FOX Midseason Schedule: 'Glee' to Tuesday, 'Mindy' on Hiatus; 'Dads' Canceled?; 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Gets 'New Girl' Lead In + 'The Following,' & 'Rake'

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November 21st, 2013

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via press release:

FOX ANNOUNCES WINTER SCHEDULE CHANGES 

Last Season’s #1 New Series THE FOLLOWING Returns with Two-Night Premiere Event

Sunday, January 19, and Monday, January 20 

Bold New Legal Drama RAKE, Starring Greg Kinnear,

Makes Series Debut Thursday, January 23 

Tuesday Night Changes Include

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Moving to 9:30 PM, Beginning February 4;

Glee Joining Lineup, Beginning February 25 

The Mindy Project Winter Finale Airs Tuesday, January 28;

Special One-Hour Spring Return Set for April 1

 

FOX is announcing schedule changes, set to take place in early 2014.

Last season’s No. 1 new series, THE FOLLOWING, returns for its thrilling 14-week second season with a special two-night season premiere event, beginning Sunday, Jan. 19 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (live, 6:00-10:00 PM ET). The two-night event continues with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 20 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the season finale of SLEEPY HOLLOW, airing at a special time (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

Bold new legal drama RAKE debuts on Thursday, Jan. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following an all-new American Idol (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Making his broadcast television series debut, Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Greg Kinnear (“Little Miss Sunshine,” “The Kennedys”) plays a brilliant and frustratingly charming criminal defense attorney, whose chaotic and self-destructive personal life often gets in the way of his professional one.

Changes to Tuesday nights begin after The Mindy Project (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) airs its Winter Finale on Jan. 28. Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE moves to its new time period premiere at 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT, following all-new installments of New Girl (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT). DADS continues to kick off Tuesdays (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) until Tuesday, Feb. 11.

On Tuesday, Feb. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Glee makes Tuesdays sing when it moves to a new day and time and returns with all-new episodes for the remainder of the season. All-new installments of New Girl (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) follow, until The Mindy Project returns Tuesday, April 1 (9:00-9:30 and 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), with a special one-hour event featuring all-new back-to-back episodes. The series returns to its regular time period beginning Tuesday, April 8 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).

Additional premiere dates and schedule information to be announced.

As previously announced, new comedy ENLISTED will debut Friday, Jan. 10 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). And, following FOX Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, Feb. 2 (6:00-10:30 ET live), an all-new episode of New Girl will air (10:30-11:00 PM ET/7:30-8:00 PM PT), followed by an all-new episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (11:00-11:30 PM ET/8:00-8:30 PM PT).

FOX WINTER PREMIERE AND REVISED TUESDAY INFORMATION

(Times for All-New Episodes are ET/PT Except as Noted)

 

SUNDAY

Sundays, beginning Jan. 5:

8:00-8:30 PM                          THE Simpsons

8:30-9:00 PM                          BOB’S Burgers

9:00-9:30 PM                          Family Guy

9:30-10:00 PM                        American Dad

 

Sunday, Jan. 19:

6:00-10:00 PM ET                  NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Live)

10:00-11:00 PM ET/               THE FOLLOWING (Season Premiere, Night One)

7:00-8:00 PM PT

 

Sunday, Jan. 26:

8:00-8:30 PM                          THE Simpsons

8:30-9:00 PM                          BOB’S Burgers

9:00-9:30 PM                          Family Guy

9:30-10:00 PM                        American Dad

 

Sunday, Feb. 2:

6:00-10:30 PM                        Super Bowl XLVIII (Live)

10:30-11:00 PM ET/               New Girl

7:30-8:00 PM PT

11:00-11:30 PM ET/               BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

8:00-8:30 PM  ET

 

Sundays, beginning Feb. 9:

8:00-8:30 PM                          THE Simpsons

8:30-9:00 PM                          BOB’S Burgers

9:00-9:30 PM                          Family Guy

9:30-10:00 PM                        American Dad

 

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MONDAY

Mondays, beginning Jan. 6:

8:00-9:00 PM                          ALMOST HUMAN

9:00-10:00 PM                        SLEEPY HOLLOW

 

Monday, Jan. 20:

8:00-9:00 PM                          SLEEPY HOLLOW (Season Finale; Special Time)

9:00-10:00 PM                        THE FOLLOWING (Season Premiere, Night Two)

 

Mondays, beginning Jan. 27:

8:00-9:00 PM                          ALMOST HUMAN

9:00-10:00 PM                        THE FOLLOWING

 

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TUESDAY

Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 7:

8:00-8:30 PM                          DADS

8:30-9:00 PM                          BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

9:00-9:30 PM                          New Girl

9:30-10:00 PM                        The Mindy Project

 

Tuesday, Jan. 28:

8:00-8:30 PM                          DADS

8:30-9:00 PM                          BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

9:00-9:30 PM                          NEW GIRL

9:30-10:00 PM                        The Mindy Project (Winter Finale)

 

Tuesday, Feb. 4:

8:00-8:30 PM                          DADS

8:30-9:00 PM                          BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Encore)

9:00-9:30 PM                          NEW GIRL

9:30-10:00 PM                        BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Time Period Premiere)

 

Tuesday, Feb. 11:

8:00-8:30 PM                          DADS

8:30-9:00 PM                          DADS

9:00-9:30 PM                          NEW GIRL

9:30-10:00 PM                        BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

 

Tuesday, Feb. 18:

8:00-10:00 PM                        American Idol (Special Night)

 

Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 25:

8:00-9:00 PM                          Glee (Spring Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM                          NEW GIRL

9:30-10:00 PM                        BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

 

Tuesday, March 25:

8:00-9:00 PM                          Glee

9:00-9:30 PM                          NEW GIRL

9:30-10:00 PM                        BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Season Finale)

 

Tuesday, April 1:

8:00-9:00 PM                          GLEE

9:00-9:30 PM                          THE MINDY PROJECT (Spring Premiere, Part One)

9:30-10:00 PM                        THE MINDY PROJECT (Spring Premiere, Part Two)

 

Tuesdays, beginning April 8:

8:00-9:00 PM                          GLEE

9:00-9:30 PM                          NEW GIRL

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

 

 

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WEDNESDAY

Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 15:

8:00-10:00 PM                        American Idol (Season Premiere, Part One)

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THURSDAY

Thursday, Jan. 16:

8:00-10:00 PM                        American Idol (Season Premiere, Part Two)

 

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 23:

8:00-9:00 PM                          American Idol (Time Period Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        RAKE (Series Premiere)

 

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FRIDAY

Fridays, beginning Jan. 10:

8:00-9:00 PM                          BONES

9:00-9:30 PM                          Raising Hope

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

 

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SATURDAY

Saturdays, beginning Jan. 11:

11:00 PM-Midnight                 ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF, featuring

LUCAS BROS. MOVING CO. and GOLAN THE INSATIABLE

 
  • Michael

    So….when does Gordon Ramsey make his return with “Hell’s Kitchen??” :(

  • Dan S

    Thank goodness B99 unlike Goldbergs is getting a more favorable timeslot. Mindy is thru & so is Dads with this schedule. Enlisted will be DOA airing after the now low rated RH. Rake I think will click with Greg Kinnear on Thur.

  • Raffie

    @Dobrinsky,

    You are clearly not witty enough to comprehend a smart show like Mindy. This past episode alone featured: a dog biting a man in the crotch, a white guy acting black, a character who doesn’t usually wear glasses wearing ‘funny’ glasses, a guy going to punch one guy but accidentally punching another by mistake, and a bit where a white guy thinks all black guys look the same.

    Oscar Wilde would be proud…

  • Dobrinsky

    @Raffie

    I stand corrected. Not since Moliere has there been such transcendent comedy.

  • James

    A good news to B99 for getting the post-New Girl timeslot. Mindy will return low after the hiatus.

    Glee is moving back to Tuesdays, I wonder if FOX will still try 2-hour sitcoms next season.

  • alffan

    Frankly, I think both New Girl and Mindy have both been pretty funny – but so are the ABC shows and how do you compete with that plus The Voice plus NCIS: LA.

    Fox has more problems than Richie Incognito right now. Idol likely dumps into the 2’s and they have only a few dramas left. They ruined Sunday by axing Cleveland and letting go of American Dad. I have to believe Animation Domination’s day are numbered.

    I could see it going down to The Simpsons and Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers being moved to cable… With the numbers they got from Almost Human, Fox may want to do male skewing dramas next year on Sunday such as maybe Sleepy Hollow (Fall) and the Following (Winter) leading into something else at 9pm.

  • Raffie

    Dobrinsky,

    It’s cool. My girlfriend (who makes me watch it) had to walk me through it, too.

  • DenverDean

    Good grief. Glee should air on Fridays after Bones. Since they STUPIDLY committed to it for next season, why not put it there and let it grow/find an audience. They don’t even have to mess with anything else next fall.

  • Kaylie

    I think Fox should move New Girl to 8pm & B99 to 8:30 to get the night started and let Glee follow at 9pm.

  • Lukel

    Wow. Network television is such a mess.

  • Paulo PT

    Crazy shedule! How many years needs Fox to understand this strategy doesn’t work? God!

    Monday lineup, a mess!
    Tuesday lineup? A mess!

  • alffan

    @lukel … yes it is and it’s not going to get better. Overnight ratings may render themselves useless soon. It’s just too easy to record everything on DVR and at some point the networks need a different metric system than the one they have to measure all kinds of viewing.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    FOX scheduling is a total mess.And are you aware that ABC, FOX and NBC are all with scheduling issues this season?

  • feinn

    Where is FRINGE? I need to know what happened to WALTER?

  • Cory

    What a mess. And gotta love Fox trying to give Brooklyn and NG additional exposure by airing after the super bowl and then preemting it for a Tuesday edition of American Idol. I thought only NBC or ABC was that dumb. Fox is quickly joining their ranks

  • Chris98

    Only one thing seems a litle stupid.. brooklyn 99 should be following the super bowl since it is more male oriented than new GIRL, like, what are the thinking? And also B99 is a new show and people are more likely to catch up on a show with like 15 eps. than one with like 50 (new girl)

  • Celestial

    Thank god. The Mindy Project should have been cancelled after the first season. I guess the parade of endless male guest stars didn’t work to boost the ratings.

  • Raffie

    @Chris98

    I think Fox may be wanting to get eyes on New Girl. When it premiered, it was very much the ‘Zooey Deschanel Show’, almost entirely focused around her being ‘adorkable’. Initially, the show pulled pretty good ratings, but if fell pretty quickly. I think Fox may want to get it in front of an audience so it can show it isn’t really a chick show. I watch Brooklyn 99 as well, but it is so hit/miss that they might not trust it.

    Honestly, I thought the post SB spot would’ve been ideal to relaunch 24, but I guess they assume that will fly just fine by itself.

  • Colin

    Wrong. Surviving Jack will be after Idol on Wed. Idol will be an hour and a half prob after top 10.

  • Fake Me Out

    Is it true that Fox does it’s schedule by bringing in chickens that have each been fed a steady diet of feed laced with a different food colour then letting the chickens lose in a room that has a giant calendar on the floor … a few hours later and Fox has it’s new mid-season schedule with none of that hard guess work and thinking that makes their heads hurt.

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