Abigail Spencer as Lucy Preston, Paterson Joseph as Connor Mason, Matt Lanter as Wyatt Logan in "Timeless." 

Abigail Spencer as Lucy Preston, Paterson Joseph as Connor Mason, Matt Lanter as Wyatt Logan in "Timeless." 

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NBC and Fox announced their fall schedules to advertisers on Monday.

NBC announced 12 new series for next year, but only three of them will be on the schedule for a fall premiere. 

One of them, Timeless, finds itself in a good spot right behind The Voice on Monday nights. In the sci-fi series, a criminal steals a time machine. And, of course, because he’s a criminal, he’s up to no good: He evil masterminds a plan to destroy the country by changing the past. So, of course, there’s a mismatched team that’s hot on his trail and trying to save the country. Goran Visnjic (ER) is one of the show’s familiar faces; Abigail Spencer (Suits), Matt Lanter (90210) and Matt Frewer (Orphan Black) co-star.

While NBC travels through time, Fox is going back to the future.

Movie properties Lethal Weapon, starring Damon Wayans, and The Exorcist, with Geena Davis, are on the schedule. Prison Break will come back, and 24: Legacy will return Feb. 5 and Feb. 6, and then air on Mondays. Once upon a time, these were very good ideas, and the network hopes they are again.

And Fox, which has steadily made a name for itself with live television events, will air The Rocky Horror Picture Show, in October. Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black) will play Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The original doctor, Tim Curry, will narrate.

FOX SCHEDULE

MONDAY

7-8 p.m. — Gotham

8-9 p.m. — Lucifer

TUESDAY

7-7:30 p.m. — Brooklyn Nine-Nine

7:30-8 p.m. — New Girl

8-9 p.m. — Scream Queens

WEDNESDAY

7-8 p.m. — Lethal Weapon

8-9 p.m. — Empire

THURSDAY

7-8 p.m. — Rosewood

8-9 p.m. — Bones

FRIDAY

7-8 p.m. — Hell’s Kitchen

8-9 p.m. — The Exorcist

SATURDAY

7-10:30 p.m. — College football

SUNDAY

6-6:30 p.m. — NFL football

6:30-7 p.m. — The OT/Bob’s Burgers

7-7:30 p.m. — The Simpsons

7:30-8 p.m. — Son of Zorn is a live-action/animated comedy starring Jason Sudeikis as a man from an animated land trying to win back his live-action ex-wife Edie (Cheryl Hines).

8-8:30 p.m. — Family Guy

8:30-9 p.m. — Last Man on Earth

Other new shows: APB; Shots Fired; Star; Pitch; Making History; and The Mick

Canceled: Bordertown; Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving LifeGrandfatheredThe GrinderMinority Report; and Second Chance

NBC SCHEDULE

Monday

7 p.m. The Voice

9 p.m. Timeless

Tuesday

7 p.m. The Voice

8 p.m. This is Us is a drama about intersecting lives that stars Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia (Gilmore Girls).

9 p.m. Chicago Fire

Wednesday

7 p.m. Blindspot

8 p.m. Law & Order: SVU

9 p.m. Chicago P.D.

Thursday

7 p.m. Superstore

7:30 p.m. The Good Place features Ted Danson’s return to NBC comedy. He plays a guide to the afterlife for co-star Kristen Bell.

8 p.m. Chicago Med

9 p.m. The Blacklist

Friday

7 p.m. Caught on Camera With Nick Cannon

8 p.m Grimm

9 p.m. Dateline NBC

Saturday

7 p.m. Saturday Dateline Mysteries

9 p.m. Saturday Night Live (”Classic Encores”)

Sunday

6 p.m. Football Night in America

7:20 p.m. NBC's Sunday Night Football

More new showsBlacklist: RedemptionChicago JusticeGreat News; MarlonMidnight, TexasPowerless; Taken; and Trial & Error

CANCELED: Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick HarrisCrowded; Game of Silence; HannibalHeartbeat; Heroes RebornThe Mysteries of Laura; Telenovela; The Player; Truth Be Told; Undateable; and You, Me and the Apocalypse

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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