Fox won't be as aggressive about its new fall season debuts, compared to what NBC recently announced. Only Fox's "X Factor" and "Glee" will have their season premieres
before the official season begins.
"X Factor," which somewhat underwhelmed expectations a year ago for Fox, is still the network leader among key 18-49 viewers. This season, "X Factor" will have a two-night season premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 12 and Thursday, Sept. 13. "Glee" will start at 9 p.m. on Sept. 13, in its new night and time period.
Fox gets rolling the week after with "Bones" on Monday at 8 p.m. and new show "The Mob Doctor" at 9 p.m.
The week after that, Tuesday brings two new episodes of hit comedy "New Girl" -- the first, at 8 p.m., is a "special" for Nielsen notation. The second is labeled "season premiere" at 9 p.m. Both "Girl" episodes will help launch two shows: "Ben and Kate" at 8:30 p.m and "The Mindy Project" at 9:30 p.m.
"Raising Hope" works its way back into the schedule a week later on Oct. 2, Tuesday at 8 p.m. Last season, rookie drama "Touch" comes back Oct. 26.
NBC previously announced a number of pre-season starts for new and existing shows, including commercial-free starts to two new comedies, in part to gain some marketing push from its late August airing of the London Summer Olympics.
Fox 2012-2013 Fall Season Premieres
Wednesday, Sept. 12
8:00-10:00 p.m. The X Factor (Season Premiere, Part One)
Thursday, Sept. 13
8:00-9:00 p.m. The X Factor(Season Premiere, Part Two)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Glee (Season Premiere)
Monday, Sept. 17
8:00-9:00 p.m. Bones (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. The Mob Doctor (Series Premiere)
Tuesday, Sept. 25
8:00-8:30 p.m. New Girl (Special Episode)
8:30-9:00 p.m. Ben and Kate (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 p.m. New Girl (Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. The Mindy Project (Series Premiere)
Friday, Sept. 28
8:00-9:00 p.m. Kitchen Nightmares
9:00-10:00 p.m. Fringe (Season Premiere)
Sunday, Sept. 30
8:00-8:30 p.m. The Simpsons (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. Bob's Burgers (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 p.m. Family Guy (Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. American Dad (Season Premiere)
Tuesday, Oct. 2
8:00-8:30 p.m. Raising Hope (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. Ben and Kate
9:00-9:30 p.m. New Girl
9:30-10:00 p.m. The Mindy Project
Sunday, Oct. 7
7:30-8:00 p.m. The Cleveland Show (Season Premiere)
8:00-8:30 p.m. The Simpsons
8:30-9:00 p.m. Bob's Burgers
9:00-9:30 p.m. Family Guy
9:30-10:00 p.m. American Dad
Friday, Oct. 26
8:00-9:00 p.m. Touch (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Fringe