FOX has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series. The 2011-2012 season will kick off with the biggest night in Television, the 63RD PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, airing live in all time zones on Sunday, Sept. 18 (8:00-11:00 PM ET / 5:00-8:00 PM PT) on FOX.
GLEE and the gang from McKinley return Tuesday, Sept. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the series debut of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), the new comedy starring Zooey Deschanel (“(500) Days of Summer”) as an adorkable girl who moves in with three single guys, changing their lives in unexpected ways. The Tuesday night of comedy continues with the return of the lovably hilarious Chance family on RAISING HOPE (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).
This fall, Wednesdays and Thursdays will never be the same after the spectacular two-night series premiere of THE X FACTOR on Sept. 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Hosted by Steve Jones and featuring judges Simon Cowell, Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, the singing competition series will award the next superstar solo artist or breakout musical group a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. FRINGE Fridays return to mystify Sept. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the season premiere of Gordon Ramsay’s KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).
Animation dominates Sunday, Sept. 25 with the season premieres of THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), THE CLEVELAND SHOW (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), FAMILY GUY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). Then, on Sunday, Oct. 30 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), catch the series premiere of ALLEN GREGORY, the new animated comedy created by and featuring the voice of Jonah Hill (“Get Him to the Greek”) that tells the story of a pretentious 7-year-old about to embark on his greatest challenge yet: attending elementary school with children his own age.
On Monday, Sept. 26 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) travel back in time for the special two-hour event debut of TERRA NOVA, the new epic adventure drama that follows an ordinary family on an extraordinary journey to prehistoric Earth. TERRA NOVA makes its time period premiere on Monday, Oct. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the eighth season premiere of acclaimed medical drama HOUSE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The crime-solving team from the Jeffersonian returns for all-new episodes of BONES Thursday, Nov. 3 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – once the MLB 2011 World Series concludes.
On Wednesday, Nov. 23, get ready for the series premiere of I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), the new family comedy starring Jaime Pressly (“My Name Is Earl”) and Katie Finneran (“Wonderfalls”) as single moms, life-long friends – and former nerds – who fear their privileged and overly indulged daughters are turning out just like the mean girls who picked on them in high school.
In addition, COPS will enter its 24th season Saturday, Sept. 10 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), and AMERICA’S MOST WANTED will premiere the first of its two-hour quarterly specials Saturday, Oct. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
And don’t miss, as previously announced, the upcoming summer premieres of HELL’S KITCHEN on Monday, July 18 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Tuesday, July 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT); IN THE FLOW WITH AFFION CROCKETT on Sunday, Aug. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT); and BURIED TREASURE on Wednesday, Aug. 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).
Fall premieres of new and returning series are listed below in chronological order.
Saturday, Sept. 10
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT COPS (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT COPS (Encore Episode)
Sunday, Sept. 18
8:00-11:00 PM ET/ 63RD PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (Live Telecast)
5:00-8:00 PM PT
Tuesday, Sept. 20
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT GLEE (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT NEW GIRL (Series Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT RAISING HOPE (Season Premiere)
Wednesday, Sept. 21
8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT THE X FACTOR (Series Premiere, Part 1)
Thursday, Sept. 22
8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT THE X FACTOR (Series Premiere, Part 2)
Friday, Sept. 23
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT FRINGE (Season Premiere)
Sunday, Sept. 25
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THE SIMPSONS (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT THE CLEVELAND SHOW (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT FAMILY GUY (Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT AMERICAN DAD (Season Premiere)
Monday, Sept. 26
8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT TERRA NOVA (Series Premiere)
Monday, Oct. 3
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT TERRA NOVA (All-New Episode) (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT HOUSE (Season Premiere)
Saturday, Oct. 29
8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (Quarterly Specials Premiere)
Sunday, Oct. 30
7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT THE CLEVELAND SHOW (Time Period Premiere)
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episode)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT ALLEN GREGORY (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT FAMILY GUY (All-New Episode)
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT AMERICAN DAD (All-New Episode)
Thursday, Nov. 3
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT THE X FACTOR (All-New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT BONES (Season Premiere)
Wednesday, Nov. 23
8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT THE X FACTOR (All-New Episode)
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (Series Premiere)