Shows delayed by the World Series: 'Glee,' 'The X Factor' and more on hold on FOX
The first show to feel the pinch is "The X Factor," which finds itself preempted on both Wednesday and Thursday for Games #1 and #2, with "Glee" also benched on Thursday. Game #3 takes place on Saturday, so no major programming is affected there.
Game #4, however, lands on Sunday, effectively postponing FOX's entire Animation Domination lineup. (Sorry, fans of "The Simpsons," "Bob's Burgers," "Family Guy" and "American Dad.") Now, it's entirely possible that Game #4 could be the end of the Series, but Monday's lineup of "Bones" and "Sleepy Hollow" could be thrown off should a Game #5 be required to determine a winner between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox.
Now, a Game #6 wouldn't happen until Wednesday (Oct. 30) if necessary, but Tuesday's comedy lineup of "Dads," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" are collateral damage of this scheduling nightmare, finding themselves preempted on Tuesday, as a special, two-hour episode of "The X Factor," the first live show of Season 3, takes their place, in hopes of avoiding a possible Game #6 preemption itself.
Halloween, Thursday (Oct. 31), could be the night of a decision-making Game #7, but FOX appears conformable that won't happen, scheduling the reveal of the Top 12 on "The X Factor" for that evening. Still, it's entirely possible that could get bumped as well.
Which World Series preemption has you the most bummed, FOX fans?