FOX is the last of the major networks to announce their 2008 – 2009 schedule. ABC, CBS and CW announced theirs earlier this week while NBC got a jump on everybody by holding their upfronts last month.
The series returning to FOX this fall are ‘Til Death, America’s Most Wanted, American Dad, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, Bones, Cops, Don’t Forget the Lyrics!, Family Guy, House, King of the Hill, Kitchen Nightmares, The Moment of Truth, Prison Break, The Simpsons, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Series returning mid-season are 24, American Idol and Hell’s Kitchen.
Like the other networks, FOX is introducing very few new TV shows for the upcoming season. FOX’s are a Jerry O’Connell sitcom called Do Not Disturb (formerly The Inn); action series Dollhouse from Joss Whedon (Firely); Fringe, a sci-fi series from J.J. Abrams (Lost); and a reality series called Secret Millionaire. Fringe and Disturb debut this fall while Dollhouse and Millionaire won’t be seen until mid-season.