Fall 2012 TV Schedule Night by Night: Tuesday

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May 22nd, 2012

Continuing our night by night look at the Fall 2012 schedule we move to Tuesday night.  Six new shows on the night: four comedies and two dramas. Along with Wednesday, the night with the most new shows.

ABC  doesn't have any rookie shows, but pushes Dancing With The Stars results show an hour earlier, and moves in a 2nd and 3rd year sitcom from other nights to 9pm, followed by Private Practice in the place of Body of Proof.

Fox launches a 2 hour live action sitcom block led by relative ratings weakling Raising Hope. I am not hopeful.

NBC brings The Voice results show into the Fall along with rookie sitcoms Go On (Matthew Perry vs. Happy Endings which was renewed over his last sitom, Mr. Sunshine) and The New Normal, joining Tuesday fixture Parenthood.

CBS launches new drama Vegas where Unforgettable failed last season. Les Moonves is predicting victory, but Les is always predicting victory.

The CW goes all medical on the night, as Hart Of Dixie moves to a new night and leads into the new series Emily Owens, M.D. Sadly, Emily is unlikely to be the traffic draw for us that Ringer was last season. Whether it will live longer or not, we'll have to wait and find out.

Take a trip down memory lane with last season's 2011 Tuesday Fall schedule:

  • psychic

    For some reason, I always group Work It, Man Up! and How to Be a Gentleman together. I don’t know why, they’re just triplets in my mind: crappy shows that everyone’s going to forget.

  • Oliver

    Go On is a great name. It’s short, pithy, memorable and self-explanatory. Hell, Work It was a fine name for an awful, awful show. It didn’t bomb because of its name, put it that way.

    Emily Owens MD, Ben & Kate and The Mindy Project are all awful generic forgettable titles.

    Mob Doctor is the worst of the lot, because it shows a complete lack of subtlety.

  • Carlos

    what about goodwin games? only in the midseason?

  • Bunny


    IMO I think the reason LMS and Reba are premiering so late in November is if the Tuesdays shows fail then ABC can move those 2 in that time-slot..

    and HE and Apt 23 will end up on Fridays and finnish off their 22 eps

  • Jared

    There’s nothing really exciting on Tuesday next season..but I’ll definitely check out The New Normal on NBC..

  • Bunny


    The exiting part is the competition..

  • Mi

    Tuesdays are the most boring TV day of the week. The only show I watched in Tuesdays last year was Ringer and I stopped watching it at December already.

    I might catch up with Parenthood if I have time over the summer and might check Emily Owens M.D., but other than these.. nothing.

  • Freddy Arrow

    I think NBC should move the Voice Results to 9pm and move the comedies to 8pm where the direct sitcom competition is much weaker.

    If NBC doesn’t blink, I think ABC should. I don’t normally think sitcoms at 10pm is a good idea, but the suggestion to switch ABC’s comedies with Nashville is also a good idea, I think.

  • SarahL

    Thank goodness for Justified because that broadcast network schedule puts me to sleep.

  • gregg

    i think Abc and cbs will win here. abc will win the demo, cbs total viewers. i think the voice will sink futher. it sucked the first time around, chose a weak winner, and will be affected by x-factor and DWTS.

  • bluejays

    Easiest night of the week to predict. CBS will win, probably even at ten but Vegas might not be a hit for them. Even if it is Unforgettable levels it will probably win.

    NCIS/LA will win the night for CBS.

  • NJ Viewer

    Nothing here that interests me, either.

  • Agnes

    The Voice airing at 8pm in the fall will ensure NCIS will debut under a 4.0 this season and will weaken the whole NCIS/LA franchise for the season versus 2011/12.

  • Mary

    @SarahL–Justified better not be on Tuesday again. My Tuesday at 10 is already crowded, plus you know they’ll be White Collar there again in January. Hopefully, they’ll put Justified on another day.

  • Dan S

    I wish Vegas had kept its original name Ralph Lamb & Emily Owens MD kept the name First Cut. I’ll likely watch Fox’s comedy block & really think ABC should move both HE & Apt 23 to another night. Maybe swap with with Last Resort scheduled for Thur right now.

  • Brandy

    Hart of Dixie &Emily Owens for me

  • Oliver

    @Dan S

    Are you seriously suggesting moving HE/Apt 23 up against TBBT, TaaHM, 30 Rock and Up All Night? It’s an ABC death slot for a reason.

  • Raykov

    Before I didn’t have a lot to watch Tuesdays, but next Fall I have – Raising Hope, Happy Endings, Don’t Trust The B—- in Apartment 23, Parenthood and Private Practice…

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “@SarahL–Justified better not be on Tuesday again. My Tuesday at 10 is already crowded, plus you know they’ll be White Collar there again in January. Hopefully, they’ll put Justified on another day.”

    I’d be surprised if Justified gets moved, it and Sons Of Anarchy are locked into 10pm Tuesday.

    Much more likely that Vegas fails than either of them get moved (although I am not predicting Vegas failure).

  • Holly

    The first two hours of CBS remain the same, and will get the same ratings. I don’t think the competition will have much affect. It’s been quite a while since a period show has done well on broadcast and the two last year failed miserably. But Vegas doesn’t appear to be focusing on the time period as the major selling point, so it might have a better chance. Even if it fails, I think it’s good for CBS to try things that are a bit out of the box.

    Moving Dancing will help ABC in the 8:00 hour, but rather than fixing their Tuesday problem, they’re just moving it to 9:00… Private Practice did OK in the Tuesday 10 slot this spring. I imagine it will do about the same in the fall. ABC Tuesdays next season will probably be on par with their Tuesdays this season.

    FOX is taking a risk with their two-hour comedy block, but they don’t really have a better way to expand the comedies. Aside from New Girl, which fell sharply in the spring, they haven’t had much luck with comedies. I’m not holding out a lot of hope for the night, especially the 8:00 hour.

    The only thing NBC really has going for them overall is The Voice. And the transition from singing show to comedies to drama is rather awkward (ABC has the same issue on Tuesdays), but you work with what you’ve got… Parenthood was struggling last year and will continue to do so.

    The three-way comedy battle will be interesting. Is there really room for that many comedies at once? FOX has the established comedy for the hour, but ABC and NBC have the stronger lead-ins. I’m not sure how the chips will fall on this one.

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