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FOX Shifts Touch, Bones, House, The Finder and More

Touch TV seriesThe FOX network is making some additional revisions to their upcoming schedule. Touch was originally going to return on Monday, March 19th at 9pm. It will now be taking over the Thursdays at 9pm timeslot, beginning March 22nd. The Finder will go on hiatus after March 8th.

As a result, Bones is coming to Monday nights at 8pm with House is shifting to 9pm. That begins April 2nd. Alcatraz will have finished its first season with a pair of episodes on March 26th.

The rest of the details are below, including some information about the House series finale, FOX’s 25th Anniversary Special, and various preemptions:

HOT FROM FOX…

“TOUCH” WORLD PREMIERES THURSDAY, MARCH 22 ON FOX

“BONES” MOVES TO MONDAYS AND “HOUSE” SHIFTS TO 9:00 PM, STARTING MONDAY, APRIL 2

“HOUSE” RETROSPECTIVE KICKS OFF TWO-HOUR SERIES FINALE EVENT MONDAY, MAY 21

FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL to Air Sunday, April 22

FOX announces revisions to its Monday and Thursday spring schedule, as well as the air date for FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL and the addition of a HOUSE retrospective leading into the show’s momentous series finale.

TOUCH, the distinctive new drama created by Tim Kring (“Heroes”) and starring Kiefer Sutherland (“24″), will world premiere Thursday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following AMERICAN IDOL results shows (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). Don’t miss an encore of the TOUCH preview episode Thursday, March 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

On Monday, April 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), BONES moves to a new night and time. In the spring premiere, an expectant Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) are at odds over plans for the upcoming birth of their daughter. Meanwhile, a neighborhood is on edge when remains are found in the sewer, clogging up local plumbing lines.

Also on Monday, April 2, HOUSE moves to a new time (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) with all-new episodes leading up to House’s final diagnosis. A retrospective special looking back at the last eight years of the seminal series will air Monday, May 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the thrilling series finale (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Additional details regarding the special to be announced soon.

FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL is set to air Sunday, April 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The exciting event will celebrate the shows and the stars of FOX’s 25-year history, from its earliest days as a bold, brazen upstart to its current standing as the No. 1 network among Adults 18-49.

THE FINDER will have its spring finale Thursday, March 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and will return later in the season with all-new episodes. The arresting two-hour ALCATRAZ season finale will air Monday, March 26 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

[EDITOR'S NOTE 1: Due to the Monday, Feb. 27 primetime NASCAR race preemption on the East Coast (and potentially West Coast), the schedule for Monday, March 5; Monday, March 12; and Monday, March 19 is not final and to be announced.]

[EDITOR'S NOTE 2: The TOUCH World Premiere was previously announced as Monday, March 19 and FOX's 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL was previously scheduled on Sunday, April 1.]

[EDITOR'S NOTE 3: THE SIMPSONS, BOB'S BURGERS, FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD are preempted on Sunday, April 22.]

[EDITOR'S NOTE 4: BONES is preempted on Monday, May 21.]

What do you think of the schedule changes? Do you think Bones belongs on Thursdays?

 

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james naylor October 9, 2012 at 7:07 pm

its our favorite show

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Morgan March 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Bad move on Fox’s part for Bones & House (even though House is ending). If i’m not mistaken they’ll be going up back to back with ABC & Dancing with the Stars/Castle – bad move and they’ve lost another viewer.

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Cory March 11, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Why does always get rid of the good show! I think your rating system must pick a strange group of demographics….I have never watched Idol nor any of the reality shows…you have a very good line up this season don’t mess with it give it a chance.

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Norine Polnau March 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I like the move of Bones to Monday night. Get rid of all of the reality shows. They are ridiculous. I also like Gifted Man. Yes the story lines could be better but the show is great.
THe mentalist could have been a terrific show if the star was not so cocky. A little humility goes a long way.
I am still waiting for a new show like “Touched by an Angel”
Please put some shows with “hope” and Love in them. The violent shows are teaching our young to be violent. Get back to family values.

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Kevin February 29, 2012 at 8:10 am

Well..I will no longer be watching fox what so ever..Last year they cancel 2 great show in Human Target and Lie To Me. Now that I’m hooked on The Finder , the only show on that network I like thats not a cartoon is gonig on Hitaus ..which just means canceled, Fox justs doesnt have the balls to say it. Seriosuly after House and The Finder is gone they have nothing left. I think CBS is the only smart company . they at elast let there shows try to find an audience before canceling stuff. ANd they don’t screw there line ups around so much..they are consistant Mondays are comedies, tuedays Ncis, Wed..I dont watch Thursdays ..Big Bang, person of interest and mentalist ..no moving the good show.

I have never seen touched but by the promos it looks like it sucks ass !!!

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Steve851 February 29, 2012 at 7:45 am

I am not a NASCAR fan, but millions are. My gripe is that FOX should be able to tell us much sooner when the preempted series are going to be shown. That is so simple.

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admin February 29, 2012 at 8:11 am

Steve851 » They didn’t really announce it. I had to do some digging.

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Mikey February 28, 2012 at 2:05 pm

All I heard is that Alcatraz will premiere back to back episodes on March 5. That’s what the FOX website said.

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admin February 28, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Mikey » I believe the pair of episodes have been scheduled for awhile.

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achoiredtaste February 28, 2012 at 11:02 am

Fox sucks! What happened to the “House” episode of Feb 27, 2012????? Who gives a damn about NASCAR stupid circle jerk at daytona. Neighbor, Pllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaassse!!!!!! What were those idiots at Fox thinking!!! When is House episode being telecast??? !!! I will not watch “Touch”: it conflicts with “Person of Interest” on Thurs nights. Too bad Fox: lost another viewer!

HP

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Kim February 28, 2012 at 8:17 am

DO NOT GET RID OF FINDER. I agree all these reality shows suck and they still continue. Keep some really good drama shows with the comedy included. I love Finder. You suck if you get rid of it!

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Joe February 27, 2012 at 10:17 pm

What’s fox going to do now that they pre empted Alcatraz and House for that inbred yokel garbage car race tonight?

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Kat February 28, 2012 at 8:50 am

That’s kind of harsh… though I hate NASCAR (Not actually A Sport Centered Around Rednecks) for wasting our limited natural resources in the name of making cars go around in a circle. Gas prices are high enough and will only get higher; do we really need such a spectacle in this day and age?

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Dave February 27, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Well, they just killed Bones in my household. Monday night is reserved for the 1/2 hour sitcoms and there is no way my family gives them up. Guess there will be no reason to ever tune into Fox once they make the change. Looks like CBS may be the only free TV that I will have left to tune into.

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pam vitale March 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Record it ! I do and watch it in peace later. LOL

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mad as hell February 27, 2012 at 8:36 pm

bleep you FOX the finder is a dam great show an you want to screw with it the hell with you im tired with the networks keep crap an getting rid of the good stuff an take your reality shows an shove them where the sun don’t shine

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Colin February 27, 2012 at 7:17 pm

that’s not a good sign for The Finder :-( I really hope they don’t cancel it, I recently started watching it on Hulu and am really enjoying it

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