Good news for ER fans -at least those with digital television. Bad news for those without… (cmon its 2010 what are you waiting for?).
From Thursday night it will shift to “its new home” on GO! at 10:30pm.
GO! will pick up first run episodes starting with episode nine of the 14th season, ‘Skye’s the Limit.’ Former Sea Patrol regular David Lyons joins from episode fourteen.
It will follow with the final 15th season including the return appearance of George Clooney.
The announcement addresses aggrieved fans of the long-running medical drama who have been knocked around by erratic scheduling on Nine.
But the move also raises questions about the branding of GO! While the show is not without younger fans, it doesn’t exactly fit the brief of the channel as a youth-skewed network. GO! removed CSI for the very same reason in its initial launch period. This could become an interesting move to watch in 2010, particularly in light of 7TWO having a broader pitch.
ER will replace The Hills immediately, which moves to 11.00am Sundays. It will compete against CSI:NY repeats on Nine.