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.]

 

 
  • Onion

    @Dan and @Anna Bones Clarkwood,
    Thanks for your reply :)

  • Ultima

    @Greg
    FOX’s screwed now. The Tuesday comedy block turned out to be a failure and they can’t go back to Glee airing at 8, since The Voice is airing there now.

    If only they had another non-music related show, perhaps something by Gordon Ramsay, that they could schedule there… :roll:

    Maybe they could air the remaining episodes of Ben and Kate on May and wrap up New Girl and Mindy by the end of April?

    Why would they wrap up the high rated shows in April only to put the low rated shows on during sweeps?

  • Ultima

    @Anna Bones Clarkwood
    re: ad rates

    Keep in mind, those rates listed are just the estimates based off of last season and guesses as to how shows will perform this season.

    The actual ad values (which typically aren’t available to the public) are based on how the shows actually perform.

  • Ultima

    @Dan
    If KItchen NIghmares airs new episodes every Friday from January 25 to April 5 then it will air all 16 episodes and by April 12 Ben & Kate and Goodwin Games can air Fridays as a burn off.

    Maybe this was FOX’s plan to get both comedies out of the way and have originals through Fridays, this way FOX doesn’t have to burn off Ben & Kate and Goodwin during the summer.

    Good observation. That seems likely because FOX really doesn’t have anything else to replace Kitchen Nightmares with and certainly wants Friday open for drama repeats during the summer (since they usually air 7-8 hours of original programming per week, plus baseball).

  • Beth Ann

    Good riddance, now if only they’d get rid of The Mindy Project. Both hideous shows!

  • David Howell

    Good spot with the Friday burn off. And having Kitchen Nightmares repeat-free can’t hurt Touch, either.

  • iggy agrimotor

    I’d like all my shows to be “burned off” after American Idol.

  • John A

    Well with a better lead in of Hells Kitchen New Girl might get mid 2 demo again.

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    @Ultima,

    I thought those ad rates were based upon what the advertising were buying for the coming season, actual data, not speculation of what was last year and what the programs will do this year. Hence advertisers over buying and thus given extra ad time during non primetime hours to keep them happy.

    Also, here’s the actual quote that has me really confused based on Idol’s demo ratings vs ad rates vs this statement: “Ad prices for “Idol” typically rise significantly as the program moves into its final few weeks, and a person familiar with the program’s pricing said some spots in the show have moved for as high as $550,000 during the season and more than $1 million for the season finale.” It’s not like it’s Black Friday aka time sensitive ads. So, why the increase near the end when the beg is much better for demo & hey Gift Cards & Resolution time should help Jan ads if anything.

  • SJ

    Damn, just a few days ago I posted something about Don’t Trust the B and Ben & Kate being the lowest-rated shows on the big four, both in total viewership and in the demo, and not a week later, they’re both cancelled.

    I guess Fox will silently take away the two extra episodes away from Raising Hope, just like CBS did with Mike & Molly a few years ago. To be honest, Fox doesn’t need those episodes. Another 22-episode season and it will have exactly 88 episodes for syndication. They don’t need 90.

    Although something tells me we’ll be seeing a lot more of Hope if Fox’s other comedy offerings in the past few years are any indication. I wouldn’t rule out a season 5 if it keeps the same numbers next season.

  • Beeker

    The show was awful.

  • Dan

    @Ultima – Yeah and It makes sense to air originals or Kitchen Nightmares every Friday paired with Touch so it makes for a repeat free Friday like last season. And KN has had enough repeats this season. Then Fox will pair the two least liekly to return shows together. burn them off and then blame it on low Friday ratings. At least thats my Theory.

    @Bill – Exactly Doubling up on episodes doesn’t necessarily indicate the shows are going to be cancelled. It just means that the networks would rather not air the episodes during the summer and in Happy Endings case its paired up perfectly so even if it does get axed, all 23 eps will have aired this season. Raising Hope on the other hand has syndication going for it, but with Ben & Kate on hiatus and Hell’s Kitchen returning early, Raising Hope is the odd show out, so the solution is double up to get it out of the way. Doubling up is better than holding the episodes until summer.

  • DW

    @ bill raising hope is gone. its ratings have dropped by half since last season. unless they’ve sold it to syndication , i know the old eps are on netflix. i see huge sweeping changes with fox next season.

  • Dan

    @SJ – The only way the extra Raising Hope would have worked out is if the 2 hour block performed decently then Goodwin Games would have simply replaced Ben & Kate in March and RH NG, and MP would have ran 24 in their slots through May. Unfortunately things didnt work out that way so FOX needed a back up plan which includes trimming Raising Hope while New Girl and Mindy maintain their 24 episode orders. I never understood how 2 extra episodes of Mike & Molly 2 years ago would have helped CBS’s Two and a Half Men’s absence, they still aired Men repeats Mondays at 9 through May.

    I see Raising Hope, New Girl and Mindy Project returning next season but will FOX abandon the two hour comedy block? NBC will probably go with a drama after the Voice and ABC will probably put Dancing at 9 and a drama, 2 comedies or reality show at 8 Tues, so FOX should stick with the 2 hour block. Fox probably should retry the block, the main reason it didnt work out this season was too much comedy 9-10. And ABC and NBC had at least higher lead ins at 8.

  • Dan

    @DW – No Raising Hope doesnt seem like a hard sell for syndication, I could see TBS or FX picking the show’s reruns up. If Fox gives it a fourth season, it will get a deal somewhere.

    It’s funny, 10 years ago shows would get axed after 1 season, 2 or 3, without regards to syndication. Times have changed.

  • Ultima

    @Anna Bones Clarkwood
    I thought those ad rates were based upon what the advertising were buying for the coming season, actual data, not speculation of what was last year and what the programs will do this year. Hence advertisers over buying and thus given extra ad time during non primetime hours to keep them happy.

    Right, we’re saying the same thing. They can’t possible know how a show will perform in the future, so the speculate given past performances and projections and price the ads that way. Then they balance things out based on how the shows (technically commercials) actually perform.

    As for Idol, it makes sense that the finale ads go really high (as it is one of the highest rated episodes of the season, but also has an easily predictable rise in viewership as the night progresses), but I have no idea how/why that applies to the shows leading up to that point.

  • Ultima

    @Dan
    Yeah and It makes sense to air originals or Kitchen Nightmares every Friday paired with Touch so it makes for a repeat free Friday like last season. And KN has had enough repeats this season. Then Fox will pair the two least liekly to return shows together. burn them off and then blame it on low Friday ratings. At least thats my Theory.

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see Kitchen Nightmares stick around as a summer show. If Hotel Hell does well with a full summer season this year, it might be promoted to the regular season come midseason 2014.

    If not, five seasons over six years is still a respectable showing for it.

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    @Ultima,

    Who is “they” is it adage.com or the advertisers?

    Are advertisers for those that buy a whole season/network worth of ads, able to renegotiate the deal mid season if it under performs. How about the network, are they allowed to get a better deal for a show that over performs?

    I thought the advertisers have to buy ads months in advance and are stuck, good or bad, with whatever they get. Now, there is off primetime ad time that networks will give if advertisers feel like they were screwed. Heck, as far as anyone knows, there might be back room hand shakes being done where instead of mid season renegotiating, it’s a different rates for the upcoming season based on how much was lost/gained the previous season. This works for National/Int’l companies who have ads all season long on basically every show on every network but for the local lawyer/mom & pop who doesn’t buy many ads & might not be in business next season, they have to be very careful as to what they are speculating and what they get. This is where CBS, for instance, is much easier to work with they can trust a solid CBS demo for returning shows. Where as FOX’s New Girl way too high based on s1 ratings would hurt the little businesses.

  • Dan

    @Ultima – The good thing about Kitchen Nightmares is its like CBS’s Undercover Boss, it can be used as a Friday replacement and air anywhere in the schedule, same with Hotel Hell. Its good to have these Gordon Ramsay shows in the can, Fox probably didnt want all 3 of Hell’s Kitchen, Hotel Hell and Masterchef this summer so moving Hell’s Kitchen up improves ratings during the regular broadcast season as well as paces out all 4 Kitchen shows.

  • Greg

    @Greg

    I don’t keep track of all these Gordon Ramsay shows. They’re too many and I have no idea how FOX plans to air them. To me, Hell’s Kitchen was only airing on summer, the news that they had a new season ready to air as soon as March was somewhat surprising.

    The part about Ben and Kate was obviously wishful thinking.

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