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FOX Announces 2011-12 Season Premiere Dates

TERRA NOVAThe FOX network has revealed the dates for their new fall schedule, including the long-awaited premiere of Terra Nova. As you may recall, that series was supposed to be part of the 2010-11 season but was delayed.

Though FOX cancelled America’s Most Wanted as a regular series (and John Walsh is trying to find a new outlet), FOX is curiously promoting the AMW quarterly specials as season 25.

Here’s the press release from FOX:

FOX ANNOUNCES FALL PREMIERE DATES FOR THE 2011-2012 SEASON

“NEW GIRL” MOVES INTO TUESDAY NIGHT COMEDY BLOCK BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 20

“THE X FACTOR” EXPLODES WITH SPECTACULAR TWO-NIGHT SERIES PREMIERE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, AND THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

NEW ADVENTURE DRAMA “TERRA NOVA” DEBUTS WITH TWO-HOUR EVENT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

“ALLEN GREGORY” STARTS SCHOOL SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

NEW COMEDY “I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER” PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23

COPS Locks Up 24th Season Premiere Saturday, September 10; Award-Winning GLEE and Side-Splitting Comedy RAISING HOPE Premiere Tuesday, September 20; Gordon Ramsay’s KITCHEN NIGHTMARES and Critically Acclaimed Thriller FRINGE Return Friday, September 23; ANIMATION DOMINATION Lineup Launches Sunday, September 25; HOUSE Checks In for Season Premiere Monday, October 3; First Two-Hour Quarterly Special of AMERICA’S MOST WANTED Season 25 Debuts Saturday, October 29; BONES Digs Up New Cases Beginning Thursday, November 3

FOX has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series. The 2011-2012 season will kick off with the biggest night in television, the 63RD PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, airing live in all time zones on Sunday, Sept. 18 (8:00-11:00 PM ET / 5:00-8:00 PM PT) on FOX.

GLEE and the gang from McKinley return Tuesday, Sept. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the series debut of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), the new comedy starring Zooey Deschanel (“(500) Days of Summer”) as an adorkable girl who moves in with three single guys, changing their lives in unexpected ways. The Tuesday night of comedy continues with the return of the lovably hilarious Chance family on RAISING HOPE (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).

This fall, Wednesdays and Thursdays will never be the same after the spectacular two-night series premiere of THE X FACTOR on Sept. 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Hosted by Steve Jones and featuring judges Simon Cowell, Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, the singing competition series will award the next superstar solo artist or breakout musical group a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. FRINGE Fridays return to mystify Sept. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the season premiere of Gordon Ramsay’s KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

Animation dominates Sunday, Sept. 25 with the season premieres of THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), THE CLEVELAND SHOW (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), FAMILY GUY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). Then, on Sunday, Oct. 30 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), catch the series premiere of ALLEN GREGORY, the new animated comedy created by and featuring the voice of Jonah Hill (“Get Him to the Greek”) that tells the story of a pretentious 7-year-old about to embark on his greatest challenge yet: attending elementary school with children his own age.

On Monday, Sept. 26 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) travel back in time for the special two-hour event debut of TERRA NOVA, the new epic adventure drama that follows an ordinary family on an extraordinary journey to prehistoric Earth. TERRA NOVA makes its time period premiere on Monday, Oct. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the eighth season premiere of acclaimed medical drama HOUSE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The crime-solving team from the Jeffersonian returns for all-new episodes of BONES Thursday, Nov. 3 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – once the MLB 2011 World Series concludes.

On Wednesday, Nov. 23, get ready for the series premiere of I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), the new family comedy starring Jaime Pressly (“My Name Is Earl”) and Katie Finneran (“Wonderfalls”) as single moms, life-long friends – and former nerds – who fear their privileged and overly indulged daughters are turning out just like the mean girls who picked on them in high school.

In addition, COPS will enter its 24th season Saturday, Sept. 10 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), and AMERICA’S MOST WANTED will premiere the first of its two-hour quarterly specials Saturday, Oct. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

And don’t miss, as previously announced, the upcoming summer premieres of HELL’S KITCHEN on Monday, July 18 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Tuesday, July 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT); IN THE FLOW WITH AFFION CROCKETT on Sunday, Aug. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT); and BURIED TREASURE on Wednesday, Aug. 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

Fall premieres of new and returning series are listed below in chronological order.

Saturday, Sept. 10
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT COPS (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT COPS (Encore Episode)

Sunday, Sept. 18
8:00-11:00 PM ET/5:00-8:00 PM PT 63RD PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (Live Telecast)

Tuesday, Sept. 20
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT GLEE (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT NEW GIRL (Series Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT RAISING HOPE (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 21
8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT THE X FACTOR (Series Premiere, Part 1)

Thursday, Sept. 22
8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT THE X FACTOR (Series Premiere, Part 2)

Friday, Sept. 23
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT FRINGE (Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 25
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THE SIMPSONS (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT THE CLEVELAND SHOW (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT FAMILY GUY (Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT AMERICAN DAD (Season Premiere)

Monday, Sept. 26
8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT TERRA NOVA (Series Premiere)

Monday, Oct. 3
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT TERRA NOVA (All-New Episode) (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT HOUSE (Season Premiere)

Saturday, Oct. 29
8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (Quarterly Specials Premiere)

Sunday, Oct. 30
7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT THE CLEVELAND SHOW (Time Period Premiere)
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episode)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT ALLEN GREGORY (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT FAMILY GUY (All-New Episode)
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT AMERICAN DAD (All-New Episode)

Thursday, Nov. 3
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT THE X FACTOR (All-New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT BONES (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Nov. 23
8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT THE X FACTOR (All-New Episode)
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (Series Premiere)

What do you think? Are you looking forward to the return or debut of any particular TV series?

 

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Jake July 2, 2011 at 12:59 pm

FOX cancelled The Good Guys,Breaking In,Human Target,Lonestar,Running Wilde,Traffic Light,and The Chicago Code.Now I only have Raising Hope to watch.I think I might actually check out Terra Nova,but that’s it for FOX,just 2 shows of theirs I’m gonna watch.The rest is garbage!!!

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Barb June 28, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Bones is the only one I watch on the new schedule.

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Tony Dunn June 28, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I agree with all the above comments. Network TV is only interested in instant ratings.
If they don’t get 40 million viewrs or more they exile the shows to the barren network desert that is Saturday nights. Since they cancel about four of my favorite shows (LIE TO ME, HUMAN TARGET, CHICAGO CODE & BREAKING IN) I’m only going to watch
FRINGE, and when they cancel that show in 2012, then I’m done with Fox. Thank God for cable programming!!!!!!

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angela June 28, 2011 at 1:58 pm

fully agree with the above statements…hubby and I were pissed when they got rid of Human Target..myself Lie to Me also…watched alot of the cartoon ones when my kids were young, but now their out of the house….finding my own like and FOX just isn’t it anymore to watch.

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paul June 27, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Looks like will not be watching FOX this year. I tired of the networks like FOX ignoring there fans. No new shows from this network will be added to my DVR.

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Ron D June 27, 2011 at 9:01 am

I completely agree with Jeremy. I am done with network television. Every time I like a show they get rid of it. Gone are the days of letting a show build an audience over time. Instant ratings are all that matters. Which is too bad. There are so many talented writers and actors that will bring a show to life. Sometimes it takes time for the stupid, reality-loving, simple-minded public to actually find a good show to enjoy. From now on I will stick to the shows on the cable channels. At least they give their shows a chance.

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Robert R June 27, 2011 at 12:54 am

Fox is still on my bleep list for getting rid of Breaking In! They need to get rid of STUPID shows like american idol I mean really has ANYONE EVER REALLY MADE IT? Just a bunch of one hit wonders!! FOX STOP toying with us by putting on good shows and then canceling them

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MK June 25, 2011 at 5:12 pm

FRINGE!!!!!!! Only wish it weren’t opposite Supernatural and Nikita. Thank heavens for Tivo.

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Bruce June 25, 2011 at 8:35 am

All I care about is that FRINGE is coming back. P.S. Where is Hell’s Kitchen, you muppets?

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Jeremy Rynek June 24, 2011 at 9:30 pm

I have a theory. As soon as House, the stupid singing shows, Bones, The main animated shows are done. Then Fox is gone. They make stupid choice after stupid choice. And I’m done. As soon as my shows are done I’m done completely. LIE TO ME WAS THE BEST SHOW EVER!!! IT WAS 100% ORIGINAL. HUMAN TARGET AND THE CHICAGO CODE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY ORIGINAL, BUT THEY WERE STILL REALLY GOOD. I’ve been more than loyal over the years. And they screwed me over for the last time. Obviosuly I could say a lot more. But getting into it more will just piss me off more.

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jim June 24, 2011 at 1:39 pm

still love watching Cops & all of animation domination. glad they’re all still around!

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