Fox 2012-13 Primetime Schedule Announced: 'Touch' & 'Fringe' Friday, 'Bones' & 'Mob Doctor' Monday, 'Glee' To Thursday, 4 Comedy Tuesday

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May 14th, 2012

4pm+ Eastern Update: Interesting items from the Fox upfront presentation:

Even before the very specific rumors surfaced in recent days, it seemed like Fox's 2012-13 schedule was easy to piece together and lo, all this came to pass:

Here is Fox's 2012-13 primetime schedule:

FOX ANNOUNCES PRIMETIME SERIES

FOR 2012-2013 SEASON

 

NO. 1 NETWORK ADDS THREE NEW COMEDIES AND TWO NEW DRAMAS TO SLATE

 

MINDY KALING’S HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED COMEDY “The Mindy Project

AND DISTINCTIVE ENSEMBLE COMEDY “Ben And Kate

JOIN “Raising Hope” AND “New Girl

ON NEW FALL TUESDAY COMEDY BLOCK

 

COMPELLING NEW DRAMA “The Mob Doctor” LAUNCHES THIS FALL

 

KEVIN WILLIAMSON’S RIVETING NEW THRILLER “THE FOLLOWING”

STARRING KEVIN BACON AND JAMES PUREFOY

DEBUTS MIDSEASON

 

INVENTIVE NEW COMEDY “The Goodwin Games” SLATED FOR MIDSEASON

 

Award-Winning Phenomenon Glee Moves to Thursdays

Following The X Factor This Fall

 

 

New York (Monday, May 14, 2012) – Peter Rice, Chairman, Entertainment, Fox Networks Group; and Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, today unveiled the FOX primetime schedule for the 2012-2013 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre.

 

“Television continues to be the most vibrant, emotionally rich platform in the world,” said Rice. “FOX has been the No. 1 network for eight seasons by delivering groundbreaking, engaging and culturally relevant shows that connect with our audience, not only on-air, but wherever they are in the digital or social space.”

 

“With first-year culture-driving hits like New Girl and The X Factor and strong returning tentpoles like American Idol and Glee, we were laser focused on our development and it has really paid off,” said Reilly. “I have no doubt that our two genre-defying new dramas, our new FOX Sports Saturdays, and our three new distinctive, sharp and upscale comedies – all fronted by incredible talent – can propel FOX to even greater success.”

 

This fall, two new half-hour comedies – The Mindy Project and Ben And Kate – will join Raising Hope and New Girl on an all-new Tuesday night comedy block. Created by Emmy-nominated writer/producer and New York Times best-selling authorMindy Kaling (“The Office”) and starring Kaling, Chris Messina (“Damages”), Anna Camp (“The Good Wife”) and newcomer Ed Weeks, The Mindy Project features Kaling as a skilled OB/GYN navigating the tricky waters of both her personal and professional life, as she pursues her dreams of becoming the perfect woman, finding the perfect man and getting her perfect romantic comedy ending.

 

Ben And Kate, the heartwarming new sibling comedy created by Dana Fox (“What Happens In Vegas”) and directed by Jake Kasdan (“Bad Teacher”), also debuts Tuesdays this fall. Starring newcomer Dakota Johnson and Nat Faxon (“Bad Teacher,” Academy Award-winning co-screenwriter of “The Descendants”), the comedy follows a pair of odd-couple siblings – one, an overly responsible single mom; the other, an exuberant kid-at-heart – and their friends as they push each other out of their comfort zones and into real life.

 

The compelling new drama The Mob Doctor will debut this fall. Executive-produced by Josh Berman (BONES, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”) and Rob Wright (“Crossing Jordan”), the engrossing character drama stars Jordana Spiro (“My Boys”) as a brilliant, life-saving surgeon caught in a complex web between her promising medical career and her family’s debt to Chicago’s Southside mob.

 

Edge-of-your-seat thriller THE FOLLOWING, created by Kevin Williamson (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Scream” franchise) and starring Golden Globe Award-winning Kevin Bacon (“X-Men,” “Frost/Nixon”) and James Purefoy (“Rome”), premieres in midseason. The spellbinding and intense drama follows an ex-FBI agent (Bacon) called out of retirement to track down a devious and diabolical serial killer (Purefoy), the mastermind behind a nationwide string of murders.

 

The Goodwin Games, the inventive new comedy from the executive producers of “How I Met Your Mother,” Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris, is slated for midseason. Starring Scott Foley (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Felicity”), Becki Newton (“Ugly Betty”) and Jake Lacy (“Better With You”), the family comedy tells the story of three estranged siblings who return home after the loss of their beloved father (guest star Beau Bridges, “The Descendants”), and unexpectedly find themselves poised to inherit more than $20 million – if, and only if, they can adhere to their late father’s trivial wishes.

 

It was also announced that Glee, the award-winning cultural phenomenon, will move this fall to Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following all-new installments of Simon Cowell’s The X Factor (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The X Factor returns for Season Two with two new judges, who will join Cowell and L.A. Reid on the world’s largest search to award one global superstar or music group a $5 million record contract.

 

FOX series returning in 2012-2013 include: American Dad (Season 8), American Idol (Season 12), BOB’S Burgers (Season 3), BONES (Season 8), The Cleveland Show (Season 4), COPS (Season 25), Family Guy (Season 10), Fringe (Season 5), Glee (Season 4), HELL’S KITCHEN (Season 10), Kitchen Nightmares (Season 5), MASTERCHEF (Season 3), MOBBED (specials), New Girl (Season 2), Raising Hope (Season 3), THE Simpsons (Season 24), So You Think You Can Dance (Season 9) and Touch (Season 2). AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS, NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE and TEEN CHOICE 2012 will also return to the FOX schedule.

 

Keep up with all the new series on the FOX 2012-2013 primetime schedule at FOX.com or by “liking” the series on Facebook and following the series on Twitter:

 

SERIES FACEBOOK TWITTER
Ben And Kate Facebook.com/BenandKate @BenandKateFOX       (#benandkate)
THE FOLLOWING Facebook.com/TheFollowing @TheFollowingFOX     (#thefollowing)
The Goodwin Games Facebook.com/TheGoodwinGames @GoodwinGamesFOX (#thegoodwingames)
THE MINDY PROJECT Facebook.com/TheMindyProject @MindyProjectFOX      (#themindyproject)
The Mob Doctor Facebook.com/TheMobDoctor @TheMobDoctorFOX   (#themobdoctor)

 

Following are the FOX 2012-2013 primetime schedule and synopses of the new series:

 

FOX 2012-2013 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE

(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

 

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Gallery and episodic photos from the new and returning series are available at www.foxflash.com. Additionally, embeddable promotional video from the new series will be posted to www.foxflash.com at the conclusion of the FOX 2012 Programming Presentation shortly after 5:00 PM ET today.]

 

 

 

FOX 2012-2013 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE

NEW SERIES SYNOPSES

 

The following new comedies will premiere this fall on FOX:

 

BEN AND KATE

What happens when an exuberant, irresponsible dreamer who always says “yes” moves in with his overly responsible little sister to help raise her five-year-old daughter? BEN AND KATE, a new single-camera young ensemble comedy, follows these odd-couple siblings as they push each other out of their comfort zones and into real life. KATE FOX (Dakota Johnson, “The Social Network”) followed the rules all her life…until she got pregnant in college and dropped out just shy of graduation. After the birth of her daughter, MADDIE (Maggie Jones, “We Bought a Zoo,” “Footloose”), Kate put her twenties on hold. Now working as a bar manager to make ends meet and maximize her time with five-year-old Maddie, she’s uber-prepared for every possible catastrophe – except for the arrival of her older brother, BEN FOX (Nat Faxon, “Bad Teacher”). Ben likes trouble a lot more than his sister does. His infectious energy makes you want to follow him into any number of bad ideas. He’ll totally screw up your life, but somehow, you’ll feel good about it. Where Kate is all about planning and preparing, Ben is big on spontaneity and out-of-the-box ideas. But don’t let the Velcro wallet fool you – he’ll probably be a millionaire someday. When Ben comes to crash on Kate’s couch for a few days, he finds a sad state of affairs. Kate’s surviving, but not living. Ben realizes that for the first time in their lives, Kate needs his help and he’s determined to bring some much-needed chaos into her overly stable world. He starts by offering to help look after Maddie so Kate can get back to experiencing her mid-twenties and making mistakes, since the one real “mistake” she’s made turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to her. Always there to help with Ben’s crazy schemes is his partner-in-crime, TOMMY (newcomer Echo Kellum), who worships Ben like a hero and nurses a serious crush on Kate. Kate’s British best friend, BJ (Lucy Punch, “Bad Teacher”), is a cocktail waitress at the bar that Kate manages and an all-around hot mess who would do anything for Kate, even if her advice is often questionable and occasionally illegal. From writer/executive producer Dana Fox (NEW GIRL, “What Happens in Vegas”) and executive producer/director Jake Kasdan (NEW GIRL, “Bad Teacher”), BEN AND KATE is a heartwarming story of deeply mismatched siblings: a sister who needs to go for her dreams and a brother who needs to get his head out of the clouds.

 

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, Chernin Entertainment

CREATOR/WRITER/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Dana Fox

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: Jake Kasdan

CAST: Dakota Johnson as Kate, Nat Faxon as Ben, Maggie Jones as Maddie, Lucy Punch as BJ, Echo Kellum as Tommy

 

 

THE MINDY PROJECT

THE MINDY PROJECT is a new single-camera comedy from Emmy Award-nominated writer/producer and New York Times best-selling author Mindy Kaling (“The Office”) that follows a woman who, despite having a successful career, desperately needs to break bad habits in her personal life. After all, how many doctors make inappropriate toasts at their ex-boyfriend’s wedding, nearly drown at the bottom of a stranger’s pool and get arrested for disorderly conduct just moments before having to deliver a baby? Funny, impatient and politically incorrect, MINDY LAHIRI (Kaling) can quote every romantic comedy starring Meg Ryan that exists. She loves the good ones and the bad ones, because the girl always gets the guy. Mindy is determined to be more punctual, spend less money, lose weight and read more books – all in pursuit of becoming a well-rounded perfect woman…who can meet and date the perfect guy. Mindy is a skilled OB/GYN and shares a practice with a few other doctors, none of whom make life any easier for her. JEREMY REED (British writer/comedian Ed Weeks) is the walking definition of total bad news. He not only shares a practice with Mindy, but sometimes her bed as well – despite her best efforts to resist. He is funny, self-absorbed and super sexy. In contrast, DANNY CASTELLANO (Chris Messina, “Damages”) is a hothead and guys’ guy who has a habit of stealing Mindy’s patients. Danny criticizes her for everything, including her struggling love life and her lack of professionalism – even though it’s obvious to everyone except Mindy that he secretly admires her work. His blue-collar childhood gives him a big chip on his shoulder, but he is a dedicated physician, which Mindy can’t stand to admit because he’s always getting on her case. Rounding out The Office staff are the receptionists – BETSY PUTCH (Zoe Jarman, “Huge”), young, earnest and easily excitable, who thinks the world of Mindy and is always trying to impress her; and SHAUNA DICANIO (newcomer Dana DeLorenzo), a self-assured Jersey Girl who is indifferent to Mindy, always knows where the cool party is and carries a poorly concealed torch for Danny. Mindy is in constant communication with her beloved best friend from college, GWEN GRANDY (Anna Camp, “The Good Wife”), who also happens to be the governor’s daughter. Gwen is a hilarious, sometimes too-blunt friend, and secretly a former carefree party girl (which only Mindy seems to remember). Although Gwen is now happily married to a financial analyst, with a six-year-old daughter, this lawyer-turned-Pilates mom remains squarely in Mindy’s corner. As Mindy attempts to get her career off the ground and meet a guy who passes her red flag test (no drug habits, no skinny jeans and no secret families, among others), only time will tell if she gets her romantic comedy ending.

 

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment

CREATOR/WRITER/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Mindy Kaling

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Howard Klein, B.J. Novak (pilot)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: Charles McDougall (pilot)

CAST: Mindy Kaling as Mindy, Chris Messina as Danny, Ed Weeks as Jeremy, Anna Camp as Gwen, Zoe Jarman as Betsy, Dana DeLorenzo as Shauna

 

The following new drama will debut this fall on FOX:

 

THE MOB DOCTOR

For most physicians, the Hippocratic oath is sacred. But for one Chicago doctor, who is indebted to the mafia, saving lives isn’t her only concern. THE MOB DOCTOR is a fast-paced medical drama featuring a brilliant young female cardiothoracic surgeon who is split between two distinct worlds as she juggles her promising medical career with her lifelong debt as a doctor to Chicago’s Southside mob. DR. GRACE DEVLIN (Jordana Spiro, “My Boys”) is a top resident at Chicago’s Roosevelt Medical Center. Smart and self-assured, she’s heralded as one of the country’s most promising young surgeons. But family ties keep her glued to her Southside roots. To pay off her brother’s life-threatening gambling debt, she makes a deal with the devil and agrees to work “off book” for the mafia men she once despised.  During the day, Grace must deal with the emotionally compelling cases at Roosevelt Medical – a toddler in need of a heart transplant, an elderly man desperate to donate a lung to his sick wife, the mass chaos in the wake of a two-train collision on the ‘L.’ But in her other vastly different world, she must juggle an onslaught of mob-related demands, including operating in mob-sanctioned locations, removing bullets from dead bodies to hide incriminating evidence, saving a juiced-up race horse and covertly helping an aging mobster with his erectile dysfunction. All the while, Grace must keep her dual life a secret from everyone: her protective best friend, NURSE ROBERTA “RO” ANGELI (Floriana Lima, “Glory Daze”); her handsome, blue-blooded boyfriend, DR. BRETT ROBINSON (Zach Gilford, “Off The Map,” “Friday Night Lights”); her boss at Roosevelt Medical and Chief of Surgery, DR. STAFFORD WHITE (Zeljko Ivanek, “The Event,” “Damages”); her rival, DR. OLIVIA WATSON (Jaime Lee Kirchner, “Necessary Roughness,” “Mercy”); even her well-meaning screw-up brother, NATE (Jesse Lee Soffer, “As The World Turns”), and her overly dramatic mother, DANIELLA (Wendy Makkena, “NCIS”). The only one who knows the true scope of Grace’s activities is the man to whom Grace owes her debt: the charming and diabolical Southside mob boss CONSTANTINE ALEXANDER (William Forsythe, “Boardwalk Empire”), an oddly compassionate killer whose relationship with Grace is more than it seems. Recently released from prison, the former head of the Chicago mob looks to reclaim his place in the organization, with the help of his right-hand associate – and Grace’s ex-boyfriend – FRANCO (James Carpinello, “The Good Wife”). As Grace tries to heed the demands of these two conflicting worlds – not to mention the needs of her own slightly dysfunctional family – her moral center comes into direct conflict with the very immoral things she’s asked to do. But with nerves of steel and a tough-as-nails exterior, she somehow manages to make it all work – at least for now.

 

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Sony Pictures Television

CREATORS/WRITERS/EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Josh Berman, Rob Wright

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: Michael Dinner

CAST: Jordana Spiro as Dr. Grace Devlin, William Forsythe as Constantine Alexander, Floriana Lima as Nurse “Ro” Angeli, Zach Gilford as Dr. Brett Robinson, Jaime Lee Kirchner as Dr. Olivia Watson, Zeljko Ivanek as Dr. Stafford White, James Carpinello as Franco, Jesse Lee Soffer as Nate Devlin, Wendy Makkena as Daniella Devlin

 

The new drama set to debut midseason is:

 

THE FOLLOWING

THE FBI estimates there are currently over 300 active serial killers in the United States. What would happen if these killers had a way of communicating and connecting with each other? What if they were able to work together and form alliances across the country? What if one brilliant psychotic serial killer was able to bring them all together and activate a following? Welcome to THE FOLLOWING, the terrifying new thriller from creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Dawson’s Creek,” the “Scream” franchise). When notorious serial killer JOE CARROLL (James Purefoy, “Rome”) escapes from death row and embarks on a new killing spree, the FBI calls former agent RYAN HARDY (Emmy-nominated actor Kevin Bacon, “X-Men: First Class”) to consult on the case. Having since withdrawn from the public eye, Hardy was responsible for Carroll’s capture nine years ago, after Carroll murdered 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature. Hardy is a walking textbook of all-things Carroll. He knows him better than anyone; he is perhaps Carroll’s only psychological and intellectual match. But the Ryan Hardy who broke the Carroll case years ago isn’t the same man today. Wounded both physically and mentally by his previous pursuit of this serial killer, it’s been a long time since Hardy has been in the field. This investigation is his redemption, his call to action. In contrast to nine years ago, Hardy isn’t calling the shots on this case. He works closely with an FBI team, which includes all-business and tough-as-nails JENNIFER MASON (Jeananne Goossen, “The Vow,” ALCATRAZ) and young, razor-sharp MIKE WESTON (Shawn Ashmore, “X-Men”).

The team considers Hardy to be more of a liability than an asset. But Hardy proves his worth when he uncovers that Carroll was covertly communicating with a network of killers in the outside world. It quickly becomes obvious that he has more planned than just a prison escape, and there’s no telling how many additional killers are out there. The FBI’s investigation leads Hardy to CLAIRE MATTHEWS (Natalie Zea, “Justified”), Carroll’s ex-wife and mother of the criminal’s 10-year-old son, JOEY (newcomer Kyle Catlett). Close during Hardy’s initial investigation, Hardy turns to Claire for insight into Carroll’s next move. The tension rises when Carroll’s accomplices kidnap his intended last victim from nine years ago. Hardy becomes ever more determined to end Carroll’s game when he realizes that this psychopath intends to finish what he started. The thriller will follow Hardy and the FBI as they are challenged with the ever-growing web of murder around them, masterminded by the devious Carroll, who dreams of writing a novel with Hardy as his protagonist. The reinvigorated Hardy will get a second chance to capture Carroll, as he’s faced with not one but a cult of serial killers.

 

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Warner Bros. Television, Outerbanks Entertainment, Bonanza Productions Inc.

CREATOR/WRITER/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Kevin Williamson

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: Marcos Siega

CAST: Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy, James Purefoy as Joe Carroll, Jeananne Goossen as Agent Jennifer Mason, Natalie Zea as Claire Matthews, Kyle Catlett as Joey Matthews, Shawn Ashmore as Agent Weston, Valorie Curry as Denise, Adan Canto as Billy Thomas, Nico Tortorella as Will Wilson

 

The new comedy slated for midseason is:

 

The Goodwin Games

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And when that will’s worth more than 20 million dollars, you can bet someone’s going to find a way to get the cash. From the executive producers of “How I Met Your Mother,” THE GOODWIN GAMES is a single-camera comedy that tells the story of three grown siblings who return home after their father’s death, and unexpectedly find themselves poised to inherit a vast fortune – if they adhere to their late father’s wishes. If any of the Goodwin kids feel like they deserve the money, then it’s HENRY (Scott Foley, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Felicity”), the eldest child and an overachieving surgeon. He sees himself as a role model for his less successful siblings – and reminds them every chance he gets. Returning home will force Henry to question the choices he’s made, especially as he reconnects with his first love and true soulmate, LUCINDA (Felisha Terrell, “Days Of Our Lives”). Middle sibling CHLOE (Becki Newton, “Ugly Betty”) was a child prodigy in math, and her unofficial role as “the smart one” of the family still sends Henry into fits of jealousy. But long ago, Chloe gave up academics in favor of being the popular girl. Now, through a series of hidden messages, her late father will lead Chloe back to her old love of numbers – and back to the person she’s meant to be. Of the three siblings, the youngest, JIMMY (Jake Lacy, “Better With You”), could use the inheritance the most. A small-time ex-con and dull-witted guitarist who’s deep in debt to a loan shark, Jimmy may be the family screw-up, but he has more heart than anyone. Like his siblings, Jimmy’s also returning to something in this town: his eight-year-old daughter. Pulling the strings from beyond the grave is the

children’s late father, BENJAMIN (guest star Beau Bridges, “The Descendants”), a college math professor. Guilty over not parenting his kids better, Benjamin has left behind a series of unique challenges – administered by his estate attorney APRIL (newcomer Melissa Tang). Through these tasks, Benjamin hopes he can get his children to rediscover their true selves and learn the lessons he failed to instill in them while he was alive. Their potential reward? More than 20 million dollars – a fortune that they never knew their father had – and the chance to become the people their father wanted them to be. So let THE GOODWIN GAMES begin!

 

PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television

CREATORS/WRITERS/EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, Chris Harris

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: Peyton Reed (pilot)

CAST: Scott Foley as Henry, Becki Newton as Chloe, Jake Lacy as Jimmy, Felisha Terrell as Lucinda, Melissa Tang as April

 

 
  • Oliver

    Indeed, the network that has been #1 in 18-49 ratings the past EIGHT seasons definitely needs a wake up call… what are they thinking?!

    That’s what NBC thought in the 90s.

  • Bee

    even with the x-factor lead-in, still don’t think glee going to thursdays is a good move. it’ll be up against grey’s and they’ll take a bite out of each other since they both skew female. and now new girl loses its lead-in as well.

  • Ultima

    @Oliver
    If Idol and X-Factor keep free-falling then Fox are in deep trouble.

    They’ve effectively doubled-down on their current strategy. I think it’ll work in the short-term, but it won’t stop them from being seen as the next NBC.

    Are people expecting FOX to radically change their plans because American Idol finally had significant year-to-year losses in its 11th season? It is still the most watched (season avg) and highest rated (live+SD) non-sports show on TV.

  • psychic

    Thank goodness. Now Friday can remain Fringeday.

  • Puppet Doctor

    Why would they renew Touch if they are going to stick it on Fridays?

    I am glad at least Cops is coming back even though it is mid season.

  • SmG

    This detailed description of Mob Doctor sounds good, since Kevin Bacon’s show (The Following?! I cant believe they havent changed this!) will debut in midseason. I might check this one out. Besides, I have just recognized Zeljko Ivanek is in this one. I have so far liked all of the shows he has starred in (24, Heroes, Damages, Event).

    Touch seems like coming back for a full season. I think it will crash and burn in the spring. It will probably be in the bubble at best next season. Looking forward to the trailers, I hope they’ll turn out better than NBC’s.

  • SmG

    *on the bubble.

  • rob60990

    “even with the x-factor lead-in, still don’t think glee going to thursdays is a good move. it’ll be up against grey’s and they’ll take a bite out of each other since they both skew female. and now new girl loses its lead-in as well.”

    I wouldn’t worry about Grey’s. It was up against The X Factor in the fall and did just fine.

  • Ultima

    @JJ
    No ´The Assets´ ??

    No, that and Karyn Usher’s spy drama are both dead. Last I heard from Deadline, FOX was still considering Guilty for midseason, but wouldn’t decide until later this month.

  • enes

    Why all the show’s on TV this years , have only doctors ?
    Two new shows of Fox have Doctors
    On The CW One new show is with doctors
    And still on the are a ton of shows with doctors
    Nothing interesting this year on Fox , only the comedy with my favorite Ugly Betty star Becki Newton !

  • psychic

    Wow. They’re pretty much confirming that Touch has no chance. Friday night death slot?

  • Ultima

    @Sammy
    Why did they bother renewing Touch, it will obviously die on Friday?

    People whine endlessly about the amount of reality programming on TV, then when a network makes a commitment to putting scripted shows on Friday instead of reality, people question it.

    Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

  • Oliver

    I expect Fox to start looking towards towards becoming less reliant on singing competitions. Idol fell a third this season and singing competitions make up just under a third of their programming time.

    The whole network is geared around an aging show whose ratings are rapidly falling and their established hits are ending. That’s a big warning sign and I suspect they won’t deal with it until it’s too late.

  • The End

    I’m going to enjoy the final season of Touch.

    Not like it’l ever get renewed on a Friday, thus my final season comment, less expectations, less dissapointments.

  • danny94

    Hopefully glee bombs againest greys anatomy,

  • ToXiX

    Touch has a better chance to make it on a Friday, than any other night.

    It’s 2.0-2.2 range is not good for Thursday, but transfer that to Friday

    Perhaps 1.5-1.8, that’s good, for Fox Fridays.. considering Fringe limped across the entire season in 0.9-1.3 range.

  • Harmiel

    Great schedule! But Fox should try to believe in late bloomer shows. They are so pressured to launch successful shows. First impression lasts but you never know the power of second chances. :)

  • WKD2

    I might give Ben And Kate a look, Like Hell’s Kitchen but until it comes on it’s only Fringe on Fox. NBC looks Bad, so i’m hoping CBS and ABC do good.
    I’d like to be programmer at CW, it needs help. Maybe i should learn Spanish and catch the New MundoFOX when it comes on the air.

  • The End

    @ToXiX

    The Finder was pulling better numbers with Idol as the lead in before being moved to friday.

    We’ve gone from(Last episode to air before moving)

    7.08 million 2.3/6 18-49

    to

    4.03 million 1.1/4 18-49 the first ep that aired on Friday.

    Needless to say this show ended up cancelled.

  • Terry

    “SUCKS”

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