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Fox Moves The Gifted, Holds Gotham's Return Until Midseason

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Following news that Gotham has been renewed for a fifth, and final, season comes word that the Batman prequel won't return to Fox's lineup until midseason. The network is also moving its X-Men spinoff The Gifted from Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT to Tuesdays at 8 p.m. when its second season debuts this fall.

The Gifted, which was granted an early renewal in January, will serve as a lead-in to Lethal Weapon.

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The announcements arrive as Fox kicks off its upfront presentation this afternoon in New York City to woo advertisers for its 2018-2019 television lineup.

The network will hold the Season 2 premiere of Seth MacFarlane's The Orville until Sunday, Dec. 30, following an NFL double-header; the sci-fi comedy drama will then shift into its regular Thursday time slot.

Midseason will also mark the debut of the Mark-Paul Gosselaar-led vampire drama The Passage, an adaptation of the 2010 novel by author Justin Cronin. Matt Reeves and Ridley Scott are executive producers.

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The first in a trilogy of novels, The Passage is set in an apocalyptic future overrun by vampires carrying a highly contagious virus. The bestseller spans more than 90 years, which makes for an ambitious television adaptation. Here’s the official description from Fox: “The Passage begins as a character-driven government conspiracy thriller and morphs into a post-apocalyptic saga with vampires. The series spans over a century and focuses on a young girl named Amy who must save the human race.”

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