Fox Announces Midseason Premiere Dates for Alcatraz, Touch and More

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Fox has released a midseason schedule that reveals premiere dates for highly-anticipated new shows such as Alcatraz and Touch. Also of note: Glee will air its winter finale on February 21 and then return at some point in the spring.

Take a look, day-by-day, at what's to come:

Monday, Jan. 16:
8:00-10:00 p.m. Alcatraz (series premiere)

Mondays, beginning Jan. 23:
8:00-9:00 p.m. House (new time period)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Alcatraz

Mondays, beginning March 19:
8:00-9:00 p.m. House
9:00-10:00 PM Touch (series premiere)

Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 17:
8:00-9:00 p.m. Glee
9:00-9:30 p.m. New Girl
9:30-10:00 p.m. Raising Hope

Tuesdays, beginning March 6:
8:00-8:30 p.m. New Girl (encore)
8:30-9:00 p.m. Breaking In (season premiere)
9:00-9:30 p.m. New Girl
9:30-10:00 p.m. Raising Hope

Wednesday, Jan. 18:
8:00-10:00 p.m. American Idol (season premiere, part one)          

Wednesday, Jan. 25:
8:00-9:00 p.m. American Idol
9:00-10:00 p.m. Touch (special preview)   

Thursday, Jan. 12:
9:00-10:00 p.m. The Finder (series premiere)

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 19:
8:00-9:00 p.m. American Idol (season premiere, part two)           
9:00-10:00 p.m. The Finder

Fridays, beginning Jan. 13:
8:00-9:00 p.m. Kitchen Nightmares
9:00-10:00 p.m. Fringe

Sunday, Jan. 15:
8:00-8:30 p.m. The Simpsons
8:30-9:00 p.m. Napoleon Dynamite (series premiere)
9:00-9:30 p.m. Family Guy
9:30-10:00 p.m. Napoleon Dynamite (special time)

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.


@Matt, could the rest of us get that functionality, please?

Matt richenthal

@fortyseven: haha, yes, I have the power to edit/delete comments and simply added a few to my original take here.


Staff members can edit/delete comments?! Matt's comment was shorter the first time I read it.


time slot hop scotch with house. why don't they just leave it at 9.. same thing with New girl


@Carissa, it's overly complicated. New Girl-WTF?

Matt richenthal

@Carissa: No, I wrote it and I find it confusing! You should have seen the original Fox press release. It doesn't help when the network is changing time slots for some shows; airing special previews of others; doing two-night premieres; giving Glee an odd hiatus.


Am I the only one who finds this confusing?