2011 Upfronts: FOX

It’s that time of the year when the US networks reveal their Fall line-ups to advertisers.

FOX’s anticipated Australian-filmed dino-adventure Terra Nova will air on Mondays with House.

New comedy The New Girl follows Glee on Tuesdays. The comedy created by Elizabeth Meriwether is about the sexual politics of men and women and stars Zooey Deschanel and Damon Wayans Jr.

The X Factor will air Wednesday and Thursday before the eleventh season of American Idol returns in January.

Bones will stay at Thursdays while its spinoff The Finder will get the post-Idol slot Thursdays. J.J. Abram’s Alcatraz will also join the midseason schedule. Fringe will be held until midseason where it will again air on Fridays.

“Nothing impacts culture the way a television show does,” said Peter Rice, chairman, entertainment, FOX Networks Group. “And here at FOX, we have the most talked about, most followed, most creative shows that build connections between viewers and brands.”

Monday
8:00-9:00pm Terra Nova (New)
9:00-10:00pm House

Tuesday
8:00-9:00pm Glee
9:00-9:30pm New Girl (New)
9:30-10:00pm Raising Hope

Wednesday
8:00-9:30pm The X Factor Performance Show (New)
9:30-10:00pm I Hate My Teenage Daughter (New)

Thursday
8:00-9:00pm The X Factor Results Show (New)
9:00-10:00pm Bones

Friday
8:00-9:00pm Kitchen Nightmares
9:00-10:00pm Fringe

Saturday
8:00-8:30pm Cops
8:30-9:00pm Cops
9:00-10:00pm Encores / America’s Most Wanted (Specials)

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

Midseason 2012 Primetime Schedule:
8:00-9:00pm House
9:00-10:00pm Alcatraz (New)

Tuesday
8:00-9:00pm Glee
9:00-9:30pm New Girl (New)
9:30-10:00pm Raising Hope

Wednesday
8:00-9:30pm American Idol Performance Show
9:30-10:00pm I Hate My Teenage Daughter  (New)

Thursday
8:00-9:00pm American Idol Results Show
9:00-10:00pm The Finder (New) / Bones (Spring)

Friday
8:00-9:00pm Kitchen Nightmares
9:00-10:00pm Fringe

Saturday
8:00-8:30pm Cops
8:30-9:00pm Cops
9:00-10:00pm Encores / America’s Most Wanted (Specials)

Sunday
7:00-7:30pm Animation Domination (Encores)
7:30-8:00pm The Cleveland Show
8:00-8:30pm The Simpsons
8:30-9:00pm Napoleon Dynamite (New)
9:00-9:30pm Family Guy
9:30-10:00pm Bob’s Burgers

Source:  Hollywood Reporter

15 Comments:

  1. I can certainly see FOX8 picking The X Factor US up… Sorry FTA only viewers but they’re the only channel that can be trusted with leaving a programming alone in its slot and airing it fast !

  2. Bob’s Burgers obviously was picked up for 13 eps. Makes sense when American Dad was renewed too – FOX it seems were hoping to replace it with Bob’s Burgers. But ratings for each were OK nothing special (yes I know those two are the best of the five FOX animations these days)

    AA – I’d expect Eleven were out of eps. They’ll have three remaining to show whenever.

  3. Wonder if we’ll get to see the US X-Factor. Fox8 shows American Idol-maybe that would be a good fiot for it.

    Is Bob’s Burgers finished airing on Eleven for now? Really liked it too-great to see it renewed.

  4. @Luke,
    actually Fringe got renewed for a full 22-episode order. holding it till mid-season just means there will be no long breaks in between airdates of episodes, and they can play the season straight through. 😛

  5. Fringe held off for the mid-season? Sounds like they’re giving Fringe a final season to maybe tie up loose ends with a smaller run of episodes and a quick storyline. I’m glad they’re at least giving it that opportunity, it’s one of my favourite non-sitcom shows.

  6. “And here at FOX, we have the most talked about, most followed, most creative shows that build connections between viewers and brands.”

    Like Arrested Development, and The Good Guys.

  7. Dear David,

    Can you just remind me what time of the year Australian tv buyers head over to decide what we do and don’t get?

    Alcatraz sounds interesting, however i think it’ll be another mega hit for only a few weeks i.e Prison Break

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