Fox is adding the new comedies "Ben and Kate" and "The Mindy Project" to its Tuesday lineup to create two hours of comedy, plus bumping "Glee" from Tuesday to Thursday and moving Kiefer Sutherland's "Touch" to Friday to create a sci-fi block with "Fringe."
Fox also announced in its 2012-13 schedule released Monday that the new drama "Mob Doctor" will air on Monday nights in the fall, after "Bones." The new Kevin Bacon serial killer drama "The Following" will air on Mondays in midseason.
"Ben & Kate" and "The Mindy Project," starring "Office" veteran Mindy Kaling, will air with "Raising Hope" and "New Girl" on Tuesdays. Fox tried out a two-hour Tuesday block of half-hour comedies this season when it benched "Glee" from late February to early April. The new sitcom "The Goodwin Games" will join the Tuesday lineup in midseason.
"X Factor" and "Idol" will air for two hours each on Wednesdays, and the "Glee" move to Thursday nights will pair it with the "X Factor" results show in the fall and the "American Idol" results show in midseason.
Fox also announced that Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker will guest on "Glee" next season.
"Touch," which had a promising debut this midseason, will be moved to Friday night, where networks often place shows that have devoted followings but small audiences. The logic is that their audiences will follow them anywhere, even to the low-rated night. "Hells Kitchen" will return to Friday nights in the fall.
In the fall, Fox will air the NFL followed by its "Animation Domination" lineup.
Here is the schedule. More to come…
FOX 2012-2013 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE
(All Times ET/PT)
8:00-9:00 PM BONES
9:00-10:00 PM THE MOB DOCTOR (new)
THE FOLLOWING (new) joins in midseason.
8:00-8:30 PM RAISING HOPE
8:30-9:00 PM BEN AND KATE (new)
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT (new)
THE GOODWIN GAMES (new) joins in midseason.
8:00-10:00 PM THE X FACTOR (fall) / AMERICAN IDOL (midseason)
8:00-9:00 PM THE X FACTOR Results (fall) / AMERICAN IDOL Results (midseason)
9:00-10:00 PM GLEE
8:00-9:00 PM TOUCH
9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE (fall)
HELL’S KITCHEN returns in midseason.
7:00-10:30 PM FOX SPORTS SATURDAY (fall)
COPS returns in midseason.
ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF (new) will join late-prime in 2013.
7:00-7:30 PM NFL Game (fall) / ANIMATION DOMINATION (encores)
7:30-8:00 PM THE OT (fall) / THE CLEVELAND SHOW
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 AMERICAN DAD