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FOX adds ‘Exorcist,’ ‘Lethal Weapon’ to fall TV lineup

Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans star in the new FIX series “Lethal Weapon.”
Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans star in the new FIX series “Lethal Weapon.” Richard Foreman, Jr/AMC

FOX has ordered 11 new shows for the 2016-2017 TV season but only three will launch in September. The remaining programs will become part of the network’s schedule as mid-season replacements.

The new shows for FOX include:

“The Exorcist” (9 p.m. Fridays): Two very different priests look into one family’s case of demonic possession. Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels (and Geena Davis star.

“Lethal Weapon” (8 p.m. Wednesdays): Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans, Sr. take on the bickering detective roles from the popular film franchise.

“Son of Zorn” (8:30 p.m. Sundays): The mix of animation and live action follows an animated warrior who returns to Orange County to win back his ex-wife.

Mid-season programs include “24: Legacy,” “Star,” “The Mick,” “ Making History,” “Pitch” and “APB.” The reality shows “Kicking & Screaming” and “My Kitchen Rules” are also waiting to join the lineup.

There are two big events planned including the broadcast of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in October. FOX will also bring back “Prison Break” with original cast members Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell.

Shows not returning include: “American Idol,” “Bordertown,” “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life,” “Grandfathered,” “The Grinder,” “Knock, Knock Live,” “Minority Report” and “Second Chance.”

Here’s the fall 2016-2017 FOX lineup:


8 p.m.: “Gotham”

9 p.m.: “Lucifer”


8 p.m.: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

8:30 p.m.: “New Girl”

9 p.m.: “Scream Queens”


8 p.m.: “Lethal Weapon”

9 p.m.: “Empire”


8 p.m.: “Rosewood”

9 p.m.: “Bones”


8 p.m.: “Hell’s Kitchen”

9 p.m.: “The Exorcist”


4 p.m.: “FOX College Football”


7:30 p.m.: “Bob’s Burgers”

8 p.m.: “The Simpsons”

8:30 p.m.: “Son of Zorn”

9 p.m.: “Family Guy”

9:30 p.m.: “The Last Man On Earth”

Rick Bentley: 559-441-6355, @RickBentley1