Quick thoughts* on Fox's fall scheduler. With the X-Factor a known quantity for months and months, it looks like the most difficult decision for Fox was where to put . The only practical choices were Monday and Thursday, and Fox opted for Monday pairing it with House. But the twist is is kicking off the night rather than getting the House lead-in. It will be interesting to see how that works out.
Two new live action comediesand and animated premiere in the fall and other than , that's it for new this fall.
will stay put on Fridays at 9pm which is no surprise. Depending on where the CW puts , 9pm Fridays could be "genre hour" with NBC already slotting there.
The surprise to me actually came by way of the aging (ancient?) America'swhich was cancelled by Fox, or whittled down from once a week to four times a year (once every three months) if you prefer. Fox chief Kevin Reilly said they had not made money on the show in quite a while -- this apparently despite it usually winning the night and its timeslot when its not up against sporting/special events. But Reilly wanted to keep the franchise going with the quarterly specials (which will be two hours in duration).
Edit: As expected, Breaking In was nowhere to be found in Fox's announcement. In a world of rational fans, I'd expect that the ratings for tomorrow's special Tuesday airing (moving it to air after) of the season finale will douse any remaining hope.
Quick thoughts do not include the mid-season premieres of shows like Alcatraz,spinoff or Fox trying a two hour comedy block while is on break -- but there will be plenty of time to dwell on that.