2007 Fall Upfronts: Day Four (Fox)

May 17, 2007 at 2:03 pm | Posted in TV News | Leave a comment

Here’s the latest on Fox’s new and returning series:

Returning Series:
Prison Break: Starts off Monday at 8 pm in the fall, then goes off the air until returning in spring.

24: Premiering in January, taking over the Monday at 9 pm timeslot.
House: Returning in fall in its regular Tuesday, 9 pm timeslot.

‘Til Death: Fox is going for a Wednesday comedy block this fall, and ‘Til Death will bring up the rear at 8:30 pm.  It gets bumped down to 9:30 pm in the spring.

Bones: It’s back, and it’s at Wednesday, 9 pm this fall.  It then moves to Friday at 8 pm in January.

The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Family Guy, and American Dad: Staying on Sunday nights.  The comedy block starts at 8 pm in the fall, then shifts up to 7 pm in the spring.

American Idol: Returning in January at Tuesday at 8 pm, then Wednesday at 9 pm.  In spring, the results show shortens to a half-hour.

New Series:
K-Ville: Anthony Anderson and Cole Hauser star as police officers in New Orleans.  This fall, Monday at 9 pm after Prison Break.  When Prison Break goes on hiatus in January, K-Ville will move up to the 8 pm timeslot.

New Amsterdam: A New York homicide detective show from film auteur Lasse Hallstrom.  Get this — Mr. Detective is immortal, and will only age once he meets his soul mate.  This will kick off Tuesday nights in fall at 8 pm, leading into House.  Then it moves to Fridays at 9 pm in January.

Back to You: This one’s sure to be a hit.  Kelsey Grammer is a fancy news anchor whose career hits the skids, and he returns to the Pittsburgh TV station where he got his start, clashing with his old co-anchor Patricia Heaton.  Also starring Fred Willard!  The show’s staying at Wednesday at 8 pm all year.

Canterbury’s Law: Julianna Marguiles is a rebellious female defense attorney.  I’m sorry, I’m just not able to take her seriously as a lawyer after her turn on Scrubs.  Will start in January at Thursday at 9 pm.

The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Lena Headey stars as The Terminator heroine.  Starts where T-2 left off.  I don’t know what to make of this one.  Airs this spring at Sunday, 9 pm.

The Return of Jezebel James: This one’s from the creator of Gilmore Girls, and it’s got Parker Posey, Lauren Ambrose, and something having to do with a baby.  Starting in January, Wednesday at 8:30 pm.

The Rules for Starting Over: From the Farrelly Brothers, this one’s got Rashida Jones (Karen!) and Craig Bierko as divorcees trying to find love again.  Held for spring.

Fox is filling Thursdays and Fridays in fall with reality shows: Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, Kitchen Nightmares, American Band, and Nashville.  All but the Fifth Grader one go off the air in January.


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