So Much For Our 'Mob Doctor' Replacement Guesses; What Is Fox Going To Do Now? (Poll)

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October 4th, 2012

A couple weeks ago, after the collapse and obvious doom of Fox's The Mob Doctor, we had a replacement triage guessing poll to try and figure out what Fox would do on Monday night.

But with today's announcement that Kitchen Nightmares is premiering on Friday, October 26, and Touch is being held until January (no date or timeslot announced), it seems that the "something else" answer (chosen by the fewest polled) is going to happen.

Monday October 15 is definitely baseball (NLCS game 2), October 22 might be baseball (NLCS game 7), Oct 29 might be baseball (WS game 5). Historically, a game 7 is relatively rare, but a game 5 is almost certain.

At this point, I'm almost out of guesses as to what Fox does for Monday at 9pm, so this poll is a simple one.

  • John_M

    FOX should have renewed Alcatraz just in case a show fails like this one. Alacatraz was a promosing show and fans would have watch it cause it got left with a cliffhanger.

    No one has to watch anything
    Promising or not – the ratings stunk
    The only thing guaranteed to grow if Alcatraz was renewed was Jorge Garcias waist line

    I liked the premise of alcatraz, I thought it was excecuted poorly – but never expected great ratings

  • Dan

    FOX isn’t going to put out a press release “Kitchen Nightmares returns to Fridays, Touch will premiere January 2013 but if We decide to cancel The Mob Doctor and pull it next week it will probably air Mondays at 9 beginning November 5″ There intention is to replace Mob Doctor with Touch, they don’t want to say it yet because they’re admitting that they intend to cancel The Mob Doctor.

  • atlanta

    This is pretty radical, but what about moving Fringe to 9pm Mondays, could be a choice for non-talent show fans.

  • s0303

    they should have put kitchen nightmares on monday and burn the rest of mob doctor on fridays…not sure what they are thinking :)

  • Ram510


    Outside of New Girl, the comedies are already getting slaughtered. At least if an hour moved to Mondays that could potentially escape the crowded Tuesday @ 9 comedy blocks from NBC and soon ABC. I don’t really see it happening but it was a thought

  • Ram510


    I like the Fringe on Mondays idea. Didn’t Fox used to have Bones and Fringe paired up a few seasons back

  • Melanie

    How about moving Glee off of Thursdays? Extra installments of American Idol or X Factor?

  • iggy

    Double-up Bones in November for Sweeps. Xmas movies in December.

  • hugo84

    According to the futon critic, FOX has scheduled repeats of The X Factor on October 22 and 29, if there is no baseball. No Bones, no Mob Doctor.

  • CrimTV

    @Bill and John_M

    I don’t know really, most of the time I don’t know what i’m talking about lol

  • MattM


    Nah, Alcatraz was pretty underrated and executed very well if you’re a fan of the genre but yes the ratings were pretty bad. The creators work on different shows now so it’s kind of a lost argument, although I did find this tweet pretty funny:

    Bryan Wynbrandt ?@BryanWynbrandt
    If FOX wants to kiss and make up and replace #mobdoctor with #Alcatraz that would be fine with me. (Note: this, in no way, will happen.)


  • Tested

    I’ll reiterate what Matt said: Fox should have renewed Alcatraz.
    Honestly, if they’re not going to put Kitchen Nightmares on or move Fringe or bring Touch on in November.. it seems to me they’ll limp along and let Mob Doctor run its course. If so, kudos to them for letting the viewers who like the show enjoy it while it’s there. Maybe it’ll grow some. They certainly spent enough promoting it.

  • DW

    Monday is the last mob doctor. there is no way its on during November. glee to Mondays at 8 and bones at 9 or fox has specials in there. they wont put new episodes in if there is a game 5 ,6 ,or 7. best of x factor?. but that sounds unlikely.

  • F.R.

    The idea that would help TVbytheNumbers is move Fringe to Mondays at 9PM, and give The Mob Doctor the Friday at 9PM timeslot. I think Fringe used to have 2.5’s or so after Bones on Mondays.

  • Bill Gorman

    @Disgruntled Alcatraz/Terra Nova fans, the fact that 2/3 of new shows fail is no reason to renew shows that have already failed.

  • Bill Gorman

    @F.R. Sadly, I think we’ve wrung pretty much all the traffic we can out of Fringe.

  • danny94

    I cant see them keeping mob doctor in that slot till january it will be below a 1.0 soon. but then agian Fox is in pretty bad shape this year so what eles have they got? They should have kept Terra Nova, I know it was expensive but atleast it brought in decent numbers a 2.2 doesnt look so bad now does it Fox?

  • Score

    I think Glee might move to Mondays in midseason anyway as I think The Following should get the Idol lead-in. Therefore they may as well just move Glee to Mondays in November and just run 2 hour X Factors on Thursdays (or an X Factor recap at 8 and new X Factor at 9 on Thursdays).

    I don’t see the point of putting Touch or Fringe on Mondays as I don’t think either of them would do much better than Mob Doctor anyway.

  • Wowza

    They are not going to throe the following out there… actually, expect the following to have a prime spot and be the show Fox wants to break out this year.

  • DW

    can we bring back booker?. Grieco isnt doing anything right now.

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