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Fox announces midseason schedule

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Today, Fox announced the premiere dates for this winter’s new and returning shows. Along with ordering a full season of Lie To Me, the network has scheduled a special Jan. 10 episode of The Simpsons celebrating the series’ 450 episode. Fox will also unveil a Simpsons documentary, The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: in 3-D! on Ice! from filmmaker Morgan Spurlock that night. Their line-up of new shows includes: Past Life, a drama inspired by the book The Reincarnationist, set to premiere Feb. 11; Human Target, a series about a private contractor that premieres Jan. 17; Our Little Genius, a game show for gifted kids, premiering Jan. 13; and Sons of Tucson, a comedy following three brothers who hire a new father when their real one is imprisoned. (The latter will premiere March 14.) Some other highlights:

*American Idol will premiere its ninth season Tuesday, Jan. 12.

*A new season of Kitchen Nightmares begins Jan. 29.

*24 will kick off with a two-night, four-hour event Jan. 17 and 18.

*Glee switches to Tuesday nights starting April 13, when the network will air all-new episodes following the series’ Dec. 9 fall finale.

*The network will offer all-new episodes of Fringe starting April 1. The show’s winter finale will air Feb. 4.

*The series finale of Dollhouse will air Jan. 22.

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