FOX Extends Prime Time on Tuesday to Air a 1 Hour Episode of X Factor

Fox has decided to air a special re-cut one hour episode of Tuesday’s aborted X Factor, rather than airing the entire 2 hour original. This is to accommodate most of Tuesday’s half-hour comedies and also, I’m assuming, to not turn off viewers who have already seen the episode.  I’m glad I don’t have to slog through, what would essentially be a repeat to me. FOX will extend it’s prime time to 10:30 ET, in order to air X Factor at 9:30 pm ET.

Oh. And it also means X Factor will not compete directly with The Voice at 8 pm. Finally, a smart decision from FOX. The Voice would have kicked its butt.

Read the press release below.

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, the New FOX Tuesday comedies keep the laughs coming with all-new episodes of RAISING HOPE (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), BEN AND KATE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT).  An all-new special one-hour episode of THE X FACTOR featuring the conclusion of the “Judges’ Homes” round airs during a special, extended prime from 9:30-10:30 PM ET/PT.

The Chances go on a couples retreat and Melanie Griffith, Wilmer Valderrama and Leslie Jordan guest-star on an all-new RAISING HOPE (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT). In the episode, “If A Ham Falls in the Woods,” Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) attend a marriage retreat led by a priest (Jordan) before they get married. Not wanting to miss out on a free vacation, Virginia (Martha Plimpton) and Burt (Garret Dillahunt) pose as a newly engaged couple so they can also attend. It becomes a true family affair when Sabrina’s mom, Tamara (Griffith), and her young lover, Ricardo (Valderrama), tag along.

In the all-new installment of BEN AND KATE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), “Emergency Kit,” Kate (Dakota Johnson) challenges Ben (Nat Faxon) to be more prepared to take care of Maddie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones), and they all end up getting tested. Meanwhile, Ben’s crazy ex-girlfriend, Louise (guest star Lindsay Sloane), makes a surprise visit back into his life and BJ (Lucy Punch) might be developing real feelings for her boss, bar owner Buddy (guest star Rob Corddry).

In the all-new “Models” episode of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), Jess (Zooey Deschanel) spends a wild night out with Cece (Hannah Simone) and her model friends, then jumps in the driver’s seat when she must fill in for Cece at a car show. Meanwhile, the guys question what defines male friendship after Schmidt (Max Greenfield) buys Nick (Jake Johnson) a sweet gift.

The competition on THE X FACTOR (9:30-10:30 PM ET/PT) kicks into high gear on a special all-new episode when the judges reveal which four acts in each of the four categories – Teens, Young Adults, Groups and Over 25s – continue on to the live shows.

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