Fox Sets Winter 2016 Schedule: New Girl Premiere, Bones Benched

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Alright, gang. Fox has set its winter 2016 schedule and, well, it's a tad confusing.

New Girl gets a premiere date, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is on the move (back to its original Tuesday slot), Bones is benched, The Frankenstein Code aka Lookinglass is now titled Second Chance and Lucifer gets a premiere date. 

But wait! There's more! To make sense of the full schedule, just look below. It's all written in black and white.

Favoritism - New Girl

FOX WINTER 2016

(Times for All-New Episodes are ET/PT Except as Noted)

Sunday, Jan. 3:

8:00-8:30 PM      THE SIMPSONS (Winter Return)
8:30-9:00 PM      COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM      FAMILY GUY (Winter Return)
9:30-10:00 PM    BORDERTOWN (Series Premiere)

Monday, Jan. 4

8:00-10:00 PM    SUPERHUMAN (Two-Hour Special)

Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 5:

8:00-8:30 PM      NEW GIRL (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM      GRANDFATHERED (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM      BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Time Period Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM    THE GRINDER (Time Period Premiere)

Wednesday, Jan. 6:

8:00-10:00 PM     AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part One)

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 7:

8:00-10:00 PM     AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part Two)

Friday, Jan. 8:

8:00-10:00 PM     MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (Winter Return/Special Two-Hour Episode)

Sundays, beginning Jan. 10:

7:30-8:00 PM       BOB’S BURGERS (Winter Return)
8:00-8:30 PM       THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM       COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE
9:00-9:30 PM       FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM     BORDERTOWN

Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 13:

8:00-9:00 PM       AMERICAN IDOL (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM     SECOND CHANCE (Series Premiere)

Fridays, beginning Jan. 15:

8:00-9:00 PM       MASTERCHEF JUNIOR
9:00-10:00 PM     HELL’S KITCHEN (Season Premiere)

Sunday, Jan. 24

10:00-11:00 PM    THE X-FILES (Season Premiere, Part One)

Mondays, beginning Jan. 25

8:00-9:00 PM       THE X-FILES (Season Premiere, Part Two)
9:00-10:00 PM      LUCIFER (Series Premiere)

Sunday, Jan. 31

7:00-10:00 ET       GREASE: LIVE
Live/PT tape-delayed 

Fridays, beginning Feb. 5

8:00-9:00 PM        SLEEPY HOLLOW (Time Period / Spring Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM      HELL’S KITCHEN

Mondays, beginning Feb. 29

8:00-9:00 PM       GOTHAM (Spring Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM      LUCIFER

Wednesdays, beginning March 2

8:00-9:00 PM       ROSEWOOD (Spring Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM     SECOND CHANCE

Wednesdays, beginning March 30

8:00-9:00 PM       ROSEWOOD
9:00-10:00 PM     EMPIRE (Spring Premiere)

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