The FOX fall 2012-13 schedule has been officially released and while I like that three of their four comedies on Tuesday night (I've never been a fan of "Raising Hope") either sound or are truly solid shows and their Monday night schedule of the veteran "Bones" and newcomer "The Mob Doctor" should be a solid duo ("The Mob Doctor" stars Jordana Spiro previously of "My Boys" on TBS) I don't like the network's extremely heavy reliance on singing competitions.
did produce legitimate singers who went on to have solid careers - about
7 years ago - but the show is growing old. Ryan Seacrest must be on
autopilot by this point and the judges are still a bunch of has-beens -
only now they're has-beens who have nothing bad to say to the
contestants. Seriously, most of these contestants need a heavy dose of
reality - they will never amount to music stars. Sorry to dash your
dreams Idol contestants but this show is all about the ratings now -
making a star out of someone isn't even on the back burner, it's still
in the box in a warehouse nearing its expiration date.
for The X-Factor, that show is a non-starter. If it produces a
legitimate, everyone knows this person's name kind of star, I'll shave
my head, eyebrows and legs and wear a dress for a month because I know
it won't produce a household name type of singing star. It just doesn't
happen anymore. FOX's heavy reliance (3 hours each week nearly every
week of the TV season?!?) will eventually knock them down. At least I
hope so. But the tastes of the television viewing public are utter
garbage so this trash sticks around.
Anyhow, below is
the FOX fall 2012-13 schedule. Again, their timid slate of three new
shows for the fall season is solid and should put them in second place
behind CBS once again.
8:00-9:00 PM BONES
9:00-10:00 PM THE MOB DOCTOR (new)
8:00-8:30 PM RAISING HOPE
8:30-9:00 PM BEN AND KATE (new)
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT (new)
THE GOODWIN GAMES (new) joins in midseason.
8:00-10:00 PM THE X FACTOR (fall) / AMERICAN IDOL (midseason)
8:00-9:00 PM THE X FACTOR Results (fall) / AMERICAN IDOL Results (midseason)
9:00-10:00 PM GLEE
8:00-9:00 PM TOUCH
9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE (fall)
HELL’S KITCHEN returns in midseason.
7:00-10:30 PM FOX SPORTS SATURDAY (fall)
COPS returns in midseason.
ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF (new) will join late-prime in 2013.
7:00-7:30 PM NFL Game (fall) / ANIMATION DOMINATION (encores)
7:30-8:00 PM THE OT (fall) / THE CLEVELAND SHOW
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD