FOX announces midseason schedule

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 25th 2009 11:03AM
CowellIt's strange that not only is it almost 2010 but it's the end of the decade.

The end of a year also means that it's time for the midseason shows to make their appearance. We already know that Chuck and Lost are coming back (January and February, respectively) and now FOX has announced their midseason schedule. After the jump, full details on when we'll see the return of Jack Bauer, Simon Cowell, Gordon Ramsay, reality shows, new shows, and special episodes of your favorites.


  • American Idol returns for a two-night season premiere on January 12 and 13.
  • 24 will also have a two-night season premiere, on January 17 and 18 (two hours each night).
  • Kitchen Nightmares comes back too, on January 29.
  • The Simpsons celebrates their 20th anniversary with The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special. In 3-D! On Ice! That airs on January 10 (preceded by a new episode, the 450th of the series).
  • The series finale of Dollhouse airs on January 22.
  • Two new dramas premiere in early 2010 too: The Human Target debuts on January 17 (with another new episode on the 20th) and Past Life starts on February 11.
  • For new comedy, Sons of Tucson debuts on March 14.
  • Glee and Fringe fans, take note: both shows are going on a little winter hiatus. Glee's fall finale will air on December 9. It returns on April 13. Fringe's winter finale will be on Feb 4. It returns on April 1.
  • If singing and dancing and supernatural investigations aren't your cup of tea, FOX has a lot of football coming up too, including The Allstate Sugar Bowl on January 1. The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (which sounds like something you can get at Taco Bell) airs on January 4, while the FedEx Orange Bowl airs the following night, January 5. On January 17, FOX will have the NFC Divisional Playoff, and on January 24 they'll have the NFC Championship game.

Sorry, no word on when 'Til Death will be back. But it will be. It will be.

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Dramma's boys

How about some shows that are not reality shows. I mean now TLC is having a reality show based on Barbeque cook offs. There are shows where parents send their hard to handle kids to strict parents, Marriages that seem to implode more each week. There are so many shows to watch and DVR has made it possible, our family looks at the HD versus regular show times to schedule the shows we want to see, Also with On Demand makes it possible to try out shows one might not see other wise.I agree Fringe is one great show and so is Legend of the Seeker.

November 29 2009 at 7:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jpuzzlewhiz

twelvnrow:

"Star Trek" had 78, not 72, episodes.

November 29 2009 at 7:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
FedUp Tammy

I'am fedup with all those graphics and lettering at the bottom of my TV. It's so distracting!!!

November 29 2009 at 7:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jpuzzlewhiz

Oops---left the "n" out of "Chronicles".

Sorry about that!

November 29 2009 at 7:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jpuzzlewhiz

RoadTripGirl:

Don't hold your breath waiting for "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chroicles". That piece of trash was officially cancelled last season. It is thankfully NOT coming back.

November 29 2009 at 7:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Dramma's boys

I agree that show was painful.

November 29 2009 at 7:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jpuzzlewhiz

One thing in this article needs to be corrected: the decade does NOT end with the end of 2009, as the opening paragraph might lead you to believe.

The decade REALLY comes to end on December 31, 2010.
This is because there was never a "year 0". The first year A.D. was the year 1, the tenth, 10.

November 29 2009 at 7:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
looch

I for one am through with American Idol. No Paula, no Idol. Ellen is going to wreck the show. All my friends feel the same way.

November 29 2009 at 7:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
csi8299

AARRGGHHHH ! American Idol is coming back! Grab me an axe honey, I gotta fix the TV !

November 29 2009 at 5:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Dramma's boys

I agree that show is way past its time.

November 29 2009 at 7:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Evelyn

As someone who has always believed in reincarnation, the new show "Past Life" sounds intruiging... can't wait to see that one!

November 29 2009 at 5:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JasmineP

what a lousy schedule. the only show I want to see is "24". Not interested in any of the others.

November 29 2009 at 5:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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