Fox Reveals Fall Schedule; 'Bones' Moves to Fridays in Late Fall, New J.J. Abrams Series Set USA Today, TVWeek
"Fox is going back to the future in a pair of new fall dramas as it seeks to rebuild after a 20% ratings decline this season. A big slump at American Idol has knocked the network out of first place among young-adult viewers after an eight-year run."
Levin adds, "While 'Glee,' 'New Girl' and 'The Mindy Project' remain on the schedule, the network's new shows tap into its roots and center on young men. Monday brings 'Sleepy Hollow,' a modern-day version of the classic in which Ichabod Crane is resurrected and plunged 250 years ahead to a dystopian future in which he teams up with a cop to unravel a mystery and save the world. And in late fall, producer J.J. Abrams (Fringe) returns to Fox with 'Almost Human,' a sci-fi action futuristic action drama about cops who are teamed with robots."
"Bones" will begin the season on Monday nights, but as the fall progresses, the veteran series will move to Friday nights to make room for Monday airings of "Almost Human."
In a statement, Kevin Reilly, Chairman, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting, says, “This season, we will strategically launch five inventive live-action comedies, four distinctive dramas, our first-ever event series, as well as some innovative new digital initiatives, across the week and throughout the year. We’re making the biggest investment in original programming in our history to ensure that Fox continues to engage viewers and move the culture more than any other entertainment brand.”
FOX 2013-2014 SCHEDULE
(New Shows in ITALICS)
8:00-9:00 PM Bones (fall) / ALMOST HUMAN (new; late fall)
9:00-10:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW (new; fall) / THE FOLLOWING (midseason)
8:00-8:30 PM DADS (new)
8:30-9:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (new)
9:00-9:30 PM New Girl
9:30-10:00 PM The Mindy Project
8:00-10:00 PM The X Factor (fall) / American Idol (midseason)
8:00-9:00 PM The X Factor Results (fall) / American Idol Results (midseason)
9:00-10:00 PM Glee (fall) / RAKE (new; midseason)
8:00-9:00 PM JUNIOR MASTERCHEF (working title) (new; fall)
9:00-10:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW encores (fall)
8:00-9:00 PM Bones (late fall)
9:00-9:30 PM Raising Hope (late fall)
9:30-10:00 PM ENLISTED (new; late fall)
7:00-10:30 PM Fox Sports Saturday
11:00 PM-12:30 AM Animation Domination High-Def
7:00-7:30 PM NFL Game (fall)
7:30-8:00 PM The OT (fall)
8:00-8:30 PM The Simpsons
8:30-9:00 PM Bob's Burgers
9:00-9:30 PM Family Guy
9:30-10:00 PM American Dad
Fox also announced that "Scheduling to be announced for the following new series slated for midseason: GANG RELATED, SURVIVING JACK, US & THEM and MURDER POLICE.