FOX has announced some schedule changes which affect the fifth season debut of MasterChef and the ninth season finale of Bones. Both shows have already been renewed for another year.
Here are the details:
FOX ANNOUNCES MONDAY SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR “BONES” AND “MASTERCHEF”
“BONES” SEASON FINALE TO AIR MONDAY, MAY 19, ON FOX
SEASON FIVE OF “MASTERCHEF” STARTS COOKING MONDAY, MAY 26
FOX is announcing schedule changes to Mondays this May. An encore of BONES will now air Monday, April 28 (8:00-9:00 ET/PT), with all-new episodes beginning again on Monday, May 12 (8:00-9:00 ET/PT). After the Season Nine finale of BONES on Monday, May 19 (8:00-9:00 ET/PT), host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot return for Season Five of the culinary smash hit MASTERCHEF, premiering Monday, May 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Below is revised programming information for Mondays in May on FOX:
Monday, April 28
BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Spark in the Park”
In an encore episode, the Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of a nationally ranked gymnast, whose remains were hit by lightning and scattered throughout a public park.
THE FOLLOWING (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Forgive” – Season Finale
In the shocking second season finale, Mark (Sam Underwood) and Luke (Sam Underwood) turn the tables on both Ryan (Kevin Bacon) and Joe (James Purefoy), forcing the two sworn enemies to come together to save the woman they love.
Monday, May 5
24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “11:00 AM-12:00 PM/12:00 PM-1:00 PM” – Event Series World Premiere
Set and shot in London, the suspenseful event series once again will follow the exploits of heroic Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), as he attempts to thwart an unthinkable terrorist attack that could change the world forever. Retaining the real-time, nail-biting, fast-paced format with split screens and interweaving storylines, the highly-anticipated series also stars Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver and William Devane reprising their original roles. Newcomers to the series include Yvonne Strahovski, Benjamin Bratt, Tate Donovan, Giles Matthey, Gbenga Akinnagbe and Michael Wincott.
Monday, May 12
BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Drama in the Queen”
When a swim coach is found dead inside an abandoned well, the team investigates his secret past, leading them to a world of drag queens. Also, new “squintern” Jessica Weaver (guest star Laura Spencer) catches Sweets’ (John Francis Daley) attention.
24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “1:00 PM-2:00 PM” – Time Period Premiere
Kate Morgan (Yvonne Strahovski) continues her hunt for Jack, as President Heller (William Devane) prepares to address Parliament after a devastating attack. Margot Al-Harazi (guest star Michelle Fairley) proves she is willing to sacrifice anything for revenge.
Monday, May 19
BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Recluse in the Recliner” – Season Finale
In the Season Nine finale, directed by series star David Boreanaz, the team investigates the death of a man who had offered Booth (Boreanaz) information on a possible government cover-up related to a previous case, but was killed before their meeting took place. As Booth and the Jeffersonian team dig deeper into the burgeoning conspiracy surrounding the man’s death, it’s evident Booth may be in over his head, and his future with the FBI is put in question.
24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “2:00 PM-3:00 PM”
The terror threat escalates as Jack heads for the U.S. Embassy with the CIA closing in on him. Meanwhile, Margot asserts her authority with unthinkable force; President Heller makes an impassioned speech to Parliament; and Kate takes matters into her own hands.
Monday, May 26
MASTERCHEF (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Top 30 Compete” – Season Premiere
MASTERCHEF returns for an exciting fifth season, giving talented home cooks from all walks of life the chance to showcase their skills, knowledge and passion in front of the show’s esteemed judging panel: Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot. In the premiere episode, after a nationwide search, 30 of the best home cooks in America present their signature dish to the judges, but only the Top Finalists will earn a coveted white apron and compete for a chance to win the MASTERCHEF title, a cookbook deal and the $250,000 grand prize.
24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “3:00 PM-4:00 PM”
An unlikely duo joins forces to forestall an impending attack. The terrorist reveals her demands. The President orders a military lockdown, but it may be too late.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: The BONES Season Finale previously had been scheduled to air Monday, May 12, and the MASTERCHEF Season Premiere previously had been scheduled to air Monday, May 19.]
What do you think? Do you plan on watching the season finale of Bones or the debut of MasterChef?