FOX Pushes Back Fall Premieres

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FOX has announced its full slate of fall premieres for September, slightly delaying a series of special two-hour launches previously scheduled for late August.

At its upfront presentation to advertisers last month, FOX originally announced two-hour premieres for "Prison Break," "Fringe," "Bones" and "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader" for the week of Monday, Aug. 25. That week just happens to also be the week of the Democratic National Convention. A source at FOX maintains, though, that the decision to push back the premiere week was prompted by the boost of overall TV useage after the Labor Day weekend and by the chance to have additional weeks of original programming during the actual official and not by the Convention.

In its new schedule, FOX has moved the extra long episodes of "Prison Break," "Bones" and "Fifth Grader" to the week of Sept. 1, airing on the Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights. The network has also added a two-hour premiere for "The Moment of Truth" on the Thursday.

"Fringe," the new sci-fi-infused drama from J.J. Abrams will now kick off on Tuesday, Sept. 9, the night after the second season return of "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles."

Other key premiere dates for FOX include Sept. 10 for the new comedy "Do Not Disturb," Sept. 16 for "House" and Sept. 28 for the network's animated Sunday comedies.

Keeping in mind that with FOX all shows, times and days of the week are completely subject to change at a moment's notice, here's your complete list of FOX fall premieres:

Monday, Sept. 1
8:00-10:00 PM "Prison Break" (2-Hour Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 3
8:00-10:00 PM "Bones" (2-Hour Season Premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 4
8:00-10:00 PM "The Moment of Truth" (2-Hour Season Premiere)

Friday, Sept. 5
8:00-10:00 PM "Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?" (2-Hour Season Premiere)

Saturday, Sept. 6
8:00-8:30 PM "COPS"(Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM "COPS" (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM "America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back" (Season Premiere)

Monday, Sept. 8
8:00-9:00 PM "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"(Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM "Prison Break" (Time Period Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 9
8:00-10:00 PM "Fringe" (2-Hour Series Premiere)

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

Thursday, Sept. 11
8:00-9:00 PM "The Moment of Truth" (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM "Kitchen Nightmares" (Season Premiere)

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

Saturday, Sept. 13
11:00 PM-Midnight "MADtv"(Season Premiere)
Midnight-12:30 AM "Talk Show With Spike Feresten" (Season Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 16
8:00-9:00 PM "House"(Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM "Fringe" (Time Period Premiere)

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

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