AceShowbiz - The first network to have the full midseason schedule announced, FOX puts "Glee" on a three-month-plus break. The musical show will wrap its first half of season 1 on December 9 and only returns for the rest on April 13. Indeed it will be paired with the performance night of "American Idol" on Tuesdays.
"Idol" will have its usual two-night shows starting January 12. Before "Glee" slips in as its partner, the singing competition will be accompanied at the 9/8c hour on Tuesdays by a new series titled "Our Little Genius". It is an unscripted series that features America's most gifted kids as they are tested with some of the most challenging and difficult questions.
A new series "Human Target" will premiere on Wednesday, January 20. "Target" is an action-packed drama about a unique private contractor who will stop at nothing even if it means becoming a human target to save his clients.
Another important note from the midseason line-up is that "Dollhouse" will still occupy the Friday nights. FOX had decided not to continue the series and wrap it all within January 8 to 22. After that "Kitchen Nightmares" will take over starting January 29.
"Past Life" will have its two-hour series premiere on Thursday, February 11 and will move to its regular slot at 9/8c after "Bones". The drama series is only a filler of "Fringe" which returns on January 14 to February 4 but takes a break until April 1.
"Lie to Me" has just got its nine back episode order which gives it a full second season, but FOX has not determined a particular date, stating that it will be in "late spring". Meanwhile, the status of " 'Til Death" and "American Dad!" are also still to be determined.