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Someone At CBS Finally Wised Up

by Angel Cohn July 28, 2008 3:55 pm
Someone At CBS Finally Wised Up

CBS has been making some smart decisions this week. That person should get a raise. First, they decided to move the not-skeezy-enough-but-still-kind-of-icky Swingtown off to Friday nights, while giving the higher rated Flashpoint a plum spot on Thursday nights. This makes sense, as Flashpoint is a much better fit for the crowded used to watching a procedural like Without a Trace in the post-CSI berth on Thursdays. But then presumably the same scheduling genius decided to movie Big Brother's live evictions back to their rightful home on Thursdays at 8. I'm so happy about this I could do a little dance in my office... but for the sake of those around me I won't. Now if they could just move the Sunday night show back to Saturday, all would be right with the world.

One of my biggest quibbles with the show last season and the current one is that the timing basically sucks for any one who watches or reads anything about the live feeds or tunes in for Showtime After Dark. The nomination ceremony, food competitions and the power of veto happen so many days before they air on the CBS show that by the time the nicely edited versions make it to air, I know everything already and it's almost pointless to watch my favorite guilty pleasure. By bumping the HOH comp/Eviction to Thursday instead of Wednesday, it will at least push things back a day and hopefully alleviate some of those problems.

Also, two days in a row (Tuesday and Wednesday) is a little too much for even a die-hard fan to stomach. Maybe if they showed some of the smutty stuff on TV it might be OK, but I guess that kind of stuff is edited out for the CBS audience. At least now I don't have to explain to my father what exactly Ollie and April were doing under those blankets in the middle of the house, during the middle of the day. Though on the other hand, he doesn't understand why I'm so disgusted by the two of them. With a show like this, there's probably not really a happy medium between the online, live feeds, after dark and edited episodes, so I'll take what I can get, and if that is evictions on Thursdays, that's enough to make me happy... for now.




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