FOX Returning Shows

Since FOX is starting its Fall season in August before everyone else, I’ll post about all the returning shows now. New episodes of shows start as early as tomorrow.

Returning Dramas

Prison Break

Premiere: Monday, August 21
Time: 8/7c

Last season: Michael Scofield robbed a bank to get thrown in jail in order to break his brother, Lincoln Burrows, out of death row. He also had to get a bunch of inmates involved in the plan to execute it, so they are all on the run from the prison guards and police.

This season: William Fichtner (Invasion) joins the cast as an FBI agent leading the hunt for the escapees. Sara is in a coma from a drug overdose. The guys split up to get away from the cops and FBI, but do need to reunite in search of the $5 million that Westmoreland buried in the Utah desert.


Premiere: Wednesday, August 30
Time: 8/7c

Last season: Brennan learned some startling news about her parents after finding her mother’s bones and her MIA dad called her after 15 years.

This season: More Brennan parent’s story will be revealed, mother of Booth’s child will arrive, and they both get a new boss (Tamara Taylor) that they have both worked with before. One of them is not happy about working with her again.


Premiere: Tuesday, September 5
Time: 8/7c

Last season:
Cameron slept with Chase when she was high, but still pursued House. Cuddy wants a baby and was looking for a donor. House was shot by a disgruntled patient.

This season: Will House be able to practice after he recovers from his gunshot wounds?


Yes, this show is on FX, but it is owned by FOX so I’m throwing it here. 🙂

Premiere: Tuesday, September 5
Time: 10 E/P

Last season: Carver brouhaha finally came to an end, Julia started up her own spa and surgery recovery business, and McNamara/Troy ran into financial troubles. Kimber ended up not marrying Christian after the Carver attacked and kidnapped her, but decided to move on from him. Sean and Julia are still separated, but having another child together.

This season: Julia is having problems with the baby and Christian starts to see a psychiatrist. It looks like Kimber has her sights set on Matt. Also, McNamara/Troy get a new boss to help them with their financial situation.

The OC

Premiere: Thursday, November 2
Time: 9/8c

Last season: Kirsten went to AA, some kids got into the colleges they wanted while other didn’t, and Marissa was killed.

This season: It starts four months after Marissa’s death, Summer is at Brown, Seth is working at a comic book store and Ryan is trying to make ends meet with odd jobs after moving out of the Cohens’ house.

Returning Comedies


Premiere: Sunday, September 10
Time: 8/7c

Last season: Ricky Gervais wrote and starred in an episode. William H. Macy and Richard Dean Anderson also guest starred.

This season: Guest voices this season: Keifer Sutherland, Natalie Portman, Michael Imperioli, The White Stripes, Dr. Phil, Betty White, Harry Hamlin and Eric Idle.

American Dad

Premiere: Sunday, September 10
Time: 8:30/7:30c

Last season: Stan developed a man-crush on George Clooney.

This season: Stan and Francine want another baby, but Stan has a vasectomy. Stan decides he’s too fat and joins a gym.

Family Guy

Premiere: Sunday, September 10
Time: 9/8c

Last season: Peter had a vasectomy, which killed his sexual drive. Stewie saw his adult self 35 years in the future.

This season: Peter’s mom wants to start dating again.

War at Home

Sunday, September 10
Time: 9:30/8:30c

Last season:
Ripped off Married…With Children ten years after it was trendy and somehow got renewed.

This season: More of the same including Dave getting arrested for a DUI.

Returning Reality

Nanny 911

Premiere: Friday, September 8
Time: 8/7c

Last season: Fixing bratty kids and pushover parents in one week with help from a team of nannies.

This season: The show is looking for more troubled families in other areas of the country as well as looking at problems with really big families and blended families.

Trading Spouses

Premiere: Friday, October 6
Time: 9/8c

Last season: One god freak spazzed out on the “dark side” family, which gave Best Week Ever clips for weeks.

This season: More crazy mash-ups of extreme religious difference, weird living quarters and weirder people.


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3 thoughts on “FOX Returning Shows

  • August 24, 2006 at 8:44 pm

    I watch the Simpsons and Nip/Tuck though I wasn’t crazy about last season. I have the first season of Prison Break downloaded but haven’t watched it yet, so I need to catch up.

  • August 25, 2006 at 10:24 am

    I caught the Simpsons in reruns last season, so I’m glad this season I’ll be able to catch them the first time around. I’ll have to catch House in reruns though since it is just too busy on that night.

    I was also disappinted in Nip/Tuck last season, but I’ll watch this one since there have been hints it might be the last one.

    TiVo decided to take a nap on Monday (the fan is dying) so we didn’t get Prison Break on Monday, but did record the rerun on Wed. Haven’t watched it yet, but I hope it is still totally goofy, takes itself too seriously and good!

  • May 9, 2010 at 6:32 am

    Prison Break is definitely one of the best action suspense TV series. I love the story line, i like T-bag too.,;`

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