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AMERICAN IDOL, BONES & FRINGE Among Shows Affected by Fox’s Midseason Schedule Changes

November 19, 2010 by  

FOX just announced premiere dates of new and returning series, as well as revisions to its 2010-2011 midseason schedule, including AMERICAN IDOL moving to Wednesdays and Thursdays, and schedule changes that affect fan favorites such as BONES and FRINGE.

In case you live under a rock, you’ve by now heard that Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez will be joining Randy Jackson at the judges table on the upcoming season of AMERICAN IDOL. The series is making the move to Wednesday and Thursdays this season. The two-night 10th season premiere event airs Wednesday, Jan. 19 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Jan. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

So what does this mean for BONES and FRINGE? Booth, Brennan and the Squints don’t have to go too far. Starting January 20th, BONES will be airing on Thursdays at 9pm, following IDOL. Starting on January 28th, FRINGE will be moving to its new night and time, Fridays at 9pm.

Those aren’t the only changes to the Fox midseason schedule. With the addition of new programming, other shows will need to be shuffled around. Highlights from the Fox midseason schedule as well as the day by break down can be found after the break.

Take a look and then let us know what YOU think of the new shows and the changes to the Fox lineup. How does this affect you and your shows?

More from Fox…

BOB’S BURGERS, the new animated comedy about a man, his family and their burger joint, opens Sunday, Jan. 9 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT). In the newest addition to the Sunday “Animation Domination” lineup, BOB (H. Jon Benjamin, “Archer”) and his quirky family have big ideas about burgers, but fall short on service and sophistication. Despite the greasy counters, lousy location and a dearth of customers, Bob and his family are determined to make Bob’s “grand re-re-re-opening” a success.

As previously announced, THE CHICAGO CODE (formerly titled “Ride-Along”), the new police drama from creator Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”), will make its anticipated debut the night after SUPER BOWL XLV, Monday, Feb. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following all-new episodes of HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The new fast-paced series starring Jason Clarke (“Public Enemies,” “Brotherhood”), Jennifer Beals (LIE TO ME, “The L Word”), Delroy Lindo (“Kidnapped”) and Matt Lauria (“Friday Night Lights”) follows the Windy City’s most powerful and respected cops as they navigate the city’s underbelly to fight crime and expose corruption.

MIXED SIGNALS, the new relationship comedy created by Bob Fisher (“Wedding Crashers”) that reveals how friendships and romances both enhance and complicate the lives of the men and women in them, will have its series premiere Tuesday, Feb. 8 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) following all-new episodes of GLEE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and RAISING HOPE (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT). The new ensemble comedy stars David Denman (“The Office”), Nelson Franklin (“I Love You, Man”), Kris Marshall (HUMAN TARGET), Liza Lapira (“Dexter”) and Aya Cash (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”).

Additionally, FOX has picked up BREAKING IN (working title), an offbeat half-hour workplace comedy about a high-tech security firm that takes extreme – and often questionable – measures to sell their protection services. Created by Adam F. Goldberg (“Fanboys”) and Seth Gordon (“Four Christmases” and the upcoming “Horrible Bosses”), the series centers on a team of uniquely skilled oddball geniuses hand-picked to work for a manipulative mastermind. Starring Christian Slater (“The Forgotten”), Bret Harrison (“Reaper”) and Odette Yustman (“You Again”), the new comedy premieres Wednesday, April 6 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) following 90-minute AMERICAN IDOL episodes (8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT).

KITCHEN NIGHTMARES serves up a new season Friday, Jan. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Each week, Chef Gordon Ramsay will try to help turn around some of the country’s most unsanitary and unsuccessful restaurants on the verge of closing their doors forever.

FOX midseason sees other changes as well. LIE TO ME reveals a special two-hour episode Monday, Jan. 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) with Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) continuing his search for the truth in its regular time period Mondays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) until Jan. 31.

GLEE continues with encores until all-new episodes begin in February with a special installment airing immediately following SUPER BOWL XLV Sunday, Feb. 6 (approximately 10:30-11:30 PM ET/7:30-8:30 PM PT). Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) GLEE leads a night of all-new episodes of FOX comedies, including RAISING HOPE (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and MIXED SIGNALS (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).

MILLION DOLLAR MONEY DROP will challenge more duos to keep their $1 million with all-new episodes airing for four weeks on Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) starting Jan. 4, plus two bonus Thursday (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) episodes on Jan. 6 and 13.

After a run of six all-new episodes in a row this fall, HUMAN TARGET springs into action with special two-hour episodes airing Wednesday, Jan. 5 and 12 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The action-packed drama charges into its time period premiere Wednesday, Jan. 26 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) following AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) for three weeks.

The thrill continues when BONES moves to a new time period Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) after AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) starting Jan. 20. Fan-favorite FRINGE will travel to a new night and time with all-new episodes beginning Friday, Jan. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

THE CLEVELAND SHOW makes its time period premiere Sunday, Jan. 9 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), with AMERICAN DAD moving to a new time a week later Sunday, Jan. 16 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT).


Monday, Jan. 10:

  • 8:00-10:00 PM LIE TO ME (Two-Hour Episode)

Mondays, beginning Jan. 17:

  • 8:00-9:00 PM HOUSE (All-New Episodes)
  • 9:00-10:00 PM LIE TO ME (All-New Episodes)

Mondays, beginning Feb. 7

  • 8:00-9:00 PM HOUSE (All-New Episodes)
  • 9:00-10:00 PM THE CHICAGO CODE (Series Premiere)



Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 4:

  • 8:00-9:00 PM GLEE (Encore Episodes)
  • 9:00-10:00 PM MILLION DOLLAR MONEY DROP (All-New Episodes)

Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 8:

  • 8:00-9:00 PM GLEE (All-New Episodes)
  • 9:00-9:30 PM RAISING HOPE (All-New Episodes)
  • 9:30-10:00 PM MIXED SIGNALS (Series Premiere)



Wednesday, Jan. 5 and 12:

  • 8:00-10:00 PM HUMAN TARGET (All-New, Two-Hour Episodes)

Wednesday, Jan. 19:

  • 8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Two-Hour Season Premiere, Part One)

Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 26:

  • 8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL
  • 9:00-10:00 PM HUMAN TARGET (All-New Episodes)

Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 16:

  • 8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Two-Hour Episodes)

Wednesdays, beginning April 6:

  • 8:00-9:30 PM AMERICAN IDOL (90-Minute Episodes)
  • 9:30-10:00 PM BREAKING IN (Series Premiere)



Thursdays, beginning Jan. 6:

  • 8:00-9:00 PM MILLION DOLLAR MONEY DROP (All-New Episodes)
  • 9:00-10:00 PM BONES (Encore Episodes)

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 20:

  • 8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part Two)
  • 9:00-10:00 PM BONES (Time Period Premiere)



Friday, Jan. 7:

  • 8:00 PM-CC ET AT&T COTTON BOWL (Live)

Friday, Jan. 21:

  • 8:00-9:00 PM KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Season Premiere)
  • 9:00-10:00 PM KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Encore)

Fridays, beginning Jan. 28:

  • 8:00-9:00 PM KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (All-New Episodes)
  • 9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE (Time Period Premiere)



Saturday, Jan. 15:


Saturdays, beginning Jan. 22 (no change to lineup):

  • 8:00-8:30 PM COPS (All-New Episodes)
  • 8:30-9:00 PM COPS (Encore Episodes)
  • 9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (All-New Episodes)



Sunday, Jan. 9:

  • 8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episode)
  • 8:30-9:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS (Series Premiere)
  • 9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY (All-New Episode)
  • 9:30-10:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW (Time Period Premiere/All-New Episode)

Sunday, Jan. 16 and 23:

  • 7:00-7:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (Encore Episodes)
  • 7:30-8:00 PM AMERICAN DAD (Time Period Premiere)
  • 8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episodes)
  • 8:30-9:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS (All-New Episodes)
  • 9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY (All-New Episodes)
  • 9:30-10:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW (All-New Episodes)

Sunday, Jan. 30:

  • 7:00 PM-CC ET NFC PRO BOWL (Live)

Sunday, Feb. 6:

  • 6:00 PM-CC ET SUPER BOWL XLV (Live)
  • 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PT GLEE (All-New Special Episode; Approximate Start Time)

Sundays, beginning Feb. 13 (no change to lineup):

  • 7:00-7:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
  • 7:30-8:00 PM AMERICAN DAD
  • 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 THE CLEVELAND SHOW


17 Responses to “AMERICAN IDOL, BONES & FRINGE Among Shows Affected by Fox’s Midseason Schedule Changes”

  1. Angie on November 19th, 2010 8:51 pm


    SCREW THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Stephanie on November 19th, 2010 11:39 pm

    Well great, since Bones is getting bumped to a later time slot, maybe we’ll get to see even more of the Booth and Hannah Bopfest! BBLLLEECCHHHHH! Nothing like REALLY being able to throw it in our faces!

  3. Lindsay on November 20th, 2010 2:33 am

    Fringe & Supernatural on @ the same time?!

  4. Emily on November 20th, 2010 7:37 am

    Bones at 9! No! My DVR can only record 2 things – that means Bones, Office, AND CSI is three things, and that doesn’t work!

  5. carole on November 20th, 2010 9:28 am

    I hope american idol ratings will help bones,but hope hannah is gone by jan 20.

  6. carole on November 20th, 2010 10:16 am

    HOPE THIS DOES NOT MEAN WE HAVE MORE SEX SCENES ON BONES,but I HAVE always thought 9 o clock was a better time slot for bones.

  7. Katie on November 20th, 2010 11:44 am

    This Sucks! Why are the moving Fringe to Friday!!! I guess my Thursday night just got a little easier…

  8. carole on November 20th, 2010 11:53 am

    hope bones will survive the time changed/but fox should put american Idol on twice on wed and leave bones along/hoping for a better 2nd half of bones,/but have never watch A.I.

  9. Emily on November 20th, 2010 4:00 pm

    WHY WHY WHY. This is why I HATE American Idol, it’s a washed up show that no one likes anymore… they need to quit while they’re ahead. I can’t believe they moved Fringe to Friday UNBELIEVABLE

  10. Nicholas on November 20th, 2010 4:38 pm

    I’m not happy about the shift of Fringe to Fridays, but it was getting pummeled by the stiff competition on Thursdays 9pm. Fringe might actually do better on Fridays. That’s what I hope. They should have never moved Fringe to Thursdays to begin with. I KNEW it was going to smack FOX right back in the face. Bones has had it easy on Thursdays at 8 for awhile. They’ve been 2nd in it’s time slot, so far. Now, it’s time to see if they can hang with the big dogs. Sorry to say, but I don’t see it happening. They will pull the same ratings they are pulling now, maybe a tick lower because Grey’s, CSI and The Office bring in HUGE demo numbers. I see Bones being either 3rd or 4th in the 9pm time slot. At least, I can watch The Vampire Diaries at 8 and Bones at 9, now.

  11. Therese on November 22nd, 2010 4:36 pm

    So great, you have two fantastic shows that are a joy to watch back to back only to have one or both of them suffer because of that lame-o show American Idol. Once again smart shows will take a backseat and then never come back again.

  12. carole on November 27th, 2010 8:21 am

    IT will be tough to have to sat and watch anerican idol to watch bones/put bones on at 8 and american idol at 9/bones always came in 2nd in the ratings /so why changed?

  13. carl on November 27th, 2010 10:05 am

    for bones and show 9 the friction will be brennan tellls booth to marry hannah.

  14. Nancy on January 18th, 2011 7:29 pm

    Bones will do fine at 9:00PM as long as they get rid of Hannah.

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