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“Glee” Returns to FOX’s Tuesday Lineup, Dads” Disappearing?

Suggesting it read Headline Planet’s assessment of the “New Girl” ratings woes, FOX announced Thursday plans to shake up its Tuesday comedy lineup.

“New Girl” itself will not be moving, but beginning this winter, its 9PM timeslot will exist in a different landscape.

On February 4, the first Tuesday after “New Girl” and “Brooklyn Nine Nine” pair for the post-Super Bowl slot, “Brooklyn Nine Nine” will shift to 9:30PM, where it will air out the rest of its inaugural season. Presently, it airs as the “New Girl” lead-in at 8:30PM.

Three weeks later, “Glee,” which is struggling in the post-“X Factor” timeslot on Thursdays, will return to Tuesdays at 8PM. “Dads,” the current occupant, will conclude its in-season run with back-to-back episodes on February 11.

Insofar as “Dads” will not have aired all 22 first season episodes by February 11, it appears FOX is saving some episodes for late season or summer burn-off. Consistent with that hypothesis is the fact that the network did not use the term “season finale” to describe the February 11 “Dads” episodes.

A week after a special two-hour edition of “American Idol” on Tuesday, February 18, FOX will then launch its new Tuesday lineup–“Glee” at 8PM, “New Girl” at 9PM and “Brooklyn Nine Nine” at 9:30PM–on February 25. That lineup will stay intact until “Brooklyn Nine Nine” wraps its first season on March 25, at which point, “The Mindy Project” will return to conclude its second season.

FOX’s press release also made another announcements. New drama “Rake” will air out of “American Idol” on Thursdays (in the current “Glee” slot), while comedy “Enlisted” will debut on Friday, January 10. No mention was made of other new series like “Gang Related.”

The full schedule, highlighting all the relevant shakeups, is listed below:

SUNDAY
Sundays, beginning Jan. 5:
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD

Sunday, Jan. 19:
6:00-10:00 PM ET NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Live)
10:00-11:00 PM ET/ THE FOLLOWING (Season Premiere, Night One)
7:00-8:00 PM PT

Sunday, Jan. 26:
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD

Sunday, Feb. 2:
6:00-10:30 PM SUPER BOWL XLVIII (Live)
10:30-11:00 PM ET/ NEW GIRL
7:30-8:00 PM PT
11:00-11:30 PM ET/ BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
8:00-8:30 PM ET

Sundays, beginning Feb. 9:
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD

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MONDAY
Mondays, beginning Jan. 6:
8:00-9:00 PM ALMOST HUMAN
9:00-10:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW

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Monday, Jan. 20:
8:00-9:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW (Season Finale; Special Time)
9:00-10:00 PM THE FOLLOWING (Season Premiere, Night Two)

Mondays, beginning Jan. 27:
8:00-9:00 PM ALMOST HUMAN
9:00-10:00 PM THE FOLLOWING

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TUESDAY
Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 7:
8:00-8:30 PM DADS
8:30-9:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT

Tuesday, Jan. 28:
8:00-8:30 PM DADS
8:30-9:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT (Winter Finale)

Tuesday, Feb. 4:
8:00-8:30 PM DADS
8:30-9:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Encore)
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Time Period Premiere)

Tuesday, Feb. 11:
8:00-8:30 PM DADS
8:30-9:00 PM DADS
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

Tuesday, Feb. 18:
8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Special Night)

Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 25:
8:00-9:00 PM GLEE (Spring Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

Tuesday, March 25:
8:00-9:00 PM GLEE
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Season Finale)

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Tuesday, April 1:
8:00-9:00 PM GLEE
9:00-9:30 PM THE MINDY PROJECT (Spring Premiere, Part One)
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT (Spring Premiere, Part Two)

Tuesdays, beginning April 8:
8:00-9:00 PM GLEE
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT (Time Period Premiere)

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WEDNESDAY
Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 15:
8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part One)

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THURSDAY
Thursday, Jan. 16:
8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part Two)

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 23:
8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM RAKE (Series Premiere)

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FRIDAY
Fridays, beginning Jan. 10:
8:00-9:00 PM BONES
9:00-9:30 PM RAISING HOPE
9:30-10:00 PM ENLISTED (Series Premiere)

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SATURDAY
Saturdays, beginning Jan. 11:
11:00 PM-Midnight ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF, featuring
LUCAS BROS. MOVING CO. and GOLAN THE INSATIABLE

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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