FOX staged a late-spring scheduling shuffle on Monday (Feb. 27), shaking up the homes for long-running hit "Bones" and new drama hopeful "Touch."
 
Less than a month away from what was scheduled to be a March 19 premiere (following a January sneak of its pilot), the Kiefer Sutherland drama "Touch" has been shifted to Thursday nights at 9 p.m. starting on March 22.  That gives "Touch" the benefit of a spring run following "American Idol," though it eliminates the anticipated reunion between Sutherland and his old "24" time period on Mondays. Hopefully the 9 p.m. hour won't be too disappointed.
 
As a result of that move, "Bones" will shift from Thursdays at 9 p.m. to Mondays at 8 p.m. starting on Monday, April 2. That will, in turn, send "House" to Mondays at 9 p.m. for its final string of episodes leading up to the series finale on Monday, May 21, which will include a retrospective look-back in the 8 p.m. hour.
 
Also noteworthy: "The Finder" has its spring finale on Thursday, March 8, but FOX promises that additional new episodes will air later in the season. "Alcatraz" is having its two-hour finale moved to Monday, March 26. And, finally, FOX has scheduled a 25th Anniversary Special for Sunday, April 22 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
 
FOX still has a few more scheduling tweaks to do thanks to the February 27 preemption of much of its lineup due to the Daytona 500. That juggling will occur soon. 
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A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.