Today, the network announced that Fox will introduce a new comedy block consisting of four half-hour comedies which include Raising Hope, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, New Girl, and the return of Breaking In.
Starting Tuesday, March 6th, Raising Hope will move to 8p.m., followed by the return of the family comedy I Hate My Teenage Daughter at 830 p.m., Golden Globe nominated comedy New Girl will stay put at 9 p.m., and the saved-from-cancellation Breaking In – with Megan Mullally joining the cast – will hope to find an audience again at 930p.m. after New Girl. You might be wondering what’s happening with current Tuesday night staple Glee? The Glee winter finale will air Tuesday, February 21st, take a seven week hiatus, then return repeat-free for the rest of the season on April 10th.
In other Fox news:
Fox is making some scheduling changes in addition to its Tuesday night comedy block. Due to the success of Fox’s newest drama, J.J. Abrams’ Alcatraz, Fox is keeping it around a couple more weeks than planned. The original season finale was set for March 12th. Now the season finale will be March 26th. After March 5th, Alcatraz will move up to the 8 o’clock hour on Monday nights, replacing House, leading in to the regular season of Touch. This scheduling move will help fans of House, as they will enjoy all new episodes for the rest of the season after its return on April 2nd.
On Fridays, Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares will air back-to-back episodes for the first three weeks of March so Fringe can also run repeat-free for until the end of the season.
Mark your calendars of these changes as Fox plans on changing everyone’s viewing patterns this spring.