With the mid-season hiatus looming, FOX is the first network to announce premiere dates for shows debuting and returning in 2020.
Among the newcomers are Deputy and spin-off series 911: Lone Star.
Catch the schedule below.
911: Lone Star
From 9-1-1 co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, 9-1-1: LONE STAR follows a sophisticated New York cop (Rob Lowe) who, along with his son, re-locates to Austin, and must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in his own life. Lowe will serve as co-executive producer on the series.
Nearly 20 years ago, OWEN STRAND (Emmy Award nominee Rob Lowe, “Parks and Recreation,” “The West Wing”) was the lone survivor of his Manhattan firehouse on 9/11. In the wake of the attack, Owen had the unenviable task of rebuilding his station. After a similar tragedy happens to a firehouse in Austin, Owen, along with his troubled firefighter son, T.K. (Ronen Rubenstein, “Dead of Summer”), takes his progressive philosophies of life and firefighting down to Texas, where he helps them start anew. On the surface, Owen is all about big-city style and swagger, but underneath he struggles with a secret he hides from the world – one that could very well end his life.
Once in Austin, Owen meets the brilliant and wry chief paramedic MICHELLE WATTS (Liv Tyler, “The Leftovers”), as well as police officer CARLOS REYES (newcomer Rafael Silva). He then begins to assemble his new team of diverse and qualified candidates for Firehouse 126, including MARJAN MARWANI (Natacha Karam, “The Brave”), an adrenalin junkie and badass firefighter who also is a devout Muslim; PAUL STRICKLAND (Brian Michael Smith, “Queen Sugar”), a transgender male firefighter, who bravely decided to transition on the job in Chicago and has a gift for observation worthy of Sherlock Holmes; and rookie firefighter MATEO CHAVEZ.
Owen’s toughest challenge may be JUDD RYDER (Jim Paarack, “The Deuce,” “True Blood”), who, like Owen, was the sole survivor of the original 126 house after a rescue call ended in tragedy. A gruff cowboy to his core, Judd is married to GRACE, a 9-1-1 call center operator, and struggles with PTSD, unsure if he ever can be the firefighter he once was.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is one of the largest police forces in the world, but when the elected Sheriff dies, an arcane rule in the county charter, forged back in the Wild West, suddenly thrusts the most unlikely man into the job. That man is BILL HOLLISTER (Stephen Dorff, “True Detective,” “Star”). A fifth-generation lawman, Bill is only interested in justice; his soul wears a white hat. The bad guys don’t stand a chance, but neither do the politicos in the Hall of Justice.
Under Bill’s command is a county-wide crew of LA’s finest, including Deputy CADE WARD (Brian Van Holt, “Cougar Town”), a former Marine stationed in Afghanistan, eight years sober and one of Bill’s few confidantes; Deputy BRIANNA BISHOP (Bex Taylor-Klaus, “Arrow,” “Voltron”), the whip-smart, sarcastic driver in charge of Bill’s security detail; and Deputy JOSEPH HARRIS (Shane Paul McGhie, “What Men Want”), the son of Bill’s fallen partner.
The dangers associated with the job often lead the police to LA County General Hospital, where Bill buts heads with Dr. PAULA REYES (Yara Martinez, “Jane the Virgin,” “True Detective”), the hospital’s chief trauma surgeon – and his wife.
Given a job he never wanted, in an unfamiliar sea of politics, Bill quickly learns that doing what is expected and doing what is right are two different things, and that his innate, dogged pursuit of justice is the only skill the job truly requires.
FOX WINTER 2019-2020 PREMIERE DATES
(Times for All-New Episodes are ET/PT Except as Noted)
Sunday, Dec. 29:
8:00-9:00 PM ET/5:00-6:00 PM PT FLIRTY DANCING (Special Preview)
Live to all time zones
9:00-9:30 PM BLESS THE HARTS (encore)
9:30-10:00 PM FAMILY GUY (encore)
Tuesday, Dec. 31:
8:00-10:00 PM FOX’S NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH STEVE HARVEY: LIVE
(ET live/PT tape-delayed) FROM TIMES SQUARE, PART ONE
11:00 PM-12:30 AM FOX’S NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH STEVE HARVEY: LIVE
(ET live/PT tape-delayed) FROM TIMES SQUARE, PART TWO
Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 1:
8:00-9:00 PM FLIRTY DANCING (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ALMOST FAMILY (Winter Premiere)
Thursdays, beginning Jan. 2:
8:00-8:30 PM LAST MAN STANDING (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM LAST MAN STANDING
9:00-10:00 PM DEPUTY (Series Premiere)
Fridays, beginning Jan. 3:
8:00-10:00 PM WWE SMACKDOWN LIVE
Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 7:
8:00-9:00 PM THE RESIDENT (Winter Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK
Sunday, Jan. 19:
10:00-11:10 PM ET/7:00-8:10 PM PT 9-1-1: LONE STAR (Series Premiere, Pt. 1)
Live to all time zones
Mondays, beginning Jan. 20:
8:00-9:00 PM 9-1-1: LONE STAR (Series Premiere, Pt. 2)
9:00-10:00 PM PRODIGAL SON (Winter Premiere)
Thursdays, beginning Jan. 23:
8:00-8:30 PM LAST MAN STANDING
8:30-9:00 PM OUTMATCHED (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM DEPUTY
Sunday, Feb. 2:
10:30-11:40 PM ET/7:30-8:40 PM PT THE MASKED SINGER (Season Premiere)
Live to all time zones
Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 5:
8:00-9:00 PM THE MASKED SINGER
9:00-10:00 PM LEGO MASTERS (Series Premiere)
Sundays, beginning Feb. 16:
7:00-7:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (encore)
7:30-8:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS (encore)
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM DUNCANVILLE (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM BOB’S BURGERS
9:30-10:00 PM FAMILY GUY