[07/07/04 - 12:00 AM]
FOX Gives 'Beene' the Boot, Adds 'Simple' Encores
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- FOX continued to make changes to its summer schedule over the holiday weekened, dumping its burn-off run of "Oliver Beene" and adding an encore run of "The Simple Life's" second season.

Both moves affect the network's Sunday schedule as FOX will slide "King of the Hill" and "Malcolm in the Middle" to 7:00/6:00c and 7:30/6:30c respectively beginning July 11. "The Simple Life" will then encore it sophomore season at 9:00/8:00c while "The Simpsons," "Arrested Development" and the Sunday "Quintuplets" encore will remain in their current slots.

The shuffle comes of the heels FOX's decision to bump original episodes of "The Jury" to Friday nights at 9:00/8:00c (read the story).

Overall, FOX's revised schedule plans to fan the flames of its successful Wednesday lineup, adding twice-a-week encores of "Method & Red" (Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c and Fridays at 8:30/7:30c) and "Quintuplets" (Sundays at 9:30/8:30c and Tuesdays at 9:30/8:30c) not to mention its double run of "The Simple Life."

As for "Beene," the news leaves a half-dozen episodes of the short-lived comedy on the shelf.

To review, here's FOX's newly announced schedule for the next three weeks:

Sunday, July 4
7:00/6:00c - "Movie: Independence Day (Repeat)

Monday, July 5
8:00/7:00c - "North Shore: Meteor Shower" (NSH-104)
9:00/8:00c - "The Casino: Episode 104" (CAS-104)

Tuesday, July 6
8:00/7:00c - "The Bernie Mac Show: Mac-inations" (Repeat, MAC-318)
8:30/7:30c - "Method & Red: Well, Well, Well" (Encore, MAR-103)
9:00/8:00c - "The Bernie Mac Show: Family Reunion" (Repeat, MAC-310)
9:30/8:30c - "Method & Red: Pilot" (Repeat, MAR-101)

Wednesday, July 7
8:00/7:00c - "That '70s Show: 5:15" (Repeat, TSS-621)
8:30/7:30c - "Quintuplets: Lord of the Cell" (QU-103)
9:00/8:00c - "The Simple Life: Episode 205" (LIF-205)
9:30/8:30c - "Method & Red: One Tree Hill" (MAR-105)

Thursday, July 8
8:00/7:00c - "North Shore: Meteor Shower" (Encore, NSH-104)
9:00/8:00c - "Tru Calling: The Getaway" (Repeat, TRU-115)

Friday, July 9
8:00/7:00c - "The Bernie Mac Show: Droobie or Not Droobie" (Repeat, MAC-308)
8:30/7:30c - "The Bernie Mac Show: The Talk" (Repeat, MAC-317)
9:00/8:00c - "The Jury: Memories" (JUR-106)

Saturday, July 10
8:00/7:00c - "Cops: Episode 1628" (Repeat, CP-1628)
8:30/7:30c - "Cops: Episode 1618" (Repeat, CP-1618)
9:00/8:00c - "America's Most Wanted: Episode 1737" (MW-1737)

Sunday, July 11
7:00/6:00c - "King of the Hill: My Hair Lady" (Repeat, KH-809)
7:30/6:30c - "Malcolm in the Middle: Watching the Baby" (Repeat, MIM-502)
8:00/7:00c - "The Simpsons: The Way We Weren't" (Repeat, SI-1513)
8:30/7:30c - "Arrested Development: Visiting Ours" (Repeat, ARR-104)
9:00/8:00c - "The Simple Life 2: Episode 201" (Repeat, LIF-201)
9:30/8:30c - "Quintuplets: Lord of the Cell" (Encore, QU-103)

Monday, July 12
8:00/7:00c - "North Shore: My Boyfriend's Back" (NSH-105)
9:00/8:00c - "The Casino: Episode 105" (CAS-105)

Tuesday, July 13
8:00/7:00c - "MLB All-Star Game 2004"

Wednesday, July 14
8:00/7:00c - "That '70s Show: Sparks" (Repeat, TSS-623)
8:30/7:30c - "Quintuplets: (Disdainfully) The Helbergs" (QU-105)
9:00/8:00c - "The Simple Life: Episode 206" (LIF-206)
9:30/8:30c - "Method & Red: Dogs" (MAR-106)

Thursday, July 15
8:00/7:00c - "North Shore: My Boyfriend's Back" (Encore, NSH-105)
9:00/8:00c - "Tru Calling: Death Becomes Her" (Repeat, TRU-116)

Friday, July 16
8:00/7:00c - "The Bernie Mac Show: J-O-R-D-A-N Spells Funny" (Repeat, MAC-315)
8:30/7:30c - "Method & Red: Dogs" (Encore, MAR-106)
9:00/8:00c - "The Jury: The Boxer" (JUR-110)

Saturday, July 17
8:00/7:00c - "Cops: Episode 1630" (Repeat, CP-1630)
8:30/7:30c - "Cops: Episode 1615" (Repeat, CP-1615)
9:00/8:00c - "America's Most Wanted: Episode 1738" (MW-1738)

Sunday, July 18
7:00/6:00c - "King of the Hill: Cheer Factor" (Repeat, KH-807)
7:30/6:30c - "Malcolm in the Middle: Polly in the Middle" (Repeat, MIM-516)
8:00/7:00c - "The Simpsons: Bart-Mangled Banner" (Repeat, SI-1517)
8:30/7:30c - "Arrested Development: Charity Drive" (Repeat, ARR-106)
9:00/8:00c - "The Simple Life 2: Episode 202" (Repeat, LIF-202)
9:30/8:30c - "Quintuplets: (Disdainfully) The Helbergs" (Encore, QU-105)

Monday, July 19
8:00/7:00c - "North Shore: Secret Service" (NSH-106)
9:00/8:00c - "The Casino: Episode 106" (CAS-106)

Tuesday, July 20
8:00/7:00c - "The Bernie Mac Show: Hair Jordan" (Repeat, MAC-312)
8:30/7:30c - "Method & Red: Dogs" (Encore, MAR-106)
9:00/8:00c - "That '70s Show: Sally Simpson" (Repeat, TSS-612)
9:30/8:30c - "Quintuplets: (Disdainfully) The Helbergs" (Encore, QU-105)

Wednesday, July 21
8:00/7:00c - "That '70s Show: My Wife" (Repeat, TSS-622)
8:30/7:30c - "Quintuplets: Jobs" (QU-106)
9:00/8:00c - "The Simple Life: Episode 207" (LIF-207)
9:30/8:30c - "Method & Red: Something About Brenda" (MAR-104)

Thursday, July 22
8:00/7:00c - "North Shore: Secret Service" (Encore, NSH-106)
9:00/8:00c - "Tru Calling: Two Pair" (Repeat, TRU-117)

Friday, July 23
8:00/7:00c - "The Bernie Mac Show: My Child is a Star Student" (Repeat, MAC-301)
8:30/7:30c - "Method & Red: Something About Brenda" (Encore, MAR-104)
9:00/8:00c - "The Jury: Pilot" (JUR-101)

Saturday, July 24
8:00/7:00c - "Cops: Episode 1631" (Repeat, CP-1631)
8:30/7:30c - "Cops: Episode 1617" (Repeat, CP-1617)
9:00/8:00c - "America's Most Wanted: Episode 1739" (MW-1739)

  [july 2004]  


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