Fox has been doing some Spring cleaning, announcing revisions to both Monday and Thursday night TV. With both House and Alcatraz falling in the ratings recently, it looks like FOX has abandoned the notion of pairing Touch with House when Alcatraz finished up its freshman season in late March. In what might possibly be seen as an ‘eggs in one basket’ move, Touch will air on Thursdays with American Idol as a lead in.
A full press release follows, but we’ve provided some cliff notes below.
“TOUCH” WORLD PREMIERES THURSDAY, MARCH 22 ON FOX.
“BONES” MOVES TO MONDAYS & “HOUSE” SHIFTS TO 9:00 PM, STARTING MONDAY, APRIL 2.
”HOUSE” RETROSPECTIVE KICKS OFF TWO-HOUR SERIES FINALE EVENT MONDAY, MAY 21.
FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL AIRING SUNDAY APRIL 22.
FOX announces revisions to its Monday and Thursday spring schedule, as well as the air date for FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL and the addition of a HOUSE retrospective leading into the show’s momentous series finale.
TOUCH, the distinctive new drama created by Tim Kring (“Heroes”) and starring Kiefer Sutherland (“24”), will world premiere Thursday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following American Idol results shows (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). Don’t miss an encore of the TOUCH preview episode Thursday, March 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
On Monday, April 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Bones moves to a new night and time. In the spring premiere, an expectant Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) are at odds over plans for the upcoming birth of their daughter. Meanwhile, a neighborhood is on edge when remains are found in the sewer, clogging up local plumbing lines.
Also on Monday, April 2, HOUSE moves to a new time (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) with all-new episodes leading up to House’s final diagnosis. A retrospective special looking back at the last eight years of the seminal series will air Monday, May 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the thrilling series finale (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Additional details regarding the special to be announced soon.
FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL is set to air Sunday, April 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The exciting event will celebrate the shows and the stars of FOX’s 25-year history, from its earliest days as a bold, brazen upstart to its current standing as the No. 1 network among Adults 18-49.
The Finder will have its spring finale Thursday, March 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and will return later in the season with all-new episodes. Alcatraz continues with all-new episodes Mondays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) throughout March, with the previously announced special two-hour episode Monday, March 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and the arresting two-hour season finale on Monday, March 26 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).