Upfronts: FOX

FOX has now announced its Fall schedule, which adds a comedy line-up to Tuesdays led by Glee.

Steven Spielberg’s dino-drama Terra Nova isn’t on the schedule yet. The show, described as an “action-adventure series follows an ordinary family on an extraordinary journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a part of a massive expedition to save the human race,” will join the network for midseason along with animated comedy Bob’s Burgers and relationship comedy Mixed Signals. 24 writers Brannon Braga and David Fury will join Spielberg’s writing team.

American Idol will shorten its Tuesday performance show to 90 minutes and reduce its Wednesday’s results show to 30 minutes. No replacement for Simon Cowell is yet announced.

It was also announced that a very special Glee will air following Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, February 6.

“Last season, we did what FOX does best: we took some risks that paid off. Now we’re going to up the ante with an even more diverse and creative roster of programs for next year,” said Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment, FOX Broadcasting. “With three daring new dramas, a fresh new animated series and three new live-action comedies, we’re positioned to rebuild the FOX comedy brand, introduce the next generation of unique characters and deliver an even more compelling experience for our viewers next season.”

Monday
8:00-9:00 Pm House
9:00-10:00 Pm Lonestar (New)

Tuesday
8:00-9:00 Pm Glee
9:00-9:30 Pm Raising Hope (New)
9:30-10:00 Pm Running Wilde (New)

Wednesday
8:00-9:00 Pm Lie To Me
9:00-10:00 Pm Hell’s Kitchen

Thursday
8:00-9:00 Pm Bones
9:00-10:00 Pm Fringe

Friday
8:00-9:00 Pm Human Target
9:00-10:00 Pm The Good Guys

Saturday
8:00-8:30 Pm Cops
8:30-9:00 Pm Cops
9:00-10:00 Pm America’s Most Wanted

Sunday
7:00-8:00 Pm The OT (NFL Post-Game)
8:00-8:30 Pm The Simpsons
8:30-9:00 Pm The Cleveland Show
9:00-9:30 Pm Family Guy
9:30-10:00 Pm American Dad

Fox Midseason 2011 Primetime Schedule
Monday
8:00-9:00 Pm House
9:00-10:00 Pm Lonestar (New) / Ride-Along (New)

Tuesday
8:00-9:30 Pm American Idol Performance Show
9:30-10:00 Pm Running Wilde (New) / Mixed Signals (New; Spring)

Wednesday
8:00-8:30 Pm Raising Hope (New)
8:30-9:00 Pm American Idol Results Show
9:00-10:00 Pm Glee

Thursday
8:00-9:00 Pm Bones
9:00-10:00 Pm Fringe

Friday
8:00-9:00 Pm Human Target
9:00-10:00 Pm Kitchen Nightmares

Saturday
8:00-8:30 Pm Cops
8:30-9:00 Pm Cops
9:00-10:00 Pm America’s Most Wanted

Sunday
7:00-7:30 Pm The Simpsons (Encores)
7:30-8:00 Pm American Dad
8:00-8:30 Pm The Simpsons
8:30-9:00 Pm Bob’s Burgers (New)
9:00-9:30 Pm Family Guy
9:30-10:00 Pm The Cleveland Show

Source: Hollywood Reporter, Futon Critic

11 Comments:

  1. the trailer for lone star looks like a really good drama. but the other 2 shows running wilde and raising hope, cute concepts, but if they are supposed to be funny it doesn’t show in the trailer.

  2. I’m so glad Fox have given Human Target a second season but apparently Friday night is not a good time slot….maybe now Channel Nine might show it here in Oz.

  3. Why shorten the US Idol results? They have had at least 3 really great performances each week which has been excellent. Though I suppose that gets a little away from the competition and it really does only take 10 minutes to deliver the results.

  4. I’ll check out Running Wilde – Will Arnett back with Mitch Hurwitz can’t be too bad, and throw in Keri Russell. Sounds like a good plan.
    Terra-nova i’ll check out because its Spielberg, but none of the other new shows are jumping out to me.
    Most annoyed about Human Target being on Friday nights?!?! What the hell? Haven’t they learned their lesson re: programming Friday nights. I guess its another show that’s dead before it even returns.
    Most happy about Lie to Me renewal, and on a decent night too. Looked like it was close to cancelation there for a little while…

  5. none of the new FOX shows sound particularly interesting, especially after seeing NBC’s yesterday. the good fortune they’ve had this year should last them though.

  6. I don’t see myself watching anything on this list. None of the new shows sound very exciting

    And good luck to the new comedy block, I give it six weeks before one of them is yanked. Back to You was a good show and it didn’t even last half a season.

  7. glad they renewed Human Target, besides burn notice it’s the best action show on tv.

    Terra Nova, that description sounds a bit better than what was going around a while back about a family trapped in the time of the dinosaurs ala lost in space. Still people in dino times, sounds kind of dull. what on earth could they be looking for a few hundred million years ago to save the human race??? How many possibilities for story lines and action besides running from dinosaurs? seems they’d have to bring in too many silly elements.

    Why doesn’t Spielberg just do a Jurassic park tv series? Have it serve as a prequel, with all the ingen development, the competitors industrial espionage ect. Have it leading up to the development of the tech, to site B and making the dinosaurs and the islands facilities. You could easily do a couple seasons leading up to the first film. End with that all going down from another point of view then pick up after the film with a direct sequel set before the lost world. dealing with the aftermath.

    Seems like a perfect idea for a serialised show to me. someone call HBO.

  8. it baffles me that they would have Glee on tues at 8pm and then already plan to move it to weds at 9pm (after the live idol results show which is bound to run overtime) in the mid season. you’d think they would like to give it some stability-guess they are planning on idol giving it a huge lead in.
    i also like the fact that the US has encores, but none of those pesky repeats just like us…

  9. @justin US x factor doesn’t start until 2011-12 season. i’d imagine so that idol can cement itself without simon for a season first. (or get one final shot at rating glory)

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