Originally slated to return on September 28th, the fourth season of Gotham will now make it’s debut on September 21st as a lead in for the third episode of the Seth MacFarlane space adventure / comedy The Orville. Fox is giving the Orville a huge push, airing three episodes in 11 days. The first one debuts after NFL Football on Sunday September 10th. Episode two airs also after football on Sunday September 17th with it moving to it’s regular date and time on Thursday September 21st.
The fourth season will continue following the adventures of Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) trying to keep the city safe while Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) moves even closer to becoming the Batman. The season also promises more of the Scarecrow and likely to pay off the Cyrus Gold name drop at the end of season three as Butch Gilzean (Drew Powell) becomes the undead Solomon Grundy. Plus we have to see what’s going on with Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova), if Barbara Kean is alive (Erin Richards) and what Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) is doing with his frozen Edward Nygma (Cory Michael Smith).
The Orville has been building a lot of positive buzz and Fox hopes to have that spill over onto the new season of Gotham.