Fox unveiled its new schedule for the 2010-11 season, adding four comedies and three dramas and announcing plans to halve the Wednesday results show of "American Idol" to 30 minutes, the New York Times’ Media Decoder blog reports.
The network will move freshman hit "Glee" to 8 p.m. to help build an evening of comedy on Tuesdays. That will be followed by new comedies "Raising Hope" (previously called "Keep Hope Alive"), which tracks a single father living with his parents, and the Will Arnett comedy "Running Wilde." The other two comedies will be introduced mid-season: "Mixed Signals", the previously named "Traffic Light," and "Bob’s Burgers."
The new dramas include "Lonestar," which will be paired with "House" on Mondays, and "Ride-Along," which will be introduced mid-season. "Terra Nova," a drama from Steven Spielberg and former News Corp. president Peter Chernin, will be introduced in January.
While "Raising Hope" went over well with the audience at the upfront presentation, "Running Wilde" did not, reports Joe Adalian in New York Magazine’s Vulture blog. But given that it’s from "Arrested Development" creator Mitch Hurwitz, one can hope that the show will get funnier.