"Glee" To Kick Off Fox Tuesdays This Fall; "Idol" Format Changes Announced

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Great news for "Glee" fans: After a prime-time slot following "American Idol" on Tuesdays this spring, FOX-TV has announced that Mr. Schue and his show choir will kick off the network's Tuesday night prime-time schedule this fall, according to the Washington Post.


"Glee" will move to Wednesdays at 9 PM in mid-season, but that move will be heralded in one of the best ways to grab attention. The show's first episode in that time slot will air after the Super Bowl in February 2011.

"Glee"'s midseason move will follow the "American Idol" results show. "Idol" will be undergoing some changes, based on viewer suggestions, when it returns in the winter of '11. The changes will include paring Tuesday performance shows down to 90 minutes and the Wednesday results show to 30 minutes.

A replacement for "Idol" judge Simon Cowell has not been named.

The results show will now air from 8:30-9 PM, following a new sitcom, "Raising Hope" (8-8:30 PM), from "My Name Is Earl" creator Greg Garcia, which follows a slacker forced to raise a baby girl he didn't know he had. The show will move to the 8 PM Wednesday slot mid-season, after following "Glee" at 9 PM in the fall.

Fox also announced that "Ride Along," a cop drama from "Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy, would join the Fox lineup mid-season. The show, following a "larger-than-life" Chicago cop who is all "razor blades and brass knuckles wrapped in politeness and egoless charm," will star Jason Clarke and Jennifer Beals and will air Mondays at 9 PM, after "House."

Other notable premieres include "The Good Guys," another cop drama featuring Bradley Whitford ("The West Wing," Boeing-Boeing) and Colin Hanks (33 Variations), which is set to debut May 19 and run regularly this summer on Fridays at 9 PM; and "Running Wilde," a new comedy from "Arrested Development" producers Mitch Hurwitz and James Villely, starring Will Arnett as a playboy out to win back his childhood sweetheart (played by Keri Russell), which will air this fall on Tuesdays at 9:30 PM.

Stephen Spielberg will produce "Terra Nova," an "epic family adventure" sending a modern family back to prehistoric times, which will debut mid-season.

— Thomas Peter

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