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Fox Schedules 'American Idol,' 'Alcatraz,' 'The Finder,' 'Touch,' More

The network's midseason lineup also includes premiere dates for freshman animated series "Napoleon Dynamite" and the return of "Breaking In" as well as "Kitchen Nightmares."

Touch - Kiefer Sutherland - 2011
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Kiefer Sutherland in "Touch"

Fox has announced its midseason lineup, led by the 11th season of American Idol and freshman series Alcatraz, The Finder, Touch as well as returning series Breaking In and Kitchen Nightmares.

Idol will premiere its 11th season with a two-night event set for Wednesday, Jan. 18 and Thursday, Jan. 19 with a special episode airing following the NFC Championship game on Sunday, Jan. 22.

24 star Kiefer Sutherland will return to the network with freshman drama Touch with a special preview on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 9 p.m., followed by its series premiere Monday, March 10 at 9 p.m.

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J.J. Abrams' thriller Alcatraz will premiere Monday, Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. with a two-hour event, returning the following week in its regular time slot at 9 p.m. following a new episode of House.

Bones spinoff The Finder will bow Thursday, Jan. 12 at 9 p.m. following an encore of the David Boreanaz series from Hart Hanson.

Animated comedy Napoleon Dynamite, featuring a voice cast from the feature film of the same name, will join the Sunday Animation Domination lineup with a pair of episodes starting Sunday, Jan. 15 at 8:30 p.m. Second year animated series Bob's Burgers, meanwhile, will return Sunday, March 11 at 8:30 p.m.

Revived and retooled comedy Breaking In will return for its second season on Tuesday, March 6 at 8:30 p.m. when the workplace comedy starring Christian Slater and Megan Mullally will follow encores of New Girl at 8 p.m.

Glee will return Tuesday, Jan. 17, with Mobbed returning for new episodes on Wednesday, Jan. 4 through Feb. 8 at 9 p.m., while Kitchen Nightmares will return Friday, Jan. 13 followed by fresh episodes of Fringe.

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Cops will return Saturday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m., and air back-to-back episodes starting Jan. 14 at 9 p.m., while a special edition of America's Most Wanted has been slotted for Saturday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m.

A full schedule follows:

MONDAY
Monday, Jan. 16:
8-10 p.m. ALCATRAZ (Series Premiere)
 
Mondays, beginning Jan. 23:
8-9 p.m.   HOUSE (Time Period Premiere)
9-10 p.m. ALCATRAZ (Time Period Premiere)
 
Monday, March 12:
8-10 p.m. ALCATRAZ (Two-Hour Episode)
 
Mondays, beginning March 19:
8-9 p.m.   HOUSE
9-10 p.m. TOUCH (Series Premiere)
 
TUESDAY
Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 17:
8-9 p.m.   GLEE
9-9:30 p.m.   NEW GIRL
9:30-10 p.m. RAISING HOPE
 
Tuesdays, beginning March 6:
8-8:30 p.m. NEW GIRL (encore)
8:30-9 p.m. BREAKING IN (Season Premiere)
9-9:30 p.m. NEW GIRL
9:30-10 p.m. RAISING HOPE
 
WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, Jan. 4:
8-9 p.m. GLEE (encore)
9-10 p.m. MOBBED
 
Wednesday, Jan. 11:
8-9 p.m. MOBBED (encore)
9-10 p.m. MOBBED
 
Wednesday, Jan. 18:
8-10 p.m. AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part One)
 
Wednesday, Jan. 25:
8-9 p.m. AMERICAN IDOL
9-10 p.m. TOUCH (Special Preview)
 
Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 1:
8-9 p.m. AMERICAN IDOL
9-10 p.m. MOBBED
 
Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 15:
8-10 p.m. AMERICAN IDOL (Two-Hour Episodes)
 
THURSDAY
Thursday, Jan. 12:
8-9 p.m. BONES (encore)
9-10 p.m. THE FINDER (Series Premiere)
 
Thursdays, beginning Jan. 19:
8-9 p.m. AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part Two)
9-10 p.m. THE FINDER
 
FRIDAY
Friday, Jan. 6:
8 p.m. ET FOX SPORTS SPECIAL: 2012 AT&T COTTON BOWL CLASSIC (Live)
 
Fridays, beginning Jan. 13:
8-9 p.m. KITCHEN NIGHTMARES
9-10 p.m. FRINGE
 
SATURDAY
Saturdays, beginning Jan. 7:
8-8:30 p.m. COPS
8:30-9 p.m.  COPS
9-10 p.m. DRAMA ENCORES
11 p.m.-Midnight  ENCORES
Midnight-12:30 a.m.  ENCORES
 
Saturday, Feb. 11:
8-10 p.m. AMERICA’S MOST WANTED SPECIAL EDITION
11 p.m.-Midnight  ENCORES
Midnight-12:30 a.m. ENCORES

SUNDAY
Sunday, Jan. 8:
7-7:30 p.m. BOB’S BURGERS (encore)
7:30-8 p.m. THE CLEVELAND SHOW (encore)
8-8:30 p.m. THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9 p.m. THE CLEVELAND SHOW
9-9:30 p.m. FAMILY GUY
9:30-10 p.m. AMERICAN DAD

Sunday, Jan. 15:
8-8:30 p.m. THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9 p.m. NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (Series Premiere)
9-9:30 p.m. FAMILY GUY
9:30-10 p.m. NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (Special Time)
 
Sunday, Jan. 22:
6 p.m. ET  FOX SPORTS SPECIAL: NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Live)
10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT AMERICAN IDOL (Special Broadcast; Approximate Start Time)

Sundays, beginning Jan. 29:
7-7:30 p.m. BOB’S BURGERS (encore)
7:30-8 p.m. THE CLEVELAND SHOW
8-8:30 p.m. THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9 p.m. NAPOLEON DYNAMITE
9-9:30 p.m. FAMILY GUY
9:30-10 p.m.  AMERICAN DAD
 
Sundays, beginning March 11:
7-7:30 p.m. ANIMATION DOMINATION ENCORES
7:30-8 p.m. THE CLEVELAND SHOW
8-8:30 p.m. THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9 p.m. BOB’S BURGERS (Season Premiere)
9-9:30 p.m.  FAMILY GUY
9:30-10 p.m. AMERICAN DAD