Here is a look at its Fall 2010 Schedule vs. its Fall 2009 Schedule by the Numbers.
2010 (3 shows, 3 hours): Lone Star (1 hour), Raising Hope (0.5 hr), Running Wilde (0.5 hr), Good Guys (begins summer ’10) (1 hr)
2009 (3 shows, 2.0 hours): Glee (1 hour), Brothers (1/2 hour), The Cleveland Show (1/2 hour)
Unscripted and Scheduled Repeats
2010 (4 hours): Hell’s Kitchen (1 hour), Cops (1 hour), America’s Most Wanted (1 hour), The O.T. (1 hour)
2009 (6 hours): So You Think You Can Dance + Results (3 hours), Cops (1 hour), America’s Most Wanted (1 hour), The O.T. (1 hour)
- 2 hours of scripted shows on Friday is a big surprise. That moves to the top of my “surprises in the 2010 announcements” list.
- Replacing So You Think You Can Dance’s 3 hours with 2 scripted hours and one unscripted hour is interesting considering the 3 hour (likely) X-Factor arrives in Fall 2011.
- Fox’s big swing factor in the Fall is always baseball. One thing they have going against them this year vs. last is that they’ll have the NL championship series instead of the AL, which is typically the more ratings attractive. And for both the NL League Championship Series and the World Series, no matter who plays, long series are a ratings wins, four game sweeps are ratings killers.
|9-10p||Lie To Me||Lonestar|
|8-9p||So You Think You Can Dance?||Glee|
|9-10p||So You Think You Can Dance?||Raising Hope / Running Wilde|
|8-9p||So You Think You Can Dance?||Lie To Me|
|8-9p||Brothers / ‘Til Death||Human Target|
|9-10p||Dollhouse||The Good Guys (starts summer ’10)|
|9-10p||America’s Most Wanted||America’s Most Wanted|
|7-8p||The OT (NFL post game)||The OT (NFL post game)|
|8-8:30p||The Simpsons||The Simpsons|
|8:30-9p||The Cleveland Show||The Cleveland Show|
|9-9:30p||Family Guy||Family Guy|
|9:30-10p||American Dad||American Dad|
Shows in BOLD are/were new, shows in italics are unscripted, 2008 shows in strikethrough did not return.
The shows slated to premiere in mid-season or later are: American Idol, Bobs Burgers, Ride Along, Terra Nova, Mixed Signals.
Changes to the mid season schedule are almost certain between now and January.