[10/12/09 - 04:28 PM] Exclusive: FOX Schedules Underwood Special, Fall Finales By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- FOX has locked down its December plans, which include a new special from "American Idol" alum Carrie Underwood as well as the fall finales of "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Glee."
"Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special" (working title) is set to premiere on Monday, December 7 at 8:00/7:00c with a rebroadcast also set for Tuesday, December 22 at 8:00/7:00c. The two-hour event will feature appearances by Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley and David Cook with additional performers to be announced.
Meanwhile, "Glee" will wrap its initial 13-episode run on Wednesday, December 9 at 9:00/8:00c. As previously announced, newcomer "Human Target" will assume the show's Wednesday, 9:00/8:00c slot in January. "Glee" then will return for the back half of its freshman season in the spring.
And finally, "So You Think You Can Dance" will conclude its first fall edition with a two-part season finale on Tuesday, December 15 (8:00-9:00 PM ET) and Wednesday, December 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET). The former installment will lead into "Gordon Ramsay Cookalong Live!" at 9:00/8:00c, as specified back in August (read the story).