Fall 2012 TV Schedule Night by Night: Wednesday

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May 23rd, 2012

As the 2011-12 broadcast season comes to an end tonight it's fitting that Wednesday night is the last night of the 2012-13 schedule we'll take a peek at (the other nights are here).

Six new shows on Wednesdays (same as Tuesday night).  Three new comedies, and three new dramas.

ABC puts rookie sitcom The Neighbors in the post-Modern Family "We really don't want to cancel this show" timeslot followed by the new musical drama Nashville.

Fox has sophomore The X Factor scheduled for two hours, instead of 90 minutes, with no 30 min "sitcom launch" slot. Perhaps Britney and Demi need that extra half hour, it certainly didn't do the sitcoms any good.

CBS goes with exactly the same line up as Fall 2011.

NBC puts two rookies into their 8pm comedy block, Animal Practice and Guys With Kids. New drama Chicago Fire follows Law & Order:SVU, which moves back to 9pm in a slot that didn't treat it particularly well in the past.

The CW pairs rookie drama Arrow with the relocated from Friday veteran Supernatural.

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

  • Oliver

    Weakest night of the week for me, with only Modern Family being a big hitter. I believe X Factor will underperform again since adding new judges won’t revive a tired format. I also expect Idol to drop again when it returns for similar reasons. It’s nowhere near the juggernaut it used to be.

    Neighbors will struggle. The script could be a fun 3rd Rock-esque romp but its kiddish promos featuring weird alien models will alienate much of its potential audience. It looks nowhere near Work It bad, though.

    Guys With Kids faces an uphill battle. Free Agents died in the same slot last year and pairing multi-cam with single-cam hasn’t worked in the past.

    Arrow might surprise and break outside the typical CW audience. Didn’t like the trailer, though.

  • Oliver

    Animal Practice will get blanket promotion from NBC so it’s unlikely to be DOA.

    That said, I don’t think the monkey hook is as strong as NBC believes. It’s a bit tacky and gimmicky. The trailers are quite poor too. We’ll see.

  • Selen

    @KS @tia

    I doubt they’ll be successful with the #silentmajority thing, since they are already getting attacked by Cas/Destiel fans on tumblr who are spreading that the campaign is anti-Cas to every producer/writer/reporter on Twitter, even though Cas is not mentioned neither in a positive or negative manner.
    Kinda said to see that Spn fandom is so full of bullies.

  • Selen


  • KS


    Writers have pissed off a lot of viewers by separating Sam and Dean, in the first place. Pairing Dean with Castiel is the biggest blunder. The only result is, the division fandom vertically into two. I hope Jeremy clears this mess, other wise, this is going to insane levels and God knows where it ends.

    I really want the opinions on Castiel of all those who run Supernatural fan websites like Winchesterbros.com, Winchesterfamilybusiness.com and Supernaturalwiki.com.

  • Ryan H

    Really excited for the CW line up! HUGE fan of supernatural, only just watched the season 5 finale which i thought was great, can’t way to see the direction they take it down (although many people say it has been a mess) But nothing is gonna stop me from watching Supernatural.
    Really psyched for Arrow, big fan of Smallville so hopefully it will kinda be the same. Honestly reckon Arrow will be the next vampire diaries with like a 4 million pilot and averaging around 3.7mil. Hoping supernatural improves from its season seven rating proberly about an average of 2million viewers.

  • tia

    @selen-there is a movement??? well if the silent majority who want spn to be about the brother winchesters and not about the winchester angel thing i am for that. but i know it would be an uphill battle because cas/destiel are very very “loud” online. and very savvy on getting thier vision out. i am hoping carver can see thru the destiel and know it is not what the majority wants because actually the majority don’t come on spn sights at all -they have lives-lol. it is sad that the cas character because it didn’t die when it should have and was left to drift and ruin the dean character, has become very devisive of the spn fandom. thats why cas needs to dwindle to a maybe 5 minute an episode and thats it. there is no use for him-he ruins the hero feel that should be the winchester brothers.

    this controversy should be interesting to see-because it is going to get louder thru the summer i bet. until we see what happens to dean in the first episode of season 8-gawd help us if the angel saves him again!!! a scream will go thru the fandom like the writers never would have imagined. i will probably throw my shoe thru the tv if cas saves dean. lol

  • KS

    @Ryan H

    I suggest you not to watch any further. The beautiful Supernatural had ended its 5 year run with the finale you just watched. ( Oh yeah, grab a tissue and wipe your tears! ) But writers have taken the worst possible way of taking the series. They have only done fan service in season 6 and season 7 and both of them turned out to be disastrous. You will definitely not find the Supernatural feel as you felt in the first five seasons, in the season 6 and 7. No emotions, no brotherly love, no scary monster hunts. All crap.

  • KS


    Fans are really enraged with this Castiel thing. Let me tell you. There are Sam Fans, Dean Fans. There are no Castiel fans at all. All of them are Misha Fans. Just Fan girls of that actor. They just want him on the screen for whatever crap he does and they just don’t care what happens to the show. All they want is Misha and Destiel fans want Misha and Jensen exchange some uncomfortable dialogues on screen. Unfortunately, both of them has got little interest in the quality of show.

  • KS


    Along with above comment to you, I also want to tell you that, at least producers will know that, there are Castiel haters out there.

  • Ryan H

    @KS Okay, thats what i have heard from loads of people that season 6 and 7 just dont follow the story line properly and are very confusing, still think i’ll give it a go but if the sixth season is a train wreck, then im gonna have to say bye to one of my most favourite and beloved shows :(

  • KS

    @Ryan H

    We are missing our beloved show. Whatever is going on now is not Supernatural any more. A lot of fans left after season 5. There is only thin line of difference between those fans and me – Loyalty. That is why, I still support its renewal, with a stupid hope that there is better tomorrow for our show. Season 6 and 7 are like a different show, with, characters of Supernatural in that. Supernatural will no longer be beloved if you continue watching. But, one small suggestion, if season 8 turns out to be real good because of change of show runner, then I suggest you to some how watch these horrible seasons for getting on to season 8. As of now, I suggest you try new show like The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones

  • Lisa

    @Ryan H
    Watch the show as you feel and don’t let other people viewers ruin it for you. I now stay away from fan forums and boards cause of that.

    Are you sure you are not a fan girl? I never heard so much whining from a male fan. Of course people have problems with Castiel I for one do, but do we have to hear you go at it every single day about it.
    Get a freaking grip dude it’s going to be ok.

  • Josh

    @Ryan H
    Everybody taste is different, some people hated season 1 and 4 of Supernatural.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Ryan H, let me translate KS’s comment:

    English isn’t really my strong suit, but gosh darn I love to troll the Supernatural fandom. Sadly, I haven’t yet been enough of a troll to get TVBTN to block me since I obviously can’t help myself. But, I remain hopeful!

  • tia

    @ryanh- there were good episodes – more in season 6 than season 7- that were very good-but you have to watch those seasons as episode to episode instead of big picture season episodes-because there was no continual arc that played thru each season. and arcs (especially in season 6) were thrown in and then thrown back out 3 to 4 episodes later. i don’t want to ruin for you what totally ruined spn in season 7-because once you start watching that season you will pick up on it imediately but i don’t want to give you spoilers. i’m all in for spn-i will watch till they cancel it because i love jared and jensen. its a shame what has become of the show because of sera. hoping for better in season 8 with carver.

  • tia

    by the way-this all kinda reminds me of what the csi miami eric delko fans did to bring him back-all the uproar and writing to the ptb. and they finally brought him back. don’t know how that went but there ya go.

  • KS


    What does that mean? Am I blocked now?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @KS, no, it just means you are a constant troll who perhaps will be blocked at a future date.

  • pandorajinel(formerly Erin)

    @Ryan H
    oh boy there’s been quite a discussion this weekend ^_^. KS is shall we say…passionate in his dislike of season 6 and 7. Really those two seasons are among the most split (if not THE most split) in terms of fan base opinion. Basically you will either love it or hate it. I would suggest committing to watching them both all the way through for three reasons.
    1)If you don’t, there is going to be something in season 8 that won’t make sense.
    2)There are some good episodes in there.
    3)If you stop during the Gamble/Singer era the you won’t get to see the Carver/Singer era which, as we’ve seen, may be very different in tone.

    Just a thought: Kripke at one point said that he and Singer worked so well together because one focused on character and the other focused on plot with Kripke usually focusing on the plot. I wonder if part of the problem with Gamble and Singer is that they both focused on the characters which would be why most of the plot in seasons 6 and 7 is about how the characters are reacting to each other.


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