Monday, November 10, 2008

Fox Programming Chief Confident in Bones

Fox Programming and Scheduling chief, Preston Beckman, is defending their scheduling changes, and giving Bones some nice compliments in the process.

—”Bones” is relocating to Thursdays at 8. It was a stunner of a shift, since the show has been winning its time slot on Wednesdays, and Fox hasn’t had much luck with scripted shows on Thursdays lately.

Mr. Beckman isn’t worried.

“We think ‘Bones’ is a main event show now; it’s not on the undercard anymore,” he said, adding that NBC’s comedies and ABC’s “Ugly Betty” haven’t been setting the world on fire Thursdays at 8.

“There’s nobody in that time period that’s ascending,” Mr. Beckman said. “‘Bones’ can go in there and hopefully get us to parity with ABC and NBC on a very tough night.”

Check out his full interview here.


Louise said...

Hmm, I'm not too sure about this. I'm sure it's great for the network to have Bones on Thursdays, but is it the best thing for the show? I'm just glad I've got my DVR now.

Milk Mama said...

I figured that was their reasoning. I guess we'll just have to see how it all works out. I know I'll be watching!

Shep said...

I don't see why it should make that much of a difference. Bones already has a vast number of devoted fans who will surely watch the show anytime, anyplace.

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