The announcement that NBC is abruptly moving the great 30 Rock to 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays, after The Office, with Scrubs moving to the 8:30 slot, is satisfying for a few reasons. 30 Rock can only be helped by being placed in a hammock (note use of TV-bizzer lingo) between ratings success The Office and people-actually-still-watch-it ER. For the rest of us, it means two hours of solid TV watching: The Office, 30 Rock, then switching to ABC for Lost in its new time period at 10. And the minimally-laugh-injected Scrubs is better paired with the 8 p.m. lead-in My Name Is Earl, which (and I speak as a fan of Earl) has never quite recovered from Earl’s time spent in jail. In short, for once, a network has made a smart time-period change. Agree?
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