Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Jericho : 2008 ?
"The Amazing Race" begins its 12th cycle on Sunday, November 4. A repeat of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" will fill the slot next Sunday.
The network's other timeslot candidate "Jericho" will be launched later in the season, because the networks are trying to stockpile as many fresh hours of scripted programming as possible. "Jericho" will then get a stronger marketing push.
Come to think of it, if "Jericho" is launched in the middle of what seems to be an inevitable writers' strike, perhaps the show will rise to the levels it once averaged in the fall of 2006."
"CBS' musical drama "Viva Laughlin" has become the first major casualty of the 2007-08 season.
The network canceled the series co-starring Hugh Jackman after two dismal showings -- a special premiere airing Thursday and a time slot premiere Sunday.
Sunday night, the series based on the BBC format managed minuscule 6.8 million viewers and a 1.2 rating/3 share among adults 18-49 at 8 p.m. It shed almost a third of its audience between the first and the second half-hour.
CBS will air a rerun of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" in the time period this week before bringing back the slot's last year occupant "The Amazing Race." The reality veteran will return for a 12th cycle Nov. 4."