How Long Before 'Touch' Replaces 'The Mob Doctor' On Monday? (Poll)

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September 18th, 2012

Fox's The Mob Doctor premiered to just a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating last night. It's not long for this world. It may not survive until the cancellation bear makes his first post of the season on October 2.

"Luckily" for Fox, they've got Touch currently slotted to premiere on Friday (October 26), and presumably it has plenty of episodes already "in the can" for a Fall start, so taking The Mob Doctor off Monday and putting Touch in is the easy move.

But when will that happen?

I'll let the focused schedule jockeys provide handicapping tips in the comments, because Fox's Fall schedule has so many quirks with the baseball playoffs and the election, I can't keep up with it.

Whether The Mob Doctor gets moved to a Friday burn off, or off the schedule entirely is another topic you may wish to cover in your comments.

Update: While there was no presidential election in 2010, after Lone Star "Lonestar'd" its premiere ratings, the series premiere of Lie To Me replaced it on October 4, after two episodes.

Update (2): Voters thought that Lone Star would stick around more than 2 weeks, and we know how that turned out.

What's your guess?

  • rob60990

    Touch sure as hell won’ be any improvement.

  • MattM

    Alcatraz would have done better than that.

  • Holly

    They gave LoneStar a second week, so I expect no less for Mob Doctor.

  • ABCFanatic2012

    maybe 3 weeks.

  • EatMorePez

    FOX will pull the plug one week from today.

  • Agnes

    Touch concluded with a 1.3 and got a 0.7 for the “special” last week.

    Can’t see Touch being the solution to this…

  • cc

    Not soon enough.

  • Greg

    I think the wise call would be to air Touch after baseball’s over, leaving plenty of time for them to promote the move.

  • Bill Gorman

    “Can’t see Touch being the solution to this…”

    Make no mistake, Touch isn’t a “solution”, it’s battlefield triage.

    Mob Doctor is stone cold dead, right now.

  • Jared

    Mob Doctor seems to have very little support from FOX to begin I give it another episode or two until it gets pulled from the time slot completely. I doubt TOUCH will make much of a difference surprised it even got a second season.

  • CrimTV

    It’s a shame the Following can’t replace it. If only they kept Terra Nova!

  • iggy

    Can’t see Touch being the solution to this

    That’s why FOX already had The Following lined up for Spring. I saw a commercial for it during Mob Doctor.

    Kitchen Nightmares takes Friday 8pm, Mob Doctor to Saturday nights.

  • frankie

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Fox cancels this series by the end of the week. The network knows there’s no saving this series to even warrant a second episode.

  • Tom

    As others have noted, MLB throws a wrench in the “easy swap” idea, as MLB Playoffs take over the schedule from Oct 15 – Oct 29.

    I don’t see any way MD is still on the schedule come Nov 5th… but that doesn’t mean Touch will necessarily take over beforehand.

    Basically, the question should be “1)When do Bones repeats take over for MD, if they even do, prior to the Oct 8th airing?”. Because Touch probably won’t start until Nov 5th.

  • DamC

    FOX will until november to launch the new season of Touch on Mondays.

    If they pull Mob Doctor off schedule earlier it will be for Bones reruns or something else…don’t forget FOX has 3 weeks of Baseball to fill Mondays in October.

  • omabin

    I agree with commenters… Touch will not be the solution, it averaged a freaking 1.3 following American Idol in a timeslot that is still less competitive than Mondays at 9. It will probably do as bad as Mob Doctor. I think the move will happen after baseball season, but that two weeks from now we will get some sort of special or even a double bones


    See how it does next week against CBS & ABC (can’t wait), then off to Fri’s the following week

  • RyanCanada

    im kinda bumed, this show was actually pretty good, and id hate to see it taken off air.

  • velouria00

    I’m not sure when it will happen, since Fox Monday is only airing four new episodes before a 3 week break, but it will definitely happen.

    It’s gone for sure when Bones comes back in November.

  • Jason

    Fox has nothing to offer me until The Following.

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