Fox, now that it has had time to further survey this past Wednesday’s X Factor snafu as well as its plan to reschedule the singing show’s “missing” episode for this coming Tuesday, has found a way to have its cake and Schmidt it too.
Per a new line-up just released by the network, Raising Hope, Ben and Kate and New Girl will air this Tuesday as originally scheduled, starting at 8/7c. But come 9:30 pm, a special hour-long edit of the preempted two-hour X Factor installment will air through to 10:30 — a rare instance of Fox running programming into the 10 o’clock hour.
The X Factor edit will couple a brief recap of the hour that aired in some markets this past Wednesday (in which Britney and L.A. Reid selected their respective four finalists) with the second hour of the Judges’ Homes episode (which never aired anywhere in the States, due to Fox’s obligation to cover the rain-delayed National League Championship baseball game).
The Mindy Project, however, remains preempted for Oct. 23, and will next air Oct. 30.
So, once again, in visual form:
8 pm Raising Hope
8:30 pm Ben and Kate
9 pm New Girl
9:30 – 10:30 pm The X Factor