Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The tentative NBC schedule confuses me

The script for Kath & Kim is just awful, so I doubt it'll be around until winter (seriously). I've no idea what "SNL Thursday Night Live" could be... but it concerns me that the network would consider adding a half hour of sketches to SNL's weekly total when it clearly would be a better show if it was just one hour instead of 90 minutes. Oh, Ben Silverman... Penultimately, I can't recall what Crusoe is. Finally, there's a spin-off of The Office set for midseason, which simultaneously makes me happy and concerned (what of Mothership?)

Here's the schedule in case you didn't see (I'll only post the fall 2008 schedule).

NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2008-09

*New programs in UPPER CASE (with the exception of "ER")

MONDAY
8-9 p.m. "Chuck"
9-10 p.m. "Heroes"
10-11 p.m. "MY OWN WORST ENEMY"

TUESDAY
8- 9:30 p.m. "The Biggest Loser: Families"
9:30-10 p.m. "KATH & KIM"
10-11 p.m. "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

WEDNESDAY
8-9 p.m. "KNIGHT RIDER"
9-10 p.m. "Deal or No Deal"
10-11 p.m. "Lipstick Jungle"

THURSDAY
8- 8:30 p.m. "My Name Is Earl"
8:30-9 p.m. "30 Rock"
9- 9:30 p.m. "The Office"
9:30-10 p.m. "The Office"/ "SNL THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE"
10-11 p.m. "ER"

FRIDAY
8-9 p.m. "CRUSOE"
9-10 p.m. "Deal or No Deal"
10-11 p.m. "Life"

SATURDAY
8-9 p.m. "Dateline NBC"
9-10 p.m. "KNIGHT RIDER" (Encores)
10-11 p.m. "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (Encores)

SUNDAY
7- 8:20 p.m. "Football Night in America"
8:20-11 p.m. "NBC Sunday Night Football"

2 comments:

Valley Boy said...

I had read somewhere (?) that the SNL: Thursday Night Live are special Weekend Update segments designed to hype up the upcoming elections.

Chris said...

I'm surprised that the-funniest-show-on-TV "30 Rock" is not getting the post-Super Bowl slot, though getting "The Office" to the next level and introducing the spin-off does make sense.

It'll be interesting to see how NBC will adjust once the other networks present their schedules at the upfronts next month.

-C