For the first time in more than two decades, Family Guy is set to air on a night other than Sunday.
As part of Fox’s midseason schedule, the long-running animated series will move to Wednesday nights beginning March 6. The change will pair it with the network’s sole live-action comedy, Animal Control, while also making space on Sundays for The Great North new animated series Grimsburg, which will occupy Family Guy’s 9:30 p.m. spot beginning in January.
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Family Guy last aired on a weeknight in the 2001-02 season, when it led off Fox’s Thursday lineup — before it was canceled the first time and then revived in 2005.
Fox’s midseason schedule will remain heavy on unscripted programming, with a pair of new game shows, The Floor and We Are Family, joining returning series Name That Tune, I Can See Your Voice, Next Level Chef — which will premiere following the NFL’s NFC Championship on Jan. 28 — Farmer Wants a Wife and America’s Most Wanted (which last aired in 2021) on the schedule. TMZ Investigates will become a weekly series after having aired as a set of occasional specials in the past.
Two dramas, The Cleaning Lady and Alert: Missing Persons Unit, will make their returns to the schedule on March 5. They’ll currently the only scripted dramas set to air on Fox this season; 911: Lone Star is being held for 2024-25 along with newcomers Doc and Rescue: Hi-Surf, which the network ordered to series in the spring. There’s no word yet on when the second season of courtroom anthology Accused will air.
Fox’s premiere dates for the first quarter of 2024 are below. All times are ET/PT unless noted.
Tuesday, Jan. 2
8 p.m.: Name That Tune
9 p.m.: The Floor
Wednesday, Jan. 3
8 p.m.: I Can See Your Voice
9 p.m.: We Are Family
Sunday, Jan. 7
8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT: Grimsburg (follows NFL game)
9:30 p.m.: The Great North
Monday, Jan. 22
8 p.m.: TMZ Investigates
9 p.m.: America’s Most Wanted
Sunday, Jan. 28
10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT: Next Level Chef (follows NFC Championship game)
Thursday, Feb. 1
8 p.m.: Next Level Chef (regular time)
9 p.m.: Farmer Wants a Wife
Sunday, Feb. 18
9 p.m.: The Great North (new time)
9:30 p.m.: Grimsburg (regular time)
Tuesday, March 5
8 p.m.: The Cleaning Lady
9 p.m.: Alert: Missing Persons Unit
Wednesday, March 6
8 p.m.: The Masked Singer
9 p.m.: Animal Control
9:30 p.m.: Family Guy (new time)
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