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:

  • RyanCanada

    Raising hope will be crushed in that time period, which sucks, but i think Happy Endings and Appt 23 will do good with such a strong lead in. i hope they crush that mathew perry show lol

  • Bunny

    The only way Happy Endings will succeed with a older-skewing DWTS lead-in is to follow Castle and tease the audience with a will-they or wont-they romance…

    No wonder the HE finale ended with a unexpected love triangle..

  • Ram510

    Happy Endings and Parenthood are the only 2 I care about.

    This night is boring until January when cable starts airing all the good stuff (Southland, The Game, SOA, ABC Family ect)

  • RyanCanada

    @Bunny what do you mean? what does the triangle have to do with it?

  • Gustavo

    @Networkman:I agree 100% with you.Malibu country could be a better lead-in than Neighbors.1°Because malibu country and Nashville are around same topic and 2° The Neighbors looks really awful.

  • Concerned Citizen

    Goddamn busy night. I’ll be watching Raising Hope at 8, and possibly Ben and KAte after it if it ends up being good. I know I’ll be watching both New Girl and Apartment 23, I just don’t know if I’ll be watching them live or later on Hulu; have to see how Happy Endings (need to catch up on it this summer) and The Mindy Project are. I suppose Go On could contend for a live watching as well, but I doubt The New Normal will. At 10, I’ll most likely stick with FX shows; Sons of Anarchy and Justified. I’ll watch Parenthood later, along with (maybe) Vegas. All in all, probably the busiest night of the week.

    As for the new shows, The Mindy Project should do very well with that post New Girl timeslot. I think Go On and The New Normal have a decent chance of success as well, given the lead-in and Ryan Murphy’s hitmaker status for the latter. Don’t expect Ben and Kate will be successful following what should be a fairly weak Raising Hope. I hope against all hope that Vegas ends up both good and successful, but the past few shows in that timeslot haven’t worked out, and it clearly isn’t your typical CBS show. Hopefully it’ll be like The Good Wife, where it gets just good enough ratings to justify keeping it for the critical recognition. Emily Owens, M.D. will probably put up roughly the same numbers as Hart of Dixie, and it remains to be seen if that will be enough to secure a renewal.

  • Erika

    Hart of Dixie will be filling the hole that Glee left in that spot. I sure hope HOD does well, as I was rooting for its renewal. I’ll DVR DWTS and The Voice. Of course during repeats of HOD, I’ll watch one or the other.

    I’m so happy I can watch Happy Endings live now. When it aired on Wednesdays, I watched X-Factor and Idol live instead of HE, so I hope it does well.

    I might try the Mindy Project and I haven’t seen the trailer to Vegas yet, but since I don’t watch anything else in that time slot I might give it a shot.

  • Anthony

    I will be watching the comedies on NBC (assuming they end up being good) and on ABC. Also Parenthood as well. Never really got into New Girl (or Raising Hope) so I won’t be watching Fox’s comedy block…

  • Nick

    Ratings predictions:

    RH: 1.8-2.2
    B&K: 1.5-1.8
    DWTS: 2.6-3.2
    The Voice: 3.4-3.8
    NCIS: 3.1-3.7
    HoD: 0.6-0.7
    RH, DWTS, and The Voice will do OK in their new slots. Ben and Kate is the weakest out of FOX’s comedy pilots, and I can see it being replaced by The Goodwin Games in midseason. NCIS isn’t going anywhere.

    New Girl: 2.7-3.5
    TMP: 2.3-2.8
    HE: 1.4-1.8
    Apt. 23: 1.5-2.0
    Go On: 1.9-2.5
    The New Normal: 1.6-2.1
    NCIS:LA: 2.7-3.3
    Emily Owens, MD: 0.5-0.6
    Happy Endings and Apt 23 will both sink w/o Modern Family. Out of them, I give A23 the best chance. Go On looks like NBC’s best new comedy, so it’s got a fighting chance against NG. The New Normal looks OK, but might not be compatible with Go On. The Mindy Project will go well with NG, but will probably be cancelled in May, as NG will do better, and RH is now close to syndication. EO,MD will do OK, but not better than the other shows, and get cancelled. This is my pick for the first CW show to get cancelled.

    Parenthood: 2.1-2.6
    Vegas: 2.0-2.9
    Private Practice: 1.3-1.6
    Vegas will start strong, but sink fast. Parenthood will be steady and win the hour eventually. Private Practice will tank without DWTS.

    Network averages:

    CBS: 3.0
    NBC: 2.4
    FOX: 2.2
    ABC: 2.0
    CW: 0.6
    NBC and the CW will be up, CBS and FOX will be down, and ABC will be even.

  • Chuck T

    NBC is smart in debuting Go On & The New Normal after The Voice. Hopefully they will all be good lead-ins for Parenthood.

  • Jared

    I’ll be watching Happy Endings and New Girl, flipping back and forth between which one gets the live treatment and which one gets the DVR. I may check out Go On and the new Fox comedies at some point, probably on Hulu, before I make a decision on whether or not to add them to the rotation. 10:00 is reserved for cable – Sons of Anarchy in the fall, and Justified (provided it stays on Tuesday) in the spring.

  • jamandas

    Happy Endings and Parenthood only thing on Tues. Hope they do good next season.

  • Ken

    Go-On will probably do ok but New Normal will do poorly.

    My guess
    The Voice 2.8-3.3
    Go-On 2.3-2.5
    New Normal 1.5-1.8
    Parenthood 1.5-1.7

  • John K.

    I don’t think ABC will move it’s comedies around. They knew that FOX was keeping New Girl where it was, the only surprise is the NBC comedies. I think Go On will get the same demo as New Normal (despite having a huge lead in), and will be cancelled.

  • Aaron

    So I guess Tuesdays mean watching The Voice (or not watching The Voice, depends if they have another Juliet Simms or Pip this season), and then watching New Girl, then watching The Mindy Project, and PVRing Don’t Trust the B—- and I might just PVR the west coast New Normal…

  • Dee

    People on this site sure do like their sissy shows. They apparently don’t get “Vegas”. For myself, “Vegas” is the #1 most-anticipated new series of the year. What’s not to like? Cowboys, fistfights, cars with fins. And that cast and crew. Woohoo!! With waning, chick-slanted competition, I fully expect it to flourish.

  • Doug

    I think that ABC will be patient with the comedies. They clearly want a second night on Tuesday, given that the Wednesday block has been highly successful. Comedies at 9pm is also a nod that DWTS has got perhaps a year or two left in it. They’re going for the All-Star angle to try to revive interest, but I doubt that they’ll see that much of an increase, if any at all. I wouldn’t be surprised if they rest DWTS in the spring.

    As for The Voice, I wouldn’t count on it doing huge numbers. Trending down in the spring, and the glut of singing shows is hurting everybody. That’s why I had to laugh at ABC’s Duets, whose set looks suspiciously similar to The Voice. Either ABC is launching it in hopes of a big hit, or they’re purposely trying to over saturate the singing show market even further to weaken both The Voice and American Idol.

  • rob60990

    CBS wins easy while ABC will certainly be 4th. I give the edge of 2nd place to NBC with the Voice results show boosting the night.

    CBS: NCIS & NCIS: LA will hold up strong. Neither have any scripted drama competition which should help each of them big time. Vegas will be well sampled then tank fast.

    NBC: The Voice results show should be solid. Go On and New Normal will be sampled. Go On will likely settle at low 2s thanks to The Voice and Matthew Perry and New Normal high 1s. Parenthood will be last in its timeslot pulling mid to high 1s.

    FOX: New Girl will be the only bright spot. Mindy should be sampled. these comedies will likely beat ABC/NBC comedies. Raising Hope will likely pull low 2s with Ben & Kate settling at mid 1s and be cancelled.

    ABC: DWTS results show will pull mid 2s but come a solid 2nd in viewers. Happy Endings/Apt 23 will be 4th in the timeslot. I give Happy Endings the edge and think it will pull low 2s and be neck and neck with Go On but lose. I can’t see Apt 23 lasting beyong the fall. That 2 hour comedy block that ABC thinks they will have on Tuesdays in January will not happen as Apt 23 and The Neighbors will likely both be replaced. Private Practice will be around a 1.8-2.2.

    CW: Both shows seem compatible so it could work out for the CW.

  • tomsman

    Not a problem night here. Voice results and we’ll give New Normal a 2-3 ep tryout – going in with no long-term expectations. Otherwise, we don’t care about the rest (new or old). It is going to be VERY interesting seeing who wins on the comedy blocks. Someone commented on the names of the new shows and how they might turn guys away. I have to agree, including Apt.23 (tried it, hated it). As a guy, they scream “chick show”. We’ve got no beef with shows like these – its the premises and execution (and network) that are keeping us from trying them out. They might as well name a show “2 Fat Gay Guys Outside of Detroit” (which is who we are) – it would have the same effect (probably more so). ;-)

  • david

    Heart of Dixie and Emily Owens M.D. I really hope the CW promote this show the right way as a medical drama instead of how they promoted some of there other shows this season. They should promote Heart of Dixie as a medical show too instead of Zoey trying to find love.

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