FOX's 2012 Midseason Schedule: Premiere Dates of 'Alcatraz', 'Touch' and More

FOX's 2012 Midseason Schedule: Premiere Dates of 'Alcatraz', 'Touch' and More

The J.J. Abrams-executive produced show will bow on January 16, while the Kiefer Sutherland-starrer will get a special preview on January 25 before airing on its regular slot starting March 19.

FOX has unveiled its list of programs that will entertain viewers during 2012 midseason. Among the highlights are the premieres of "Alcatraz" and "Touch". The former show, which comes from J.J. Abrams, will debut on Monday, January 16 with a two-hour episode which starts at 8 P.M. It will play on its regular slot the next week at 9 P.M., serving as a follow-up to "House M.D.".

Headlined by "24" alum Kiefer Sutherland, "Touch" will get a special preview on Wednesday, January 25 at 9 P.M. before having its official premiere on Monday, March 19 at 9 P.M. The special preview gets the coveted slot following "American Idol", which returns with its new season Wednesday, January 18.

"The Finder" will be premiered on Thursday, January 12 at 9 P.M., taking over "Bones" slot. Another freshman "Napoleon Dynamite" will debut on Sunday, January 15 at 8:30 P.M.

Monday, Jan. 16:
8:00-10:00 P.M.: "Alcatraz" (Series Premiere)

Mondays, Jan. 23:
8:00-9:00 P.M.: "House M.D." (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 P.M.: "Alcatraz" (Time Period Premiere)

Monday, March 12:
8:00-10:00 P.M.: "Alcatraz" (Two-Hour Episode)

Mondays, March 19:
9:00-10:00 P.M.: "Touch" (Series Premiere)

Tuesdays, Jan. 17:
8:00-9:00 P.M.: "Glee"
9:00-9:30 P.M.: "New Girl"
9:30-10:00 P.M.: "Raising Hope"

Tuesdays, beginning March 6:
8:30-9:00 P.M.: "Breaking In" (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Jan. 4:
9:00-10:00 P.M.: "Mobbed"

Wednesday, Jan. 18:
8:00-10:00 P.M.: "American Idol" (Season Premiere, Part One)

Wednesday, Jan. 25:
9:00-10:00 P.M.: "Touch" (Special Preview)

Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 15:
8:00-10:00 P.M.: "American Idol" (Two-Hour Episodes)

Thursday, Jan. 12:
9:00-10:00 P.M.: "The Finder" (Series Premiere)

Thursdays, Jan. 19:
8:00-9:00 P.M.: "American Idol" (Season Premiere, Part Two)

Fridays, beginning Jan. 13:
8:00-9:00 P.M.: "Kitchen Nightmares"
9:00-10:00 P.M.: "Fringe"

Sunday, Jan. 8:
8:00-8:30 P.M.: "The Simpsons"
8:30-9:00 P.M.: "The Cleveland Show"
9:00-9:30 P.M.: "Family Guy"
9:30-10:00 P.M.: "American Dad!"

Sunday, Jan. 15:
8:30-9:00 P.M.: "Napoleon Dynamite" (Series Premiere)
9:30-10:00 P.M.: "Napoleon Dynamite" (Special Time)

Sunday, Jan. 22:
6:00 P.M.-CC ET: FOX Sports Special: NFC Championship Game (Live)
10:00 P.M. ET: "American Idol" (Special Broadcast; Approximate Start Time)

Sundays, beginning March 11:
8:30-9:00 P.M.: "Bob's Burgers" (Season Premiere)


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