WEDNESDAY NIGHT CHANGES
As the broadcast networks announce their scheduling plans for November, a.k.a. the first sweeps month of the television season, it seems Wednseday nights are about to get a little makeover.
ABC will air the 'fall finale' of blockbuster drama "Lost" on November 8 and a week later the network will premiere the new Taye Diggs series "Day Break" which will take over the 9/8c slot for 13 weeks. The same night "Dancing with the Stars" concludes its two-month run with a special season finale at 8/7c. Then on November 22, the brand new William Shatner-hosted game show "Show Me The Money" premieres in the 8pm timeslot.
Over on NBC, a new season of supernatural hit drama "Medium" starring Patricia Arquette opens with a special 2-hour premiere with Patricia's real-life husband Thomas Jane in a guest-starring role. The episode is their first ever collaboration together.
The same night, NBC's reality show "The Biggest Loser" will move to the 8pm slot, pre-empting NBC's comedies "30 Rock" and "20 Good Years" which will only air through November 8.
Then on Thursday, November 16 "30 Rock" moves to its new night with a special super-sized episode at 9:20/8:20c. Two weeks later (a 2-hour Deal or No Deal airs instead of comedies on November 23), the Tina Fey sitcom moves to its new slot 9:30/8:30c as part of a revamped Must-See TV comedy line-up. For more on that story click HERE.
"20 Good Years" has not had a strong run and although NBC claims it is putting the sitcom on an indefinite hiatus following its final airing on November 8, it is now almost certain the John Lithgow comedy has been cancelled.