Fox Unveils 2011-12 Primetime Schedule

Fox just announced its primetime schedule for next season. One new drama, Terra Nova, three comedies, New Girl, I Hate My New Daughter and the animated Allen Gregory as well as Simon Cowell’s reality show X Factor are launching in the fall, with dramas Alcatraz and Bones spinoff Finder as well as animated comedy Napoleon Dynamite joining in midseason. As we predicted, prehistoric drama Terra Nova will lead the network’s Monday lineup at 8 PM, pushing veteran House to 9 PM. House will return to 8 PM in midseason to help launch the J.J. Abrams-produced Alcatraz behind it. As expected, Fox is keeping the Tuesday comedy block, with New Girl joining Glee and Raising Hope, and I Hate My Teenage Daughter will launch behind the X factor performance show. Also staying put is American Idol on Wednesdays and Thursdays, with its airing pattern mirrored in the fall by X Factor. Additionally, Fox announced that the next season of American Idol will kick off on Sunday, Jan 22 after the NFC Championship game, the first time the veteran reality series has had a season premiere outside of its regular nights. America’s Most Wanted will no longer be a weekly series, scaling back to quarterly specials. Fox also listed the Tim Kring/Kiefer Sutherland drama Touch as being in development for midseason. Here are Fox’s fall and midseason schedules:
FOX FALL 2011 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE
MONDAY
8:00-9:00 PM    TERRA NOVA (new)
9:00-10:00 PM   HOUSE
TUESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM    GLEE
9:00-9:30 PM    NEW GIRL (wt) (new)
9:30-10:00 PM   RAISING HOPE
WEDNESDAY
8:00-9:30 PM    THE X FACTOR Performance Show (new)
9:30-10:00 PM   I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (wt) (new)
THURSDAY
8:00-9:00 PM    THE X FACTOR Results Show (new)
9:00-10:00 PM   BONES
FRIDAY
8:00-9:00 PM    KITCHEN NIGHTMARES
9:00-10:00 PM   FRINGE
SATURDAY
8:00-8:30 PM    COPS
8:30-9:00 PM    COPS
9:00-10:00 PM   ENCORES / AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (specials)
SUNDAY
7:00-7:30 PM    THE OT (NFL post-game)
7:30-8:00 PM    THE CLEVELAND SHOW
8:00-8:30 PM    THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM    ALLEN GREGORY (new)
9:00-9:30 PM    FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM   AMERICAN DAD

FOX MIDSEASON 2012 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE
MONDAY
8:00-9:00 PM    HOUSE
9:00-10:00 PM   ALCATRAZ (new)
TUESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM    GLEE
9:00-9:30 PM    NEW GIRL (wt) (new)
9:30-10:00 PM   RAISING HOPE
WEDNESDAY
8:00-9:30 PM    AMERICAN IDOL Performance Show
9:30-10:00 PM   I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (wt) (new)
THURSDAY
8:00-9:00 PM    AMERICAN IDOL Results Show
9:00-10:00 PM   THE FINDER (new) / BONES (spring)
FRIDAY
8:00-9:00 PM    KITCHEN NIGHTMARES
9:00-10:00 PM   FRINGE
SATURDAY
8:00-8:30 PM    COPS
8:30-9:00 PM    COPS
9:00-10:00 PM   ENCORES / AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (specials)
SUNDAY
7:00-7:30 PM    ANIMATION DOMINATION (encores)
7:30-8:00 PM    THE CLEVELAND SHOW
8:00-8:30 PM    THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM    NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (new)
9:00-9:30 PM    FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM   BOB’S BURGERS
Here is the rest of Fox’s release with descriptions of the new series: (more…)

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