Fox Shifts 'Sleepy Hollow' to Friday, Removes 'Bones' from Winter 2016 Schedule

Fox released its Winter 2016 schedule, which features some major changes to the network's existing lineups. According to Deadline, the changes include shifting "Sleepy Hollow" to a new Friday time slot and removing "Bones" and "Last Man on Earth" from the schedule altogether.

As "American Idol" returns for its final season and new shows like "Lucifer" and "Second Chance" (formerly "The Frankenstien Code" and "Lookinglass") debut, series such as "Last Man on Earth" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" will be placed on hiatus; "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" will eventually return to its Tuesday time slot while "Last Man on Earth" will likely reappear on Sundays. Additionally, while "Sleepy Hollow" will move from Thursday to Friday, "Bones" has no announced return date.

"Second Chance" will be paired with "American Idol," running alongside the former on Wednesday nights. "Lucifer" will run after the "X-Files" revival on Monday nights with its season premiere on Monday, January 15. "New Girl" will also return on Tuesday nights with an uninterrupted run of new episodes.

For Fox's full Winter 2016 schedule, see below.


(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 SIMPSONS8:30-9:00 PM                                      COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE9:00-9:30 PM                                      FAMILY GUY9:30-10:00 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 JUNIOR9:00-10:00 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                                      ROSEWOOD9:00-10:00 PM                                    EMPIRE (Spring Premiere)

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