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FOX Winter Premiere Dates Announced


The FOX winter premiere dates were announced today and include Flirty DancingLast Man StandingDeputy, Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back9-1-1: Lone StarOutmatchedThe Masked SingerLEGO Masters and Duncanville. Additionally, 9-1-1 and Empire will return in the spring, when new dramas Filthy Rich and neXt also will premiere.

Flirty Dancing, the innovative new series that is part performance, part blind date, and all about romantic chemistry, previews Sunday, Dec. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/5:00-6:00 PT live to all time zones), following the NFL on FOX doubleheader. The series then makes its time period premiere Wednesday, Jan. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). 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?

Entering its eighth season, hit comedy Last Man Standing returns to FOX with all-new back-to-back episodes, beginning Thursday, Jan. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The series stars Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, a happily married father of three daughters, who finds himself the odd man out as he tries to maintain his manliness in a home dominated by women. The series also stars Nancy Travis, Amanda Fuller, Molly McCook, Christoph Sanders, Jordan Masterson, Jonathan Adams, Krista Marie Yu and Hector Elizondo.

Following Last Man Standing, a new sheriff comes to town on the all-new police drama Deputy (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). From director/executive producer David Ayer (Training DayEnd of Watch, Suicide Squad), 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, Brian Van Holt, Danielle Moné Truitt, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Shane Paul McGhie and Mark Moses.

Season Three of Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back premieres Tuesday, Jan. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The hit restaurant makeover series features Ramsay as he drives across the country to help struggling restaurants in his state-of-the-art mobile kitchen and command center, Hell On Wheels. In today’s social media-driven world, everyone is an amateur food critic, and restaurants often find themselves one bad review away from shutting their doors. So, Ramsay tries to bring each of these failing restaurants back from the brink of disaster – all in just 24 hours. As the clock ticks down, Ramsay and his team of designers, decorators, chefs and more, transform these restaurants overnight and ultimately unveil these dramatic changes in a public grand re-opening.

FOX’s #1 drama, 9-1-1, expands its reach to the city of Austin, TX, with its first-ever new installment, 9-1-1: Lone Star, which debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 19 (10:00-11:10 PM ET/7:00-8:10 PM PT live to all time zones), following the NFC Championship Game, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Nearly 20 years ago, Owen Strand (Emmy Award nominee Rob Lowe) 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), 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, Sierra McClain, Jim Parrack, Natacha Karam, Brian Michael Smith, newcomer Rafael Silva and Julian Works.

New comedy Outmatched premieres Thursday, Jan. 23 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT). From writer/executive producer Lon Zimmet (LA to Vegas), and starring Jason Biggs and Maggie Lawson, 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, Jack Stanton, Connor Kalopsis, Ashley Boettcher and Oakley Bull.

The Masked Singer returns for its third season on Sunday, Feb. 2 (10:30-11:40 PM ET/7:30-8:40 PM PT live to all time zones), following Super Bowl LIV. The series then makes its time period premiere Wednesday, Feb. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The singing competition series features celebrities facing off against one another with one major twist: each singer is shrouded from head to toe in an elaborate costume, complete with full face mask to conceal his or her identity. With each performance, the host, panelists, audience, viewers and even the other contestants are left guessing who is singing behind the mask. Ranging from Grammy Award winners to legendary athletes, and everything in between, the singers may attempt to throw the crowd off of their scent, while keen observers might pick up on tiny clues buried throughout the show. One singer will be eliminated each week, ultimately revealing his or her true identity.

Following The Masked Singer’s time period premiere on Wednesday, Feb. 5, is new competition series LEGO Masters (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Based on the hit 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.

New animated comedy Duncanville premieres Sunday, Feb. 16 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT). From Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Amy Poehler and Emmy Award winners Mike and Julie Scully (The Simpsons, The Carmichael Show, Parks and Recreation) comes Duncanville, 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, Emmy Award nominee Riki Lindhome, Betsy Sodaro, Yassir Lester and Zach Cherry, as well as guest voices Rashida Jones and Wiz Khalifa.

FOX Winter Premiere Dates Announced

Sunday, Dec. 29:
8:00-9:00 PM ET/5:00-6:00 PM PT FLIRTY DANCING (Special Preview)
Live to all time zones
9:00-9:30 PM BLESS THE HARTS (encore)
9:30-10:00 PM FAMILY GUY (encore)

Tuesday, Dec. 31:
(ET live/PT tape-delayed) FROM TIMES SQUARE, PART ONE

(ET live/PT tape-delayed) FROM TIMES SQUARE, PART TWO

Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 1:
8:00-9:00 PM FLIRTY DANCING (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ALMOST FAMILY (Winter Premiere)

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 2:
8:00-8:30 PM LAST MAN STANDING (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM DEPUTY (Series Premiere)

Fridays, beginning Jan. 3:

Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 7:
8:00-9:00 PM THE RESIDENT (Winter Premiere)
(Season Premiere)

Sunday, Jan. 19:
10:00-11:10 PM ET/7:00-8:10 PM PT 9-1-1: LONE STAR (Series Premiere, Pt. 1)
Live to all time zones

Mondays, beginning Jan. 20:
8:00-9:00 PM 9-1-1: LONE STAR (Series Premiere, Pt. 2)
9:00-10:00 PM PRODIGAL SON (Winter Premiere)

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 23:
8:30-9:00 PM OUTMATCHED (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM DEPUTY

Sunday, Feb. 2:
10:30-11:40 PM ET/7:30-8:40 PM PT THE MASKED SINGER (Season Premiere)
Live to all time zones

Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 5:
9:00-10:00 PM LEGO MASTERS (Series Premiere)

Sundays, beginning Feb. 16:
7:00-7:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (encore)
7:30-8:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS (encore)
8:30-9:00 PM DUNCANVILLE (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM BOB’S BURGERS
9:30-10:00 PM FAMILY GUY

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Mirko Parlevliet
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.


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