Saturday, December 02, 2006
"Battlestar: Galactica" Changing Timeslots
SciFi Friday just won't be the same without "Battlestar: Galactica." I don't know how I missed this, but apparently "BG" is moving to Sundays at 10 p.m. beginning January 21. That means the male fans of NBC's Sunday Night Football will be up for grabs. "BG" will be facing off against "Crossing Jordan," "Without A Trace" (the strongest of the bunch) and "Brothers & Sisters." "B&S" might (I stress the "might" grow into something with tender loving care and the "Desperate Housewives" lead-in, while "Without A Trace" is a solid hit and the aging "Crossing Jordan" not to be underestimated. But all of those shows skew heavily towards older adults. So this might not be a bad timeslot for "Battlestar: Galactica" -- unless HBO weighs in. As long as SciFi stays away from originals on HBO, "BG" could be fine. ("The Sopranos" doesn't start till March 11, which would be about 3/4s of the way through "BG"s season.) Now here's hoping they'll shake the show up a bit - the last two have been the weakest yet from this show, which has stumbled creatively since racing through their "we're colonizing a planet, a long time has passed, oops the Cylons are back" storyline in four episodes.