FOX Announces New Season Finale Dates for 'New Girl', 'The Mindy Project', 'Kitchen Nightmares' and 'Touch'

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March 12th, 2013

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via press release:

FOX ANNOUNCES NEW SEASON FINALE DATES FOR

New Girl,” “The Mindy Project,” “Kitchen Nightmares” AND “Touch

 

New Girl and The Mindy Project Have Season Finales Tuesday, May 14;

Kitchen Nightmares and Touch End Seasons May 10

 

 

FOX is announcing new season finale dates for New Girl, The Mindy Project, Kitchen Nightmares and Touch.

 

New Girl and The Mindy Project will now have their season finales on Tuesday, May 14 at 9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT and 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT, respectively. The season finales of Kitchen Nightmares (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Touch (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) will air Friday, May 10.

 

FOX season finale events that remain unchanged include: BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and THE FOLLOWING (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Monday, April 29; the special one-hour season finale of COPS (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on Saturday, May 4; Glee (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Thursday, May 9; American Idol’s two-night season finale on Wednesday, May 15 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) and Thursday, May 16 (8:00-10:07 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed); BOB’S Burgers (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and American Dad (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Sunday, May 12; and the special one-hour season finales of The Cleveland Show (7:00-7:30/7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT), THE Simpsons (8:00-8:30/8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Family Guy (9:00-9:30/9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Sunday, May 19.

 

 

FOX 2013 SEASON FINALE AND SUMMER SCHEDULE

(All times ET/PT except where noted)

 

MONDAY

Monday, April 29:

8:00-9:00 PM              BONES (Season Finale)

9:00-10:00 PM            THE FOLLOWING (Season Finale)

 

Monday, May 6:

8:00-9:00 PM              BONES (Encore Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM            BONES (Encore Episode)

 

 

Monday, May 13:

8:00-10:00 PM            HELL’S KITCHEN (All-New Special Two-Hour Monday Episode)

 

Mondays, beginning May 20:

8:00-8:30 PM              Raising Hope (Encore)

8:30-9:00 PM              The Goodwin Games (Series Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM              New Girl (Encore)

9:30-10:00 PM            THE MINDY PROJECT (Encore)

 

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TUESDAY

Tuesday, May 7:

8:00-9:00 PM              HELL’S KITCHEN (All-New Episode)

9:00-9:30 PM              NEW GIRL (All-New Episode)

9:30-10:00 PM            THE MINDY PROJECT (All-New Episode)

 

Tuesday, May 14:

8:00-9:00 PM              So You Think You Can Dance (One-Hour Season Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM              NEW GIRL (Season Finale)

9:30-10:00 PM            THE MINDY PROJECT (Season Finale)

 

Tuesdays, beginning May 21:

8:00-10:00 PM            So You Think You Can Dance (All-New Episode)

 

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WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, May 15:

8:00-9:00 PM              American Idol (Season Finale, Part One; ET live/PT tape-delayed)

9:00-10:00 PM            DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO GO (Series Preview)

 

Wednesdays, beginning May 22:

8:00-10:00 PM            MASTERCHEF (Season Premiere)

 

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THURSDAY

Thursday, May 9:

8:00-9:00 PM              American Idol (All-New; ET live/PT tape-delayed)

9:00-10:00 PM            Glee (Season Finale)

 

Thursday, May 16:

8:00-10:07 PM            American Idol (Season Finale, Part Two; ET live/PT tape-delayed)

 

Thursdays, beginning May 23:

8:00-9:00 PM              DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO GO (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            HELL’S KITCHEN (Time Period Premiere)

 

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FRIDAY

Friday, April 5:

8:00-9:00 PM              KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Encore)

9:00-10:00 PM            Touch (All-New)

 

Fridays, beginning April 12:

8:00-9:00 PM              KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Encore Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM            KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Encore Episode)

 

Fridays, beginning April 26:

8:00-9:00 PM              KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (All-New)

9:00-10:00 PM            TOUCH (All-New)

 

Friday, May 10:

8:00-9:00 PM              KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Season Finale)

9:00-10:00 PM            TOUCH (Season Finale)

 

Friday, May 17:

8:00-9:00 PM              KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Encore)

9:00-10:00 PM            BONES (Encore)

 

Fridays, beginning May 24:

8:00-9:00 PM              KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Encore)

9:00-10:00 PM            THE FOLLOWING (Encore)

 

 

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SATURDAY

Saturday, May 4:

8:00-9:00 PM              COPS (One-Hour Season Finale)

9:00-10:00 PM            THE FOLLOWING (Encore)

11:00 PM-12:30 AM   ENCORES

 

Saturday, May 11:

6:00 PM-CC                NASCAR ON FOX – DARLINGTON 500

11:00 PM-12:30 AM   ENCORES

 

Saturday, May 18:

8:00-10:00 PM            COPS (Encores)

11:00 PM-12:30 AM   ENCORES

 

Saturdays, beginning May 25:

6:30 PM-CC                FOX SPORTS SATURDAYS: BASEBALL ’13

11:00 PM-12:30 AM   ENCORES

 

Saturdays, beginning July 27:

6:30 PM-CC                FOX SPORTS SATURDAYS: BASEBALL ’13

11:00 PM-12:30 AM   ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF (Series Premiere)

 

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SUNDAYS

Sunday, May 12:

7:00-7:30 PM              THE Simpsons (Encore)

7:30-8:00 PM              The Cleveland Show (All-New)

8:00-8:30 PM              THE Simpsons (All-New)

8:30-9:00 PM              BOB’S Burgers (Season Finale)

9:00-9:30 PM              Family Guy (All-New)

9:30-10:00 PM            American Dad (Season Finale)

 

Sunday, May 19:

7:00-8:00 PM              The Cleveland Show (One-Hour Season Finale; Two All-New Episodes)

8:00-9:00 PM              THE Simpsons (One-Hour Season Finale; Two All-New Episodes)

9:00-10:00 PM            Family Guy (One-Hour Season Finale; Two All-New Episodes)

 

Sunday, May 26:

5:30 PM-CC                NASCAR ON FOX – COCA-COLA 500

 

Sundays, beginning June 6:

7:00-10:00 PM            ANIMATION DOMINATION (Encores)

 
  • Matt

    So Hell’s Kitchen is going from Monday to Tuesday to Thursday?? Is this the season starting tonight or do they have Season 12 ready to go for Summer? FOX summer schedule is always all over the place, it’s hard to follow. I liked last summer’s Mon/Tues Masterchef and Hell’s Kitchen combo.

  • MichaelChickless

    Goodwin Games premiering in a sea of repeats that Monday night doesn’t bode well for it.

    I guess they’re riding out Touch to the bitter end this May. Maybe Kiefer’s son on the show can conjure up some better numbers for it.

    No blurb describing the new “Does Someone Have To Go” series?

  • Bee

    wait WHAAAT? american idol finale on a thursday? damn you idol. i don’t want you taking away any of the audience from the grey’s and scandal finales.

    but at least modern family and nashville won’t have to go up against it now.

  • Fed

    Is there a difference between Kitchen Nightmares, Hell’s Kitchen, Masterchef, Hotel Hell. Who needs all those shows. That is just boring TV.

  • poweranimals

    So Touch is randomly going on hiatus for two weeks, eh?

  • Jeff R.

    I don’t know if I’ll be relieved or disappointed when I find out “Does Someone Have To Go” isn’t a competitive bladder-capacity contest…

  • Tia

    They don’t care about SYTYCD at all if they put it against The Voice, America’s Got Talent and Big Brother.
    I liked the HK/MC combo, so I don’t get this at all.

  • Nick

    Yeah I’m not too fond of this schedule. I liked Hell’s Kitchen and Masterchef on Monday/Tuesday.

  • Phil

    *crosses fingers for Touch season 3 this fall*

  • Travis

    Keep crossing, Phil. But it won’t do you much good.

  • Ultima

    @Fed
    Is there a difference between Kitchen Nightmares, Hell’s Kitchen, Masterchef, Hotel Hell.

    Yes; Hell’s Kitchen is a Survivor-esque competition about running a kitchen, MasterChef is a straight up talent competition; and the other two are documentary style realites dealing with professional kitchens (and hotels).

    That is just boring TV.

    To you, but FOX dominates the summer ratings with them.

  • Ultima

    @Jeff R
    I don’t know if I’ll be relieved or disappointed when I find out “Does Someone Have To Go” isn’t a competitive bladder-capacity contest…

    That’s one type of European reality series I hope doesn’t come to America! ;)

  • catsrule

    They make sure Touch gets to air twice in May sweeps. Interesting, maybe it will get a 3rd season afterall despite the low ratings.

  • Ultima

    @Matt
    So Hell’s Kitchen is going from Monday to Tuesday to Thursday??

    As of now, it airs on Tuesdays, then has one special Monday airing and then moves to Thursdays for the summer (probably expanding to Wednesday later on).

    Is this the season starting tonight or do they have Season 12 ready to go for Summer?

    They have one season that will start tonight and run into the summer and a second that will start later on in the summer.

    FOX summer schedule is always all over the place, it’s hard to follow.

    The cooking shows may shuffle around on their nights, but overall their schedules are fairly straight-forward.

    Monday – sitcom repeats
    Tuesday – So You Think You Can Dance
    Wed/Thu – Gordon Ramsay + new show
    Friday – drama repeats
    Saturday – sports/Cops
    Sunday – animation repeats

  • MARSEPH

    You gotta hand it to FOX on one part….testing CBS’ Monday comedies, the head to head competition is good strategy to test the waters. I don’t think they will move their shows to Monday but they do see a weakness

  • rob60990

    FOX is desperate to boost New Girl.

  • Rebecca

    So what nights will now have reruns instead of new eps of New Girl and Mindy? I don’t think futoncritic’s site updated their listings yet even though they carried the article.

  • Ultima

    @Rebecca
    So what nights will now have reruns instead of new eps of New Girl and Mindy?

    My guess would be repeats on 2 April and 16 April for both shows and 23 April for New Girl only.

  • SJ

    @Rebecca

    I doubt they’ll air NG and TMP repeats. They’ll likely just double-up on Hell’s Kitchen episodes.

  • Rebecca

    April 2nd already has reruns scheduled for TMP and NG because of their April 4th “special” airings that week (new eps). No problem, I’ll just check the schedule closer to the time. I tend to not watch any reruns.

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