FOX ANNOUNCES PRIMETIME SLATE FOR 2010-2011 SEASON FOUR NEW COMEDIES, THREE NEW DRAMAS JOIN SCHEDULE FALL TUESDAY COMEDY BLOCK TO FEATURE NEW FAMILY COMEDY "RAISING HOPE" AND NEW ROMANTIC COMEDY "RUNNING WILDE" STARRING WILL ARNETT AND KERI RUSSELL COMPELLING NEW DRAMA "LONESTAR" TO DEBUT IN FALL NEW ACTION-ADVENTURE FAMILY DRAMA "TERRA NOVA" SLATED FOR MIDSEASON NEW ANIMATED COMEDY "BOB'S BURGERS" AND NEW FAST-PACED DRAMA "RIDE-ALONG" TO PREMIERE MIDSEASON NEW ENSEMBLE COMEDY "MIXED SIGNALS" TO DEBUT IN SPRING Special Episode of GLEE to Air Following SUPER BOWL XLV Sunday, February 6, 2011 New York (Monday, May 17, 2010) - Peter Rice, Chairman, Entertainment, Fox Networks Group; and Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, today unveiled the FOX primetime schedule for the 2010-2011 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at The New Beacon Theatre. "FOX has been the No. 1 network for six consecutive seasons not only because our programs are hits, but also because they're the most engaging shows on television," said Rice. "We're very excited to add a full slate of creative, original new series next season that will help us continue to capture imaginations and draw people back to FOX week after week." "Last season, we did what FOX does best: we took some risks that paid off. Now we're going to up the ante with an even more diverse and creative roster of programs for next year," said Reilly. "With three daring new dramas, a fresh new animated series and three new live-action comedies, we're positioned to rebuild the FOX comedy brand, introduce the next generation of unique characters and deliver an even more compelling experience for our viewers next season." GLEE, the No. 1 new series of this season among Adults 18-49 and key demos, returns for its sophomore season to anchor a new Tuesday comedy block. Premiering this fall is RAISING HOPE, the new family comedy from Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia ("My Name Is Earl"), starring Lucas Neff ("The Beast"), Martha Plimpton ("How To Make It In America"), Garret Dillahunt ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles") and Academy and Emmy Award winner Cloris Leachman ("Malcolm In The Middle"). The sweet, offbeat comedy follows Jimmy Chance (Neff), a well-meaning screw-up trying his best to raise his infant daughter with the help of the eccentric family who did a less-than-stellar job of raising him. Also debuting this fall is RUNNING WILDE, the new romantic comedy from "Arrested Development's" Jim Vallely, Mitch Hurwitz and Will Arnett. Starring Arnett ("30 Rock") and Keri Russell ("Waitress," "Felicity"), the comedy centers on a lovable, but immature playboy (Arnett) trying desperately to win (or buy) the heart of his childhood sweetheart (Russell), the uber-liberal humanitarian who got away. LONESTAR, a sophisticated and provocative drama set against the sprawling backdrop of big Texas oil, will premiere this fall. From Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman ("Party of Five"), writer Kyle Killen and directed by Marc Webb ("(500) Days of Summer"), the compelling series stars newcomer James Wolk as a charismatic and brilliant schemer who has entangled himself in a deep, complex web from which he can't break free. He's caught between two very different lives and two very different women. TERRA NOVA, an epic family adventure 85 million years in the making, is the new event drama slated for midseason from executive producers Steven Spielberg ("Jurassic Park," "The Pacific"), Peter Chernin, Brannon Braga (24, "Star Trek: Enterprise") and David Fury (24, "Lost"). The action-adventure series follows an ordinary family on an extraordinary journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a part of a massive expedition to save the human race. Joining the Sunday ANIMATION DOMINATION lineup in midseason is BOB'S BURGERS, a new animated comedy series from creator Loren Bouchard ("Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist") about a man, his family and their floundering burger joint. Despite the greasy counters, lousy location and occasionally spotty service, Bob and his lovable and quirky family are convinced their burgers are their ticket to success. The new drama scheduled for a midseason debut is RIDE-ALONG. From creator Shawn Ryan ("The Shield," "The Unit"), the fast-paced series, shot on location in Chicago and starring Jason Clarke ("Public Enemies"), Jennifer Beals (LIE TO ME) and Delroy Lindo ("Kidnapped"), will take audiences on an unflinching and unpredictable ride through the streets of Chicago to navigate crime and corruption with the most respected - and notorious - cops in the city. MIXED SIGNALS, scheduled for a spring premiere, is a new relationship comedy created by Bob Fisher ("Wedding Crashers") about three longtime friends and their attempts to balance their committed relationships with their desire for freedom. The ensemble comedy stars Nelson Franklin ("I Love You, Man"), David Denman ("The Office"), Kris Marshall (HUMAN TARGET), Liza Lapira ("Dexter") and Alexandra Breckenridge (FAMILY GUY) and reveals how friendships and romances enhance - and further complicate - the lives of men and the women who love them. It was also announced that a very special GLEE will air following SUPER BOWL XLV on Sunday, February 6. GLEE, the most award-winning series of the year, will then make its spring premiere Wednesdays following AMERICAN IDOL. Other FOX series returning in 2010-2011 include: AMERICAN DAD (Season 6), AMERICAN IDOL (Season 10) AMERICA'S MOST WANTED (Season 24), BONES (Season 6), THE CLEVELAND SHOW (Season 2), COPS (Season 23), FAMILY GUY (Season 8), FRINGE (Season 3), THE GOOD GUYS (Season 1), HELL'S KITCHEN (Seasons 7 and 8), HOUSE (Season 7), HUMAN TARGET (Season 2), KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Season 3), LIE TO ME (Season 3), THE SIMPSONS (Season 22) and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Season 7). Specials returning to the FOX schedule include NEW YEAR'S EVE LIVE and TEEN CHOICE 2010. Following are the FOX 2010-2011 primetime schedule and synopses of the new series: FOX FALL 2010 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE (All Times ET/PT) MONDAY 8:00-9:00 PM HOUSE 9:00-10:00 PM LONESTAR (new) TUESDAY 8:00-9:00 PM GLEE 9:00-9:30 PM RAISING HOPE (new) 9:30-10:00 PM RUNNING WILDE (new) WEDNESDAY 8:00-9:00 PM LIE TO ME 9:00-10:00 PM HELL'S KITCHEN THURSDAY 8:00-9:00 PM BONES 9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE FRIDAY 8:00-9:00 PM HUMAN TARGET 9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD GUYS SATURDAY 8:00-8:30 PM COPS 8:30-9:00 PM COPS 9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA'S MOST WANTED SUNDAY 7:00-8:00 PM THE OT (NFL post-game) 8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS 8:30-9:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW 9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY 9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD FOX MIDSEASON 2011 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE (All Times ET/PT) MONDAY 8:00-9:00 PM HOUSE 9:00-10:00 PM LONESTAR (new) / RIDE-ALONG (new) TUESDAY 8:00-9:30 PM AMERICAN IDOL Performance Show 9:30-10:00 PM RUNNING WILDE (new) / MIXED SIGNALS (new; spring) WEDNESDAY 8:00-8:30 PM RAISING HOPE (new) 8:30-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL Results Show 9:00-10:00 PM GLEE THURSDAY 8:00-9:00 PM BONES 9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE FRIDAY 8:00-9:00 PM HUMAN TARGET 9:00-10:00 PM KITCHEN NIGHTMARES SATURDAY 8:00-8:30 PM COPS 8:30-9:00 PM COPS 9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA'S MOST WANTED SUNDAY 7:00-7:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (encores) 7:30-8:00 PM AMERICAN DAD 8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS 8:30-9:00 PM BOB'S BURGERS (new) 9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY 9:30-10:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW FOX 2010-2011 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE NEW SERIES SYNOPSES The following new comedies will premiere this fall on FOX: RAISING HOPE RAISING HOPE is a new single-camera family comedy from Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia ("My Name Is Earl") that follows the Chance family as they find themselves adding an unexpected new member into their already terribly flawed household. At 23 years old, JIMMY CHANCE (Lucas Neff, "The Beast") is going nowhere in life. He skims pools for a living, parties every night and still lives at home with his family, including his MAW MAW (guest star Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Cloris Leachman); his mother, VIRGINIA (Martha Plimpton, "How to Make It in America"); his father, BURT (Garret Dillahunt, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," "Damages"); and his cousin, MIKE (Skyler Stone, "The Mentalist," "Dollhouse"). Jimmy's life takes a drastic turn when a chance romantic encounter with LUCY (guest star Bijou Phillips, "Choke," "Almost Famous") goes awry once he discovers she is a wanted felon. Months later, when Jimmy pays a visit to the local prison, he discovers Lucy gave birth to their baby, who he is now charged with raising. At home with his new daughter, Jimmy's family is less than enthusiastic about a new addition to the household. His parents, who had him when they were 15, never knew anything about raising a child and have no interest in trying again. If Jimmy can work up the nerve to ask her out on a date, he might get some help from SABRINA (Shannon Woodward, "The Riches," "ER"), a sardonic checkout clerk he met at the supermarket. Cousin Mike is only concerned about how the baby is going to affect their social life, and out-of-touch Maw Maw is no help either. But Jimmy is determined to take care of his baby - whom Virginia thinks they should name HOPE. With very few useful skills but their hearts in the right place, will the Chance family be successful when they step into the unpredictable and immensely challenging world of parenting? PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Amigos de Garcia Productions, 20th Century Fox Television EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/WRITER: Greg Garcia DIRECTOR: Michael Fresco CAST: Garret Dillahunt as Burt, Lucas Neff as Jimmy, Martha Plimpton as Virginia, Skyler Stone as Mike, Shannon Woodward as Sabrina GUEST CAST: Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw, Bijou Phillips as Lucy RUNNING WILDE From the Emmy Award-winning creator and the star of the critically acclaimed FOX series "Arrested Development" comes RUNNING WILDE, a romantic comedy starring Will Arnett ("Arrested Development," "30 Rock") as STEVE WILDE, a filthy-rich, immature playboy trying desperately to win (or buy) the heart of his childhood sweetheart, EMMY KADUBIC (Keri Russell, "Waitress," "Felicity"), the uber-liberal humanitarian who got away - all told through the perspective of a 12-year-old girl. Steve Wilde has never performed a selfless act. But why should he - he's rich! The son of an oil tycoon, Steve hasn't had to work a day in his life and has always gotten everything he's wanted - with one exception: the love of Emmy. The daughter of a former Wilde housekeeper, Emmy is an earnest do-gooder who has spent her adult life trying to save the world. And though Emmy is content living with an indigenous tribe in the Amazon rainforest, her 12-year-old daughter, PUDDLE (Stefania Owen, "The Lovely Bones"), just wants to be a normal kid experiencing her adolescence in a normal place. And she would speak up except for the fact that she hasn't spoken in years. When Wilde Oil's expansion in the rainforest threatens her adopted tribe, Emmy decides to attend Steve's self-thrown "Humanitarian of the Year" award ceremony in hopes of convincing him to help her cause...and also maybe because she still has a thing for Steve. But same-old Steve is unwilling to help because fighting Wilde Oil (a/k/a Dad) means putting his meal ticket in jeopardy. Rather than run the risk of letting Emmy slip away again, Steve pulls out all the stops to win her heart. To do so, he enlists the only other people in his life who can help: MIGO SALAZAR (Joe Nunez, "Superbad," "Prison Break"), Steve's employee/sidekick/errand-boy, and GERTIE STELLVERTRETTER (Jayne Houdyshell, "Law & Order"), Steve's nanny-turned-head-of-security as well as the biggest protector of Steve...and her own job. Despite having everything he ever wanted, Steve knows he can't buy love and happiness, which falls in sharp contrast to Emmy, who has nothing but love and happiness. So with Emmy committed to doing good for nothing, and Steve being a good for nothing, will this hopelessly mismatched pair ever be able to reconcile their differences? PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Tantamount Studios, Five Hole Pictures, Principato-Young Management, Lionsgate Television CREATORS/WRITERS: Mitch Hurwitz, Jim Vallely, Will Arnett EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mitch Hurwitz, Jim Vallely, Will Arnett, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum, Peter Principato, Paul Young, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo DIRECTORS: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo CAST: Will Arnett as Steve Wilde, Keri Russell as Emmy Kadubic, Stefania Owen as Puddle Kadubic, Joe Nunez as Migo Salazar, Jayne Houdyshell as Gertie Stellvertretter The following new drama will debut this fall on FOX: LONESTAR From Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman, the creators of "Party of Five"; Marc Webb, the director of "(500) Days of Summer"; and creator Kyle Killen, comes LONESTAR, a provocative soap set against the backdrop of big Texas oil. ROBERT/BOB ALLEN (newcomer James Wolk) is a charismatic and brilliant schemer who has meticulously constructed two lives in two different parts of Texas. He's juggling two identities and two women in two very different worlds - all under one mountain of lies. As "Bob," he lives in Houston and is married to CAT (Adrianne Palicki, "Friday Night Lights"), the beautiful daughter of CLINT (Jon Voight, 24, "Midnight Cowboy"), the patriarch of an ultra-wealthy Texas oil family. More than 400 miles away in the suburban west Texas town of Midland, he's "Robert," living a second life with his sweet, naive girlfriend, LINDSAY (Eloise Mumford, "Mercy," "Law & Order: SVU"). In Midland, he plays the perfect boyfriend while secretly bilking local investors of their savings. In Houston, he's a devoted husband, charming Cat and her family to cement his position in the rich family business he aims to clean out. Bob has lived both lives successfully for years without arousing any suspicions...so far. While one brother-in-law, DREW (Bryce Johnson, "Popular," "The Mentalist"), admires Bob, his other brother-in-law, TRAMMELL (Mark Deklin, "Nip/Tuck," "Desperate Housewives"), is suspicious of his motives. Bob begins to fear his secret lives may unravel. With the cons closing in on him, Bob is divided by his love for two women; his loyalty to his father and mentor, JOHN (David Keith, "An Officer and a Gentleman," "The Class"); and his respect for his father-in-law, Clint. Now as he tries to hold his two lives together, while fending off angry investors and the suspicions of those around him, Bob puts it all on the line hoping he can beat the odds, leave the schemes behind and keep two separate relationships afloat. PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, Depth of Field Productions, Keyser/Lippman Productions CREATOR/WRITER: Kyle Killen EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Kyle Killen, Kerry Kohansky, Paul Weitz, Chris Keyser, Amy Lippman DIRECTOR: Marc Webb CAST: James Wolk as Robert/Bob Allen, Eloise Mumford as Lindsay, David Keith as John Allen, Adrianne Palicki as Cat Thatcher, Mark Deklin as Trammell Thatcher, Bryce Johnson as Drew Thatcher, Jon Voight as Clint Thatcher The new animated comedy joining the FOX schedule in mideason is: BOB'S BURGERS BOB'S BURGERS is a new animated series about a man, his family and a burger joint. A third-generation restaurateur, BOB BELCHER (H. Jon Benjamin, FAMILY GUY, "Archer") runs Bob's Burgers with the help of his wife and their three kids. Bob has big ideas about burgers, condiments and sides, but only a few thoughts on customer service and business management. Despite his greasy counters, lousy location and occasionally spotty service, Bob is convinced his burgers speak for themselves. Even though business is slow, Bob gets to work with his family. His wife, LINDA BELCHER (John Roberts, "The Christmas Tree," "Jackie & Debra"), supports Bob's dream through thick and thin (but truth be told, she's getting a little sick of the thin). Their eldest daughter, TINA (Dan Mintz, "Important Things with Demetri Martin," "The Andy Milonakis Show"), is a 13-year-old hopeless romantic with minimal social skills. Middle child GENE (Eugene Mirman, "Flight of the Conchords," "Aqua Teen Hunger Force") is an aspiring musician and a prankster who serves up more jokes than burgers. Their youngest, LOUISE (Kristen Schaal, "Flight of the Conchords," "Modern Family"), is the most enthusiastic about her dad's business, but an off-balance sense of humor and her elevated energy level make her somewhat of a liability in the kitchen. Beyond the restaurant is a city rich with character. Next door to Bob's is It's Your Funeral Home and Crematorium; down the street is Wonder Wharf, the oceanside amusement pier; and a few blocks away is Wagstaff Middle School, where Bob and Linda's kids go to school. And across the street is Jimmy Pesto's Pizzeria, Bob's Burgers' main competition and the thorn in Bob's side. PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television CREATOR: Loren Bouchard EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS/WRITERS: Loren Bouchard, Jim Dauterive DIRECTOR: Anthony Chun VOICE CAST: H. Jon Benjamin as Bob Belcher, John Roberts as Linda Belcher, Kristen Schaal as Louise Belcher, Eugene Mirman as Gene Belcher, Dan Mintz as Tina Belcher The two new dramas slated for midseason debuts are: TERRA NOVA From executive producers Steven Spielberg, Peter Chernin, Brannon Braga (24, "Star Trek: Enterprise") and David Fury ("Lost," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") comes an epic family adventure 85 million years in the making. TERRA NOVA follows an ordinary family embarking on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a massive experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149 the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped, overcrowded and overpolluted. With the majority of plant and animal life extinct, devotion to science has brought mankind to the brink of destruction, but has also provided its only hope for salvation. Knowing there is no way to reverse the damage to the planet, a coalition of scientists has managed to open up a fracture in the space-time continuum, creating a portal to prehistoric Earth. This doorway leads to an amazing world, one that allows for a last-ditch effort to save the human race...possibly changing the future by correcting the mistakes of the past. The series centers on the Shannon family as they join the tenth pilgrimage of settlers to TERRA NOVA, the first colony of humans in this second chance for civilization. JIM SHANNON, a devoted father with a checkered past, guides his family through this new land of limitless beauty, mystery and terror. Jim's wife, ELISABETH SHANNON, is a trauma surgeon chosen through a global lottery as a new addition to Terra Nova's medical team. JOSH SHANNON is their son, mourning the girl he left behind, as he's torn between two role models - his father and the charismatic COMMANDER FRANK TAYLOR, the leader of the settlement, and the heroic first pioneer through the time portal. MADDY SHANNON, Jim and Elizabeth's teen daughter, is as independent and adventurous as her parents, but her distrust of authority soon leads her on a dangerous path. In addition to blue skies, rolling rivers and lush vegetation, TERRA NOVA offers new opportunities and fresh beginnings to its recent arrivals, but the Shannons have brought with them a familial secret that may threaten their citizenship in this utopia. Additionally these adventurers soon discover that this healthy, cptfc vibrant world is not as idyllic as it initially appears. The areas surrounding Terra Nova are filled with dangerous dinosaurs, and other prehistoric threats, as well as external forces that may be intent on destroying this new world before it begins. But perhaps even more threatening than what lies outside the protective walls is the Shannons' realization that something sinister may be happening inside TERRA NOVA as not everyone on this mission has the same intentions of how best to save mankind. PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, DreamWorks Television, Kapital Entertainment, Chernin Entertainment EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Steven Spielberg, Peter Chernin, Craig Silverstein, Kelly Marcel, Brannon Braga, David Fury, Aaron Kaplan, Katherine Pope, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank RIDE-ALONG The city of Chicago is a paradox that serves as the setting for RIDE-ALONG, a new drama from Shawn Ryan ("The Shield," "The Unit"). During a ride-along, a civilian spends a shift in the passenger seat of a squad car, observing the work day of a police officer. But in this series, the audience is the passenger, taking an unpredictable ride through the streets of Chicago and navigating crime and corruption with the most respected - and notorious - cops in the city. JAREK WYSOCKI (Jason Clarke, "Public Enemies," "Brotherhood") is a local legend and larger-than-life veteran of the Chicago Police Department. Like the city of Chicago, Jarek is razor blades and brass knuckles wrapped in politeness and egoless charm - a man who throws away partners the way others throw away tissues. TERESA COLVIN (Jennifer Beals, LIE TO ME, "The L Word") arrived at the pinnacle of the Chicago Police Department in a short period of time. She's determined to implement changes before the mud that is Chicago politics clogs her office. As a result of Teresa's difficult choices, she has made some powerful enemies along the way, including two street gangs, the police officers' union and a city alderman who proves to be a dangerous adversary. Jarek's new partner, CALEB EVERS (Matt Lauria, "Friday Night Lights"), is a smart and observant young detective who desperately wants to prove himself. He is savvier and more observant than most people give him credit for, and just might make the perfect yin to Jarek's yang. Also in Jarek's charge is his niece, VONDA WYSOCKI (Devin Kelley, "Tease"), a rookie beat cop whose father, Jarek's brother, was killed in the line of duty when she was young. Jarek keeps close tabs on her and is less than thrilled to discover she's falling for her partner, ISAAC JOINER (Todd Williams, "In Plain Sight," "CSI"), a charismatic cop who takes unnecessary risks on the job that land him and Vonda in some dangerous situations. ALDERMAN RONIN GIBBONS (Delroy Lindo, "Kidnapped") is a building-magnate-turned-politician who has ruled his ward with a velvet glove for three decades. Jarek and Teresa are convinced Gibbons and his cohorts, including LIAM HENNESSEY (Billy Lush, "The Black Donnellys"), an Irish tough guy in Gibbons' construction empire, are dirty to the core, but they've never had the evidence to prove it. When a murder investigation leads them to Gibbons, they are determined to bring him to justice and clean up Chicago - if that's even possible. PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, MiddKid Productions CREATOR/WRITER: Shawn Ryan EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Shawn Ryan, Charles McDougall DIRECTOR: Charles McDougall CAST: Jason Clarke as Jarek Wysocki, Jennifer Beals as Teresa Colvin, Matt Lauria as Caleb Evers, Devin Kelley as Vonda Wysocki, Todd Williams as Isaac Joiner, Billy Lush as Liam Hennessey, Delroy Lindo as Alderman Ronin Gibbons The following new comedy will premiere in the spring: MIXED SIGNALS MIXED SIGNALS is a new comedy series about three longtime friends and their attempts to reconcile the irreconcilable: to balance their relationships with their need for freedom. The series reveals how friendships and romances enhance - and further complicate - the lives of men and the women who love them. ETHAN (Kris Marshall, HUMAN TARGET, "My Family") is the perpetual bachelor. He loves women, and when he's in, he's all in - at least for three weeks. Charming, genuine and hopelessly independent, Ethan is finding out that as he gets older, the pool of women who are willing to take things day by day is rapidly evaporating. ADAM (Nelson Franklin, "The Office," "I Love You Man") recently moved in with his girlfriend, CALLIE (Alexandra Breckenridge, FAMILY GUY), and is learning how vastly different "she comes over a lot" and "she lives with me" really are. Adam is discovering there isn't much "me" time any more, there's only "us" time. MIKE (David Denman, "The Office") is a married lawyer still trying to figure out the male-female dynamic. He wants nothing more than to be a good family man to his wife, LISA (Liza Lapira, "Dexter," "Dollhouse"), and his infant son, but he's also trying to carve out a little space for himself. Currently that space is in his car, where he watches action movies in 15-minute chunks while telling his wife he's stuck in traffic. PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, Keshet Broadcasting Ltd. EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Bob Fisher, David Hemingson, Avi Nir, Ran Sarig, Adir Miller, Elad Kuperman DIRECTOR: Chris Koch WRITER: Bob Fisher CAST: Alexandra Breckenridge as Callie, David Denman as Mike, Nelson Franklin as Adam, Liza Lapira as Lisa, Kris Marshall as Ethan
May 16, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST
by Nick Michalak
Friday night death slot for HUMAN TARGET? There's GOT to be a more prime place for it in the schedule than this. The death slot is not some exaggerated idea - everything fails Friday nights on Fox. I fear for it. I just hope it doesn't end up opposite Smallville (since CW's schedule hasn't been posted, yet).
May 16, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST
movie fringe to tuesdays
May 16, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST
May 16, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST
hard to read that part of schedule
May 16, 2010, 11:25 p.m. CST
May 16, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST
Um...did nobody at Variety get the news? Lost's series finale is this month?
May 16, 2010, 11:29 p.m. CST
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May 16, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST
Time and again uou take good shows (John Doe, Firefly, now Human Target) that have higher production quality and stick them in the cemetary that is your Fri. night. Then you shove shit like Gless and American Idol up our ass. Fuck you.
May 16, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST
by Toby Wan
unreadable. ABC and CBS haven't released their skeds yet. ABC still has Lost on the list. That said, I hope this is wrong. I want Human Target to succeed. It won't if its on Friday nights. And, BTW, when is Fox gonna step up and do the 10E/9C slot? Its been 20+ years already!
May 16, 2010, 11:36 p.m. CST
I hate glee...I love human target (dude i mean come on) and also lie to me...put all your other shows on friday...Damn...
May 16, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST
by I Max U Mini
... Spielberg's Terra Nova.
May 17, 2010, 12:06 a.m. CST
Which show will get shitcanned first: Lie to Me, or Human Target?
May 17, 2010, 12:11 a.m. CST
So is that a good sign for Fringe? Fox thinks it can hold its own against the Thu lineup...or its trying to kill it?
May 17, 2010, 12:25 a.m. CST
Should've just canceled it.
May 17, 2010, 12:41 a.m. CST
I'm wondering about Fringe too. Did it start pulling in better numbers when it returned from hiatus? Is this a strategic move considering the cash cows that dominate the Thursday night line up on the other networks? Just curious.
May 17, 2010, 12:43 a.m. CST
I haven't watched any episodes... Is that show worthwhile? I'm seeing the love you guys are showing it.
May 17, 2010, 12:45 a.m. CST
To clarify my previous statment: Is this a strategic move by Fox to slowly steal away viewers from the aging shows on the other networks?
May 17, 2010, 1:48 a.m. CST
maybe the Fox execs would be fine with having Human Target pull low ratings on a Friday. It is not like anything else ever gets good numbers. Except for well Numbers back in its day.
May 17, 2010, 2:04 a.m. CST
Up against kiddie fiddlers, women who snap and real people who overcome insurmountable odds to remain mediocre human beings.
May 17, 2010, 3:59 a.m. CST
When he posts about them, they will be in Black.
May 17, 2010, 4:46 a.m. CST
Or even half of those shows? What was that other show that faded away in obscurity that no one ever remembers, After Life? Or something like that? This Lone Star will disappear as no one has really seen anything of it. At least I haven't. I'm sure Human Target or Lie to Me will take its place. Which one will is the question. The one left on fridays will be the one that ends up getting canceled.
May 17, 2010, 5:08 a.m. CST
If Fox don't like these shows then why do they greenlight them?
May 17, 2010, 5:48 a.m. CST
...but not everyone goes out socializing on Friday nights, Some of us do watch TV that night. And, yes, I'm older than you, I did my partying back in the '70s and got over it.<br /> <br /> That out of the way, I'm pretty happy with Fox: they still have Simpsons, House, Bones and Fringe in the same time slots, Glee moved up an hour, and I'm glad they didn't cancel Human Target, I liked it. <br /> <br /> Still waiting for an update on the AICN reported rumor that Ghost Whisperer is being axed at CBS and picked up at ABC. If true, I'm hoping they keep it in the same time slot and night. Ghosty Girl and Medium made a very nice double feature. <br /> <br /> If Human Target goes up opposite Medium I'll have to tape one and watch the other, but that's fine, there's nothing to watch on Saturdays anyway. At least until 11:30. Based on the charts Herc's put up, looks like the only things on NBC I'll be watching are Chuck and SNL.
May 17, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST
I thought you were the one with the TV news!
May 17, 2010, 7:46 a.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
May 17, 2010, 7:48 a.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
...I seem to remember The X-Files starting off on Friday nights, and that show ended up running nine seasons. Granted, it didn't crack the top 20 in the ratings until it moved to Sunday nights in its fourth season, but still.
May 17, 2010, 7:48 a.m. CST
Way to kill a hit show Fox. The show started off as a hit and Fox moved it from Wed to Tues. Thanks to the AI lead in and word of mouth it's even getting better reviews. Now they are going to move it again? I didn't even think shows with Glee's material could be placed into an 8:00 slot. I guess I was wrong. Unless Glee with take of some of the edge in the Fall.
May 17, 2010, 7:57 a.m. CST
The only procedural I really watch and enjoy, but it seems the network is determined to fuck with it. Splitting the season with a 6 month break, holding episodes in reserve to play over the summer months. It's all idiocy. They seem to want it to fail.
May 17, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST
why would they want it to fail and still renew it? they could have just cancelled it.
May 17, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST
didn't that make sense to almost everyone on the planet who has a brain?<P>Oh well looks like another FOX fan favourite that just barely gets a second season only to be destroyed when it's placed on fridays
May 17, 2010, 9:09 a.m. CST
Hell, I'm surprised they didn't put it on Fridays at 8 p.m. to compete with SMALLVILLE's audience. Idiots.
May 17, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST
To be fair, FOX can't be happy when a show goes from a 3.5 when it premieres to a 1.8 by season's end, especially considering the fact that it happens in a span of three months, since the show was a midseason entry. I can understand them being wary. But the fact is, they positioned the show from the start to make sure it had a chance. You don't schedule it to have American Idol as its lead-in if you have no real faith it it. It does seem like FOX is instilling those who do watch it with false hope by renewing it. They're fully aware of their reputation for dumping shows on Fridays when they knew full well that no one's going to be watching. If it's a scenario of them seeing which show they'll keep between Human Target and Lie To Me, should Human Target be the horse they bet on, move House to 9pm on Monday, and put HT at 8PM. House can hold its own against Dancing With The Stars, if ABC keeps it in that timeslot. NBC will have Chuck and I think some new show, now that Heroes is gone. Going up against Chuck, or a new series shouldn't be that much competition for Human Target. I think it's best chance of survival is FOX having the good sense to move it to Modays at 8pm.
May 17, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST
May 17, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST
I'm not that concerned that "Human Target" may get the 'Friday night death slot'. Although I'm a Joss Whedon fan I had difficulty enjoying "Dollhouse". Before "Numbers" took over the Friday late night slot on CBS, I believe nobody thought Any show would draw the audience that "Numbers" does. If "Human Target" continues to be engaging fun, it will draw adequate (6-7 million viewer) numbers. That's my opinion, I guess we'll see.
May 17, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST
Honnestly what killed dollhouse wasn't that it was on fridays, but the fact that you had to watch every episode to understand what was going on, the same can be said for John doe, Terminator, and even prison break after it moved. Human target on the other hand is pretty easy going with little continuity, you could watch it one week, then have plans for the next 2 fridays and finally come back to it a month later and still enjoy it, i bet as it gets colder human target will do pretty decent on friday nights
May 17, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST
Fun show, but I don't expect it to do well on Fridays. Monday nights would have been great for that show.
May 17, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST
by The Gipper
That would have made more sense. Especially since the star of HT was on the 1st season of Fringe.
May 17, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST
I've seen it a couple of times and it isn't witty (more glib than glee) so there must be something I'm missing. The "music" quickly becomes a case of "oh shit, they're going to do that again." But then, I don't watch American Idol either. Really, what the hell is the appeal of this show?
May 17, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST
Lie to Me is on Wednesdays in the fall, not Fridays.
May 17, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST
if it has to stay on thursday. i've missed the entire season b/c it was against "supernatural." under no circumstances will i abandon "supernatural." please! "move fringe."
May 17, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST
...so long as they bring it back. So, yaaaaaay! This still gives it a chance to grow and possibly get moved again to better time slot. After Spartacus, Human Target was other new show last season. And it's been a long time since I picked up on two new shows in one season.
May 17, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST
not a winner in the bunch. bob's burgers to last two episodes MAYBE. What's crazy is we can all predict this but the studio guys can't!
May 18, 2010, 12:35 a.m. CST
...I'd have no choice now. Bad enough that instead of following the American Idol results show, Human Target had to go BEFORE that ratings powerhouse, but now it was miraculously renewed only to be consigned to the living hell that is the Friday night death slot? What, as they say, THE FUCK?!? And simply, I suppose, to add insult to that injury, that most homosexual of shows, Glee, DOES get to follow AI Results?!? So instead of giving a struggling show a needed leg-up, Fox is hand-jobing an already successful show? Where's the logic, let alone sense, in that? <p> I hereby rescind ALL kudos and thanks I gave Fox for the renewal of not just Human Target, but Dollhouse as well! It's clear now this is just a bait-and-switch tactic on their part; they have no desire to see HT return, they're just deflecting renewal campaigns and the attendant bad press by bringing it back. Then by putting it in a ratings black hole, they can later ax it before the end of the year and claim, "hey, we renewed it and gave it a try! It just didn't perform!" BULLSHIT! I'm on to you motherless fucks now! <P> Ahhhhh. Good vent, good vent. Realistically, though, it's not like I'm going to stop DVRing House and Fringe, 'cause they're both still legitimately great, but this blatant dumping of HT where its chances of success are so near zero is at best heartless to fans of the show. Have the balls to just cancel it outright instead of stringing us along like this!