Amy Acker

Wednesday becomes a full night of music on Fox, and more shuffles coming to the network in 2017-18

Wednesday becomes a full night of music on Fox, and more shuffles coming to the network in 2017-18

Fox Broadcasting is rearranging much of its prime-time lineup in an effort to build better momentum across the week.

The network is poised to finish the season in second place in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49 demographic, up from third last season — largely thanks to a boost from Super Bowl LI and the World Series. However, when sports are excluded, the slate of entertainment shows was down 25%, compared to last season.

After a season that drew on properties with built-in audiences, such as “24” offshoot “Legacy” and “Lethal Weapon,” the network is largely going with the unknown next season with the launch of four new dramas and two new comedies. The familiar will come...

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