The noetworks have all released their fall schedule, and I am very concerned. First of all, I will apparently no longer be available to make myself available work on Thursday nights, and second of all, someone is going to lose this contest, and I’m not sure who to vote for. Here is the lineup for Thursday night.
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
ABC *Flash Forward
NBC *SNL Weekend Update Thursday / Parks and Recreation
CW *The Vampire Diaries
9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
ABC Grey’s Anatomy
NBC The Office / *Community (moves to 8 p.m. after SNL run) / 30 Rock (after Community moves)
10:00 - 11:00 p.m.
ABC Private Practice
CBS The Mentalist
Fox Local Programming
NBC *The Jay Leno Show
CW Local Programming
The 8:00pm timeslot doesn’t concern me…it’s ‘Bones’ all the way. The 10:00pm timeslot is a little annoying, because I enjoy both ‘Private Practice’ and ‘The Mentalist’. But the 9:00pm timeslot is very perplexing…’Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘CSI’, ‘Fringe’ and ‘Supernatural’ are all on at the same time!
Don’t these execs realize that they have a whole entire week to work with! Do they have to put all the best shows on at the exact same time on the exact same night? They might as well move ‘Criminal Minds’ from Wednesday into the NBC slot, where ‘The Office’ is now, and it will be official…I will only need to turn my television on one night a week! Even if I record three of the other shows, I either have to stay up until 1 o’clock in the morning to watch them all, or I don’t get to watch them until I have some free time on the weekend. How is that fair?
My biggest concern is the CBS lineup…it’s unbeatable as far as the ratings go. Supernatural doesn’t stand a chance against these big hitters, and although ‘Fringe’ has a dedicated fanbase, will they be able to keep up? Let’s just hope one or two of the networks cave in and send their show to a night with less competition, before anything gets cancelled! I guess, until then, I have to bow out from everything other than ‘Fringe’.
What show will win your 9:00pm viewing?