Thursday, May 25, 2006

NBC shuffling

It sounds funny, but it's probably a smart and necessary move: NBC just completely reshuffled the fall line-up that it announced last week (we'll have a story in Tuesday's paper). The deal is that NBC goes first in the network upfront presentations, then the other networks dole out their new fall shows and schedules.

Trouble is, NBC is in last place, number four, behind CBS, ABC and Fox (but ahead of the CW, for the moment). Last-place networks need to react, not dictate terms. So, it's a little embarrasing for the peacock, but may give some of the new arrivals a chance to find an audience away from the bright lights of "CSI" and "Idol."


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