Fox Midseason Premiere Dates: ‘The Cleaning Lady’, ‘Alert’ & ‘Animal Control’ Set March Return As ‘Family Guy’ Moves To Midweek Slot

Fox is looking to March for the return of its scripted slate.

The network has unveiled its midseason schedule including the return of The Cleaning Lady, Alert: Missing Persons Unit and Animal Control. The trio of scripted shows are premiering at the beginning of March following the writers and actors strike.

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Elsewhere, Family Guy is moving to a midweek slot on Wednesdays after Animal Control, building out another comedy hour. It is thought to be the first time since the third season that Peter Griffin and family have aired midweek on Fox.

It comes after it pushed 9-1-1: Lone Star to the 2023/24 fall schedule alongside new series Doc and Rescue Hi-Surf, which had previously been eyed for a 2022/23 launch. No sign of the second season of Accused, however.

Fox’s returning scripted series come as it has set new dates for a swathe of reality series returning in midseason including The Masked Singer, Celebrity Name That Tune, Next Level Chef and Farmer Wants A Wife as well as the launch of new unscripted shows The Floor and We Are Family.

Its animation lineup including season 4 of The Great North has also set their return as well as TMZ Investigates and America’s Most Wanted, which is back for a second season of its revival.

Fox’s midseason schedule comes as networks including NBC and ABC set theirs. NBC is bringing back its Dick Wolf-exec produced shows including One Chicago franchise and the Law & Order dramas in mid-January, while ABC is bringing back most of its scripted shows such as Abbott Elementary, Will Trent, The Rookie and The Good Doctor in February followed by 9-1-1, Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 in March.

The Cleaning Lady, which is returning for its third season, Alert, which is back for its second season and Animal Control, which is also returning with its second season, are all going back into production early next month.

Élodie Yung-fronted The Cleaning Lady returns on Tuesday March 5 at 8pm, moving from its previous Monday night slot. Alert: Missing Persons Unit will air the same night at 9pm, having similarly aired on Mondays.

Animal Control, starring Joel McHale, returns on March 6 at 9pm, after The Masked Singer. It will be followed by Family Guy, which will air on Tuesday night at 9:30pm.

The Floor launches January 2, We Are Family, hosted by Anthony Anderson and his mother Doris Bowman, launches January 3, I Can See Your Voice also comes back January 3, Next Level Chef is back January 28 and Farmer Wants A Wife is back on February 1.

In animation, Fox kicks off with a special preview of Jon Hamm-voiced Grimsburg on Sunday January 7 after the NFL doubleheader followed by Krapopolis, Bob’s Burgers and season 4 of The Great North.


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

Tuesday, Jan. 2:      

9-10 PM ET/PT — THE FLOOR (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, Jan. 3:

8-9 PM ET/PT — I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE (Season Premiere)
9-10 PM ET/PT — WE ARE FAMILY (Series Premiere)

Sunday, Jan. 7:

8-8:30 PM ET/PT — GRIMSBURG (Special Preview) & LIVE TO ALL TIME ZONES
9-9:30 PM ET/PT — BOB’S BURGERS (New Episode)
9:30-10 PM ET/PT — THE GREAT NORTH (Season Premiere)

Mondays, beginning Jan. 22:

8-9 PM ET/PT — TMZ INVESTIGATES (Season Premiere)
9-10 PM ET/PT — AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (Season Premiere)

Sunday, Jan. 28:

10-11:10 PM ET/7-8:10 PM PT — NEXT LEVEL CHEF (Special Preview) LIVE TO ALL TIME ZONES

Thursdays, beginning Feb. 1:

809 PM ET/PT — NEXT LEVEL CHEF (Time Period Premiere)
9-10 PM ET/PT — FARMER WANTS A WIFE (Season Premiere)

Sundays, beginning Feb. 18:

8-8:30 PM ET/PT — THE SIMPSONS (New Episode)
8:30-9 PM ET/PT — KRAPOPOLIS (New Episode)
9-9:30 PM ET/PT — THE GREAT NORTH (Time Period Premiere)
9:30-10 PM ET/PT– GRIMSBURG (Time Period Premiere)

Tuesdays, beginning Mar. 5

8-9 PM ET/PT — THE CLEANING LADY (Season Premiere)

Wednesdays, beginning Mar. 6

8-9 PM ET/PT — THE MASKED SINGER (Season Premiere)
9-9:30 PM ET/PT — ANIMAL CONTROL (Season Premiere)
9:30-10 PM ET/PT — FAMILY GUY (Spring Premiere)

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