25 May 2006

NBC adjusts fall schedule; Studio 60 moved to Mondays, Medium bumped until January.

Ten days after announcing their fall schedule, NBC is already tinkering with it. Faced with two one-hundred pound problems, the Peacock Network will move the new Aaron Sorkin dramedy Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip from Thursday 9pm slot to Mondays at 10, bumping the third season of Medium to midseason.

The trouble began after FOX announced their schedule and when ABC said they're going to move one of their hit shows.

Marching orders were sent to Grey's Anatomy to move to Thursday at 9, taking on first place network CBS' mega hit CSI. NBC, still trying to get out of fourth place, felt that launching a new drama against two of TV's biggest hits would be a problem, so they pulled from a potential death slot and moved it to Monday.

NBC also took this opportunity to tweek other parts of their schedule, including moving once Friday bound Law & Order: Criminal Intent to Tuesday and teamed it with Law & Order: Special Victims Unit starting at 9. This adjustment came after NBC noticed that that FOX didn't move House
to a 8pm slot.

20 Good Years-30 Rock and The Biggest Loser have swaped times on Wednesday followed by a relocated Kidnapped.

Meanwhile, Deal or No Deal - which had two slots on the schedule -will now fill the slot left by Studio 60 on Thursday.

In moving Deal from Tuesday to Thursday, NBC made one more adjustment to that silly fall schedule. It will bump the second edition of the game show/tear-jerker and release Crossing Jordan from midseason and team it up with Las Vegas and the 17th season of the original Law & Order on Friday.

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