Broadcast Nets Juggle Prime-Time Lineups for Obama Speech

Jan 6, 2017  •  Post A Comment

All of the big four broadcast networks released details today on how they will shuffle their prime-time schedules on Tuesday, Jan. 10, to air President Obama’s farewell address to the nation.

  • ABC confirmed it will air Obama’s speech and announced that a repeat episode of “The Real O’Neals” will be pre-empted in most time zones for an encore of “Fresh Off the Boat” at 9:30 p.m. (8:30 CT).

The ABC announcement provides full prime-time schedules for the night for all time zones, and can be found by clicking here.

  • CBS announced that its coverage will start at 9 p.m. ET (8 p.m. CT), and will be followed by a repeat of “The Big Bang Theory” at 9:30. The coverage will bump “Bull.”

The full CBS announcement, which includes a lot of details about the “Big Bang Theory” episode scheduled for that night — which CBS has switched from the originally scheduled episode — can be seen by clicking here.

  • NBC announced that it is moving back its airing of “This Is Us” to 10 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. CT. Additionally, the “Chicago Fire” episode that was originally scheduled to air Jan. 10 at 10 p.m. will now air instead on Jan. 17.

NBC’s official announcement includes full prime-time schedules for all time zones for Jan. 10, along with details about the “This Is Us” episode “The Right Thing to Do.” Please click here to read the full NBC announcement.

  • At Fox the previously announced episode of “Bones” scheduled to air that night will follow Obama’s speech at 9:25 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. PT, and will run in its entirety.

The Fox announcement, which can be found by clicking here, has details about all of the shows airing Jan. 10, including the Obama speech, and notes several additional episode changes and adjustments for various time zones.

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