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New episodes of Matt Nix’s “The Good Guys” are pulling worse 18-49 ratings on Monday than “American Pickers” and repeats of “How I Met Your Mother,” but Fox is keeping it on its fall schedule (where it will have to compete against all those non-repeats!).
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FOX ANNOUNCES FALL PREMIERE DATES FOR THE 2010-2011 SEASON
NEW DRAMA “LONE STAR” DEBUTS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
NEW COMEDIES “RAISING HOPE” AND “RUNNING WILDE” TO PREMIERE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Award-Winning Drama HOUSE Checks In Monday, September 20;
GLEE Begins Sophomore Season Tuesday, September 21;
Gordon Ramsay Serves Up New Season of HELL’S KITCHEN
Wednesday, September 22;
BONES and FRINGE Return to Thrill Thursday, September 23;
HUMAN TARGET and THE GOOD GUYS Premiere Friday, September 24;
ANIMATION DOMINATION Kicks Off Sunday, September 26
FOX has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series. The 2010-2011 season on FOX will kick off with a special premiere week beginning Monday, Sept. 20. HOUSE and the Princeton Plainsboro team return for a seventh season Monday, Sept. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) followed by the series premiere of the sophisticated and provocative drama LONE STAR (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). This fall, Tuesdays feature a night of pitch-perfect comedy beginning Sept. 21 with the highly anticipated return of GLEE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and the series premieres of new family comedy RAISING HOPE (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and new romantic comedy RUNNING WILDE (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) starring Will Arnett and Keri Russell. On Wednesday, Sept. 22, things heat up for Gordon Ramsay in the two-hour premiere of the eighth season of HELL’S KITCHEN (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The thrill is on Thursdays when BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and FRINGE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) return beginning Sept. 23.
Action-packed weekends kick off Fridays with the return of HUMAN TARGET (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and the time period premiere of THE GOOD GUYS (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Sept. 24. Saturdays are still the most arresting night of television with the season premieres of COPS (8:00-8:30 and 8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – celebrating its milestone 800th episode – and AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Sept. 11. Sundays are side-splittingly funny when ANIMATION DOMINATION makes its return Sept. 26 with the season premieres of THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), THE CLEVELAND SHOW (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and a one-hour special installment of FAMILY GUY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). AMERICAN DAD will mark its milestone 100th episode with its season premiere Sunday, Oct. 3 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). In addition, LIE TO ME continues to reveal the truth Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).
Premieres of new and returning series are listed below in chronological order.
Saturday, Sept. 11
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT COPS (Season Premiere, 800th Episode)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT COPS (Encore Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (Season Premiere)
Monday, Sept. 20
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT HOUSE (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT LONE STAR (Series Premiere)
Tuesday, Sept. 21
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT GLEE (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT RAISING HOPE (Series Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT RUNNING WILDE (Series Premiere)
Wednesday, Sept. 22
8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT HELL’S KITCHEN (2-Hour Season Premiere)
Thursday, Sept. 23
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT BONES (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT FRINGE (Season Premiere)
Friday, Sept. 24
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT HUMAN TARGET (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT THE GOOD GUYS (Fall Premiere)
Saturday, Sept. 25
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT COPS (All-New Episode)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT COPS (Encore Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (All-New Episode)
11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT LONE STAR (Encore Episode, Time Period Premiere)
Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT RUNNING WILDE (Encore Episode, Time Period Premiere)
Sunday, Sept. 26
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THE SIMPSONS (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT THE CLEVELAND SHOW (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT FAMILY GUY (1-Hour Season Premiere)
Sunday, Oct. 3
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episode)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT THE CLEVELAND SHOW (All-New Episode)
9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT FAMILY GUY (All-New Episode)
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT AMERICAN DAD (Season Premiere, 100th Episode)
Wednesday, Nov. 10
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT LIE TO ME (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT HELL’S KITCHEN (Time Period Premiere)
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July 13, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST
....not named "Sixty Minutes"?
July 13, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST
by Dave I
Futurama, Dollhouse, and The X-Files? Probably not. Honestly, none of that does much of anything for me. However I'll be watching Glee. Not because I want to, but because now that LOST is off the air, my wife can watch it as it airs which mean that I will end up in the same room as it. Ugh. <p><p>-Cheers
July 13, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST
SO DO IT!
July 13, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST
I don't understand the hate that show gets. Leagues above Macfarlane's other stuff, and I feel now the show acts as if no one is even watching it, and has an even more fun attitude towards itself, where each episode has these surreal mind-fuck segments (that ridiculous exploding head bit)
July 13, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST
... and replace it with another animated, family-based comedy by less-talented writers. Wait, hold on...
July 13, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST
Both ABC and Fox have most of their shows premiering in September, I remember a few starting then but don't the majority usually kick off in October?
July 13, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST
July 13, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST
...in canceling T:TSCC, as well as Arrested Development. On a side note,how pure shit like American Dad and The Cleveland Show air while KOTH got canned,show me monkeys truly do run FOX.
Note: Fox is a business and needs to make money. They are not a charity. If a show is not making money, it can get moved to a less lucrative timeslot and/or canceled. We all know Arrested season 3 was a bit weak, anyway.
July 13, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST
July 13, 2010, 9:39 p.m. CST
Gold, Jerry! Gold!
Mr. F, the jetpack, the hair rejecting Tobias... too much. Add to this the fact that the school-based animated show they were all in later sucked balls, and maybe AD was just a once-off.
July 13, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST
However said Fox isn't into charity needs to take another look at The Cleveland Show. The only reason it's watched at all is because it's sandwiched between Simpons and Family Guy. You could stuck a half hour of real time camera footage in a bowling alley and get the same number of viewers. <p> BTW, the person above who said American Dad is the hidden gem of Fox's Sunday lineup is dead right.
July 13, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST
I'm glad they made it back for a third season, but damn...they should move it to a better time slot where it's not up against a murder's row of competition.
My problem with American Dad (and this is more me than the show's failing) is that it actually has plotlines and stuff happens that you have to pay attention to. At 9:30 on a Sunday, after having seen a whole evening of cartoons, I don't want to watch that.
July 13, 2010, 11:55 p.m. CST
Now that Lost has gone on to its eternal reward (queue the harps).
July 14, 2010, 12:52 a.m. CST
by Amadeo Zeller
...So fuck FOX!
July 14, 2010, 3:10 a.m. CST
it has been on the whole excellent thus far, but the two of them getting together is something you would have suspected as being the grand finale.
July 14, 2010, 3:41 a.m. CST
They are currently burning their way through first-showings of season 7 at two episodes a week. And yet they are launching season 8 in prime time in September?<br /><br />Do they like the show or not?
July 14, 2010, 3:42 a.m. CST
House, Fringe, Lie to Me, Family Guy, Hells Kitchen.<br /><br />And FG and HK could easily be missed.
July 14, 2010, 4:30 a.m. CST
Upped the ante last season in my opinion, these guys really seem to know on how to handle this show. <p> Start a show of basic and not overly complicated, get the audience to know a core group of characters then expand the scope of the story , having a large stroy from the start and cardboard characters (i.e. Flash forward and V) are not the way to go. <p> Whilst Anna Torv came across a bit bland earlier on, she has developed a bit more and John Noble is outstanding. Him not being nominated for an Emmy was a joke, a bad one. For me he is the most outstanding actor on Network TV and up there with the likes of Bryan Cranston in terms of being one of the best actors on a TV show at this time. <p> Lost is my favourite show of all time, with X-files being number 2. My one hope with Fringe is that it has an end date 5/6 seasons is more than enough time to tell a great and amazing story. I want to see it end like Lost (I loved the last season and in particular the last ep) and not like x-Files.
July 14, 2010, 4:35 a.m. CST
last season it really came into its own. Whats clever about it is the pace the mythology and the twists expertly, it doesn't come of convoluted like LOST or XF. Interesting to see how they get out of that cliffhanger though, will they have an arc of 6 or so episodes or will everything be back to normal by episode 2? I hope the former
July 14, 2010, 6:11 a.m. CST
On Howard Stern they revealed that the show runners of Fringe have been looking to cast Eric the Midget in an upcoming episode of Fringe.
July 14, 2010, 6:28 a.m. CST
December 3? :-P
July 14, 2010, 6:43 a.m. CST
July 14, 2010, 6:56 a.m. CST
Both are laugh-free and should be cancelled. The Simpsons gave up 10 years ago, the Cleveland show tries to hard and falls flat. Neither show is any good.
July 14, 2010, 7:25 a.m. CST
by Shut the Fuck up Donny
because apparently I'm the only person watching it. <p> Bradley Whitford is having WAY too much fun in that show, and it's what saves Hanks' overly wooden performances. <p> I seriously doubt this show will make it to a third season though, so the writers better get the two character promoted by the end of the second season to give it a modicum of closure...
July 14, 2010, 7:30 a.m. CST
by Shut the Fuck up Donny
...but I'm wearing a raincoat, so I'll try anyway! <p> American Dad is fucking fried gold.
July 14, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST
by Bouncy X
there's no doubt being between Simpsons and Family Guy helps but there are MANY shows that got that timeslot and was moved or even cancelled due to low ratings. though there's also the McFarlane factor, he's Fox's new golden boy so maybe he has some sorta deal to keep it going for a set time before they can axe it. i find the show did improve by the end but its definately the lesser series of that animation block.
July 14, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST
Both seasons so far have had a twist that I saw coming, then discounted because it happening would be practically impossible- and then they happened anyway. (To be as spoiler-free as possible S1: Charlie and S2: Double Dunham.) I like to keep the old grey matter ticking over when I watch shows, so it tends to annoy me when that happens!
July 14, 2010, 8:01 a.m. CST
... as much as I was enjoying the main story arc of Fringe Season 2, the last several shows leading up to the finale felt a bit anticlimactic and overwhelming.
July 14, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST
That _would_ make more sense.
July 14, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST
by The Bicycle Sharer
Looking forward to more episodes. They certainly seem to have a better grasp on things than X Files did. Or Twin Peaks. Or Lost. (Although Lost fooled me till the end.)
July 14, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST
That's all you need. Okay, maybe HELL'S KITCHEN as well, just because it can be so fucked up at times.
July 14, 2010, 8:29 a.m. CST
I don't understand why all the hate. The Cleveland Show is all right, but I could take it or leave it. American Dad goes to some surreal places, but almost all of the humor is character and story based.
July 14, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST
Initially I was put off for reasons I now cannot remember. It’s a pretty fun show if you actually watch it. It’s better than Family “you-think-that’s-bad!” Guy. Cleveland is okay I could take it or leave it to be honest but the Simpson’s however has been a dreadful cringe inducing mess since 1999 but the plebs will never admit it to themselves and tune in religiously like mindless fucking drones. I fucking HATE what the Simpson’s has become. As for the movie? It’s almost like the writers went out of their way to make it as unfunny as possible. Fox will never cancel that show. At this stage I wish a few of the voice actors would just die, effectively forcing Fox to end it. Then again Fox probably had the actors sign some kind of Wolfram & Hart contract making them contractually obliged to do the show forever, dead or undead!
July 14, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST
I am sick of shows hanging around to long just. kill what ever goodwill thaey have given us. we should be more like the britts.
July 14, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST
When it started, I never gave it a chance. I genuinely can't remember why. It's possible I was put off by the main characters apparently gung-ho "We're number one" USA-ism. <br /><br />I downloaded one episode recently, which had to do with the Rapture. And it was easily as funny (if not better) than anything done by the Cleveland show. And yet Cleveland got my viewing eyeballs all of its crap season. Maybe I should quit that, and give American Dad a chance.
July 14, 2010, 9:48 a.m. CST
Now that you say it, that’s the same reason I was put off at first. Surprised how good the show really was once I gave it a chance. Besides the fact that the gun-Ho NRA 4ever dad thing is done for laughs and a dig at certain ignorant Americans, the Dad deep down has a heart of gold, he’s just, say.. a little too taken away with the whole freedom-or-die uber-republicanism!
July 14, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST
by Shut the Fuck up Donny
Stelio. Stelio Kontos.
July 14, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST
by Bouncy X
"Then again Fox probably had the actors sign some kind of Wolfram & Hart contract making them contractually obliged to do the show forever, dead or undead!" ...while i dont share your disdain for the show, that made me laugh, good one. :P
Time to discard the old meme that Simpsons has been shitty for the past 10 years; in point of fact, there has been a very noticeable increase in quality over the past 3-4 years. There's no point in canceling it if it's just going to be replaced with something incredibly similar.
July 14, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST
Fringe was great the second half of the season was great last year, but the first half had far too many self contained monster of the week episodes. Like most of these episodes in these types of shows, the quality varied quite a bit from incredible to poor. Most of the shows dealing with the other side overall arch of the show were mostly the best episodes of the season. <br><br> I know they don't want to reveal too much too quickly and make the overall arch stale by milking it to death every episode (although that didn't hurt Lost), but they went a month or two straight will self contained episodes early last year which kinda killed the rhythm of the show for a while there. They finished very strong, but annoyed faithful viewers until they got to that point.
July 14, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST
I think the general perception is that American Dad was just a rip off carbon copy of Family Guy while The Cleveland Show was a spin off and would continue the show's humor with different scenarios and characters.
July 14, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST
by Darth Kosher
They are building a real hospital in Princetotn-Plainsboro. I wonder if House will show up and cut the ribbon.
July 14, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST
I think the show has been on a downhill slope since the 4th season, but there's still a couple gems in most episodes. All three McFarlane shows definitely outshine it presently. Now Futurama on the other hand has been great.
July 14, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST
#1 American Dad #2 Family Guy #3 Cleveland Show #4 The Simpsons. The past few seasons of The Simpsons have been asbolutely horrible. The show needs to go.
July 14, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST
The Simpsons went through a lull around seasons 9-12 but then it came back in a big way. The last several seasons have been mostly spot on and the show has found a rebirth of sorts. It's hysterical and socially relevant which is more than one can ask for from a comedy. I think for a while Family Guy was outshining it but I think it's ready to reclaim the top spot at the best FOX cartoon. The last season or two have had maybe 3-5 clunkers out of 20+ and their best episodes put anything Macfarlane spits out look horrible by comparison. :) Although -- their worst episodes make Family Guy's worst episodes look positively amazing so who knows.
July 14, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST
by Double M
Just stay completely on the side of science, and steer clear of the Lost touchy feeling metaphysical nonsense, and we will say friends.
July 14, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST
I agree with whoever said that Fringe needs to end around Season 5/6. Give it enough time to tell a compelling story without padding it to the point where people lose interest (see X-Files). I'd argue the show's best episode thus far was a monster-of-the-week (White Tulip), so please no more bitching about that. The reason the first 6 episodes sucked was because the stories sucked (mole boy, Charlie, etc.), not because they were MotW.
July 14, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST
Season 2 was pretty fantastic overall, and its going to help fill that gaping, gnawing, empty wound that LOST will leave each week. The finale/cliffhanger for season 2 was a real badass move. I can't wait to see how it plays out. Locked in a dark, hopeless government-run prison hole, and on top of that, you aren't even in your own universe. Yeesh.
July 14, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST
Really enjoyed the second half of last season but I'm worried about the next season. In addition to Season 2 answering many of the show's main questions, the finale went a bit *too* far into science-fiction for my liking. For some reason I could get behind the strange experiments and mutants, but the main characters finding themselves in an alternate universe being chased by their evil doubles was a bit *too* extreme for me.<p>Still, i love the characters and the writing is great ("August", "Peter" and "White Tulip" were amongst my favorite tv episodes of last year) so i'll still tune in.
July 14, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST
by THE WALLACE
Gotta throw my hat in the ring... HATED this show when it debuted... Now it's the best in the line up by far. Funny as hell. They need more of the daughter's ex boyfriend. I can even tolerate Roger now...
July 14, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST
by Col. Tigh-Fighter
Enquiring minds need to know!
July 14, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
Something felt OFF about the finale. They yanked back those other 2 people that went through the experiments as kids w/ Olivia rather abruptly. It almost felt like Nikki and Paulo from Lost. Also, Torv's Dark-Olivia from the other side was AWFUL w/ that cocky strut and smirk. Oh well, absolutely love this show.
July 14, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
. . . next month. Not positive about that though. Finger's crossed for Hatred being written out. Maybe Brock can kill him or at least rip out his vocal chords.
July 14, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST
I never said I had a problem with monster of the week episodes. I have a problem when they string them together 4-6 in a row. Monster of the week episodes are typically hit or miss and the more you have, the more you tend to miss. That is my problem with them. I agree though that some of the best episodes are monster of the week episodes, but so are some of the worst episodes.
July 14, 2010, 8 p.m. CST
was that the Olivia switcheroo was too predictable. Saw it coming from a mile away. I didn't have as much of a problem with the alternative universe stuff since they have been building to that since season one. I also think there are still plenty of questions unanswered and enough storyline to fill out at least 2-3 seasons if they do it right. They just have to be careful about writing themselves into a corner.
July 14, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST
Really great show to get into.
July 14, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST
...is the lack of a consistent character for Stan (the lead). Sometimes, he's almost a badass super-agent and they play the idea a CIA spook a sitcom dad for laughs (sort of a "Brock Samson in Father Knows Best" vibe) and other times he's just a typical moron sitcom dad who can get his ass kicked by any average joe. Personally, I enjoy the eps where he's a caricature of a bad ass (the Rapture ep being a good example; also the Bond parody one and the one where he reveals he'd brainwashed his own daughter to be a sleeper assassin) the most and wish they'd stick with that version of Stan. It's a lot funnier.
July 14, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST
except The Simpsons and Family Guy. Are they really all on the same channel? that's pretty cool.
July 15, 2010, 6:40 a.m. CST
in the second half of last season: Anna Torv's acting. Until then, she was the undeniable weak sauce in a pretty great cast. But once they made contact with the alternate universe and she got to put on that red wig, she showed that, in fact, she was a far better actress than we thought. Turns out the wooden, one note sourpuss WAS an act ... redhead Olivia was fun, vivacious and hot as fuck. Now that I know that, I can now fully engage the show. And the "alternate" universe stuff will almost guarantee that they avoid the curse of seasons past and actually focus on the meta-plot early on this next season, rather than start with a series of weak stand-alone episodes.
July 15, 2010, 7:25 a.m. CST
I just finished the second season of Fringe 2 days ago and thought it was extremely good.
July 15, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST
American Dad is way funnier than everything else Fox has on right now combined. And throw NBC, ABC, and CBS in there too.
July 16, 2010, 7:15 a.m. CST
I finished the last season of House. It was great.
July 16, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST
I never thought I'd end up liking a show with Pacey in the cast, or that he wouldn't be a distraction. Torv has been eye candy and somewhat weak acting since the beginning but I think since around the "Jacksonville" episode she's picked up her game. I think if Fringe ended after season 4 that would be about the right length. It'd be rushed if it ended this year but more than 2 more years I think would be dragging it out too much.
July 16, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST
She's great in that role, the reserved nature is a CHARACTER TRAIT, not bad acting. Anyone who saw the Pacific knows she has range. Lovin Fringe now, the writing and all the actors have really settled into a rthymn, even Pacey's upped his game
July 16, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST
So all these shows start late September only to be preempted again and again by baseball as usual? As for Fringe. white Tulip ep was better than anything on Lost
July 18, 2010, 2:10 a.m. CST
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