FOX has made a few changes to its November premiere schedule, moving the debut of “Almost Human” back a couple weeks and rolling it out over consecutive nights — including a Sunday premiere following an NFL doubleheader.
The move means “Bones” will stay on Mondays for a little while longer. FOX is also stretching the finale of “Masterchef Junior” over two weeks, which in turn delays “Raising Hope’s” season premiere by a week.
“Almost Human,” which had been scheduled to move into the “Bones” slot on Mondays starting Nov. 4, will now debut at 8 p.m. ET Sunday, Nov. 17. It will likely have a sizable lead-in that night, as FOX has an afternoon NFL doubleheader that will most likely run over into primetime. The show, a futuristic crime drama starring Karl Urban and Michael Ealy, will then make its time-period debut at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, with “Sleepy Hollow” staying put at 9 p.m.
“Bones” will air original episodes on Nov. 4 and 11 before moving to its new home on Friday starting Nov. 15, leading into back-to-back episodes of “Raising Hope.” On Oct. 28, “Bones” and “Sleepy Hollow” will most likely be pre-empted by Game 5 of the World Series, but in the event either the Boston Red Sox or St. Louis Cardinals sweep the first four games, repeats are scheduled.
“Masterchef Junior’s” finale, initially slated for Nov. 1, will air Nov. 8.
FOX also released a preview of “Almost Human” during Monday’s “Bones” telecast. Take a look: