August 04, 2007 12:01 AM by Joe Blackmon
FOX recently announced changes to its fall lineup on Wednesday
and Thursday nights. KITCHEN NIGHTMARES shifts to Wednesdays at 9:00 PM, starting Sept. 19;
and DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS! hums along on Thursdays at 9:00 PM,
beginning Sept. 6.
New unscripted series KITCHEN NIGHTMARES, in which fiery master chef Gordon Ramsay attempts to transform failing restaurants into popular hot-spots, serves its first course Wednesday, Sept. 19 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). And DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS!, with a $1-million prize awaiting contestants who can sing 10 missing lyrics in 10 hit songs, has its time-period premiere Thursday, Sept. 6 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
Leading off the game-show tandem on Thursdays is the A+ hit ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER?, which now premieres with a special one-hour class session on Thursday, Sept. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and, as previously announced, also will air on four fall Fridays: Sept.14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28 and Oct. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).
Later in the fall, Fridays will rock with AMERICAN BAND. The producers behind mega-hit phenomenon AMERICAN IDOL take the musical reality genre to a whole new level in a search for the nation’s best undiscovered bands, starting with the two-hour series premiere Friday, Oct. 19 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. AMERICAN BAND’s regular time period will be Fridays, 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT, leading into NASHVILLE.