Fox has locked in two more nights for midseason with revised lineups, Thursday and Friday, as the network has announced a slew of more premiere/return dates.
Rosewood‘s stay on Thursday will be short-lived. The drama, which has been struggling in its new Thursday 8 PM slot, will move to Friday 8 PM starting January 6. It replaces MasterChef Junior in the hour, paired with Sleepy Hollow, which had been assigned the Friday 9 PM berth in May.
With the final season of Bones, originally slated for a midseason run Thursdays 9 PM, recently relocated to Tuesday 9 PM, and Rosewood headed to Friday, Fox is going for a clean winter slate on Thursday, which will feature an all-reality (and all-cooking) lineup with Hell’s Kitchen s/MasterChef Jr. and new series My Kitchen Rules, announced at the upfronts. This will be the first-time Fox has had an all-unscripted Thursday in-season since fall 2008, when the network aired back-to-back episodes of another cooking show, Kitchen Nightmares.
Monday is staying as previously scheduled, with 24: Legacy anchoring the night at 8 PM after a post-Super Bowl launch, leading to new drama APB.
Fox has yet to set dates for the Prison Break reboot, tentatively slated for a spring run in the Tuesday 9 PM slot; for Shots Fired, penciled in for Wednesdays 8 PM in the spring; or new comedy Making History, which is supposed to launch Sunday at 8:30 PM in midseason.
Meanwhile, the network has yet to make decisions on additional episodes for ratings-challanged new fall dramas Pitch and The Exorcist. Pitch will wrap its original 10-episode run with a December winter finale. Neither of the two shows is featured on the Fox winter schedule. Any additional episodes, if ordered, won’t debut until spring.
Here are all Fox winter premiere/return dates that have been announced so far:
Wednesday, Dec. 14:
8:00-9:00 PM EMPIRE (Fall Finale)
9:00-10:00 PM STAR (Special Premiere)
Sunday, Jan. 1:
4:00 PM-CC NFL DOUBLEHEADER
8:00-8:30 PM THE MICK (Special Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Winter Finale, Pt. 1)
9:00-9:30 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Winter Finale, Pt. 2)
9:30-10:00 PM FAMILY GUY (encore)
Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 3:
8:00-8:31 PM NEW GIRL (Time Period Premiere)
8:31-9:01 PM THE MICK (Time Period Premiere)
9:01-10:00 PM BONES: THE FINAL CHAPTER (Season Premiere)
Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 4:
8:00-9:01 PM LETHAL WEAPON
9:01-10:00 PM STAR (Time Period Premiere)
Thursday, Jan. 5:
8:00-10:00 PM HELL’S KITCHEN (special two-hour episode)
Fridays, beginning Jan. 6:
8:00-9:00 PM ROSEWOOD (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW (Season Premiere)
Thursdays, beginning Jan. 12:
8:00-9:01 PM HELL’S KITCHEN (Time Period Premiere)
9:01-10:00 PM MY KITCHEN RULES (Series Premiere)
Sunday, Feb. 5
10:00-11:00 PM ET/ 24: LEGACY (Series Premiere, Part One)
7:00-8:00 PM PT
Mondays, beginning Feb. 6
8:00-9:01 PM 24: LEGACY (Series Premiere, Part Two)
9:01-10:00 PM APB (Series Premiere)
Thursdays, beginning Feb. 9
8:00-9:01 PM MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (Season Premiere)
9:01-10:00 PM MY KITCHEN RULES
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