The Return of Cookie: Here Are the Premiere Dates for Fox’s Fall Shows, Including ‘Empire’


It’s just now about to be summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start getting excited for fall. You know, with the leaves, and the pumpkin spice everything, and the sweaters, and the coffee and, ah, the romance of it all. And the TV, just the greatest TV. Huge amount of TV. When it’s too chilly to go for a nice riverside walk, smoking a pipe and smelling the world, what is there to do but to watch TV? Nothing, that’s what! This is definitely, without a doubt, the reason that TV premieres occur in the fall. We’ll probably be hearing of all the premieres in the next few weeks, but for now, here’s what Fox has in store for us, and it includes New Girl, Empire, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and the second season of Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens, which is a show I’d forgotten about. You know what that means? Cookie is back!

Check out the full schedule below.

Monday, September 19

8 p.m. Gotham (Season Three Premiere)

9 p.m. Lucifer (Season Two Premiere)

Tuesday, September 20

8 p.m. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season Four Premiere)

8:30 p.m. New Girl (Season Six Premiere)

9 p.m. Scream Queens (Season Two Premiere)

Wednesday, September 21

8 p.m. Lethal Weapon (Series Premiere)

9 p.m. Empire (Season Three Premiere)

Thursday, September 22

8 p.m. Rosewood (Season Two Premiere)

9 p.m. Pitch (Series Premiere)

Friday, September 23

8 p.m. Hell’s Kitchen (Season 16 Premiere)

9 p.m. The Exorcist (Series Premiere)

Sunday, September 25

7:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (Season Seven Premiere)

8 p.m. The Simpsons (Season 28 Premiere)

8:30 p.m. Son of Zorn (Series Premiere)

9:00 p.m. Family Guy (Season 14 Premiere)

9:30 p.m. The Last Man on Earth (Season Three Premiere)