Nine has announced it will begin new episodes of The Big Bang Theory from October 20th.
It will air at 8:30pm after The Block, followed by a repeat episode.
This pushes RPA back to 9:30pm, where it was before it moved to 8:30pm following the exit of The Boss is Coming to Dinner.
Wednesday, October 20:
7.30pm: The Block
8.30pm: The Big Bang Theory (new)
9.00pm: The Big Bang Theory (rpt)
The scheduling is a curious line-up of reality, comedy and factual but is no doubt part of a bigger plan across the week to spike the night with dedicated viewers. TBBT will compete against City Homicide and The Good Wife.
Nine says the episodes are “Fast-tracked” although the season premiered in the US on September 23rd.