‘American Idol’ Changes Days, 4 Shows Added in Fox’s Mid-Season Schedule

‘Idol’ gets new night to go with new judges; Shawn Ryan and Christian Slater involved in new shows

Last Updated: November 19, 2010 @ 5:40 PM

The biggest surprise in Fox's mid-season schedule isn't its new shows, but a big move for its most successful: "American Idol" is moving from Tuesdays and Wednesdays to  Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The new night will help new "Idol" judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez carve out a new feel for the show, which is saying goodbye to Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi and Ellen Degeneres.

Most of the new shows, such as the Christian Slater sitcom "Breaking In" and the Shawn Ryan cop drama "The Chicago Code" have been announced previously.

Also read: More 'Idol' Changes: Contestants to Compete in 'Challenges'

The "Idol" move is great news for Thursday's night's crime show "Bones," which should get a ratings goose from the juggernaut lead-in.

But suffering in the shift is the already ratings-challeneged "Fringe," which will go from Thursdays to Fridays, when viewers tend to be scarce.

The future also looks uncertain for the low-rated "Running Wilde," which hands off its 9:30 rating slot to "Mixed Signals," a relationship comedy created by Bob Fisher (“Wedding Crashers”) that debuts Tuesday, Feb. 8.

"Bob's Burgers," about a family man who runs guess-what-kind-of-business, joins Fox's long-running comedy bloc on Sunday, Jan. 9 (8:30-9 ET/PT).

The comedic "Breaking In," set in a high-tech security firm, marks a different direction for Slater after the cancellation of the dramas "My Own Worst Enemy" on NBC and "The Forgotten" on ABC. It will air on Wednesday at 9:30, beginning April 6.

"Chicago Code" centers on the city's most powerful and respected cops as they navigate the city’s underbelly to fight crime and expose corruption. It's the brainchild of Shawn Ryan ("The Shield").

As previously announced, "Glee" will also get a special post-Super Bowl episode.

Fox's Mid-Season Schedule:

(All times ET/PT except as noted)

MONDAY

Monday, Jan. 10:

8:00-10:00 PM LIE TO ME (Two-Hour Episode)

Mondays, beginning Jan. 17:

8:00-9:00 PM HOUSE (All-New Episodes)

9:00-10:00 PM LIE TO ME (All-New Episodes)

Mondays, beginning Feb. 7

8:00-9:00 PM HOUSE (All-New Episodes)

9:00-10:00 PM THE CHICAGO CODE (Series Premiere)

 

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TUESDAY

Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 4:

8:00-9:00 PM GLEE (Encore Episodes)

9:00-10:00 PM MILLION DOLLAR MONEY DROP (All-New Episodes)

Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 8:

8:00-9:00 PM GLEE (All-New Episodes)

9:00-9:30 PM RAISING HOPE (All-New Episodes)

9:30-10:00 PM MIXED SIGNALS (Series Premiere)

 

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WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, Jan. 5 and 12:

8:00-10:00 PM HUMAN TARGET (All-New, Two-Hour Episodes)

Wednesday, Jan. 19:

8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Two-Hour Season Premiere, Part One)

Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 26:

8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL

9:00-10:00 PM HUMAN TARGET (All-New Episodes)

Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 16:

8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Two-Hour Episodes)

Wednesdays, beginning April 6:

8:00-9:30 PM AMERICAN IDOL (90-Minute Episodes)

9:30-10:00 PM BREAKING IN (Series Premiere)

 

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THURSDAY

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 6:

8:00-9:00 PM MILLION DOLLAR MONEY DROP (All-New Episodes)

9:00-10:00 PM BONES (Encore Episodes)

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 20:

8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part Two)

9:00-10:00 PM BONES (Time Period Premiere)

 

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FRIDAY

Friday, Jan. 7:

8:00 PM-CC ET AT&T COTTON BOWL (Live)

Friday, Jan. 21:

8:00-9:00 PM KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Encore)

Fridays, beginning Jan. 28:

8:00-9:00 PM KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (All-New Episodes)

9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE (Time Period Premiere)

 

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SATURDAY

Saturday, Jan. 15:

8:00 PM-CC ET NFC DIVISION PLAYOFFS (Live)

Saturdays, beginning Jan. 22 (no change to lineup):

8:00-8:30 PM COPS (All-New Episodes)

8:30-9:00 PM COPS (Encore Episodes)

9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (All-New Episodes)

 

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SUNDAY

Sunday, Jan. 9:

8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episode)

8:30-9:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS (Series Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY (All-New Episode)

9:30-10:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW (Time Period Premiere/All-New Episodes)

Sunday, Jan. 16 and 23:

7:00-7:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (Encore Episodes)

7:30-8:00 PM AMERICAN DAD (Time Period Premiere)

8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episodes)

8:30-9:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS (All-New Episodes)

9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY (All-New Episodes)

9:30-10:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW (All-New Episodes)

Sunday, Jan. 30:

7:00 PM-CC ET NFC PRO BOWL (Live)

Sunday, Feb. 6:

6:00 PM-CC ET SUPER BOWL XLV (Live)

10:30 PM ET/7:30 PT GLEE (All-New Special Episode; Approximate Start Times)

Sundays, beginning Feb. 13 (no change to lineup):

7:00-7:30 PM THE SIMPSONS

7:30-8:00 PM AMERICAN DAD

8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS

8:30-9:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS

9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY

9:30-10:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW