Returning: Bones. Bumped: Killing Time, Strike Back.

Seven is responding to the soft numbers for Killing Time by bringing Bones back to Sunday nights from this weekend.

Season 8 begins at 8:30pm with “The Future in the Past.”
Having been accused of murder, Brennan is on the run from the FBI, with help from her father Max. Booth and the Jeffersonian team are convinced evil tech genius Christopher Pelant has manipulated key evidence in the case to pinpoint Brennan as the prime suspect. Then, an anonymous tip leads the team to the remains of a high school guidance counsellor that may hold the key to proving Brennan’s innocence.

This aired in the US in mid-September.

As a result Killing Time, which lost half the audience from its lead-inĀ Ahn Does Vietnam, moves to 9:30pm and Strike Back moves to 10:30pm with a single ep.

11 Comments:

  1. I, for one, am very pleased they’re moving Killing Time (with David Wenham). I was dead peed off last Sunday when we had that, House Husbands and the Julian Assange movie all on at the same time. Turned out we had visitors and never saw any of them. And this week it looked like adding the Jack Irish movie into the mix (which is top of my list).

  2. Channel 7 have now tried 5 shows at 8:30pm Sunday so they can save Castle for 2013.

    Showing Revenge in October and November at 9:30pm after The X Factor, when the audience is less than 1/3 of what it is at 8:30pm in May/June will guarantee it gets much smaller numbers than last year and destroy the show’s value.

    Channel 7 are going to show Scandal instead.

  3. I’m with you TasTVcameraman, when a show is made to be watched in 30, 45 or 60 minute bursts, I despair when a network scheduler, who thinks he or she obviously knows better than the program’s creator, lumps a bundle of them together.
    It’s lazy scheduling and displays a lack of ideas.

    I find it also reduces my enjoyment of a show if I’m having to spend massive chunks of an evening catching up with double episodes. The result? I switch off, and that show has lost me as a viewer.

    For me, programming double episodes is as bad, if not worse, than the late starts that are getting so much coverage now.

  4. TasTVcameraman

    Well at least “Strike Back” will only run one episode, I hate double episodes of anything! More often than not they are touted as movie length episodes with the first ep having nothing to do with the second.

  5. Loved the original Strike Back on The ABC, even watched the repeats. Too many ads and Sullivan Stapleton’s American accent- I’d rather watch the first season again.

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