Monday, May 16, 2011

Fox Upfront 2011-12: Fall 2011 Schedule; New Series Pick-Ups and Cancelations for ABC, CBS, CW

Fox 2011-12

Fall 2011

Sundays
7:00PM NFL Overrun/The OT (NFL post-game)/Animated Repeats
7:30PM The Cleveland Show
8:00PM The Simpsons
8:30PM Allen Gregory (NEW!)
9:00PM Family Guy
9:30PM American Dad!

Mondays
8:00PM Terra Nova (NEW!)
9:00PM House

Tuesdays
8:00PM Glee
9:00PM New Girl (NEW!)
9:30PM Raising Hope

Wednesdays
8:00PM The X-Factor Performance Show (NEW!)
9:30PM I Hate My Teenage Daughter (NEW!)

Thursdays
8:00PM The X-Factor Results Show (NEW!)
9:00PM Bones

Fridays
8:00PM Kitchen Nightmares
9:00PM Fringe

Saturdays
8:00PM Cops
8:30PM Cops
9:00PM Encores/America's Most Wanted (specials)

January / Spring 2012:

Sundays
7:00PM Animation Domination (encores)
7:30PM The Cleveland Show
8:00PM The Simpsons
8:30PM Napoleon Dynamite (NEW!)
9:00PM Family Guy
9:30PM Bob's Burgers

Mondays
8:00PM House
8:00PM Alcatraz (NEW!)

Tuesdays
8:00PM Glee
9:00PM New Girl (NEW!)
9:30PM Raising Hope

Wednesdays
8:00PM American Idol Performance Show
9:30PM I Hate My Teenage Daughter (NEW!)

Thursdays
8:00PM American Idol Results Show
9:00PM The Finder (NEW!) / Bones (spring)

Fridays
8:00PM Kitchen Nightmares
9:00PM Fringe

Saturdays
8:00PM Cops
8:30PM Cops
9:00PM Encores/America's Most Wanted (specials)

NOTES: In March, while Glee takes a break before its spring semester return, Fox will continue the laughs on Tuesdays with a block of four half-hour comedies:
The night will feature the critically acclaimed Raising Hope, new comedies I Hate My Teenage Daughter (wt) and New Girl (wt), as well as one of the additional comedies in development, including Family Album (working title) and Little in Common (working title). We will let you know which one of the three will be picked-up.
The following drama is in development and slated for midseason:
In addition, Kiefer Sutherland, star of the landmark Emmy Award-winning series 24, returns to Fox in Touch, scheduled to go into pilot production this June.
Fox will also air a 25th Anniversary special on Sunday, April 1, 2012 and they also have a new version of The Flintstones in production for 2013 from the minds of the people who bring you Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show.

Discuss Fox's 2011-12 line-up. You'll find the official press release there, too...with more detailed information.

Late on Friday the networks started to hand out series pick-ups to pilots, while canceling some current series. ABC has picked-up eight new dramas and five new comedies, as of now. There could be another show or two still by the time they announce the line-up tomorrow. The comedies that are picked-up are multi-camera comedies Last Man Standing starring Tim Allen and Work It, and single camera comedies Apartment 23, Suburgatory and Man Up which has Teri Polo among the stars. Another multi-camera comedy titled Smothered is still in contention for a pick-up, so ABC would have a total of six new comedies (three of each kind). Among the dramas they picked-up are, Missing starring Ashley Judd, Charlie's Angels with Minka Kelly, Good Christian Belles starring Leslie Bibb, Once Upon a Time from the Lost producers, Pan Am with Christina Ricci, Revenge starring Emily Van Camp, The River from the creators of Paranormal Activity, and Scandal from Shonda Rhimes. Among the current series picked-up (that had not been until now) are comedy Happy Endings, reality series Shark Tank & Secret Millionaire, and drama Body of Proof. All of those shows showed good ratings in the spring. Unfortunately, comedies Mr. Sunshine & Better With You, dramas Detroit 1-8-7, No Ordinary Family, Off the Map, V and the veteran Brothers & Sisters were not renewed for another season and were canceled.
Moving on to CBS, their orders and cancelations are less complete, but we still have some news. They have ordered the multi-camera comedy Two Broke Girls and drama Person of Interest starring Michael Emerson. They still have some official ordering to do on more comedies and dramas. However, their Sarah Michelle Gellar pilot Ringer will not move forward on CBS...but The CW has picked it up! This is one of the biggest surprises of upfront so far, as this show could do wonders for The CW, as Sarah was on The WB on Buffy. Stay tuned. CBS has officially canceled comedies Mad Love, $#*! My Dad Says and drama The Defenders. Jury is still out on Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior. We'll know more on that very soon.

And as we all noticed yesterday, NBC has officially canceled dramas The Event, Law & Order: LA, & Chase, and comedies Outsourced, The Paul Reiser Show & Perfect Couples and reality series America's Next Great Restaurant & School Pride, but Minute To Win It is still in contention for next season. Who Do You Think You Are was renewed sometime back, so that will return likely to Fridays when Chuck concludes.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February)

The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series The Brady Kids - The Complete Animated Series Girls - The Complete Fourth Season Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - The Complete Series Togetherness - The Complete First Season

02/16 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series
02/16 - The Brady Kids - The Complete Animated Series
02/16 - Girls - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
02/16 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - The Complete Series
02/16 - Togetherness - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, February 9

Fresh Off the Boat - "Love and Loopholes" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Honey and Marvin babysit the boys so Jessica and Louis can enjoy a Valentine’s Day evening out.  But Emery makes an alarming discovery when he walks in on his parents’ special alone time.  Meanwhile, Eddie pulls out all the stops to take Alison to the Janet Jackson concert.

The Muppets - "A Tale of Two Piggies" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Miss Piggy suffers a scandalous wardrobe malfunction, the network is outraged, and Piggy is forced to question everything she stands for, but Kermit and the gang rally together and come to her defense. Meanwhile, Gonzo misses his ex-girlfriend Camilla, so Pepe and Rizzo decide to throw a house party to cheer him up.

New Girl - "Reagan" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A beautiful pharmaceutical rep (guest star Megan Fox) enters the gang’s life when she agrees to sublet Jess’ room while she is on jury duty.

Grandfathered - "The Biter" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Edie is bitten at school, Jimmy and Sara go to great lengths to find out who did it. Meanwhile, Ravi sets up a meeting for Gerald and Vanessa to meet a flashy tech investor named Kirk (Drake Bell), but once they meet him, they are not so sure they’d like to do business with him.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The 9-8" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Nine-Nine host the detectives from the Nine-Eight, their neighboring precinct, reuniting Jake with his old partner (guest star Damon Wayans, Jr.). Charles is immediately jealous and tries to reclaim his best friend status with Jake. Meanwhile, the rest of the precinct tries to be welcoming to the Nine-Eight, but it doesn’t go as well as they had planned.

The Grinder - "The Retooling of Dean Sanderson" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Dean scares off a big prospective client by being too dramatic, Stewart tells him maybe it’s finally time to let go of his “Grinder” persona and come down to earth. He tries to convince Dean he should go to therapy. Dean reluctantly agrees, but in typical Dean fashion, he overcorrects and begins “therapizing” the whole family, including Debbie, who is now tempted to quit her grueling job.

Born Again Virgin - "A Pregnant Pause" (TV One, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Maddy's upsetting news to her boyfriend, Cedric; Loretta enhances her image; Kayla goes on a hunger strike for a worthy cause.

Born Again Virgin - "Mama-Pause" (TV One, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jenna’s mom comes to visit and brings her own brand of crazy, which we later find out is exacerbated by the onset of menopause. In an effort to escape Jenna’s mom, Tara and Kelly seek refuge in Donovan’s apartment and worm their way into helping him prepare for his impending trial.

Zoe Ever After - "The Interview" (BET, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Zoe is livid when she suspects Miguel has told Gemini about her Atlantic City getaway; Gemini finally gets the spotlight.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 8)

Tuesday, February 9

  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred chats about The Grinder on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Meagan Good (Mr. Robinson/Raising Dad/Cousin Skeeter) - Meagan and her husband DeVon Franklin talk about their new book The Wait on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Brandy (Zoe Ever After/The Game/Moesha) - Brandy talks about Zoe Ever After and her new music on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore at 11:30pm on Comedy Central and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identiy) - Jerry is strapped in a Velcro suit and he's playing a game to win prizes for the audience on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Joe Manganiello (Mom/How I Met Your Mother) - Joe discusses his guest starring role on Mom on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS and on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. and the cast of Deadpool are guests on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Kyle Mooney (Hello Ladies) - Kyle talks about Zoolander 2 on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Alison Brie (Community) - Alison talks about How to Be Single ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jason Sudeikis (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason talks about Tumbledown on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Megan Fox (Hope & Faith) - Megan appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of Fuller House - Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl chats on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.