Play NBC Programmer, What’s Your 2010 Fall Schedule?
In the third in a series of “You be the programmer”, take the smoking wreck that is NBC and rebuild its schedule like a phoenix rising from the ashes.
With an empty pit of open hours, NBC will be throwing a lot against the wall to see what sticks, but there is some structure I still expect them to keep. Saturdays will stay repeats or Dateline, Tuesday 8-10 will stay Biggest Loser, I’d expect Thursday 8-10 to be comedies, but I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the existing ones were moved to another night with new ones added into Thursday, and Fall Sunday’s will, of course, be football. Those 4 hours on Sunday open up in the spring. No guess from me on 2011 Sundays, but fee free to guess yourselves.
I think Parenthood gets moved earlier, to 8 or 9pm. Pretty much the only days for that are Monday or Wednesday, but I’m guessing NBC puts comedies on the other of those nights. I think new dramas get both the post Biggest Loser slot, and the post Office/30 Rock slot on Thursday. Every night in my schedule will have at least one “veteran” show. (We’ll all know NBC’s schedule on May 17):
|Day / Time||Fall 2009 (announced)||Fall 2010|
|10-11p||The Jay Leno Show||Law & Order|
|8-9:30p||The Biggest Loser||The Biggest Loser|
|10-11p||The Jay Leno Show||New drama|
|8-9p||Parenthood||Two comedies (one from Thurs?)|
|9-10p||Law & Order: SVU||Two comedies|
|10-11p||The Jay Leno Show||Law & Order: SVU|
|8-8:30p||SNL Weekend Update Thursday||Community (move to Wed?)|
|8:30-9p||Parks & Recreation||Parks & Recreation|
|9-9:30p||The Office||The Office|
|9:30-10p||Community/30 Rock||30 Rock|
|10-11p||The Jay Leno Show||New drama (Law & Order: LA?)|
|8-9p||Law & Order||Unscripted hour|
|10-11p||The Jay Leno Show||Dateline NBC|
|8-9p||Dateline NBC||Dateline NBC or drama repeats|
|9-10p||Trauma (Encores)||Drama repeats|
|10-11p||Law & Order:SVU (Encores)||Drama repeats|
|7-8pm||Football Night in America||Football Night in America|
|8-11p||Sunday Night Football||Sunday Night Football|