FOX Fall Schedule

FOX Fall Schedule: ‘Dollhouse’ Renewed, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Season 6

Source: BuddyTV

Today FOX officially announced its schedule for the 2009-2010 TV season, and some of the changes are huge.  Aside from the great news that Dollhouse will be coming back for a second season, the other big story is that So You Think You Can Dance, which premieres its fifth season this Thursday, will air in the Fall as well for an immediate sixth season. The So You Think You Can Dance move is unusual, but helps to balance out the schedule since FOX has American Idol in the Spring.  It also gives FOX the chance to do direct competition with Dancing with the Stars, a show that in recent seasons has taken several professional from former SYTYCD contestants. With three hours of So You Think You Can Dance on the schedule each week, there isn’t much room in the Fall schedule for new shows.  House, Lie to Me, Bones, Fringe and Til Death all return in the Fall as do the Sunday animated comedies The Simpsons, Family Guy and American Dad.

New entries for the Fall include Glee, a new hour-long comedy that has a special premiere presentation tomorrow after the American Idol final performance show.  The other new shows are half-hour comedies: The Cleveland Show, an animated spin-off of Family Guy, and Brothers, a Friday night sitcom starring Michael Strahan (yes, former NFL star Michael Strahan). FOX will also try a new Saturday night talk show by giving recent White House Correspondents Dinner host Wanda Sykes her own show.

Here is the Fall schedule for FOX:

8pm – House
9pm – Lie to Me

8pm – So You Think You Can Dance (two-hour performance show)

8pm – So You Think You Can Dance (results show)
9pm – Glee (NEW)

8pm – Bones
9pm – Fringe

8pm – Brothers (NEW)
8:30pm – Til Death
9pm – Dollhouse

8pm – The Simpsons
8:30pm – The Cleveland Show (NEW)
9pm – Family Guy
9:30pm – American Dad

FOX also revealed its plans for the Spring season which brings more new shows.  Two new dramas, Human Target and Past Life, will premiere in the Winter.  Human Target is an action series based on a popular graphic novel about a man who protects his clients at all costs while Past Life is about a psychologist who treats her patients by exploring their past lives.

The current Spring schedule keeps Thursday and Friday nights the same while adding 24, preempting Glee until the Spring, and introducing a new comedy on Sundays, Sons of Tucson, a live action comedy starring Reaper‘s Tyler Labine.

FOX Spring 2010 Schedule:

8pm – House
9pm – 24

8pm – American Idol (performance show)
9pm – Past Life

8pm – American Idol (results show)
9pm – Human Target (January) / Glee (Spring)

8pm – Bones
9pm – Fringe

8pm – Brothers
8:30pm – Til Death
9pm – Dollhouse

7:30pm – American Dad
8pm – The Simpsons
8:30pm – Sons of Tucson
9pm – Family Guy
9:30pm – The Cleveland Show

Fall TV: Official Fox Sked Adds Dance to Fall Mix, Cancels Terminator

Source: TV Guide Online

Fox’s official plan for the 2009-10 TV season includes good news for House and Bones fans: The two popular series are staying put on their respective nights. They’ll also boost two returning freshman series: Tim Roth’s Lie to Me has scored the plum afterHouse berth on Monday, while Fringe will lead out of Bones on Thursday. Dollhouse will remain in the Fridays-at-9 pm slot, where its new lead-in will be a pair of live-action comedies — Brothers, starring former NFL star Michael Strahan, and [groan‘Til Death.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has officially been powered down. Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly tells that no matter how well Christian Bale’s Terminator Salvation theatrical release does, the TV series will not be baaaack.

On the reality front, So You Think You Can Dance enthusiasts can do a little jig to celebrate the fact that not long after the show’s about-to-launch summer season ends, a fall edition will kick up its heels, airing on Tuesday (with a two-hour performance show) and Wednesday. Kevin Reilly says that the intent is to mirror the network’s midseason lineup, when American Idol enters the mix. Wanda Sykes will host a late-night roundtable talk show airing Saturdays at 11 pm.

Among Fox’s new offerings, Glee — which gets sneak-peeked this Tuesday, following American Idol‘s Adam-Kris sing-off — will air on Wednesday, leading out of Dance‘s results show. The Family Guy spinoff The Cleveland Show will call Sunday-at-8:30 pm home.

Premiering midseason will be Past Life (a reincarnation-tinged thriller series airing Tuesdays at 9 pm), Human Target (with Mark Valley as an elite bodyguard, replacing Glee on Wednesdays) and the comedy Sons of Tucson (starring Tyler Labine and targeted for Sundays).

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