After testing the waters for an all-comedy block on Tuesday this spring, Fox as expected is making it a permanent feature next season with Raising Hope and New Girl returning as a 8 PM and 9 PM anchor, respectively. Also as expected, Mindy Kaling’s new office comedy, which had been groomed as a companion to New Girl, will launch behind the Zooey Deschanel half-hour. (It has been renamed from It’s Messy to The Mindy Project). Sandwiched between Raising Hope and New Girl is new adult sibling comedy Ben And Kate. With Tuesday taken over by half-hour comedies, musical dramedy Glee, which anchored the night for the past two years, is relocating to Thursdays to air after The X Factor results show in the fall and American Idol results in midseason. This marks a reunion of sorts as Glee‘s preview and first season aired behind the Idol performance show on Tuesdays. The series that is airing after Idol‘s results show now, midseason drama Touch, will relocate to Fridays, paired with another paranormal drama, departing Fringe.
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In addition to the two new comedies on Tuesday, Fox is introducing a new drama series in the fall, medical drama The Mob Doctor, which is taking over the Monday 9 PM slot currently occupied by Fox’s departing medical drama House. Fox’s other newly picked up drama series, Kevin Williamson’s The Following starring Kevin Bacon, will also premiere on Monday but in midseason. Per Bacon’s deal, the series will film 15 episodes a season, making a midseason launch a logical option. Also held for midseason is a second new comedy series about siblings, The Goodwin Games. After being benched for sports in the fall, veteran Cops is slated to return for its 25th season in midseason, which is when Fox’s new animated Saturday late-night block is also eying a launch.
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Here is the schedule with synopses of new series:
8:00-9:00 PM BONES
9:00-10:00 PM THE MOB DOCTOR THE FOLLOWING (new) joins in midseason.
8:00-8:30 PM RAISING HOPE
8:30-9:00 PM BEN AND KATE (new)
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT (new)
THE GOODWIN GAMES (new) joins in midseason.
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