4/15/13 pre-emptions (Boston Marathon bombing coverage)

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  1. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    I think they were done by prime time everywhere except the Boston locals.
     
  2. SeanC

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    I'm starting to wonder if the Boston locals are going to preempt primetime tonight as well. They've been running non-stop coverage since yesterday. Just talking heads talking about nothing.
     
  3. sieglinde

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    Revolution was not shown on NBC in the San Francisco bay area and will be shown next week with the season finale being pushed to June.
     
  4. mattack

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    But as has been mentioned, if your Tivo *thought* it recorded it, unless Tivo itself manually hacks the guide data, a "new episodes only" SP will NOT catch the airing next week.

    (I forced a connection around 8pm, it didn't update the to do list by 10pm, I don't know if the guide data had actually updated.)
     
  5. adavidw

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    My TiVo thought it recorded Revolution this week, and shows that it's recording the same episode again next week, so I think TiVo did indeed manually hack the guide data to make it work.
     
  6. allan

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    Yeah, I noticed that on mine.
     
  7. astrohip

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    This would be amazing if they did this. And certainly called for. But I've never heard of them doing this. Has it ever been done?
     
  8. morac

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    Currently my TiVo says next week's episode is "Home", which is scheduled to record, but the skipped episode was "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia". That is now showing up in the TiVo.com guide so I'm assuming my box will get it when it updates. It shows an original air date of April 22.
     
  9. Rob Helmerichs

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    I remember it happening at least once, although I don't recall the exact circumstances. But it was something similar...some event that preempted regular programming, and TiVo rejiggered the data so the real airings would record.
     
  10. mattack

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    Yeah, I don't remember the details either. They definitely haven't done it *regularly*, but I think they've done it multiple times over the years. (Very few comparatively, though.)
     
  11. lpwcomp

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    The pre-empted episode of "Revolution" showed up in my guide yesterday. I had to manually set it to record. I suppose it's possible that it would have been automatically scheduled, but I doubt it. I scheduled it from the "History" entry of the April 15 recording, so obviously the TiVo recognized it as the same episode.
     
  12. morac

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    Because of the changed original air date it should record, unless you left the original recording in the My Shows, in which case it won't automatically schedule until you delete that.
     
  13. lpwcomp

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    The OAD only changes whether or not it is treated as "NEW", not whether or not it it will be treated as a duplicate. That is controlled by the programId* assigned by TMS. At the current time, this episode has a programId of EP015679020016, at least according to zap2it. If anyone still has it in their NPL or can recover it, it would interesting to know what it is for the originally scheduled showing. It should be in the text metadata file produced by either kmttg or pyTivo.

    * This is sometimes referred to as the "Episode ID", but since it is the <program> level <uniqueId> in the XML, programId is more accurate in view of the fact that seriesId is the <series> level <uniqueId>.
     
  14. morac

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    There's either a glitch or a purposely programmed in abnormality such that if the OAD is in the future, the recording will be scheduled regardless if it's a repeat/duplicate or not.

    This frequently causes problems with people who have Daily Show season passes since the TiVo will record duplicates even if set to only record New episodes (it's not a generic vs actual guide data, as both recordings have real guide data).
     
  15. sieglinde

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    I simply set the SP to record everything since the show has not shown repeats and is only on once a week. Can change it to first run later if junk gets recorded
     
  16. sieglinde

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    I am not at home right now and am not watching network TV. Is Grimm and Blue Bloods on? (Perp was captured)
     
  17. JYoung

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    Blue Bloods wasn't scheduled to be on tonight.

    I'm guessing that Grimm and Happy Endings were preempted on the East Coast as repeats were substituted for both on the West Coast.
    (Technically, both episodes of Happy Endings were substituted by a repeat of an episode from last year and an episode if Tim Allen's Last Man Standing.)

    Vegas was rescheduled to Saturday.
     
  18. HerronScott

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    Grimm was pre-empted here in Virginia. Any updates on re-airing?

    Scott
     
  19. Rob Helmerichs

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    It was pre-empted nationally. They'll probably air it in the show's next scheduled slot.

    (By the way, "other means" copies of network shows usually start showing up before airtime...presumably they're caught from a satellite download or something. And last night's Grimm is available through such means.)
     
  20. laria

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    I've given up hope of them airing all the pre-emptions from Monday. :( I'll have to start getting via "other means". I missed HIMYM, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Hawaii 5-0, Castle, Bones, and The Following.
     

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