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 (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, September 29

Superstore - "Back to Work" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin), the district manager from corporate, tells the Cloud 9 employees he is going to be around for the day to see what can improve in the store. Amy (America Ferrera) tries to impress him with a perfect day, but a workplace accident threatens her plan. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) tries to come off as a tough boss in front of Jeff, Jonah (Ben Feldman) attempts to help an unyielding Dina (Lauren Ash) win over the employees she betrayed in the strike and Mateo (Nico Santos) discovers something about Jeff in his pursuit to win him over.

The Good Place - "Jason Mendoza" (NBC, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell) faces her toughest test yet in her attempt to remain in hiding. Meanwhile, Michael (Ted Danson) enlists Tahani (Jameela Jamil) to help a fellow neighbor fulfill her true purpose.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Earworm Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon has a revelation when he realizes why a song was stuck in his head. Also, Amy invites Dave (Stephen Merchant) over for dinner despite their previously awkward date, and Wolowitz and Koothrappali become obsessed with a fan of their band, “Footprints on the Moon.”

Kevin Can Wait - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin James stars as a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending carefree, quality time with his wife and three kids, only to find he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets.

Better Things - "Woman Is the Something of the Something" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam gets really looked at.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 26)

Thursday, September 29

  • Judith Light (Transparent/Phenom/Who's the Boss?) - Catch Judith on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tim Meadows (Son of Zorn/Marry Me/The Michael Richards Show) - Tim appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community), Dave Foley (Dr. Ken/NewsRadio) and Suzy Nakamura (Dr. Ken/Go On) - Ken, Dave and Suzy are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight. Ken will also be on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men/The Powers That Be) - Holland talks about The Front Page on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Guys with Kids) - Jamie-Lynn is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.