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









New Girl” AND “The Mindy Project








“THE Simpsons,” “BOB’S Burgers,” “Family Guy” AND “American Dad









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)


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  • Sarah

    @TheFrenchGuy, @HV, @luka

    I agree with you about the Bones Monday premiere only being 2.0-2.2, especially with the way the season 8 finale ended. That’s JMO, of course.

    @TheFrenchGuy, @luka

    “Bones (Friday): 1.7″

    I can only hope it goes that high.

  • rob60990

    If anyone is wondering when ABC will announce their premiere dates, expect them announced by incompetent Paul Lee by September.

  • Potato

    @Anna Bones Clarkwood– they SORT OF wrap “My Name is Earl” up in a throwaway gag in the pilot of “Raising Hope”

  • HV

    @Cory Stark
    I think that American Dad! is falling faster than Bob’s Burgers is, and this season American Dad! will fall beneath Bob’s Burgers.

  • HV

    I actually think that Bones will not fall very much at all moving to Friday, and I think that its Friday premire will score a 1.9 rating and will get 6.30 mil veiwers, not much less than my predicted 2.1 and 7.54 mil for the season premire.

  • joel

    That’s right Fox, you’d BETTER kickoff early because you’ll be struggling to scrounge up viewers.

  • The End

    @Raising Hope: 1.3

    Impossible. It was getting roughly this(Like 1.2-1.6) when it wasn’t on Friday towards the end of the season. Far too optimistic with that prediction ;)

  • The End

    @and I think that its Friday premiere will score a 1.9 rating and will get 6.30 mil viewers

    I think it’ll hover around 1.5 personally for the rest of the season, and maybe dip below.

  • HV

    @The End
    Although I think it will begin on Friday that high, I do not think it will stay that high.

  • luka

    @ The End
    This is predictions for first episode :)

  • Sarah


    To be honest, I’m really only hoping for at least a 1.5. Don’t get me wrong, I would definitely love for the demos to be higher than that , but a 1.9 seems like it would be a little too good to be true. JMO, though.

  • Alan

    I will try Sleepy Hollow, looks amazing, but knowing FOX, it will end up cancelled.

  • HV

    I believe that it will start out at 1.9 and the lowest it will reach is 1.5

  • networkman

    I really like that the networks are trying to re-establish Friday night this season. I like that more scripted shows will be airing. It will be interesting this year. I feel FOX is smart to move 9 year old Bones to this night. It has a loyal audience. And there is not another crime drama in the 8pm timeslot. Also it will provide a decent lead in to the two comedies. ABC comedies will end a 9pm and for those viewers looking for some more laughters, they can switch over to FOX. If Raising Hope is able to garner between 1.3-1.5, I would think FOX would be really happy.

    My prediction
    Bones 1.7
    Raising Hope 1.4
    Enlisted 1.2 – Fox should be patient with this show. It seems like it as potential to be something special.

  • Sarah


    Yeah, I think it’ll stay at 1.5-1.7. I really hope it doesn’t fall below 1.5.

  • HV

    I don’t think it will fall below 1.5. Bones is a show that can stay strong on Friday.

  • Kissan

    Season/Series Premieres:

    Bones-2.2 and 7 million viewers

    Sleepy Hollow-2.7 and 7 million viewers

    Dads-1.7 and 4 million viewers

    Brooklyn 99-1.8 and 4 million viewers

    New Girl-2.5 and 5 million viewers

    Mindy Project-1.8 and 4 million viewers

    The X Factor(Wed)-3.1 and 8 million viewers

    The X Factor(Thurs)-3.0 and 8 million viewers

    Glee-2.8 and 7 million viewers

    The Simpsons-3.5 and 7 million viewers

    Bob’s Burgers-2.6 and 6 million viewers

    Family Guy-3.4 and 7 million viewers

    American Dad-2.7 and 6 million viewers

  • HV

    I think that you are a bit optimistic about Sleepy Hollow, New Girl, The X Factor, Glee, Family Guy, and American Dad, and I think that you are a bit pessimistic about Dads and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

  • Richard

    Bones is pretty much the most reliable hit show Fox has had in years. It’s barely promoted anymore, and is always switching viewing slots, yet it’s ratings have persisted and remained strong.

    In a way, this is good news for fans if they follow through and move it to a Friday. In another way, it’s absolutely crazy that Fox would do this to one of their best performing shows. It may be an aging show, but putting it out to pasture on a Friday is too extreme.

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