[01/12/09 - 08:37 PM]
FOX to Carry Bush Farewell Address on Thursday
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- FOX is set to carry President George W. Bush's farewell address on Thursday.

The planned 10 to 15 minute broadcast will begin live at 8:00/7:00c. The White House has requested airtime from all the major television networks as ABC, CBS and NBC are expected to follow suit.

To accommodate the address, FOX has opted to delay the Thursday premiere of "Bones" until next week. Said installment, "Double Trouble in the Panhandle," will now air as part of a two-hour event on January 22.

As of press time, it's not clear what will replace "Bones" this Thursday.

"Bones" will then resume airing Thursdays at 8:00/7:00c starting February 5. To recap:

Thursday, January 15
8:00/7:00c - "Presidential Address"
8:15/7:15c - (To Be Announced)
9:00/8:00c - "Kitchen Nightmares"

Thursday, January 22
8:00/7:00c - "Bones: Double Trouble in the Panhandle" (Time Slot Premiere)
9:00/8:00c - "Bones: Hero in the Hold" (New Episode - Special Time)

Thursday, January 29
8:00/7:00c - "American Idol" (Special Night)
9:00/8:00c - "Hell's Kitchen" (Season Premiere)

Thursday, February 5
8:00/7:00c - "Bones"
9:00/8:00c - "Hell's Kitchen"

Thursday, February 12
8:00/7:00c - "40th NAACP Image Awards" (Two-Hour Special)

Thursday, February 19 & 26
8:00/7:00c - "Bones"
9:00/8:00c - "Hell's Kitchen"

Thursday, March 5
8:00/7:00c - "American Idol" (Special Night)
9:00/8:00c - "Hell's Kitchen"

Plans for the other networks' coverage are expected to be announced tomorrow.

  [january 2009]  


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