‘American Idol’ Premiere Date Announced, Fox Unveils Winter Schedule

by | December 13, 2012 at 6:43 PM | American Idol

The Season 12 Stars of 'American Idol' (Photo: Fox)

Fox announced Thursday its winter midseason schedule, unveiling the premiere dates of several anticipated shows.

We’re sure there’s still a loyal following somewhere looking forward to the return of “American Idol” — and all the shenanigans the new judges will bring when Season 12 kicks off with a two-hour, two-night premiere on Jan. 16 and 17.

But we do hope Kevin Bacon’s new serial killer drama also develops its own massive following, since we’re very intrigued with “The Following” episodes we’ve seen so far.

 

Loyal fans of a different dimension will be looking forward with bittersweet excitement for the series finale of “Fringe,” as the J.J. Abrams series comes to an end on Friday, Jan. 18 after five mind-bending seasons.

Mark your calendars/iphones/ipads/DVRs/Post-It notes now.

Here is the Full Fox Winter 2013 Schedule, per the network’s release:

Sunday, Jan. 6
1:00/4:00 PM-CC PT/ET NFC WILDCARD GAME (Live)
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

Tuesday, Jan. 8
8:00-8:30 PM RAISING HOPE
8:30-9:00 PM BEN AND KATE
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT

Wednesday, Jan. 9
8:00-10:00 PM STARS IN DANGER: THE HIGH DIVE (Two-Hour Special Event)

Read the List of Celebrities Taking a Dive on Fox’s Reality Special

Friday, Jan. 11
8:00-9:00 PM KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (encore)
9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE

Click here to catch-up on previous episodes of “Fringe”

Sunday, Jan. 13
7:30-8:00 PM 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

Monday, Jan. 14
8:00-10:00 PM BONES (Two-Hour Winter Premiere)

Wednesday, Jan. 16
8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part 1)

Thursday, Jan. 17
8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Special Two-Hour Season Premiere, Part 2)

Click here to use xfinity.com/tv to DVR “American Idol”

Friday, Jan. 18
8:00-10:00 PM FRINGE (100th Episode and Two-Hour Series Finale)

Saturday, Jan. 19
12:00-12:30 AM INSIDE THE FOLLOWING (30-Minute Special)

Monday, Jan. 21
8:00-9:00 PM BONES
9:00-10:00 PM THE FOLLOWING (Series Premiere)

Click here to add “The Following” to your queue

Thursday, Jan. 24
8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL
9:00-10:00 PM GLEE

Friday, Jan. 25
8:00-9:00 PM KITCHEN NIGHTMARES
9:00-10:00 PM THE FOLLOWING (encore)

Friday, Feb. 8
8:00-10:00 PM TOUCH (Two-Hour Season Premiere)