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Lost moving to Tuesdays?

Here's a supposed preliminary schedule for ABC's 2007-08 season, with Lost possibly moving to Tuesdays, time slot unknown. Well, lots of other shows have moved before (anyone remember when X-Files was on Friday nights?) and I'm not even sure I remember what night Buffy was on anymore (Tuesday, right?), but still... Wednesdays without Lost would be odd. (Assuming most of us are still bothering to tune in, that is.)

And it's sad to scan the list of shows and not see Lost listed except for midseason. I still don't think the 3 seasons of 16 eps is a smart move.

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demonqueen666
May. 12th, 2007 08:02 am (UTC)
I distinctly remember that Buffy was on Tuesdays for most of its run, because during the ep "Once More With Feeling" after Dawn gets nabbed by Sweet, Buffy cracks "Dawn's in trouble. It must be Tuesday."

...what? I remember odd things like that.
halfdutch
May. 12th, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, I totally remember that line, I just wasn't sure what day it was. I mostly remember the announcer's voice "Tonight on the WB, Tuesday..."
xphile101
May. 12th, 2007 01:49 pm (UTC)
Tuesday's? Crap. I think Lost is the perfect show for Wednesday nights.

I guess if that happens I won't be watching Lost live if it goes up against House. Hugh Laurie wins every time. *g*
halfdutch
May. 12th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
Ahhh. I have no Tuesday shows, apart from The Shield when it's on. And since it's a cable show, it repeats like crazy. Come to think of it, I haven't even watched this week's yet, but it's in the TiVo!
mysticxf
May. 12th, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC)
But I watch NCIS and House on Tuesday!!! NO!!!!!!!!!

Dammit, I picked up a lot of new shows this year, so I bet they all change they're schedules so I'm having to make decisions... or getting Tivo or something.

I still don't think the 3 seasons of 16 eps is a smart move.
I don't think anyone does. :(
mysticxf
May. 12th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC)
OMG! *headdesk* THEIR, not "they're".
halfdutch
May. 12th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
I hate it when your favorite shows get pitted against each other. I have no Tuesday shows, apart from The Shield, so it's not an issue for me. Mondays and Thursdays have been my big conflict nights this season.
bachlava
May. 12th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
And it's sad to scan the list of shows and not see Lost listed except for midseason. I still don't think the 3 seasons of 16 eps is a smart move.

ITA. It's their dumbest move since... um, probably since about two episodes ago or something. The point is, it's a bad move. Silly network and writers.
halfdutch
May. 12th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
It's incredibly stupid. They hemorrhaged viewers like crazy (what, 4 million I think?) during this small hiatus so something like that will lose them even more. I can only think the network refuses to shell out more per year and they are desperate to get to 100 eps for syndication - which is funny because this whole thing is about avoiding reruns. Meh.
deej240z
May. 12th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
Tuesdays? I guess it wouldn't matter to me. I don't like the mid-season scheduling, at. all! I'm a purist. I'd rather it go back to S1 schedule. I never minded the reruns. Especially after a taste of a 3 month hiatus. Now we have to wait 8 months? That sure makes it easy for viewers to wander away. I don't hold much hope that would improve the viewership numbers. Iger needs to fire McPherson for this bullpucky.
halfdutch
May. 13th, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
I think it should go back to 8 or 9 pm and def. on Wednesdays. *nods* And I don't get the aversion to reruns, at all, esp. since the other stuff they've tried to show in its place just hasn't taken off. Someone's head will roll, eventually. I'm not thrilled to see that D&C are signed on for the entire show's run.

deej240z
May. 13th, 2007 03:56 am (UTC)
I liked both 8 and 9. Didn't matter to me, but the 10 just killed it. I don't know what they were thinking. And of course the asshats had to listen to the dickwads (probably on the Fuse), all 10 of them, that complained and complained and complained about reruns. I was wondering what was going to happen with D/C. I knew their contract was up in May. Now we know. *sigh* But it probably would have been even worse if the brought total strangers in.
kools_pad
May. 12th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the 3 seasons of 16 episodes is the weirdest schedule I've ever heard of. It equals out to 2 seasons, but even then, I dont think the show can last even one more season. If they ABC was smart, they would let the writers have one last season, make it great, by giving the audience what they've wanted about 48 episodes ago, and advertise the hell out of it. But unfortunately, they make too much money off of ridiculous Lost merchandise and wireless deals.

Tuesdays sounds even stranger. That will be another blow to the ratings. Besides it being off the air for almost 9 months, it'll be on a night no one will recognize as its airing time. Its kind of marked its territory on Wednesday night. Whether thats piss or legend, is still to be determined.

I can't blame ABC completely though. Its a group effort. The writers can't man up and get on with it. Challenge themselves to make new stories. And ABC needs more money from it. Since its so expensive to make.

I saw the latest episode. It was actually good. I can't stay angry with Lockes character, lol. And that Jacob scene was so Season 1 mystery-esque. The show really needed its supernatural element back. Since the characters suck now, they can't hold up the lame Dharma stories. And doesnt Sawyer look so transformed? He just completed his life-long vendetta and hes completely back to normal. Character continuity FTW!
halfdutch
May. 13th, 2007 02:43 am (UTC)
Dragging it out over more years with shorter seasons is very odd. And I had to roll my eyes at the Jacob stuff. I'm so tired of new "mysterious" island happenings, like the bird that spoke to Hurley or the four-toed statue. None of that stuff ever goes anywhere and is just weird for weird's sake, in other words, completely pointless.
kools_pad
May. 14th, 2007 12:29 am (UTC)
Oh yeah. Completely. I know this Jacob thing will go no where. After i watched it, i just went' Okay, i'll enjoy the tease of that mystery, because i know its going nowhere.". LOL.

But i used to love that about season 1. So full of creativity and wonder. So much potential. If they had the balls to do it. But they dont.

It actually seems to be the trend of the show. Even with the characters. Such great starting points, so many possibilities -- yet they never go anywhere. Whether that is because they are just too lazy to create new stories after arcing their originals or if its because they just can't keep it up with the continuity -- is irrelevant. If they are so in love with their own ideas, then you'd think they would be able to really drive it home with each character. I honestly don't know why they dont do that. They would get so much more slack from the fans and viewers if they just gave them what they wanted, and then built on to it. Fans would be willing to hear the next story about them. Even if it wasnt as good, at least they know that the character will get to some point in the show.

Thats the biggest frustration with the show. If it goes nowhere, whats the point? If its going to be so vague and ambiguous, constantly requiring you to watch the next insignificant step, then there has to be some sort of resolution in the show. It's ambiguous nature is what drive people crazy. And when you get something as shockingly bad as the 'mini-arc', people are of course going to think that they just got conned into watching a bad show.

Lost is either the most brilliant marketing scam TV has ever produced or its one of the best TV shows ever produced. I'm betting on the first one, but you never know until its over. If it is all bullshit, then those writers are just brilliant because they were able to pull in 21 million viewers on just asking questions. No coherent or worthy answers, just questions. So if it tanks completely, i guess Darlton could brag about that. They seem childish enough to do that anyways, lol.
inthekeyofd
May. 12th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
I've watched a few shows that they've shortened the seasons..and they end up just..not good.

And they move it to Tuesdays, it had better not be on opposite House, that's all I'm saying, but at least it won't be opposite Medium..which I LOVE.

I want to see that new show Marlowe, based on the books by Raymond Chandler, and that would be on after Heroes..wow one season that most of my shows don't conflict..that will be a change, and I don't even watch that many.
halfdutch
May. 13th, 2007 02:45 am (UTC)
I can't remember any shows that've shortened their seasons. I think The O.C. did but I wasn't watching any more by then.

I have no Tuesday shows except for The Shield, so I'm good. And I saw they're doing a Marlowe show but it would really depend on the execution. I don't know who's in it so ... remains to be seen! But yeah, there's always some conflict. I am so behind on Heroes. I suppose I have all summer to catch up if I want.
foxxcub
May. 13th, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC)
At first, I thought oh, no, don't be opposite SVU!, but y'know, at this rate, I really don't care. :P
halfdutch
May. 13th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
Well, I think they're not going for the 10 pm slot anymore, but yeah, I know what you mean. And if they moved out of the way of AI, how does Tuesday make that any better?
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