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Fox Announces Spring Premieres

January 22nd, 2007 10:36am EST
Til DeathNew dramas "The Wedding Bells" and "Drive" and new comedy "The Winner" will join FOX's spring schedule, which also features new time periods for comedies 'Til Death and The War At Home and the drama Standoff.

The Wedding Bells, a romantic dramedy from executive producers David E. Kelley, Jason Katims and Jonathan Pontell, premieres in its regular time period Friday, March 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. A special preview airs Wednesday, March 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) after American Idol.

The Wedding Bells centers on a family-owned wedding planning business dedicated to helping its clients live happily ever after or at least until they get to the parking lot. Sisters Annie, Jane and Sammy Bell inherited The Wedding Palace after their parents divorce. Now they must navigate the endless complications of planning elaborate weddings while trying to figure out where they stand in their own complicated love lives.

Family GuySeth MacFarlane, creator of the FOX animated hits Family Guy and American Dad, brings his first live-action comedy to the network this spring. "The Winner" will premiere with two episodes on Sunday, March 4 (8:30-9:00 PM and 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) and will air at those times for the following two Sundays, March 11 and March 18. (On Sunday, March 25, King Of The Hill and American Dad will return in their respective regular time periods.)

"The Winner" is a coming-of-age comedy about Glen Abbott, a 32-year-old still living a sheltered life with his parents when the only girl he’d ever kissed returns to town with her 13-year-old son. The recently divorced Alison inspires Glen to become a grown-up and win her heart. Glen moves through his formative years a mere 20 years later than most, en route to becoming the richest man in Buffalo and giving hope to late-bloomers everywhere.

The War at HomeThe new action drama "Drive," created by Tim Minear and Ben Queen, takes viewers for a wild ride when a diverse group of people, all with different motives and secrets, participate in an underground cross-country road race. "Drive" revs up the schedule with a two-hour series premiere Sunday, April 15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and time period premiere Monday, April 16 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Freshman comedy "Til Death" moves to Wednesdays in March. The show which takes a humorous look at married life from the vastly differing perspectives of a long-married couple and their newlywed neighbors will have its last Thursday airing on Feb. 15. "Til Death" will then follow American Idol on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 27 and 28, before making its time period premiere Wednesday, March 14 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).

Standoff"The War At Home," a comedy about a husband and wife who constantly battle with their three teenage kids to keep them in line, is moving to Sundays at 7:30. The show premieres in its new time period Sunday, March 4 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Standoff premieres in its new time period Friday, March 30 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The action drama centers on Matt Flannery and Emily Lehman, top-ranked negotiators in the FBI’s Crisis Negotiation Unit who are romantically and professionally involved.

FOX Spring Premieres Recap (All Times ET/PT)

American DadSunday, March 4:
The War At Home Time Period Premiere (7:30-8:00 Pm)
The Winner Series Premiere (8:30-9:00 Pm)
The Winner Series Premiere (9:30-10:00 PM)

Wednesday, March 7:
The Wedding Bells Preview (9:00-10:00 PM)

Friday, March 9:
The Wedding Bells Series Premiere (9:00-10:00 PM)

Wednesday, March 14:
Til Death Time Period Premiere (9:30-10:00 PM)

Friday, March 30:
Standoff Time Period Premiere (8:00-9:00 PM)

Sunday, April 15:
Drive Series Premiere (8:00-10:00 PM)

Monday, April 16:
Drive Time Period Premiere (8:00-9:00 PM)

FOX Spring Schedule (Effective Sunday, March 4; All Times ET/PT)

MONDAY
8:00-9:00 PM Prison Break/Drive (Premieres 4/16)
9:00-10:00 PM 24

TUESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM American Idol
9:00-10:00 PM House

WEDNESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM Bones
9:00-9:30 PM American Idol
9:30-10:00 PM Til Death

THURSDAY
8:00-9:00 PM TBA
9:00-10:00 PM TBA

FRIDAY
8:00-9:00 PM Standoff (Premieres 3/30)
9:00-10:00 PM The Wedding Bells

SATURDAY
8:00-8:30 PM Cops
8:30-9:00 PM Cops
9:00-10:00 PM Americas Most Wanted: America Fights Back
11:00 PM-Midnight MADtv
Midnight-12:30 AM Talkshow With Spike Feresten

SUNDAY
7:00-7:30 PM Comedy Repeats
7:30-8:00 PM The War At Home
8:00-8:30 PM The Simpsons
8:30-9:00 PM The Winner/King Of The Hill (Returns 3/25)
9:00-9:30 PM Family Guy
9:30-10:00 PM The Winner/American Dad (Returns 3/25)