Originally Posted by JoeKustra
My solution is to set the end time for the Mentalist by an extra hour. It has never failed. But it has come close. But I'm using a Season Pass. The guide also has problems with midnight.
I did that for a while and then CBS started scheduling them 30 minutes later when they have Double Headers. Then, one night I came home to find the first 15 minutes missing. Apparently, while they moved the start time back 30 minutes, if the games ended sooner they would start the show earlier than the scheduled start time. Now, I have to pad those 30 before/30 after, which the TiVo will not allow (max. 10 minutes before), so I have to set Sunday night CBS as a manual recording (10 PM - 12 AM) to be sure. Quite annoying.
The real problem is that they do not allocate enough time for sports. They seem to think that a game takes 3 hours, when 3:30 is usually the bare minimum and 4 hours is common. I remember one time (a game on NBC) was scheduled to end at 11 PM and be followed by news. I finally went to bed at 1:30 AM and the game was just ending (2:30 over the scheduled end time). If they would schedule games for 4 hours, overruns would less common (restricted mostly to games that go into overtime). If the games end in 3:30, they could just show 30 minutes of commercials and/or shorts.