NBC President Explains Schedule Choices
NBC president Kevin Reilly has just spoken to the reporters elaborating on some of the decisions made with regard to the network's new fall schedule. "ER" may end next year; "Apprentice" may still get canceled; "Journeyman" tested the highest.
Mr. Reilly explained that NBC never seriously considered moving "Heroes" to Thursday nights.
The network's first choice for the Monday at 10 p.m. timeslot was "The Bionic Woman," but the time-traveling pilot "Journeyman" tested higher than any other NBC pilot in 5 years and ultimately won the coveted post-Heroes slot.
This may be the final year for the expensive "ER" as NBC wants to end it on a high note.
The network did not think "Studio 60" was a bad show, but they did realize it had run its course.
"Heroes: Origins" was created to help the original series keep the momentum. NBC is not sure how they will schedule it, it may even air after the mothership series ends the second season.
NBC has not decided whether they will cancel Donald Trump's "Apprentice" or not and will make that decision within the next couple of weeks.
The network may still add a pilot or two to the current slate of new shows (5 dramas and 1 midseason comedy.)
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