Busy, busy day in TV Land as the Networks are gearing up with their Upfronts presentations.  Fox looks to be the first out of the gate as they’ve announced their Fall 2009 and Winter 2010 schedules.  It beaks down like so:



Fox Fall 2009 Schedule:

Monday - 8 p.m., House; 9 p.m., Lie To Me

Tuesday
- 8 p.m., So You Think You Can Dance (two hours)

Wednesday - 8 p.m., So You Think You Can Dance results show; 9 p.m., Glee

Thursday - 8 p.m., Bones; 9 p.m., Fringe

Friday - 8 p.m. Brothers (new comedy); 8:30 p.m., Til Death; 9 p.m., Dollhouse

Saturday - 8 p.m., Cops; 9 p.m., America's Most Wanted

Sunday - 7 p.m., Football OT; 8 p.m., The Simpsons; 8:30 p.m., The Cleveland Show; 9 p.m., Family Guy; 9:30 p.m., American Dad

Fox Winter 2010 Schedule:

Monday - 8 p.m., House; 9 p.m., 24

Tuesday - 8 p.m., American Idol; 9 p.m., Past Life (new drama)

Wednesday - 8 p.m., American Idol results show; 9 p.m., Human Target (new drama)/ Glee (returns in spring)

Thursday - 8 p.m., Bones; 9 p.m., Fringe

Friday - 8 p.m. Brothers (new comedy); 8:30 p.m., Til Death; 9 p.m., Dollhouse

Saturday - 8 p.m., Cops; 9 p.m., America's Most Wanted

Sunday - 7 p.m., Animation repeats; 7:30 p.m., American Dad; 8 p.m., The Simpsons; 8:30 p.m., Sons of Tucson (new comedy); 9 p.m., Family Guy; 9:30 p.m., Cleveland Show.

Probably the two biggest news stories of this scheduling are that Dollhouse was miraculously renewed and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles wasn't.  Said Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly on the subject: "I
think it [
Sarah Connor] had a nice little run. It was a good show. It was not an
either or [with
Dollhouse]. We did see it tailing off a bit [in the ratings]. It had a nice creative core, but, ultimately, we made the bet on Dollhouse, so that's it for [Sarah Connor]...
We make no apologies. We gave it a lot of support and some consistent
scheduling. We tried and thought it was time to move on."
  The renewal of Dollhouse is surprising to say the least.  I've caught every episode and am nowhere near as taken with it as Whedon's previous shows.  At least the it'll have another season to try to secure its footing and flesh out its mythology, something that the far-superior Firefly wasn't given the opportunity to do.  However, with comedy lead-ins of all things, including the tepid Til Death, the show has even more work cut out for it.

Dollhouse may have gotten the Hail Mary save, but in Bones' case, it was more like a first-round draft pick with guaranteed bonus money as the show was renewed for not one but two seasons.  I've missed the boat on this show, and I think it'll be one of my summer projects to get caught up on it.  Probably the same with Fringe, which also got renewed.  Other news found So You Think You Can Dance getting the network's American Idol treatment until the real thing comes back in the fall.  New pick-ups Human Target, Past Life will be bowing midseason.  Glee will be returning midseason also.

via Variety and Michael Ausiello's EW blog.