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FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates, Return of "Fringe," "Dollhouse," "Bones," "House"

Mark your calendars: FOX has announced its fall premiere for new and returning series.

Surprisingly, FOX has slated its premieres smack in the middle of September, which means that the network will go head-to-head with its rivals while in previous years FOX has either launched early or late due to baseball pre-emptions.

The week of September 16th alone will see the launch of Glee and the return of such drama series as Fringe, Bones, and Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, with a two-hour season opener of House (directed by executive producer Katie Jacobs) airing on September 21st, the first official day of the fall season.

Meanwhile, a new edition of Hell's Kitchen sneaks onto the lineup on Tuesday nights this fall, beginning September 29th.

All of the premiere dates, as well as the official press release from FOX announcing the scheduling, can be found below.

FOX ANNOUNCES FALL PREMIERE DATES
FOR THE 2009-2010 SEASON

NEW COMEDY “GLEE” DEBUTS
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

NEW FAMILY COMEDY “BROTHERS” TO PREMIERE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

NEW ANIMATED SERIES “THE CLEVELAND SHOW” TO DEBUT
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

NEW SATURDAY LATE-NIGHT ENTRY “THE WANDA SYKES SHOW” (working title) DEBUTS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7


FOX has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series. The 2009-2010 season will kick off Wednesday, Sept. 16 with the sixth season premiere of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the highly anticipated series premiere of GLEE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the biting new comedy for the underdog in all of us that features a soundtrack of hit songs from past and present. On Thursday, Sept. 17, fan favorite BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and the second thrilling season of FRINGE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) return. BROTHERS, the new family comedy starring Michael Strahan, premieres Friday, Sept. 18 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) followed by the return of ‘TIL DEATH (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and the second season premiere of Joss Whedon’s DOLLHOUSE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

HOUSE jumpstarts its sixth season with a special two-hour premiere Monday, Sept. 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Sunday, Sept. 27 marks the return of ANIMATION DOMINATION with the amazing 20th season premiere of THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), the series premiere of THE CLEVELAND SHOW (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and the season premieres of FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). The second season of hit drama LIE TO ME will premiere Monday, Sept. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will air two nights per week when the original dance competition has its time period premiere Tuesday, Sept. 29 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and later expands to two-hour performance shows beginning Tuesday, Oct. 27 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). In addition, new Saturday late-night entry THE WANDA SYKES SHOW (working title) debuts Saturday, Nov. 7 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT).

Premieres of new series and returning favorites are listed below in chronological order.

Saturday, Sept. 12

8-8:30 pm: COPS (Season Premiere)
8:30-9 pm: COPS (All-New Episode)
9-10 pm: AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 16

8-9 pm: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Season Premiere)
9-10 pm: GLEE (Series Premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 17

8-9 pm: BONES (Season Premiere)
9-10 pm: FRINGE (Season Premiere)

Friday, Sept. 18

8-8:30 pm: BROTHERS (Series Premiere)
8:30-9 pm: ‘TIL DEATH (Season Premiere)
9-10 pm: DOLLHOUSE (Season Premiere)

Monday, Sept. 21

8-10 pm: HOUSE (2-Hour Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 27

8-8:30 pm: THE SIMPSONS (Season Premiere)
8:30-9 pm: THE CLEVELAND SHOW (Series Premiere)
9-9:30 pm: FAMILY GUY (Season Premiere)
9:30-10 pm: AMERICAN DAD (Season Premiere)

Monday, Sept. 28

8-9 pm: HOUSE (All-New Episode)
9-10 pm: LIE TO ME (Season Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 29

8-9 pm: HELL’S KITCHEN (All-New Episode)
9-10 pm: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Time Period Premiere)

Tuesday, Oct. 27

8-10 pm: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Time Period Premiere)

Saturday, Nov. 7

11-12 am: THE WANDA SYKES SHOW (wt) (Series Premiere)

Stay tuned.

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