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'Alcatraz', 'Touch' premiere dates announced in Fox midseason schedule

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Fox has unveiled its midseason schedule.

The network revealed on Thursday when it will debut a number of new series in January, including Alcatraz, Touch and Napoleon Dynamite.

The JJ Abrams series Alcatraz will premiere on January 16. The series follows detective Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones), who is assigned to a homicide case that points to an apparently deceased Alcatraz inmate named Jack Sylvane (Jeffrey Pierce).

Meanwhile, the network will preview its Kiefer Sutherland-starring drama Touch on January 25. The series itself will premiere on March 19.

American Idol will launch its 11th season with a two-night premiere event on January 18 and 19 that will see the return of judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson.

The new procedural The Finder will debut on January 12, while the revived series Breaking In will kick off its second season on March 6.

Finally, the animated series Napoleon Dynamite will premiere on January 15. Bob's Burgers will return on March 11.

The full Fox midseason schedule is as follows:

MONDAY
Monday, Jan 16:
8:00-10:00 PM ALCATRAZ (Series Premiere)

Mondays, beginning Jan 23:
8:00-9:00 PM HOUSE (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ALCATRAZ (Time Period Premiere)

Monday, March 12:
8:00-10:00 PM ALCATRAZ (Two-Hour Episode)

Mondays, beginning March 19:
8:00-9:00 PM HOUSE
9:00-10:00 PM TOUCH (Series Premiere)

TUESDAY
Tuesdays, beginning Jan 17:
8:00-9:00 PM GLEE
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM RAISING HOPE

Tuesdays, beginning March 6:
8:00-8:30 PM NEW GIRL (encore)
8:30-9:00 PM BREAKING IN (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM RAISING HOPE

WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, Jan 4:
8:00-9:00 PM GLEE (encore)
9:00-10:00 PM MOBBED

Wednesday, Jan 11:
8:00-9:00 PM MOBBED (encore)
9:00-10:00 PM MOBBED

Wednesday, Jan 18:
8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part One)

Wednesday, Jan 25:
8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL
9:00-10:00 PM TOUCH (Special Preview)

Wednesdays, beginning Feb 1:
8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL
9:00-10:00 PM MOBBED

Wednesdays, beginning Feb 15:
8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Two-Hour Episodes)

THURSDAY
Thursday, Jan 12:
8:00-9:00 PM BONES (encore)
9:00-10:00 PM THE FINDER (Series Premiere)

Thursdays, beginning Jan 19:
8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part Two)
9:00-10:00 PM THE FINDER

FRIDAY
Friday, Jan 6:
8:00 PM-CC ET FOX SPORTS SPECIAL: 2012 AT&T COTTON BOWL CLASSIC (Live)

Fridays, beginning Jan 13:
8:00-9:00 PM KITCHEN NIGHTMARES
9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE

SATURDAY
Saturdays, beginning Jan 7:
8:00-8:30 PM COPS
8:30-9:00 PM COPS
9:00-10:00 PM DRAMA ENCORES
11:00 PM-Midnight ENCORES
Midnight-12:30 AM ENCORES

Saturday, Feb 11:
8:00-10:00 PM AMERICA'S MOST WANTED SPECIAL EDITION
11:00 PM-Midnight ENCORES
Midnight-12:30 AM ENCORES

SUNDAY
Sunday, Jan 8:
7:00-7:30 PM BOB'S BURGERS (encore)
7:30-8:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW (encore)
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD

Sunday, Jan 15:
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (Special Time)

Sunday, Jan 22:
6:00 PM-CC ET FOX SPORTS SPECIAL: NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Live)
10:00 PM ET/ AMERICAN IDOL (Special Broadcast; Approximate Start Time)
7:00 PT

Sundays, beginning Jan 29:
7:00-7:30 PM BOB'S BURGERS (encore)
7:30-8:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM NAPOLEON DYNAMITE
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD

Sundays, beginning March 11:
7:00-7:30 PM ANIMATION DOMINATION ENCORES
7:30-8:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM BOB'S BURGERS (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD

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