#5 Posted on 20.5.04 1216.20 Reposted on: 20.5.11 1217.16
"THE O.C.," "TRU CALLING" AND "ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT" ALL RETURN NEXT SEASON, ALONG WITH OTHER FOX HITS "The O.C" Moves to Thursday in November, "24" Moves to Monday in January Network's New Lineup Includes Series Launches in June, August, November, January and Beyond
#7 Posted on 20.5.04 1341.28 Reposted on: 20.5.11 1341.40
A summer between "The Simpsons" and "Malcolm In The Middle" should only serve to increase its fanbase heading into the fall. (I can't imagine too many people are going to watch it and *not* like it and its low ratings are simply due to the fact that people just tune out when "Malcolm.." is over.)
It's also a good sign that they plan on keeping it in prime time during the football season - although I can't fathom why they're sending the popular and critically-acclaimed "Malcolm" to the 7:30 please-cancel-me timeslot. It's not as good as it was in the first two or three seasons - mostly because Malcolm himself has grown into an unlikable asshole - but Bryan Cranston more than makes up for that
I'm also not too thrilled that they're corrupting Sunday nights with some terrible reality show - and a blatant knockoff of "The Apprentice" to boot. Couldn't they at least wait until the next Sopranos season in 2009 so I could have something to change the channel to.
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#10 Posted on 20.5.04 1728.57 Reposted on: 20.5.11 1729.03
Stability=ratings. Fox LOL Sunday is now Fox WTF Sunday, a joke with Malcolm scheduled for THREE different time slots over the next year. It's before The Simpsons! No, it's after The Simpsons! No, it's WAY after The Simpsons! While the renewal of Arrested is the Best. News. Ever. and, as previously said, hammocking it between The Simpsons and Malcolm will be great, what about come the winter when it takes the lead slot at 9/8c? Why not keep it between Our Favorite Family and Malcolm? Fox complains that "with baseball, our audience can't get settled on Sunday nights." Okay, I can buy that, but then why do you constantly rearrange the evening? On the other hand, I guess we can just assume they would have done the movement anyway, and at least this way there's a heads up. Sigh.
As for American Dad, there are whispers that it's even better than Family Guy; the five minute preview video supposedly kills. It was never solid that new eps of Family Guy would go to Adult Swim; that was contigent on Fox deciding whether they wanted it first or not, and since they do, it'll be repeats of Stewie for a while longer.
Packman: The Simpsons will be around for a while.
OC to Thursdays? No, Gail. Bad Gail. Wake up and learn how to run a network.