TWIDW Update: SciFi US Sched Change
- Breaking news for SciFi Channel US Doctor Who fans. And Charlie Jade fans. And fans of the 1990s revival of The Outer Limits.
Effective this Friday June 20, the new SciFi Friday schedule:
8PM - Doctor Who (repeat of last Friday's episode)
9PM - Doctor Who (new episode)
10PM - Stargate SG-1 repeat (Atlantis Season 5 starting July 11)
11PM - Doctor Who (new episode encore)
Midnight - Stargate SG-1 repeat (Atlantis Season 5 encore starting July 11)
Charlie Jade has been removed from Friday 8PM EDT effective immediately, which is a shame. 2 of the 20 episodes aired.
SciFi has a long tradition of problems from Friday 8PM EDT - Sarah Jane Adventures and Doctor Who Series 2 are rare examples in recent memory of shows to premiere and complete a season in that timeslot without being moved. Doctor Who Series 3 and Flash Gordon were demoted to the Friday 8PM slot in mid-run (Doctor Who to promote Flash, Flash due to ratings). Look beyond those, and you have shows premiere at 8PM EDT and get pulled. Repeatedly.
New day and time for Charlie Jade - Late Monday 3AM EDT starting June 23. Looks like they will be starting with episode 3. Odds are it will be able to air the remaining 18 episodes in that time slot.
As for the 1990s Outer Limits - the show is now off the schedule. Charlie Jade took the only spot it had.
The Friday 8PM slot will be open for another show on Friday August 15, after the Doctor Who season finishes August 1 and a movie marathon bumps everything on August 8. Time to start pondering which show will get the spot next.
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