Fox Moves ‘Pitch’ Up to Fall, Bumps ‘Bones’ Back to Midseason

“Prison Break” also shifts from Thursdays to Tuesdays in Spring 2017

Last Updated: May 20, 2016 @ 12:07 PM

Not even four full days after its Monday upfronts presentation, Fox is already shifting schedules around.

“Pitch” and “Bones” are swapping seasons, meaning viewers can watch the female-centric, MLB-themed drama this fall, instead of waiting for spring and a fresh baseball season. But why the move? One insider told TheWrap that Fox wants to use its Major League Baseball postseason games and coverage to promote “Pitch” (pictured above).

That makes sense, but it also plops the final season of “Bones” back to winter, when it’ll eventually meet up with “Rosewood.” The two should prove simpatico plot-wise.

Additionally, now “Prison Break” will air on Tuesdays this spring instead of Thursdays, which Fox feels is the better evening for it. The revived program will now follow reality competition “Kicking & Screaming.”

Here’s Fox’s new 2016-2017 fall and midseason schedules:

FOX FALL 2016 SCHEDULE

(All Times ET/PT)

MONDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          GOTHAM

9:00-10:00 PM                        LUCIFER 

TUESDAY

8:00-8:30 PM                           BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

8:30-9:00 PM                          NEW GIRL

9:00-10:00 PM                        SCREAM QUEENS

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          LETHAL WEAPON (new)

9:00-10:00 PM                        EMPIRE

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          ROSEWOOD 

9:00-10:00 PM                        PITCH (new)

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          HELL’S KITCHEN

9:00-10:00 PM                        THE EXORCIST (new)

SATURDAY

7:00-10:30 PM                        FOX SPORTS SATURDAY: FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL

SUNDAY

7:00-7:30 PM                          NFL ON FOX

7:30-8:00 PM                          THE OT / BOB’S BURGERS

8:00-8:30 PM                          THE SIMPSONS

8:30-9:00 PM                         SON OF ZORN (new)

9:00-9:30 PM                           FAMILY GUY

9:30-10:00 PM                        THE LAST MAN ON EARTH

FOX MIDSEASON 2016-2017 SCHEDULE

(All Times ET/PT)

MONDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          24: LEGACY (new) / GOTHAM (spring)

9:00-10:00 PM                        APB (new) / LUCIFER(spring)

TUESDAY

8:00-8:30 PM                           NEW GIRL BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (spring)

8:30-9:00 PM                          THE MICK (new)

9:00-10:00 PM                        KICKING & SCREAMING(new) / PRISON BREAK (new; spring)

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          LETHAL WEAPON / SHOTS FIRED (new; spring)

9:00-10:00 PM                        STAR (new) / EMPIRE (spring)

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          ROSEWOOD 

9:00-10:00 PM                        BONES

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          MASTERCHEF JUNIOR

9:00-10:00 PM                        SLEEPY HOLLOW  

SATURDAY

8:00-10:00 PM                        FOX SPORTS SATURDAY

SUNDAY

7:00-7:30 PM                          ANIMATION ENCORES

7:30-8:00 PM                          BOB’S BURGERS

8:00-8:30 PM                          THE SIMPSONS

8:30-9:00 PM                         MAKING HISTORY (new)

9:00-9:30 PM                          FAMILY GUY

9:30-10:00 PM                        THE LAST MAN ON EARTH