Fox announced it is tinkering with its current fall schedule, switching time slots and keeping some shows off its schedule for a while. The new changes will start October 23, when baseball ends.
The network is keeping freshman comedies 'Til Death and Happy Hour off the lineup until November 2, when they will return in front of the season premiere of The O.C.. Also being sent away for a while is Nanny 911.
New drama Justice will move to Mondays at 9 p.m, following Prison Break. Vanished is moving to Fridays at 8 p.m., aka TV Siberia. The network is flipping its Tuesday night schedule, pushing rookie drama Standoff to 8 p.m. and House to 9 p.m.
A new reality show, The Rich List, will take Justice's old spot, Wednesdays at 9 p.m. The quiz show is hosted by British TV star Eamonn Holmes.
Fox’s new schedule:
Mondays, October 23:
8:00-9:00 p.m. Prison Break
9:00-10:00 p.m. Justice (new time slot)
Tuesdays, October 31:
8:00-9:00 p.m. Standoff (new time slot)
9:00-10:00 p.m. House (new time slot)
Wednesdays, November 1:
8:00-9:00 p.m. Bones
9:0010:00 p.m. The Rich List (new series)
Thursday, November 2:
8:00-8:30 p.m. 'Til Death
8:30-9:00 p.m. Happy Hour
9:00-10:00 p.m. The O.C.
Friday, October 20:
8:00-10:00 p.m. Trading Spouses
Fridays, October 27:
8:00-9:00 p.m. Vanished (new time slot)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Trading Spouses (new time slot)
NBC will move Kidnapped, its action drama that has been struggling in the ratings since its premiere three weeks ago, from Wednesday to Saturday, beginning October 21. Dateline will move from Saturday to Wednesday.
Yesterday, NBC announced it was wrapping production on Kidnapped after its 13th episode was filmed--the network had committed to airing the 13. Once Kidnapped has completed its run, Dateline will move back to Saturdays.
CBS's Ray Liotta crime series Smith as been pulled from the schedule. The series, from West Wing executive producer John Wells, has also fared poorly in the ratings