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upfronts 2011

Fox’s New Fall Schedule: The Network Sticks to Its Reality Shows

Fox has just announced its schedule for next season, ahead of its upfront which happens this afternoon, and it's about what was expected: The performance-show powerhouses (Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, and newbie but expected powerhouse X Factor) will continue to anchor the schedule, with The X Factor airing on Wednesdays and Thursdays until Idol begins mid-season. Otherwise, Terra Nova will kick things off for the network on Monday nights, moving House to nine. Zooey Deschanel's New Girl joins Raising Hope on Tuesdays. Jamie Pressly's new sitcom, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, will air in the half-hour slot on Wednesday after the new The X Factor: If X Factor proves to be a hit, it could be a nice platform for the show, if a bit of an awkward time slot. Fox will try out two new animated shows on Sunday, one in the fall (Allen Gregory), one in mid season (Napolean Dynamite). American Idol will return in 2012, along with J.J. Abrams's new show Alcatraz and Bones spinoff The Finder. In March, Glee will come off the schedule and Fox will try out an all-comedy Tuesday night, with Raising Hope, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, and New Girl joined by one of two comedies in development — Family Album or Little in Common. Fox has also ordered Kiefer Sutherland's Touch, but there's no airdate on that yet. One other note: the network has canceled America's Most Wanted, the longest running show in Fox history, as a series. The program, which has been on since 1988, will have four two hour specials next season, but will no longer air weekly.

MONDAY
8:00-9:00 PM TERRA NOVA (new)
9:00-10:00 PM HOUSE

TUESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM GLEE
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL (wt) (new)
9:30-10:00 PM RAISING HOPE

WEDNESDAY
8:00-9:30 PM THE X FACTOR Performance Show (new)
9:30-10:00 PM I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (wt) (new)

THURSDAY
8:00-9:00 PM THE X FACTOR Results Show (new)
9:00-10:00 PM BONES

FRIDAY
8:00-9:00 PM KITCHEN NIGHTMARES
9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE

SATURDAY
8:00-8:30 PM COPS
8:30-9:00 PM COPS
9:00-10:00 PM ENCORES / AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (specials)

SUNDAY
7:00-7:30 PM THE OT (NFL post-game)
7:30-8:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM ALLEN GREGORY (new)
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD

MIDSEASON SCHEDULE

MONDAY
8:00-9:00 PM HOUSE
9:00-10:00 PM ALCATRAZ (new)

TUESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM GLEE
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL (wt) (new)
9:30-10:00 PM RAISING HOPE


WEDNESDAY
8:00-9:30 PM AMERICAN IDOL Performance Show
9:30-10:00 PM I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (wt) (new)


THURSDAY
8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL Results Show
9:00-10:00 PM THE FINDER (new) / BONES (spring)

FRIDAY
8:00-9:00 PM KITCHEN NIGHTMARES
9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE

SATURDAY
8:00-8:30 PM COPS
8:30-9:00 PM COPS
9:00-10:00 PM ENCORES / AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (specials)

SUNDAY
7:00-7:30 PM ANIMATION DOMINATION (encores)
7:30-8:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (new)
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS