[06/07/10 - 03:49 PM]
Exclusive: FOX Sets August, Early September Plans; "Masterchef" Heads to Wednesdays
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- FOX has locked in its plans leading up to the launch of its 2010-11 season lineup, network sources have confirmed to the site exclusively.

It all begins - or ends so to speak - with the season finales of "Hell's Kitchen" on Tuesday, August 10 and "So You Think You Can Dance" on Wednesday, August 11 (performance) and Thursday, August 12 (results).

The following week, "Glee," "Bones," "Fringe" and "Human Target" will start to assume their fall time periods: back-to-back repeat episodes of "Glee" on Tuesday nights beginning August 17; repeats of "Bones" and "Fringe" on Thursdays starting August 26; and double encore episodes of "Human Target" on Friday nights effective September 3.

In addition, newcomer "Masterchef," following a three-week run on Tuesday nights (July 27-August 10), will shift to Wednesdays beginning August 18 to lay the groundwork for "Hell's Kitchen's" eighth season debut this fall.

Premiere dates for all of FOX's new and returning fall series will be announced later this summer.

Here's a recap of the various changes to the network's Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday lineups:

Tuesday, June 8
8:00/7:00c - "Hell's Kitchen"
9:00/8:00c - "Glee" (Season Finale)

Tuesdays (June 15-July 20)*
8:00/7:00c - "Hell's Kitchen" (Two-Hours)

Tuesdays (July 27-August 10)
8:00/7:00c - "Hell's Kitchen"
9:00/8:00c - "Masterchef"

Tuesdays (as of August 17)
8:00/7:00c - "Glee" (Repeats)
9:00/8:00c - "Glee" (Repeats)

Wednesdays (June 2-August 11)
8:00/7:00c - "So You Think You Can Dance" (Two-Hours)

Wednesdays (as of August 18)
8:00/7:00c - "Masterchef" (Two-Hours)

Thursdays (June 10-August 5)
8:00/7:00c - "Glee" (Repeats)
9:00/8:00c - "So You Think You Can Dance"

Thursday, August 12
8:00/7:00c - "So You Think You Can Dance" (Two-Hour Season Finale)

Thursday, August 19
8:00/7:00c - "NFL Preseason: New England at Atlanta"

Tuesdays (as of August 26)
8:00/7:00c - "Bones" (Repeats)
9:00/8:00c - "Fringe" (Repeats)

Fridays (June 4-June 18)
8:00/7:00c - "Past Life"
9:00/8:00c - "House" (Repeats)

Fridays (June 25-July 30)
8:00/7:00c - "Bones" (Repeats)
9:00/8:00c - "House" (Repeats)

Friday, August 6
8:00/7:00c - "Bones" (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c - "Bones" (Repeat)

Friday, August 13
8:00/7:00c - "Movie: Night at the Museum"

Friday, August 20
8:00/7:00c - "NFL Preseason: Philadelphia at Cincinnati"

Friday, August 27
8:00/7:00c - "Movie: Bruce Almighty"

Fridays (as of September 3)
8:00/7:00c - "Human Target" (Repeats)
9:00/8:00c - "Human Target" (Repeats)

* except for Tuesday, July 13 due to the "MLB All-Star Game"

Mondays and Saturdays remain as previously announced, as do Sundays save for full repeat hours of "Family Guy" beginning at 9:00/8:00c on July 11, August 8 and September 5.

  [june 2010]  


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