Upfronts 2012: Fox Announces Fall Schedule, Renews ‘Bob’s Burgers’, Cancels ‘Napoleon Dynamite’

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As the next network in line to give its upfront presentation after NBC, Fox has announced its fall schedule for the 2012 – 2013 season. The network’s announcement revealed that they had renewed the ok rated Bobs Burgers for a third season (something that was considered likely given the recent shelving of the long gestating Flintsones reboot from Seth MacFarlane) and cancelled freshman animated series Napoleon Dynamite. Aside from that, the biggest feature of the network’s new schedule is an all comedy block on Tuesday nights from 8pm – 10pm, which will feature returning series Raising Hope and New Girl as well as freshman comedies Ben & Kate and The Mindy Project (formerly knows as It’s Messy). Glee is on the move from Tuesday nights to its new home on Thursday nights, also on the move is the Kiefer Sutherland fronted Touch which will be paired with Fringe on Friday nights. New drama series The Mob Doctor is inheriting House‘s 9pm time-slot on Monday nights. Being held back for mid-season is American Idol, Cops, Hell’s Kitchen, new drama series The Following and new comedy series The Goodwin Games.

Fox’s Fall 2012 -2013 Schedule:


8/7c – Bones

10/9c – The Mob Doctor

Mid-Season – The Following


8/7c – Raising Hope

8:30/7:30c – Ben & Kate

9/8c – New Girl

9:30/8:30c – The Mindy Project

Mid-Season – The Goodwin Games


8/7c – The X Factor (Fall)/American Idol (Mid-Season)


8/7c – The X Factor Results (Fall)/American Idol Results (Mid-Season)

9/8c – Glee


8/7c – Touch

9/8c – Fringe

Mid-Season – Hell’s Kitchen


7/6c – Fox Sports Saturday

Mid-Season – Cops

Late Prime 2013 – Animation Domination High Def


7/6c – NFL Game (Fall)/Animation Domination Encores

7:30/6:30c – The OT (Fall)/The Cleveland Show

8/7c – The Simpsons

8:30/7:30c – Bob’s Burgers

9/8c – Family Guy

9:30/8:30c – American Dad