It’s beginning to look a lot like… New Year’s?
Ready or not, Fox is the latest network to turn its eye to 2015 — with the announcement of premiere dates for Backstrom, The Following, Weird Loners and more, plus the spring return of Bones.
In addition to Glee‘s move to Friday — read more on that here — the network’s other scheduled premieres are as follows:
* Season 3 of MasterChef Junior rings in 2015 starting Tuesday, January 6 at 8/7c.
* A new unscripted series, World’s Funniest Fails, will launch Friday, Jan. 16 at 8/7c.
* Rainn Wilson’s freshman crime procedural Backstrom kicks off Thursday, Jan. 22 at 9/8c. (Gracepoint wraps its run on Dec. 11.)
* Will Forte’s comedy The Last Man on Earth is debuting Sunday, March 1 at 9/8c (before assuming a regular (9:30/8:30c slot).
* The Following kicks off Season 3 — with a new showrunner and a new Big Bad — with a special two-hour installment, Monday, March 2 at 8/7c.
* Hell’s Kitchen reopens for business (and yelling) on Tuesday, March 3 at 8/7c.
* Becki Newton’s ensemble laugher Weird Loners is premiering Tuesday, March 31 at 9:30/8:30c. (The Mindy Project’s recently extended Season 3 wraps on March 24.)
* And finally, Bones — which airs its winter finale (aka Episode 200) on Dec. 11 — will be back on the schedule beginning Thursday, March 26 at 8/7c. At that point, American Idol will begin a once-a-week cycle — airing Wednesdays only, sans results-show telecast.
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