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Fox kicking off 2014-15 season with 'Utopia' reality series, 'Gotham' kicks off in September

By Daniel S Levine,

Fox has announced its Fall 2014 season premiere dates and will begin with Utopia, a new reality series that’s taking the place of The X Factor. Of course, the only show that many care about is Gotham, which is being held back to late September.

The Batman prequel series will not premiere on Fox until Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. On the same night, last year’s surprising hit Sleepy Hollow will start its second season.

But first, there’s Utopia. Fox is really pushing this series hard by giving the show a special Sunday night launch on Sept. 7 after an NFL game. It will then move to its regular time slot on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Sept. 9. There will be six episodes on Fridays as well, beginning on Sept. 12 at 8 p.m.

Utopia is essentially a new twist on Survivor, with 15 Americans dropped in a location where they will have to build their own civilization.

The show’s regular Tuesday slot will be the lead in for New Girl and The Mindy Project. Red Band Society, which stars Octavia Spencer and counts Steven Spielberg as a producer, will start on Sept. 17.

Fox is also holding back the 10-episode limited series Gracepoint for Thursday, Oct. 2. It will be paired with Bones.

Here’s the full schedule: (New shows in Bold)

Sunday, Sept. 7:
8-10: Utopia

Tuesday, Sept. 9: Utopia (regular time)

Wednesday, Sept. 10: Hell’s Kitchen

Friday, Sept. 12: Utopia

Tuesday, Sept. 16: Utopia, New Girl, The Mindy Project

Wednesday, Sept. 17: Hell’s Kitchen, Red Band Society

Monday, Sept. 22: Gotham, Sleepy Hollow

Sunday, Sept. 28: The Simpsons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (new time), Family Giy/The Simpsons crossover

Thursday, Oct. 2: Bones, Gracepoint

Sunday, Oct. 5: Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, Mulaney

Friday, Nov. 7: MasterChef Junior

image of Ben McKenzie courtesy of INFphoto.com

 
 

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