Fox Moves ‘The Finder,’ Summer Gets ‘Hell’

by | March 2, 2012 at 3:08 PM | bones, The Finder

Michael Clarke Duncan and Geoff Stults of 'The Finder' (Photo: Fox)

Fox has found a new home for “The Finder.” The network announced Friday it is relocating the “Bones” spin-off from Thursday nights to Friday nights at 8/7c beginning in April.

Its last Thursday episode will air March 6, then it will go on hiatus for a month and return for its remaining episodes on Friday, April 6 with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson as a guest star. As previously announced, Kiefer Sutherland’s anticipated new drama “Touch” takes the Thursdays at 9/8c starting March 22.

If Fox is offering a clue about the future fate of “The Finder,” the move to Fridays doesn’t bode well for the Geoff Stults-Michael Clarke Duncan show. The last episode averaged just 6.22 million viewers, squandering its “American Idol” lead-in. Fridays are a notoriously lower-rated night of television, and with it paired with the cult show “Fringe,” which is unfortunately in danger of cancellation, it is unlikely the “Bones” spin-off will see a second season.

Fox Rattles “Bones” in Scheduling Shuffle

Earlier this week, Fox also moved “Bones” — fans of the show that’s had a hundred different time slots will now see Booth and Brennan on Monday nights at 8/7c.

In one other scheduling note, Fox is holding on to the new Gordon Ramsay series, “Hotel Hell,” until summer (it was originally slated for April), where it possibly may be paired with, appropriately, Ramsay’s summer hit “Hell’s Kitchen.”

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