I believe a schedule was posted over at the LJ site of 206_bones, where we also learned that Bones will be moving to TUESDAY nights this year, rather than returning to Wednesday (or taking up the Friday Timeslot of Doom). I believe it was late August that the reruns were to start again, but ... let me check ...begolden wrote:Does anyone know when the repeats start up again here in the US, and what episode we'll get next? (Yay! I've managed to put the spam at the bottom of this page--let's keep it there!)
Hey! I'm not a US member, but I thought I'd take a run at this one. It has been said that when a show moves from its regular slot into a Friday slot, it's been sent there "to die". I think this is somewhat based on shows on the past, that have been moved to Friday and then have been canceled. Dark Angel is the only one I can think of off the top of my head. It did well in its first season, but then moved to Friday and flopped.ThyneAlone wrote:Yes, that's what I gathered too. September 25th. Goodness knows when the UK will get it, though!
Small question to US members - why is Friday such a graveyard slot?
I think now Fridays and Saturday nights are "deadly" nights for TV shows, because of other things people do. Saturdays used to be very popular (of course, I'm basing that off watching The Golden Girls back in the day with my mom), but now a lot of stations show reruns or specials. Or Dateline's To Catch A Predator. Sunday nights are also show killers. For me, it's hard because I have class two nights a week and I don't know when they'll be until I register for them, so this semester I won't be able to see anything on Wednesdays or Thursdays, which means I'll miss Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares (we've finally stolen him from you..woo hoo!) on Wednesdays and CSI on Thursdays. But I was THRILLED that Bones moved to Tuesdays, because now I won't miss any episodes. BUT, it's moving to Fridays in January when American Idol pops back up. So then it will conflict with Meerkat Manor, but they rerun the Meerkat show constantly, so I'm not worried about that.ThyneAlone wrote:This makes sense, of course, but I feel it's much less true here, and I was wondering whether there were cultural differences that made it more so. If we're at a point where shows can be recorded, I don't see the issue. In the UK, high-profile shows have often been shown, and been popular, on a Friday, without coming to grief, but boards populated mainly by t'other side of the pond inhabitants appear to become very concerned at the mere mention of Friday. Does it 'matter' more in the US which night shows air?
At the end of last season (or perhaps just after it had ended), there was chatter about Bones moving to Friday, as an entire new timeslot. I think this show is one of the most underrated out there (and many, many people have made mention of this as well), and moving it to Fridays just may have been giving it the walking papers.Y Ddraig Coch wrote:Well that is confusing.You did say Bones was moving to a friday in January?If it's a "bad"night why would they schedule a top show for that evening?Are they trying to kill it off?!!!!! Be interesting to see which night we get over here-although it doesn't seem to impact on success the same way.