Friday, November 7, 2008

Matt Roush on the Bones Time slot Change

Matt Roush, most definitely a Bones fan, has some nice things to say about Bones, as he talks about the Fox schedule shake-up.

Meanwhile, Bones is on the move again. One of the fall's happier (if under-reported) success stories, currently ruling its Wednesday time period, is being shifted to the hot spot of Thursdays at 8/7c. (Thankfully not to Fridays, where Fox has threatened to move the show for years.) Sounds like throwing Bones to the wolves, but look closer and you'll see an opportunity here on a night where Fox has underperformed for years. The competition isn't nearly as powerful as it gets later in the night, with NBC's comedies (My Name Is Earl and the dreadful Kath & Kim) especially vulnerable and Ugly Betty probably not much of a factor. Survivor of course is still formidable, and Smallville has a lock on its cult niche, but Bones is one of the most agreeable crime dramas on any network and has proven its worth as a utility player for Fox. Paired with a new season of Hell's Kitchen, this night makes sense to me (although I'd personally prefer Bones air on a less crowded night, for selfish reasons).

Emily Deschanel: 10 Things You Don't Know About Women

Emily Deschanel's "10 Things You Don't Know About Women," from Esquire magazine.

1. When you have a perfect body, we wonder how much time you spend on yourself.

2. Even if we've only been dating a few weeks, don't introduce us as your "lady friend" -- or that's exactly what we'll become.

3.
When we use your bathroom (really use it), we consider you to be "the one."

4. Things we do not want to find in your medicine cabinet: self-tanning lotion, your ex-girlfriend's tampons, live ammunition.

5. The only acceptable men's wrist accessory is one that tells time.

6.
When a guy sends us a text, we analyze everything, down to the punctuation. "Did he really use an umlaut? He must be smart!"

7.
If you think we like the word panties, you've been watching too much porn.

8.
Ditto titty and moist.

9. The only reason we accept for your following a rock band on tour is that you are actually a member of that band.

10. Don't wink. Never wink.
What do you think of the list? Agree, disagree, have some of your own to add?

Thanks, LoveBones!

Zap2It on the Bones night change

Zap2It has a full analysis of Fox's mid-season schedule change. They don't think Bones can keep it's full audience. What do you think?

Thursday -- After years of threatening to move Bones to Friday, this is the closest FOX has come. This side of House, Bones is FOX's most solid show, both in terms of creative merits and an audience that has followed it wherever it has gone. If Bones can bring 85% of its audience with it from Wednesday, that would be a huge boon for FOX's Thursday performance. Both Bones and Hell's Kitchen should offer big improvements over FOX's recent Thursday performances, probably making the network at least competitive with NBC in the 18-49 demo.

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