FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates for 2013-14 Season: 'Sleepy Hollow', 'Glee', 'Bones' & More

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June 26th, 2013

Bones April 23

via press release:



FOR THE 2013-2014 SEASON


























FOX has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series.


The 2013-2014 season begins with the return of THE X FACTOR. Hosted by Mario Lopez, and featuring judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio, the hit music competition series will launch with a two-night season premiere event on Wednesday, Sept. 11 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Sept. 12 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).


Darkly amusing procedural BONES enters its ninth season on Monday, Sept. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the series premiere of the thrilling adventure fantasy SLEEPY HOLLOW (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). In this modern-day twist on Washington Irving’s classic, ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to find that the world is on the brink of destruction and that he is humanity’s last hope, forcing him to team up with a contemporary police officer (Nicole Beharie, “42,” “Shame,” “American Violet”) to unravel a mystery that dates back to the founding fathers.


On Sept. 17, the Tuesday night comedy block is back with two new additions – DADS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – and new seasons of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). Kicking off the night is DADS, the new live-action, multi-camera comedy from Emmy Award winner Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild (“Ted,” FAMILY GUY) that stars Emmy Award winner Seth Green (FAMILY GUY) and Emmy Award nominee Giovanni Ribisi (“My Name is Earl,” “Ted”) as two successful gaming entrepreneurs – and childhood best friends – whose lives get turned upside down when their pain-in-the-neck patriarchs (Martin Mull, “Two and a Half Men”) and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Peter Riegert, “The Good Wife,” “The Sopranos”) move in. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), from Emmy Award-winning writer/producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur (“Parks and Recreation”) and starring Emmy Award winners Andy Samberg (“Saturday Night Live”) and Andre Braugher (“Men of a Certain Age,” “Homicide: Life on the Street”), is a new single-camera workplace comedy about what happens when a hotshot detective (Samberg) gets a new captain (Braugher) with a lot to prove.


Will Rachel (Lea Michele) be Broadway’s next baby? Will Blaine (Darren Criss) marry Kurt (Chris Colfer)? Can the kids of New Directions win yet again at Nationals? Find out the answers to all these GLEE-related questions when a new season of the hit musical comedy launches Thursday, Sept. 19 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following THE X FACTOR.


New unscripted series MASTERCHEF JUNIOR is set to debut Friday, Sept. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The new culinary competition series for talented kids gives budding cooks between the ages of eight and 13 the opportunity to showcase their talent, culinary smarts and passion for food through a series of delicious challenges and cook-offs. Award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur and winemaker Joe Bastianich (Del Posto, Eataly) and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot, Graham Elliot Bistro) coach and encourage the promising hopefuls to cook like pros and teach them the tricks of the trade along the way.

Sundays get re-animated beginning Sept. 29, with the season premieres of THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), BOB’S BURGERS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).


Later this fall, futuristic action drama ALMOST HUMAN premieres Monday, Nov. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams (“Fringe,” “Lost,” the “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible” franchises) and creator J.H. Wyman (“Fringe,” “The Mexican”) and starring Karl Urban (“Star Trek”) and Michael Ealy (“Sleeper Cell,” “Common Law”), ALMOST HUMAN is a high-tech, high-stakes action drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely partnership is forged when a part-machine cop (Urban) is forced to pair with a part-human robot (Ealy) as they fight crime in a futuristic new world.


Friday nights beginning on Nov. 8 are all-new when BONES moves to a new night and time (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and RAISING HOPE (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) kicks off an all-new hour of comedy, followed by the series premiere of the new sibling comedy ENLISTED (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). Written and created by Kevin Biegel (“Cougar Town,” “Scrubs”) and starring Geoff Stults (“Ben and Kate,” “The Finder”), Chris Lowell (“Private Practice,” “Veronica Mars”) and Parker Young (“Suburgatory”), ENLISTED is an irreverent single-camera comedy about an older sibling who returns home to reconnect with his two brothers and lead a group of misfits on a small Florida Army base.


Fall premieres of new and returning series are listed below in chronological order (all times are ET/PT):


Wednesday, Sept. 11

8:00-9:00 PM                          THE X FACTOR (Season Premiere, Part One)

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


Thursday, Sept. 12

8:00-10:00 PM                        THE X FACTOR (Season Premiere, Part Two)


Monday, Sept. 16

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

9:00-10:00 PM                        SLEEPY HOLLOW (Series Premiere)


Tuesday, Sept. 17

8:00-8:30 PM                          DADS (Series Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM                          BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Series Premiere)

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

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


Wednesday, Sept. 18

8:00-10:00 PM                        THE X FACTOR (All-New)


Thursday, Sept. 19

8:00-9:00 PM                          THE X FACTOR (All-New)

9:00-10:00 PM                        GLEE (Season Premiere)


Friday, Sept. 27

8:00-9:00 PM                          MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        SLEEPY HOLLOW (Encore)


Sunday, Sept. 29

8:00-8:30 PM                          THE SIMPSONS (Season Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM                          BOB’S BURGERS (Season Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM                          FAMILY GUY (Season Premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM                        AMERICAN DAD (Season Premiere)


Monday, Nov. 4

8:00-9:00 PM                          ALMOST HUMAN (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        SLEEPY HOLLOW (All-New)


Friday, Nov. 8

8:00-9:00 PM                          BONES (Time Period Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM                          RAISING HOPE (Season Premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM                        ENLISTED (Series Premiere)


  • steven

    R.I.P. Raising Hope.

  • Acey

    A couple of early starts there… just means another week of repeats later on. Interesting tactic though.

  • NBC Fan

    How long is Junior MasterChef’s season?

  • The End


    In fairness, Raising Hope was dead prior to moving to Friday. This season is basically a season to get it to syndication and nothing more. It’s a fantastic show and will be missed but there’s no doubt it will end after Season 4.

    Most importantly Bones fans have to support their show if they have a Nielsen box, that’s if they want a 10th season.

  • Aron

    @Acey no repeats because FOX has more new shows to premire for summer

  • CBSviewer

    Can’t wait for The Simpsons’ Season Premiere (Hopefully it will be Renewed). It is the best Show EVER and it’s impossible to create something similar.
    Too bad Bones and Raising Hope move to Friday. I think Bones will have a 10th Season and Raising Hope maybe a fifth Season of 13 episodes to get over 100.

  • Oliver

    I suspect Fox plans to give Friday a real go and heavily promote RH/Enlisted during the World Series.

  • John A

    I’d be surprised if Raising Hope or Bones ever airs on Friday. I mean The Mindy Project has awful ratings could be dumped to friday to swap with Raising Hope.

  • The End


    I think a fifth season of Raising Hope will only occur if its beneficial to Fox to do so. As Season 4 will be 22 episodes, with the 2 episodes originally ordered for Season 3 carried over. It makes me think it will end at 88 episodes.

    Quite a few Fox shows have sunk on Friday so it doesn’t fill me with much optimism.

  • Oliver

    @John A
    RH/Enlisted aren’t compatible with New Girl. Us & Them on the other hand…

    Mid-season comedy Surviving Jack also seems very compatible with Enlisted/RH.

    I’m not sure how they’ll schedule them if they don’t end up on Friday.

  • MichaelChickless

    I can’t believe that Bones is being gulagged off to Friday nights.

  • rob60990

    Not a bad idea for FOX to premiere the Monday & Tuesday lineup a week earlier to get some potential extra sampling. X Factor starting earlier like last year was a no brainer. I don’t see it improving from last year at all.

    If Sleepy Hollow bombs, Bones definitely won’t move to Fridays. I find it ridiculous that Bones had to be pushed to Fridays before Glee however FOX must feel that show would work better on Fridays due to the older skew.

  • The End

    @I can’t believe that Bones is being gulagged off to Friday nights.

    Thus my Bones fans have to support their show more than ever if they have a Nielsen box comment. The show could easily sink on Friday or it could get a short final season. It depends entirely on the fans.

  • Matthew Chapman

    If Sleepy Hollow does flop i can see that getting pulled with Bones staying where it is and Almost Human taking over the timeslot after the baseball has finished.

  • CBSviewer

    @ The End

    I’m maybe a little too optimistic but it seems FOX wants to have a strong Friday night. Bones averaged around 2.0 this season so if it holds a 1.6 on Friday it will be Renewed.
    Raising Hope os a great Comedy but it got a 1.3 with American Idol lead-in (on March 28). Apparently Greg Garcia’s Comedies can’t get 5 seasons (My Name is Earl was cancelled by NBC in 2009 after four seasons).

  • CBSviewer

    Sorry I forgot Yes Dear which got 6 seasons.

  • The End


    My worry is mostly the level of competition on Fridays now, it’ll be much stronger than last seasons. With all these shows airing on Friday from the various networks, you know one or more will end up being crushed.

    With Raising Hope, if they don’t want it back for a 5th season, I can only hope they either inform the cast and crew prior so it can have a proper sendoff, or give them an extra few episodes, perhaps to bring the total up to 24 episodes, and let them end it properly.

    I’m expecting it to match Touch’s performance on Friday personally, around 2.5 million and under a 1.0.

  • Ram510

    So I’m happy somebody is starting the season early. Now I can check out Brooklyn 99 and Sleepy Hollow with no problems.

  • Linda

    I can’t believe Fox is moving Bones to Friday nights! Not happy…

  • CBSviewer

    @ The End

    That’s right. Hawaii Five-0 and Shark Tank will win Friday night. Raising Hope is dead if it goes below a 1.0.
    If it ends after Season four, FOX will announce it in January/February as they did for House.

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