Fox Announces Premiere Dates for SYTYCD, Kitchen Nightmares, and More, Bumping Enlisted in the Process
Fox has announced a handful of spring and summer premiere dates that amount to some unfortunate writing on the wall for its freshman comedy Enlisted: The home of one of our favorite new midseason characters is getting bumped from the network's Friday-night schedule to clear space for Kitchen Nightmares, which will kick off its sixth season on April 11 with a return to Amy's Baking Company, one of the most storied "nightmares" in the history of the series. Enlisted, which Fox says will return at a still-to-be-determined later date, was already set to be preempted on Friday, April 4 for the one-hour series finale of Raising Hope, so this Friday, March 28 will be your last chance to salute the Hill brothers for the foreseeable future.
Joining Kitchen Nightmares on Fox's warm-weather schedule are new seasons of Masterchef, So You Think You Can Dance, Hotel Hell and two new series called Riot and I Wanna Marry Harry, along with the previously scheduled 24: Live Another Day, Surviving Jack, and Gang-Related.
Hey, how about a quick new-show rundown before we get to the dates?
Riot, which was formerly called Slide Show, is a variety series that sounds like a mash-up of Hollywood Game Night, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and Killer Karaoke. Hosted by Australian talk show host Rove McManus and executive-produced by Steve Carell, it will feature celebrities and comedians participating in "unpredictable song, dance, and sketch challenges, often while navigating the show’s trademark one-of-a-kind set, tilted at a 22 degree angle."
I Wanna Marry Harry is a reality dating show with a lame title that weirdly name-checks Harry, Prince of Wales. Here's the official logline:
An average English “bloke” is given the royal treatment and an upper crust makeover before meeting 12 single American women searching for Prince Charming. Will he be able to convince them he’s regal? And if he does, will they fall for the crown, or fall in love with the real him? Join “Harry” as he courts each of the ladies, taking them on romantic dates worthy of a princess and trying to make some version of their fairytales come true.
So... The Bachelor + Joe Millionaire + an accent? Summer programming, ladies and gentlemen!
Anyway, now that that's done, here are the dates, in convenient list form:
Thursday, March 27:
9:30-10pm – Surviving Jack (Series premiere; read Tim's preview right here!)
Tuesday, April 1:
9pm-10pm – The Mindy Project (One-hour spring premiere/back-to-back episodes)
Tuesday, April 8:
9pm-10pm – The Mindy Project (Back-to-back episodes)
Friday, April 11:
9-10pm – Kitchen Nightmares (Season 6 premiere)
Tuesday, April 15:
9:30pm-10pm – The Mindy Project (Returns to its normal time period)
Monday, May 5
8-10pm – 24: Live Another Day (Two-hour series premiere)
Monday, May 12:
9-10pm – 24: Live Another Day (Time period premiere)
Tuesday, May 13:
9-10pm – Riot (Series premiere)
Monday, May 19:
8–9pm – MasterChef (Season 5 premiere)
Thursday, May 22:
9-10pm – Gang-Related (Series premiere)
Tuesday, May 27:
8–9pm – I Wanna Marry Harry (Series premiere)
Wednesday, May 28:
8-10pm – So You Think You Can Dance (Season 11 premiere)
Monday, July 21:
9-10pm – Hotel Hell (Season 2 premiere)
Editor's Note: As part of the same scheduling announcement, Fox also confirmed season finale dates for a majority of its series; we've updated our comprehensive finales calendar accordingly.
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