Fox Reveals Mid-Season Schedule, To Move American Idol to Wednesdays and Thursdays

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Fox has announced plans to shift around its mid-season schedule. It will air episodes of American Idol on Wednesdays and Thursdays for the first time.

"Here's the opportunity we've been waiting for," Preston Beckman, Fox's executive vice president of strategic planning, said. "Thursday just isn't what it used to be...  there are still some of the strongest shows on TV, but none of them are in growth mode."

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The show that will be most directly affected by this move will be Fringe, which heads to Fridays. Check out the revamped schedule below:

MONDAYS, beginning Feb. 7
8:00-9:00 PM House
9:00-10:00 PM The Chicago Code

TUESDAYS, beginning Feb. 8:
8:00-9:00 PM Glee
9:00-9:30 PM Raising Hope
9:30-10:00 PM Mixed Signals (New show)

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19:
8:00-10:00 PM American Idol premiere
 
WEDNESDAYS, beginning Jan. 26:
8:00-9:00 PM American Idol
9:00-10:00 PM Human Target
 
WEDNESDAYS, beginning April 6:
8:00-9:30 PM American Idol
9:30-10:00 PM Breaking In (new show)

THURSDAYS, beginning Jan. 20:
8:00-9:00 PM American Idol
9:00-10:00 PM Bones 

FRIDAYS, beginning Jan. 21:
8:00-9:00 PM Kitchen Nightmares
9:00-10:00 PM Fringe

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I will never watch this god awful show again....I am a huge bones and greys fan and American Idol just fucked up my thursday nights. So done....and just a prediction here....American Idols days are numbered

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I'm so happy right now!! I'm glad they are leaving Glee at Tuesdays at 8 but i'm so happy they are moving Bones to 9 because now I don't have to choose between Bones and the Vampire Diaries!!! Although for people who watch Bones and Grey's Anatomy it might piss them off but oh well I love the time switch!!

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Crap, moving Fringe to Friday nights could be its deathknell :( (see: Dollhouse and other scifi offerings that Fox has sent to death)