Fox Announces 2012-2013 TV Season Premiere Dates

     June 18, 2012

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We already know Fox is going to have a big TV presence at Comic-Con this year, including the last appearance of Fringe for their fifth and final season, and now the network has just announced their premiere dates for new and returning series this fall which will start showing up in the middle of September and through October.The heat is on for new shows to get the hype machine going and fans to get excited for the return of their favorites, and here’s how Fox’s premiere schedule looks.

Returning Series:

  • · The X Factor Two Night Premiere – September 12th and 13th
  • · Glee – September 13th
  • · Bones – September 17th
  • · New Girl – September 25th
  • · Fringe – September 28th
  • · Kitchen Nightmares – September 28th
  • · The Simpsons, American Dad, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers – September 30th
  • · Raising Hope – October 2nd
  • The Cleveland Show – October 7th
  • · Touch – October 26th

New Series:

  • · The Mob Doctor – September 17th
  • · Ben and Kate – September 25th
  • · The Mindy Project – September 25th

For the full press release and schedule, including a couple of shuffling dates when certain shows return, hit the jump.

the-mindy-project-imageIn addition to the schedule below, be sure to check out the trailers for Fox’s news series from the network’s upfronts presentation last month. The trailers for new comedies can be found right here and the dramas right here. Note that The Following with Kevin Bacon doesn’t have a premiere date because it’s a midseason show so it won’t join the schedule until January most likely.

The 2012-2013 season begins with the spectacular return of THE X FACTOR, last fall’s No. 1 new unscripted series. The hit music competition series, featuring Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, L.A. Reid and Demi Lovato, will launch with a two-night season premiere event on Wednesday, Sept. 12 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Sept. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

Featuring new cast members including Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker in multi-episode story arcs, the fourth season of GLEE launches on a new night and timeThursday, Sept. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following THE X FACTOR. With McKinley’s senior class graduated and Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) off to NYADA, change is in the air this fall for the GLEE club.

Fan-favorite BONES will enter its eighth season on Monday, Sept. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the series premiere of the compelling new drama THE MOB DOCTOR (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). THE MOB DOCTOR stars Jordana Spiro (“My Boys”) as a brilliant, life-saving surgeon indebted to the mob.

It’s two for Tuesday, Sept. 25, when NEW GIRL returns for Season Two with two all-new episodes – a special episode at 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT and the season premiere at 9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT – and two new comedies, BEN AND KATE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), join the Tuesday comedy block.  BEN AND KATE stars newcomer Dakota Johnson and Nat Faxon (“Bad Teacher,” Academy Award-winning co-screenwriter of “The Descendants”) as a pair of odd-couple siblings – one a responsible single mom; the other a youthful free spirit – who reunite to help raise Kate’s daughter, Maddie (Maggie Jones, “We Bought A Zoo”). Created and written by Mindy Kaling (“The Office”), THE MINDY PROJECT stars Kaling as a skilled OB/GYN trying to balance both her personal and professional life. The following week, on Tuesday, Oct. 2(8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), RAISING HOPE returns to the Tuesday night lineup with all-new misadventures of the Chance family.

FRINGE returns for an unparalleled fifth and final season Friday, Sept. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following an all-new episode of Gordon Ramsay’s KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). TOUCH, starring Kiefer Sutherland and Maria Bello (“Prime Suspect,” “A History of Violence”), will make its Season Two debut Friday, Oct. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

Sundays get animated beginning Sept. 30, with the season premieres of THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), BOB’S BURGERS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). Then, on Sunday, Oct. 7 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT), THE CLEVELAND SHOW rejoins the ANIMATION DOMINATION lineup.

Fall premieres of new and returning series are listed below in chronological order (all times are ET/PT):

Wednesday, Sept. 12
8:00-10:00 PM                        THE X FACTOR (Season Premiere, Part One)

Thursday, Sept. 13
8:00-9:00 PM                          THE X FACTOR (Season Premiere, Part Two)
9:00-10:00 PM                        GLEE (Season Premiere)

Monday, Sept. 17
8:00-9:00 PM                          BONES (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM                        THE MOB DOCTOR (Series Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 25
8:00-8:30 PM                          NEW GIRL (Special All-New Episode)
8:30-9:00 PM                          BEN AND KATE (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM                          NEW GIRL (Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM                        THE MINDY PROJECT (Series Premiere)

Friday, Sept. 28
8:00-9:00 PM                          KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (All-New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM                        FRINGE (Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 30
8:00-8:30 PM                          THE SIMPSONS (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM                          BOB’S BURGERS (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM                          FAMILY GUY (Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM                        AMERICAN DAD (Season Premiere)

Tuesday, Oct. 2
8:00-8:30 PM                          RAISING HOPE (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM                          BEN AND KATE
9:00-9:30 PM                          NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM                        THE MINDY PROJECT

Sunday, Oct. 7
7:30-8:00 PM                          THE CLEVELAND SHOW (Season Premiere)
8:00-8:30 PM                          THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM                          BOB’S BURGERS
9:00-9:30 PM                          FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM                        AMERICAN DAD

Friday, Oct. 26
8:00-9:00 PM                          TOUCH (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM                        FRINGE

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