Fall TV Preview

Fall TV: Fox Premiere Dates Open With X Factor, Bones Set for November Move to Fridays

Fall TV Schedule FoxFox is hereby the fourth broadcaster to let loose with their premiere dates for the fall season, leading with The X Factor‘s two-night, three-hour Season 3 premiere.

Also, we have a firm date for when Bones moves to its new Friday home: Nov. 8, after Fox’s coverage of the World Series has wrapped. (J.J. Abrams’ futuristic thriller Almost Human claims Monday’s lead-off spot starting Nov. 4, as one “Bones” aka Star Trek‘s Karl Urban replaces another.*)

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All told, most of Fox’s live-action fare debuts in mid-September, a full week before CBS and NBC uncork the bulk of their own premiere slates.

On tap for midseason: American Idol, The Following and the new series Rake, Gang Related, Surviving Jack, Us & Them and Murder Police. The summer series 24: Live Another Day premieres in May 2014.

And now, Fox’s complete roll-out plan… after this. (ABC, all eyes are now on you.)

Wednesday, Sept. 11
8 pm The X Factor (season premiere Part 1)
9 pm MasterChef (season finale)

Thursday, Sept. 12
8 pm The X Factor (season premiere Part 2, two hours)

Monday, Sept. 16
8 pm Bones
9 pm SLEEPY HOLLOW (new series)

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Tuesday, Sept. 17
8 pm DADS (new series)
8:30 pm BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (new series)
9 pm New Girl
9:30 pm The Mindy Project

Wednesday, Sept. 18
8 pm The X Factor (two hours)

Thursday, Sept. 19
9 pm Glee

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Friday, Sept. 27
8 pm JUNIOR MASTERCHEF (new series)
9 pm SLEEPY HOLLOW encores

Sunday, Sept. 29
8 pm The Simpsons
8:30 pm Bob’s Burgers
9 pm Family Guy
9:30 pm American Dad

Monday, Nov. 4
8 pm ALMOST HUMAN (new series)

Friday, Nov. 8
8 pm Bones (new time slot premiere)
9 pm Raising Hope
9:30 pm ENLISTED (new series)

* Joke first made by HitFix.com’s Daniel Fienberg