With Fox Networks Entertainment Chairman Peter Rice and Fox Broadcasting President Kevin Reilly fronting the presentation today in New York, Fox took the wraps off its 2012-13 prime-time schedule today at its upfront event in New York.
The network touted its new Tuesday night comedy block, with two new sitcoms, “Ben & Kate” and Mindy Kaling’s “The Mindy Project,” joining existing series “Raising Hope” and “New Girl.” The Kaling comedy has been reported elsewhere with the title “It’s Messy,” as we reported earlier.
The new lineup also features the Josh Berman (“Bones,” “CSI”) and Rob Wright (“Crossing Jordan”) executive-produced drama “The Mob Doctor,” starring Jordana Spiro in a show that combines medical and crime elements. The thriller “The Following,” from Kevin Williamson (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Scream”), is set for midseason, with Kevin Bacon starring.
Also set for midseason is the comedy “The Goodwin Games,” from “How I Met Your Mother” executive producers Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris.
"Glee" moves to Thursday nights in fall, leading out from "The X Factor."
In a statement, Rice said: “Television continues to be the most vibrant, emotionally rich platform in the world. Fox has been the No. 1 network for eight seasons by delivering groundbreaking, engaging and culturally relevant shows that connect with our audience, not only on-air, but wherever they are in the digital or social space.”
Added Reilly: “With first-year culture-driving hits like ‘New Girl’ and ‘The X Factor’ and strong returning tentpoles like ‘American Idol’ and ‘Glee,’ we were laser focused on our development and it has really paid off. I have no doubt that our two genre-defying new dramas, our new Fox Sports Saturdays, and our three new distinctive, sharp and upscale comedies — all fronted by incredible talent — can propel Fox to even greater success.”
Here’s the schedule from Fox:
FOX 2012-2013 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE
(All Times ET/PT)
8:00-9:00 PM BONES
9:00-10:00 PM THE MOB DOCTOR (new)
THE FOLLOWING (new) joins in midseason.
8:00-8:30 PM RAISING HOPE
8:30-9:00 PM BEN AND KATE (new)
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT (new)
THE GOODWIN GAMES (new) joins in midseason.
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
8:00-9:00 PM TOUCH
9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE (fall)
HELL’S KITCHEN returns in midseason.
7:00-10:30 PM FOX SPORTS SATURDAY (fall)
COPS returns in midseason.
ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF (new) will join late-prime in 2013.
7:00-7:30 PM NFL Game (fall) / ANIMATION DOMINATION (encores)
7:30-8:00 PM THE OT (fall) / THE CLEVELAND SHOW
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