Fox made more scheduling changes than anything else. Of course, they do only have 2 hours of primetime to schedule so there’s not a lot of room for new shows, but the new shows they have don’t look completely awful. In fact, a couple of their mid-season shows look kind of good (The Following and The Goodwin Games especially). They do have a few big changes, but I pretty much agree with them.
#1 The Tuesday night comedy block was something they seemed to be leaning towards this year and have committed to 100% for the fall. I’m totally on board with this decision. Especially because new shows Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project actually look both funny and like they will fit well with Raising Hope and New Girl as lead-ins.
#2 Moving Touch to Fridays. First of all, I think it was actually kind of stupid to give Touch a second season seeing as that show is lame. However, I think that putting it on Fridays and pairing it with Fringe just makes sense. And let’s all thank whatever God spoke to Kevin Reilly and convinced him to give Fringe 13 more episodes of awesome.
#3 Outside of the fact that I think that X-Factor is totally noisy and not at all good, it makes total sense to pair it’s result show (and American Idol’s come mid season) with Glee. I don’t know why no one had done that before. Glee is kind of on its way out (at least it is if it’s being smart) so it could definitely use the boost of the music competition audience (because even though X-Factor didn’t do as good as was expected, it still held it’s own ratings-wise).
There’s really not too much to say though. I’m a little disappointed that The Following and The Goodwin Games are being held til midseason but that seems like something a lot of networks are doing now. And regardless, the Fox Tuesday comedy block is totally going to become a thing – like NBC’s Must-See Thursdays or ABC’s TGIF block from the early 90′s. I wonder what catchy name they’re going to give it.