Fox adds episodes, revises schedule

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UPDATED 8:59 p.m. PT Feb. 19

Fox said Tuesday that it has ordered additional episodes of the dramas "House" and "Bones" and the multicamera comedies "Back to You" and " 'Til Death" to air in the spring and beyond.

The order for "Back to You" and " 'Til Death" is said to be for eight episodes, some of them expected to air in early August. "House" will produce four new episodes, while "Bones" will make six fresh segments and might get a supersized order for next season.

Also returning to production are the animated comedies "American Dad!" "Family Guy" and "The Simpsons," as well as the real-time drama "24," which won't premiere until January.

Fox also has revised its midseason premiere dates and slots for some of its scripted series.

With Fox's announcement, ABC is the only broadcast network that hasn't unveiled its post-strike plans for the rest of the season.

Fox's fall Tuesday lineup of "Bones" and "House" will move to Mondays.

"Bones" will return with originals at 8 p.m. April 14. "House" will move to the Monday 9 p.m. period April 21, resuming originals the following Monday.

The two unaired original episodes of the Kelsey Grammer starrer "Back to You" produced before the strike were slated to air behind 90-minute Tuesday editions of "American Idol" on Feb. 26 and March 25. They will now run Feb. 26 and 27 at 9:30 p.m., following the "Idol" results show.

The post-"Idol" slot March 25 will go to a newly produced episode of the Brad Garrett starrer "Death," which received a big ratings boost from its run behind "Idol" last year.

The two comedies will return to their fall Wednesday 8-9 p.m. period April 16 but will switch slots -- "Death" at 8 p.m. and "Back to You" at 8:30 p.m.

The new drama "New Amsterdam" will keep its launch schedule of two previews after "Idol" on March 4 and March 6 before settling into its regular 9 p.m. Monday slot March 10.

However, fellow midseason drama "Canterbury's Law," previously slotted to replace "Amsterdam" in the 9 p.m. Monday slot, will now air in tandem with it. "Canterbury's" will debut March 10 in the 8 p.m. Monday berth.
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