Fox today announced changes to its fall lineup on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. “Bones” moves to Tuesdays at 8:00 PM as of Sept. 25; “Kitchen Nightmares” shifts to Wednesdays at 9:00 PM, starting Sept. 19; and “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” hums along on Thursdays at 9:00 PM, beginning Sept. 6.
Season Three of “Bones,” the darkly amusing procedural centering on a brilliant forensic anthropologist (Emily Deschanel) who teams with a dashing FBI agent (David Boreanaz) to solve crimes, premieres Tuesday, Sept. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox. New unscripted series “Kitchen Nightmares,” in which fiery master chef Gordon Ramsay attempts to transform failing restaurants into popular hot-spots, serves its first course Wednesday, Sept. 19 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). And “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!,” with a $1-million prize awaiting contestants who can sing 10 missing lyrics in 10 hit songs, has its time-period premiere Thursday, Sept. 6 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
Leading off the game-show tandem on Thursdays is the A+ hit “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?,” which now premieres with a special one-hour class session on Thursday, Sept. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and, as previously announced, also will air on four fall Fridays: Sept.14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28 and Oct. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).
Later in the fall, Fridays will rock with “American Band.” The producers behind mega-hit phenomenon “American Idol” take the musical reality genre to a whole new level in a search for the nation’s best undiscovered bands, starting with the two-hour series premiere Friday, Oct. 19 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox. “American Band’s” regular time period will be Fridays, 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT, leading into “Nashville.”
The freshman drama “New Amsterdam,” previously announced for Tuesdays at 8:00 PM in the fall, will be rescheduled in midseason.
The updated FOX fall schedule is as follows (all times ET/PT):
Mondays (as of Sept. 17):
8:00-9:00 PM PRISON BREAK (season premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM K-VILLE (series premiere)
Tuesdays (as of Sept. 25):
8:00-9:00 PM BONES (season premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM HOUSE (season premiere)
Wednesdays (as of Sept. 19):
8:00-8:30 PM BACK TO YOU (series premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM TIL DEATH (season premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (series premiere)
Thursdays (as of Sept. 6):
8:00-9:00 PM ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? (1-hour season premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS! (season premiere)
Fridays (as of Sept. 14):
8:00-9:00 PM ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? (4 weeks only)
9:00-10:00 PM NASHVILLE (series premiere)
Friday, Oct. 19:
8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN BAND (2-hour series premiere)
Saturdays (as of Sept. 8):
8:00-8:30 PM COPS (season premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM COPS (season premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK (season premiere)
Saturdays, late-night (as of Sept. 15):
11:00 PM-Midnight MADtv (season premiere)
Midnight-12:30 AM TALKSHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN (season premiere)
Sunday, Sept. 23:
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (season premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM KING OF THE HILL (season premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM FAMILY GUY (1-hour season premiere)
Sundays (as of Sept. 30):
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM KING OF THE HILL
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY (time period premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD (season premiere)
On Sundays in the fall, due to live NFL football broadcasts, encore comedy programming will be scheduled from 7:00-8:00 PM.