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Fox's New Primetime Schedule: The Details


Fox will officially announce its 2009-10 TV season primetime schedule to advertisers at Manhattan's New York City Center, behind Carnegie Hall, in just a little while. Here's what they're going to unveil. Notice how much it looks like Fox's first quarter schedule on Tuesday and Wednesday, only "So You Think You Can Dance" is filling in for "American Idol." Notice also that "Fringe" is moved to Thursday at 9 p.m. in the teeth of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and CBS's "CSI." And who can miss that "Dollhouse" is back even though its most recent episode logged fewer than 3 million viewers?

FOX PRIMETIME SCHEDULE: FALL 2009

( All Times ET/PT )

MONDAY

8:00-9:00 PM HOUSE

9:00-10:00 PM LIE TO ME


TUESDAY

8:00-10:00 PM SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Performance Show


WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Results Show

9:00-10:00 PM GLEE (new series)


THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 PM BONES

9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE


FRIDAY

8:00-8:30 PM BROTHERS (new series)

8:30-9:00 PM 'TIL DEATH

9:00-10:00 PM DOLLHOUSE


SATURDAY

8:00-8:30 PM COPS

8:30-9:00 PM COPS

9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA 'S MOST WANTED


SUNDAY

7:00-8:00 PM THE OT (NFL post-game)

8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS

8:30-9:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW (new series)

9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY

9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD

There's more! Here is Fox's new midseason schedule. Notice the two dramas getting the plum post-"American Idol" time slots next season:

FOX PRIMETIME SCHEDULE: MIDSEASON 2010

( All Times ET/PT )


MONDAY

8:00-9:00 PM HOUSE

9:00-10:00 PM 24


TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL Performance Show

9:00-10:00 PM PAST LIFE (new series)


WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL Results Show

9:00-10:00 PM HUMAN TARGET (new series) / GLEE (spring)


THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 PM BONES

9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE

FRIDAY

8:00-8:30 PM BROTHERS

8:30-9:00 PM 'TIL DEATH

9:00-10:00 PM DOLLHOUSE


SATURDAY

8:00-8:30 PM COPS

8:30-9:00 PM COPS

9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA 'S MOST WANTED


SUNDAY

7:00-7:30 PM ANIMATION DOMINATION ENCORES

7:30-8:00 PM AMERICAN DAD

8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS

8:30-9:00 PM SONS OF TUCSON (new series)

9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY

9:30-10:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW


And, finally, here's what you need to know about the new series:


GLEE

Fox's buzz-iest new series stars McKinley High School 's Glee Club, which used to be at the top of the show choir world, but has turned into a haven for so-called social outcasts. Optimistic high school teacher Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) will try to refuel his own passion for singing while re-inventing the school's gleeclub and challenging these underdogs to realize their star potential. It's from Ryan Murphy, creator of "Nop/Tuck."


THE CLEVELAND SHOW

THE CLEVELAND SHOW follows "Family Guy's favorite soft-spoken neighbor, CLEVELAND BROWN (Mike Henry), to his hometown in Virginia as he settles down with his high school sweetheart, her unruly kids and his own 14-year-old son, CLEVELAND JR. (Kevin Michael Richardson).

BROTHERS

Starring Michael Strahan ("FOX NFL Sunday") and Daryl "Chill" Mitchell ("Ed," "Veronica's Closet"), BROTHERS is a new half-hour comedy about a former NFL hot shot is living the high-life in New York City until he gets a phone call from his MOM (CCH Pounder, "The Shield") who orders him home to Houston to help his brother CHILL (Daryl "Chill" Mitchell), whose life was altered drastically after a car accident left him in a wheelchair, and who is struggling to keep his restaurant afloat.


HUMAN TARGET

Based on the popular DC Comics graphic novel, HUMAN TARGET is a full-throttle action drama centered on CHRISTOPHER CHANCE (Mark Valley, FRINGE), a unique private contractor/security guard who completely integrates himself into his clients' lives in order to become the human target.


PAST LIFE

From writer David Hudgins ("Friday Night Lights"), and inspired by the book "The Reincarnationist" by M.J. Rose, comes PAST LIFE, a new drama series about an unlikely pair of past-life detectives who investigate whether what is happening to you today is the result of who you were before.


SONS OF TUCSON

In the tradition of "Malcolm in the Middle" and "The Bernie Mac Show," SONS OF TUCSON is a family comedy about three brothers who hire a charming, wayward schemer to stand in as their father when their real one goes to prison.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  May 18, 2009; 3:16 PM ET
Categories:  Broadcast TV Upfronts 2009  
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Comments

Okay - I like Michael Strahan as much as the next former NFL-er (if not more), but I've got a gut feeling that's going nowhere fast...

Also - The Sunday line-up means King of the Hill is dead & gone?

I wonder, also if they did some cross-over research and realized that a large portion of their Fringe viewers were also Bones viewers (I'm in that group). That could easily tear me away from Grey's - which is getting worse by the minute.

Posted by: DCLocal20 | May 18, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

aieeee! Why are they moving Fringe up against Grey's Anatomy and CSI? Which one of those three shows do I stop watching?

Posted by: chantooz | May 18, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Wow -- Fringe up against the Office and Grey's Anatomy. That's the end of Fringe for me.

Posted by: lilacwine | May 19, 2009 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Oh my god - we get it. You didn't and don't like "Dollhouse".

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | May 19, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

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