The long-time rivalry between Marvel Comics & DC Comics, one that is mostly pushed by the fans in many cases, will continue on into the 2017/2018 TV season on Fox.
With the addition of the Marvel X-Men related series The Gifted the network is pushing the DC Comics Batman series Gotham out of the Monday time slot it’s held for three years in favor of the brand new series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Gifted will take the money 9 p.m. PST/EST slot with the DC Comics/Vertigo series Lucifer serving as it’s lead-in at 8 p.m. PST/EST while Gotham will now occupy the Thursday 8 p.m. PST/EST slot. This move will make the Batman series the lead-in for Seth McFarlane’s space comedy series Orville, which stars former Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast member Adrienne Palicki.
Monday night has seemingly been successful as the comic book related night for the network, and in a way it makes sense that they would give one of the slots on that night to the series that is internally produced (alongside Marvel TV) over the externally produced Warner Bros./DC Entertainment series. There is also the factor of Gotham having already grown an audience over three seasons while The Gifted will be facing the task of proving that it can find and maintain an audience.
No fall debut dates have been released yet.