Last week, NBC unveiled their premiere dates for fall. Today, FOX released their plans for the new and returning TV shows that will be back this September and October.
In order, the returning shows are The X Factor (9/12), Glee (9/13), Bones (9/17), New Girl (9/25), Kitchen Nightmares (9/28), Fringe (9/28), The Simpsons (9/30), Bob’s Burgers (9/30), Family Guy (9/30), American Dad (9/30), Raising Hope (10/2), The Cleveland Show (10/7), and Touch (10/26).
New shows are The Mob Doctor (9/17), Ben and Kate (9/25), and The Mindy Project (9/25).
Here’s the FOX press release with some additional details:
FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates
“THE X FACTOR” RETURNS WITH TWO-NIGHT SEASON PREMIERE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AND THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
“GLEE” LAUNCHES ON A NEW NIGHT AND TIME THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
“THE MOB DOCTOR” PREMIERES MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
“NEW GIRL” CELEBRATES SEASON TWO RETURN WITH TWO ALL-NEW EPISODES, PLUS “BEN AND KATE” AND “THE MINDY PROJECT” DEBUT ON TUESDAY COMEDY BLOCK SEPTEMBER 25; “RAISING HOPE” JOINS TUESDAY LINEUP OCTOBER 2
“TOUCH” RE-CONNECTS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
BONES Back on the Case Monday, September 17; FRINGE Thrills for Fifth and Final Season Starting Friday, September 28; THE SIMPSONS, BOB’S BURGERS, FAMILY GUY & AMERICAN DAD Dominate Sundays Beginning September 30; THE CLEVELAND SHOW Returns Sunday, October 7
FOX has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series.
The 2012-2013 season begins with the spectacular return of THE X FACTOR, last fall’s No. 1 new unscripted series. The hit music competition series, featuring Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, L.A. Reid and Demi Lovato, will launch with a two-night season premiere event on Wednesday, Sept. 12 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Sept. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).
Featuring new cast members including Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker in multi-episode story arcs, the fourth season of GLEE launches on a new night and time Thursday, Sept. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following THE X FACTOR. With McKinley’s senior class graduated and Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) off to NYADA, change is in the air this fall for the GLEE club.
Fan-favorite BONES will enter its eighth season on Monday, Sept. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the series premiere of the compelling new drama THE MOB DOCTOR (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). THE MOB DOCTOR stars Jordana Spiro (“My Boys”) as a brilliant, life-saving surgeon indebted to the mob.
It’s two for Tuesday, Sept. 25, when NEW GIRL returns for Season Two with two all-new episodes – a special episode at 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT and the season premiere at 9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT – and two new comedies, BEN AND KATE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), join the Tuesday comedy block. BEN AND KATE stars newcomer Dakota Johnson and Nat Faxon (“Bad Teacher,” Academy Award-winning co-screenwriter of “The Descendants”) as a pair of odd-couple siblings – one a responsible single mom; the other a youthful free spirit – who reunite to help raise Kate’s daughter, Maddie (Maggie Jones, “We Bought A Zoo”). Created and written by Mindy Kaling (“The Office”), THE MINDY PROJECT stars Kaling as a skilled OB/GYN trying to balance both her personal and professional life. The following week, on Tuesday, Oct. 2 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), RAISING HOPE returns to the Tuesday night lineup with all-new misadventures of the Chance family.
FRINGE returns for an unparalleled fifth and final season Friday, Sept. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following an all-new episode of Gordon Ramsay’s KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). TOUCH, starring Kiefer Sutherland and Maria Bello (“Prime Suspect,” “A History of Violence”), will make its Season Two debut Friday, Oct. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).
Sundays get animated beginning Sept. 30, with the season premieres of THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), BOB’S BURGERS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). Then, on Sunday, Oct. 7 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT), THE CLEVELAND SHOW rejoins the ANIMATION DOMINATION lineup.
Fall premieres of new and returning series are listed below in chronological order (all times are ET/PT):
Wednesday, Sept. 12
8:00-10:00 PM THE X FACTOR (Season Premiere, Part One)
Thursday, Sept. 13
8:00-9:00 PM THE X FACTOR (Season Premiere, Part Two)
9:00-10:00 PM GLEE (Season Premiere)
Monday, Sept. 17
8:00-9:00 PM BONES (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM THE MOB DOCTOR (Series Premiere)
Tuesday, Sept. 25
8:00-8:30 PM NEW GIRL (Special All-New Episode)
8:30-9:00 PM BEN AND KATE (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL (Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT (Series Premiere)
Friday, Sept. 28
8:00-9:00 PM KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (All-New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE (Season Premiere)
Sunday, Sept. 30
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY (Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD (Season Premiere)
Tuesday, Oct. 2
8:00-8:30 PM RAISING HOPE (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM BEN AND KATE
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT
Sunday, Oct. 7
7:30-8:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW (Season Premiere)
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
Friday, Oct. 26
8:00-9:00 PM TOUCH (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE
What do you think? Which new and returning shows will you be tuning in to watch this fall?