FOX Announces Midseason Premiere Dates; Glee to Take a 4 Month Hiatus - Featured

From TV Guide:


American Idol and 24 will return just days apart in January, Fox announced Tuesday in unveiling its midseason schedule.


Idol's ninth season - the first with Ellen DeGeneres taking over Paula Abdul's seat at the judging table - will premiere Tuesday, Jan. 12 and Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 8/7c. Wednesday's first Idol episode will be followed by the series premiere of the new reality show "Our Little Genius." The quiz show will then move to Tuesdays at 9/8c the following week.


As previously announced, 24 will return for a two-night premiere on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 9/8c and Monday, Jan. 18 at 8/7c before it replaces Lie to Me at Mondays at 9/8c for the rest of its run. However, Fox announced it has picked up the lie-detecting drama for the rest of its second season and the show will return sometime in the spring.


Lie to Me isn't the only show fans will have to part with, at least temporarily. Freshman hit Glee will take a four-month-long vacation following the show's Dec. 9 winter finale. The musical dramedy will move to Tuesdays at 9/8c when it returns April 13. Glee's extended break is at least partly due to its shooting schedule, which won't resume until January.


Read more: FOX Lines Up Midseason Premieres

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Nov 24, 2009 11:56PM EST

Ahhh!!! How am I ever going to make it four months without Glee?!?! I really don't like all this mid-season finale stuff. It never used to be that way!
I do like Kitchen Nightmares and have been wondering about it, but it is in no way a replacement for my beloved Dollhouse!

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Nov 25, 2009 4:03AM EST

I know! Ill just re watch the episodes every night until April then! :P

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Nov 25, 2009 4:06AM EST

I am with you. How am I going to survive four months without Glee??? It'll be the longest four months of my life...

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Nov 25, 2009 9:33AM EST

noooooooooooooooo having to do without glee and lie to me i shall become a trembling idiot

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Nov 25, 2009 12:20PM EST

I have come to the inevitable conclusion that fox just doesn't want to have its shows do well, they go out of the way to sabotage themselves. lets get great shows then put them on hiatus until their fan base has completely eroded, and then wonder why they aren't performing well anymore and cancel them.

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Nov 25, 2009 6:14PM EST

ok four months is going to go fast but i am so pissed that they are doing that.the least they could do is start showing it in the uk then it would be coolwho still watch american idol??

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Nov 26, 2009 1:15PM EST

Networks wonder why viewers don't stick with shows after long hiatus.. I mean why would one stick with a show, if its gone for so long, people remember how to live without it which equals less viewers. dumb move on Fox part.

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Nov 27, 2009 6:53AM EST

The only reason im not as annoyed over Glee having a hiatus is the fact part of it is to do with shooting schedules.However - 4 months is way to long :(
I agree with peoples comments here also about networks sabotaging their own shows, its bad enough skipping a week, leaving such a large 4 month gap when viewers have been hooked week after week is just plain stupid! We've seen it in the past and have lost good shows because of it I hope so much this doesnt happen with Glee

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Nov 28, 2009 8:41PM EST

you guys are complaining, yet nobody is psyched for 24?

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