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Fox announces season finale dates, summer premieres

February 28, 2013|By Yvonne Villarreal
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Ch-ch-changes will be coming to the Fox schedule as the network transitions to its summer programming.

The network announced Thursday its season finale dates for shows such as "Bones" and "The Following" and premiere dates for new and returning programs.

"So You Think You Can Dance" returns for its 10th season on May 14. Riding off the first night of "American Idol's" two-night finale on May 15 is a preview of the network's workplace reality series, "Does Someone Have to Go." The series, which will make its time period debut on May 23, has bosses handing over the power to the employess, letting them make changes in the work place -- even letting co-workers go (uh, not sure how that last part holds up with HR).

Meanwhile, new comedy "The Goodwin Games" makes its debut in a crowd of Tuesday repeats--how's that for a boost! The comedy, featuring Scott Foley ("Scandal," "Felicity"), centers on a trio of siblings who are poised to inherit a large sum of money after their father's death--that is, if they fulfill his last wishes. Its lead-in is an encore of "Raising Hope" at 8 p.m.

Then there's the two-hour return of "Masterchef" on May 22. And a late-night crowd of quarter-hour animated series in "Animation Domination High-Def." The block runs from 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m. and will include: "Axe Cop," based on the graphic novel; "High School USA!" from Dino Stamatopoulos ("Community"); "Golan the Insatiable," with voice work from Mandy Moore, Patton Oswalt and others; and the "Untitled Lucas Brothers Project," from identical twin comedians Kenny and Keith Lucas.

A look at what's to come (all times ET/PT):



Monday, April 29:

8:00-9:00 PM              BONES (Season Finale)

9:00-10:00 PM            THE FOLLOWING (Season Finale)

Mondays, beginning May 6:

9:00-10:00 PM            HELL’S KITCHEN (All-New Special Monday Episodes)

Mondays, beginning May 20:

8:30-9:00 PM              THE GOODWIN GAMES (Series Premiere)




Tuesday, May 7:

9:00-9:30 PM              NEW GIRL (Season Finale)

9:30-10:00 PM            THE MINDY PROJECT (Season Finale)


Tuesdays, beginning May 14:

8:00-10:00 PM            SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Season Premiere)



Wednesday, May 15:

8:00-9:00 PM              AMERICAN IDOL (Season Finale, Part One; ET live/PT tape-delayed)

9:00-10:00 PM            DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO GO (Series Preview)         


Wednesdays, beginning May 22:

8:00-10:00 PM            MASTERCHEF (Season Premiere)



Thursday, May 9:

9:00-10:00 PM            GLEE (Season Finale)

Thursday, May 16:

8:00-10:07 PM            AMERICAN IDOL (Season Finale, Part Two; ET live/PT tape-delayed)

Thursdays, beginning May 23:

8:00-9:00 PM              DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO GO (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            HELL’S KITCHEN (Time Period Premiere)




Friday, April 5:

8:00-9:00 PM              KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Season Finale)

Friday, April 26:

9:00-10:00 PM            TOUCH (Season Finale)



Saturday, May 4:

8:00-9:00 PM              COPS (One-Hour Season Finale)


Saturdays, beginning July 27:

11:00 PM-12:30 AM   ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF (Series Premiere)



Sunday, May 12:

8:30-9:00 PM              BOB’S BURGERS (Season Finale)

9:30-10:00 PM            AMERICAN DAD (Season Finale)

Sunday, May 19:

7:00-8:00 PM              THE CLEVELAND SHOW (One-Hour Season Finale; Two All-New Episodes)

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