FOX's 2011-2012 Schedule: All About 'The X Factor'
FOX's 2011-2012 Schedule: All About 'The X Factor'
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
FOX released its 2011-2012 schedule today, and as expected, it's all about The X Factor. The new Simon Cowell-led singing competition featuring Paula Abdul (thus making it Idol 2.0) will continue to fill the same three-hour Wednesday/Thursday block currently held by American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.

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The network also has the new epic dinosaur drama Terra Nova launching Mondays at 8pm as well as two new comedies: Zooey Deschanel's New Girl about an off-beat chick who moves in with three single guys and I Hate My Teenage Daughter starring Jaime Pressly about a pair of moms who fear their daughters are turning into mean girls.

The network also has a pair of new animated shows. Allen Gregory (featuring the voice of Jonah Hill) is about a 7-year-old home-schooled kid who goes to public school while mid-season brings an animated version of the film Napoleon Dynamite.

The mid-season schedule is a little less certain. Glee will take an extended hiatus over the winter and not return until late in the spring, opening Tuesdays to a night of four comedies as New Girl, Raising Hope and I Hate My Teenage Daughter are joined by either Family Album (starring Glee's Mike O'Malley) or Little in Common (starring Rob Corddry).

FOX also has a new Kiefer Sutherland drama Touch (created by Heroes mastermind Tim Kring) which will come some time in mid-season.

In addition, the 11th season of American Idol will get a special premiere on Sunday, January 22 at 10pm following the NFC playoff championship.

Here's the schedule, though you should take the mid-season lineup with a grain of salt since it usually changes quite a bit.

MONDAY
8pm: Terra Nova
9pm: House

TUESDAY
8pm: Glee
9pm: New Girl
9:30pm: Raising Hope

WEDNESDAY
8pm: The X Factor
9:30pm: I Hate My Teenage Daughter

THURSDAY
8pm: The X Factor
9pm: Bones

FRIDAY
8pm: Kitchen Nightmares
9pm: Fringe

SUNDAY
7:30pm: The Cleveland Show
8pm: The Simpsons
8:30pm: Allen Gregory
9pm: Family Guy
9:30pm: American Dad

MID-SEASON

MONDAY
8pm: House
9pm: Alcatraz

TUESDAY
8pm: Glee
9pm: New Girl
9:30pm: Raising Hope

WEDNESDAY
8pm: American idol
9:30pm: I Hate My Teenage Daughter

THURSDAY
8pm: American Idol
9pm: The Finder / Bones

FRIDAY
8pm: Kitchen Nightmares
9pm: Fringe

SUNDAY
7:30pm: The Cleveland Show
8pm: The Simpsons
8:30pm: Napoleon Dynamite
9pm: Family Guy
9:30pm: Bob's Burgers

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