Fox’s Fall Schedule: ‘Glee’s On the Move, ‘Idol’ Fixes And More

by | May 17, 2010 at 11:01 AM | Fall TV Preview 2010, TV News

Will Arnett and Keri Russell star in Fox's new fall comedy, 'Running Wilde.'  (Fox)

Will Arnett and Keri Russell star in Fox's new fall comedy, 'Running Wilde.' (Fox)

Fox’s schedule for the 2010-11 TV season seems comfortably familiar (e.g. ‘Bones‘ and ‘Fringe‘ are staying put on Thursdays), but it’s not without its flourishes of fresh fare and a new time slot or two for fan faves – ‘Glee‘ included.

Fox Chairman Acknowledges ‘Idol’s in Trouble

A few of the initial changes for ‘Idol’ include expanding the performance show to 90 minutes and reducing the results show to 30 minutes and moving it to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Among the new series coming our way: ‘Lonestar‘ (starring newcomer James Wolk), which Fox execs fancy as a “very cool… modern-day ‘Dallas‘ (though featuring a polygamist protagonist!) and three live-action comedies.

Midseason launches include ‘Ride-Along,’ a new Chicago-based cop drama from ‘The Shield‘s Shawn Ryan, and ’Terra Nova,’ a Steven Spielberg-produced series in which a family travels back in time – to the dinosaur era – to try to save the future of mankind.

A note to Gleeks:  A special episode of ‘Glee’ is set to air following Super Bowl XLV, Sunday, February 6, 2011.

MONDAY
8:00-9:00 PM HOUSE
9:00-10:00 PM LONESTAR (new)

What’s New: ‘Lonestar,’ set against the sprawling backdrop of big Texas oil, focuses on Robert/Bob Allen (played by newcomer James Wolk), a charismatic and brilliant schemer who has entangled himself in a deep, complex web from which he can’t break free.

TUESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM GLEE
9:00-9:30 PM RAISING HOPE (new)
9:30-10:00 PM RUNNING WILDE (new)

What’s New: In ‘Raising Hope,’ Jimmy Chance (Lucas Neff) is a well-meaning screw-up trying his best to raise his infant daughter with the help of the eccentric family who did a less-than-stellar job raising him. As for ‘Running Wilde,’ Will Arnett plays a lovable but immature playboy trying to win (or buy) the heart of his childhood sweetheart (Keri Russell, the uber-liberal humanitarian who got away).

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

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