Monday, July 12, 2010

New Night for Persons Unknown

I pulled up my cable guide last night to check the time for tonight's episode of Persons Unknown. It had aired in an early timeslot for two weeks, and I wanted to find out the story for this week's episode. Well, I wasn't happy to see that it wasn't even on the schedule. I thought it was possibly on hiatus--which happens all the time--but thought it was more likely that the network had canceled it. Since it was already pretty late, I decided to wait until this morning to investigate the situation online. I was relieved to learn that it had been moved to a different night. Instead of Mondays in varying timeslots, it's now scheduled for Saturdays at 8:00 pm EDT.

This is both good news and bad news. Persons Unknown was doing poorly in the ratings, and NBC decided to move it instead of canceling it--yet. I don't know what the network will ultimately do with the show, but my guess is that the move will actually save it. The ratings probably won't improve, but the networks don't seem to care as much about ratings on Saturday nights anyway.

We'll see what happens.