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)


  • rob60990

    Hawaii 5-0 won’t be winning any night, lmao.

  • Jenny

    If Mindy Project flops maybe Fox will return Raising Hope to Tuesdays.

  • Petar

    Happy that BNN will premiere with week early. If catch a lot of people will survive(like NG in the begining) even in one of the worst slots these days. But Tuesday is really tough day now. AH premiere in sweeps in good slot. SH will be ok i am sure. Root for this 3.

    With super bowl and afc championship i can see FOX taking #1 spot again. Expect big drop from CBS.

    ps Hope BNN to be best new sitcom. I like it so much.

  • latrice

    I think Sleepy Hollow will be strong for fox and the network will
    wont back up episodes, but the writers will only wont to
    do 13 episode first season cause of there other project.

  • Jamie04

    I think Sleepy Hollow will start off with great numbers, and hopefully, if the writing is good, keep the number up. It looks great, but time will tell.

  • The End


    I think Dracula has the potential to be a Friday night hit personally. Grimm will also do well in its timeslot as usual. Hawaii Five-O I imagine will do well enough to get a new season but won’t win Fridays.

    I’m just happy that Fridays are going to be more interesting lol.

  • Petar

    @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.

    bones can survive and with lower numbers on friday. Its gold mine for syndication so even expensive and old (with bad ratings) will be ok for fox.

    Raising Hope never was hit. So 4 seasons for fox is a lot.

  • Petar

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

    I am sure that fox will release pilots 2-3 weeks earlier.

  • CBSviewer

    @ rob60990

    How do you know that ? Did you go to the future in a DeLorean ?
    Seriously CBS moved Hawaii Five-0 to Friday because they think it is strong enough. Of course it won’t beat Shark Tank but it will be around 1.6-1.8 which is enough for Friday.

  • Pat

    Bones and Raising Hope may not end up airing on Friday nights. If Sleepy Hollows fails, then they’ll keep Bones on mondays and if Dads or B99 fails then RH will take over. If not, however, they’ll be doomed to friday nights.

  • dave

    I guess The Following starts later in the season?Because that and the new girl only shows I watch on fox,,,

  • rob60990

    “If Mindy Project flops maybe Fox will return Raising Hope to Tuesdays.”

    The Mindy Project already flopped. FOX shouldn’t expect anything different. I think RH will replace either Dad or BNN.

  • Sarah

    I’m still sad about Bones starting in November. :(

  • rob60990

    “With super bowl and afc championship i can see FOX taking #1 spot again. Expect big drop from CBS.”

    First place is really up for grabs next year. Don’t forget NBC has the Olympics. That plus 2 seasons of The Voice & SNF all fall, NBC has a chance at 1st place.

  • rob60990

    “I’m still sad about Bones starting in November.”

    It’s not. It’s starting on Monday in September then moving to Fridays in November.

  • ann

    As a Raising Hope fan, I’m actually okay if this will be their last season.

  • Dan S

    Not a Bones fan but I’m scratching my head as to why it’s being moved to Fri. Hopefully for its fans it can draw a decent demo & provide a good lead in for Raising Hope. If RH does end next season hopefully they can have a proper ending unlike Earl that had every expectation of returning & leaving us with a cliffhanger.

  • Sarah


    “’I’m still sad about Bones starting in November.’

    It’s not. It’s starting on Monday in September then moving to Fridays in November.”

    Oh, I know. I just meant that I’m sad that it’s still moving to Fridays come November.

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    Earl had a cliffhanger? Plz tell me the writers got word out to the fans on how they would have closed that cliffhanger. Meaning they either wrote on a message board or even had a short comic book series to finis it off.

    I WAS thinking of watching the show, esp since RH got me to like the writers & guest actors from Earl, but I don’t want to watch a show only to have a cliffhanger.

    BTW, according to TVBTN’s, Bones has been scheduled for Friday nights the past few seasons, let’s not count those chickens b4 they hatch. For FOX, Bones on Friday is a best case scenario aka their pilots do well. I also think RH is in that scenario this year. 3 comedies that more than likely won’t get good ratings could let RH be rescheduled for Tuesday b4 it’s late premiere.

  • StevenD

    Although I think Enlisted will be dead, I’m sure Bones will do fine and Raising Hope will just have to hope (no pun intended) that the audience sticks around or carries over to Fridays.

    The early start is better for the 8pm comedies so they can get some airings in before Agents of Shield, unless that premieres early too.

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