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TV Schedule Changes For Obama Speech, Tuesday, March 24

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March 18th, 2009

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.

 
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