December 1, 2011

THE SKED: FOX Midseason

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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FOX has announced the specifics of its midseason schedule, with no surprises (you don’t need surprises when you’re cruising in 1st place, with your unstoppable biggest gun on the way).  Below are the shows and dates:

Mondays 9PM (1/16-3/12):  ALCATRAZ, launching with a 2-hour debut
Mondays 9PM (starting 3/19):  TOUCH – This will have a special “preview” airing of its pilot at 9PM Wed January 25 after American Idol, then launch 2 months later for real, also with a 2-hour debut
Tuesdays (starting 3/6):  8PM – NEW GIRL reruns
                                    8:30PM – BREAKING IN
Wednesdays (starting 1/18):  AMERICAN IDOL kicks off  (during Jan-Feb, there will also be some episodes of MOBBED on this night in various slots)
Thursdays (starting 1/19):  8PM – AMERICAN IDOL
                                       9PM – THE FINDER (actually kicks off a week earlier, after BONES)
Fridays 9PM:  FRINGE returns 1/13
Sundays 7PM: BOB’S BURGERS returns 1/29, moving to 8:30PM on 3/11
Sundays 8:30PM (1/29-3/4):  NAPOLEON DYNAMITE
BONES, GLEE and (if we’re unlucky) I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER will also return later in the Spring on unspecified dates.

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."