FOX juggles ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ schedule

04.15.10 7 years ago


For the third time this spring, FOX has announced a new summer programming schedule, making tiny tweaks each time. 

The scheduling revisions announced on Thursday (April 15) will mostly impact Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. 

The big shift finds “So You Think You Can Dance” going from Tuesday performances and Wednesday results to two-hour performances on Wednesday and hour-long performances on Thursdays. 

The shift moves “So You Think You Can Dance” away from a crowded Tuesday night that already features “Wipeout” and “America’s Got Talent” and will probably include “Big Brother” as well.

Migrating to Thursdays with “SYTYCD” will be “Glee,” which will air Season One encores at 8 p.m. leading into the dancing results.

With “SYTYCD” and “Glee” taking over Thursdays, “Hell’s Kitchen” is going to Tuesdays. “Hell’s Kitchen” will now premiere at 8 p.m. on June 1 before the season’s penultimate new episode of “Glee.” After “Glee” has its season finale, “Hell’s Kitchen” will air two-hour episodes on Tuesdays starting on June 15 and running until late July. On July 27, “Hell’s Kitchen” will go back to a one-hour show at 8 p.m. with another Gordon Ramsay series, “Masterchef,” premiering at 9 p.m. “Masterchef” had previously been scheduled for a Thursday launch that same weeek.

We’ll keep you up-to-date for the next time FOX changes its summer schedule as well. 

Here’s how the summer currently stands on FOX:




(All times ET/PT except as noted)



Mondays, beginning June 7 (as previously announced – no changes):

                        8:00-9:00 PM               LIE TO ME (Summer Premiere)

                        9:00-10:00 PM             THE GOOD GUYS (Series Premiere)





Tuesday, June 1:

8:00-9:00 PM               HELL”S KITCHEN (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM             GLEE


Tuesday, June 8:

8:00-9:00 PM               HELL”S KITCHEN

9:00-10:00 PM             GLEE (Season Finale)


Tuesdays, beginning June 15:

8:00-10:00 PM             HELL”S KITCHEN (Two-Hour Episodes)


Tuesdays, beginning July 27:

8:00-9:00 PM               HELL”S KITCHEN

9:00-10:00 PM             MASTERCHEF (Series Premiere)





Wednesday, May 19 (as previously announced – no changes):

8:00-9:00 PM               THE GOOD GUYS (Series Preview)

9:00-10:00 PM             AMERICAN IDOL


Wednesdays, beginning June 2:

8:00-10:00 PM             SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Two-Hour Episodes)





Thursdays, beginning May 27:

8:00-10:00 PM             SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Season Premiere)


Thursdays, beginning June 10:

8:00-9:00 PM               GLEE (Encores)

9:00-10:00 PM             SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (One-Hour Episodes)




FRIDAY (as previously announced – no changes)

Friday, May 28:

8:00-10:00 PM             PAST LIFE (Two-Hour Summer Premiere)


Fridays, June 4 and 11: 

8:00-9:00 PM               PAST LIFE (Time Period Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM             HOUSE (Time Period Premiere) (Encores)


Fridays, beginning June 18:

8:00-9:00 PM               BONES (Time Period Premiere) (Encores)

9:00-10:00 PM             HOUSE (Encores)






8:00-8:30 PM               COPS

8:30-9:00 PM               COPS

9:00-10:00 PM             AMERICA”S MOST WANTED

11:00 PM-Midnight      THE WANDA SYKES SHOW

Midnight-12:30 AM       BROTHERS (Encores)





Sundays, beginning June 6:

7:00-7:30 PM               ‘TIL DEATH

7:30-8:00 PM               SONS OF TUCSON (Time Period Premiere)

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

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