Fox Announces New Fall Schedule

by | May 14, 2012 at 10:09 AM | Fall TV Preview 2012, TV News

Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy of 'The Following' (Photo: Fox)

Fox announced Monday its new fall schedule, which will feature two new comedies, one new drama, and a few big names coming to the network, like Kevin Bacon, whose midseason drama “The Following” is being billed as “the new ’24′”, and a new sitcom from Mindy Kaling of “The Office.”

The current lineup will also see some changes: “Glee” moves to Thursdays, as the network plans on turning Tuesdays into a comedy block, while Kiefer Sutherland’s “Touch” heads to Fridays.

And while it seems to be growing weary, “American Idol” is still the tentpole series of the network, while Simon Cowell insists he can salvage “X Factor” – look for new judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato to be trotted out for official announcements (finally) on Monday.

“This year was a bigger drop-off than we anticipated,” said Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly at the New York Upfronts. “There’s a lot of life left in it,” he also said.

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Here’s the FOX 2012-2013 Primetime Schedule, per the Fox release (all times ET/PT)

MONDAY
8:00-9:00 PM “BONES”
9:00-10:00 PM “THE MOB DOCTOR” (new)

“THE FOLLOWING” (new) joins in midseason.

TUESDAY
8:00-8:30 PM “RAISING HOPE”
8:30-9:00 PM “BEN AND KATE” (new)
9:00-9:30 PM “NEW GIRL”
9:30-10:00 PM “THE MINDY PROJECT” (new)

“THE GOODWIN GAMES” (new) joins in midseason.

WEDNESDAY
8:00-10:00 PM “THE X FACTOR” (fall) / “AMERICAN IDOL” (midseason)

THURSDAY
8:00-9:00 PM “THE X FACTOR” Results (fall) / “AMERICAN IDOL” Results (midseason)
9:00-10:00 PM “GLEE”

FRIDAY
8:00-9:00 PM “TOUCH”
9:00-10:00 PM “FRINGE” (fall)

“HELL’S KITCHEN” returns in midseason.

SATURDAY
7:00-10:30 PM “FOX SPORTS SATURDAY” (fall)

“COPS” returns in midseason.
ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF (new) will join late-prime in 2013.

SUNDAY
7:00-7:30 PM “NFL Game” (fall) / ANIMATION DOMINATION (encores)
7:30-8:00 PM “THE OT” (fall) / “THE CLEVELAND SHOW”
8:00-8:30 PM “THE SIMPSONS”
8:30-9:00 PM “BOB’S BURGERS”
9:00-9:30 PM “FAMILY GUY”
9:30-10:00 PM “AMERICAN DAD”

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