Fox sets Fall Premiere dates


FOX has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series. The 2009-2010 season will kick off Wednesday, 9/16 with the sixth season premiere of So You Think You Can Dance (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the series premiere of Glee (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the new comedy for the underdog in all of us that features a soundtrack of hit songs from past and present. On Thursday, 9/17, fan favorite Bones (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and the second thrilling season of Fringe (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) return. Brothers, the new family comedy starring Michael Strahan, premieres Friday, 9/18 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) followed by the return of ‘Til Death (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and the second season premiere of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

House jumpstarts its sixth season with a special two-hour premiere Monday, Sept. 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Sunday, 9/27 marks the return of Animation Domination with the 20th season premiere of The Simpsons (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), the series premiere of The Cleveland Show (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and the season premieres of Family Guy (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and American Dad  (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). The second season of drama Lie to Me will premiere Monday, 9/28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). So You Think You Can Dance will air two nights per week when the original dance competition has its time period premiere Tuesday, 9/29 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and later expands to two-hour performance shows beginning Tuesday, 10/27 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). In addition, new Saturday late-night entry The Wanda Sykes Show (working title) debuts Saturday, 11/7 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT).

The list:

Saturday, Sept. 12
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT            COPS (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT            COPS (All-New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT          AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 16
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT            SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT          GLEE (Series Premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 17
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT            BONES (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT          FRINGE (Season Premiere)

Friday, Sept. 18
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT            BROTHERS (Series Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT            ‘TIL DEATH (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT          DOLLHOUSE (Season Premiere)

Monday, Sept. 21
8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT          HOUSE (2-Hour Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 27
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT            THE SIMPSONS (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT            THE CLEVELAND SHOW (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT            FAMILY GUY (Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT          AMERICAN DAD (Season Premiere)

Monday, Sept. 28
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT            HOUSE (All-New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT          LIE TO ME (Season Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 29
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT            HELL’S KITCHEN (All-New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT          SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Time Period Premiere)

Tuesday, Oct. 27
8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT          SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Time Period Premiere)

Saturday, Nov. 7
11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT   THE WANDA SYKES SHOW (wt) (Series Premiere)