FOX: Season Finale Dates Updated For ‘Touch,’ ‘The Mindy Project,’ ‘New Girl’ & ‘Kitchen Nightmares’



Via Press Release:

NEW GIRL and THE MINDY PROJECT Have Season Finales Tuesday, May 14;


FOX is announcing new season finale dates for NEW GIRL, THE MINDY PROJECT, KITCHEN NIGHTMARES and TOUCH.

NEW GIRL and THE MINDY PROJECT will now have their season finales on Tuesday, May 14 at 9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT and 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT, respectively. The season finales of KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and TOUCH (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) will air Friday, May 10.

FOX season finale events that remain unchanged include: BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and THE FOLLOWING (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Monday, April 29; the special one-hour season finale of COPS (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on Saturday, May 4; GLEE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Thursday, May 9; AMERICAN IDOL’s two-night season finale on Wednesday, May 15 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) and Thursday, May 16 (8:00-10:07 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed); BOB’S BURGERS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Sunday, May 12; and the special one-hour season finales of THE CLEVELAND SHOW (7:00-7:30/7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT), THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30/8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30/9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Sunday, May 19.


(All times ET/PT except where noted)


Monday, April 29:

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

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

Monday, May 6:

8:00-9:00 PM              BONES (Encore Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM            BONES (Encore Episode)

Monday, May 13:

8:00-10:00 PM            HELL’S KITCHEN (All-New Special Two-Hour Monday Episode)

Mondays, beginning May 20:

8:00-8:30 PM              RAISING HOPE (Encore)

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

9:00-9:30 PM              NEW GIRL (Encore)

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



Tuesday, May 7:

8:00-9:00 PM              HELL’S KITCHEN (All-New Episode)

9:00-9:30 PM              NEW GIRL (All-New Episode)

9:30-10:00 PM            THE MINDY PROJECT (All-New Episode)


Tuesday, May 14:

8:00-9:00 PM              SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (One-Hour Season Premiere)

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

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


Tuesdays, beginning May 21:

8:00-10:00 PM            SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (All-New Episode)



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:

8:00-9:00 PM              AMERICAN IDOL (All-New; ET live/PT tape-delayed)

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 (Encore)

9:00-10:00 PM            TOUCH (All-New)

Fridays, beginning April 12:

8:00-9:00 PM              KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Encore Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM            KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Encore Episode)

Fridays, beginning April 26:

8:00-9:00 PM              KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (All-New)

9:00-10:00 PM            TOUCH (All-New)

Friday, May 10:

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

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

Friday, May 17:

8:00-9:00 PM              KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Encore)

9:00-10:00 PM            BONES (Encore)

Fridays, beginning May 24:

8:00-9:00 PM              KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Encore)

9:00-10:00 PM            THE FOLLOWING (Encore)



Saturday, May 4:

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

9:00-10:00 PM            THE FOLLOWING (Encore)

11:00 PM-12:30 AM   ENCORES

Saturday, May 11:

6:00 PM-CC                NASCAR ON FOX – DARLINGTON 500

11:00 PM-12:30 AM   ENCORES

Saturday, May 18:

8:00-10:00 PM            COPS (Encores)

11:00 PM-12:30 AM   ENCORES


Saturdays, beginning May 25:

6:30 PM-CC                FOX SPORTS SATURDAYS: BASEBALL ’13

11:00 PM-12:30 AM   ENCORES

Saturdays, beginning July 27:

6:30 PM-CC                FOX SPORTS SATURDAYS: BASEBALL ’13

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


Sunday, May 12:

7:00-7:30 PM              THE SIMPSONS (Encore)

7:30-8:00 PM              THE CLEVELAND SHOW (All-New)

8:00-8:30 PM              THE SIMPSONS (All-New)

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

9:00-9:30 PM              FAMILY GUY (All-New)

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)

8:00-9:00 PM              THE SIMPSONS (One-Hour Season Finale; Two All-New Episodes)

9:00-10:00 PM            FAMILY GUY (One-Hour Season Finale; Two All-New Episodes)

Sunday, May 26:

5:30 PM-CC                NASCAR ON FOX – COCA-COLA 500

Sundays, beginning June 6:

7:00-10:00 PM            ANIMATION DOMINATION (Encores)

[EDITOR’S NOTE: For photos, artwork and more information on FOX primetime, please visit]


FOX Renews ‘The Mindy Project,’ ‘New Girl’ & ‘Raising Hope’


Via Press Release:




All-New NEW GIRL and THE MINDY PROJECT Air Tuesday, March 12;

One-Hour RAISING HOPE Season Finale Airs Thursday, March 28

foxFOX has picked up comedy series NEW GIRL, THE MINDY PROJECT and RAISING HOPE for the 2013-14 season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. NEW GIRL was picked up for a third season, THE MINDY PROJECT received a second season order and RAISING HOPE was renewed for a fourth season.

“We love working with these talented producers and casts who, week after week, create some of the funniest work on television,” said Reilly. “These shows are creatively vibrant, they have established a loyal and passionate audience and they will continue to define and grow the FOX comedy brand next season and beyond.”

Season to date, NEW GIRL ranks No. 1 among comedies in its core Women 18-34 demographic and is a Top 10 comedy among Adults 18-49. THE MINDY PROJECT has emerged as the No. 1 new comedy of the season among Women 18-34, while RAISING HOPE, which has anchored FOX’s Tuesday nights this season, is a Top 20 sitcom among Adults 18-34 and Teens.

In “Guys Night,” the next all-new episode of NEW GIRL, airing Tuesday, March 12 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), Jess (Zooey Deschanel) comes to a conclusion about her romantic feelings for Nick (Jake Johnson), and she struggles to tell him – until she’s hopped up on pain medication. But after admitting her feelings, she finds out he may have been keeping something from her. Meanwhile, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) becomes obsessed with buying a fish, which Winston (Lamorne Morris) sees as a metaphor for Schmidt’s unresolved feelings toward Cece (Hannah Simone), and Nick plans a bar promotion to impress the bar owner (guest star Odette Annable).

In the all-new “Mindy’s Birthday” episode of THE MINDY PROJECT airing Tuesday, March 12 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), Morgan (Ike Barinholtz) throws Mindy (Mindy Kaling) a surprise birthday party, but when her two worlds collide – personal and professional— it’s nothing to celebrate. Meanwhile, Jeremy (Ed Weeks) and Danny (Chris Messina) fight over the same girl (guest star Kelen Coleman, “Newsroom”).

The hour-long season finale of back-to-back RAISING HOPE episodes, “Burt-Mitzvah/Mom’s Day”, airs on a special night and time, Thursday, March 28 (9:00-9:30/9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) after AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). In “Burt-Mitzvah,” Burt’s (Garret Dillahunt) parents (guest stars Shirley Jones and Lee Majors) come to town with the surprising news that their son actually is Jewish. So Burt takes a musical crash course in his newfound heritage, to prepare for the Bar Mitzvah he never had. Then, in “Mom’s Day,” it’s a Mother’s Day to remember as Burt and Barney (Gregg Binkley) take a road trip to Maw Maw’s (Cloris Leachman) childhood home and discover that her mother may still be alive. Needless to say, multiple generations of crazy

NEW GIRL stars Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated actress Zooey Deschanel as a smart, spirited and single young woman who navigates her way through the highs and lows of modern friendship and romance, alongside her three male roommates (Jake Johnson, Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris) and her beautiful best friend (Hannah Simone). Created by Liz Meriwether (“No Strings Attached”), NEW GIRL is produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Meriwether, Dave Finkel, Brett Baer, Jake Kasdan, Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope are executive producers. “Like”             NEW GIRL on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @NewGirlOnFOX and join the discussion at #newgirl.

Created and written by Mindy Kaling (“The Office”), THE MINDY PROJECT stars Kaling as a skilled OB/GYN trying to balance both her personal and professional life. THE MINDY PROJECT is produced by 3 Arts Entertainment in association with Universal Television. The series is created and written by Mindy Kaling. Kaling, Howard Klein (“The Office,” “Parks and Recreation”), Matt Warburton (THE SIMPSONS) and Michael Spiller (“Modern Family”) are executive producers. “Like” THE MINDY PROJECT on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @MindyProjectFOX and join the discussion at #themindyproject.

Created by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia, RAISING HOPE follows the Chance family as the unplanned addition to their family becomes a toddler. The show stars Lucas Neff, Emmy Award winner Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt, Shannon Woodward, Emmy Award winner Cloris Leachman and Gregg Binkley. RAISING HOPE is produced by Amigos de Garcia Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television. “Like” RAISING HOPE on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @RaisingHopeFOX and join the discussion at #raisinghope.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: For photos and more information on NEW GIRL, THE MINDY PROJECT and RAISING HOPE, please visit]


FOX: New Girl, Raising Hope, and Glee RENEWED!!!

Woo, hoo! We got renewed!

Gotta give FOX credit for raising the bar on their comedies even if we still think Glee jumped the shark in season two.  FOX has proven that they are a player, now, that can stand up to any of the other networks, even CBS.   Both Raising Hope and New Girl are solid comedies and they deserved renewal.

Via Press Release:

“New Girl,” “Raising Hope” AND “Glee”


Spring Into Tuesdays Tomorrow with the Return of Glee,

Followed By All-New Episodes of New Girl and Raising Hope

FOX has ordered a second season of freshman breakout hit New Girl, a third installment of the irreverent family comedy Raising Hope and a fourth season of the genre-defying musical sensation Glee, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

“Over the past season, New Girl has become the hottest new appointment series for young adults; Raising Hope has established itself as one of the smartest and most unique offbeat comedies on television; and Glee has continued its success as a genre-defying, global cultural phenomenon,” said Reilly. “All three of these comedies add a fresh and distinctive flavor to our Tuesday nights, and I’m really happy to bring them back to our air next season.”

All-new episodes of Glee return to Tuesdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), beginning tomorrow, April 10, with New Girl remaining at 9:00-9:31 PM ET/PT, and Raising Hope returning to its regular time slot at 9:31-10:00 PM ET/PT.

Currently in its first season, New Girl is the No. 1 new series among Adults 18-34 and the No. 2 new scripted series among Adults 18-49. The show stars Zooey Deschanel as a school teacher who moved in with three single guys, and their new friendships changed their lives in unexpected ways. The Golden Globe-nominated series also stars Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris and Hannah Simone. In the all-new “Normal” episode airing tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10 (9:00-9:31 PM ET/PT), Jess (Deschanel) invites Russell (guest star Dermot Mulroney) to spend the weekend at the loft. Created by Liz Meriwether (“No Strings Attached”), New Girl is produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Meriwether, Jake Kasdan, Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Dave Finkel and Brett Baer are executive producers.

In the two-part season finale of Raising Hope beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10 (9:31-10:00 PM ET/PT), and concluding on Tuesday, April 17 (9:31-10:00 PM ET/PT), Nancy Grace guest-stars as the host of the newsmagazine series “Inside Probe,” which turns its focus on the Chance’s history, culminating in the family going on trial to fight for custody of baby Hope. Created by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia, the series follows the Chance family as the unplanned addition to their family becomes a toddler. The show stars Lucas Neff, Emmy Award nominee Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt, Shannon Woodward and Cloris Leachman. Raising Hope is produced by Amigos de Garcia Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

Now in its third season, Glee continues to be a Top 10 comedy among Adults 18-49 and the No. 1 scripted series among Teens. The hit series returns this spring answering the dramatic cliffhangers of Quinn’s (Dianna Agron) car accident, Finn (Cory Monteith) and Rachel’s (Lea Michele) wedding and Sue’s (Jane Lynch) pregnancy, as graduation at McKinley High approaches. In the Spring Premiere “Big Brother” episode airing tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Blaine’s (Darren Criss) big-shot Hollywood actor brother Cooper (guest star Matt Bomer, “White Collar”) comes to visit. Glee is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers.

Become a fan of the shows on Facebook at, and Follow the series at (#NewGirl), (#RaisingHope) and (#Glee).

REVIEW: New Girl – FOX (Tuesday, 9:00 p.m.)

A new comedy series from executive producer and writer Liz Meriwether (“No Strings Attached”), NEW GIRL features a young ensemble cast that takes a fresh look at modern relationships.

After a bad break-up, JESS DAY (Zooey Deschanel) needs a new place to live. An online search leads her to a great loft…and three single guys she’s never met before. But Jess moves in, and through her unique sense of self and the support of her new roommates, she learns to move on.

Of her three new male roommates, NICK (Jake Johnson) is the most grounded…and also the most jaded. A law school dropout, he spends most of his time hiding under his hoodie and tending bar. SCHMIDT (Max Greenfield) is a hustling young professional who’s pretty proud of his own abs. WINSTON (Lamorne Morris), is an intensely competitive former athlete who doesn’t know what to do next-but whatever he does, he wants to win it.

In the pilot episode, Jess also meets COACH (guest star Damon Wayans Jr.), a personal trainer with a bit of an anger problem, who’s subletting a room.

Rounding out the group is Jess’ childhood best friend, CECE (Hannah Simone), a model with a killer deadpan. As their relationships progress, these five realize they need each other more than they thought they would and end up forming a charmingly dysfunctional – or strangely functional – family. – FOX

65 out of 100

Welcome to The ‘Tastic’s first new show review of the Fall, 2011 season. Due to the incredible number of new shows and potentially quality shows this fall season, we are going to be making this Fall’s reviews a lot shorter than we have in the past unless it’s a show that really just blows our socks off and needs further examination.  Unfortunately, as cute as FOX’s New Girl is, it doesn’t quite fall into that category.

New Girl really isn’t anything new.  The premise has been done a million times before and although it certainly has its moments, it’s not bringing that much to the table.  We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: we hate sitcoms and it really takes a lot for us to be excited about them.  In our FOX new show preview we noted that New Girl didn’t look absolutely horrible and actually looked rather endearing.  We also noted that it looked similar to TNT’s My Boys.  Well, we were right on all counts.  The show is charming, if not exceptionally consistent or funny and as far as the My Boys comparison is concerned, New Girl is kind of like the TNT show in reverse with the female lead in this series being overly emotional and rather subservient and weak.

The male characters are OK, if not particularly well-developed but they are very clichéd. The style of the show is quite familiar as it is similar to Raising Hope, Breaking In, Community and The Middle with regular cut-scenes to flashbacks to provide some humorous back-story, character development and exposition.  Now, we normally enjoy shows that do this because it usually provides the audience with a quick laugh but in this case, the cut-scenes just aren’t particularly funny.

The entire pilot was very up and down for us, having moments that were genuinely funny and then whole segments that bored the crap out of this, however, Zooey Deschanel is always quite sweet and likable and the performances by the supporting cast were at least serviceable.  New Girl has the potential to be a good series but it was kind of slow coming out of the gate for us and that can spell disaster for a new Fall show and it has some heavy competition against it in the Tuesday, 9:00 p.m. timeslot (might have been a better programming decision to schedule the more established Raising Hope as the lead-in instead of vice versa).  We’re going to give it three or four episodes before we decide whether or not it gets a permanent spot in our viewing lineup and we suggest that you do the same.

You can watch new episodes of New Girl, here, including the Pilot episode, now, before it airs tomorrow night.