Fox is tweaking their mid-season schedule. Touch moves from Monday following House at 9/8C, to Thursday following American Idol, while Bones from Thursday following American Idol to Mondays at 8/7C, leading in to House [which drops from the 8/7C pm slot to 9/8C]. The net is also planning a House retrospective to kickoff the two-hour House series finale event on May 21st, and a special event to celebrate Fox’s 25th Anniversary.
For details on the above and more, follow the jump.
TOUCH” WORLD PREMIERES
THURSDAY, MARCH 22 ON FOX
“BONES” MOVES TO MONDAYS AND
“HOUSE” SHIFTS TO 9:00 PM,
STARTING MONDAY, APRIL 2
“HOUSE” RETROSPECTIVE KICKS OFF
TWO-HOUR SERIES FINALE EVENT
MONDAY, MAY 21
FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL to Air Sunday, April 22
FOX announces revisions to its Monday and Thursday spring schedule, as well as the air date for FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL and the addition of a HOUSE retrospective leading into the show’s momentous series finale.
TOUCH, the distinctive new drama created by Tim Kring (“Heroes”) and starring Kiefer Sutherland (“24”), will world premiere Thursday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following AMERICAN IDOL results shows (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). Don’t miss an encore of the TOUCH preview episode Thursday, March 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
On Monday, April 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), BONES moves to a new night and time. In the spring premiere, an expectant Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) are at odds over plans for the upcoming birth of their daughter. Meanwhile, a neighborhood is on edge when remains are found in the sewer, clogging up local plumbing lines.
Also on Monday, April 2, HOUSE moves to a new time (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) with all-new episodes leading up to House’s final diagnosis. A retrospective special looking back at the last eight years of the seminal series will air Monday, May 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the thrilling series finale (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Additional details regarding the special to be announced soon.
FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL is set to air Sunday, April 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The exciting event will celebrate the shows and the stars of FOX’s 25-year history, from its earliest days as a bold, brazen upstart to its current standing as the No. 1 network among Adults 18-49.
THE FINDER will have its spring finale Thursday, March 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and will return later in the season with all-new episodes. The arresting two-hour ALCATRAZ season finale will air Monday, March 26 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
[EDITOR’S NOTE 1: Due to the Monday, Feb. 27 primetime NASCAR race preemption on the East Coast (and potentially West Coast), the schedule for Monday, March 5; Monday, March 12; and Monday, March 19 is not final and to be announced.]
[EDITOR’S NOTE 2: The TOUCH World Premiere was previously announced as Monday, March 19 and FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL was previously scheduled on Sunday, April 1.]
[EDITOR’S NOTE 3: THE SIMPSONS, BOB’S BURGERS, FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD are preempted on Sunday, April 22.]
[EDITOR’S NOTE 4: BONES is preempted on Monday, May 21.]