Fox Announces Premiere Dates for ‘The Following,’ ‘Backstrom,’ ‘Last Man on Earth’

“Glee” and “American Idol” season premieres also revealed

Last Updated: November 20, 2014 @ 6:29 PM

Fox released its schedule of midseason premiere dates on Thursday, including dates for the series premiere of the Rainn Wilson series “Backstrom” and the Season 3 premiere of the Kevin Bacon serial killer drama “The Following.”

The batch of premiere dates also includes the series finale for the final season of “Glee,” which will kick off with a special two-hour event on Jan. 9, 2015.

Also among the new offerings to receive a premiere date is the Will Forte end-of-the-world comedy, “The Last Man on Earth,” which will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, March 1 starting at 9 p.m. before moving into its regular 9:30 p.m. timeslot the following week.

Read the full schedule below.

Sunday, Jan. 4:

8:00-8:30 PM                                      THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episode)

8:30-9:00 PM                                      BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (All-New Episode)

9:00-9:30 PM                                      FAMILY GUY (All-New Episode)

9:30-10:00 PM                                    BOB’S BURGERS (All-New Episode)

Mondays, beginning Jan. 5:

8:00-9:00 PM                                      GOTHAM (All-New Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM                                    SLEEPY HOLLOW (All-New Episode)

Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 6:

8:00-9:00 PM                                      MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (Season Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM                                      NEW GIRL (All-New Episode)

9:30-10:00 PM                                    THE MINDY PROJECT (All-New Episode)

Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 7:

8:00-9:00 PM                                      AMERICAN IDOL XIV (Season Premiere, Part One)

9:00-10:00 PM                                    EMPIRE (Series Premiere, with Limited Interruption)

Thursday, Jan. 8:

8:00-10:00 PM                                    AMERICAN IDOL XIV (Season Premiere, Part Two)

Sundays, beginning, Jan. 11:

7:00-7:30 PM                                      THE SIMPSONS (Encore Episode)

7:30-8:00 PM                                      MULANEY (All-New Episode)

8:00-8:30 PM                                      THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episode)

8:30-9:00 PM                                      BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (All-New Episode)

9:00-9:30 PM                                      FAMILY GUY (All-New Episode)

9:30-10:00 PM                                    BOB’S BURGERS (All-New Episode)

Friday, Jan. 9:

8:00-10:00 PM                                    GLEE (Two-Hour Season Premiere)

Thursday, Jan. 15:

8:00-10:00 PM                                    AMERICAN IDOL XIV (All-New Episode)

Fridays, beginning Jan. 16:

8:00-9:00 PM                                      WORLD’S FUNNIEST FAILS (wt) (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                                    GLEE (Time Period Premiere)

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 22:

8:00-9:00 PM                                      AMERICAN IDOL XIV (Time Period Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                                    BACKSTROM (Series Premiere)

Sunday, March 1:

7:00-7:30 PM                                      THE SIMPSONS (Encore Episode)

7:30-8:00 PM                                      BOB’S BURGERS (Time Period Premiere)

8:00-8:30 PM                                      THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episode)

8:30-9:00 PM                                      BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (All-New Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM                                    THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (One-Hour Premiere Event)

Monday, March 2:

8:00-10:00 PM                                    THE FOLLOWING (Two-Hour Season Premiere Event)

Tuesdays, beginning March 3:

8:00-9:00 PM                                      HELL’S KITCHEN (Season Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM                                      NEW GIRL (All-New Episode)

9:30-10:00 PM                                    THE MINDY PROJECT (All-New Episode)

Sundays, beginning March 8:

7:00-7:30 PM                                      THE SIMPSONS (Encore Episode)

7:30-8:00 PM                                      BOB’S BURGERS (All-New Episode)

8:00-8:30 PM                                      THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episode)

8:30-9:00 PM                                      BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (All-New Episode)

9:00-9:30 PM                                      FAMILY GUY (All-New Episode)

9:30-10:00 PM                                    THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (Time Period Premiere)

Mondays, beginning March 9:

8:00-9:00 PM                                      GOTHAM (All-New Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM                                    THE FOLLOWING (Time Period Premiere)

Friday, March 20:

8:00-10:00 PM                                    GLEE (Two-Hour Series Finale)

Thursday, March 26:

8:00-9:00 PM                                      BONES (Spring Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                                    BACKSTROM (All-New Episode)

Tuesdays, beginning March 31:

8:00-9:00 PM                                      HELL’S KITCHEN (All-New Episode)

9:00-9:30 PM                                      NEW GIRL (All-New Episode)

9:30-10:00 PM                                    WEIRD LONERS (Series Premiere)

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