With “American Idol” and “24″ in full throttle mode, FOX has something to celebrate. The network isn’t resting on it’s laurels though, it is making some scheduling changes to give Brad Garrett’s show a big push. Fox entertainment president Peter Liguori gave some details:
Liguori also confirmed plans to give a major boost to the struggling freshman comedy ” ‘Til Death,” starring Brad Garrett, by moving it to the plum post-”Idol” Wednesday 9:30 p.m. slot as of March 14.
“The shows that have worked best after ‘Idol’ tend to be the broader shows. ‘ ‘Til Death’ is a pretty broad show, and it’s getting broader,” Liguori said. “We’ve added Margaret Cho. We’ve added Anthony Anderson. And creatively, we feel that the show actually is finding its footing with each and every episode.”
The network also has some new shows debuting soon, find out what those are after the jump.
‘Idol’ dominates FOX TCA session [Past Deadline]
Many more photos (Jason Behr, Ron Livingston, Wentworth Miller, D.B. Woodside, Kiefer Sutherland, Marisol Nichols, Dominic Purcell, David Boreanez, Emily Deschanel, Rick Schroeder, Michaela Conlin, Kathy Najimy, Kevin Sorbo, Joley Fisher, Eric Balfour, Taryn Manning, Michael Chiklis, Robert Sean Leonard, Lisa Edelstein, Chad Lowe, Krysten Ritter, Teri Polo, Jennifer Morrison and Minnie Driver) from the Fox All Star Winter TCA Party after the jump.
(Jason Behr, Ron Livingston, Wentworth Miller, D.B. Woodside)
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Fox also will use “Idol” as a launching pad for David E. Kelley’s midseason dramedy “The Wedding Bells,” which will premiere after the reality juggernaut March 7 before moving to its regular 9 p.m. Friday slot March 9.
Another midseason series, the Rob Corddry-starring comedy “The Winner,” will join Fox’s Sunday lineup. It will premiere with two episodes, one at 8:30 p.m. and one in its regular 9:30 p.m. slot March 4. The animated comedy “American Dad,” which airs in the Sunday 9:30 period, will go on hiatus for five weeks to make room for “Winner.”
Taking a page from the “24″ playbook, Fox’s third midseason series, the race actioner “Drive,” will launch with a two-night, three-hour premiere Sunday, April 15, at 8-10 p.m. and its regular Monday 8-9 p.m. period April 16. On Monday, “Drive” will replace “Prison Break,” which will have wrapped it second season by then.
Meanwhile, the sophomore comedy “The War at Home,” which began the season at 9:30 p.m. Sunday and now airs in a block with ” ‘Til Death” on Thursday,” will go back to Sundays, this time at 7:30 p.m., starting March 4.
(Daivd Boreanez, Emily Deschanel, Rick Schroeder, Michaela Conlin)
(Kathy Najimy, Kevin Sorbo, Joley Fisher, Eric Balfour, Taryn Manning)
(Michael Chiklis, Robert Sean Leonard, Lisa Edelstein, Chad Lowe)
(Krysten Ritter, Teri Polo, Jennifer Morrison, Minnie Driver)