It's kind of amazing how Fox can simultaneously make me cheer and boo with its programming choices. And it's all my fault, I guess.
I don't like reality TV, and with today's announcement of its 2011-12 primetime schedule, Fox proves it plans to dominate the fall TV season with the new Simon Cowell competition series "The X Factor" just like it dominates the spring season already with "American Idol." But, again, that's a small annoyance for me to deal with if it allows Fox to keep such a cherished and under-watched series as "Fringe" around, or to bring us the new, and expensive, sci-fi drama "Terra Nova," or the new J.J. Abrams series "Alcatraz," which no doubt will be challenging to viewers.
Anyway, Fox introduced four new comedies, three new dramas and "The X Factor" today. Below is the networks scheduling plan, with new shows in UPPER CASE. COme back later Monday and I will have links to video sneak peeks of the new series.
FOX FALL 2011 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE
(All times CT)
7 p.m.: "TERRA NOVA"
8 p.m.: "House"
7 p.m.: "Glee"
8 p.m.: "NEW GIRL" (working title)
8:30 p.m. "Raising Hope"
7 p.m.: "THE X FACTOR" (performance show)
8:30 p.m.: "I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER" (working title)