LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- Just days after pulling its remaining original episodes from its lineup, FOX has reversed course as five new installments will turn up over the course of the next two weeks.
It all begins this Sunday (December 19) at 7:00/6:00c with back-to-back episodes ("Jack's Back," "One Forward Step") followed by another Sunday broadcast on December 26 at 9:30/8:30c ("Alienated"). The series then wraps its freshman run on Tuesday, December 28 at 9:00/8:00c with another dose of back-to-back episodes ("Pre-Nup," "Basket Cases").
Repeats of "The Simpsons," "The Cleveland Show" and "Glee" had previously been set to fill the aforementioned slots, respectively.
In addition, the show's encores in the Saturday, midnight/11:00c half-hour are back on, through at least early February.
[UPDATED!] Or not: literally hours later, the network followed up with a second notice dropping the December 19 and December 28 airings. That leaves December 26 (now "One Forward Step") as the only first-run airing currently scheduled.