GEM has made some changes to its programming line-up, no doubt in response to its first look at ratings data.
From tomorrow Marco Pierre White’s Chopping Block (the rebranded USA Chopping Block) has been replaced by Bewitched and Allo’ Allo’ at 8:30 and 9pm. They are followed by double eps of Black Adder from 9:35pm instead of Amazing Medical Stories. The F Word will follow at 10:45pm.
On Friday Getaway and Holiday Showdown are out, replaced with movies My Best Friend’s Wedding (2007) followed by Dirty Dozen (1967) from 7:30pm.
60 Minutes will no longer air at 7:30pm Mondays, to be replaced by Animal Emergency (first-run) and Airport (rpt). They begin October 18th.
On Saturday October 23rd Deadly Surf and Animal Emergency are replaced with a repeat of David Attenborough’s Life of Mammals at 6:30pm.
These changes also apply to other block programming late at night.
There are also some movie title switches with Brokeback Mountain, The Producers, Sands of the Desert, One Million Years BC, Goodfellas and The Libertine out of schedule, but they may possibly get another shot later.