Fox Extends Primetime Tuesday, October 23 to Air 'Raising Hope', 'Ben and Kate', 'New Girl' and One Hour 'The X Factor'

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October 19th, 2012

via press release:

ALL-NEW EPISODES OF

Raising Hope,” “Ben And Kate” “New Girl” AND

The X Factor” AIR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 ON FOX

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, the New FOX Tuesday comedies keep the laughs coming with all-new episodes of Raising Hope (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), Ben And Kate (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and New Girl (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT). An all-new special one-hour episode of The X Factor featuring the conclusion of the “Judges’ Homes” round airs during a special, extended prime from 9:30-10:30 PM ET/PT.

 

The Chances Go On a couples retreat and Melanie Griffith, Wilmer Valderrama and Leslie Jordan guest-star on an all-new Raising Hope (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT). In the episode, “If A Ham Falls in the Woods,” Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) attend a marriage retreat led by a priest (Jordan) before they get married. Not wanting to miss out on a free vacation, Virginia (Martha Plimpton) and Burt (Garret Dillahunt) pose as a newly engaged couple so they can also attend. It becomes a true family affair when Sabrina’s mom, Tamara (Griffith), and her young lover, Ricardo (Valderrama), tag along.

 

In the all-new installment of Ben And Kate (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), “Emergency Kit,” Kate (Dakota Johnson) challenges Ben (Nat Faxon) to be more prepared to take care of Maddie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones), and they all end up getting tested. Meanwhile, Ben’s crazy ex-girlfriend, Louise (guest star Lindsay Sloane), makes a surprise visit back into his life and BJ (Lucy Punch) might be developing real feelings for her boss, bar owner Buddy (guest star Rob Corddry).

 

In the all-new “Models” episode of New Girl (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), Jess (Zooey Deschanel) spends a wild night out with Cece (Hannah Simone) and her model friends, then jumps in the driver’s seat when she must fill in for Cece at a car show. Meanwhile, the guys question what defines male friendship after Schmidt (Max Greenfield) buys Nick (Jake Johnson) a sweet gift.

 

The competition on The X Factor (9:30-10:30 PM ET/PT) kicks into high gear on a special all-new episode when the judges reveal which four acts in each of the four categories – Teens, Young Adults, Groups and Over 25s – continue on to the live shows.

 
  • POI

    GREAT NEWS

  • Greg

    What about Mindy, FOX? Are you really trying to kill it like you destroyed New Girl’s chances of being a hit last year?

  • Mark

    So, to recap:

    FOX angers many viewers with its bizarre handling of the original airing of “The X Factor” during the baseball rain delay. Then, FOX tells viewers the episode will be re-aired in its entirety on Tuesday at 8:00. And now, it’s being condensed to one hour in a different, completely untraditional time slot. Wow.

  • Raykov

    They are trolling the ABC premieres for Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B. We could still see the three-way comedy battle between Go On, New Girl and Happy Endings

  • Remote Patrolled

    Terrible idea.

    Many people missed X Factor on Wednesday and now won’t catch up.

    Fox are sacrificing X Factor momentum and viewers for the sake of Tuesday comedies – which with the exception of New Girl – are ratings flops

  • rob60990

    what a mess.

  • Albert

    Desperate.. Who cares!

  • Tony JJ

    wow that is a mess. They went from re-airing the two hour x factor down to a special one hour episode that isn’t even the original episode, which means they cut a lot out of the episode.

    Just stupid.

  • Oliver

    Translation: Happy Endings is premiering and we don’t want to give it a free run without New Girl. Still a mess, and I’m slightly surprised Fox got the affiliates to sign off on it.

    That said, I do wonder whether an extra half-hour of network time would be a smart move for the network. It would let them schedule comedies at 10pm, which the other networks are reluctant to do because comedies that start at 10:30 struggle.

  • john

    What about the West Coast viewers? We didnt see the first half of the show. They replayed the previous week’s x-factor out here. I will stop watching if they dont let the rest of the country see what those oh so precious east coast viewers saw.

  • Oliver

    @Nick
    Good point, if only to prevent embarrassing headlines.

  • Meanie

    This is exactly why FOX is in the trouble its in. Xfactor is one of their biggest shows and they don’t care.

  • DamC

    @john

    They’re showing all the important parts of Wednesday’s episode, only condensed into 1 hour instead of 2. (which is not a bad thing, the UK version does that for Judges Houses results and that’s way enough)

  • SG

    This is terrible news for the west coast fans of XF, the 2 hour show this past Wednesday was a repeat from the week before. Bet Simon is pissed!

  • Riff Rafferty

    What about Mindy, FOX? Are you really trying to kill it like you destroyed New Girl’s chances of being a hit last year?

    Well, in FOX’s defense, the show is a giant, steaming pile of something that shares a color with Mindy’s skin.

    (Actually, FOX had their Halloween episode still scheduled for October 23 while the other Halloween episodes were being moving back to October 30. I couldn’t tell you the intended continuity — not that FOX gives a steaming pile of something about such trivial things — but it’s certainly possible their 3rd episode that FOX had scheduled for the day before Halloween got held up in post and the show needs a week off to catch up.)

  • Leondre

    I don’t see why they just don’t show it from 10-11

  • DryedMangoez

    This is pretty much a mess all round.
    And not on NBC! This is a crazy season!

  • Riff Rafferty

    P.S. Seriously, FOX, just push all the “X Factor” episodes back a week and make the lost time up in December with a week-long event. You’re coming off more inept than NBC at this point. And I didn’t think that was humanly possible.

  • Honey Badger

    Nick
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 10:24 AM
    And they don’t want X-Factor to go head to head with The Voice. We all know how that went last time.

    Oliver
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 10:26 AM
    @Nick
    Good point, if only to prevent embarrassing headlines.

    darn, I wanted to see them compete, I wonder how Fox and NBC will spin this?

  • Honey Badger

    @ Mark good point
    “Posted October 19, 2012 at 10:10 AM
    So, to recap:

    FOX angers many viewers with its bizarre handling of the original airing of “The X Factor” during the baseball rain delay. Then, FOX tells viewers the episode will be re-aired in its entirety on Tuesday at 8:00. And now, it’s being condensed to one hour in a different, completely untraditional time slot. Wow.

    I am so confused by what Fox is trying to accomplish on this night.
    What are he implications of this?

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