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Fox announced its schedule on Monday morning as upfronts week kicked off in New York City.

The network is holding most of its new offerings until midseason when postseason baseball is out of the way. But the musical ‘Glee’ and two comedies -- the animated ‘The Cleveland Show’ and ‘Brothers’ -- will make their debuts in the fall.

The new shows at midseason will be -- as previously reported -- dramas ‘Human Target’ and ‘Past Life’ and ‘Sons of Tucson,’ a comedy. (An earlier version of this post misspelled Tucson as Tuscon.)

It is the first upfronts for new Chairman Peter Rice, the former Fox Searchlight executive who was appointed to the job in March. In a conference call Fox executives had with reporters this morning, he spoke about the changing business of network television but pointed out that mass audiences still flock to the networks more than to cable.

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Other news from the release, both explicit and implicit:

-- ‘Lie to Me’ will get the post-'House’ boost on Monday nights, while ‘Fringe’ movies to Thursdays, where it will follow ‘Bones.’

-- ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ which has its Season 5 premiere Thursday, will have its first shot at a regular-season berth this fall. On the conference call, Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly said that he thinks ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ will bring more women to the network and be a good companion for ‘Glee.’

-- As we previously reported, the low-rated Joss Whedon show ‘Dollhouse’ has been renewed for its second season in its same Friday time slot. ‘This is a bet on Joss Whedon,’ Reilly said.

-- The resilient ‘Til Death’ will return again despite never really finding an audience.

-- Goners: ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,’ ‘Sit Down, Shut Up,’ ‘Do Not Disturb.’

The schedule for fall is below, the schedule for midseason, when ‘American Idol’ and ’24' return, is after the jump.

-- Kate Aurthur

FOX PRIMETIME SCHEDULE: FALL 2009
(All Times ET/PT)

MONDAY
8:00-9:00 PM HOUSE
9:00-10:00 PM LIE TO ME

TUESDAY
8:00-10:00 PM SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Performance Show

WEDNESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Results Show
9:00-10:00 PM GLEE

THURSDAY
8:00-9:00 PM BONES
9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE

FRIDAY
8:00-8:30 PM BROTHERS
8:30-9:00 PM ‘TIL DEATH
9:00-10:00 PM DOLLHOUSE

SATURDAY
8:00-8:30 PM COPS
8:30-9:00 PM COPS
9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA’S MOST WANTED
11:00 PM-Midnight THE WANDA SYKES SHOW (working title)
Midnight-12:30 AM ANIMATION DOMINATION ENCORES

SUNDAY
7:00-8:00 PM THE OT (NFL post-game)
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD

The midseason schedule is after the jump...

FOX PRIMETIME SCHEDULE: MIDSEASON 2010

(All Times ET/PT)

MONDAY
8:00-9:00 PM HOUSE
9:00-10:00 PM 24

TUESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL Performance Show
9:00-10:00 PM PAST LIFE

WEDNESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL Results Show
9:00-10:00 PM HUMAN TARGET (January) / GLEE (spring)

THURSDAY
8:00-9:00 PM BONES
9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE

FRIDAY
8:00-8:30 PM BROTHERS
8:30-9:00 PM ‘TIL DEATH
9:00-10:00 PM DOLLHOUSE

SATURDAY
8:00-8:30 PM COPS
8:30-9:00 PM COPS
9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA’S MOST WANTED
11:00 PM-Midnight THE WANDA SYKES SHOW (working title)
Midnight-12:30 AM ANIMATION DOMINATION ENCORES

SUNDAY
7:00-7:30 PM ANIMATION DOMINATION ENCORES
7:30-8:00 PM AMERICAN DAD
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM SONS OF TUCSON
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW


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