Monday, May 17, 2010

FOX Announces New Fall Lineup...

Peter Rice, Chairman, Entertainment, Fox Networks Group, and Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, unveiled the Fox primetime schedule for the 2010-2011 television season today to reporters on a conference call about the direction of the network.

“Fox has been the No. 1 network for six consecutive seasons not only because our programs are hits, but also because they’re the most engaging shows on television,” said Rice. “We’re very excited to add a full slate of creative, original new series next season that will help us continue to capture imaginations and draw people back to Fox week after week.”

“Last season, we did what Fox does best: we took some risks that paid off. Now we’re going to up the ante with an even more diverse and creative roster of programs for next year,” added Reilly. “With three daring new dramas, a fresh new animated series and three new live-action comedies, we’re positioned to rebuild the Fox comedy brand, introduce the next generation of unique characters and deliver an even more compelling experience for our viewers next season.”

Take a look at the schedule below and stay tuned for my thoughts on which new pilots will be gems, and which will be duds.

SUNDAY

7:00 - 8:00 pm - The OT (NFL post-game)
8:00 - 8:30 pm - The Simpsons
8:30 - 9:00 pm - The Cleveland Show
9:00 - 9:30 pm - Family Guy
9:30 - 10:00 pm - American Dad

MONDAY
8:00 - 9:00 pm - House
9:00 - 10:00 pm - Lonestar - a drama set against the sprawling backdrop of big Texas oil, starring newcomer James Wolk as a charismatic and brilliant schemer who has entangled himself in a deep, complex web from which he can’t break free. He’s caught between two very different lives and two very different women.

TUESDAY
8:00 - 9:00 pm - Glee
9:00 - 9:30 pm - Raising Hope - a new family comedy from Greg Garcia, Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt, Cloris Leachman that follows Jimmy Chance, a well-meaning screw-up trying his best to raise his infant daughter with the help of the eccentric family who did a less-than-stellar job of raising him.
9:30 - 10:00 pm - Running Wilde - a new romantic comedy from Arrested Development’s Jim Vallely, Mitch Hurwitz and Will Arnett. Starring Arnett and Keri Russell, the comedy centers on a lovable, but immature playboy trying desperately to win (or buy) the heart of his childhood sweetheart, the ├╝ber-liberal humanitarian who got away.

WEDNESDAY
8:00 - 9:00 pm - Lie to Me
9:00 - 10:00 pm - Hell's Kitchen

THURSDAY
8:00 - 9:00 pm - Bones
9:00 - 10:00 pm - Fringe

FRIDAY
8:00 - 9:00 pm - Human Target
9:00 - 10:00 pm - The Good Guys

SATURDAY
8:00 - 9:00 pm - Cops
9:00 - 10:00 pm - America's Most Wanted

The conference call also revealed some new mid-season replacement programs, including Ride-Along, Mixed Signals, the new and improved half-hour American Idol results show, Bob's Burgers, and the return of Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares.

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