Here we go again. A rumor, which is making the rounds today, has Fox’s American Idol switching its Tuesday 8 PM/Wednesday 9 PM broadcast pattern to Wednesday 9 PM/Thursday 9 PM next season. While Idol could finally be on the move this year and the Thursday 9 PM slot is riper than ever for an assault, this looks a lot like one of those decoy Idol scheduling moves that are floated this time every year but never pan out.
Here are a few other potential Fox scheduling movies I hear that I feel more strongly about:
- New drama Lone Star possibly launching in the fall after House, putting together the network’s most sophisticated drama series.
- Shawn Ryan’s cop drama Ridealong launching in midseason along with the Steven Spielberg-produced Terra Nova.
- New comedies Keep Hope Alive and Traffic Light landing on Tuesday, leading into Glee; the network’s third new comedy series Running Wilde held for midseason