TV Schedule Changes For Obama Speech, Tuesday, March 24
via our friend James Hibberd, he has broadcasters reactions to the schedule shifting and more at The Live Feed.
>> Fox is arguably the most impacted network and took the longest to agree to airing the speech. The network will move Tuesday’s two-hour performance episode of “Idol” to Wednesday, and the Wednesday episode to Thursday at 8 p.m. That preempts “Lie to Me” and “Bones” and puts mega-rated “Idol” against the mega-rated NCAA finals (which neither Fox nor CBS can be all that thrilled about).
>> NBC will move Tuesday’s two-hour “Biggest Loser” to 9 p.m., preempting “Law & Order: SVU.”
>> CBS likewise is dumping its 10 p.m. procedural (“Without a Trace”) and moving its two earlier dramas, “NCIS” and “The Mentalist,” forward an hour.
— ABC normally airs a “Dancing With the Stars” recap show, which shouldn’t be a problem to preempt.