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WWE SmackDown Remaining On Friday Nights As FOX Releases 2022-23 Fall Schedule

WWE SmackDown is staying put on Friday nights.

FOX announced its fall premiere dates for the 2022-2023 television schedule, and WWE SmackDown will remain in its regular 8-10 pm EST timeslot “throughout the season.”

Additional schedule details will be announced at a later date. The announcement did not mention any pre-emptions due to MLB playoffs and World Series coverage but it’s possible SmackDown could be moved for at least one episode, depending on the game schedule. Fox Sports and Major League Baseball extended their media rights agreement through 2028.

From FOX:

FOX fall premieres of new and returning series are listed below in chronological order (all times are ET/PT):

FOX FALL 2022 PREMIERE DATES RECAP (All Times ET/PT Except as Noted)

Sunday, Sept. 11, Immediately Following FOX NFL Doubleheader

8:00-9:00 PM MONARCH (Series Premiere, Part One)

live in all time zones

Monday, Sept. 19

8:00-9:00 PM 9-1-1 (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM THE CLEANING LADY (Season Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 20:

8:00-9:00 PM THE RESIDENT (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM MONARCH (Series Premiere, Part Two)

Wednesday, Sept. 21:

8:00-9:00 PM THE MASKED SINGER (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM LEGO MASTERS (Season Premiere)

Fridays (ONGOING)


Sunday, Sept. 25

8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (Season Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM THE GREAT NORTH (Season Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM BOB’S BURGERS (Season Premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM FAMILY GUY (Season Premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 29:

8:00-9:00 PM HELL’S KITCHEN (Season Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM WELCOME TO FLATCH (Season Premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM CALL ME KAT (Season Premiere)


SmackDown will also feature “competition” from The Rock, as his Young Rock series has been moved to Friday nights by NBC. In other wrestling/television news, Nikki Bella’s AGT: Extreme went on hiatus, but she will return for “Barmageddon” on USA Network.

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