Fox Bumps ‘The New Girl’

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  1. Bettamojo5

    Bettamojo5 Rolling Along

    Apr 12, 2004


    FYI, Just passing along.

    Fox is playing a dangerous scheduling game with its biggest freshman hit “The New Girl.” She just moved into Fox’s house, but already the network is taking a break.

    They’ve pulled the original episodes of the Zooey Deschanel series from its lineup for the rest of October. Episodes previously scheduled for Oct. 11, Oct. 18 and Oct. 25 have been postponed; instead Fox will air extended two-hour episodes of “The X Factor” (because what we need more of is over-inflated reality shows).

    It was previously announced that “New Girl” would be moved temporarily to Wednesdays during MLB playoffs but now those plans are off in favor of upping “The X Factor.”

    That means fans of the breakout sitcom, which has averaged roughly 9 million viewers since its Sept. 20 debut, won’t see a new “New Girl” episode until November 1.

    Scheduling hiatuses tend to impact shows negatively, so let’s hope all the viewers who fell for the “New Girl” remember her come November.
  2. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

    Nov 8, 2003
    San Jose, CA

    BIH Fox!

    This better not kill this show.
  3. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    Or not, and the show totally tanks after being brought back, and Fox (and other networks) finally learn a valuable lesson.

    A guy can dream, right?
  4. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2005
    How many people would have even found it on Wednesday night? They did the Tuesday/Wednesday switch with Raising Hope last week and the numbers were bad. They made the right move.
  5. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

    Feb 25, 2003


    Aren't they pretty much bumping *everything* during playoffs? And don't they do this every year?
    There was no Glee or Raising Hope last night, either. Why is "New Girl" getting singled out? Just because it's new?
    Yeah, last Wednesday they aired what would have been this week's Raising Hope. And actually, I watched it *before* I watched the episode that had aired the night before because I didn't realize I had two recordings. So their switching around the schedule caused me to watch the episodes out of order, not that Raising Hope has any real continuity. If I didn't have a DVR I would have totally not known about what they did on Wednesday.
  6. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Agreed. Tuesday night's episode wasn't bumped in favor of The X Factor. It simply wasn't scheduled due to the MLB game. FOX didn't air any original scripted/unscripted programming that night.

    Not sure if there are MLB games scheduled for the next two Tuesdays, but based on previous seasons, FOX knows that ratings for all of its new shows will dip in October as many of their shows take a break during the playoffs, and those that do air don't get the normal amount of promotion during other similar programming. So if FOX is doing this to prevent a dip in New Girl's ratings and keeping a supply of new episodes to air at other times when they normally would have been reruns, I'm fine with that.
  7. Ment

    Ment Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    If they don't promo the heck out of show before it returns, then yeah BIH Fox. The show got great ratings for a new sitcom so unless its stupid exec time, there is no reason it shouldn't return for the long haul.
  8. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

    Jun 20, 2002
    South Florida
    Idiots. By the time it comes back, I will have lost all interest in it. Every time a show goes on a random hiatus like this, I end up not watching it again
  9. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

    Nov 22, 2008
    Boring Ohio
    Well then you must not really like the show, thus proving the network correct. ;)
  10. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

    Jun 20, 2002
    South Florida
    It is borderline at this point. If they keep on showing it, it might grow on me. If they stop, I will have little interest in re-starting it. Their loss.
  11. tiams

    tiams New Member

    Apr 19, 2004
    I feel that way about episodic shows like The Event or Flash Forward or that one about people caught in a bank robbery. But a sitcom can be gone a few weeks and I won't have any problem picking up where we left off.

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