Fox Unveils Fall 2023–24 Schedule: A Feast for Reality Show Enthusiasts Amid Writers’ Strike
In an anticipated response to the ongoing writers’ strike, Fox’s fall 2023–24 line-up leans heavily into reality TV. The network’s usual animated offering, Animation Domination Sunday, remains a bright spot in the otherwise reality-dominated schedule. The rest of the week is a hearty blend of celebrity-led guessing games, reality competitions, and a healthy dose of Chef Gordon Ramsay.
Ramsay’s devotees are in for a treat, with the fiery chef returning not only for another season of Hell’s Kitchen but also reviving Kitchen Nightmares, dormant since 2014. Fans can expect a shift from the softer Ramsay seen in MasterChef and MasterChef Jr, as he is set to tackle the writers’ strike head-on by chastising ambitious cooks and struggling business owners.
Fox’s autumn offerings will not lack star power. According to The Hollywood Reporter, union members can appear on unscripted game shows until June 2024 due to a particular clause- the Network Code. This opens the way for the affable Ken Jeong to grace America’s screens in The Masked Singer and the rejuvenated I Can See Your Voice. Comedian David Spade will host Snake Oil, a Shark Tank-inspired contest that sees entrepreneurs pitching real and hypothetical business ideas. Will Arnett will return for another series of Lego Masters, and Fox continues to flex its celebrity muscle with the military competition show Special Forces. Celebrity Name That Tune is rounding off this all-star line-up, which caps a future where all screenwriting appears to have been put on hold.
Fox isn’t entirely devoid of writing or drawing this fall. Animation Domination makes a welcome return with old favorites such as The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, and Family Guy. The line-up is bolstered by the arrival of the blockchain-enabled series Krapopolis, representing Fox’s first foray into non-fungible token animation.
Rounding out the week, WWE Smackdown honors its five-year contract with Fox. The network, having shelled out nearly $1 billion for the rights to WWE’s Friday night main events, will continue to satisfy its audience.
Below is Fox’s full fall schedule:
- 8 p.m. EST: The Simpsons
- 8:30 p.m. EST: Krapopolis
- 9 p.m. EST: Bob’s Burgers
- 9:30 p.m. EST: Family Guy
- 8 p.m. EST: Kitchen Nightmares
- 9 p.m. EST: Special Forces
- 8 p.m. EST: Celebrity Name That Tune
- 9 p.m. EST: I Can See Your Voice
- 8 p.m. EST: The Masked Singer
- 9 p.m. EST: Snake Oil
- 8 p.m. EST: Hell’s Kitchen
- 9 p.m. EST: Lego Masters
- 8 p.m. EST: WWE Smackdown