October 22, 2013 02:37:50 GMT
The network moves 'Almost Human' debut from November 4 to November 17, hoping to lure NFL fans to watch the new sci-fi series after the Sunday game.
FOX has made some adjustments to its November schedule. Initially planning to launch "Almost Human" on Monday, November 4, the network has pushed back the show's premiere by two weeks to Sunday, November 17 at 8 P.M.
The Karl Urban-starring sci-fi series will follow an NFL doubleheader, which could serve as a massive lead-in. The J. J. Abrams-co-executive produced show's premiere is now billed as a two-night event, with the second episode set to air the next day on November 18 at 8 P.M., which will be its regular slot from then on.
The shakeup gives "Bones" another couple weeks to air on the Monday slot, before it moves to a new slot on Friday starting November 15.
FOX also stretches "MasterChef Junior" season finale by two weeks, with the last episode now scheduled to air on November 8. This means the return of "Raising Hope" is also delayed by a week to November 15, with back-to-back episodes.
"Almost Human" - "Ro-bromance" promo: