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.]

 

 
  • Ultima

    @Samunto
    Is NBC planning to air something special on March 28th or why is FOX airing a Raising Hope there?

    28 March is the start of the second week of March Madness. They had probably decided that was a good night to put Glee on repeats and then when they went looking for places to stick Raising Hope, it was available.

  • Rob R

    Bill is absolutely right. This is not a burn-off or dumping of “Raising Hope,” but a sign of faith. FOX has “Goodwin Games” on the bench ready to go but would prefer to go through February sweeps with new episodes of “Raising Hope,” a steady performer that apparently is well ahead of airdates on its production cycle. Giving the valuable post-Idol time slot to Hope for its season finale is further proof that its renewal is highly likely.

  • Glover

    What a mess with Raising Hope. We’ll have to wait a month to see the season finale.

    And I’m curious to see what they’ll do with Goodwin Games. I hope they didn’t screw Mindy to give this new show a chance.

  • James

    What has happened to TV? No one watches it anymore. I can name the number of shows I watch with my hands. TV has become so ratings driven that shows that are gone fast. These shows had their run and failed. I miss the days of waiting for a show to come on, with DVR and the internet no one cares anymore.

  • Ultima

    @Glover
    And I’m curious to see what they’ll do with Goodwin Games. I hope they didn’t screw Mindy to give this new show a chance.

    They’ll probably try and find a place on their summer schedule to burn off Ben & Kate and The Goodwin Games.

    Then, they’ll realize they are awesome during the summer and shouldn’t do things like that and will pull them from the schedule before they air… just like last year. ;)

  • asdf

    Sad for Ben and Kate, but it was inevitable.

    So, for RH, are those actually one hour episodes or 2 random episodes back to back?

  • s0303

    i don’t see this as a negative for raising hope…fox has more confidence that it will possibly raise new girls ratings instead of ben and kate…not need to worry about raising hope until next season…

  • Oliver

    @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 pure speculation. It looks like the underlying reasons are exactly the same.

    @Bill Gorman

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

    But the two networks are making the exact same scheduling decision, only one for a low-rated show and the other for a middle-rated show. The @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 pure speculation. I suspect the underlying reasons are exactly the same.

    @Bill Gorman

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

    But the two networks are making the exact same scheduling decision, only one for a low-rated show and the other for a middle-rated show. The only difference is how you are interpreting that move.

    Happy Endings and Raising Hope being doubled-up makes no difference to either shows future. Happy Endings is still a bubble show, Raising Hope is still being renewed.

  • Lela

    @Anna Bones Clarkwood Yeah, Bones is barely hanging on, that’s why Fox renewed it months ahead of when the renewals usually come out. #Lame

  • Oliver

    Eh, I screwed up my editing in that post. You’ll figure it out.

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    @Ultima

    “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…”

    Hmm, I guess I was slightly mistaken. They are near the lower-end though so they better stabilize or CBS will have to add them to the “TGW/TM/CSINY” cancellation merry go round. Please correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think they repeat well either, comparatively. So, syndication dollars probably doesn’t help much. Besides which, Those 2 are FOx’s best syndicated non animation Sunday shows and the fact that they are near the bottom of the heap on CBS has tell you that I’m basically on the right track that even Fox’s best 2 syndication non anime Sun shows would be fighting for spots on CBS. Which means FOX isn’t doing that well for half it’s lineup. Just think FOX’s Top2 if already on CBS would mean that the “TGW/TM/CSINY” merry go round would only have 1 left and thus putting FOX’s 2 as part of the new merry go round if Golden Boy does well. As H50 would be renewed for 1 season & the last of the actual 3 would be sure to be cancelled. On FOX, these 2 are as safe as can be.

  • JoJo

    I thought I read somewhere that Goodwin Games will be airing during the Summer and will not debut midseason. No real shock here. Ben & Kate should have been pulled from the schedule months ago.

  • Jenny

    There is two episodes of Raising Hope missing? WTH?!

  • Ultima

    @Anna Bones Clarkwood
    Please correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think they repeat well either, comparatively. So, syndication dollars probably doesn’t help much.

    Bones does fine in syndication. TNT has maintained an exclusive cable syndication deal for the show for some time now (that even includes the rights to air episodes from the current season). FOX had a big syndication deal with local broadcast networks/affiliates that ends this season, so they’ll be looking to cash in on that again (likely the reason for the early renewal).

    Glee isn’t in huge demand, but FOX did manage to get a syndication deal for it after its first season. It also skews younger (better 18-34 ratings) than CBS dramas with roughly the same ratings, so it’s probably pulling in more ad revenue than say Elementary or CSI.

  • Ultima

    @Oliver
    But the two networks are making the exact same scheduling decision, only one for a low-rated show and the other for a middle-rated show. The only difference is how you are interpreting that move.

    Actually, the difference is that one is a low-rated show and the other is not.

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    Lela, Bones is doing gr8 for FOX. Nowhere did I mean to say it’s “barely hanging on”.

    I look at Bones similar to how I look at Parks & Rec. P&R for NBC went into this season as most likely going to be renewed, the new comedies are doing worse so that helped to further it’s renewal chances.

    For FOX Bones is in the top 50%, 109%.
    For NBC P&R fall was 92% but spring is also at 109%.

    I was just saying that for CBS, Bones would be about 75%.
    Which is why CBS would probably let it go or at least it would be fighting to get renewed.

    There is no way Bones is “barely hanging on”.
    Different Networks mean different definitions for where shows rank even when the demo is the same. For instance, CW would love basically anything & everything, even shows that get cancelled, from the big 4, the Big 4 considers the demo they get as all holes. Where as CBS has no real actual holes. FOX, NBC, & ABC have some solid performers but also a number of holes. So, for those 3, Bones type demo ratings is def worth renewing early even if CBS would have to wait until May.

    What’s “lame” is you calling me lame w/o making sure you fully understand what I was saying.

  • CrimTV

    Great, I was actually looking forward to The Goodwin Games ! :(

  • Luke

    This sucks, Ben & Kate, apart from Go On was my favorite new comedy, how Fox believes that they can cancel it I don’t know, but ah well, guess that how the big 4 do it now. Along with Don’t Trust the B this is a bad week for comedies.

  • AppleStinx

    ‘Ben and Kate’ gets bumped by Hell’s Kitchen, ends up in Bear’s pantry.

  • Oliver

    @Ultima

    Actually, the difference is that one is a low-rated show and the other is not.

    In both cases, it’s a network airing all (well, most) of the episodes of a show to replace a lower-rated show and make way for higher-rated reality.

    In neither case does it influence the network’s May decision a jot.

    If anything, scheduling all its episodes in-season is a positive sign for Happy Endings.

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