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FOX (ended 2013)

Savvy business decision? Or chicken move? Fox is the latest network to schedule its 2013 fall premiere dates, and is staggering its big debuts to avoid Premiere Week competition. With CBS and NBC going for typical late-September to launch many of their shows (and The CW holding off until October), Fox is sneaking in a couple of its scripted dramas early, with Bones and Sleepy Hollow debuting on Monday, September 16. The network's reality shows are starting even earlier, with The X Factor kicking things off on Wednesday September 11.

This decision was clearly made to avoid the thunder of CBS (and I guess NBC?), which may or may not pay off. The head start will be especially important for new shows Sleepy HollowDads (though no jump on the competition will save that), and Brooklyn Nine-Nine as they attempt to grab an audience thirsting for new television. Meanwhile (and as expected), J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman's great-looking new sci-fi drama Almost Human and new comedy Enlisted will premiere in early November so that Fox can promote the heck out of them during its coverage of the MLB playoffs.  

Fox's 2013-2014 Fall Premiere Dates:

(New shows in bold and ALL CAPS)

Wednesday, Sept. 11

8-9pm – The X Factor (Season 3 premiere, Part 1)

Thursday, Sept. 12

8-10pm – The X Factor (Season 3 premiere, Part 2)

Monday, Sept. 16

8-9pm – Bones (Season 9 premiere)

9-10pm – SLEEPY HOLLOW (Series premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 17

8-8:30pm – DADS (Series premiere)

8:30-9pm – BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Series premiere)

9-9:30pm – New Girl (Season 3 premiere)

9:30-10pm – The Mindy Project (Season 2 premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 18

8-10pm – The X Factor (All-new episode)

Thursday, Sept. 19

8-9pm – The X Factor (All-new episode)

9-10pm – Glee (Season 5 premiere)

Friday, Sept. 27

8-9pm – MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (Series premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 29

8-8:30pm – The Simpsons (Season premiere)

8:30-9pm – Bob's Burgers (Season premiere)

9-9:30pm – Family Guy (Season premiere)

9:30-10pm – American Dad (Season premiere)

Monday, Nov. 4

8-9pm – ALMOST HUMAN (Series premiere)

Friday, Nov. 8

8-9pm – Bones (Time period premiere)

9-9:30pm – Raising Hope (Season premiere)

9:30-10pm – ENLISTED (Series premiere)

Saved for midseason: American Idol, The FollowingRAKEGANG RELATEDSURVIVING JACK, MURDER POLICE, and US & THEM.

Fall premiere dates by network: ABCNBC | CBS | FoxThe CW

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