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Fox Shuffles the Deck

By RD Heldenfels Published: October 5, 2006

Fox has a weird enough schedule anyway, with a late-summer start, a hiatus for baseball, then an overhaul in January to make room for ''American Idol'' and ''24.'' So why not change things one more time, as it will after baseball? Here's the hype...

When the World Series concludes and the November Sweep approaches, FOX offers a brand-new game and makes some lineup changes of its own. The network will unveil THE RICH LIST, an exciting new quiz show where teams of strangers use knowledge and strategy to complete lists that can win them limitless amounts of money. Hosted by Eamonn Holmes, Britain’s well-known morning TV personality, THE RICH LIST premieres Wednesday, Nov. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) following BONES.

In addition, two new FOX dramas will move to new nights after Baseball. Court will be in session on Mondays for the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced legal drama JUSTICE beginning Monday, Oct. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the hit series PRISON BREAK. And suspenseful VANISHED takes the search for Sara Collins to Fridays beginning Friday, Oct. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), leading into new episodes of TRADING SPOUSES: MEET YOUR NEW MOMMY. 

TRADING SPOUSES, the unscripted series where moms from different walks of life switch families to experience the ultimate life change, returns with a two-hour season premiere Friday, Oct. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and makes its time period premiere Friday, Oct. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 31, STANDOFF (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) leads off the night as the critically acclaimed hit drama series HOUSE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) returns to its regular time period. 

After Baseball, new sitcoms ‘TIL DEATH (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) and HAPPY HOUR (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) return to the Thursday schedule, leading into THE O.C., which will have its fourth season premiere Thursday, Nov. 2 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), as previously announced.

FOX’s Saturday-night primetime lineup of COPS (8:00-8:30 PM and 8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) returns Saturday, Nov. 4, along with late-night programs MADtv (11 PM-Midnight ET/PT) and the new TALKSHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT). On Sundays beginning Sunday, Nov. 5, THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), AMERICAN DAD (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and THE WAR AT HOME (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) all return, following an hour of comedy repeats and NFL overruns (7:00-8:00 PM ET/PT).

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