- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Flipboard
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Tumblr
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
NEW YORK — Ahead of its upfront presentation to Madison Avenue ad buyers Monday in New York, Fox announced a fall 2012-13 schedule featuring an expanded four-comedy block on Tuesdays, effectively bumping the fourth season of Glee to Thursdays.
STORY: Upfronts 2012: Complete Network Scorecard
In addition to its new day, the fourth season of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk‘s musical dramedy will air at a new time, shifting back an hour from its previous 8 p.m. slot, where it be coupled with The X Factor in the fall and American Idol in midseason. Worth noting, the network opted not to use the X Factor/Idol platform to launch a new series and instead set up a music-themed night reminiscent of NBC’s The Voice–Smash pairing.
After testing a four-comedy block earlier this season to mixed results with Breaking In and freshman I Hate My Teenage Daughter, Fox Entertainment chief Kevin Reilly made the move official. Raising Hope will continue to air at 8 p.m. and serve as a launch pad for rookie family comedy Ben and Kate, starring Nat Faxon. The second season of Zooey Deschanel‘s New Girl will stay put at 9 p.m., with The Mindy Project, starring The Office’s Mindy Kaling, closing out the night of single-camera entries at 9:30 p.m.
Freshman comedy The Goodwin Games, starring Scott Foley and Becki Newton, will air on Tuesdays in midseason.
PHOTOS: Broadcast TV’s Returning Shows for 2012-13 Season
Elsewhere, returning drama Bones will stay put at 8 p.m. Mondays and be used to launch first-year drama The Mob Doctor, starring Jordana Spiro and Zach Gilford and penned by Drop Dead Diva‘s Josh Berman and Robert Wright. As expected, the short-order Kevin Bacon serial killer drama The Following, from The Vampire Diaries‘ Kevin Williamson, will launch on Mondays in midseason.
With Glee taking over its Thursday slot, Kiefer Sutherland’s Touch will relocate to Fridays at 8 p.m., kicking off a night of sci-fi fare with Fringe staying put at 9 p.m. Hell’s Kitchen will return in midseason.
PHOTOS: The Faces of TV Pilot Season
Fox’s full schedule:.
8-9 PM BONES
9-10 PMTHE MOB DOCTOR (new)
THE FOLLOWING (new) joins in midseason.
8-8:30 PMRAISING HOPE
8:30-9 PM BEN AND KATE (new)
9-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10 PMTHE MINDY PROJECT (new)
THE GOODWIN GAMES (new) joins in midseason.
8-10 PM THE X FACTOR (fall) / AMERICAN IDOL (midseason)
8-9 PMTHE X FACTOR Results (fall)/AMERICAN IDOL Results (midseason)
8-9 PM TOUCH
9-10 PM FRINGE (fall)
HELL’S KITCHEN returns in midseason.
7-10:30 PM FOX SPORTS SATURDAY (fall)
COPS returns in midseason.
ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF (new) will join late-prime in 2013.
7-7:30 PMNFL Game (fall)/ ANIMATION DOMINATION (encores)
7:30-8 PMTHE OT (fall)/ THE CLEVELAND SHOW
8-8:30 PMTHE SIMPSONS
8:30-9 PM BOB’S BURGERS
9-9:30 PMFAMILY GUY
9:30-10 PMAMERICAN DAD
Email: Lesley.Goldberg@thr.com; Twitter: @Snoodit
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day
More from The Hollywood Reporter
Maureen Ryan on Why ‘Burn It Down’ Isn’t a “Trashy Cash Grab” and the Silence From Networks, Studios Over Allegations
‘Never Have I Ever’ Stars on What They Kept From Set and How Series Will End: “No Matter What Team You’re On, You’re Going to Love It”
‘TV’s Top 5’: Maureen Ryan on the Depths of ‘Burn It Down’ (Beyond ‘Lost’); Plus Finale-Mania