Thursday, May 21, 2009

Networks want you to sit there for another hour or so

A couple of weeks ago I joked that NBC was going to expand the Super Bowl to 4 1/2 days. This would make logical sense since NBC expanded "celebrity Apprentice" and "Biggest Loser" to two hours a week and their finale to three hours. Over on another network they made their Bachelor work an extra hour.

How can you do this with 1 hour dramas? Put them back to back with their spin offs.
"Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice" already make up a block.
"90210" will be followed by "Melrose Place" on The CW.
CBS is putting "NCIS" and the new spin off "NCIS: Los Angeles" back to back.
CBS also pick up NBC's "Medium" putting it after "Ghost Whisper." That's two hours of women talking to ghosts. "The New Adventures of Old Christine" - a show about a divorced woman with a child who has to start over who is still friendly with her ex and his new love is followed by "Gary Unmarried" - a newly divorced guy with kids who is still close with his ex and her new love.
NBC's "Parks & Rec" will air at 8:30 just before the show it was spawned from, "The Office."

Now you don't have to think.

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