FOX has released the premiere dates for the Fall portion of their 2010-11 season.
There are no big surprises though it seems the network has, at least temporarily, abandoned the idea of creating original programming for Saturday late nights. The Wanda Sykes Show replaced MADtv last fall but that was cancelled itself after just one season.
Here’s the official press release from FOX…
FOX ANNOUNCES FALL PREMIERE DATES FOR THE 2010-2011 SEASON
NEW DRAMA “LONE STAR” DEBUTS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
NEW COMEDIES “RAISING HOPE” AND “RUNNING WILDE” TO PREMIERE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Award-Winning Drama HOUSE Checks In Monday, September 20;
GLEE Begins Sophomore Season Tuesday, September 21;
Gordon Ramsay Serves Up New Season of HELL’S KITCHEN Wednesday, September 22;
BONES and FRINGE Return to Thrill Thursday, September 23;
HUMAN TARGET and THE GOOD GUYS Premiere Friday, September 24;
ANIMATION DOMINATION Kicks Off Sunday, September 26
FOX has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series. The 2010-2011 season on FOX will kick off with a special premiere week beginning Monday, Sept. 20. HOUSE and the Princeton Plainsboro team return for a seventh season Monday, Sept. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) followed by the series premiere of the sophisticated and provocative drama LONE STAR (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). This fall, Tuesdays feature a night of pitch-perfect comedy beginning Sept. 21 with the highly anticipated return of GLEE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and the series premieres of new family comedy RAISING HOPE (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and new romantic comedy RUNNING WILDE (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) starring Will Arnett and Keri Russell. On Wednesday, Sept. 22, things heat up for Gordon Ramsay in the two-hour premiere of the eighth season of HELL’S KITCHEN (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The thrill is on Thursdays when BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and FRINGE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) return beginning Sept. 23.
Action-packed weekends kick off Fridays with the return of HUMAN TARGET (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and the time period premiere of THE GOOD GUYS (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Sept. 24. Saturdays are still the most arresting night of television with the season premieres of COPS (8:00-8:30 and 8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – celebrating its milestone 800th episode – and AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Sept. 11. Sundays are side-splittingly funny when ANIMATION DOMINATION makes its return Sept. 26 with the season premieres of THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), THE CLEVELAND SHOW (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and a one-hour special installment of FAMILY GUY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). AMERICAN DAD will mark its milestone 100th episode with its season premiere Sunday, Oct. 3 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). In addition, LIE TO ME continues to reveal the truth Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).
Premieres of new and returning series are listed below in chronological order.
Saturday, Sept. 11
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT – COPS (Season Premiere, 800th Episode)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT – COPS (Encore Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT – AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (Season Premiere)
Monday, Sept. 20
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT – HOUSE (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT – LONE STAR (Series Premiere)
Tuesday, Sept. 21
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT – GLEE (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT – RAISING HOPE (Series Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT – RUNNING WILDE (Series Premiere)
Wednesday, Sept. 22
8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT – HELL’S KITCHEN (2-Hour Season Premiere)
Thursday, Sept. 23
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT – BONES (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT – FRINGE (Season Premiere)
Friday, Sept. 24
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT – HUMAN TARGET (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT – THE GOOD GUYS (Fall Premiere)
Saturday, Sept. 25
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT – COPS (All-New Episode)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT – COPS (Encore Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT – AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (All-New Episode)
11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT – LONE STAR (Encore Episode, Time Period Premiere)
Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT – RUNNING WILDE (Encore Episode, Time Period Premiere)
Sunday, Sept. 26
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT – THE SIMPSONS (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT – THE CLEVELAND SHOW (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT – FAMILY GUY (1-Hour Season Premiere)
Sunday, Oct. 3
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT – THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episode)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT – THE CLEVELAND SHOW (All-New Episode)
9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT – FAMILY GUY (All-New Episode)
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT – AMERICAN DAD (Season Premiere, 100th Episode)
Wednesday, Nov. 10
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT – LIE TO ME (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT – HELL’S KITCHEN (Time Period Premiere)
What do you think? Are you looking forward to any show returns in particular?
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