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

 
  • s0303

    that sucks…i like the mindy project (though i agree with some that last week was pretty bad) probably a goner for sure now…

    really looking forward to the following…can’t wait.

    yeah, fox is a mess right now.

  • ReallyTired

    ‘Mindy’ gets foot in grave. FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • milo

    I appreciate their attempt to try and avoid reruns but I’d love to see a network try and do it in a way that isn’t as scattershot and keeps a show in the same timeslot more.

    If only networks would try more continuous runs of episodes like past seasons of 24, Lost, Alias, etc. Makes the most sense for serialized shows but why not try it across the board? Start some shows in the fall, others in January. January starts could run a full 22 episodes, double up some weeks if necessary. Shows starting in the fall could either plan to have the second half of the season start in January or be intended as a limited run and finish by the end of the year. New or bubble shows in the fall could start with an order that goes until the holidays and either get extended into the spring, renewed for the next season, or cancelled. And in general they could fudge the schedule by giving better performing shows more episodes and iffier ones fewer. Scheduling is always going to be somewhat of a juggling act but any time you can do extended runs of a show in the same time slot without interruptions or reruns, that’s a good thing.

  • deaht

    @JR

    I prefer New Girl to Mindy, but that statement doesn’t make any sense at all. Why would a show chase away the viewers of a show that comes on before it? lol

  • JR

    TVs changing I guess. Used to be you’d tune in to a network for more than one show. Now there is DVR. Why make a point of tuning into a show for 30 minutes when you don’t want to watch what’s after it and you’ll be caught in the middle of any other show that’s on at the same time. Just DVR the good show and watch it another time. If folks looked forward to watching Mindy it would only help New Girl. As it is, it bleeds away its audience. You don’t think Friends @ 9:30 helped Seinfeld in the end? I remember people freaking when they moved it to 8.

  • spinthesky

    @JR

    Your argument still makes little sense… If people don’t like a show, they either turn off the TV or change the channel lol just because you detest a show doesn’t mean everyone else has forgotten how to use their TVs.

    If anything, the argument should be flipped. I personally prefer The Mindy Project over New Girl. This either means I watch through New Girl, or I try to time things just right when I tune into The Mindy Project at 9:30.

    And the only people I remember freaking out with Friends’s schedule change are the ones who had to readjust their already planned out TV watching schedules.

  • Eric McInnis

    Thoughts:
    Monday: I like it. Don’t know how Almost Human will do, but The Following will probably do good season 2.

    Tuesday: I enjoy it. I like that Brooklyn is timesharing with Mindy, and I enjoy that Glee is moving back to its old slot, so there’s no issues with Rake.

    Wednesday: Idol does what it does, and I like that.

    Thursday: Seems good. Rake might do strong after Idol, and hopefully the same goes for Surviving Jack.

    Friday: This is a bit of mixed bag. I don’t see why Enlisted is airing after Raising Hope, but I guess FOX has no faith in it, I dunno.

    Sunday: Same as fall, which is always a good thing.

    Overall, pretty solid. Though my only questions are where Gang Related and the remaining Dads episodes go?

  • Yup Yup

    I get it. I watched New Girl and Mindy live last year because I actually thought Mindy was promising. Now that Mindy’s gotten worse, I just DVR New Girl and watch it whenever. It’s a half hour show, not something to plan a night around. Give me an hour, and I’ll make a point in watching. At least the same night. There is a reason people in the demo turn to Fox after 99 and even more turn it back off before Mindy comes on. And there it a reason New Girl pulls away even further in DVR and multiformat #s in demo.

    That said, Mindy isn’t hurting the night nearly as much as Dads. But it doesn’t help anything whatsoever, and if you ain’t helping, you’re hurting. Mindy and Dads are a buzz kill on the entire night, and Brooklyn 99 and New Girl are better off while they are away, even if Glee is limping a little bit right now. My bet is New Girl will stabilize, still build on Glee as a lead in, and Brooklyn 99 will hang on to more of New Girl’s audience than Mindy has been able to.

    I also don’t know about the Friends stuff. Seinfeld was fine, people were initially worried that Friends couldn’t fly on its own, but obviously, it was fine. That said, having the top 3 shows on the same night clearly benefitted all.

  • Cath

    And Glee gets to go against NCIS. Guess they don’t care any more.

  • Dan

    @CBS Viewer – Well yeah but there are other midseason questions besides when Hannibal, Crossbones, About a Boy and Growing Up Fisher will premiere.

    For example

    Will The Blacklist split it’s season?

    Will Revolution split it’s season?

    Will Sean Saves the World be replaced?

    How will the Olympics affect all shows?

    What will air on Mondays & Tuesdays while The Voice goes on hiatus?

  • sebbenvolio

    This schedule is whack. People watch TV for fun, not to fulfill some utilitarian equation to maximize viewing pleasure across multiple variables.

    If you want your audience to grow, keep a regular schedule, and let people tune in every week to watch their favorite shows at the same hour. Don’t make people need a flowchart to keep track of their shows.

    Finally Tuesday 8-9pm (NCIS) and Thursday 8-8:30 (Big Bang) are absolute murder, so just burn off episodes in those timeslots and move on.

  • sebbenvolio

    Finally Bones :) deserves way more respect from Fox and I really hope they work it back into the Mon-Thursday lineup where it belongs. X-Factor and Glee are sinking ships, and any of the comedies other than New Girl are renewed.

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