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.
8pm: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
9pm: Prison Break
9pm: 'Til Death
9:30: Do Not Disturb
8pm: The Moment of Truth
9pm: Kitchen Nightmares
8pm: Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?
9pm: Don't Forget the Lyrics
9pm: America's Most Wanted
Midnight: Talk Show with Spike Feresten
8pm: The Simpsons
8:30pm: King of the Hill
9pm: Family Guy
9:30pm: American Dad
New Fall Shows:
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.
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.
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)