Fox's 24, sci-fi series, get debut dates in January

There's a raft of new and returning sci-fi/fantasy series coming to Fox in January, including Human Target and Past Life, and the network has finally set dates for their premieres.

On Sunday, Jan. 17, 24 returns at 9 p.m. ET/PT, with the first half of its two-night, four-hour season premiere, Variety reported. 24, which adds new cast members Freddie Prinze Jr. and Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff, will also air for two hours on Monday, Jan. 18, before settling into its normal 9 p.m. slot the following week, on Jan. 25.

The new series Human Target, which stars former Fringe cast member Mark Valley and features a guest role by Battlestar's Tricia Helfer, will then take over the Wednesday 9 p.m. slot starting Jan. 20.

In February, Fringe will take a hiatus after its Feb. 4 episode, leaving room for Past Life, a supernatural-tinged series, which will debut with a two-hour premiere on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m., before settling into its 9 p.m. slot on Feb. 18, the trade paper reported. (As announced last May, Past Life was originally slated for Tuesdays at 9 p.m.)

Fringe will return on Thursday, April 1, after Past Life completes its run.

Dollhouse airs its series finale at 9 on Jan. 22.

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