On Sunday, October 16th, Halloween invades the airwaves at FOX as the 600th episode of The Simpsons – Treehouse of Terror XXVII premieres.
Between then and Halloween, Halloween-themed programming – ranging from Rocky Picture Show: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again to Lucifer – will pop out of the pumpkin patch.
Shows following the seasonal theme include the October 18th episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Scream Queens; The Exorcist on October 21st; Bob’s Burgers on October 23rd and Gotham and Lucifer (think Maze taking Trixie Halloweening…) on October 31st.
Read on for all the scary details!
FOX SCARES UP HALLOWEEN-THEMED PROGRAMMING THROUGHOUT OCTOBER
“THE SIMPSONS’” ANNUAL “TREEHOUSE OF HORROR XXVII” – AND MILESTONE 600TH EPISODE – AIRS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16
ALL-NEW HALLOWEEN-THEMED EPISODES OF “BROOKLYN NINE-NINE” AND “SCREAM QUEENS,” DEBUT TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18
“THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again” PREMIERES THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20
IT’S THE EXORCISM FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR ON AN ALL-NEW “THE EXORCIST,” FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
DON’T MISS AN ALL-NEW HALLOWEEN-THEMED “BOB’S BURGERS,” SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23
ALL-NEW EPISODES OF “GOTHAM” AND “LUCIFER” AIR HALLOWEEN NIGHT, MONDAY, OCTOBER 31
Throughout the month of October, FOX airs all-new Halloween-themed programming. Kicking off the celebration is THE SIMPSONS, which airs its milestone 600th episode, “Treehouse of Horror XXVII,” on Sunday, Oct. 16 (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT). Then, brand-new Halloween-themed episodes of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT) and SCREAM QUEENS (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) air on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Highly anticipated musical event THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again premieres Thursday, Oct. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). An all-new episode of THE EXORCIST, featuring Casey’s (Hannah Kasulka) exorcism, airs Friday, Oct. 21 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT). BOB’S BURGERS returns with its annual Halloween episode on Sunday, Oct. 23 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT). And, on Halloween night, Monday, Oct. 31, don’t miss all-new episodes of GOTHAM (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) and LUCIFER (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
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.
Tuesday, Oct. 18
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE – (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT) – “Halloween IV”
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.
SCREAM QUEENS – (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Halloween Blues”
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, Ryan McCartan, 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.
Sunday, Oct. 23
BOB’S BURGERS (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “Teen-A-Witch”
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 with Nygma’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.