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Fox moves 'American Idol' to Wednesdays and Thursdays

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Fox released its mid-season schedule today, which includes a new night for American Idol on Thursdays and the series premieres of such shows as The Chicago Code, Million Dollar Dollar Drop and Mixed Singles. Fringe moves to Fridays (fans, start your protests!). And no official word yet on the fate of Running Wilde – but it’s not looking good. Here’s the new schedule (show descriptions to follow):

Monday, Jan. 10:
8-10 p.m. LIE TO ME (Two-Hour Episode)

Mondays, Jan. 17:
8 p.m. HOUSE
9 p.m. LIE TO ME

Mondays, beginning Feb. 7
8 p.m. HOUSE
9 p.m. THE CHICAGO CODE (series premiere)

Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 4:
8 p.m. GLEE (repeats)
9 p.m. MILLION DOLLAR MONEY DROP (reality show)

Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 8:
8 p.m. GLEE
9 p.m. RAISING HOPE
9 p.m. MIXED SIGNALS (series premiere)

Wednesday, Jan. 5 and 12:
8 p.m. HUMAN TARGET

Wednesday, Jan. 19:
8 p.m. AMERICAN IDOL (two-hour season premiere, part one)

Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 26:
8 p.m. AMERICAN IDOL
9 p.m. HUMAN TARGET

Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 16:
8 p.m. AMERICAN IDOL (two-hour episodes)

Wednesdays, beginning April 6:
8 p.m. AMERICAN IDOL (90-minute episodes)
9:30 p.m. BREAKING IN (series premiere)

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 6:
8 p.m. MILLION DOLLAR MONEY DROP
9 p.m. BONES

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 20:
8 p.m. AMERICAN IDOL (season premiere, part two)
9 p.m. BONES (time period premiere)

Friday, Jan. 21:
8 p.m. KITCHEN NIGHTMARES
9 p.m. KITCHEN NIGHTMARES

Fridays, beginning Jan. 28:
8 p.m. KITCHEN NIGHTMARES
9 p.m. FRINGE (time period premiere)

Sunday, Jan. 9:
8 p.m. THE SIMPSONS
8 p.m. BOB’S BURGERS
9 p.m. FAMILY GUY
9 p.m. THE CLEVELAND SHOW

Sunday, Jan. 16 and 23:
7 p.m. THE SIMPSONS
7 p.m. AMERICAN DAD
8 p.m. THE SIMPSONS
8 p.m BOB’S BURGERS
9 p.m FAMILY GUY
9 p.m. THE CLEVELAND SHOW

Sunday, Jan. 30:
NFC PRO BOWL (Live)

Sunday, Feb. 6:
6:00 PM SUPER BOWL XLV (Live)
10:30 PM ET/7:30 PT GLEE

Here are show descriptions:

The Chicago Code (formerly Ride-Along) is a new police drama from creator Shawn Ryan that stars Jason Clark (Brotherhood) and Jennifer Beals (Lie to Me). Bob’s Burgers is a new animated comedy about a man, his family and a burger joint. Mixed Signals is from Bob Fisher (Wedding Crashers) and is a relationship comedy that stars David Denman (The Office), Nelson Franklin (I Love You, Man) and Kris Marshall (Human Target). Breaking In (working title) is a workplace comedy based at a high-tech security firm from Adam F. Goldberg (Fanboys) and Seth Gordon (Four Christmases). Million Dollar Money Drop debuts in December. It gives a team $1 million and all they have to do to keep it is correctly answer seven multiple-choice questions.

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