FOX has just released its schedule for summer show finale dates. And it's... a little bit weird. Keep reading to find out when So You Think You Can Dance, MasterChef, Hell's Kitchen and more shows will have their season finales.
We can blame the Olympics for the odd scheduling. As a result, many of the FOX shows -- especially the more popular shows -- will take a break in early August. The shows will then complete their runs in early to mid September.
In addition to breaking the FOX summer shows into two parts, this scheduling has another important effect. We can expect many of the regular-season FOX shows to begin before some of the summer programming is finished.
This could all be very confusing.
In the case of So You Think You Can Dance
, for example, the show will be off-the-air (or in repeats) on the evenings of Wednesday, August 1 and Wednesday, August 8. The dancing competition will resume on Wednesday, August 15, when the top 16 dancers will perform.
The later scheduling also means that So You Think You Can Dance
will have to move to Tuesdays for its final two episodes. The semi-finals will air on Tuesday, September 11 at 8pm, while the So You Think You Can Dance
season 9 finale will air on Tuesday, September 18 at 8pm.
Keep reading for the full FOX summer finale schedule.Thursday, July 12The Choice
-- 9pmThursday, July 26Take Me Out
-- 8pmSaturday, August 25Mobbed
-- 9pmTuesday, September 4MasterChef
-- 8pm (This 2-hour season finale airs at a special time)Wednesday, September 5So You Think You Can Dance
-- 8pm (Final Wednesday airing)Monday, September 10Hotel Hell
-- 8pmHell's Kitchen
-- 9pmTuesday, September 11So You Think You Can Dance
-- 8pm (First Tuesday airing)Tuesday, September 18So You Think You Can Dance
What do you think of the FOX summer finale schedule? Do you think taking a break during the Olympics will help or hurt the shows? Leave your comments below!(Images courtesy of FOX)