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Fox Announces Midseason Programming Schedule

Six New Series Will Populate the Line-Up

Fox has announced its programming plans for midseason, which will consist of six new series and changes on five nights of the week (excluding Friday and Saturday). The upcoming series are live action comedy “Outmatched,” animated “Duncanville,” dramas “9-1-1: Lone Star” and “Deputy,” and non-scripted “Flirty Dancing” and “LEGO Masters.”

The schedule appears below (with new shows in bold), the the new program descriptions follow:

Sunday, Dec. 29:
8:00 p.m. “Flirty Dancing” (preview)
9:00 p.m. “Bless The Harts” (encore)
9:30 p.m. “Family Guy” (encore)

Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 1:             
8:00 p.m. “Flirty Dancing” (series premiere)  
9:00 p.m. “Almost Family” (Winter premiere)

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 2:
8:00 p.m. “Last Man Standing” (season premiere)                      
8:30 p.m. “Last Man Standing”
9:00 p.m. “Deputy” (series premiere)
Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 7:
8:00 p.m. “The Resident” (Winter premiere)
9:00 p.m. “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours To Hell and Back” (season premiere)   

Sunday, Jan. 19:
10 p.m. “9-1-1: Lone Star” (Series premiere, part 1)
Mondays, beginning Jan. 20:
8:00 p.m. “9-1-1: Lone Star” (Series premiere, part. 2)
9:00 p.m. “Prodigal Son” (Winter premiere)

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 23:
8:00 p.m. “Last Man Standing”
8:30 p.m. “Outmatched” (series premiere)                        
9:00 p.m. “Deputy”

Sunday, Feb. 2:
10:30 p.m. “The Masked Singer” (Season premiere, 70-minutes)
Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 5:              
8:00 p.m. “The Masked Singer”
9:00 p.m. “LEGO Masters” (series premiere)

Sundays, beginning Feb. 16:
7:00 p.m. “The Simpsons” (encore)
7:30 p.m. “Bob’s Burgers” (encore)
8:00 p.m. “The Simpsons”
8:30 p.m. “Duncanville” (Series premiere)
9:00 p.m. “Bob’s Burgers”
9:30 p.m. “Family Guy”

New Series Descriptions


“Duncanville” is an animated family comedy centered around a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy, and the people in his world. Poehler voices the series’ two leading characters, Duncan and his mother, Annie. The series also features the voices of Emmy Award winner Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”), Emmy Award nominee Riki Lindhome (“Garfunkel and Oates: Trying to be Special,” “Another Period”), Betsy Sodaro (“Another Period,” “Disjointed”), Yassir Lester (“Making History”) and Zach Cherry (“You,” “Crashing”), as well as guest voices Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation,” “Angie Tribeca”) and Wiz Khalifa (“American Dad!,” “BoJack Horseman”).

From writer/executive producer Lon Zimmet (“LA to Vegas”), and starring Jason Biggs (“Orange Is the New Black,” the “American Pie” franchise) and Maggie Lawson (“Lethal Weapon,” “Psych”), “Outmatched” is a multi-camera family comedy about a blue-collar couple in Atlantic City trying to raise four kids – three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses.

The series also stars Tisha Campbell (“Dr. Ken,” “My Wife and Kids”), Jack Stanton (“The Mick”), Connor Kalopsis (“The Grinder”), Ashley Boettcher (“Lost in Oz”) and Oakley Bull (“Beautiful Boy”).


“9-1-1: Lone Star”
Nearly 20 years ago, Owen Strand ( Rob Lowe, “Parks
and Recreation,” “The West Wing”) was the lone survivor of his Manhattan firehouse on 9/11. In the wake of the attack, Owen had the unenviable task of rebuilding his station. After a similar tragedy happens to a firehouse in Austin, Owen, along with his troubled firefighter son, T.K. (Ronen Rubinstein, “Dead of Summer”), takes his progressive philosophies of life and firefighting down to Texas, where he helps them start anew. On the surface, Owen is all about big-city style and swagger, but underneath he struggles with a secret he hides from the world – one that could very well end his life.

The series also stars Liv Tyler (“The Leftovers”), Sierra McClain (“Mindhunter”), Jim Parrack (“The Deuce,” “True Blood”), Natacha Karam (“The Brave”), Brian Michael Smith (“Queen Sugar”), newcomer Rafael Silva and Julian Works (“American Crime”).

“Deputy” brings the spirit of a classic Western and a gritty authenticity to the modern cop drama. When the Los Angeles County’s Sheriff dies, an arcane rule forged back in the Wild West thrusts the most unlikely man into the job: a fifth-generation lawman (Stephen Dorff, “True Detective”), more comfortable taking down bad guys than navigating a sea of politics, who won’t rest until justice is served.

“Deputy” also stars Yara Martinez (“Jane the Virgin,” “The Tick”), Brian Van Holt (“Cougar Town”), Danielle Moné Truitt (“Snowfall”), Bex Taylor-Klaus (“13 Reasons Why”), Shane Paul McGhie (“Unbelievable”) and Mark Moses (“Desperate Housewives”).


“Flirty Masters”
In the show, hosted by actress, producer and dancer Jenna Dewan, complete strangers are taught a dance routine, then meet for the first time on a blind date at a breathtaking location, as they dance together without saying a word. Singles will perform a different choreographed dance with each of two potential love interests, before choosing the one with whom he/she has the strongest connection. Will it be love at first dance?

“LEGO Masters”
Based on the British reality- competition series of the same name, “LEGO Masters” brings imagination, design and creativity to life when teams of LEGO enthusiasts go head-to-head, with infinite possibilities and an unlimited supply of LEGO bricks. Teams of two will compete against each other in ambitious brick-building challenges to be crowned the country’s most talented amateur LEGO builders. In each episode, the competing pairs who most impress the judges will progress to the next round, until the finale, during which the top teams will face off for a cash prize, the ultimate LEGO trophy and the grand title of LEGO MASTERS.