ABC announces some of the schedule, NBC tries "Fake it till you make it" approach

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November 10th, 2008

As has been discussed in many o' comments here on the blog, ABC did what many had predicted/hoped for and announced that Life on Mars would air on Wednesdays at 10pm after LOST in the winter/spring and that Private Practice would move to air after Grey's Anatomy.  James Hibberd has an article on it here, where his sources seem to indicate that Dirty Sexy Money has a good chance at getting a full season order while Pushing Daisies and Eli Stone are considered longshots to be picked up for the full season.

As for NBC, while I was watching Chuck on the DVR I caught the rare commercial and it was a promo -- Christian Slater "in the role everyone is talking about.  The new hit 'My Own Worst Enemy'."

I'm OK with stretching the truth in a press release, and don't get me wrong, I don't really expect any truth in advertising.  But everyone isn't talking about My Own Worst Enemy, not even on the Internet.  New hit? C'mon!  Still I find the "f--k it, let's just fake it till we make it" approach amusing.  My Own Worst Enemy isn't NBC's worst performing show, but hey, neither is Kath & Kim.  But both are underperforming My Name is Earl, which is having it's worst year ever.  

I think what they meant to say was, "in the role Ben Silverman wishes everyone would talk about so that it would be the new hit!"   Sadly, as Patrick Stewart once uttered in the role of Jean Luc Picard, "Wishing for a thing does not make it so."

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