Fox has slotted more midseason series. The 13-episode final season of Glee will air on Fridays, beginning January 9. It will be paired with new unscripted comedy World’s Funniest Fails (working title), based on the hit YouTube channel FailArmy and featuring comedians analyzing “epic fail” viral videos. It’s from dick clark prods.

AMERICAN IDOL JUDGESAlso today, Fox made official its plan to reduce the number of American Idol episodes. The veteran singing completion will start off its fourteenth season with its usual twice-a-week airing pattern before dropping the Thursday edition starting March 26.

LastManOnEarthFox is introducing two new live-action comedies this midseason, both direct-to-series. Will Forte starrer The Last Man On Earth will premiere March 1 and air behind Family Guy on Sunday (Bob’s Burgers will return to its old 7:30 PM berth, which will be vacant following the end of 13-episode Mulaney). Weird Loners will follow New Girl on Tuesdays, starting March 31, succeeding The Mindy Project, which will have finished its season. Fox previously announced premiere dates for new hip-hop family drama Empire, which will be paired with American Idol on Wednesdays.

Backstrom_article_story_largeFox will use Idol as a launching pad for two new dramas this season, with crime series Backstrom slotted behind the reality series on Thursdays, beginning January 22. Veteran Bones, which airs in the Thursday 8 PM slot this fall, will return to its time period on March 26, when Idol retreats from the night. The Following will be back on Monday for Season 3 on March 2. Here is a look at Fox’s midseason schedule to date (new Seth MacFarlane animated comedy Border Town has yet to be scheduled):

Sunday, January 4:

8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episode)

8:30-9:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (All-New Episode)

9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY (All-New Episode)

9:30-10:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS (All-New Episode)

Mondays, beginning January 5:

8:00-9:00 PM GOTHAM (All-New Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW (All-New Episode)

Tuesdays, beginning January 6:

8:00-9:00 PM MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (Season Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL (All-New Episode)

9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT (All-New Episode)

Wednesdays, beginning January 7:

8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL XIV (Season Premiere, Part One)

9:00-10:00 PM EMPIRE (Series Premiere, with Limited Interruption)

Thursday, January 8:

8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL XIV (Season Premiere, Part Two)

Friday, January 9:

8:00-10:00 PM GLEE (Two-Hour Season Premiere)

Sundays, beginning, January 11:

7:00-7:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (Encore Episode)

7:30-8:00 PM MULANEY (All-New Episode)

8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episode)

8:30-9:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (All-New Episode)

9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY (All-New Episode)

9:30-10:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS (All-New Episode)

Thursday, January 15:

8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL XIV (All-New Episode)

Fridays, beginning January 16:

8:00-9:00 PM WORLD’S FUNNIEST FAILS (wt) (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM GLEE (Time Period Premiere)

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 22:

8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL XIV (Time Period Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM BACKSTROM (Series Premiere)

Sunday, March 1:

7:00-7:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (Encore Episode)

7:30-8:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS (Time Period Premiere)

8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episode)

8:30-9:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (All-New Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (One-Hour Premiere Event)

Monday, March 2:

8:00-10:00 PM THE FOLLOWING (Two-Hour Season Premiere Event)

Tuesdays, beginning March 3:

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

9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL (All-New Episode)

9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT (All-New Episode)

Sundays, beginning March 8:

7:00-7:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (Encore Episode)

7:30-8:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS (All-New Episode)

8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episode)

8:30-9:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (All-New Episode)

9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY (All-New Episode)

9:30-10:00 PM THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (Time Period Premiere)

Mondays, beginning March 9:

8:00-9:00 PM GOTHAM (All-New Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM THE FOLLOWING (Time Period Premiere)

Friday, March 20:

8:00-10:00 PM GLEE (Two-Hour Series Finale)

Thursday, March 26:

8:00-9:00 PM BONES (Spring Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM BACKSTROM (All-New Episode)

Tuesdays, beginning March 31:

8:00-9:00 PM HELL’S KITCHEN (All-New Episode)

9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL (All-New Episode)

9:30-10:00 PM WEIRD LONERS (Series Premiere)