NBC: 'The Voice' in the Fall, Towel Toss Thursdays at 10p; Comedies on Friday – What Will Happen?
NBC’s schedule is out, and though I know the notion of “musical competition fatigue” is popular among our readers, I still like the idea of NBC putting The Voice in the fall. It gives NBC a couple of things it didn’t have last year: a promotional vehicle outside of Sunday Night Football for its fall shows as well as a decent lead-in for a new 10pm show. It also sets up a nice X Factor vs Voice; Christina vs. Britney (assuming reports of her joining X Factor are correct).
The expansion to four nights of comedies seems like a bit of a stretch given the three hours of relatively low-rated comedies they’d been running with, but it will be interesting to see how it develops. I won’t be surprised to see the new comedies outperform the older ones, though that doesn’t necessarily mean they will perform well. Either way, there’s no denying Community on Friday nights is good news for TV by the Numbers.
Interesting to me to see NBC just throw in the towel on Thursdays at 10pm by scheduling Rock Center with Brian Williams. Somewhere, Jay Leno smiles.
Also of note, NBC insists that despite earlier reports, it isn’t necessarily the final season of either The Office or 30 Rock.