Execs Cite Their Riskiest Moves

Sep 1, 2003  •  Post A Comment

ABC Aggressively programming Thursday nights with “Threat Matrix” and “Extreme Makeover.”
-Susan Lyne, ABC entertainment president
CBS Moving two established hits in “The King of Queens” and “JAG” to new nights on Wednesdays and Fridays, respectively.
-Kelly Kahl, executive VP of program planning and scheduling, CBS
Fox Challenging NBC and CBS on Thursday nights with two young female-skewing dramas: “Tru Calling” and “The O.C.”
-Preston Beckman, executive VP of strategic program planning, Fox
NBC Moving Friday night winner “Law & Order: SVU” to Tuesday nights at 10 p.m.
-Mitch Metcalf, senior VP of program planning and scheduling, NBC
UPN Moving the highest-rated show on Monday night-“One on One”-to launch a new night on Tuesday.
-CBS’s Kelly Kahl, who also oversees program planning and scheduling for UPN
The WB Breaking up the highly rated Tuesday night lineup to move “Smallville” to anchor Wednesday nights at 8 p.m.
-Jordan Levin, The WB entertainment president