Upfronts 2013: Fox Announces Fall Schedule; ‘Bones’, ‘Raising Hope’ On The Move & More

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Following on from NBC, Fox is the second network to announce their schedule for this fall. There’s a fair amount of movement on the schedule compared to last season. Initially, Bones will stay put in it Monday night 8pm time-slot, before being ported to Friday nights in the same time-slot later in the fall. Taking Bones‘ Monday night slot in late fall is freshman drama Almost Human. Following Bones on Monday nights this fall at 9/8c will be Sleepy Hollow, while The Following will assume the time-slot when it returns mid-season.

Elsewhere, Raising Hope is also on the move, and will no longer appear as part of the network’s Tuesday night comedy block. Instead, the series will premiere in late fall and will assume the Friday night 9:30 time-slot, leading into new series Enlisted. As for the Tuesday night comedy block, New Girl and The Mindy Project are staying put, while freshman comedies Dads and Brooklyn Nine-Nine will join the block at 8pm and 8:30pm respectively. Glee will remain in its Thursday night time-slot behind The X Factor until mid-season when freshman drama Rake will assume the slot. Glee will then return in the Spring and run into the Summer. Freshman drama Gang Related and comedies Surviving Jack and Us & Them are all slated for mid-season launches.

“This season, we will strategically launch five inventive live-action comedies, four distinctive dramas, our first-ever event series, as well as some innovative new digital initiatives, across the week and throughout the year,” said Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company. “We’re making the biggest investment in original programming in our history to ensure that FOX continues to engage viewers and move the culture more than any other entertainment brand.”

FOX 2013-2014 SCHEDULE

(All Times ET/PT)

MONDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          BONES (fall) / ALMOST HUMAN (new; late fall)

9:00-10:00 PM                        SLEEPY HOLLOW (new; fall) / THE FOLLOWING (midseason)

TUESDAY

8:00-8:30 PM                          DADS (new)

8:30-9:00 PM                          BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (new)

9:00-9:30 PM                          NEW GIRL

9:30-10:00 PM                        THE MINDY PROJECT

WEDNESDAY

8:00-10:00 PM                        THE X FACTOR (fall) / AMERICAN IDOL (midseason)

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          THE X FACTOR Results (fall) / AMERICAN IDOL Results (midseason)

9:00-10:00 PM                        GLEE (fall) / RAKE (new; midseason)

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 PM                          JUNIOR MASTERCHEF (wt) (new; fall)

9:00-10:00 PM                        SLEEPY HOLLOW encores (fall)

Late Fall:

8:00-9:00 PM                          BONES (late fall)

9:00-9:30 PM                          RAISING HOPE (late fall)

9:30-10:00 PM                        ENLISTED (new; late fall)

SATURDAY

7:00-10:30 PM                        FOX SPORTS SATURDAY

11:00 PM-12:30 AM               ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF

SUNDAY

7:00-7:30 PM                          NFL Game (fall)

7:30-8:00 PM                          THE OT (fall)

8:00-8:30 PM                          THE SIMPSONS

8:30-9:00 PM                          BOB’S BURGERS

9:00-9:30 PM                          FAMILY GUY

9:30-10:00 PM                        AMERICAN DAD