By Lynette Rice and James Hibberd
Updated May 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT

Glee

type
  • TV Show
network
genre

Glee is on the move.

Fox just announced its fall schedule changes, including shifting Glee to Thursdays and pairing Mindy Kaling’s new comedy with Zooey Deschanel’s New Girl.

Fox’s lineup has freshman medical drama The Mob Doctor taking over the House slot on Mondays. Raising Hope will kick off a two-hour comedy block on Tuesdays, followed by new comedy Ben and Kate, as well as New Girl and The Mindy Project. Wednesday will have music competition shows all season, with a two-hour The X Factor in the fall and a two-hour American Idol in midseason. Thursday will have Factor/Idol results show, followed by Glee. Fridays will have Touch — yup, going to the Friday night gulag after only 13 episodes — paired with the final season of Fringe.

To see how this all relates to NBC, read the schedule explanations from Sunday.

In a morning press conference with reporters, the Fox execs wouldn’t confirm news reports that Britney Spears and Demi Lovato will join The X Factor. (It’s likely they’ll save that big one for the afternoon presentation in New York). Instead, they spent time explaining why Glee is on a new night and why it’s time to launch a comedy block on Tuesdays. “Four comedies on Tuesday is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time,” said Entertainment President Kevin Reilly. “These are the kind of shows we’ve wanted to do for a long time and we’ve been building momentum on Tuesdays. We finally have shots that have exactly the right tone we are looking for.

“I think we’ve seen before that Glee is very compatible [with music shows],” he continued. “This is just a way to propel it through the next couple of seasons. For us it’s a win win. If we didn’t have shows on Tuesday, we wouldn’t be able to do it.”

As for moving Touch to Fridays, Reilly said the drama, like Fringe, can benefit from DVR playbacks. “Friday is a curious time,” he admitted. “Live plus same day ratings may look a little puny, but over the next 7 days, there is a real audience there. We have been winning Fridays with quality shows. We are investing in Fridays.”

Reilly teased that he may pick up one or two more shows later for midseason. He also reflected on having to make tough cancellation decisions earlier in the year — like having to drop Terra Nova. “It’s hard because they weren’t black and white calls. Those are difficult decisions. I think, is there an upside left? Is there something working there? Some of those decisions like Terra Nova had to be made before we set the schedule. That was more difficult because you like to see everything you got. But I feel really good about those dedisions right now.”

Here’s how fall is shaping up so far (ABC will announce its schedule Tuesday, Followed by CBS on Wednesday and CW on Thursday):

MONDAY

Time

8:00

8:30

9:00

9:30

10:00

10:30

CBS

HIMYM

Partners

2 Broke Girls

Mike & Molly

Hawaii Five-O

NBC

The Voice

Revolution

FOX

Bones

The Mob Doctor

ABC

Dancing with the Stars

Castle

CW

90210

Gossip Girl

TUESDAY

Time

8:00

8:30

9:00

9:30

10:00

10:30

CBS

NCIS

NCIS: Los Angeles

Vegas

NBC

The Voice

Go On

The New Normal

Parenthood

FOX

Raising Hope

Ben and Kate

New Girl

The Mindy Project

ABC

Dancing with the Stars the Results Show

Happy Endings

Don’t Trust the B—

Private Practice

CW

Hart of Dixie

Emily Owens, M.D.

WEDNESDAY

Time

8:00

8:30

9:00

9:30

10:00

10:30

CBS

Survivor: Philippines

Criminal Minds

CSI

NBC

Animal Practice

Guys with Kids

Law & Order: SVU

Chicago Fire

FOX

The X Factor

ABC

The Middle

Suburgatory

Modern Family

The Neighbors

Nashville

CW

Arrow

Supernatural

THURSDAY

Time

8:00

8:30

9:00

9:30

10:00

10:30

CBS

The Big Bang Theory

Two and a Half Men

Person of Interest

Elementary

NBC

30 Rock

Up All Night

The Office

Parks and Recreation

Rock Center with

FOX

The X Factor Results

Glee

ABC

Last Resort

Grey’s Anatomy

Scandal

CW

The Vampire Diaries

Beauty and the Beast

FRIDAY

Time

8:00

8:30

9:00

9:30

10:00

10:30

CBS

CSI: NY

Made in Jersey

Blue Bloods

NBC

Whitney

Community

Grimm

Dateline NBC

FOX

Touch

Fringe

ABC

Shark Tank / Last Man Standing, Malibu Country

Primetime: What Would You Do?

20/20

CW

America’s Next Top Model

Nikita

SUNDAY

Time

8:00

8:30

9:00

9:30

10:00

10:30

CBS

The Amazing Race

The Good Wife

The Mentalist

NBC

Football Night in America

The Celebrity Apprentice

Do No Harm

FOX

The Simpsons

Bob’s Burgers

Family Guy

American Dad

ABC

Once Upon a Time

Revenge

666 Park Avenue

KEY: ABC: PINK | CBS: BLUE | FOX: ORANGE | NBC: GREEN | CW: PURPLE Note: New shows highlighted in red | NT: New Time Slot

Episode Recaps

Glee

Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, and high school anxiety star in Fox’s campy musical.
type
  • TV Show
seasons
  • 6
rating
genre
status
  • In Season
network
stream service
Advertisement

Comments