Tuesday night is a TV wasteland. This is where 'Fringe' and 'Dollhouse' and 'Southland' and 'Parks and Recreation' should go.
Look at tonight’s network schedule. Do you really want to watch two hours of Biggest Loser? Of course you don’t: You’re smarter than that. The Forgotten on ABC? Give me a break. Do you care about 90210 at this point? Come on…
My wish (I know it won’t happen, because junk food like Biggest Loser gets bigger ratings, but a guy can dream) is that Tuesday, a night of higher viewership than Friday, should become the new showcase-evening for series such as my beloved Fringe, which is suffering from the Thursday-night glut of shows at 9 p.m. So is Parks and Recreation, which needs to be protected from Survivor and Bones (not that I have anything against those particular shows; it’s the time-period competition).
This is a night where NBC could have put Southland, at 9 p.m. Biggest Loser is an absolutely ideal Friday-night show — it belongs there. Hell, I’ll bet even a relocated Dollhouse would fare better on Tuesday nights.
Oh, if only we could be programmers. The ratings might go kerflooey for a while, but the quality and diversity of choices would be higher, wouldn’t it?
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