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Fox Rearranges Schedule; THE MINDY PROJECT Sidelined for GLEE and THE FOLLOWING

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 9:07 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Fox just unveiled their winter/spring schedule changes. Here are some of the highlights;

  • Season two of The Following now gets a two-night premiere on Sunday, January 19th and Monday, January 20th, following the season finale of Sleepy Hollow.
  • The new drama series Rake, starring Greg Kinnear, will now make its series debut on Thursday, January 23rd instead of getting the post-NFC Championship slot on January 19th.  Sam Raimi directed the pilot.
  • Glee is moving back to Tuesday nights starting February 25th, which will result in Brooklyn Nine-Nine shifting to the 9:30pm timeslot starting February 4th.
  • As a result of the Glee shift, Fox is pulling Tuesday comedies The Mindy Project and Dads from the schedule.  The Mindy Project will have a “winter finale” on January 28th but will return on April 1st.  Dads, however, will be pulled from Tuesdays effective February 11th and does not yet have a return date scheduled.

It’s good to see that The Mindy Project isn’t dead, but it is sad to see that it must move to accommodate two weak shows in Glee and The Following.

the-following-season-2-poster-407x600Here’s the press release:

FOX is announcing schedule changes, set to take place in early 2014.

Last season’s No. 1 new series, THE FOLLOWING, returns for its thrilling 14-week second season with a special two-night season premiere event, beginning Sunday, Jan. 19 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (live, 6:00-10:00 PM ET). The two-night event continues with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 20 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the season finale of SLEEPY HOLLOW, airing at a special time (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

Bold new legal drama RAKE debuts on Thursday, Jan. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following an all-new AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Making his broadcast television series debut, Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Greg Kinnear (“Little Miss Sunshine,” “The Kennedys”) plays a brilliant and frustratingly charming criminal defense attorney, whose chaotic and self-destructive personal life often gets in the way of his professional one.

Changes to Tuesday nights begin after THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) airs its Winter Finale on Jan. 28. Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE moves to its new time period premiere at9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT, following all-new installments of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT). DADS continues to kick off Tuesdays (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) until Tuesday, Feb. 11.

On Tuesday, Feb. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), GLEE makes Tuesdays sing when it moves to a new day and time and returns with all-new episodes for the remainder of the season. All-new installments of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) follow, until THE MINDY PROJECT returns Tuesday, April 1 (9:00-9:30 and 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), with a special one-hour event featuring all-new back-to-back episodes. The series returns to its regular time period beginning Tuesday, April 8 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).

Additional premiere dates and schedule information to be announced.

As previously announced, new comedy ENLISTED will debut Friday, Jan. 10 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). And, following FOX Sports’ coverage of SUPER BOWL XLVIII on Sunday, Feb. 2 (6:00-10:30 ET live), an all-new episode of NEW GIRL will air (10:30-11:00 PM ET/7:30-8:00 PM PT), followed by an all-new episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (11:00-11:30 PM ET/8:00-8:30 PM PT).

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