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.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, January 18

The Big Bang Theory - "The Separation Triangulation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Koothrappali finds himself in the middle of domestic drama when he learns the woman he’s dating, Nell (Beth Behrs), has a very upset husband, Oliver (Walton Goggins). Also, when Sheldon rents his old room back for a quiet place to work, he drives Leonard crazy by being a model tenant.

Young Sheldon - "A Computer, a Plastic Pony, and a Case of Beer" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sheldon asks for a computer and unknowingly sparks a heated argument between Mary and George Sr. over the family’s finances.

Mom - "Sex Fog and a Mild-To-Moderate Panic Attack" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After Bonnie and Adam attend a traditional wedding, they discover they’re not on the same page about their own wedding. Also, Christy and Patrick have trouble setting the mood for their “first time."

Life in Pieces - "Goose Friends Auction Fog" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jen sings in Tyler’s band, she gets caught up in the excitement and creates an awkward situation for him. Also, John and Greg decide to brew beer together, Matt donates one of his paintings to a silent auction for Tim’s medical charity, and Heather becomes jealous of Joan’s friendship with a classmate.

Superstore - "High Volume Store" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When corporate announces that the store is getting an upgrade, Amy (America Ferrera), Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Dina (Lauren Ash) set out to discover the pros and cons. Meanwhile, Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) accidentally volunteers to be Glenn's (Mark McKinney) surrogate, and tries to get out of it.

The Good Place - "Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), Janet (D'Arcy Carden) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) head to a destination that may have lasting implications.

Will & Grace - "The Wedding" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Will (Eric McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), Jack (Sean Hayes), and Karen (Megan Mullally) attend the wedding of Will's ex-boyfriend, Vince (special guest star Bobby Cannavle). While Grace tries to keep Will from making a scene, Jack learns that his wedding hook-up has many strings attached.

Great News - "The Fast Track" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After an explosive fight with her daughter, Carol (Andrea Martin) is excited about her new position at "Morning Wined Up," but is disappointed to realize that the job offers less responsibility than she had hoped. Katie (Briga Heelan) is determined to bring down Fenton Pelt (guest star Jim Rash), the billionaire suing "The Breakdown," despite specific orders from Greg (Adam Campbell) and the network's attorney (guest star Tim Meadows) to leave him alone. When Katie's rousing speech about journalistic integrity fails to inspire anyone but Chuck (John Michael Higgins), who has been suspended from the show, she reluctantly joins forces, only to find that his investigative skills aren't what they used to be.

K.C. Undercover - "Take Me out" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A high-school math whiz trains to be an undercover spy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 15)

Thursday, January 18

  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Catch Jason on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:05am.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Selma Blair (Anger Management/Kath & Kim/Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane) - Selma visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11:15pm on Bravo.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Rickey Smiley (The Rickey Smiley Show) - Rickey drops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Geoff Stults (Enlisted) - Geoff talks about 12 Strong on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jackée Harry (The Paynes/The First Family/The Game/227) - Jackée talks about her new OWN show The Paynes on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Giselle Eisenberg (Life in Pieces) - Giselle talks about Life in Pieces on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Morning Show Mystery: Mortal Mishaps on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/One Day at a Time) - Clinton Kelly and Valerie are serving up a delicious dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Ed Begley Jr. (Futureman/Your Family or Mine/Gary Unmarried) - Ed talks about Futureman on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today in the 9am hour.
  • Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie) - Peter appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/black-ish/Angie Tribeca) - Deon is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Luis Guzmán (How to Make It in America/Luis) - Luis visits Desus & Mero at 11pm on Viceland.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December/January)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
01/09 - Girlfriends - The Complete Series
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