Just the other day, TVRage brought you the full rundown of ABC's midseason 2014 schedule. Next up on the docket is FOX. Unlike the Alphabet network, FOX is mostly playing it safe with its midseason offerings. Still, one veteran series is changing timeslots, and a few shows are set to return or debut.
First, 'Glee' will go on winter break after its Dec. 5 telecast, and return with all new episodes on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Yep, the Ryan Murphy created musical dramedy is heading back to its old Tuesdays at 8 p.m timeslot, following a largely uneventful season and a half tenure on Thursdays.
Current 8 p.m. resident 'Dads' is scheduled to conclude its first (and likely only) season by then, and 9:30 occupant 'The Mindy Project' will be going on hiatus from Jan. 28 to April 1. That scales down FOX's Tuesday comedy block to 'New Girl' at 9, followed by 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' at 9:30.
'The Following' is scheduled to begin its second season with a two-night premiere event, airing first on Sunday, Jan. 19, and then hopping back to its usual Mondays at 9 p.m. timeslot. Accordingly, 'Sleepy Hollow' will finish its 15 episode first season directly beforehand at 8.
FOX's new Greg Kinnear fronted legal drama 'Rake' premieres on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 9 p.m. This means that the freshman series will be receiving the benefit of an 'American Idol' lead-in. If something can't draw in the post-Idol slot, it's doomed.
Finally, new military comedy 'Enlisted' premieres on Friday, Jan. 10 at 9:30 p.m. To me, this says that FOX has already pegged the show as a ratings loser. Not only did they give it the dreaded "Friday Night Death Slot" right off, but they programmed it behind struggling comedy 'Raising Hope.' To put that in perspective, 'Hope's latest episode drew a 0.7 demo.
Is it a good idea to move 'Glee' back to Tuesdays? Will you check out 'Rake' or 'Enlisted'?