FOX announced its plans to rearrange the schedule starting in January for many of your favorite show and is adding quite a few new shows to it’s lineup.
Moving AMERICAN IDOL from it’s standby spot after GLEE on Tuesday nights is an interesting move, with the loss of the man we most loved to hate, Simon Cowell off the show, AI will be searching for it’s new audience. Idol adds new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler to the show to join Randy Jackson and host Ryan Seacrest return to search for the newest “American Idol” with the auditions held in Austin, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, San Francisco and East Rutherford, NJ this year.
After a run of six all-new episodes in a row this fall, HUMAN TARGET returns with it’s trio of unlikely hero’s in two special two-hour episodes airing Wednesday, January 5 and 12 at 8/7 Central and MST in Denver and then this popular action series moves to it’s time period on Wednesday, January 26th 9/8C and MST in Denver following AMERICAN IDOL for three weeks.
BONES then moves to a new time period Thursdays 9/8C and MST in Denver PM after AMERICAN IDOL part 2 at 8/7C MST in Denver starting Jan. 20.
FRINGE will be moving to a new night and time beginning Friday January 28 to it’s new date and time Friday at 9/8C MST.
THE CLEVELAND SHOW makes its time period premiere Sunday, Jan. 9 with AMERICAN DAD moving to a new time a week later Sunday, Jan. 16 .
New shows include:
- BOB’S BURGERS, the new animated comedy about a man, his family and their burger joint, opens Sunday, Jan. 9 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT).
- THE CHICAGO CODE (formerly titled “Ride-Along”), the new police drama from creator Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”), will make its anticipated debut the night after SUPER BOWL XLV, Monday, Feb. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following all-new episodes of HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The new fast-paced series starring Jason Clarke (“Public Enemies,” “Brotherhood”), Jennifer Beals (LIE TO ME, “The L Word”), Delroy Lindo (“Kidnapped”) and Matt Lauria (“Friday Night Lights”) follows the Windy City’s most powerful and respected cops as they navigate the city’s underbelly to fight crime and expose corruption.
- MIXED SIGNALS, the new relationship comedy created by Bob Fisher (“Wedding Crashers”) that reveals how friendships and romances both enhance and complicate the lives of the men and women in them, will have its series premiere Tuesday, Feb. 8 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) following all-new episodes of GLEE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and RAISING HOPE (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT). The new ensemble comedy stars David Denman (“The Office”), Nelson Franklin (“I Love You, Man”), Kris Marshall (HUMAN TARGET), Liza Lapira (“Dexter”) and Aya Cash (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”).
- BREAKING IN (working title), an offbeat half-hour workplace comedy about a high-tech security firm that takes extreme – and often questionable – measures to sell their protection services. Created by Adam F. Goldberg (“Fanboys”) and Seth Gordon (“Four Christmases” and the upcoming “Horrible Bosses”), the series centers on a team of uniquely skilled oddball geniuses hand-picked to work for a manipulative mastermind. Starring Christian Slater (“The Forgotten”), Bret Harrison (“Reaper”) and Odette Yustman (“You Again”), the new comedy premieres Wednesday, April 6 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) following 90-minute AMERICAN IDOL episodes (8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT).
FOX midseason sees other changes as well.
LIE TO ME reveals a special two-hour episode Monday, Jan. 10 8/7 pm C/MST with Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) continuing his search for the truth in its regular time period Mondays 8:00 C/MST until January 31.
GLEE continues with encores until all-new episodes begin in February with a special installment airing immediately following SUPER BOWL XLV Sunday, Feb. 6 (approximately 7:30-8:30 PM PT/ MST in Denver).The Glee Super Bowl episode will feature a halftime show by New Directions with a mashup of Michael Jacksons Thriller. Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 8 GLEE leads a night of all-new episodes of FOX comedies, including RAISING HOPE and MIXED SIGNALS.
FOX 2010-2011 MIDSEASON SCHEDULE
(All times Central and Mountain Standard)
Monday, Jan. 10:
7:00-9:00 PM LIE TO ME (Two-Hour Episode)
Mondays, beginning Jan. 17:
7:00-8:00 PM HOUSE (All-New Episodes)
8:00-9:00 PM LIE TO ME (All-New Episodes)
Mondays, beginning Feb. 7
7:00-8:00 PM HOUSE (All-New Episodes)
8:00-9:00 PM THE CHICAGO CODE (Series Premiere)
Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 4:
7:00 PM GLEE (Encore Episodes)
8:00 PM MILLION DOLLAR MONEY DROP (All-New Episodes)
Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 8:
7:00 PM GLEE (All-New Episodes)
8:00-8:30 PM RAISING HOPE (All-New Episodes)
8:30-9:00 PM MIXED SIGNALS (Series Premiere)
Wednesday, Jan. 5 and 12:
7:00-9:00 PM HUMAN TARGET (All-New, Two-Hour Episodes)
Wednesday, Jan. 19:
7:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Two-Hour Season Premiere, Part One)
Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 26:
7:00-8:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL
8:00-9:00 PM HUMAN TARGET (All-New Episodes)
Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 16:
7:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Two-Hour Episodes)
Wednesdays, beginning April 6:
7:00-8:30 PM AMERICAN IDOL (90-Minute Episodes)
8:30-9:00 PM BREAKING IN (Series Premiere)
Thursdays, beginning Jan. 6:
7:00-8:00 PM MILLION DOLLAR MONEY DROP (All-New Episodes)
8:00-9:00 PM BONES (Encore Episodes)
Thursdays, beginning Jan. 20:
8:00-8:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part Two)
8:00-9:00 PM BONES (Time Period Premiere)
Friday, Jan. 7:
7:00 PM-CC ET AT&T COTTON BOWL (Live)
Friday, Jan. 21:
7:00-8:00 PM KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Season Premiere)
8:00-9:00 PM KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Encore)
Fridays, beginning Jan. 28:
7:00-8:00 PM KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (All-New Episodes)
8:00-9:00 PM FRINGE (Time Period Premiere)
Saturday, Jan. 15:
7:00 PM-CC ET NFC DIVISION PLAYOFFS (Live)
Saturdays, beginning Jan. 22 (no change to lineup):
7:00-7:30 PM COPS (All-New Episodes)
7:30-8:00 PM COPS (Encore Episodes)
8:00-9:00 PM AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (All-New Episodes)
Sunday, Jan. 9:
7:00-7:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episode)
7:30-8:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS (Series Premiere)
8:00-8:30 PM FAMILY GUY (All-New Episode)
8:30-9:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW (Time Period Premiere/All-New Episode)
Sunday, Jan. 16 and 23:
6:00-6:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (Encore Episodes)
6:30-7:00 PM AMERICAN DAD (Time Period Premiere)
7:00-7:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episodes)
7:30-8:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS (All-New Episodes)
8:00-8:30 PM FAMILY GUY (All-New Episodes)
8:30-9:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW (All-New Episodes)
Sunday, Jan. 30:
6:00 PM-CC ET NFC PRO BOWL (Live)
Sunday, Feb. 6:
5:00 PM-CC ET SUPER BOWL XLV (Live)
9:30 PM ET/7:30 PT GLEE (All-New Special Episode; Approximate Start Time)
Sundays, beginning Feb. 13 (no change to lineup):
6:00-6:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
6:30-7:00 PM AMERICAN DAD
7:00-7:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
7:30-8:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS
8:00-8:30 PM FAMILY GUY
8:30-9:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW
Source: FOX via Spoiler TV
Check out the schedule changes over at NBC and the Cable TV Cancellations and Renewals for 2011.
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