FOX released its mid-season schedule today, and there are more big changes for American Idol. The show already has new judges and new rules, and now there are new days. The show is being pushed to Wednesdays and Thursdays, most likely to keep Glee safely where it is since the show is doing so well.

This is also great news for Bones. The show will be moving to 9pm on Thursdays, with American Idol as a lead-in. Unfortunately, ever action has an equal and opposite reaction, and this time it’s the brilliant Fringe getting pushed over to Friday nights.

There are also several new shows planned, including the cop drama The Chicago Code, relationship comedy Mixed Signals, and the new Christian Slater A-Team-esque comedy Breaking In.

Here’s the schedule.


Monday, Jan. 10:
8pn: Lie to Me (two-hour episode)

Mondays, beginning Jan. 17:
8pm: House
9pm: Lie to Me

Mondays, beginning Feb. 7
8pm: House
9pm: The Chicago Code (series premiere)


Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 4:
8pm: Glee (repeats)
9pm: Million Dollar Money Drop

Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 8:
8pm: Glee
9pm: Raising Hope
9:30pm: Mixed Signals (series premiere)


Wednesday, Jan. 5 and 12:
8pm: Human Target (two-hour episodes)

Wednesday, Jan. 19:
8pm: American Idol (two-hour season premiere)

Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 26:
8pm: American Idol
9pm: Human Target

Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 16:
8pm: American Idol (two-hour episodes)

Wednesdays, beginning April 6:
8pm: American Idol (90-minute episodes)
9:30pm: Breaking In (series premiere)


Thursdays, beginning Jan. 6:
8pm: Million Dollar Money Drop
9pm: Bones (repeats)

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 20:
8pm: American Idol
9pm: Bones


8pm: Kitchen Nightmares (starts January 21)
9pm: Fringe (returns January 28)


7:30pm: American Dad (returns January 16)
8pm: The Simpsons (returns January 9)
8:30pm: Bob’s Burgers (series premiere on January 9)
9pm: Family Guy (returns January 9)
9:30pm: The Cleveland Show (returns January 9)

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