Monday, May 14, 2012

FOX's Fall Schedule 2012-2013

NBC was the first of the major networks to unveil their Fall and mid season television shows.  Now its FOX's turn.  FOX cancelled a slew of shows from their 2011-2012 including Alacatraz, Allen Gregory, Breaking In, The Finder, I Hate my Teenage Daughter, House, Terra Nova, and Napoleon Dynamite.  The biggest change to the networks line-up is FOX has moved Glee to Thursday at 9 pm which sets it up to follow X-Factor.  While I think this is a smart pairing I think the show will lose a lot of viewers on a Thursday night (I could be wrong) but I think this may not be stupid move.

FOX has unveiled three new series for the fall and they are, The Mob Doctor, Ben and Kate, and The Mindy Project.

The Mob Doctor comes the mind of Kevin Williamson who brought us the great teen drama Dawson's Creek and penned the Scream films.  The plot centers around a woman named Grace Devlin who works for a prominent Chicago hospital who moonlights as a doctor for the mafia because she owes them a debt. Starring Jordana Spiro (My Boys), Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights), and Williams Forsythe (Boardwalk Empire).

Ben and Kate is about an uptight single mom and her aimless brother helping to raise her daughter.  This sounds as boring and formulaic as the description.  Starring Nat Faxon (The Cleveland Show), Dakota Johnson (The Social Network). 

The Mindy Project is from Mindy Kailing herself; she is leaving The Office (smart move) and has created her own television show.  The series centers on her as the central character; she is an OB/GYN and we get to see her balance her personal and professional life.  Starring Mindy Kailing (The Office), Bill Hader (SNL), Richard Schiff (The West Wing), and Anna Camp (True Blood/The Good Wife).

Here is the FOX fall schedule

8 pm Bones
9 pm The Mob Doctor

8 pm Raising Hope
8:30 pm Ben and Kate
9 pm New Girl
9:30 pm The Mindy Project

8 pm X Factor

8 pm X Factor
9 pm Glee

8 pm Touch
9 pm Fringe 

FOX Sports Saturday

8 pm The Simpsons 
8:30 pm Bob's Burgers
9 pm Family Guy
9:30 pm American Dad

FOX is of course saving American Idol for the spring as it usually does, Kitchen Nightmares, The Cleveland Show and Cops will also come back for the Spring cycle.  FOX has two new series scheduled for the spring one drama and one comedy.  The drama series is entitled The Following and centers on serial killer, this thriller stars Kevin Bacon as the good guy nonetheless.  The comedy is entitled The Goodwin Games and follows three siblings who must reconnect to claim their dead parents fortune (yea....) this show stars Scott Foley, and Becki Newton.

Listed below is a link from with all five of FOX's new shows for the 2012-2013 season

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