Fox Announces Their Halloween 2016 Programming Block
While Halloween is a few weeks away Fox has already got their battle plan for the week before as well as Halloween night which if you haven't looked at your calendar falls on a Monday. The Halloween-themed programming begins with The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror on October 16th. Check out the Halloween themed shows below along with air times and plot synopsis.
Sunday, Oct. 16
THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT) – “Treehouse of Horror XXVII”
In the series’ milestone 600th episode, a major drought occurs, after which Mr. Burns (Harry Shearer) introduces a “Hunger Games”-style contest in which Springfield’s children fight each other for a day in Burns’ personal reservoir. Meanwhile, Lisa’s (Yeardley Smith) imaginary best friend, Rachel (guest voice Sarah Silverman), is jealous of Lisa’s real best friends and starts killing them.
It’s Halloween in the Nine-Nine, which can only mean one thing: heist time. This year, the squad pulls out all the stops in their quest to win the new defending title of “Ultimate Detective Slash Genius.” Lines are drawn and plans are made, but there can be only one reigning champion.
After the latest attack by The Green Meanie leaves everyone shocked and saddened, Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Denise (guest star Niecy Nash), along with Hester (Lea Michele), devise a plan to catch the killer by throwing a Halloween party in the hospital. Meanwhile, Chanel (Emma Roberts) celebrates a different kind of Chanel-O-Ween and attempts to make contact with the killer’s latest victim from beyond the grave. Once the party begins, an outbreak surprises the hospital, leading Brock (John Stamos) and Cassidy (Taylor Lautner) to jump into action, and another victim falls.
Thursday, Oct. 20
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again – (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)
A two-hour musical event and re-imagining of the classic 1975 cult film, featuring timeless songs such as “The Time Warp,” “Sweet Transvestite” and “Dammit Janet.” The highly anticipated special stars Laverne Cox, Tim Curry, Victoria Justice, RyanMcCartan, Reeve Carney, Christina Milian, Annaleigh Ashford, Adam Lambert, Staz Nair, Ben Vereen and Ivy Levan.
Friday, Oct. 21
THE EXORCIST (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Chapter Five: Through My Most Grievous Fault”
The exorcism begins. As the storm of the century descends upon Chicago, Father Tomas (Alfonso Herrera) and Marcus (Ben Daniels) engage the demon in spiritual warfare. But the demon is ready and waiting with a few secrets of its own. Meanwhile, the demon's manipulations slowly begin to drive a wedge between members of the Rance family. Loyalties will be tested and lives will be forever changed.
With Halloween quickly approaching, Tina (Dan Mintz) reveals her brilliant idea that will finally win her first place in the annual costume contest. When Tammy (guest voice Jenny Slate) steals her idea, Tina is forced to seek the help of Mr. Ambrose (guest voice Billy Eichner), who leads her to alternate and other-worldly methods of winning. Meanwhile, Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) is on a mission to figure out who is stealing his perfectly crafted pumpkins.
Monday, Oct. 31
GOTHAM (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) – “Mad City: Red Queen”
After coming in contact with a substance by the hand of Mad Hatter (Benedict Samuel), Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) gets led on a psychedelic trip and must confront his past, present and future. Meanwhile, Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) struggles withNygma's (Cory Michael Smith) new relationship.
LUCIFER (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Monster”
Guilty and self-destructive, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) clashes with Chloe (Lauren German) during an investigation, leading her to team up with Dan (Kevin Alejandro) instead. Meanwhile, Amenadiel (DB Woodside) bonds with Charlotte (Tricia Helfer), and Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) takes Trixie (Scarlett Estevez) trick-or-treating.