Fox Sets Fall Premiere Dates With Early 'X Factor' Return
The sophomore reality competition kicks off the 2012-13 season on Sept. 13, while the network saves "Raising Hope" and "Touch" returns for October.
On the heels of NBC's staggered premiere plan for fall 2012, Fox has announced its rollout for the coming season, with most series arriving in September.
The X Factor kicks off the new season with a two-night premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 13, leading into the new Glee time slot the following night. Freshman series The Mob Doctor (Sept. 17) arrives the following week, with Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project (Sept. 25) joining the Tuesday comedy block one week later.
The sophomore season of New Girl gets a two-episode debut Sept. 25, bockending the premiere of Ben and Kate, while Fox saves the return of Raising Hope for Oct. 2.
Touch also will enter the schedule in October, with the returning drama set to join Fringe (Sept. 28) on Fridays starting Oct. 26.
A complete schedule follows (new series in all caps):
Wednesday, Sept. 12
8-10 p.m. The X Factor (Season premiere, part one)
Thursday, Sept. 13
8-9 p.m. The X Factor (season premiere, part two)
9-10 p.m. Glee
Monday, Sept. 17
8-9 p.m. Bones
9-10 p.m. THE MOB DOCTOR
Tuesday, Sept. 25
8-8:30 p.m. New Girl (special new episode)
8:30-9 p.m. BEN AND KATE
9-9:30 p.m. New Girl (season premiere)
9:30-10 p.m. THE MINDY PROJECT
Friday, Sept. 28
8-9 p.m. Kitchen Nightmares
9-10 p.m. Fringe (final season)
Sunday, Sept. 30
8:-8:30 p.m. The Simpsons
8:30-9 p.m. Bob's Burgers
9:-9:30 p.m. Family Guy
9:30-10 p.m. American Dad
Tuesday, Oct. 2
8-8:30 p.m. Raising Hope
Sunday, Oct. 7
7:30-8 p.m. The Cleveland Show
Friday, Oct. 26
8-9 p.m. Touch