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:

 
  • KS

    @Tessa

    But, Tessa, sorry for bringing this up again. Apparently many fans are upset because of that Castiel slash Dean references in the show repeatedly. I wouldn’t be surprised if some fan pops this question at Comic Con and embarrass the writers.

    This has really reached unbearable levels now. I don’t know how many viewers are wishing to continue, especially a boring season and all these uncomfortable dialogues. If you really think, those dialogues from Meg didn’t really piss of the fans invested in this show since 7 years, then think again.

  • Melanie

    Yaaay! Finally, something to watch on Wednesdays! Arrow & SPN for me! I might try Chicago Hope.

    @KS Don’t worry about the online chatter — it happens every season. People swear they aren’t going to watch any more because of something or other — and yet, here we are at Season 8.

  • KJ Styles

    I’ll watch The Middle, Suburgatory, and Modern Family for sure.

    I’ll give the Neighbors and Chicago Fire a chance, and if I like them I’ll watch regularly, and I’ll DVR SVU.

    I don’t like SVU’s chances of renewal given the competition though.

  • Tessa

    @KS
    many fans are upset because of that Castiel slash Dean references in the show repeatedly.

    What Castiel slash Dean reference? The joke that Meg made? Like the slash jokes about Sam and Dean sprinkled throughout the show? Why would anyone be upset over some harmless humor?

    And even though a lot of fans were unhappy with season 7, most are excited over where things were left off for season 8 and say they can’t wait. Here’s an article that proves it. Check out the replies.

  • Mark Wilkins

    Not too many changes, except now I have to choose between Criminal Minds, Modern Family, SVU, and Supernatural. That’s just great with all 4 shows at the same time.

  • Paulo PT

    I believe CW could have a good performance on wednesday nights with ratings above 1% in A18-49.

    I have some faith on nbc sitcoms this year, perhaps a 2.0 averages could be possible. Chicago Fire should get better ratings than Harry’s law, maybe above a 1.5 :P

    Solid ratings for CBS but below Fall 2011!

    The Neighbors will be the new How to be a Gentleman. Canceled after two episodes… Followed by Nashville. I predict good viewership (maybe around 8 millions, but low demo ratings, below 1.5. Fridays could be a option, after REBA)ABC also down compared to last fall.

    FOX, NBC and CW UP from last FALL!
    CBS and ABC down from last FALL!

  • Josh

    @Tessa
    It’s to much of a short day to get on SPN fanbase.
    But this show has been doing slash reference here in there since season 1.
    Have they seen the episode BUGS or Something Wicked? lol

    I’m not big on Castiel either, but jeez some people need to calm down about him. All I want is good drama, nice arc and some character development on all sides.

  • bluejays

    @Mary – I think the only shows that get more male than female viewers are sports and cartoons (read what you will into the male psyche from that little stat).

    @Ashley. Most scripted shows (and non sports reality) are female dominated in terms of viewers however some have more male viewers than others.

  • HB

    Will be just watching Modern Family

    The X factor will be huge in first few weeks but it will go down after some time.

    CW will be looking at Arrow for success.Lets see how it turns out to be!
    SPN will do the same as it did on Fridays!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “@That’s what I thought Bill except I’m surprised to learn that most live action shows have more female viewers. So are men mostly watching? Reality shows and sports?”

    bluejays was correct, the two categories that have more male viewers on broadcast TV are sports and the Fox animated sitcoms. I didn’t look at reality shows, and while I’d guess that they’ve got more female viewers generally, it would not shock me if some had more male viewers.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Are these schedules gonna remain in the home page of this website till next season begins?”

    No, but there may be some sort of global “2012 Fall Schedules” link, probably where the Renew/Cancel Index link is now.

  • Erika

    X-Factor for me. I’ll watch Modern Family on DVR.

    I’ll give Nashville and Chicago Fire a try. I’m so unsure about both of them, but the fact that Connie Britton and Jesse Spencer are starring respectively.

  • Jeremy Gable

    I have a feeling X-Factor will dominate these shows just by default. The only competition is Modern Family.

  • Ben

    I don’t understand why people are annoyed with Castiel? He is one my favourite characters and when he wan’t in season 7 people were complaining and now he’s back peopele are still complaining! Season 8 looks like it has the potential to be better than the past couple of seasons!

  • KS

    @Tessa

    Such references between Sam and Dean are just fun. They travel alone all the time and live in motels and its perfectly normal for some idiots to mistake them. But they are always lighter. Sprinkled? There are hardly 4 or 5 in 7 seasons.

    But they are not fun between Castiel and Dean. They seem forced all the time. Just in one episode, season finale there are 2 references. Its clear they are purposefully in the episode, not for fun.
    How much ever you twist, Castiel can never be equal to Sam and Dean. So I once again suggest writers to bring new recurring characters.

    I honestly feel disgusted to discuss dumb topics like this. I am really sad that Supernatural writers has sunk to these lows.

  • KS

    ..but jeez some people need to calm down about him…

    Its a good suggestion to writers of the show, who are itching to extract more and more dust from a dust bin.

  • Holly

    @Bill,

    I didn’t look at reality shows, and while I’d guess that they’ve got more female viewers generally, it would not shock me if some had more male viewers.

    I don’t know about broadcast, but I do recall reading an article about a lot of the cable reality shows like Swamp People, Pawn Stars, etc. attracting a male-skewing audience.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I don’t know about broadcast, but I do recall reading an article about a lot of the cable reality shows like Swamp People, Pawn Stars, etc. attracting a male-skewing audience.”

    You’re right about some of those cable reality shows. Particularly some of the Discovery ones based on the press releases. Sadly, we don’t get regular gender ratings for cable shows.

  • Tessa

    @KS
    I honestly feel disgusted to discuss dumb topics like this.

    Yet you bring them up in every topic. Worse, you always take up a tone that implies your *opinion* is the universal consensus of all viewers.

    People enjoy Castiel. People enjoy Dean/Cas and the jokes that are made about them. Already there are pictures of Misha with bee trunks posing on the Impala on the Internet. Likewise there are people who believe Castiel is as important as the brothers (Team Free Will fans.) Your suggestions will never reach the writers; they will echo in this Internet chamber forever. So I suggest you cool your pants down and enjoy the show you’ve got instead of wishing for some other show you’d like to invent. :)

  • Fake Me Out

    How about a post listing all known changes occurring on the returning shows? Community has it’s showrunner blow-up, Fringe looses a regular, Smash loses 4 regulars … what other changes are going on that may shape the shows we’ve come to love (or loath) this fall?

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