Fox Benches 'Ben & Kate', 'Hell's Kitchen' to Air Tuesday at 8PM

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January 23rd, 2013

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FOX ANNOUNCES REVISIONS TO TUESDAY NIGHT LINEUP

HELL’S KITCHEN Starts Cooking Tuesday, March 12

Special One-Hour Episodes of Raising Hope Air Tuesdays

Including January 29, February 5 and February 26

All-New Episodes of New Girl Continue at 9:00 PM ET/PT,

Followed by All-New Installments of The Mindy Project at 9:30 PM ET/PT

FOX announces revisions to its Tuesday night lineup, as well as the season premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN on Tuesday, March 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

 

On Tuesday, Jan. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Tuesday, Feb. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Tuesday, Feb. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), FOX will air all-new one-hour episodes of Raising Hope, followed by all-new episodes of New Girl (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and The Mindy Project (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) in their regularly scheduled time periods. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, as previously announced, encore episodes of Raising Hope (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) and New Girl (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) will air, followed by the STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS (9:00-10:30 PM ET/live in all time zones). On Tuesday, Feb. 19 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), an all-new episode of Raising Hope leads off the night, followed by an encore of New Girl (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), and all-new installments of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and The Mindy Project (9:30 PM ET/PT).

 

In the special one-hour episode of RAISING HOPE airing Tuesday, Jan. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) tie the knot. Then, as a wedding gift from Barney (Gregg Binkley), the Chance family heads off to Los Angeles to watch the taping of Hope’s (Baylie and Rylie Cregut) favorite TV show. On an all-new episode of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), Schmidt (Max Greenfield) falls for a beautiful woman (guest star Brooklyn Decker), while Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick’s (Jake Johnson) relationship takes a surprising turn. On a brand-new episode of The Mindy Project (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), Mindy (Mindy Kaling) finally thinks she’s met the perfect guy (guest star BJ Novak).

 

Tuesday nights heat up this spring when Chef Gordon Ramsay returns for the Season 11 premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN on Tuesday, March 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by all-new episodes of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). In the hit cooking competition series, aspiring restaurateurs are put through an intense culinary academy to prove they possess the right combination of ingredients to win a life-changing grand prize. Each week on HELL’S KITCHEN, the contestants will brave Chef Ramsay and his fiery command in the kitchen as they compete in rigorous culinary challenges and dinner services. In each episode, the losing team will put two contestants on the chopping block, and Ramsay will eliminate one chef. Only those who can handle the heat in the kitchen will earn a coveted black jacket and continue to compete for the ultimate prize. HELL’S KITCHEN is produced by ITV Studios America in association with A. Smith & Co. Productions. Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Gordon Ramsay serve as executive producers.

 

The one-hour season finale of RAISING HOPE will air on a special night Thursday, March 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following American Idol (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

 

FOX’s upcoming Tuesday night schedule, plus the special Thursday night season finale of RAISING HOPE is as follows (all times are ET/PT except where noted):

 

Tuesday, Jan. 29

8:00-9:00 PM RAISING HOPE (Special One-Hour Episode)

9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL

9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT

 

Tuesday, Feb. 5

8:00-9:00 PM RAISING HOPE (Special One-Hour Episode)

9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL

9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT

 

Tuesday, Feb. 12

8:00-8:30 PM RAISING HOPE (encore)

8:30-9:00 PM NEW GIRL (encore)

9:00-10:30 PM STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS (ET/live in all time zones)

 

Tuesday, Feb. 19

8:00-8:30 PM RAISING HOPE

8:30-9:00 PM NEW GIRL (encore)

9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL

9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT

 

Tuesday, Feb. 26

8:00-9:00 PM RAISING HOPE (Special One-Hour Episode)

9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL

9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT

 

Tuesday, March 5

8:00-10:00 PM American Idol (ET Live/PT tape-delayed; Special Night)

 

Tuesdays, beginning March 12

8:00-9:00 PM HELL’S KITCHEN (Season Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL

9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT

 

Thursday, March 28

8:00-9:00 PM American Idol (ET Live/PT tape-delayed)

9:00-10:00 PM RAISING HOPE (One-Hour Season Finale)

 

 

[EDITOR’S NOTE 1: Ben And Kate will return with all-new episodes at a later date.]

[EDITOR’S NOTE 2: Glee is preempted on Thursday, March 28.]

 

 
  • Keri

    Ben and Kate was massively overlooked by the American public. A wickedly fun and endearing comedy. Pissed off.

    I still think Mindy will get a second chance for a number of reasons. Raising Hope is good enough but I won’t miss it if it goes away.

  • Joseph

    Another great day for the Cancellation Bear!

    I think he’d like to whack every show on the air.

  • MockingbirdGirl

    Awwww, Ben & Kate was the best new comedy of the year. Lucy Punch’s “tour of British accents” in last night’s episode had me in stitches!

  • Shepherd

    never seen the show, but I expected more angry fans on this board.

  • Ultima

    @Joe
    Why is FOX burning off Raising Hope? That show does pretty well considering its timeslot. If anything, they should burn off Mindy and move Hope back to 9:30.

    My guess is that FOX is already committed to doing another season of Raising Hope for syndication (it’s performing well enough), but is seeing if there is any hope left for The Mindy Project.

    They have three comedies that they want to air and that simply doesn’t work. Hell’s Kitchen is going to be much stronger than New Girl repeats.

  • Ultima

    @hope
    basicly make sense..except the thursday one…are they seriously gonna air the finale after nearly a month break?

    While it seems unusual these days, this actually used to be a fairly standard programming move back in the 80s when the end of the season was in April but the networks wanted originals for May sweeps.

  • Oliver

    @Bill Gorman

    Question: Why is Happy Endings a burn-off and Raising Hope isn’t?

    It’s pretty much the exact same situation, airing all the episodes to make way for a reality show.

  • AA

    Raising Hope might boost New Girl. They have about the same ratings.

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    Raising Hope appears to be doubling up as much as possible for Feb Sweeps, so if sweeps are still a thing, I think that the advertisers believe more in Raising Hope and thus probably encouraged FOX towards this situation.

    It’s only going to end 2 months early not like Parenthood or even CSI NY. That and it’s only needing 1yr for syndication tells me it’s safe.

    I think Ben & Kate is def gone, sure the plan is to air the remaining episodes but summer/sat burn off is most likely.

    The Mindy Project is still bubble but it’s probably more Pilot season dependent than anything.

    New Girl is going to be renewed just like Nikita.

    With a 2013-2014 season that still includes XF/AI, you would think that space on the network lineup is limited however, only CBS has enough solid hits to be picky. FOX, in particular, outside of Animation Domination has nothing. Bones & Glee are barely hanging on even though NBC would love their ratings. CBS would kick them to the curb. The rest, which isn’t much, are all struggling.

  • Ultima

    @Oliver
    Why is Happy Endings a burn-off and Raising Hope isn’t?

    It’s pretty much the exact same situation, airing all the episodes to make way for a reality show.

    Raising Hope is performing right around FOX’s scripted average and is within a season of 88 episodes.

    Happy Endings is performing well below ABC’s scripted average and is 31 episodes away from syndication levels.

  • Jenny

    Well, I like that the season finale of RH will air after AI. That should give it a boost and send it over a 2.0.

  • Matthew Chapman

    I swear i only get 22 episodes for Raising Hope being shown when i’m sure this season is meant to be 24 episodes.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Question: Why is Happy Endings a burn-off and Raising Hope isn’t?”

    Most important difference: Raising Hope ratings don’t suck compared to the rest of Fox’s scripted shows.

    Edit: Ultima beat me to it.

  • Samunto

    @ mike
    did you just use the word unique with this mess? Anyaway one man’s meat is another man’s poison.

    No worries about Raising Hope. Is NBC planning to air something special on March 28th or why is FOX airing a Raising Hope there? (FOX is planning to revenge The Voice’s scheduling against X Factor).

    So basically, the 8pm hour goes back to being comedy free and reality filled with only NCIS dominating the hour (CW doesn’t count!)

    And why are they still holding on to Mindy?!

  • joel

    It was just a matter of time with the ratings it was getting; can’t really complain because it was expected and it’s not as big of an injustice as Don’t Trust the B getting buried behind the inferior Happy Endings and then getting yanked.

  • Ultima

    @Anna Bones Clarkwood
    Bones & Glee are barely hanging on even though NBC would love their ratings. CBS would kick them to the curb

    CSI 2.4, Elementary 2.4, Glee 2.3, Hawaii Five-0 2.2, Bones 2.1, Mentalist 1.8

    I think both Glee and Bones would be fine on CBS…

  • chrisss

    @ Oliver

    The difference is that Happy Endings is doubling up because of it’s own crappy ratings, whereas Raising Hope is doubling up due to a scheduling necessity caused by Ben and Kate’s crappy ratings.

  • Marcos

    I’m so happy with raising hope season finale with American idol lead-in

  • Ultima

    @Matthew Chapman
    I swear i only get 22 episodes for Raising Hope being shown when i’m sure this season is meant to be 24 episodes.

    Same here. Maybe FOX forgot to list a date (a second week after Idol) or they’re simply holding two episodes over for next season.

  • Ultima

    @chrisss
    The difference is that Happy Endings is doubling up because of it’s own crappy ratings, whereas Raising Hope is doubling up due to a scheduling necessity caused by Ben and Kate’s crappy ratings.

    That’s much more elegant than what I said. :)

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