FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates for 'Glee', 'The X Factor', 'Fringe', 'The Mindy Project', 'Touch', 'Ben and Kate', 'New Girl' and More

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June 18th, 2012

via press release:

 

FOX ANNOUNCES FALL PREMIERE DATES

FOR THE 2012-2013 SEASON

 

The X Factor” RETURNS WITH TWO-NIGHT SEASON PREMIERE

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AND THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

 

Glee” LAUNCHES ON A NEW NIGHT AND TIME

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

 

The Mob Doctor” PREMIERES MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

 

New Girl” CELEBRATES SEASON TWO RETURN WITH TWO ALL-NEW EPISODES,

PLUS “Ben And Kate” AND “The Mindy Project” DEBUT

ON TUESDAY COMEDY BLOCK SEPTEMBER 25;

Raising Hope” JOINS TUESDAY LINEUP OCTOBER 2

 

Touch” RE-CONNECTS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

 

BONES Back on the Case Monday, September 17;

Fringe Thrills for Fifth and Final Season Starting Friday, September 28;

THE Simpsons, BOB’S Burgers, Family Guy & American Dad

Dominate Sundays Beginning September 30;

The Cleveland Show Returns Sunday, October 7

 

FOX has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series.

 

The 2012-2013 season begins with the spectacular return of The X Factor, last fall’s No. 1 new unscripted series. The hit music competition series, featuring Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, L.A. Reid and Demi Lovato, will launch with a two-night season premiere event on Wednesday, Sept. 12 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Sept. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

 

Featuring new cast members including Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker in multi-episode story arcs, the fourth season of Glee launches on a new night and time Thursday, Sept. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following The X Factor. With McKinley’s senior class graduated and Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) off to NYADA, change is in the air this fall for the Glee club.

 

Fan-favorite BONES will enter its eighth season on Monday, Sept. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the series premiere of the compelling new drama The Mob Doctor (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The Mob Doctor stars Jordana Spiro (“My Boys”) as a brilliant, life-saving surgeon indebted to the mob.

 

It’s two for Tuesday, Sept. 25, when New Girl returns for Season Two with two all-new episodes – a special episode at 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT and the season premiere at 9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT – and two new comedies, Ben And Kate (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and The Mindy Project (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), join the Tuesday comedy block.  Ben And Kate stars newcomer Dakota Johnson and Nat Faxon (“Bad Teacher,” Academy Award-winning co-screenwriter of “The Descendants”) as a pair of odd-couple siblings – one a responsible single mom; the other a youthful free spirit – who reunite to help raise Kate’s daughter, Maddie (Maggie Jones, “We Bought A Zoo”). Created and written by Mindy Kaling (“The Office”), The Mindy Project stars Kaling as a skilled OB/GYN trying to balance both her personal and professional life. The following week, on Tuesday, Oct. 2 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), Raising Hope returns to the Tuesday night lineup with all-new misadventures of the Chance family.

 

Fringe returns for an unparalleled fifth and final season Friday, Sept. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following an all-new episode of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Touch, starring Kiefer Sutherland and Maria Bello (“Prime Suspect,” “A History of Violence”), will make its Season Two debut Friday, Oct. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

Sundays get animated beginning Sept. 30, with the season premieres of THE Simpsons (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), BOB’S Burgers (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), Family Guy (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and American Dad (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). Then, on Sunday, Oct. 7 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT), The Cleveland Show rejoins the ANIMATION DOMINATION lineup.

 

Fall premieres of new and returning series are listed below in chronological order (all times are ET/PT):

 

Wednesday, Sept. 12

8:00-10:00 PM                        The X Factor (Season Premiere, Part One)

 

Thursday, Sept. 13

8:00-9:00 PM                          The X Factor (Season Premiere, Part Two)

9:00-10:00 PM                        Glee (Season Premiere)

 

Monday, Sept. 17

8:00-9:00 PM                          BONES (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        The Mob Doctor (Series Premiere)

 

Tuesday, Sept. 25

8:00-8:30 PM                          New Girl (Special All-New Episode)

8:30-9:00 PM                          Ben And Kate (Series Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM                          New Girl (Season Premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM                        The Mindy Project (Series Premiere)

 

Friday, Sept. 28

8:00-9:00 PM                          Kitchen Nightmares (All-New Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM                        Fringe (Season Premiere)

 

Sunday, Sept. 30

8:00-8:30 PM                          THE Simpsons (Season Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM                          BOB’S Burgers (Season Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM                          Family Guy (Season Premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM                        American Dad (Season Premiere)

 

Tuesday, Oct. 2

8:00-8:30 PM                          Raising Hope (Season Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM                          BEN AND KATE

9:00-9:30 PM                          NEW GIRL

9:30-10:00 PM                        The Mindy Project

 

Sunday, Oct. 7

7:30-8:00 PM                          The Cleveland Show (Season Premiere)

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

 

Friday, Oct. 26

8:00-9:00 PM                          Touch (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        Fringe

 

 
  • RG-X

    Ben & Kate looks to be a good match for Raising Hope – I’ll watch them, but skip Mindy & the sex-crazed room mates of New Girl.

  • Alex

    X Factor is going to be a hotter show this Fall!

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