When the fall TV line-ups are announced at Upfronts, we’re always presented with some scheduling dilemmas. This year, two in particular stand out so far. First of all, “New Girl” and “Happy Endings” will both air at 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, which makes us want to kiss the guy who invented the DVR right on the mouth.
On Sundays, ABC has scheduled “Revenge” to air opposite CBS’s “The Good Wife” at 9 p.m. EST — a significant conflict for folks who like their dramas smart, female-driven, with a healthy helping of inconvenient (but oh, so fun to watch) romance. Though both shows are critically acclaimed, neither has achieved remarkable ratings, and they can use all the live viewers they can get.
CBS, for one, isn’t particularly concerned about the two shows appealing to similar demographics.
“You know, ‘Desperate Housewives’ was there; we did just fine against ‘Desperate Housewives,'” says Kelly Kahl, Executive Vice President, Program Planning & Scheduling. “‘Housewives’ was actually doing better than ‘Revenge,’ so in that sense, we moved it there successfully. We brought almost all the audience from Tuesday. We feel very good about ‘Good Wife’ there.”
Which one will you most likely watch live? Drop a line in the comments section below and let us know.