Fox is saying goodbye to both Jack Bauer and Simon Cowell this year, two entities that helped establish them as a television powerhouse. The network doesn't appear to be too worried about it, though...
Fox still has the huge hit "Glee," and also "House," "The Simpsons," "Bones," and "Fringe." Plus, they're adding seven new series.
Here's the breakdown (new shows in bold):
Monday: "House" holds the 8pm spot. At 9pm is a new drama called "Lonestar" about a Texas con man leading a double life. "Ride-Along," a drama about a rogue Chicago cop from the producer of "The Shield," will replace "Lonestar" in January.
Tuesday: "Glee" at 8pm. At 9pm, a new sitcom called "Raising Hope" about a lovable loser raising a baby with the help of his parents (and grandmother, Cloris Leachman). It's from the creator of "My Name is Earl." At 9:30 there's a sitcom ("Running Wilde") from the makers of "Arrested Development" starring Will Arnett ("Arrested Development") and Keri Russell ("Felicity").
Wednesday: "Lie to Me" returns for its second season, followed by "Hell's Kitchen" with Chef Gordon Ramsay at 9pm.
Thursday: Thursdays stay the same with "Bones" at 8pm and "Fringe" at 9pm.
Friday: "Human Target" returns for a second season, followed by "Good Guys," which just debuted this week on Fox. It's a fun, spoofy cop show set in Dallas starring Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks.
Saturday: This is the same - "Cops" and "America's Most Wanted."
Sunday: Also the same - "The Simpsons," "The Cleveland Show," "Family Guy," and "American Dad."
"American Idol" is tweaked a little for its return at mid-season. This time they'll have a 90-minute performance show on Tuesdays (as opposed to two hours) and a scaled back half-hour results show after "Glee" on Wednesdays.
"Terra Nova" is a time-travel special-effects drama from Steven Spielberg that is in Fox's future. It's in pre-production and hasn't even been cast yet.
"Mixed Signals" is a sitcom that will appear on Tuesdays in the spring, and "Bob's Burgers," is an animated series that will show up on Sunday nights.