[06/07/10 - 03:49 PM]
Exclusive: FOX Sets August, Early September Plans; "Masterchef" Heads to Wednesdays
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- FOX has locked in its plans leading up to the launch of its 2010-11 season lineup, network sources have confirmed to the site exclusively.

It all begins - or ends so to speak - with the season finales of "Hell's Kitchen" on Tuesday, August 10 and "So You Think You Can Dance" on Wednesday, August 11 (performance) and Thursday, August 12 (results).

The following week, "Glee," "Bones," "Fringe" and "Human Target" will start to assume their fall time periods: back-to-back repeat episodes of "Glee" on Tuesday nights beginning August 17; repeats of "Bones" and "Fringe" on Thursdays starting August 26; and double encore episodes of "Human Target" on Friday nights effective September 3.

In addition, newcomer "Masterchef," following a three-week run on Tuesday nights (July 27-August 10), will shift to Wednesdays beginning August 18 to lay the groundwork for "Hell's Kitchen's" eighth season debut this fall.

Premiere dates for all of FOX's new and returning fall series will be announced later this summer.

Here's a recap of the various changes to the network's Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday lineups:

Tuesday, June 8
8:00/7:00c - "Hell's Kitchen"
9:00/8:00c - "Glee" (Season Finale)

Tuesdays (June 15-July 20)*
8:00/7:00c - "Hell's Kitchen" (Two-Hours)

Tuesdays (July 27-August 10)
8:00/7:00c - "Hell's Kitchen"
9:00/8:00c - "Masterchef"

Tuesdays (as of August 17)
8:00/7:00c - "Glee" (Repeats)
9:00/8:00c - "Glee" (Repeats)

Wednesdays (June 2-August 11)
8:00/7:00c - "So You Think You Can Dance" (Two-Hours)

Wednesdays (as of August 18)
8:00/7:00c - "Masterchef" (Two-Hours)

Thursdays (June 10-August 5)
8:00/7:00c - "Glee" (Repeats)
9:00/8:00c - "So You Think You Can Dance"

Thursday, August 12
8:00/7:00c - "So You Think You Can Dance" (Two-Hour Season Finale)

Thursday, August 19
8:00/7:00c - "NFL Preseason: New England at Atlanta"

Tuesdays (as of August 26)
8:00/7:00c - "Bones" (Repeats)
9:00/8:00c - "Fringe" (Repeats)

Fridays (June 4-June 18)
8:00/7:00c - "Past Life"
9:00/8:00c - "House" (Repeats)

Fridays (June 25-July 30)
8:00/7:00c - "Bones" (Repeats)
9:00/8:00c - "House" (Repeats)

Friday, August 6
8:00/7:00c - "Bones" (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c - "Bones" (Repeat)

Friday, August 13
8:00/7:00c - "Movie: Night at the Museum"

Friday, August 20
8:00/7:00c - "NFL Preseason: Philadelphia at Cincinnati"

Friday, August 27
8:00/7:00c - "Movie: Bruce Almighty"

Fridays (as of September 3)
8:00/7:00c - "Human Target" (Repeats)
9:00/8:00c - "Human Target" (Repeats)

* except for Tuesday, July 13 due to the "MLB All-Star Game"

Mondays and Saturdays remain as previously announced, as do Sundays save for full repeat hours of "Family Guy" beginning at 9:00/8:00c on July 11, August 8 and September 5.

  [june 2010]  


[10/05/15 - 08:32 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Puts NBC on Top; Sparks FOX Growth
The latter's hour worth of coverage bumps up its comedies by double digits from last week's premieres.

[10/04/15 - 09:34 AM]
FOX Live + 3 Day Ratings: "Grandfathered" & "The Grinder" Post Healthy Gains
FOX further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 29.

[10/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D." Emerges as the Clear #1 Scripted Show Tuesday at 9pm in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 29.

[10/04/15 - 08:46 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: College Football Keeps ABC on Top
The Alphabet wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49 by a wide margin.

[10/04/15 - 08:32 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Season Premiere Up 13% vs. Year-Ago Debut in Metered-Market Households
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, October 3.

[10/04/15 - 08:22 AM]
College Football Week 5: ABC Televises Two Highest-Rated Games of the Day
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, October 3.

[10/03/15 - 09:19 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Shark Tank" Tops Demos for ABC
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49.

[10/03/15 - 09:18 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Grows Week to Week by 10% in Both 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, October 2.

[10/03/15 - 09:03 AM]
"Gotham" Week 2 Rises 63% in Nielsen Live + 3 Day, Outrating Season Premiere
FOX further spins the numbers for Monday, September 28.

[10/03/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Blindspot" Generates NBC's Biggest Live + 3 Day 18-49 Lift in Nearly a Year
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, September 28.

[10/03/15 - 08:21 AM]
ABC Wins Its 2nd Straight Friday in Adults 18-49, Outdelivering Runner-Up CBS by 17%
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, October 2.

[10/02/15 - 03:33 PM]
ABC to Give "Quantico" Another Encore on Tuesday; "Beyond the Tank" Pushed Again
The newcomer's second episode, due this Sunday, will likewise rebroadcast on Tuesday, October 6 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/02/15 - 02:25 PM]
ABC Family to Give Fans Access to Talent and Unique Photo Opportunities During New York Comic Con on October 8-11
"Pretty Little Liars," "Stitchers" and "Shadowhunters" are among the participating series.

[10/02/15 - 02:01 PM]
Acclaimed Director S.J. Clarkson Brings Her Talent to "Marvel's Jessica Jones"
Clarkson also served as an executive producer on the premiere episode.

[10/02/15 - 01:52 PM]
"Baring It All: Inside New York Fashion Week," a Special Programming Event, to Air October 14 on ABC Family
The two-hour documentary produced by Gennifer Gardiner and IMG's Will Staeger and Mike Antinoro showcases a fresh take on New York Fashion Week, following industry insiders who are changing the fashion landscape.