Fox slides sched back a week

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Fox surprised some people in the middle of last month when it announced that it would kick off its fall season in late August, about a week earlier than the rest of the networks. August 25 was to see the two-hour fourth-season premiere of Prison Break, followed by more two-hour specials during the rest of the week.

Well, it turns out Fox was just playing around. The network readjusted its schedule yesterday, pushing everything back a week and lining up with its rivals.

The fourth season of Prison Break will now bow on September 1, with two-hour premieres of Bones (September 3), The Moment of Truth (September 4), and Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader (September 5) following.

The following week will see the more traditional Fox fall lineup take shape, with premieres of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles on September 8, Fringe on September 9, and 'Til Death and Do Not Disturb on September 10. House makes its season premiere September 16, and the shows comprising Fox's Sunday animation block all kick off their seasons on September 28.

Fox's adjusted fall schedule is below.

Monday, September 1
8:00-10:00 p.m. Prison Break (Two-Hour Season Premiere)

Wednesday, September 3
8:00-10:00 p.m. Bones (Two-Hour Season Premiere)

Thursday, September 4
8:00-10:00 p.m. The Moment of Truth (Two-Hour Season Premiere)

Friday, September 5
8:00-10:00 p.m. Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (Two-Hour Season Premiere)

Saturday, September 6
8:00-8:30 p.m. Cops (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. Cops (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (Season Premiere)

Monday, September 8
8:00-9:00 p.m. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Prison Break (Time Period Premiere)

Tuesday, September 9
8:00-10:00 p.m. Fringe (Two-Hour Series Premiere)

Wednesday, September 10
8:00-9:00 p.m. Bones (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-9:30 p.m. 'Til Death (Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. Do Not Disturb (Series Premiere)

Thursday, September 11
8:00-9:00 p.m. The Moment of Truth (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Kitchen Nightmares (Season Premiere)

Friday, September 12
8:00-9:00 p.m. Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Don't Forget the Lyrics! (Season Premiere)

Saturday, September 13
11:00 p.m.-Midnight MADtv (Season Premiere)
Midnight-12:30 a.m. Talkshow with Spike Feresten (Season Premiere)

Tuesday, September 16
8:00-9:00 p.m. House (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Fringe (Time Period Premiere)

Sunday, September 28
8:00-8:30 p.m. The Simpsons (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. King of the Hill (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 p.m. Family Guy (Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. American Dad (Season Premiere)