Fox Schedule Changes: THE FOLLOWING Premieres January 19th, RAKE Debuts January 23rd; MINDY PROJECT and DADS Sidelined

     November 21, 2013


Fox has announced a few schedule updates and changes for the upcoming winter calendar.  Briefly:

  • Season two of The Following now gets a two-night premiere on Sunday, January 19th and Monday, January 20th, following the season finale of Sleepy Hollow.
  • The new drama series Rake, starring Greg Kinnear, will now make its series debut on Thursday, January 23rd instead of getting the post-NFC Championship slot on January 19th.  Sam Raimi directed the pilot.
  • Glee is moving back to Tuesday nights starting February 25th, which will result in Brooklyn Nine-Nine shifting to the 9:30pm timeslot starting February 4th.
  • As a result of the Glee shift, Fox is pulling Tuesday comedies The Mindy Project and Dads from the schedule.  The Mindy Project will have a “winter finale” on January 28th but will return on April 1st.  Dads, however, will be pulled from Tuesdays effective February 11th and does not yet have a return date scheduled.

Read the press release after the jump. 

the-following-season-2-posterHere’s the press release:

FOX is announcing schedule changes, set to take place in early 2014.

Last season’s No. 1 new series, THE FOLLOWING, returns for its thrilling 14-week second season with a special two-night season premiere event, beginning Sunday, Jan. 19 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (live, 6:00-10:00 PM ET). The two-night event continues with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 20 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the season finale of SLEEPY HOLLOW, airing at a special time (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

Bold new legal drama RAKE debuts on Thursday, Jan. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following an all-new AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Making his broadcast television series debut, Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Greg Kinnear (“Little Miss Sunshine,” “The Kennedys”) plays a brilliant and frustratingly charming criminal defense attorney, whose chaotic and self-destructive personal life often gets in the way of his professional one.

Changes to Tuesday nights begin after THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) airs its Winter Finale on Jan. 28. Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE moves to its new time period premiere at9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT, following all-new installments of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT). DADS continues to kick off Tuesdays (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) until Tuesday, Feb. 11.

On Tuesday, Feb. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), GLEE makes Tuesdays sing when it moves to a new day and time and returns with all-new episodes for the remainder of the season. All-new installments of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) follow, until THE MINDY PROJECT returns Tuesday, April 1 (9:00-9:30 and 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), with a special one-hour event featuring all-new back-to-back episodes. The series returns to its regular time period beginning Tuesday, April 8 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).

Additional premiere dates and schedule information to be announced.

As previously announced, new comedy ENLISTED will debut Friday, Jan. 10 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). And, following FOX Sports’ coverage of SUPER BOWL XLVIII on Sunday, Feb. 2 (6:00-10:30 ET live), an all-new episode of NEW GIRL will air (10:30-11:00 PM ET/7:30-8:00 PM PT), followed by an all-new episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (11:00-11:30 PM ET/8:00-8:30 PM PT).