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Fox upfronts: So long, 'Idol,' and welcome back 'X-Files' — eventually

Fox unveils its 2015 fall season at the annual Upfronts presentation

Meaghan Good and Stark Sands star in "Minority Report" this fall on Fox.

If the Fall 2015 lineup Fox unveiled at today's Upfronts seems to have more than a few missing big names, you're not imagining things. Much has already been made about how next season of "American Idol" will be the reality juggernaut's last, or how "The X-Files" is coming back to TV with original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, but those won't start until January 2016. Also on hold until the new year? "New Girl," plus new series "Lucifer," Bordertown" and "Frankenstein Code," along with a live production of "Grease" starring Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens. But again, that's not until January. In the meantime, here's what the Fox lineup will look like come September:

MONDAY
8-9 PM — "Gotham"
9-10 PM – "Minority Report"
Set 10 years after the events of the Tom Cruise-starring film, "Minority Report" follows one of the retired psychic precogs (Stark Sands) as he secretly helps a police detective (Meaghan Good) solve crimes before they're committed. That should tide you over until "The X-Files" comes back.

TUESDAY
8-8:30 PM — "Grandfathered"
Yes, John Stamos has a "Full House" spin-off in development at Netflix, but before that he's coming back to network TV in this comedy about a fun-loving bachelor who discovers that he actually has a kid — and that kid also has a kid. Boom, instant grandpa. Come to think of it, why isn't this series call "Instant Grandpa"?

8:30-9 PM — "The Grinder"
Rob Lowe stars in this comedy about an actor who spent eight seasons playing a lawyer on hit TV drama who then decides to move home to Idaho and join his family's law firm — despite not actually being, you know, a real lawyer — much to the chagrin of his successful small-town lawyer brother (Fred Savage).

9-10 PM – "Scream Queens"
Not to be confused with the new "Scream" series coming to MTV, this anthology series finds "Glee" and "American Horror Story" honcho Ryan Murphy bringing his penchant for blood and guts — and Emma Roberts — from cable to the big network as he explores a sorority under siege by a devil mask-wearing serial killer.

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WEDNESDAY
8-9 PM — "Rosewood"
This new crime drama centers on Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. (Morris Chestnut), the "most brilliant private pathologist in Miami" who rents out his skills and fancy lab to help the Miami PD with tricky cases, providing for-hire autopsies, which are apparently a thing.

9-10 PM — "Empire"

THURSDAY
8-9 PM — "Bones"
9-10 PM — "Sleepy Hollow"

FRIDAY
8-9 PM — "Masterchef Junior"
9-10 PM — "World’s Funniest"

SATURDAY
7-10:30 PM — "Fox Sports Saturday: Fox College Football"

SUNDAY
7-7:30 PM — "NFL on Fox"
7:30-8 PM — "The OT / Bob’s Burgers"
8-8:30 PM — "The Simpsons"
8:30-9 PM — "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
9-9:30 PM — "Family Guy"
9:30-10 PM — "The Last Man On Earth"

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