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Why is The Simpson's Treehouse of Horror on so early?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Bob_Newhart, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Bob_Newhart

    Bob_Newhart My Custom User Title

    Jul 14, 2004
    So, anyone who saw it was it any good?
  2. Worf

    Worf Active Member

    Sep 15, 2000
    Actually I believe TV episode air dates are planned well in advance - I wouldn't be surprised if writers got some fixed dates in mind ahead of time in case they wanted to play off the date (e.g., Halloween episodes, seasonal episodes, etc) which are guaranteed to be aired on those dates and they'll work around them.

    Since Fox also knows it needs to air baseball, they probably have a preliminary schedule and work the episodes in around it. So yeah, the 7th would probably be the latest date they could guarantee airtime because the baseball schedule probably said there may be something the rest of October.

    And yeah, things happen - planned games get cancelled, TV gets pre-empted by something important, etc. And the Sunday after Halloween might have a special episode for that as well (being what, voting day?). Heck, didn't last year a baseball game preempt a bunch of regular series TV because it went to the 7th game or something?

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