Fox Upfront: 6 New Shows

NEW YORK Fox, the first network to unveil its 2009-10 prime-time schedule plans, will introduce three new series this fall, with changes impacting six nights of the week. Only Saturday remains intact, care of perennial non-scripted franchises Cops and America’s Most Wanted.

Summer favorite So You Think You Can Dance, which returns on Thursday, May 21, will remain on the air this fall, with season six scheduled Tuesdays from 8-10 p.m. and Wednesdays from 8-9 p.m., leading into new Fame-like drama Glee. Glee previews out of American Idol on May 19. The other new fall series are live action sitcom Brothers, which kicks off Friday at 8 p.m. (into the return of ‘Til Death); and animated Family Guy spinoff The Cleveland Show, which is scheduled Sundays at 8:30 p.m. out of The Simpsons (and into Family Guy). 
 
“The strategic moves we made last year to build off of our biggest assets are paying off,” said Kevin Reilly, president of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. We’ve created stability and a consistently strong performance across the week. Next season, we’re bringing back two top-rated sophomore dramas (Fringe and Lie to Me) and using our hits to introduce a broad and compelling slate of new shows that will make our air even more vibrant and alive.”