FOX Upfronts: Fall Schedule Revealed - 'Fringe' on Tuesdays
FOX Upfronts: Fall Schedule Revealed - 'Fringe' on Tuesdays
FOX is the final network to have its upfronts this week.  As far as upfront weeks go, it hasn't been the most exciting.  In this Internet age we live in, secrets are almost impossible to keep – we all knew which shows were being canceled and which weren't.  We knew which new series were going to be picked up.  The one thing that networks can keep secret, however, are their final schedules.  FOX released two schedules today, one for Fall and one for the Spring.  Below, you will find the Fall schedule, followed by a look at the new series and some commentary.

Monday:
8pm: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
9pm: Prison Break

Tuesday:
8pm: House
9pm: Fringe

Wednesday:
8pm: Bones
9pm: 'Til Death
9:30: Do Not Disturb 

Thursday:
8pm: The Moment of Truth
9pm: Kitchen Nightmares

Friday:
8pm: Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?
9pm: Don't Forget the Lyrics

Saturday:
8pm: Cops
9pm: America's Most Wanted
11pm: Madtv
Midnight: Talk Show with Spike Feresten

Sunday:
8pm: The Simpsons
8:30pm: King of the Hill
9pm: Family Guy
9:30pm: American Dad


New Fall Shows:

Fringe
The new sci-fi drama from J.J. Abrams.  Need I say more?  It follows a young scientist (Joshua Jackson), his formerly institutionalized father, and a female FBI agent as they investigate paranormal activity.  This is one to watch for. 

Do Not Disturb
Jason Bateman directed the pilot to this series (previously called The Inn), which takes place in an upscale New York hotel, called The Inn.  It stars Jerry O'Connell as the general manager of the hotel, in a classic upstairs/downstairs story.


Thoughts:

Those Monday and Tuesday nights look pretty good, don't they?  Terminator and Prison Break should be a nice little combo.  FOX must really love Fringe, since they are jump-starting its existence by having it follow House.  I've always found FOX to be very creative with its schedule.  They've basically given up competing for the number one slot anytime on Thursday with Kitchen Nightmares and The Moment of Truth.  Probably a smart move, given their competition.


Also Read:
FOX Spring 2009 Schedule
CBS Fall 2008 Schedule
ABC Fall 2008 Schedule
The CW Fall 2008 Schedule
NBC Fall 2008 Schedule



-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
(Image Courtesy of FOX)

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