Whatever happened to clearly defined schedules?

United States
March 24, 2008 3:05pm CST
I've noticed, over the last few years, the gradual loss of clearly defined TV schedules. Now, I know the writer's strike did mess things up a bit. However, even last year, you were lucky to get 3-5 new episodes of any one show before it was interrupted by American Idol, football, basketball, or whatever. I think long gone are the days where you tv shows ran 26 episodes per season. We're lucky to get 10 it seems. You would think, with all the technological advances in the TV/movie industry (cameras, post-production software, etc), one could churn out episodes even faster than, say, 10 years ago. Because of all the re-runs, I rarely watch tv anymore. There are only a small handful of shows I watch to begin with: Law & Order franchise, CSI franchise, Criminal Minds, House, Smallville, Moonlight (where did that one go!?), Medium, Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs, and New Amsterdam. The majority of those have been mostly repeats for the last 2 years (again, writer's strike aside). I know TV is free and I shouldn't complain. However, I am sure they are losing viewers due to this. I can only see re-runs so many times, especially recent repeats. I'm probably just whining and most may not agree with me. But I just want to see new episodes .... several in a row ... not one or two in a row before it's either pre-empted or gone back to re-runs. Grrrrr! LOL
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• United States
26 Mar 08
Your TV is free?? Cool - we have cable but I guess if we used a antenna we could get the major channels free too :)
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• United States
15 Aug 08
*grins* I won't pay for cable tv, not when we can not pick and choose our own package. We would only want about 6-10 channel from cable ... like the Sci-fi channel and such. We do not need the movies or sports channels. Now that it's the summer, I virtually watch no tv as most of the shows are reruns and shows I do not want to watch at all.
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• United States
15 Aug 08
Aww I see :) I can't say that I blame you. It will be nice when we can pick our own channels!
@tinkerick (1256)
• United States
24 Mar 08
I think many of us share your in your rant. I know I hate it when show schedules get interrupted or switched around. My co-worker and I were just discussing that this morning. We are both avid watchers of Survivor but due to March Madness it has been interrupted, but we don't know when exactly the next episode is airing. I even despise the holiday break the shows take at the end of the year, because some of them come back right away in January while others wait 2-3 months. It's quite aggravating trying to keep track of when your shows are airing. I find the interruptions for new show premieres ESPECIALLY annoying. Why would I want my regular show interrupted by a new show that I may not watch anyway? I really really wish my husband would let get the DVR!!
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