FOX Moves 'Vanished' and 'Justice' Post-Baseball
'Standoff' also moves up an hour
Underperforming "Justice" and "Vanished" will find new nights, with fellow freshman program "Standoff" moving to a different hour. In addition, FOX has found a place for the reality show "The Rich List."
The first major move will take place on Mondays, starting on Oct. 23, when the legal drama "Justice" will move into the 9 p.m. ET slot after the solidly performing "Prison Break." That offers the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced procedural a stronger lead-in audience than it was getting on Wednesdays, following "Bones."
The slightly altered Tuesday will start on Oct. 31 with "Standoff" in the 8 p.m. hour and "House" dropping down to 9 p.m. When FOX announced it schedule in May at the upfronts, "Standoff" was slated to move to Mondays in January. It's unclear if the negotiator series has done enough to justify that next shift.
"Bones" will stay at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, with "The Rich List" starting on Nov. 1. "The Rich List" is hosted by well-known British morning TV personality Eamonn Holmes and features a potentially limitless prize package.
"The O.C." premieres on Thursday, Nov. 2 following the return of "'Til Death" and "Happy Hour." There had been some speculation that the critically slammed "Happy Hour" might not be returning. Instead, it'll be giving "The O.C." an entirely incompatible lead-in.
Friday will be home to "Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy," which has a two-hour premiere on Oct. 20 and moves into its real home at 9 p.m. the following week. Taking the 8 p.m. Friday block, a place where FOX has traditionally sent well-intentioned shows to die, is "Vanished."
Saturdays and Sundays remain unchanged and will return to action on Nov. 4 and Nov. 5.