[01/19/10 - 04:28 PM]
Exclusive: FOX Confirms State of the Union Plans
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- FOX has confirmed its plans for Wednesday, January 27, the date of President Obama's first State of the Union address.

"American Idol" will shift to 8:00/7:00c that night, leading into the speech at 9:00/8:00c.

"Human Target," originally slated for 8:00/7:00c on January 27, will instead air a day earlier - Tuesday, January 26 at 9:00/8:00c.

Said installment replaces "Kitchen Nightmares," which was set to get a post-"Idol" boost before assuming its regular Friday, 9:00/8:00c slot on January 29. "Nightmares" however will still follow "Idol" on Tuesday, February 2 as previously reported.

To recap:

Tuesday, January 26
8:00/7:00c - "American Idol"
9:00/8:00c - "Human Target" (Moved Up from January 27)

Wednesday, January 27
8:00/7:00c - "American Idol" (Moved Up from 9:00/8:00c)
9:00/8:00c - "FOX News Special"

Friday, January 29
8:00/7:00c - "Dollhouse" (Series Finale)
9:00/8:00c - "Kitchen Nightmares" (Season Premiere)

Tuesday, February 2
8:00/7:00c - "American Idol"
9:00/8:00c - "Kitchen Nightmares" (Special Night)

Wednesdays (as of February 3)
8:00/7:00c - "Human Target" (Time Slot Premiere)
9:00/8:00c - "American Idol" (Time Slot Premiere)

Fridays (as of February 5)
8:00/7:00c - "House" (Repeats)
9:00/8:00c - "Kitchen Nightmares"

As for the other broadcast networks, NBC has committed to two hours of news coverage on Wednesday, January 27 starting at 9:00/8:00c while ABC and CBS are expected to announce their plans shortly.

  [january 2010]  


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