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Learn The Premiere Dates For FRINGE, TERRA NOVA, NEW GIRL, X FACTOR, GLEE And All The Rest Of The Fall Fox Shows!!

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COPS Locks Up 24th Season Premiere Saturday, September 10; Award-Winning GLEE and Side-Splitting Comedy RAISING HOPE Premiere Tuesday, September 20; Gordon Ramsay's KITCHEN NIGHTMARES and Critically Acclaimed Thriller FRINGE Return Friday, September 23; ANIMATION DOMINATION Lineup Launches Sunday, September 25; HOUSE Checks In for Season Premiere Monday, October 3; First Two-Hour Quarterly Special of AMERICA'S MOST WANTED Season 25 Debuts Saturday, October 29; BONES Digs Up New Cases Beginning Thursday, November 3

FOX has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series. The 2011-2012 season will kick off with the biggest night in television, the 63RD PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, airing live in all time zones on Sunday, Sept. 18 (8:00-11:00 PM ET / 5:00-8:00 PM PT) on FOX.

GLEE and the gang from McKinley return Tuesday, Sept. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the series debut of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), the new comedy starring Zooey Deschanel ("(500) Days of Summer") as an adorkable girl who moves in with three single guys, changing their lives in unexpected ways. The Tuesday night of comedy continues with the return of the lovably hilarious Chance family on RAISING HOPE (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).

This fall, Wednesdays and Thursdays will never be the same after the spectacular two-night series premiere of THE X FACTOR on Sept. 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Hosted by Steve Jones and featuring judges Simon Cowell, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, the singing competition series will award the next superstar solo artist or breakout musical group a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. FRINGE Fridays return to mystify Sept. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the season premiere of Gordon Ramsay's KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

Animation dominates Sunday, Sept. 25 with the season premieres of THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), THE CLEVELAND SHOW (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), FAMILY GUY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). Then, on Sunday, Oct. 30 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), catch the series premiere of ALLEN GREGORY, the new animated comedy created by and featuring the voice of Jonah Hill ("Get Him to the Greek") that tells the story of a pretentious 7-year-old about to embark on his greatest challenge yet: attending elementary school with children his own age.

On Monday, Sept. 26 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) travel back in time for the special two-hour event debut of TERRA NOVA, the new epic adventure drama that follows an ordinary family on an extraordinary journey to prehistoric Earth. TERRA NOVA makes its time period premiere on Monday, Oct. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the eighth season premiere of acclaimed medical drama HOUSE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The crime-solving team from the Jeffersonian returns for all-new episodes of BONES Thursday, Nov. 3 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) - once the MLB 2011 World Series concludes.

On Wednesday, Nov. 23, get ready for the series premiere of I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), the new family comedy starring Jaime Pressly ("My Name Is Earl") and Katie Finneran ("Wonderfalls") as single moms, life-long friends - and former nerds - who fear their privileged and overly indulged daughters are turning out just like the mean girls who picked on them in high school.

In addition, COPS will enter its 24th season Saturday, Sept. 10 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), and AMERICA'S MOST WANTED will premiere the first of its two-hour quarterly specials Saturday, Oct. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

And don't miss, as previously announced, the upcoming summer premieres of HELL'S KITCHEN on Monday, July 18 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Tuesday, July 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT); IN THE FLOW WITH AFFION CROCKETT on Sunday, Aug. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT); and BURIED TREASURE on Wednesday, Aug. 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

Fall premieres of new and returning series are listed below in chronological order.

Saturday, Sept. 10
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT COPS (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT COPS (Encore Episode)

Sunday, Sept. 18
8:00-11:00 PM ET/5:00-8:00 PM PT 63RD PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (Live Telecast)

Tuesday, Sept. 20
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT GLEE (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT NEW GIRL (Series Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT RAISING HOPE (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 21
8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT THE X FACTOR (Series Premiere, Part 1)

Thursday, Sept. 22
8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT THE X FACTOR (Series Premiere, Part 2)

Friday, Sept. 23
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT FRINGE (Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 25
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THE SIMPSONS (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT THE CLEVELAND SHOW (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT FAMILY GUY (Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT AMERICAN DAD (Season Premiere)

Monday, Sept. 26
8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT TERRA NOVA (Series Premiere)

Monday, Oct. 3
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT TERRA NOVA (All-New Episode) (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT HOUSE (Season Premiere)

Saturday, Oct. 29
8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT AMERICA'S MOST WANTED (Quarterly Specials Premiere)

Sunday, Oct. 30
7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT THE CLEVELAND SHOW (Time Period Premiere)
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episode)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT ALLEN GREGORY (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT FAMILY GUY (All-New Episode)
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT AMERICAN DAD (All-New Episode)

Thursday, Nov. 3
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT THE X FACTOR (All-New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT BONES (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Nov. 23
8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT THE X FACTOR (All-New Episode)
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (Series Premiere)


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  • June 23, 2011, 4:31 p.m. CST

    No Alcatraz, no Awake, Fox can suck it.

    by Saen

    Only 2 new shows that looked interesting and they both get pushed to midseason. But hey they have American Idol 2.0 for the sheeple to watch.

  • June 23, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    They really screwed the pooch on House last season.

    by SydBarretsMyDad

    His actions in the latter half of season seven were not only cartoonish in nature (crashing the car into the house), but way past the definition of anti-hero. House was already enough of a jerk, but homicidal behavior just puts him in the evil, get this asshole out of my sight category. And yes, I get it.....House has always been defined by his self destructive behavior. But it seemed like lazy writing to make him so buffoonish. The challenge SHOULD have been to figure out a way to keep him OFF the drugs, and IN the relationship with Cuddy. Now theres no reason to root for him. Not to mention it wouldnt surprise me if the silliness of last season was the reason for Edelsteins departure. I cant blame her. Too bad, shes smokin hot.

  • June 23, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST


    by wackybantha

    ARGH!!!!!!!!!!! September 20th can't come soon enough!!! ZOOEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • June 23, 2011, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Bob's Burgers?

    by zastrow

    Did I miss something? I thought it got renewed....

  • June 23, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST


    by thedarklingthrush

    its probably mid season i think its takes a bitch long time to animate the episodoes.

  • June 23, 2011, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Simpsons season premiere should be the annual Halloween episode

    by Triple_J_72

    Because showing it AFTER Halloween kinda defeats the purpose, don't you think, FOX? Get on the ball.

  • June 23, 2011, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Monday, Sept. 26 - Terra Nova series premiere

    by Triple_J_72

    Tuesday, Sept. 27 - Terra Nova series cancellation

  • June 23, 2011, 10:31 p.m. CST

    I prefer midseason release dates anyways...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...because it means no TWO MONTH GAPS between new episodes. I'd rather have all the episodes at once than four or five at a time, then a multi-week break (repeat for eight months).

  • June 23, 2011, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Who gives a shit about WHEN The Simpsons airs it's Halloween episode...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...since the series hasn't been funny since 1998?

  • June 24, 2011, 2:01 a.m. CST


    by rhaemye

    I fear he's this year's Bruckheimer. I don't see any of his new shows survive. Alcatraz and Person Of Interest seem most likely to go beyond a first season. Awake looks interesting, but I predict a DayBreak/Journeyman-route. And X Factor's gonna crash and burn. As will 2,5 Men 2.0. Hopefully House will end on a high note and Fringe and The Office will reinvent themselves.

  • show falls apart without Charlie Sheen.

  • June 24, 2011, 8:08 a.m. CST

    I'll admit

    by Truxton Spangler

    there were a lot of things I didn't like about the later years of 24, but now that it's not on Fox's schedule, it makes me realize what a big hole it left behind.

  • June 24, 2011, 9:24 a.m. CST

    what date/time does Ryan Dunn's obit appear?

    by lostboytexas

    inquiring minds would like to know!

  • June 24, 2011, 9:59 a.m. CST

    simon cowell is..

    by emeraldboy

    an asshole. cherly cole, leek, worked for him, leek and then got fired, leek, by fox leek because nowbody couldnt understanned her accent leek. whay aye man, leek and yet leek those two tossas leek ant and dec leek, still work for him leek. oh and speaking of cheryl cole leek. louis was being investigated by the gaurds after he allegedly assaulted a singe dad. in krystals a dublin night club here is a transcript of that single dad to walsh: you records are shite and your bands are shite. louis they sell more records, they sell more records, they sell more reccords, they sell more records. single dad your bands and your records are so bad. my lad is tone deaf. and jedward are idiotic. sould be sent to mental home and locked. louis apologise for that insult on jedward. single dad no louis alright I have had it. two men one a single dad and the other a gay guy. throttle each other untill the gardai are called. louis walsh was cleared. but his record remains. what a musical criminal record it is. boyzone, westlife, has been samantha mumba and those two idiots jedward. some criminal record that.

  • June 24, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST


    by the douche

    guess this napolean dynamite is also a midseason show. guess I can wait until then to watch the sunday cartoon lineup for Bob's Burgers and Napolean

  • June 24, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST

    I give a shit about Simpsons premiere dates, funny or unfunny!

    by Simpsonian

    you don't turn your back on family. besides, each season still has a few gems. last years halloween ep. was pretty good.

  • June 24, 2011, 7:55 p.m. CST

    So Saturday night...

    by mackmm

    Looks like most of the stations have given up on even trying Saturday night! 1 scripted comedy college football & repeats. How many decent shows were canceled last season?

  • June 25, 2011, 2:35 a.m. CST

    The Cleveland Show

    by Crumb

    It's shit. When the most universally loathed tv network likes you it's time to wake up and fuck off. In fact Family Guy isn't great anymore, American Dad is the only one I actually look forwards to - well until that one last season with Francine getting the acid in the face. Fukkit. Come on Fox cancel them all for pete's sake.

  • June 25, 2011, 7:38 p.m. CST

    So genderblender is simply contrarian?

    by jim

    She hates things because other people like them but has no likes of her own? How else do you explain a person who celebrates the premiere of a series called "Celebrity Date Farts"? (I guess "Troll" would be another way) I also think she's tilting at windmills here since, from my perusal of this and other Tera Nova TBs, most around here are wary of this show, both in quality and longevity. Getting replaced by some lame pseudo-celebrity reality show isn't so much a bold and daring prediction as it is an almost obvious observation.

  • June 26, 2011, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Genderblender, I have to disagree

    by jim

    Sure, when any genre enjoys some popularity or a resurgeance it is generally churned out in ever increasing waves of mediocrity. However, better that than a complete void of said genre due to the contrarian attitude of some hipster douche or two (you know they invented irony, right?). Me, I'd prefer to wade through the 99% of crap to find that 1% of gems. Better that than having those rare jewels never seeing the light of day.

  • June 27, 2011, 5:09 p.m. CST

    That animated gif.

    by v3d

    From the name it's apparently supposed to be a reference to Lawrence of Arabia. But the way he's standing in one place shifting his eyes back and forth it looks like he's standing at a gloryhole.