Fox does midseason to 'Death'


The Brad Garrett-starring "'Till Death" is getting a major boost by Fox, which will move the struggling freshman sitcom in the post-"American Idol" Wednesday 9:30 slot, beginning March 14.

The network will also use "Idol" as a launching pad for David E. Kelley's midseason dramedy "The Wedding Bells," which will premiere after the reality juggernaut March 7 before moving to its regular Friday 9 p.m. time slot March 9.

Another midseason series, the Rob Corddry-starring comedy "The Winner," will join Fox's Sunday lineup. It will premiere with two episodes, one at 8:30 p.m. and one in its regular 9:30 p.m. time slot March 4. Animated comedy "American Dad," which airs in the Sunday 9:30 period, will go on hiatus for five weeks to make room for "Winner."

Taking a page from the "24" playbook, Fox's third midseason series, race action "Drive," will launch with a two-night, three-hour premiere Sunday, April 15, 8-10 p.m. and its regular Monday 8-9 p.m. time period April 16. On Monday, "Drive" will replace "Prison Break," which will have wrapped it second season by then.

Meanwhile, sophomore comedy "The War at Home," which began the season Sunday 9:30 p.m. and now airs in a block with "'Till Death" on Thursday," will go back to Sundays, this time at 7:30 p.m., starting March 4.