Look at Tuesday’s network schedule. Do you really want to watch two hours of “Biggest Loser”? Of course you don’t: You’re smarter than that. “The Forgotten” on ABC? Give me a break. Do you care about “90210” at this point? Come on…
My wish (I know it won’t happen, because junk food like “Biggest Loser” gets bigger ratings, but a guy can dream) is that Tuesday, a night of higher viewership than Friday, should become the new showcase-evening for series such as my beloved “Fringe,” which is suffering from the Thursday-night glut of shows at 9 p.m. So is “Parks and Recreation,” which needs to be protected from “Survivor” and “Bones” (not that I have anything against those particular shows; it’s the time-period competition).
This is a night where NBC could have put “Southland,” at 9 p.m. “Biggest Loser” is an absolutely ideal Friday-night show — it belongs there. Hell, I’ll bet even a relocated “Dollhouse” would fare better on Tuesday nights.
Oh, if only we could be programmers. The ratings might go kerflooey for a while, but the quality and diversity of choices would be higher, wouldn’t it?
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