CRAIG ROBINSON TO HOST “THE MASKED DANCER”





IT TAKES…WHO TO TANGO?
CRAIG ROBINSON TO HOST “THE MASKED DANCER,”
FOX’S BRAND-NEW CELEBRITY COMPETITION SHOW,
FEATURING PANELISTS KEN JEONG, PAULA ABDUL, BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN,
AND ASHLEY TISDALE

Series Premiere Set for December

This December, FOX takes TV’s #1 show and adds a little twist. Based on the smash hit FOX series THE MASKED SINGER and inspired by a popular segment featured on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” all-new celebrity competition series THE MASKED DANCER will be hosted by comedian Craig Robinson. Joining the show as panelists are THE MASKED SINGER and I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE’S Ken Jeong, world-famous choreographer and singer Paula Abdul, actor and the former “Giraffe” Mask on THE MASKED SINGER Brian Austin Green and actress and singer Ashley Tisdale.

THE MASKED DANCER will feature celebrity contestants shaking their tail feathers, while covered from head-to-toe in elaborate costumes and face masks, leaving audiences to guess their identities. Costumed celebrities will be joined on stage by masked partners and back-up dancers, as they perform a series of dances together; spanning from hip-hop to salsa, jazz to tap dancing and more. When it comes to dance styles, the sky is the limit. Each week, a series of clues will be sprinkled throughout packages, costumes and routines, leading the panelists one step closer to figuring out which famous faces are freestyling behind the masks. Between all of the celebrity competitors on the show, they’ve amassed more than 38 million albums sold worldwide, 20 Emmy® Award wins, 20 Grammy® Award nominations, 10 World Dancing titles, five New York Times Best-Selling Author titles, four Olympic gold medals and three Broadway show appearances. Guest judges and premiere date to be announced soon.

“We’ve begun filming THE MASKED DANCER with incredible new talent on both sides of the mask, and can’t wait to share the series with viewers,” said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment & Specials, FOX Entertainment. “Craig Robinson is hilarious as always in his role as host, and Ken, Brian, Ashley and Paula are the perfect blend of personalities to lead our awesomely weird world of masks into a whole new genre!”

THE MASKED DANCER is produced by Fox Alternative Entertainment and Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television and is based on the South Korean format, THE MASKED SINGER, created by Mun Hwa Broadcasting Corp. James Breen, Craig Plestis, Dan Martin and Ellen DeGeneres are executive producers of the series. Breen will serve as showrunner. “Like” THE MASKED DANCER on Facebook at facebook.com/maskeddancerfox. Follow the series on Twitter @maskeddancerfox and join the conversation using #TheMaskedDancer. Check out photos and videos on Instagram @maskeddancerfox.

About Craig Robinson
Beginning as a stand-up comedian, Craig Robinson first made his mark on the comedy circuit at the 1998 Montreal “Just For Laughs” Festival. Now headlining venues and festivals across the country, he does both solo acts, as well as full-band sets with his band, “The Nasty Delicious.” Before deciding to pursue his comedy career full-time, Robinson was a K-8 teacher in the Chicago Public School System. He earned his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University and his Masters of Education from St. Xavier University. It was while Robinson was studying education in Chicago that he also discovered his love of acting and comedy when he joined the famed Second City Theatre. He is best known for his portrayal of “Daryl Philban” in “The Office,” and has starred in films, including “Knocked Up,” “This is the End,” “Hot Tub Time Machine,” “Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” “Morris from America,” “Tragedy Girls,” “Dolemite is my Name!,” “Timmy Failure” and “Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon.” Robinson most recently wrapped on “Songbird,” a pandemic-centric thriller produced by Michael Bay. He also starred in his very own sitcom, “Mr. Robinson,” as well as “Ghosted” on FOX.

About Ken Jeong
Actor, producer and writer Ken Jeong has established himself as one of today’s top comedic stars. He is a panelist on television’s #1 series, FOX’s THE MASKED SINGER, and is the host of FOX’s I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE. He also appeared in the smash hit comedy “Crazy Rich Asians,” and reteamed with the award-winning film’s director, John M. Chu, on his first-ever comedy special, “Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho,” which launched globally on Netflix in 2019. Jeong is best known for his roles on “Dr. Ken,” for which he also served as the creator, writer and executive producer; the network comedy “Community”; and “The Hangover” franchise. He will next be seen on the big screen in “Over The Moon,” and recently appeared in “My Spy” and “Scoob.”

About Paula Abdul
Worldwide sensation Paula Abdul is best known as a music superstar, with 60 million records sold and six #1 hits, and more recently for her nine-season run as a judge on ”American Idol.” She continued her on-screen success as executive producer and star in the competition series “Live To Dance,” followed by another role as a judge on FOX’s ”The X-Factor.” She then completed two seasons as a judge on “So You Think You Can Dance” and one season on “So You Think You Can Dance Australia.” After more than 25 years, she made her triumphant return to touring with Live Nation’s 2018 “The Total Package Tour,” selling half-a-million tickets, Abdul hit 45 cities in the U.S., alongside Boyz II Men and New Kids on the Block. The next year, in 2018, Abdul embarked on her first solo tour in decades, “Straight Up Paula!,” which brought her all over the U.S. to sold-out theaters. A multi-Platinum recording artist, she has been recognized with two Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards and three American Music Awards.

About Brian Austin Green
Brian Austin Green is an actor, director and producer who gained overnight fame as the sweet and naive “David Silver” on “Beverly Hills, 90210.” He most recently was seen on FOX’s “BH90210,” the six-episode summer event reboot, which aired almost 30 years after its debut on the network. Green starred in “Anger Management,” opposite Charlie Sheen, playing his best friend. He also was the lead character, “Tommy,” in the series “Wedding Band.” Prior to that, he was a series regular on the critically acclaimed FOX series “Terminator – The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” and love interest to Marcia Cross’ character in “Desperate Housewives.” Additional television credits include “Freddie,” “George Lopez,” “Hope and Faith,” “Smallville,” “CSI Miami,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Happy Endings” and “Resurrection Blvd.” Green was seen in theaters in the Tony Scott-directed film, “Domino,” opposite Kiera Knightly, and has starred in several independent movies and short films, including “Turning Japanese” and “Chasing Titles.”

About Ashley Tisdale
Multi-talented actress and singer Ashley Tisdale received worldwide acclaim for her iconic role as “Sharpay Evans,” the high school drama queen, in the hugely popular movies “High School Musical” movies. Tisdale most recently reprised her role as “Candace Flynn” in the animated adventure movie “Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe.” She also starred in “Carol’s Second Act” and “Merry Happy Whatever.” Other television credits include “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” “Nathan’s Choice,” “Clipped,” “Hellcats” and “Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch,” for which she earned an Emmy Award® nomination. She also executive-produced and appeared in the Imagen Award-nominated series “Young & Hungry.” On the big screen, Tisdale starred in “Scary Movie 5,” “Birds of Paradise,” “Amateur Night” and “Charming.” Her first solo album, “Headstrong,” debuted in 2007 and entered the Billboard 200 Chart at #5. Tisdale has since released two additional albums, titled “Guilty Pleasure” and “Symptoms.”



Fox Primetime Schedule Week of 10/25-31





FOX SPORTS / 7:00PM
Airdate: 10/25
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Coverage of FOX Sports’ exclusive presentation of Major League Baseball’s WORLD SERIES-Game 5 begins live from Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX, Sunday, Oct. 25 (7:00 PM-CC ET/4:00 PM-CC PT) on FOX. (FSP-2125) (n/a)

BOB’S BURGERS / 7:30PM
“Pig Trouble In Little Tina”
Airdate: 10/25
Jenny Slate (“Big Mouth”) and Billy Eichner (“The Lion King”) Guest-Voice

Tina dissects a fetal pig in science class and things get spooky. Also, Bob and Linda do battle with a giant ball of ear wax in the “Pig Trouble in Little Tina” episode of BOB’S BURGERS airing Sunday, Oct. 25 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BOB-904) (TV-14 D, L, V)

THE SIMPSONS / 8:00PM
“Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?”
Airdate: 10/25
In this Flanders family-focused episode, Todd blames God for the death of his mother and rejects his faith – causing great distress for Ned, who sends him to live with the Simpsons in an attempt to scare him back into God’s arms in the “Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Oct. 25 (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-3104) (TV-PG D, L, V)

BLESS THE HARTS / 8:31PM
Episode 201 “Violet’s Secret”
Airdate: 10/25
Jenny and Betty secretly follow Violet, after becoming paranoid that she’s making the same bad decisions they did as teenagers. Meanwhile, Wayne gets sued by Bobbie Nell in the “Violet’s Secret” episode of BLESS THE HARTS airing Sunday, Oct. 25 (8:31-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BHR-201) (TV-14 D, L, V)

BOB’S BURGERS / 9:00PM
Episode 923 “Worms Of In-Rear-Ment”
Airdate: 10/25
Linda tries to take her family to the symphony on free admission night, but her efforts are thwarted by a pinworm epidemic in the “Worms of In-Rear-Ment” episode of BOB’S BURGERS airing Sunday, Oct. 25 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BOB-923) (TV-PG D, L)

FAMILY GUY / 9:30PM
“Peter & Lois’ Wedding”
Airdate: 10/25
The Wi-Fi goes out in the Griffin house, leaving the family with nothing to do for the evening. In order to keep the family entertained, Peter and Lois decide to tell the kids the story of how they met and fell in love in the ’90s in the “Peter & Lois’ Wedding” episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, Oct. 25 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FG-1705) (TV-PG D, L, S, V)

L.A.’S FINEST / 8:00PM
“Farewell…”
Airdate: 10/26
When a trans woman is mysteriously murdered, the team works around the clock to solve the case. Meanwhile, as the hunt for Knox intensifies, Syd is forced to come face-to-face with her trauma when an old flame is transferred to the LAPD, and McKenna helps a grieving Izzy in the all-new “Farewell…” episode of L.A.’S FINEST airing Monday, Oct. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (LAF-105) (TV-14 D, L, V).

FILTHY RICH / 9:00PM
Episode 105 “Proverbs 20:6”
Airdate: 10/26
Margaret’s confidante, Franklin, uses Mardi Gras to reflect and honor his mother’s memory. Meanwhile, Reverend Paul and Eric – much to Margaret’s dismay – appear in a political commercial for the local Governor, Virgil Love, and Ginger gets pulled into the debacle once it’s revealed that Sin Wagon has dirt on the Governor. When that information gets into the hands of the wrong people, Ginger is put in a dangerous situation in the all-new “Proverbs 20:6” episode of FILTHY RICH airing Monday, Oct. 26 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FIL-105) (TV-14 D, L, S, V).

FOX SPORTS / 7:30PM
Airdate: 10/27
Coverage of FOX Sports’ exclusive presentation of Major League Baseball’s WORLD SERIES-GAME 6 begins live from Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX, airing Tuesday, Oct. 27 (7:30 PM-CC ET/4:30 PM-CC PT) on FOX. (FSP-2126) (n/a)

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS / 8:00PM
Episode 306 “The Man Of A Trillion Words”
Airdate: 10/27
A child lies on the rug of a tenement, dreaming of interstellar adventures. At the dawn of the space age, a young Carl Sagan’s career is forged in the clash of his mentors: two scientific titans. Sagan goes on to realize his childhood dreams, carrying their research forward and communicating its significance to the whole world in the all-new “The Man of a Trillion Words” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Oct. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (C-306) (TV-14 L)

NEXT / 9:00PM
Episode 103 “FILE #3”
Airdate: 10/27
Shea and LeBlanc head to Dartmouth to investigate NEXT’s whereabouts, which are potentially linked to Biomotion Labs. There, they visit LeBlanc’s friend, Professor Richard Pearish (guest star Michael Herzovi) for answers. Meanwhile, Shea, Ethan and Ty take extra precautions to disconnect from electronics and the Internet, and LeBlanc urges Abby to do so, as well, but NEXT complicates their plans in the all-new “FILE #3” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NEX-103) (TV-14 D, L, V)

FOX SPORTS / 7:30PM
Airdate: 10/28
Coverage of FOX Sports’ exclusive presentation of Major League Baseball’s WORLD SERIES-GAME 7 begins live from Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX, airing Wednesday, Oct. 28 (7:30 PM-CC ET/4:30 PM-CC PT) on FOX. (FSP-2127) (n/a)

THE MASKED SINGER / 8:00PM
Episode 405 “The Group C Premiere – Masked But Not Least”
Airdate: 10/28
The final group of celebrity contestants take the stage for their first performances of Season Four. Play alongside host Nick Cannon and panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke as this masked bunch of celebrity singers wearing all-new custom-made costumes perform as America tries to guess who they are. The Season Four celebrity contestants combined have sold more than 281 million records worldwide, appeared in more than 5,120 episodes of television and 204 films, appeared in five Super Bowls, have four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. One singer will be unmasked in the all-new “The Group C Premiere – Masked But Not Least” episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Wednesday, Oct. 28 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MS-405) (TV-14 L).

I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE / 9:01PM
Episode 105 “Episode 4: Pat Monahan, Yvette Nicole Brown, Bob Saget, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton”
Airdate: 10/28
Hosted by Ken Jeong, permanent panelists Cheryl Hines and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton and an additional rotating panel of celebrity detectives must help one contestant tell the difference between good and bad singers, without ever hearing them sing a note. With $100,000 on the line and the celebrity panel by their side, the contestant will attempt to weed out the bad “Secret Voices” from the good, based on a series of clues, interrogation and lip synch challenges. In the end, the singer whom the contestant picks will reveal if they are good or bad in a duet performance with a musical superstar, Train’s Pat Monahan, resulting in an amazing musical collaboration or a totally hilarious train wreck in the all-new “Episode 4: Pat Monahan, Yvette Nicole Brown, Bob Saget, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton” episode of I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE airing Wednesday, Oct. 28 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (VOI-105) (TV-PG D, L)

FOX SPORTS / 7:30PM
Airdate: 10/29
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers

FOX Sports continues its coverage of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT live from Bank of America Stadium as the Atlanta Falcons take on the Carolina Panthers. THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT airs LIVE Thursday, Oct. 29 (7:30 PM-CC ET live/4:30 PM-CC PT live) on FOX. (TNF-304) (n/a).

FOX SPORTS / 8:00PM
“WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN”
Airdate: 10/30
A unique combination of edge-of-your-seat action, unpredictable drama and world-class athleticism, FOX Sports presents WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN airing Friday, Oct. 30 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (WWE-2244) (TV-PG D, L, S, V)

FOX SPORTS / 8:00PM
Airdate: 10/31
FOX Sports continues its FOX College Football coverage of the 2020 season. FOX College Football airs LIVE Saturday, Oct. 31 (8:00 PM-CC ET live/5:00 PM-CC PT live) on FOX. (FSP-2128) (n/a)

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS / 11:30PM
Episode 302 “Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors”
Airdate: 10/31
From the birth of the devil in ancient Persia, where a beloved family dog becomes a seething beast, to a searing story of saintliness among macaque monkeys, join an exploration into the human potential for change. One of history’s greatest monsters is transformed into one of its shining lights in the “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Saturday, Oct. 31 (11:30 PM-12:30 AM ET/PT) on FOX. (C-302) (TV-14 D, V)



FOX Brings the Drama with All-New Seasons of “9-1-1,” “9-1-1: Lone Star,” “The Resident” and “Prodigal Son”





This January, FOX Brings the Drama with All-New Seasons of “9-1-1,” “9-1-1: Lone Star,” “The Resident” and “Prodigal Son”
“9-1-1” and “9-1-1: Lone Star” will air back-to-back on Mondays; while “Prodigal Son” is moving to Tuesdays following “The Resident.”
[via press release from FOX]
THIS JANUARY, FOX BRINGS THE DRAMA WITH ALL-NEW SEASONS OF “9-1-1,” “9-1-1: LONE STAR,” “THE RESIDENT” AND “PRODIGAL SON”

WATCH/SHARE THE ALL-NEW FOX DRAMA PROMO:

WATCH/SHARE THE ALL-NEW “9-1-1” / “9-1-1: LONE STAR” PROMO:

FOX MONDAYS COME TO THE RESCUE, AS “9-1-1” AND “9-1-1: LONE STAR” AIR BACK-TO BACK

&

“PRODIGAL SON” MOVES TO TUESDAYS, FOLLOWING “THE RESIDENT,” FOR A NIGHT OF SAVING LIVES AND SOLVING MURDERS

FOX DRAMAS RETURN THIS JANUARY!



Fox Primetime Schedule 10/18-10/24





FOX SPORTS / 7:30PM
Airdate: 10/18
FOX SPORTS SPECIAL airs live Sunday, Oct. 18 (8:00 PM-CC ET/5:00 PM-CC PT) on FOX. (FSP-2120) (n/a)

THE SIMPSONS / 8:00PM
Episode 3117 “Treehouse Of Horror XXXI”
Airdate: 10/18
Film Critic Ben Mankiewicz Guest-Voices

Don’t miss the annual terror-themed trilogy, including a frightening look at the 2020 election, parodies of Pixar and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and a ninth birthday Lisa just can’t get over in the all-new Halloween-themed “Treehouse of Horror XXXI”episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Oct. 18 (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-3117) (TV-14 L, V)

BLESS THE HARTS / 8:31PM
Episode 202 “Dead Mall”
Airdate: 10/18
Kristen Schaal Guest-Stars

The Harts visit Greenpoint’s abandoned mall, which brings back fond memories from the 2000s, but their reminiscing is interrupted when a mall rat named Stacey (voiced by Kristen Schaal) takes them hostage in the all-new Halloween-themed “Dead Mall” episode of BLESS THE HARTS airing Sunday, Oct. 18 (8:31-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BHR-202) (TV-14 L)

BOB’S BURGERS / 9:00PM
Episode 1004 “Heartbreak Hotel-Oween”
Airdate: 10/18
Louise’s plan to get revenge on Halloween for a candy transgression hits a snag when the Belcher kids meet a mysterious elderly woman at a hotel. Meanwhile, Linda and a very squeamish Bob donate blood at a vampire-themed blood mobile in the all-new “Heartbreak Hotel-oween” special Halloween episode of BOB’S BURGERS airing Sunday, Oct. 18 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BOB-1004) (TV-14 L)

FAMILY GUY / 9:30PM
Episode 1801 “CutawayLand”
Airdate: 10/18
Peter and Lois accidentally set up a cutaway gag together, which somehow transports them into the cutaway itself in the all-new “CutawayLand” episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, Oct. 18 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FG-1801) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

FOX SPORTS / 4:30PM
Airdate: 10/19
Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills

FOX Sports continues its coverage of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT live from Bills Stadium as the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Buffalo Bills. THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT airs LIVE Monday, Oct. 19 (4:30 PM-CC ET live/1:30 PM-CC PT live) on FOX. (TNF-302) (n/a).

L.A.’S FINEST / 8:00PM
Episode 104 “Déjà Vu”
Airdate: 10/19
When the past finally catches up with Syd and McKenna, they must pull off a seemingly impossible mission, while leaving no trace of their own involvement. Meanwhile McKenna becomes distracted by Izzy’s strange behavior, and a ghost from Syd’s past comes back to haunt her in the all-new “Déjà Vu” episode of L.A.’S FINEST airing Monday, Oct. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (LAF-104) (TV-14 D, L, S, V).

FILTHY RICH / 9:00PM
Episode 104 “Romans 8:30”
Airdate: 10/19
As tension continues to build after the incident with the mysterious stalker, Rose offers the Monreaux home as a safe haven for Ginger and her mother, Tina. While under lockdown at the home, Tina reveals to Ginger that she knows who the mysterious stalker is, leaving Ginger uneasy and demanding answers from her mother. Meanwhile, Reverend Paul and Eric are in cahoots with investors of the Sunshine Network and Reverend Paul goes so far as to threaten Margaret, leading her to turn to unlikely allies for help in the all-new “Romans 8:30” episode of FILTHY RICH airing Monday, Oct. 19 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FIL-104) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

FOX SPORTS / 7:30PM
Airdate: 10/20
Coverage of FOX Sports’ exclusive presentation of Major League Baseball’s WORLD SERIES-GAME 1 begins live from Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas Tuesday, Oct. 20 (7:30 PM-CC ET/4:30 PM-CC PT) on FOX. (FSP-2121) (n/a)

FOX SPORTS / 7:30PM
Airdate: 10/21
Coverage of FOX Sports’ exclusive presentation of Major League Baseball’s WORLD SERIES-GAME 2 begins live from Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas Wednesday, Oct. 21 (7:30 PM-CC ET/4:30 PM-CC PT) on FOX. (FSP-2122) (n/a)

FOX SPORTS / 7:30PM
Airdate: 10/22
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles

FOX Sports continues itscoverage of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT live from Lincoln Financial Field as the New York Giants take on the Philadelphia Eagles. THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT airs LIVE Thursday, Oct. 22 (7:30 PM-CC ET live/4:30 PM-CC PT live) on FOX. (TNF-303) (n/a).

FOX SPORTS / 7:30PM
Airdate: 10/23
Coverage of FOX Sports’ exclusive presentation of Major League Baseball’s WORLD SERIES-GAME 3 begins live from Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX, Friday, Oct. 23 (7:30 PM-CC ET/4:30 PM-CC PT) on FOX. (FSP-2123) (n/a)

FOX SPORTS / 7:00PM
Airdate: 10/24
Coverage of FOX Sports’ exclusive presentation of Major League Baseball’s WORLD SERIES-GAME 4 begins live from Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX, Saturday, Oct. 24 (7:00 PM-CC ET/4:00 PM-CC PT) on FOX. (FSP-2124) (n/a)

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS / 11:00PM
Episode 301 “Ladders To The Stars”
Airdate: 10/24
Viewers are invited on an adventure spanning billions of years into the evolution of life and consciousness. Visit a 100,000-year-old laboratory, and examine the story of the change in lifestyle that radically altered human existence and the life of the heretic who found God in the book of nature, which opened our way to the stars in the “Ladders to the Stars” time period premiere episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Saturday, Oct. 24 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) on FOX. (C-301) (TV-PG D, V)



Last Man Standing to conclude with 9th season





SAVING THE BEST FOR “LAST”

“LAST MAN STANDING,” STARRING TIM ALLEN,
TO CONCLUDE WITH ITS NINTH AND FINAL SEASON,
BEGINNING THIS JANUARY ON FOX
With Hit Comedy’s Conclusion, Series Will Have Filmed 194 Episodes

The hit family comedy LAST MAN STANDING, starring Tim Allen, will conclude with its upcoming ninth and final season, to premiere this January, it was announced today by Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, for FOX Entertainment. When the series ends, it will have filmed 194 episodes in total, with its three last seasons having aired on FOX, beginning in the fall of 2018. Additional information on the upcoming final season, including its premiere date, will be announced at a later time.

LAST MAN STANDING stars Allen as Mike Baxter, a happily married father of three daughters, who usually finds himself the odd man out in a home dominated by women. In addition to Allen, the series stars Nancy Travis as Mike’s wife, Vanessa Baxter; Amanda Fuller as their oldest daughter, Kristin Baxter; Molly McCook as middle daughter Mandy Baxter-Anderson, Christoph Sanders as Mandy’s husband, Kyle Anderson; Jordan Masterson as Kristin’s husband, Ryan Vogelson; Jonathan Adams as the Baxters’ neighbor and Mike’s co-worker, Chuck Larabee; Krista Marie Yu as foreign exchange student Jen; and Hector Elizondo as Mike’s longtime business partner and Vanessa’s step-father, Ed Alzate.

“I’ve been one lucky dude to have been part of LAST MAN STANDING,” remarked series star and executive producer Tim Allen. “I so appreciate the incredible support from our fans over this near decade of work. As we approach the ninth season, I just admire and feel grateful for all the hard work our wonderful cast and crew have done. We had all considered to end the show after last season, but together with FOX, we decided to add a year so we could produce a full season to create the gentle and fun goodbye. I’m looking forward to a memorable and hilarious final season.”

“It has been an honor to be home for Tim Allen and LAST MAN STANDING,” added Thorn. “Millions of families have long enjoyed the show because, perhaps, they see themselves in the Baxters. The loyal affection they’ve shown proves just how much this series has meant to them. On behalf of everyone at FOX, a big, big thank you to LAST MAN STANDING’s brilliant cast, led by Tim, Nancy and Hector, as well as its writers and crew, headed by showrunner Kevin Abbott. We’ll be rooting them on throughout the season as they conclude what has been an impressive run.”

“Being the studio to bring national treasure Tim Allen back to television not once, but twice, was one of the great pleasures of all of our careers,” commented 20th Television President Carolyn Cassidy. “The fact that this series, created by Jack Burditt and run by Kevin Abbott, has had such longevity is a testament to its talented writing staff and crew, the deep support of two television networks and the undeniable charisma of its stars, led by Tim Allen, Nancy Travis and Hector Elizondo.”

Last season, LAST MAN STANDING averaged 9.0 million Total Viewers in Multiplatform audience, +111% from its Live + Same Day delivery. It also ranked as a Top 10 comedy and a Top Five comedy series on Thursday nights for the 19/20 season. In LAST MAN STANDING’s FOX premiere, the series posted its highest Friday rating ever and marked television’s most-watched Friday regular comedy telecast in 15 years.

LAST MAN STANDING is produced by 20th Television. The series was created by Jack Burditt. Kevin Abbott, Matt Berry, Kevin Hench, Ed Yeager, Tim Allen, Marty Adelstein, Shawn Levy, Becky Clements, Richard Baker, Rick Messina, Pat Bullard, Mike Teverbaugh, Linda Teverbaugh and John Amodeo are executive producers. Abbott serves as the series’ showrunner.



Fox Primetime Schedule Week of 10/11-10/17





THE SIMPSONS / 7:00PM
“Livin La Pura Vida”
Airdate: 10/11
Fortune Feimster Guest-Voices

The Simpsons join other Springfield families on the Van Houten’s annual trip to Costa Rica, which they obviously can’t afford. While there, Homer befriends Patty’s new girlfriend, Evelyn, and Lisa tracks down the real reason the Van Houtens can go on this trip every year in the “Livin La Pura Vida” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Oct. 11 (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-3103) (TV-14 L, V)

BOB’S BURGERS / 7:30PM
“Boys Just Wanna Have Fungus”
Airdate: 10/11
Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant Guest-Voice

Unable to afford a rare gourmet mushroom for a Burger of the Day, Bob and Gene jump into the cutthroat world of mushroom foraging. Meanwhile, Tina’s powerful new prescription glasses lead her to believe she has a superpower in the “Boys Just Wanna Have Fungus” episode of BOB’S BURGERS airing Sunday, Oct. 11 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BOB-902) (TV-PG L)

THE SIMPSONS / 8:00PM
Episode 3121 “Now Museum, Now You Don’t”
Airdate: 10/11
Lisa stays home from school to explore the wonders of Western art. She appears as Lisanardo, while Bart takes the shape of a French impressionist, Homer and Marge as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and Maggie as a warrior Cupid in the all-new “Now Museum, Now You Don’t” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Oct. 11 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-3121) (TV-PG D, L, V)

BLESS THE HARTS / 8:31PM
Episode 112 “My Best Frenda”
Airdate: 10/11
When the Ladies of Greenpoint hire Jenny to help run their gala, Jenny’s desire to fit in leads to a strain in her relationship with Brenda. Meanwhile, Betty looks into cosmetic surgery after becoming self-conscious about her age and Wayne takes Violet to his new job as a window washer in the all-new “My Best Frenda” episode of BLESS THE HARTS airing Sunday, Oct. 11 (8:31-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BHR-112) (TV-14 D, L, V)

BOB’S BURGERS / 9:00PM
Episode 1002 “Copa-Bob-Bana”
Airdate: 10/11
Bob agrees to be the temporary chef at the Fischoeders’ new nightclub. Meanwhile, the kids get a hold of a stock tank and decide to throw a pool party in the restaurant basement in the all-new “Copa-Bob-bana” episode of BOB’S BURGERS airing Sunday, Oct. 11 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BOB-1002) (TV-PG D, L, V)

FAMILY GUY / 9:30PM
Episode 1802 “Boys & Squirrels”
Airdate: 10/11
When Peter injures himself and a family of squirrels in a chainsaw accident, Chris and Stewie take in one of the injured rodents to nurse it back to health. Meanwhile, a chiropractor fixes Peter’s injury by realigning his spine – and restoring him to his “true height” of 6’5” in the all-new “Boys & Squirrels” episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, Oct. 11 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FG-1802) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

FOX SPORTS / 7:30PM
Airdate: 10/12
FOX SPORTS SPECIAL airs Monday, Oct. 12 (7:30 PM-CC ET/4:30 PM-CC PT) on FOX. (FSP-2118) (n/a)

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS / 8:00PM
Episode 305 “The Cosmic Connectome”
Airdate: 10/13
Embark on a voyage of discovery through the evolution of consciousness with stops in ancient Greece and a visit to the largest life form on Earth. This journey takes us into the poignant dream of an abandoned orphan who opened the way to our understanding of the architecture of thought and introduced a vision of a galactic network of thought in the all-new “The Cosmic Connectome” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (C-305) (TV-14)

NEXT / 9:00PM
Episode 102 “FILE #2”
Airdate: 10/13
After being mishandled by a Zava employee, the A.I. called NEXT escapes the confined servers of its home company and gains internet access. When Ethan’s bullying intensifies, he reveals that Iliza has been persuading him to seek revenge. Concerned about her son, Shea recruits Paul and her co-workers C.M., Gina and Ben to help use Ethan’s connection with Iliza to track NEXT’s possible location. Meanwhile, Paul tries to rekindle his relationship with his daughter, Abby, and grapples with the onset of his health condition in the all-new “FILE #2” episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NEX-102) (TV-14 D, L, V)

THE MASKED SINGER / 8:00PM
Episode 404 “The Group B Play Offs – Cloudy With A Chance Of Clues”
Airdate: 10/14
The celebrity contestants return for the GROUP B playoffs and their second performances of the season. Play alongside host Nick Cannon and panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke as this masked bunch of celebrity singers wearing all-new custom made costumes perform as America tries to guess who they are. The Season Four celebrity contestants combined have sold more than 281 million records worldwide, appeared in more than 5,120 episodes of television and 204 films, appeared in five Super Bowls, have four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. One singer will be unmasked in the all-new “The Group B Play Offs – Cloudy with a Chance of Clues” episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Wednesday, Oct. 14 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MS-404) (TV-PG D, L)

I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE / 9:01PM
Episode 109 “Episode 3: Nicole Scherzinger, DeRay Davis, Russell Peters, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton”
Airdate: 10/14
Hosted by Ken Jeong, permanent panelists Cheryl Hines and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton and an additional rotating panel of celebrity detectives must help one contestant tell the difference between good and bad singers, without ever hearing them sing a note. With $100,000 on the line and the celebrity panel by their side, the contestant will attempt to weed out the bad “Secret Voices” from the good, based on a series of clues, interrogation and lip synch challenges. In the end, the singer whom the contestant picks will reveal if they are good or bad in a duet performance with musical superstar Nicole Scherzinger, resulting in an amazing musical collaboration or a totally hilarious train wreck in the all-new “Episode 3: Nicole Scherzinger, DeRay Davis, Russell Peters, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton” episode of I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE airing Wednesday, Oct. 14 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (VOI-109) (TV-PG D, L)

FOX SPORTS / 7:30PM
Airdate: 10/15
Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills

FOX Sports continues its coverage of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT live from Bills Stadium as the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Buffalo Bills. THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT airs LIVE Thursday, Oct. 15 (7:30 PM-CC ET live/4:30 PM-CC PT live) on FOX. (TNF-302) (n/a).

FOX SPORTS / 8:00PM
“WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN”
Airdate: 10/16
A unique combination of edge-of-your-seat action, unpredictable drama and world-class athleticism, FOX Sports presents WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN airing Friday, Oct. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (WWE-2242) (TV-PG D, L, S, V)

THE MASKED SINGER / 8:00PM
Episode 404 “The Group B Play Offs – Cloudy With A Chance Of Clues”
Airdate: 10/17
The celebrity contestants return for the GROUP B playoffs and their second performances of the season. Play alongside host Nick Cannon and panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke as this masked bunch of celebrity singers wearing all-new custom made costumes perform as America tries to guess who they are. The Season Four celebrity contestants combined have sold more than 281 million records worldwide, appeared in more than 5,120 episodes of television and 204 films, appeared in five Super Bowls, have four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. One singer will be unmasked in the “The Group B Play Offs – Cloudy with a Chance of Clues” episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Saturday, Oct. 17 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MS-404) (TV-PG D, L)

I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE / 9:01PM
Episode 109 “Episode 3: Nicole Scherzinger, DeRay Davis, Russell Peters, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton”
Airdate: 10/17
Hosted by Ken Jeong, permanent panelists Cheryl Hines and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton and an additional rotating panel of celebrity detectives must help one contestant tell the difference between good and bad singers, without ever hearing them sing a note. With $100,000 on the line and the celebrity panel by their side, our contestant, will attempt to weed out the bad “Secret Voices” from the good, based on a series of clues, interrogation and lip synch challenges. In the end, the singer whom the contestant picks will reveal if they are good or bad in a duet performance with musical superstar Nicole Scherzinger, resulting in an amazing musical collaboration or a totally hilarious train wreck in the “Episode 3: Nicole Scherzinger, DeRay Davis, Russell Peters, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton” episode of I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE airing Saturday, Oct. 17 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (VOI-109) (TV-PG D, L)

LABOR OF LOVE / 11:00PM
Episode 108 “Sleepless In Chicago”
Airdate: 10/17
As decision day approaches, Kristy spends time with the final two men in her hometown of Chicago and introduces each of them to her family. In the end, Kristy must choose the man with whom she sees herself starting a family or continue along the road to motherhood on her own in the “Sleepless in Chicago” episode of LABOR OF LOVE airing Saturday, Oct. 17 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) on FOX. (LOL-108) (TV-14)



FOX ENTERTAINMENT ENTERS BROADCAST FIRST-LOOK DEAL WITH JOHN REQUA AND GLENN FICARRA





FOX ENTERTAINMENT ENTERS BROADCAST FIRST-LOOK DEAL WITH JOHN REQUA AND GLENN FICARRA
Emmy Award-Nominated Writing, Producing and Directing Team
to Develop Series and Direct Pilots for FOX Network

FOX Entertainment has entered into a broadcast first-look deal with Emmy Award-nominated writers, directors and producers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (NEXT, “This Is Us,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love”), it was announced today by Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment, FOX Entertainment.

Under terms of the agreement, Requa and Ficarra will develop series, as well as direct program pilots, for FOX. Greenlit programs will be owned by FOX Entertainment, and Requa and Ficarra will serve as executive producers under their Zaftig Films banner. Their production partner, Charlie Gogolak, will also executive-produce projects developed between FOX Entertainment and Zaftig Films.

Most recently, Requa and Ficarra directed the pilot and serve as executive producers on FOX’s all-new event series, NEXT, starring John Slattery, and premiering tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 6 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

“Having had the privilege to witness first-hand John and Glenn’s brilliant approach to harnessing the creative process and bringing compelling television to life on ‘This Is Us’ and, most recently, our new drama, NEXT, Charlie Collier and I always kept our eyes on the opportunity to build on our budding relationship with them,” said Thorn. “John and Glenn joining FOX Entertainment’s growing portfolio of talent further illustrates the value of our strategy to create innovative models that highlight our independent position in the market and empower our partners to do their best work.”

Added Requa and Ficarra, “We are over the moon to be in business with Charlie Collier, Michael Thorn and Charlie Andrews in this latest iteration of our continuing creative partnership. Their encouragement, support and trust have inspired us as writers and producers, and we thank them for the chance to work in an entirely new way – directly with the network and with an incredible amount of artistic freedom. Unfortunately, along with our producing partner Charlie Gogolak, emails will be eternally confusing with too many Charlies…”

Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are screenwriters (“Bad Santa,” “Jungle Cruise”) and directors (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “Focus,” “Whisky Tango Foxtrot”). They were nominated for a WGA Award for their debut film, “I Love You Phillip Morris,” and serve as directors and executive producers on the television shows “This Is Us” and NEXT. Recent credits, under their banner, Zaftig Films, include “Smallfoot,” “The Sinner” and “Patriot.”

Requa and Ficarra join a growing list of creators who are working with FOX Entertainment, including Denis Leary, Dan Harmon, Jeff Davis, Kyle Killen, Jermaine Fowler and Sarah Watson, who wrote and is executive-producing FOX’s UNTITLED FILM RE-ENACTMENT PROJECT pilot from Warner Bros. Television, Amblin TV and FOX Entertainment.

About FOX Entertainment
A division of Fox Corporation, FOX Entertainment’s 30-year legacy of innovative, hit programming includes 9-1-1, 9-1-1: LONE STAR, THE MASKED SINGER, LEGO MASTERS, PRODIGAL SON, LAST MAN STANDING, “Empire,” “24,” “The X-Files” and “American Idol.” Delivering high-quality scripted, non-scripted and live content, FOX Entertainment’s broadcast network airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week, as well as major sports. FOX won the 2019-2020 broadcast season for the first time in eight years and is the only major network to post year-over-year growth in the demo and among Total Viewers.




Fox Primetime Schedule Week of 10/4-10/10





I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE / 7:00PM
“Episode 1: Nick Lachey, Kelly Osbourne, Arsenio Hall, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton”
Airdate: 10/4
Host Ken Jeong introduces the all-new musical guessing game: I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE. Joining Jeong are permanent panelists Cheryl Hines and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton and an additional rotating panel of celebrity detectives, comprised of comedians, pop culture experts and a musical superstar to help one contestant tell the difference between good and bad singers, without ever hearing them sing a note. With $100,000 on the line and the celebrity panel by their side, our contestant, will attempt to weed out the bad “Secret Voices” from the good, based on a series of clues, interrogation and lip synch challenges. In the end, the singer whom the contestant picks will reveal if they are good or bad in a duet performance with musical superstar Nick Lachey, resulting in an amazing musical collaboration or a totally hilarious train wreck in the encore of the “Episode 1: Nick Lachey, Kelly Osbourne, Arsenio Hall, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton” series premiere episode of I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE airing Sunday, Oct. 4 (7:00-8:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (VOI-108) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

THE SIMPSONS / 8:00PM
Episode 3118 “I, Carumbus”
Airdate: 10/4
Michael Palin (Monty Python) Guest-Voices

Marge and Homer get into an argument about Homer’s lack of ambition in the Rome exhibit of a museum. They imagine an ancient Rome version of what would happen if Homer was more ambitious in his career in the all-new “I, Carumbus”episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Oct. 4 (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-3118) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

BLESS THE HARTS / 8:31PM
Episode 111 “The Last Supper”
Airdate: 10/4
When a chain restaurant called Lord Lobster moves into a new location right off the highway, Greenpoint and The Last Supper fear they are in danger of financial ruin. After deciding to film a commercial showing off the best that Greenpoint has to offer, Jenny becomes frustrated with her fellow residents behavior in front of the camera in the all-new “The Last Supper” episode of BLESS THE HARTS airing Sunday, Oct. 4 (8:31-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BHR-111) (TV-14 L, S, V)

BOB’S BURGERS / 9:00PM
Episode 923 “Worms Of In-Rear-Ment”
Airdate: 10/4
Linda tries to take her family to the symphony on free admission night, but her efforts are thwarted by a pinworm epidemic in the all-new “Worms of In-Rear-Ment” episode of BOB’S BURGERS airing Sunday, Oct. 4 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BOB-923) (TV-PG D, L)

FAMILY GUY / 9:30PM
Episode 1720 “The Talented Mr. Stewie”
Airdate: 10/4
Stewie “breaks up with” Rupert after learning that he used to belong to Chris. Unable to get over his feelings of betrayal, Stewie decides to take action in the all-new “The Talented Mr. Stewie” episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, Oct. 4 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FG-1720) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

L.A.’S FINEST / 8:00PM
Episode 103 “Con Air”
Airdate: 10/5
When a body mysteriously falls out of the sky onto a busy Los Angeles street, the detectives are left to piece together clues of where the body came from. Meanwhile, McKenna’s past starts to catch up with her in the all-new “Con Air” episode of L.A.’S FINEST airing Monday, Oct. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (LAF-103) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

FILTHY RICH / 9:00PM
Episode 103 “Psalm 25:3”
Airdate: 10/5
After Ginger’s live baptism on the Sunshine Network causes an uproar among fans, Margaret invites her to appear on “Wings of a Dove” again to discuss her actions. Meanwhile, after being exposed on live television, Jason’s lies are starting to catch up with him, and Ginger asks for Margaret’s help when her mom and workers are being stalked by a strange man in the all-new “Psalm 25:3” episode of FILTHY RICH airing Monday, Oct. 5 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FIL-103) (TV-14 D, L, S)

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS / 8:00PM
Episode 304 “Vavilov”
Airdate: 10/6
In the first half of the 20th century, pioneering geneticist Nikolai Vavilov traveled five continents to assemble a treasury of the world’s seeds. He dreamed that science could be the means to end hunger, and his refusal to tell a scientific lie cost him his life. Witness the heroism of his colleagues and its direct impact on our lives in one of the most stirring stories in the history of science in the all-new “Vavilov” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Oct. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (C-304) (TV-14 V)

NEXT / 9:00PM
Episode 101 “FILE #1”
Airdate: 10/6
Silicon Valley pioneer PAUL LEBLANC (Emmy Award nominee John Slattery, “Mad Men”) built a fortune and legacy on the world-changing innovations he dreamed up. After discovering that one of his own creations – a powerful artificial intelligence called NEXT – might spell doom for humankind, Paul tried to shutter the project, only to be kicked out of the company by his own brother, TED LEBLANC (Jason Butler Harner, “Ozark”). When a series of unsettling tech mishaps points to a potential worldwide crisis, Paul joins forces with Special Agent SHEA SALAZAR (Fernanda Andrade, “The First,” “Here and Now”). Meanwhile, Paul juggles his health and family life; Shea also focuses on a high-profile case; and Shea’s husband TY (Geraldo Celasco, “How to Get Away with Murder,” “The Haves and the Have Nots”) manages their son’s (Evan Whitten, THE RESIDENT, “Mr. Robot”) alarmingly close relationship with their “smart home assistant,” Iliza, as he experiences bullying at school in the all-new “FILE #1” series premiere episode of NEXT airing Tuesday, Oct. 6 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NEX-101) (TV-14 D, L, V)

THE MASKED SINGER / 8:00PM
Episode 403 “The Group A Play Offs – Famous Masked Words”
Airdate: 10/7
The celebrity contestants return for the GROUP A playoffs and their second performances of the season. Play alongside host Nick Cannon and panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke as this masked bunch of celebrity singers wearing all-new custom made costumes perform as America tries to guess who they are. The Season Four celebrity contestants combined have sold more than 281 million records worldwide, appeared in more than 5,120 episodes of television and 204 films, appeared in five Super Bowls, have four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. One singer will be unmasked in the all-new “The Group A Play Offs – Famous Masked Words” episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Wednesday, Oct. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MS-403) (TV-PG D, L, V)

NEWS SPECIAL / 9:00PM
“FOX DEMOCRACY 2020: VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE”
Airdate: 10/7
Moderated by Susan Page (USA Today) Bill Hemmer anchors Fox Democracy 2020 coverage of the Vice Presidential Debate from Salt Lake City, UT. Tune in to FOX DEMOCRACY 2020: VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE, moderated by Susan Page (USA Today), airing Wednesday, Oct. 7 (9:00-10:30 PM live ET / 6:00-7:30 PM live PT) on FOX. (SP-2105) (n/a)

FOX SPORTS / 7:30PM
Airdate: 10/8
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears

FOX Sports kicks off itscoverage of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT live from Soldier Field as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Chicago Bears. THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT airs LIVE Thursday, Oct. 8 (7:30 PM-CC ET live/4:30 PM-CC PT live) on FOX. (TNF-301) (n/a).

FOX SPORTS / 8:00PM
“WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN”
Airdate: 10/9
A unique combination of edge-of-your-seat action, unpredictable drama and world-class athleticism, FOX Sports presents WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN airing Friday, Oct. 9 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (WWE-2241) (TV-PG D, L, S, V)

THE MASKED SINGER / 8:00PM
Episode 403 “The Group A Play Offs – Famous Masked Words”
Airdate: 10/10
The celebrity contestants return for the GROUP A playoffs and their second performances of the season. Play alongside host Nick Cannon and panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke as this masked bunch of celebrity singers wearing all-new custom made costumes perform as America tries to guess who they are. The Season Four celebrity contestants combined have sold more than 281 million records worldwide, appeared in more than 5,120 episodes of television and 204 films, appeared in five Super Bowls, have four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. One singer will be unmasked in the “The Group A Play Offs – Famous Masked Words” episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Saturday, Oct. 10 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MS-403) (TV-PG D, L)

I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE / 9:01PM
“Episode 1: Nick Lachey, Kelly Osbourne, Arsenio Hall, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton”
Airdate: 10/10
A night of suspense and guessing continues with host Ken Jeong, in an encore of the series premiere of I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE. Joining Jeong are permanent panelists Cheryl Hines and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton and an additional rotating panel of celebrity detectives, comprised of comedians, pop culture experts and a musical superstar to help one contestant tell the difference between good and bad singers, without ever hearing them sing a note. With $100,000 on the line and the celebrity panel by their side, our contestant, will attempt to weed out the bad “Secret Voices” from the good, based on a series of clues, interrogation and lip synch challenges. In the end, the singer whom the contestant picks will reveal if they are good or bad in a duet performance with musical superstar Nick Lachey, resulting in an amazing musical collaboration or a totally hilarious train wreck in the “Episode 1: Nick Lachey, Kelly Osbourne, Arsenio Hall, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton” episode of I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE airing Saturday, Oct. 10 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (VOI-108) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

LABOR OF LOVE / 11:00PM
Episode 107 “There’s Something About Kristy”
Airdate: 10/10
Kristy travels to the hometowns of the final three men in order to get a closer look at what her future could be like with each of them. Upon regrouping in Chicago, she must narrow it down to her final two, causing a heartbreaking elimination in the “There’s Something about Kristy” episode of LABOR OF LOVE airing Saturday, Oct. 10 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) on FOX. (LOL-107) (TV-14 D, L)



Fox Primetime Schedule Week of 9/27-10/3





THE SIMPSONS / 8:00PM
Episode 3119 “Undercover Burns”
Airdate: 9/27
David Harbour and Phil Rosenthal Guest-Voice

Mr. Burns goes undercover as “Fred” at the nuclear power plant and becomes friends with Homer and the gang. Burns implements all sorts of amenities to improve his employees’ lives, but a jealous Smithers plots to bring the old, bitter Burns back and destroy Fred in the all-new “Undercover Burns” season premiere episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Sept. 27 (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-3119) (TV-PG L, V)

BLESS THE HARTS / 8:31PM
Episode 201 “Violet’s Secret”
Airdate: 9/27
Jenny and Betty secretly follow Violet, after becoming paranoid that she’s making the same bad decisions they did as teenagers. Meanwhile, Wayne gets sued by Bobbie Nell in the all-new “Violet’s Secret” season premiere episode of BLESS THE HARTS airing Sunday, Sept. 27 (8:31-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BHR-201) (TV-14 D, L, V)

BOB’S BURGERS / 9:00PM
Episode 1001 “Dream A Little Bob Of Bob”
Airdate: 9/27
Bob goes on an epic quest to find a misplaced lock box key. Tina attempts to learn a hand-slapping song that everyone can do – but her – in the all-new “Dream A Little Bob of Bob” season premiere episode of BOB’S BURGERS airing Sunday, Sept. 27 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BOB-1001) (TV-PG D, L)

FAMILY GUY / 9:30PM
Episode 1719 “Stewie’s First Word”
Airdate: 9/27
Stewie finally says his first word, and it’s a swear. When Lois is shunned by the other moms, she tries to figure out where Stewie could have possibly learned it in the all-new “Stewie’s First Word” season premiere and milestone 350th episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, Sept. 27 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FG-1719) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

L.A.’S FINEST / 8:00PM
Episode 102 “Defiance”
Airdate: 9/28
When a young woman’s murder is livestreamed on social media, Syd and McKenna must find the killer before he strikes again. Meanwhile, McKenna’s past collides with Syd’s search for Gabriel Knox in the all-new “Defiance” episode of L.A.’S FINEST airing Monday, Sept. 28 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (LAF-102) (TV-14 D, L, V)

FILTHY RICH / 9:00PM
Episode 102 “John 3:3”
Airdate: 9/28
With no choice but to accept Eugene’s illegitimate children, Margaret finds a way to capitalize on this surprise revelation for the benefit of herself and Sunny Club. Meanwhile, Margaret puts Eric in charge of the charitable arm of the company and Rose finds out the shocking truth about Jason in the all-new “John 3:3” episode of FILTHY RICH airing Monday, Sept. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FIL-102) (TV-14 D, L, S)

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS / 8:00PM
Episode 303 “Lost City Of Life”
Airdate: 9/29
Discover a new vision of genesis at the bottom of the blood-red sea of the infant Earth and the story of the man who found the first clues to life’s beginnings in a green jewel. As he searched for the origins of life, he risked his own, daring to toy with his Nazi tormentors in the all-new “Lost City of Life” episode of COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS airing Tuesday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (C-303) (TV-14)

NEWS SPECIAL / 9:00PM
“DEMOCRACY 2020: FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE”
Airdate: 9/29
Moderated By Chris Wallace Bill Hemmer anchors Fox Democracy 2020 coverage of the first Presidential Debate from Cleveland, Ohio. Tune in to DEMOCRACY 2020: FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE, moderated by Chris Wallace, airing Tuesday, Sept. 29 (9:00-10:30 PM live ET/ 6:00-7:30 PM live PT) on FOX. (SP-2103) (n/a)

THE MASKED SINGER / 8:00PM
Episode 402 “The Group B Premiere – Six More Masks”
Airdate: 9/30
Meet the all-new celebrity contestants in GROUP B! Play alongside host Nick Cannon and panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke as a brand-new masked bunch of celebrity singers wearing all-new custom made costumes perform as America tries to guess who they are. The Season Four celebrity contestants combined have sold more than 281 million records worldwide, appeared in more than 5,120 episodes of television and 204 films, appeared in five Super Bowls, have four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. One singer will be unmasked in the all-new “The Group B Premiere – Six More Masks” episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Wednesday, Sept. 30 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MS-402) (TV-PG D, L)

I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE / 9:01PM
“Episode 2: Jordin Sparks, Niecy Nash, Jay Pharoah, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton”
Airdate: 9/30
Hosted by Ken Jeong, permanent panelists Cheryl Hines and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton and an additional rotating panel of celebrity detectives, must help one contestant tell the difference between good and bad singers, without ever hearing them sing a note. With $100,000 on the line and the celebrity panel by their side, our contestant, will attempt to weed out the bad “Secret Voices” from the good, based on a series of clues, interrogation and lip synch challenges. In the end, the singer whom the contestant picks will reveal if they are good or bad in a duet performance with musical superstar, Jordin Sparks, resulting in an amazing musical collaboration or a totally hilarious train wreck in the all-new “Episode 2: Jordin Sparks, Niecy Nash, Jay Pharoah, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton” episode of I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE airing Wednesday, Sept. 30 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (VOI-104) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

THE MASKED SINGER / 8:00PM
Episode 401 “The Season Premiere – The Masks Return”
Airdate: 10/1
America’s favorite guessing game is back for its fourth season! Cast your votes and play alongside host Nick Cannon and panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke in the Season Four premiere of THE MASKED SINGER. A brand-new masked bunch of celebrity singers wearing all-new custom-made costumes will perform as America tries to guess who they are. The Season Four celebrity contestants combined have sold more than 281 million records worldwide, appeared in more than 5,120 episodes of television and 204 films, appeared in five Super Bowls, have four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. One singer will be unmasked in the special encore of the “The Season Premiere – The Masks Return” season premiere episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Thursday, Oct. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MS-401) (TV-PG L)

LET’S BE REAL / 9:00PM
Airdate: 10/1
Executive-Produced by Robert Smigel (“Triumph the Insult Comic Dog”)

LET’S BE REAL, an all-new election-themed puppet special executive-produced by Robert Smigel (“Triumph the Insult Comic Dog”), will cover politics, pop culture and the 2020 election through topical sketches featuring puppets, celebrity cameos and remote pieces. The all-new FOX Special LET’S BE REAL airs Thursday, Oct. 1 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SP-2104) (TBD)

FAMILY GUY / 9:30PM
“Disney’s The Reboot”
Airdate: 10/1
In a special “meta” episode of FAMILY GUY, the network decides that it’s time to explore some unique ways to reboot the series. When three versions of the reboots are shown to a focus group, the feedback takes some surprising turns in the “Disney’s The Reboot” episode of FAMILY GUY airing Thursday, Oct. 1 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FG-1702) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

FOX SPORTS / 8:00PM
“WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN”
Airdate: 10/2
A unique combination of edge-of-your-seat action, unpredictable drama and world-class athleticism, FOX Sports presents WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN airing Friday, Oct. 2 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (WWE-2240) (TV-PG D, L, S, V)

THE MASKED SINGER / 8:00PM
Episode 402 “The Group B Premiere – Six More Masks”
Airdate: 10/3
Meet the all-new celebrity contestants in GROUP B! Play alongside host Nick Cannon and panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke as a brand new masked bunch of celebrity singers wearing all-new custom made costumes perform as America tries to guess who they are! The Season Four celebrity contestants combined have sold more than 281 million records worldwide, appeared in more than 5,120 episodes of television and 204 films, appeared in five Super Bowls, have four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. One singer will be unmasked in the “The Group B Premiere – Six More Masks” episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Saturday, Oct. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MS-402) (TV-PG D, L)

I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE / 9:01PM
“Episode 2: Jordin Sparks, Niecy Nash, Jay Pharoah, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton”
Airdate: 10/3
Host Ken Jeong, permanent panelists Cheryl Hines and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton and an additional rotating panel of celebrity detectives must help one contestant tell the difference between good and bad singers, without ever hearing them sing a note. With $100,000 on the line and the celebrity panel by his/her side, the contestant will attempt to weed out the bad “Secret Voices” from the good, based on a series of clues, interrogation and lip synch challenges. In the end, the singer whom the contestant picks will reveal if they are good or bad in a duet performance with musical superstar Jordin Sparks, resulting in an amazing musical collaboration or a totally hilarious train wreck in the “Episode 2: Jordin Sparks, Niecy Nash, Jay Pharoah, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Houghton” episode of I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE airing Saturday, Oct. 3 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (VOI-104) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

LABOR OF LOVE / 11:00PM
Episode 106 “You’ve Got Babies”
Airdate: 10/3
With only five men remaining, Kristy and the hopeful fathers-to-be are put to the ultimate parenting test when they receive baby simulators to test their skills. Kristy is also given the opportunity to spend more time with each of the men one-on-one before deciding which hometowns she’ll be visiting in the “You’ve Got Babies” episode of LABOR OF LOVE airing Saturday, Oct. 3 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) on FOX. (LOL-106) (TV-14 L)



“Bob’s Burgers” and “Family Guy” Receive Two-Season Pickups





“Bob’s Burgers” and “Family Guy” Receive Two-Season Pickups
The aforementioned renewals will extend both series through 2023.
[via press release from FOX]
HOT FROM FOX…

“BOB’S BURGERS” AND “FAMILY GUY” RECEIVE TWO-SEASON PICKUPS

Emmy Award-Winning BOB’S BURGERS Renewed for 12th and 13th Broadcast Seasons; Emmy Award-Winning FAMILY GUY Renewed for 19th and 20th Broadcast Seasons

ANIMATION DOMINATION Premieres with All-New Episodes, Beginning this Sunday, September 27 on FOX

FOX has renewed BOB’S BURGERS for the 12th and 13th broadcast seasons of the Emmy Award-winning animated series, and renewed FAMILY GUY for its 19th and 20th broadcast seasons, carrying both series through 2023.

“FAMILY GUY and BOB’S BURGERS are key pillars of our network’s success. By taking the genre to new heights and driving pop culture in meaningful ways, they’ve laid the foundation for making ANIMATION DOMINATION one of the most powerful program blocks in all of television,” said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, for FOX Entertainment. “Both of these two-season renewals affirm once again our commitment to animation and empower us to continue in our build as the leader in the space with distinct and fresh new comedies. We’d like to thank Seth, Loren and their entire teams, not to mention our partners at 20th Television, and we’re excited to continue these great shows with them.”

This Sunday, Sept. 27 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX, BOB’S BURGERS returns for an 11th season. The series follows BOB (H. Jon Benjamin) and his ever-quirky family who together run the restaurant Bob’s Burgers. Including its 2020 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Animated Program, the series has been nominated for the past seven consecutive years and won twice, in 2014 and 2017. The series also was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award and an Annie Award this year. Bento Box Entertainment serves as the animation studio on BOB’S BURGERS.

Entering its 18th season this Sunday (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), FAMILY GUY premieres with its milestone 350th episode. The series continues to entertain its die-hard fan base with razor-sharp humor, spot-on parodies, spectacular animation and orchestra-backed original music. Since its debut in 1999, the series has reached cult status among fans, and its breakout star, a talking baby, has become one of the greatest TV characters of all time. FAMILY GUY has racked up numerous awards, including an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series, only the second animated series in television history to be honored with such a distinction. Most recently, series creator and lead voice actor Seth MacFarlane (voices of “Peter Griffin,” “Stewie Griffin,” “Brian Griffin” and “Quagmire”) won the 2019 Emmy Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance. Cast member Alex Borstein (voice of “Lois Griffin”) won the 2018 Emmy Award in the category. MacFarlane also was nominated that year. He won the 2017 and 2016 Emmy Award in the category, and was nominated from 2013 to 2015.

BOB’S BURGERS is a 20th Television production. The series was created and is executive-produced by Loren Bouchard and Jim Dauterive. Nora Smith, Dan Fybel, Rich Rinaldi, Greg Thompson and Jon Schroeder also serve as executive producers. Bouchard and Smith are showrunners for the upcoming season. Bento Box Entertainment produces the animation. “Like” BOB’S BURGERS on Facebook at facebook.com/BobsBurgers. Follow the series on Twitter @BobsBurgersFOX and join the discussion using #BobsBurgers. See photos and videos on Google+ by following +BobsBurgersFox.

FAMILY GUY is a 20th Television production. Seth MacFarlane is creator and executive producer. Rich Appel and Alec Sulkin serve as executive producers and showrunners, while Steve Callaghan, Tom Devanney, Danny Smith, Kara Vallow, Mark Hentemann and Patrick Meighan are executive producers. “Like” FAMILY GUY on Facebook at FamilyGuy. Follow the series on Twitter @FamilyGuyonFOX and join the discussion using #FamilyGuy.