Peacock Shuffles Schedule

Jun 5, 2006  •  Post A Comment

A single scheduling change can have major repercussions for a television network. Just ask NBC.

Less than two weeks after announcing its fall 2006 schedule at its advertiser upfront presentation in New York, the network decided to move its new drama “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” out of the highly competitive Thursday 9 p.m. (ET) hour to Mondays 10 p.m.

That switch set off additional changes in the network’s schedule on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays in a number of time periods involving more than a half-dozen shows, including “Medium,” “Kidnapped,” “The Biggest Loser,” “20 Good Years,” “30 Rock,” “Law & Order” and “Deal or No Deal.”

At left is an updated fall schedule chart that reflects all of NBC’s recent shuffles.

NBC Leads Nominations for TCA Awards

Propelled by its comedies “The Office” and “My Name Is Earl,” plus the retiring drama “The West Wing,” NBC led the networks in the Television Critics Association’s 22nd Annual TCA Award nominations.

NBC garnered 10 nominations, including three each for “Office” and “Earl.” “West Wing” received two nominations.

PBS was second with seven nominations. Fox was third with six, including a new program nod for its drama “Prison Break.”

The TCA Award winners are selected by the association’s 200-plus member critics and journalists. The winners will be announced at a July 23 ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, Calif., during the TCA’s Summer Press Tour. Fox drama “24’s” Mary Lynn Rajskub is scheduled to open the show.

2006-2007 Network Fall Schedule