Fox Releases 2013-2014 Primetime Schedule, Bumps ‘Raising Hope’ To Friday

A day after NBC completely overhauled its primetime schedule (especially, the Thursday night block), Fox came in with what is tantamount to a slight adjusting, by comparison. Many of Fox’s biggest moves, in fact, will come at mid-season, as the network uses the Super Bowl to help launch several new shows, including M. Night Shyamalan’s (haHahahahaha BOOOOOO!) new series Wayward Pines with Matt Dillon. “New Girl has actually landed the post-Super Bowl slot, a big boost to the series in its third season.

Tuesday nights will replace Raising Hope and Ben and Kate with the new Seth MacFarlane live-action show, Dads and Andy Samberg’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine leading into New Girl and The Mindy Project. Meanwhile, Fridays is the new home of Raising Hope (BOOOOOO!) as well as their new sitcom, Enlisted, both of which will arrive later in the fall when Bones also moves to Fridays from Mondays, to make room for the new J.J. Abrams show, Almost Human, which will be followed by Sleepy Hollow (yet another fairy tale drama, joining Grimm, Once Upon a Time, Once Upon a Time’s spin-off, Wonderland, and Dracula on NBC). Friday nights with kick off in the fall with a Tween cooking competition. Yeah.

Greg Kinnear’s Rake will bow at mid-season (giving Glee a hiatus), as will Gang Related, Surviving Jack, Us & Them, and Murder Police. Here’s the pretty new Fox schedule, via EW. It’s still hard to get too excited about something with SO much American Idol and X-Factor involved.

8-9 PM – Bones (fall) /Almost Human (new; late fall)
9-10 PM – Sleepy Hollow (new; fall) / “The Following” (midseason)

8-8:30 PM – Dads (new)
8:30-9 PM – Brooklyn Nine-Nine (new)
9-9:30 PM – New Girl
9:30-10 PM – The Mindy Project

8-10 PM – The X Factor (fall) /American Idol (midseason)

8-9 PM – The X Factor Results (fall) / American Idol Results (midseason)
9-10 PM – Glee (fall) / Rake (new; midseason)

8-9 PM – Junior Masterchef (new; fall)
9-10 PM – Sleepy Hollow encores (fall)

8-9 PM – Bones (late fall)
9-9:30 PM – Raising Hope (late fall)
9:30-10 PM – Enlisted (new; late fall)

7-10:30 PM – Fox Sports Saturday
11 PM-12:30 AM – Animation Domination

7-7:30 PM – NFL Game (fall)
7-8 PM – The OT (fall)
8-8:30 PM – The Simpsons
8:30-9 PM – Bob’s Burgers
9-9:30 PM – Family Guy
9:30-10 PM – American Dad