FOX fall 2012 premieres: Find out when 'Glee' and 'The X Factor' return

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"Glee" airs on a new night and time, Thursday at 9 p.m., when the FOX hit returns for its fourth season this fall. Premiering Sept. 13, "Glee" will follow "The X Factor" and feature guest stints by Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker in multi-episode story arcs. As Lea Michele's Rachel Berry heads off to NYC, other cast members will be introduced to the musical comedy.

The premiere of "The X Factor," featuring new judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato alongside Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid, will air across two nights, Wednesday, Sept. 12 and Thursday, Sept. 13.

FOX's Tuesday night comedy lineup, premiering Sept. 25, includes "New Girl" (returning with two  episodes) and new series "Ben and Kate" and Mindy Kaling's "The Mindy Project"; "Raising Hope" will return in its 8 p.m. slot Oct. 2.

"Fringe's" 13-episode fifth and final season premieres Friday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m.; "Touch's" sophomore season will precede it at 8 p.m. starting Oct. 26.

Here's FOX's full fall premiere schedule. All times are Eastern/Pacific, and new shows are in bold.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

8 p.m. "The X Factor" (part one)

Thursday, Sept. 13

8 p.m. "The X Factor" (part two)
9 p.m. "Glee"

Monday, Sept. 17


8 p.m. "Bones"
9 p.m. "The Mob Doctor"

Tuesday, Sept. 25


8 p.m. "New Girl" (special new episode)
8:30-9 p.m. "Ben and Kate"
9 p.m. "New Girl" (season premiere)
9:30 p.m.  "The Mindy Project"

Friday, Sept. 28


8 p.m. "Kitchen Nightmares" (new episode; new season premieres later)
9 p.m.  "Fringe"

Sunday, Sept. 30


8 p.m. "The Simpsons"
8:30 p.m. "Bob's Burgers"
9  p.m. "Family Guy"
9:30 p.m. "American Dad"

Tuesday, Oct. 2

8 p.m. "Raising Hope"

Sunday, Oct. 7

7:30 p.m. "The Cleveland Show"

Friday, Oct. 26

8 p.m. "Touch"
9 p.m. "Fringe"
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