Thursday, November 30, 2006
"Friday Night Lights" Gets New Timeslot
Another excellent episode on Tuesday proved again "FNL" is the best new drama on TV. And now NBC has moved the show out of its Tuesday night timeslot where it was about to face off (and get crushed by) "American Idol." So now they're moving it to Wed. at 8 where "FNL" will have to face off against..."American Idol." Brilliant. They throw the show onto Monday at 10 p.m. for one week (the worst sort of test) and it did better than "Studio 60." Then back to Tuesday, where the time-switches have confused people and lowered the rock steady (albeit small) audience. Now they're moving it again to Wednesday where it is certain to get crushed by "Idol." That's called pretending to make an effort for a new show without not really bothering. How could they not see it belongs on Fridays at 8 p.m. in the spring when football is over and fans would love to watch it? Or Sundays at 8 p.m. in the spring where NBC is airing pro football and audiences are used to the quality family drama standard set by "American Dreams?" This show is too good to waste. Here's the NBC rejiggering, with no word on what's gonna happen to "Studio 60" when "The Black Donnelys" takes over its slot.