Fox is helping you plan your summer vacation, and they get their way, instead of packing up the kids and mini-van and exploring the majesties of the Grand Canyon, you'll instead be home on the couch watching people who think they can dance. The network announced dates for both its season finales and summer premieres today, with the highlights being the season finales of American Idol
and The Following
, and the series premiere of the wacky new workplace reality show Does Someone Have to Go
Let's start with the finales: A new American Idol
champ will be crowned May 16 in the second hour of a two-part finale. As usual, it will be tape-delayed so by the time it airs on the West Coast, you should already be able to purchase the winner's Christmas album, even though you won't know who the winner is. Because of The Following
's shortened 15-episode season, the Kevin Bacon-starring series will wrap things up on April 29 with the reveal that Ryan Hardy has been one of Carroll's followers all along, but then an argument between the two forces Hardy to start his own cult of serial killers who practice the preachings of Robert Louis Stevenson.
This summer, prepare yourself for the very summery show Does Someone Have to Go
, a reality program that gives businesses a chance to fix themselves by handing the power to some of the employees. The employees can then use their power to suggest new ideas, fire slacking coworkers, or just run the company into the ground. This sounds like a terrible idea, and I feel bad for everyone who is participating in it. Also coming this summer is Fox's new Saturday-night block, Animation Domination High-Def, featuring short-form animated series Axe Cop
, High School USA!
, Golan the Insatiable
, and more. It makes its debut Saturday, July 27 from 11pm to 12:30am.
Looking for info on Bones
, New Girl
, and other Fox shows? Check out the straight-from-the-press-release schedule below![UPDATE - March 12] Fox has changed the season finale dates for four of its shows: New Girl, The Mindy Project, Touch, and Kitchen Nightmares. The season premiere of So You Think You Can Dance has been adjusted from a two-hour premiere to a one-hour premiere. The changes are reflected in the schedule below.