Saturday, September 18, 2021

Fox Sets Premiere Dates For Empire, Star & New Shows Starring Lil Rel, David Alan Greer

Lil Rel in “Rel” (FOX)

*Fox has announced the fall premiere dates of its new and returning shows.

“Empire” and “Star” will be back in their usual Wednesday timeslots on Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. respectively, while “Lethal Weapon” returns with Damon Wayans and new partner Seann William Scott on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

“Thursday Night Football,” with NFL Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and Michael Strahan headlining the pregame show, debuts Sept. 27 (7:30 PM-CC ET live/4:30 PM-CC PT live).

Angela Bassett and Aisha Hinds’ hit drama “9-1-1,” featuring new cast member Jennifer Love Hewitt, returns with a two-night season premiere: Night One airs immediately following the “NFL on FOX” doubleheader on Sunday, Sept. 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/live in all time zones); Night Two airs Monday, Sept. 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), in its regular time period, following the season premiere of “The Resident” (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT).

The Cool Kids (FOX)

David Alan Greer returns to his “In Living Color” network for new comedy “The Cool Kids,” premiering Friday, Sept. 28 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT); and “Get Out” star Lil Rel will headline his own comedy, “Rel,” beginning with a special preview immediately following the “NFL on FOX” doubleheader, Sunday Sept. 9 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/live in all time zones).

Read more about “The Cool Kids” and “Rel” below:

From executive producer Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), THE COOL KIDS is a multi-camera comedy about a rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community who are willing to break every rule in order to have fun – because, at their age, what do they really have to lose? The series stars four comedy veterans: Tony Award nominee David Alan Grier (“The Carmichael Show,” “In Living Color”), Emmy Award nominee Martin Mull (“Veep,” “Roseanne”), Emmy Award winner Vicki Lawrence (“Mama’s Family,” “The Carol Burnett Show”) and Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan (“Will & Grace,” “American Horror Story”). Along with Day, Patrick Walsh (“Living Biblically,” “2 Broke Girls”) and Nick Frenkel (“The Mick,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) are executive producers. Emmy Award winner Don Scardino (“30 Rock,” “2 Broke Girls”) directed the pilot.

Lil Rel in “Rel” (FOX)

Inspired by the life of Lil Rel Howery (“Get Out,” “Insecure,” “The Carmichael Show”), REL is a multi-camera comedy starring Howery as a recently divorced husband and father who makes a fresh start on the West Side of Chicago, with the help of his best friend and unfiltered sounding board, BRITTANY (Jess “Hilarious” Moore, “Wild ’N Out”); his wayward younger brother, NAT (Jordan L. Jones, “NCIS: Los Angeles”); and his old-school DAD (Sinbad, “A Different World,” “Jingle All The Way”). Jerrod Carmichael (“The Carmichael Show,” “Neighbors”), Mike Scully (“The Carmichael Show,” THE SIMPSONS), Howery, Josh Rabinowitz (“The Carmichael Show,” “Broad City”) and Kevin Barnett (“The Carmichael Show”) are executive producers. Gerry Cohen (“The Carmichael Show,” “Married with Children”), directed the pilot.

FOX fall premieres of new and returning series are listed below in chronological order (all times are ET/PT):

(All Times ET/PT, except where noted)

Sunday, Sept. 9, Immediately Following NFL ON FOX Doubleheader
8:00-8:30 PM ET/ REL (Special Preview)
live in all time zones

Sunday, Sept. 23, Immediately Following NFL ON FOX Doubleheader
8:00-9:00 PM ET/ 9-1-1 (Special Season Two Premiere, Part 1)
live in all time zones

Monday, Sept. 24
8:00-9:00 PM THE RESIDENT (Season Two Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM 9-1-1 (Special Season Two Premiere, Part 2)

Tuesday, Sept. 25
8:00-9:00 PM THE GIFTED (Season Two Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM LETHAL WEAPON (Season Three Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 26
8:00-9:00 PM EMPIRE (Season Five Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM STAR (Season Three Premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 27
7:30 PM-CC ET live/ THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (FOX Sports Premiere)
4:30 PM-CC PT live

“The Cool Kids” (FOX)

Friday, Sept. 28
8:00-8:30 PM LAST MAN STANDING (Network Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM THE COOL KIDS (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM HELL’S KITCHEN (Season 18 Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 30
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (Season 30 Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS (Season Nine Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY (Season 16 Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM REL (Time Period Premiere)



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