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)


  • The End

    @How do you know that ? Did you go to the future in a DeLorean ?

    To be fair CBSviewer, he’s just given his opinion and nothing more. Which is perfectly acceptable.

  • Dan

    Extremely smart for FOX to premiere early. Get as many episodes out of the way as possible and by late November/Early Dec they can evaluate their new series.

    At least if Sleepy Hollow flops like The Mob Doctor, it can be done after 13 anyway.

    As for Raising Hope, if it tanks, it will be sold into syndication, so there’s that. FOX could always keep it for a fifth season, since they own it, they profit off the show.

  • CBSviewer

    @ The End

    I was just kidding and I respect his opinion.

  • Tom Shaw

    Huh, Fox is sticking with the male comedies vs. Shield and the female comedies vs. The Voice. Should be interesting to watch.
    (To be clear, I’m doubtful Bones and RH ever air on Friday as well.)

  • NBCisking

    It looks to me that Friday will be FOX best night which is sad.

    In matters to Rasing Hope i think it will do ok on Friday but will be moved to tuesday when “Brooklyn nine nine” and “Dad” get canceled after 9 weeks. I also think Raisng Hope gets a fith season from FOX only because it seems that they can’t keep a sitcom to save there lifes.

    Sleepy Hollow will be a hit for FOX and will be one of there early Drama hits.

  • TheFrenchGuy

    Series/Season Premiere predictions

    Bones (Monday): 2.0
    Sleepy Hollow: 2.5
    Dads: 1.8
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 1.5
    New Girl: 2.4
    The Mindy Project: 1.6
    Glee: 3.0
    Bones (Friday): 1.7
    Raising Hope: 1.2
    Enlisted: 1.0
    Almost Human: 2.8

  • Josh

    Should be a good Fall!


    im pretty sure monday will be there strongest night with “Bones” and “Almost Human” they have been promoting the crap out of “Almost Human” so it should be a strong season for them!

  • Josh


    Glee: 3.0


  • Andrew

    Wow, Masterchef goes on until Sept 11? That is a lot of episodes for a cooking competition especially being 2 episodes each week. The Taste was only 7 or 8 episodes in comparison. If The Taste doesn’t come back for Season 2 (I’m doubtful) I would like to see Anthony Bourdain be one of the judges on Masterchef. Bourdain and Ramsey on the same show would awesome. The bald guy on MC is a prick (he’s a pretty good judge though) and the fat guy doesn’t seem like a very good judge (a softball). All in all, I enjoy watching MC and like it better than Hell’s Kitchen.

  • Andrew


    I don’t think Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be cancelled. Fox is promoting the hell out of it and if the first episode is well received I think it will find an audience similar to Parks and Recreation or maybe even The Office.


    I think you are being too optimistic on Glee and too pessimistic on Dads and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I’m guessing Glee is one of your favorite shows.

  • Survivor Fan

    @ Tom Shaw

    Per a 2010 piece on Spotted Ratings, all successful comedies are relatively male skewing, meaning more male skewing than the average TV show. Also, I bet that there are comedy viewers, drama viewers, sports viewers, and reality viewers, so I doubt that competition from different genres is that worrisome. Shows tend to take more from shows of similar genres.

  • Survivor Fan

    I think that Dads will be the next big comedy hit for FOX. I expect it to be FOX’s #1 comedy this season.

  • Survivor Fan

    @ Andrew

    The Taste was renewed for season 2. In a few weeks, MasterChef will slow to one episode a week.

  • Jon

    I can’t help but think the only show that survives Tuesday night will be the new girl. I do like the looks of Brooklyn 99, but have my doubts. Dads has early cancellation written all over it. I now am a Mindy fan, but it really started to slide last year, will it rebound enough?

  • Josh

    @Survivor Fan

    You mean “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”!


    “The Mindy Project” really should have been cancelled, but FOX probally wanted to use it as a backburner on a failing show!

  • NBCisking


    Yes FOX is really promtiong the show but NBC did the same thing with “The New Normal” and “Go On” which both got the axe.

    Also last year they were pushing “Ben and Kate” which got cancelled and FOX is know for cancelling shows early.

  • Alex J

    Does an early start from New Girl and Mindy mean that Raising Hope and possibly Us & Them will be used as scheduling Spackle so we don’t have to endure repeats for multiple weeks?

  • HV

    Premire Rating Predictions:
    The Simpsons 3.7, 8.08 mil
    Bob’s Burgers 2.4, 5.17 mil
    Family Guy 2.7, 5.58 mil
    American Dad! 2.1, 4.73 mil
    Bones 2.1, 7.54 mil
    Sleepy Hollow 1.5, 5.11 mil
    Dads 2.4, 4.67 mil
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2.2, 4.44 mil
    New Girl 2.1, 3.87 mil
    The Mindy Project 1.8, 3.06 mil
    The X-Factor (Wed) 2.8, 6.70 mil
    The X-Factor (Thurs) 2.6, 6.35 mil
    Glee 2.4, 5.96 mil
    Junior MasterChef 1.5, 3.57 mil
    Almost Human 4.5, 9.49 mil
    Raising Hope 0.9, 2.16 mil
    Enlisted 0.7, 1.70 mil

  • Cory Stark

    I agree with that size premier for the Simpsons if there is an overrun that week. I don’t think Bob’s Burgers will beat American Dad! though.

  • luka

    Series/Season Premiere predictions

    Bones (Monday): 2.2
    Sleepy Hollow: 2.8
    Dads: 2.2
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 2.3
    New Girl: 2.4
    The Mindy Project: 1.7
    The X-Factor (wen): 3.3
    The X-Factor (thu): 3.7
    Glee: 2.7
    Bones (Friday): 1.7
    Raising Hope: 1.3
    Enlisted: 1.1
    Almost Human: 3.7

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