According to Deadline, the reason for the move is to accommodate the launch of the brand new Seth MacFarlane-led sci-fi series The Orville, which will debut with a special two-night premiere on September 10 and September 17. Both episodes follow NFL doubleheaders, so to prevent an 11-day gap between the second Sunday airing and the new Thursday night time slot debut of Gotham, the network did some last-minute shuffling to its schedule.
Gotham’s origin story continues to unfold, and as the show enters its fourth season, the stakes will be higher than ever! With the Court of Owls decimated, the aftermath of the Tetch virus crippling the city, and every (surviving) villain in Gotham’s underworld jockeying for power, Jim Gordon and the GCPD will have their hands full. And that’s just the beginning! What threat does Ra’s al Ghul pose, and will Penguin regain his title as the King of Gotham? What new villains are in store for season four, and what does Bruce Wayne’s season finale reveal mean for Gotham City — and his ultimate destiny?
Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth. The series is set to kick off its fourth season on FOX beginning Thursday, September 21.