Fox Rattles ‘Bones’ and More in Scheduling Shuffle

Kiefer Sutherland and David Mazouz of 'Touch' (Photo: Fox)

Kiefer Sutherland is bumping off “Bones” … well off of Thursday nights, that is.

Fox revealed its plans to do a little rearranging of its midseason schedule to accommodate the premiere of the new Kiefer Sutherland drama, “Touch” and to say goodbye to Dr. House after eight seasons.

“Touch” will premiere Thursday, March 22 at 9/8c, following the “American Idol” results show. The series, which stars Sutherland as the father of a gifted autistic son who sees connections between people all over the world through numbers, was originally slated for Mondays in “24”‘s old time slot.

The move means “Bones” will now jump to Mondays at 8/7c, with “House” shifting to 9/8c, beginning April 2.

The shows that are currently airing on Mondays and Thursdays in those slots, “Alcatraz” and “The Finder,” will have completed their runs by April.

One final announcement by the network includes plans for a special “House” retrospective to air on Monday, May 21, to be followed by “House’s” series finale at 9/8c. Now don’t get all misty-eyed, “House” fans, that’s not how Dr. Crankypants would want it.

Get a First Look at “Touch” Here:

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Watch Full Episodes of “Bones” Now:

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