Fox Announces Fall Premiere Dates: 'X Factor,' 'Bones,' 'Glee' Returns

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Fox released its fall premiere dates for returning and new series on Wednesday, which includes early fall premieres to combat post-season baseball and staggered launches through November.

Simon Cowell's "The X Factor" kicks off the season with a two-night premiere at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11 and Thursday, Sept. 12.

The network's modern day adaptation on Washington Irving's Ichabod Crane story, "Sleepy Hollow" debuts after returning series, "Bones," on Monday, Sept. 16 at 9 p.m.

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The Tuesday comedy block featuring returning comedies "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" get two additions. "Dads," the father-son comedy from Seth MacFarlane and starring Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi, will premiere on Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. "Saturday Night Live" alum Andy Samberg and Andre Brauger-starrer, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" follows at 8:30 p.m.

Kid-centric "Masterchef" spinoff, "Masterchef Junior," debuts Friday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. It will pit eight to 13-year-olds against each other with Gordon Ramsay, Eataly's Joe Bastianich and chef Graham Elliot as their coaches.

New drama "Almost Human" gets a later fall debut -- Monday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. From J.J. Abrams, it's set 35 years in the future where cops partner up with androids. 

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On Nov. 8, "Bones" moves to Fridays at 8 p.m. It will be followed by an hour of comedy with "Raising Hope" at 9 p.m. and military comedy, "Enlisted," starring Chris Lowell ("Private Practice"), Parker Young ("Suburgatory") and Geoff Stults ("Ben and Kate").

See the full schedule below:

Wednesday, Sept. 11

8:00-9:00 PM                          THE X FACTOR (Season Premiere, Part One)

9:00-10:00 PM                        MASTERCHEF (Season Finale)

Thursday, Sept. 12

8:00-10:00 PM                        THE X FACTOR (Season Premiere, Part Two)

Monday, Sept. 16

8:00-9:00 PM                          BONES (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        SLEEPY HOLLOW (Series Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 17

8:00-8:30 PM                          DADS (Series Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM                          BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Series Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM                          NEW GIRL (Season Premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM                        THE MINDY PROJECT (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 18

8:00-10:00 PM                        THE X FACTOR (All-New)

Thursday, Sept. 19

8:00-9:00 PM                          THE X FACTOR (All-New)

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

Friday, Sept. 27

8:00-9:00 PM                          MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        SLEEPY HOLLOW (Encore)

Sunday, Sept. 29

8:00-8:30 PM                          THE SIMPSONS (Season Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM                          BOB'S BURGERS (Season Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM                          FAMILY GUY (Season Premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM                        AMERICAN DAD (Season Premiere)

Monday, Nov. 4

8:00-9:00 PM                          ALMOST HUMAN (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        SLEEPY HOLLOW (All-New)

Friday, Nov. 8

8:00-9:00 PM                          BONES (Time Period Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM                          RAISING HOPE (Season Premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM                        ENLISTED (Series Premiere)

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