miss live specials that will deliver broadcast's most youthful audience at scale."

Joe Earley, chief operating officer, Fox, added, "The new series and specials we're presenting today feature buzzworthy worlds and characters that we think will be the most talked about, liked, tweeted and shared of the season."

Here is the new fall schedule:

Monday
8:00-9:00 p.m. "Gotham" (new)
9:00-10:00 "Sleepy Hollow"

Also read:  'Dads,' 'Enlisted' and 'Surviving Jack' Canceled by Fox

Tuesday
8:00-9:00 "Utopia" (new)
9:00-9:30 "New Girl"
9:30-10:00 "The Mindy Project"

Wednesday
8:00-9:00 "Hell's Kitchen"
9:00-10:00 "Red Band Society"

Thursday
8:00-9:00 "Bones"
9:00-10:00 "Gracepoint" (new)

Also read:  'Rake' Canceled by Fox

Friday
8:00-9:00 "MasterChef Junior"
9:00-10:00 "Utopia" (new)

Saturday
7:00-10:30 "Fox Sports Saturday"

Sunday
7:00-7:30 NFL Game
7:30-8:00 "Bob's Burgers"
8:00-8:30 "The Simpsons"
8:30-9:00 "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
9:00-9:30 "Family Guy"
9:30-10:00 "Mulaney" (new)

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