Fox has announced the premiere dates for its fall 2018 lineup, including The Gifted and Lethal Weapon.
Set in the same cinematic universe as the X-Men films, The Gifted returns for its second season Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The Season 1 finale heavily teased the involvement of the Hellfire Club, with Empire actress Grace Byers cast as Reeva, better known to comic readers as the Black Queen. With filming under way Atlanta, the series looks to raise the stakes for its sophomore season.
Also returning on Sept. 25 is Lethal Weapon, with its Season 3 premiere scheduled at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The adaptation of the popular film franchise of the same name has seen plenty of behind-the-scenes drama, with star Clayne Crawford fired for hostile on-set behavior ahead of the third season renewal. He is replaced by actor Seann William Scott, who is expected to play a new character, possibly Martin Riggs' brother.
Rounding out the network's September schedule announcement, The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers and Family Guy will return as part of Fox's Animation Domination programming block on Sunday, Sept. 30, beginning at 8 p.m.
In April, The Simpsons overtook the classic TV Western series Gunsmoke to become to the longest-running scripted primetime television program in history. This upcoming season will launch the animated series 30th season, while Bob's Burgers begins its ninth season, and Family Guy begins its 16th.
Here's Fox's fall 2018 schedule:
Sunday, Sept. 9, Immediately Following NFL ON FOX Doubleheader8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT REL (Special Preview)Sunday, Sept. 23, Immediately Following NFL ON FOX Doubleheader8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT 9-1-1 (Special Season Two Premiere, Part 1)Monday, Sept. 248:00-9:00 PM THE RESIDENT (Season Two Premiere)9:00-10:00 PM 9-1-1 (Special Season Two Premiere, Part 2)Tuesday, Sept. 258:00-9:00 PM THE GIFTED (Season Two Premiere)9:00-10:00 PM LETHAL WEAPON (Season Three Premiere)Wednesday, Sept. 268:00-9:00 PM EMPIRE (Season Five Premiere)9:00-10:00 PM STAR (Season Three Premiere)Thursday, Sept. 277:30 PM-CC ET live/4:30 PM-CC PT live THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (FOX Sports Premiere)Friday, Sept. 288:00-8:30 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. 308:00-8:30 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)