Were you looking forward to a Monday line-up of Joss Whedon’s new thriller, Dollhouse, and the return of 24?  Fox wasn’t, apparently.  According to James Hibberd’s LiveFeed website, Fox has announced its mid-season schedule and a few shake-ups are afoot.  Dollhouse, which was set for that plum pre-24 Monday slot is instead relegated where genre shows (usually) go to die: Friday nights.  Joining it there will be Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.  Instead, House will be jumping to Mondays with 24.  Tuesdays will comprise freshman show, Fringe, the benefactor of a tasty American Idol lead in. 

The new Tim Roth drama, Lie To Me, will get the Idol results show lead in on Wednesdays while Bones and Hell’s Kitchen will comprise the Thursday night line-up.  Hole in the Wall will return to help kick off Fox’s new Sunday night Animation Domination slate.  According to the story, Fox still has reservations about Dollhouse, which could have prompted the change.  LiveFeed has the entire line-up and schedule as follows:


MONDAY

Monday, Jan. 5:
7:30 PM-CC ET        TOSTITOS FIESTA BOWL (LIVE)

Monday, Jan. 12:
8:00-10:00 PM          24 (Season Premiere, Part 2)

Mondays, beginning Jan. 19:
8:00-9:00 PM            HOUSE (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM          24 (Time Period Premiere)

TUESDAY
Tuesday, Jan. 13:
8:00-10:00 PM          AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part 1)

Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 20:
8:00-9:00 PM            AMERICAN IDOL (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM          FRINGE

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, Jan. 14:
8:00-10:00 PM          AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part 2)

Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 21:
8:00-9:00 PM            AMERICAN IDOL (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM          LIE TO ME (Series Premiere)

THURSDAY
Thursday, Jan. 1:
7:30 PM-CC ET        FEDEX ORANGE BOWL (LIVE)

Thursday, Jan. 8:
7:30 PM-CC ET        FEDEX BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (LIVE)

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 15:
8:00-9:00 PM            BONES (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM          KITCHEN NIGHTMARES

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 29:
8:00-9:00 PM            BONES
9:00-10:00 PM          HELL’S KITCHEN (Season Premiere)

FRIDAY
Friday, Jan. 2:
7:30 PM-CC ET        ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL (LIVE)

Friday, Jan. 9:
8:00-10:00 PM          FOX MOVIE SPECIAL:  BRUCE ALMIGHTY

Fridays, beginning Jan. 16 (no change to lineup):
8:00-9:00 PM            ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER?
9:00-10:00 PM          DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS!

Fridays, beginning Feb. 13:
8:00-9:00 PM            TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES
(Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM          DOLLHOUSE (Series Premiere)

SATURDAY
Saturdays, beginning Jan. 3 (no change to lineup):
8:00-8:30 PM            COPS
8:30-9:00 PM            COPS
9:00-10:00 PM          AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK
11:00 PM-Midnight   MADtv
Midnight-12:30 AM   TALKSHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN

SUNDAY
Sunday, Jan. 11:
8:00-10:00 PM          24 (Season Premiere, Part 1)

Sundays, beginning Jan. 18:
7:00-7:30 PM            HOLE IN THE WALL (Time Period Premiere)
7:30-8:00 PM            HOLE IN THE WALL (Time Period Premiere)
8:00-10:00 PM          ANIMATION DOMINATION
(THE SIMPSONS, KING OF THE HILL, FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD)

Cue the Whedon fans’ bitching in 3…2…1…

Thanks to Barry for the tip.