Fox Network - Monday, Feb. 27.

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  1. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    7PM?

    In the Eastern Time Zone?


    Where prime time doesn't start until 8PM, and the time before that belongs to the local affiliate and they've sold the commercial slots at non-primetime rates?

    I think you must have seen a Central Time Zone listing.
     
  2. TiVo_Fanatic

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    Yes, 7pm EST this upcoming Monday is when the Alcatraz from last week is supposed to show for me.
     
  3. mattack

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    I really really think you're mistaking that for someone's post about the Central time zone. Fox itself preempted the showing this week.. so your local affiliate wouldn't be showing it out of normal primetime hours.
     
  4. mchief

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    My Tivo guide shows the missed one on 3/12. And I forced a recording as Tivo thinks it was already recorded.
     
  5. TiVo_Fanatic

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    Same for me but...

    This is weird...

    Season 1 Ep. 9/10 (2hr special ?) is on this monday the 5th while the re-air of the missed show Season 1 Ep 8 is re-airing a week later on the 12th. While Alcatraz doesnt seem follow much of a story line like say Stargate Universe did, this is still gonna mess some stuff up.
     
  6. That Don Guy

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    When a network lists an episode that's twice as long as usual, almost always it's just two separate episodes shown back-to-back, usually with just one set of opening and closing credits. (I assume this goes back to the days when DVRs wouldn't record a show at all if it couldn't record all of it, and having back-to-back shows on the same channel used up two tuners during the few minutes of overlap.)

    Here's the Monday schedule for Fox for the next few weeks, according to its most recent press releases:
    (Times listed are Eastern and Pacific)

    3/5 - (8:00) The Ames Brothers; (9:00) Sonny Burnett
    (this shows up as a single two-hour episode in listings)
    (The Ames Brothers airs again on Saturday night 3/10 at 11:00)

    3/12 - (9:00) Clarence Montgomery
    (Sonny Burnett airs Saturday night 3/17 at 11:00)

    3/19 - (9:00) Webb Porter
    (the House episode scheduled for 2/27 airs at 8:00)
    (Clarence Montgomery airs Saturday night 3/24 at 11:00)

    3/26 - (8:00) the last two episodes of the season (titles TBA), presumably again listed as a single 2-hour episode
     
  7. Mike Lang

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    I watched both episodes already in case they end up airing out of order.
     
  8. jlb

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    I guess when exec producer Steve lillien said they were sliding C Montgomery forward he was misinformed.

    Anyways, I guess the question is that since we are nearing the end of shorter Season 1, should we hold off and watch in order?
     
  9. Schmye Bubbula

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    It's just this kind of horeshit that killed Firefly. FOX has learned nothing.
     
  10. unitron

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    Far be it from me to say anything nice about Fox, but this situation came about because of the weather pushing the Daytona 500 (and all that higher than ordinary rates ad revenue, including local buys from local affiliates) from Sunday afternoon 'til Monday night.

    Not exactly the same as deliberately starting with the Cowboys in Space train robbery episode to make the show look different from what it actually was, and damn near tricking viewers like me into not giving it a chance.
     
  11. Adam1115

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    So what's the end result, is house going to re-air or not??
     
  12. lpwcomp

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    Did you miss this part of the new schedule post? (emphasis mine)

     
  13. Schmye Bubbula

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    No, unitron, I respectfully disagree: FOX indeed had no control over the weather, and one can't blame them for reshuffling for the sake of greater ad revenue, but they should still show the episodes in order when readjusting Alcatraz broadcasts. The two-parter tonight should be the preempted episode and the first of the originally-planned pair. But as it is, the preempted one only will be seen three episodes later out of order. It may be a sufficiently stand-alone episode not to matter much, but nevertheless this is the kind of shenanigans that bodes poorly for a show already on the bubble, and yet another case of FOX shooting itself in the foot. And they're doing the same thing with the preempted House episode!
     
  14. Rob Helmerichs

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    I will wait to see what they actually do before I have an opinion on it.

    The show's producer has aid they WILL air in order. It may be he knows more than the PR flack. Or not.
     
  15. unitron

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    That would be a case of scrambling to do something stupid with one show that's been on for years and another that's already aired several episodes.

    Firefly was a case of having months to pre-meditate doing something incredibly stupid to the premiere of a series which was intelligent and intellectual enough to need a proper introduction and explanation before they jump right to the shoot-em-up.

    I'm guessing the suits behind Firefly's scheduling went on to help script Star Trek 90210.
     
  16. Hercules67

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    FOX has no record of keeping good series on TV (and specifically genre series -- now that you mentioned Firefly) having just cancelled "Terra Nova".

    So any move they make is questionable.

    I mean, why would "Clarence Montgomery" be in the order it was if not for some reason?

    http://epguides.com/Alcatraz/
     
  17. JohnDG

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    The missing episode of "House" playing on March 19 is now in the guide.

    'Twas skipped by my TiVo: selected it for a manual record.

    jdg
     
  18. lpwcomp

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    While Fox does have a history of cancelling good shows after one (sometimes two) seasons, "Terra Nova" hardly adds to that record. Yes, I watched it but I considered it a bit of "guilty pleasure". Amongst other flaws, the "science" in it was mostly abysmal.

    "Fringe" is in season 4. "Bones" is in season 7. "House" is in season 8 (admittedly it is the last one, but it's time). IMHO, "X-files" lasted longer than it should have.
     
  19. Rolow

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    Can some one confirm the Alcatraz episodes that aired Mon. 3/5?
     
  20. lpwcomp

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    They were as noted above, "The Ames Bros" and "Sonny Burnett". And yes, I have actually watched them.
     

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