FOX: ‘Touch’, ‘American Idol’ And New Kevin Bacon Thriller ‘The Following’ Premiere Dates Announced

Just a note here:  It’s not a coincidence that the Fringe series finale will be on the same night as the season two premiere of Touch.  Also, The Following is moving into the horrible The Mob Doctor‘s timeslot so we assume that it’s been cancelled.  We can’t imagine that they are moving it to another night.

Via Press Release:

FOX ANNOUNCES WINTER PREMIERE DATES 

12TH SEASON OF “AMERICAN IDOL” KICKS OFF WITH

TWO-NIGHT PREMIERE EVENT

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, AND THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 

KEVIN WILLIAMSON’S NEW PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER “THE FOLLOWING”

STARRING KEVIN BACON AND JAMES PUREFOY

DEBUTS MONDAY, JANUARY 21 

SEASON TWO OF “TOUCH” MAKES CONTACT FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1 

FOX is announcing the winter season and series premiere dates for new and returning series, including the returns of AMERICAN IDOL and TOUCH, and the debut of new thriller THE FOLLOWING.

Featuring host Ryan Seacrest and new judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, along with returning judge Randy Jackson, the 12th season of AMERICAN IDOL begins with the exciting two-night premiere Wednesday, Jan. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Jan. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

THE FOLLOWING, a psychological thriller created by Kevin Williamson (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Dawson’s Creek,” “Scream” franchise) and starring Golden Globe Award-winning actor Kevin Bacon (“X-Men: The Last Stand,” “Frost/Nixon”) and James Purefoy (“Rome”), launches Monday, Jan. 21(9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The intense, spellbinding drama follows RYAN HARDY (Bacon), an ex-FBI agent called out of retirement to track down JOE CARROLL (Purefoy), a devious and diabolical serial killer, and the mastermind behind an ever-growing web of killers.

Season Two of TOUCH, starring Emmy Award winner Kiefer Sutherland (“24”), kicks into gear Friday, Feb. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). As the action shifts dramatically from New York to Los Angeles, single father MARTIN BOHM (Sutherland) and his gifted son, JAKE (David Mazouz), find themselves at the center of a global conspiracy involving a mother in search of her missing teenage daughter, a mathematical genius and a religious zealot assassinating others with abilities like Jake’s. Joining the cast this season are Maria Bello (“ER”), Lukas Haas (“24”), Said Taghmaoui (“G.I. Joe: The Rise of The Cobra”) and newcomer Saxon Sharbino.

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FOX WINTER PREMIERE DATES – Page 2

FOX WINTER SEASON AND SERIES PREMIERE DATES

(Times for All-New Episodes are ET/PT Except as Noted)

 

Wednesday, Jan. 16:

8:00-10:00 PM            AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part One)

Thursday, Jan. 17:

8:00-9:00 PM              AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part Two)

Monday, Jan. 21:

9:00-10:00 PM            THE FOLLOWING (Series Premiere) 

Friday, Feb. 1:

9:00-10:00 PM            TOUCH (Season Premiere)

 

-FOX-

[EDITOR’S NOTE 1:  THE GOODWIN GAMES premiere date will be announced at a later date.]

[EDITOR’S NOTE 2:  For photos and more information on FOX programming, please visit http://www.foxflash.com/d+iv.php/main/page?aID=1.]

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Originally from Rochester, New York and has lived in Las Vegas, Nevada since 2003. Aside from being a huge fan of movies and television, he's a huge fan of Sci-Fi and in particular, Star Trek.
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