Fox is looking to expand the "Glee" club’s Tuesday night meetings.
"American Idol," meanwhile, is being rejiggered, so the performance show is lengthened from an hour to 90 minutes, and the results show cut to 30 minutes.
Though the network’s new fall primetime schedule includes three new dramas, it spent the most time and money on comedies during this development season — and most of those Fox will launch in a new Tuesday comedy block on the back of its freshman musical/comedy hit.
"’Glee’ and [ABC’s freshman hit drama] ‘Modern Family’ gave brought back an energy and reinvigoration of comedy this season," Peter Rice, Fox entertainment chairman said in a media conference call announcing the new schedule Monday morning.
"Using the power of ‘Glee,’ this is the best opportunity we’ve had in a long time to launch new live, action comedies," said Keviin Reilly, Fox entertainment president.