FOX Announces Additional Schedule Changes
There have been a lot of recent schedule changes at FOX, so here's one (hopefully) final little recap of when and where you can see the shows that will air on Rupert Murdoch's network during the spring and summer.
The 13-episode order of the new drama "Drive" which premieres next Sunday at 8pm with a special 2-hour pilot episode and then moves into the Monday at 8 slot the following day (after the conclusion of "Prison Break") will be split into 2 parts (6+7 episodes.)
That means the final 6th episode will air on May 7 and the show will return with the final 7 episodes at a later, as yet unannounced date. Of course, if the show fails to generate the audience that "Prison Break" used to average you may never see it again.
After a repeat of "House" (May 14) and a 2-hour season finale of "24" (May 21,) FOX will air its new Steven Spielberg-produced reality competition "On The Lot" (May 28) looking for the next great filmmaker.
The show however premieres a week earlier after the final live performance show of "American Idol" (Tuesday, May 22 at 9pm). The second episode will air on Thursday, following the season premiere of "So You Think You Can Dance" (May 24 at 9pm). "American Idol" of course concludes the 6th cycle with the grand 2-hour season finale on May 23.
Also announced was the return of reality series "Hell's Kitchen" (on Mondays at 9pm following "On The Lot", from June 4), action series "Standoff" (put on hiatus earlier this season, now on Fridays after "Bones" repeats from June 8).
FOX will also air its comedy "Till Death" that has recently seen its ratings triple thanks to "American Idol" lead-in (Tuesday nights at 8:30pm after "On The Lot" results show, from June 5).
As for Sunday night line-up: "War at Home" wraps up its current season on April 22 at 7pm and will be replaced by "King of the Hill" repeats. The repeats of "War" will be back from June 10.
Also on June 10, the network will bring back its comedy "The Loop" which begins a second season at 9:30pm.
The summer schedule will therefore look as follows:
8pm ON THE LOT
9pm HELL's KITCHEN
8pm ON THE LOT RESULTS
8:30 TILL DEATH (Repeats)
9pm HOUSE (Repeats)
8pm SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
8pm DANCE RESULTS
8pm BONES (Repeats)
7pm WAR AT HOME (Repeats)
7:30 KING OF THE HILL (Repeats)
8pm THE SIMPSONS (Repeats)
8:30 AMERICAN DAD (Repeats)
9pm FAMILY GUY (Repeats)
9:30 THE LOOP (New Season)
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