Broadcast TV has seen some muted ups and downs in the 2015-2016 season, though no official cancellations have taken place. Still, change is all around for FOX in 2016, banishing Sleepy Hollow to Fridays, while slotting in premieres for DC’s Lucifer, New Girl, and American Idol’s final bow.

While Sleepy Hollow’s move to Fridays from a Thursday perch isn’t quite the death sentence of years past, FOX’s winter 2016 schedule also notably leaves off Minority Report, a vague assurance of its cancellation. Elsewhere, Brooklyn Nine-Nine will move to Tuesdays alongside the return of New Girl, while Lucifer will join The X-Files on Monday, and American Idol begins its final season on Wednedsay, January 6.

Also amusingly worth noting, FOX has again changed the name of its Frankenstein-esque resurrection procedural to Second Chance, having previously altered the original Frankenstein Code name to Lookinglass. Via Entertainment Weekly, so reads the full schedule:


(Times for All-New Episodes are ET/PT Except as Noted)

Sunday, Jan. 3:

8:00-8:30 PM                                      THE SIMPSONS (Winter Return)

8:30-9:00 PM                                      COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE (Series Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM                                      FAMILY GUY (Winter Return)

9:30-10:00 PM                                    BORDERTOWN (Series Premiere)

Monday, Jan. 4

8:00-10:00 PM                                    SUPERHUMAN (Two-Hour Special)

Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 5:

8:00-8:30 PM                                      NEW GIRL (Season Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM                                      GRANDFATHERED (Time Period Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM                                      BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Time Period Premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM                                    THE GRINDER (Time Period Premiere)

Wednesday, Jan. 6:               

8:00-10:00 PM                                    AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part One)

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 7:

8:00-10:00 PM                                    AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part Two)

Friday, Jan. 8:

8:00-10:00 PM                                    MASTERCHEF JUNIOR

(Winter Return/Special Two-Hour Episode)

Sundays, beginning Jan. 10:

7:30-8:00 PM                                      BOB’S BURGERS (Winter Return)

8:00-8:30 PM                                      THE SIMPSONS

8:30-9:00 PM                                      COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE

9:00-9:30 PM                                      FAMILY GUY

9:30-10:00 PM                                    BORDERTOWN

Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 13:

8:00-9:00 PM                                      AMERICAN IDOL (Time Period Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                                    SECOND CHANCE (Series Premiere)

Fridays, beginning Jan. 15:

8:00-9:00 PM                                      MASTERCHEF JUNIOR

9:00-10:00 PM                                    HELL’S KITCHEN (Season Premiere)

Sunday, Jan. 24

10:00-11:00 PM ET/                           THE X-FILES (Season Premiere, Part One)

7:00-8:00 PM PT

Mondays, beginning Jan. 25

8:00-9:00 PM                                      THE X-FILES (Season Premiere, Part Two)

9:00-10:00 PM                                    LUCIFER (Series Premiere)

Sunday, Jan. 31

7:00-10:00 ET Live/                            GREASE: LIVE

PT tape-delayed

Fridays, beginning Feb. 5

8:00-9:00 PM                                      SLEEPY HOLLOW (Time Period / Spring Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                                    HELL’S KITCHEN

Mondays, beginning Feb. 29

8:00-9:00 PM                                      GOTHAM (Spring Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                                    LUCIFER

Wednesdays, beginning March 2

8:00-9:00 PM                                      ROSEWOOD (Spring Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                                    SECOND CHANCE

Wednesdays, beginning March 30

8:00-9:00 PM                                      ROSEWOOD

9:00-10:00 PM                                    EMPIRE (Spring Premiere)

Well, which of FOX’s 2016 offerings should we be most interested in staking out?

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