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Learn When DOLLHOUSE, FRINGE, HOUSE, BONES, GLEE & Fox's Other One-Word Series Return!! Fall Premiere Dates!!

Published at: June 15, 2009, 2:16 p.m. CST

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FOX ANNOUNCES FALL PREMIERE DATES FOR THE 2009-2010 SEASON NEW COMEDY "GLEE" DEBUTS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 NEW FAMILY COMEDY "BROTHERS" TO PREMIERE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 NEW ANIMATED SERIES "THE CLEVELAND SHOW" TO DEBUT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 NEW SATURDAY LATE-NIGHT ENTRY "THE WANDA SYKES SHOW" (working title) DEBUTS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 FOX has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series. The 2009-2010 season will kick off Wednesday, Sept. 16 with the sixth season premiere of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the highly anticipated series premiere of GLEE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the biting new comedy for the underdog in all of us that features a soundtrack of hit songs from past and present. On Thursday, Sept. 17, fan favorite BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and the second thrilling season of FRINGE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) return. BROTHERS, the new family comedy starring Michael Strahan, premieres Friday, Sept. 18 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) followed by the return of 'TIL DEATH (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and the second season premiere of Joss Whedon's DOLLHOUSE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). HOUSE jumpstarts its sixth season with a special two-hour premiere Monday, Sept. 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Sunday, Sept. 27 marks the return of ANIMATION DOMINATION with the amazing 20th season premiere of THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), the series premiere of THE CLEVELAND SHOW (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and the season premieres of FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). The second season of hit drama LIE TO ME will premiere Monday, Sept. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will air two nights per week when the original dance competition has its time period premiere Tuesday, Sept. 29 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and later expands to two-hour performance shows beginning Tuesday, Oct. 27 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). In addition, new Saturday late-night entry THE WANDA SYKES SHOW (working title) debuts Saturday, Nov. 7 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT). Premieres of new series and returning favorites are listed below in chronological order. Saturday, Sept. 12 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT COPS (Season Premiere) 8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT COPS (All-New Episode) 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT AMERICA'S MOST WANTED (Season Premiere) Wednesday, Sept. 16 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Season Premiere) 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT GLEE (Series Premiere) Thursday, Sept. 17 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT BONES (Season Premiere) 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT FRINGE (Season Premiere) Friday, Sept. 18 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT BROTHERS (Series Premiere) 8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT 'TIL DEATH (Season Premiere) 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT DOLLHOUSE (Season Premiere) Monday, Sept. 21 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT HOUSE (2-Hour Season Premiere) Sunday, Sept. 27 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THE SIMPSONS (Season Premiere) 8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT THE CLEVELAND SHOW (Series Premiere) 9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT FAMILY GUY (Season Premiere) 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT AMERICAN DAD (Season Premiere) Monday, Sept. 28 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT HOUSE (All-New Episode) 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT LIE TO ME (Season Premiere) Tuesday, Sept. 29 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT HELL'S KITCHEN (All-New Episode) 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Time Period Premiere) Tuesday, Oct. 27 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Time Period Premiere) Saturday, Nov. 7 11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT THE WANDA SYKES SHOW (wt) (Series Premiere)
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  • June 15, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    So You Think You Can Fuck?

    by cutest_of_borg

    Now there's a show worth watching.

  • June 15, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Fringe opposite The Office and 30 Rock?

    by tonagan

    Uggh.

  • June 15, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    GLEE

    by Series7

    Kind of sucked. The little preview for the Cleveland show didn't look promising.

  • June 15, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Thank goodness for DVRs

    by Sonny_Williams

    Fringe vs The Office and 30 Rock. Bastards! At least American Idol can't fuck up Fringe's start time next season.

  • June 15, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    They'd Rather Have Til Death in Front of Dollhouse over T:SCC

    by thetankjones

    I hate you fox.

  • June 15, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Fringe on Thursdays

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    doesn't work for me

  • June 15, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    cancel Dollhouse and Castle, give us...

    by Swoomustdie

    a new Whedon show with Fillion starring!

  • June 15, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Awesome

    by HideousSecretion

    Glad they put Fringe and Bones together. Will make an excellent night. It only get better if Emily Deschanel and Anna Torv played dueling blowjobs with my junk.

  • June 15, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Didn't Wanda Sykes have a show once before?

    by Geomancer21

  • June 15, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST

    thank god for dvr

    by ColeTrickle

  • June 15, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST

    cutest_of_borg

    by Sw0rdfish

    When does the blu-ray version come out?

  • June 15, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Sykes had a sitcom built around her

    by skimn

    and much like George Carlin, her comedy (as a lead performer) can't be structured into a wacky premise.

  • June 15, 2009, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Nice to see Fox honor the month of September

    by skimn

    as the month for season premieres. Unlike the other networks that stretched them out. When did 30 Rock premiere this season..October 30th?

  • June 15, 2009, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Dollhouse

    by donkey_lasher

    hatehatehatehatehatehatehate. Haha.

  • June 15, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    No FIREFLY?

    by fanboy71

    Screw you FOX!

  • June 15, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Just combine 'TIL DEATH and DOLLHOUSE into DEATH TO DOLLHOUSE

    by SpyGuy

    Brad Garrett returns to the Dollhouse as the Doll called "Quebec" and is programmed into resuming his role as Lobo from the Superman animated series. And, of course, wackiness ensues inside the Dollhouse when "Lobo" starts fragging all the other Dolls. Die, you bastiches! DIE!!!

  • June 15, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    It's not Fringe vs The Office / 30 Rock

    by jim

    It's Fringe vs Supernatural. Will the final season of Lost also be airing Thursday at 9:00? You know, networks, there are 4 other days of the week and 2 on the weekends.<p>And no, I don't think I can dance, so stop asking!

  • June 15, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST

    When Dollhouse comes back....

    by cookylamoo

    Give the other dolls equal time with Dushku. It's obvious she can't carry the show alone. And the other characters are WAY more fun.

  • June 15, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Dollhouse FTW!

    by knowthyself

  • June 15, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    More Miracle Laurie please.

    by knowthyself

    Man was she a thick piece of awesome.

  • June 15, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    "20th season premiere of THE SIMPSONS"

    by supertoyslast

    Won't this be the 21st season of The Simpsons? Or have I misread something?

  • June 15, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    20th Anniversary, more likely...

    by Jonas Grumpy

    21st SEASON, as supertoyslast noted.

  • June 15, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    21st season of Simpsons is correct

    by Bouncy X

    but considering they're making a big deal about this being the 20th anniversary, its understandable to numbers got confused. and before anyone asks how it can be season 21 if its only 20 years old. remember that season 1 was aired in early 1990 and season 2 started in the fall of the same year.

  • June 15, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST

    What a collection of assholes

    by Darkartist

    Yawwwwwwwwn

  • June 15, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Fringe to Thursday

    by Series7

    Bad move. Grey's is on Thursdays, and most women won't let their man take it off of season pass.

  • June 15, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Stupid programming all around

    by Adelai Niska

    Why put Bones and Fringe on Thursdays to get destroyed? (If LOST, a genuine breakout hit a few yers back, couldn't beat CSI, Fringe doesn't have a prayer) <p> Why renew Dollhouse just to rot on Fridays? <p> The obvious pairings would be House & Bones, Dollhouse & Fringe, Dancing & Glee. <p> But then, this network cancelled TSCC in favour of Til Death, so what did anyone really expect...

  • June 15, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST

    you have no idea how much i miss....

    by Obscura

    The Sarah Conner Chronicles. compared to Salvation, it was a bloody masterpiece.

  • June 15, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Hell's Kitchen

    by RaRoMo

    Is only on for a month? Like, four shows? Am I reading the schedule correctly?

  • June 15, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    And Primeval got the axe.....

    by Aloy

    bummer when they went for the big cliffhanger like they did.

  • June 15, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Simpsons

    by filmfreak3000

    The first episode was the Christmas Special, which aired Dec. 1989...

  • June 15, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    filmfreak3000, Tracy Ullman Show Simpsons.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Don't the appearances on the Tracy Ullman show count for the Simpsons?

  • June 15, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    skimn, Carlins sitcom was funny and on Fox.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    As was Wanda Sykes I think.

  • June 15, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    They only renewed Dollhouse because it has the word "House" in i

    by yippeekaiyaymofo

    Good call, Joss!

  • June 15, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Wanda Sykes?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    She basically the black Chelse Handler.

  • June 15, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Yeah DOLLHOUSE!

    by Logan_1973

    Can't wait already.

  • June 15, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Primeval is cancelled?!?

    by tonagan

    Crap. I both love and hate that show.

  • June 15, 2009, 8:12 p.m. CST

    I guess Sarah Connor officially has been axed???

    by JediTray

    That fucking sucks. I'm glad Fringe is back, but the rest can blow me. I am so goddamn tired of getting vested in characters that get nixed just when things were heating up. Corporate suit bastards.

  • June 15, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Whoops, sorry for my last comment....

    by JediTray

    I have been away from the computer for health reasons, and didn't realize the announcement was made back on May 18th. Here's the link in case anyone's in the same boat: http://www.fox.com/blogs/terminator/

  • June 15, 2009, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Cancel TSCC, but keep COPS?

    by JayTL

    ...wait, I watch cops every once in a while...

  • June 15, 2009, 9:42 p.m. CST

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    by Sal_Bando

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • June 15, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Fringe got renewed?

    by Xiphos_2

    Why? that show was deep fried shit on a stick.

  • June 15, 2009, 10:56 p.m. CST

    COPS - bcoz ppl like to watch black people get arrested.

    by estacado1

    Just sayin'.

  • June 16, 2009, 1:45 a.m. CST

    BAD COPS BAD COPS

    by lockesbrokenleg

    I think that and America's Funny Videos are the worlds longest running shows.

  • June 16, 2009, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Meet The Press -- longest running show

    by Dingbatty

  • June 16, 2009, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Glee...

    by Kid Z

    ...Glay.

  • June 16, 2009, 7:32 a.m. CST

    So I Think I'm Not Gay...

    by Kid Z

    ...So I Think I Won't Be Watching So I Think I Can Dance.

  • June 16, 2009, 9:21 a.m. CST

    DirkBelig, Thursday is the big ad-money night for TV

    by jim

    However, if Fox really wanted to cash-in on the big bucks they would air AI 8:00 - 10:00 Thursday nights. But they don't because they fear, with all the competition, people might, given a choice, watch something else. So they leave it on Tuesday/Wednesday instead.

  • June 16, 2009, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Just so you all know, I'm done with watching House...

    by Fart_Master_Flex

    I just assumed that was something you all were wondering about.

  • June 16, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST

    One-word series...

    by Kid Z

    ...if you didn't know better, you would maybe think they're all the names of 1990's British rock bands, wouldn't you. Weird in a way.

  • June 16, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Fringe was actually one of the few surprise hits

    by Stabby

    of this year. And that is in large part to the excellent John Noble. All the show needs is a little retooling and it would be halfway decent.

  • June 16, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Dingbatty, Meet the Press sucks now

    by Stabby

    with that bore ass albino. God, I miss Tim Russert. And Harry Kallas, too for that matter.

  • June 16, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    DOLLHOUSE should have a S2 like ROME

    by Bellam

    Go all in. Tell five potential seasons of self-indulgent story in 12 lean-mean episodes.<br><br>S1 was okay enough, but never as cool as it should have been (and never really lived up to "Man on the Street"). S1 set up the mystery of Dollhouse, S2 should knock down the pins - and if there is an S3, it should go somewhere different. Like, wrap up S2 with the Dollhouse having proved whatever their true purpose is through these experiements - winning, essentially (though Ballard joining them doesn't give them a specific antagonist, maybe that clerk lady that helped him out, she was cool). And have S3 start on the second phase of the Dollhouse project, detailing how they get to whatever place is suggested in Epitaph One (anyone see it yet?).

  • June 16, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST

    House is the only non-animated show worth watching

    by HB_Dad

    House is the only non-animated show worth watching on Fox. Fuck you Fox for cancelling Terminator and keeping stupid Whorehouse.

  • June 17, 2009, 7:16 a.m. CST

    whorehouse!

    by Castiel

    something spectacular better happen. Hasn't miracle laurie's character been released from the show back into "normal" life?

  • June 17, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Innovative programming for genre series

    by growltiger

    In a stunning announcement, Fox announced that they will split screen Fringe and Dollhouse at 9 PM on Thursdays. Insiders at Fox felt that at long last they were giving Joss Whedon a break by transferring his show from the so-called death slot. <p> Not to be outdone, the peacock network that it would shift all its new programming to Thursday as well. One executive mentioned that "Thursdays was our house! Don't be surprised if the entire Leno week is also shifted to Thursdays at 9 PM." <p> A Fox executive on learning of the peacock response, said that they will not be outdone in determining whose house Thursday's was by moving House to Thursdays at 9 PM, too. "NBC is not the only network capable of splitting the screen three ways. After all, what better use for a widescreen television."

  • June 20, 2009, 2:38 a.m. CST

    These Fox guys are amazing...

    by newkie brown

    ...they're like those tattooed, self-mutilating freaks who cut their cocks down the middle. Somebody ought to film a show inside the Fox boardroom; I'm sure all the executive self-harm would be a ratings triumph.