ABC to Air New "Big Shots" on Rerun Nights
The next two all-new episodes of ABC's rookie drama "Big Shots" will not have the luxury of airing after fresh episodes of "Ugly Betty" and "Grey's Anatomy." Furthermore, "Big Shots" will be preempted by a Barbara Walters Special the only remaining Thursday night in 2007 when there will be a new episode of "Betty" and "Grey's." ABC is not exactly helping the struggling drama, is it?
"Big Shots" has already been preempted twice - on November 15 by a special telecast of Friday night procedural "Woman's Murder Club" (which improved its own 18-49 ratings, but did as well as "Big Shots" normally does) and then on Thanksgiving by the 2nd season premiere of "October Road" (which did worse than "Big Shots").
Tomorrow night ABC is finally airing a new episode of the drama titled "The Way We Weren't" (#108). The episode will however lead out of reruns of season premieres of "Ugly Betty" and "Grey's Anatomy."
The following week, ABC airs new episodes of "Ugly Betty" (#210) and "Grey's Anatomy" (#410), but they will lead into a Barbara Walters Special called "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2007."
The last new episode of "Big Shots" in 2007 ("The Better Man," #109) will then air on December 13, but both "Betty" and "Grey's" will go back into reruns that night. 2 more episodes of "Big Shots" will be filmed and hopefully air in 2008.
Season to date the show has averaged 8.77 million viewers and a 3.1 rating among adults 18-49. That means the show loses more than half of 20.78 million people who tune into lead-in "Grey's Anatomy."
Finally, here are the spoilers for the next 2 episodes of "Big Shots":
THE WAY WE WEREN'T (November 29)
Duncan tests his sense of adventure as he goes to great lengths to reclaim his title at Reveal;
James puts his current relationships aside to focus on a custody battle when Stacey tells him she's moving to California;
Karl confronts his past when his high school bully makes a bid for membership at Firmwood;
and Brody taps into his creative side when he discovers hidden love-poems written to Janelle by old lovers.
THE BETTER MAN (December 13)
As the eve of Lisbeth's wedding to Terrence approaches, Duncan turns his attention to business and stealing a rising supermodel from a rival cosmetics company;
James decides that the wedding is the perfect opportunity for him and Katie to go on a real date;
unable to deal with Janelle's badgering, Brody finds the charms of a sexy stranger (Charisma Carpenter guest starring as Heather) increasingly irresistible;
and Cameron learns the truth about Zack.