FOX fall 2020 schedule: Animated shows get return dates

The Simpsons and more have return dates in the FOX fall 2020 schedule. Here’s all you need to know about the animated lineup.

Are you ready to bring an end to the TV drought? FOX has set its return dates for its highly anticipated Animation Domination lineup. It’s all part of the new FOX fall 2020 schedule in case scripted shows can’t return to filming.

According to TVLine, the animated lineup will return from Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. It kicks off at 8/7c as usual, with The Simpsons Season 32 leading the way.

The FOX fall 2020 lineup will continue with Bless the Harts Season 2, Bob’s Burgers Season 11, and then Family Guy Season 19 in each half-hour slot afterward. It really is going to feel like a normal Sunday night for fans. Duncanville is set for a 2021 return, making it part of the midseason lineup like it was for the first season.

The other shows don’t have premiere dates just yet

So far, FOX has only confirmed the dates for the animation lineup. This isn’t that surprising. The shows are the ones that are able to develop despite the pandemic continuing. Everyone can work from home, including voice actors who have been recording from closets and other sound-dampening spaces. There’s no need to worry that the four shows won’t be able to return. This is something the cast and EPs will talk about during the Sunday Comic-Con@Home panel.

It shouldn’t be too long to hear about premiere dates for the rest of the FOX fall 2020 schedule. In fact, we’re most likely going to see the fall schedule follow on from the 27th of the month, which tends to be the way fall TV starts on FOX in previous years.

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FOX opted for a pandemic-proof lineup. The majority of shows were those that would be able to be produced virtually or those that had already filmed. FOX pushed a number of scripted shows from the spring and summer into the fall to make sure there was something new in the fall lineup. Reality shows are also expected, with The Masked Singer as the biggest fall show still expected to film.

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What are you looking forward to from the FOX fall 2020 schedule? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

The Simpsons and more return on Sunday, Sept. 27 starting at 8/7c on FOX.