Scrubs set for prime time
It isn't often a network decides to try its luck moving a late night show to a premium 8pm slot.
It will follow a new episode of How I Met Your Mother at 7:30pm.
Last week Mother managed 938,000 across its hour, beaten by Customs‘ 1.37m and So You Think You Can Dance Australia‘s 993,000 viewers. That didn’t help Desperate Housewives‘ lead in, especially when it is being whipped by Underbelly.
Shifting the comedy, which had been playing late on Thursdays (now in repeat), is a bold move by Seven.
If it works could it pave the way for a re-think on 30 Rock -surely a show enjoying its glory days more than Scrubs which last year moved from NBC to ABC.
Similarly, TEN’s late night visits to The Office remain another show that fans want to see moved to a better home.
Good to see Seven shaking things up a bit.