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Fox Announces Fall 2012 Season Premiere Dates

The network bets on comedy and "The X-Factor," as "The Mob Doctor" enters the schedule as Fox's only new drama of the fall.

As Fox gets ready to kick off its Fall 2012 season, audiences should expect to see a lot of sitcoms and an overload of "The X-Factor."

Fox has officially unveiled its lineup for the fall; which which will kickoff with a two night premiere of "The X-Factor" on Wednesday, September 12 and Thursday, September 13. Fans of drama will have to wait until Monday, September 17 for the return of "Bones" at 8pm, followed by "The Mob Doctor;" which has the distinction of being the only drama slated to premiere on Fox this fall.

The cult favorite series, "Fringe" will return on Friday, September 28 to begin its shortened fifth and final season; which may wrap up its run before the end of 2012. On Friday, October 26, "Fringe" will be joined by the second season of "Touch."

Comedy appears to be Fox's top priority of the fall, with Tuesdays now comprised of a two hour block of sitcoms in which "New Girl" and "Raising Hope" will be paired with "The Mindy Project" and "Ben and Kate." The Animation Domination Sunday night lineup will return on September 30, with "The Cleveland Show" moving into the 7:30pm slot on Sunday, October 7.

Fox's complete Fall 2012 schedule is listed below with new series in bold.


Wednesday, Sept. 12

8-10 p.m. The X-Factor (Season Premiere, Part One)


Thursday, Sept. 13

8-9 p.m. The X-Factor (Season Premiere, Part One)

9-10 p.m. Glee


Monday, Sept. 17

8-9 p.m. Bones

9-10 p.m. The Mob Doctor


Tuesday, Sept. 25

8-8:30 p.m. New Girl (Special All-New Episode)

8:30-9 p.m. Ben and Kate

9-9:30 p.m. New Girl (Season Premiere)

9:30-10 p.m. The Mindy Project


Friday, Sept. 28

8-9 p.m. Kitchen Nightmares

9-10 p.m. Fringe (Final Season)


Sunday, Sept. 30

8:-8:30 p.m. The Simpsons

8:30-9 p.m. Bob's Burgers

9:-9:30 p.m. Family Guy

9:30-10 p.m. American Dad
 


Tuesday, Oct. 2

8-8:30 p.m. Raising Hope


Sunday, Oct. 7

7:30-8 p.m. The Cleveland Show


Friday, Oct. 26

8-9 p.m. Touch