Well, this year Fox has done it again, they've put out multiple schedules for the coming season, one pre-Idol, one for January, and for the spring. And, as usual, it's a little difficult to figure out exactly what's going on where and when, and virtually guaranteed that just because they say something is going to happen in January or in the spring there is no certainty of it actually occurring (save that American Idol and 24 will be back).
I've included two schedules here. They are the fall schedule and the spring one (in that order), I have not included the January one, but will discuss the differences below (new programs in bold):
|8:00||The Simpsons||Prison Break||New
|Back to You||Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?||The Search for the Next Great American Band||Cops|
|8:30||King of the Hill||'Til Death||Cops|
|9:00||Family Guy||K-Ville||House||Bones||Kitchen Nightmares||Nashville||America's Most Wanted|
|7:00||King of the Hill|
|8:00||The Simpsons||Prison Break||American Idol||Back to You||Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?||Bones||Cops|
|8:30||Family Guy||The Return of Jezebel James||Cops|
|9:00||The Sarah Connor Chronicles||24||House||American Idol Results||Canterbury's Law||New Amsterdam||America's Most Wanted|
Confused yet? Well, let's add this to the mix. The January differences from the spring schedule are as follows: It's K-Ville in the Prison Break slot, 'Til Death in the Jezebel James one, Idol will run for an hour on Wednesdays at 9:00, not 30 minutes, and Friday and Sunday will still be the fall schedules.
There, now that that's all sorted out, on to the new stuff…
K-Ville. A cop show in New Orleans ("K" being Katrina, as in the hurricane). Marlin Boulet (how wonderfully Louisiana is that name?) is a member of the NOPD's Felony Action Squad. That's right, they go after the most-wanted bad guys. His new partner is a tough guy, serving in Afghanistan before the Big Easy, but he's still not comfortable with his partner's methods.
New Amsterdam. This is the story "of a New York homicide detective unlike any other" (Because we've never heard that before). John Amsterdam, back in 1642, saved the life of a Native American girl, but took a sword wound for his troubles. The girl in turn saved his life, conferring upon him immortality. Only Amsterdam's good friend, Omar, knows the truth, but he has a few secrets of his own. Things get even more weird as the Native American's prophesy about a soul mate starts to come true.