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Old 04-23-08, 11:27 AM
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Scrubs being moved again; switching slots with 30 Rock

http://www.zap2it.com/tv/news/zap-sc...,1881559.story
'30 Rock,' 'Scrubs' Swap Timeslots
Tina Fey's show paired with 'Office' on Thursdays
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April 22 2008

It seems almost fitting that as its time on NBC winds down, "Scrubs" would have to deal with one more time-slot change.

The long-running comedy, whose NBC finale is coming in a few weeks, will move to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays starting this week. It's switching places with "30 Rock," which will move to the 9:30 p.m. spot following "The Office."

The switch gives "30 Rock" a stronger lead-in. Since its return on April 10, "The Office" has averaged about 9.5 million viewers and a 4.8 rating among adults 18-49, compared to 6.9 million and 2.8 for "My Name Is Earl," which previously served as "30 Rock's" lead-in.

Over the past couple of weeks, "Scrubs" has averaged just under 7 million viewers, compared to 6.1 million for "30 Rock." Its adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 ratings have also been significantly higher, thanks in part to airing after "The Office."

"Scrubs" has bounced around the NBC schedule throughout its seven-season run, undergoing more than 15 timeslot changes in that time. It may go through one more significant change once its time on NBC ends -- there's a good chance the Disney-produced show could end up on Disney-owned ABC next year.
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If you ask me, this move (which was promoted during last week's episode) is happening also partly to get 30 Rock out of the "family hour" after NBC got criticized for the "MILF Island" episode at 8:30...
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of course my DVR can't record three shows at once - so something's gotta go: Ugly Betty, Smallville or Scrubs.... ?? hmmmm.
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of course my DVR can't record three shows at once - so something's gotta go: Ugly Betty, Smallville or Scrubs.... ?? hmmmm.

I'm the opposite. This sort of solves my problem. I can record 3 things at once and would have had 4 shows in the 8-9 slot starting this week: UB, Survivor, Smallville, and Earl/30R. This clears up some of the logjam. I still have 4 shows from 8-8:30, so I'll probably just dump Earl. It hasn't been that good lately and it will likely be re-run during the summer anyhow so I can catch up then.
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wow my name is earl only has 2.8 mil viewers?
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No. 6.9 million viewers and a 2.8 rating.
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Originally Posted by rfduncan
If you ask me, this move (which was promoted during last week's episode) is happening also partly to get 30 Rock out of the "family hour" after NBC got criticized for the "MILF Island" episode at 8:30...
People were criticizing "30 Rock"? I hate when people, who've never seen the show before, just start criticizing an episode because they don't like the content.

Who or what organization was criticizing the "MILF Island" episode of "30 Rock"?
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People were criticizing "30 Rock"? I hate when people, who've never seen the show before, just start criticizing an episode because they don't like the content.

Who or what organization was criticizing the "MILF Island" episode of "30 Rock"?
the piece of shit parent televison council'
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PTC Calls NBC’s Family Hour Pledge Hypocritical

NBC Believes Expletives, “MILF” and Men Groping Women are Appropriate for Families

LOS ANGELES (April 17, 2008) – Only a week after applauding NBC’s public commitment to family-quality programming during the “Family Hour,” the Parents Television Council™ condemned NBC for its abrupt about-face, as evidenced by a number of recent graphic scenes during Family Hour broadcasts. The PTC challenged NBC to defend its recent commitment to the Family Hour after it aired episodes of “30 Rock,” which contained bleeped expletives and women removing their bikini tops, and “My Name is Earl,” which featured three scenes depicting a man groping women’s breasts. Both shows aired during the traditional Family Hour, which is between 8 pm – 9 pm ET/PT, which NBC recently announced it would reserve for families. The “30 Rock” episode aired on April 10, 2008, and the “My Name is Earl” episode aired on April 3, 2008.

The New York Times described the “30 Rock” content by saying, “The general content of the ‘30 Rock’ episode, however, appears to work against NBC’s positioning of the show in its family hour, the 8 to 9 p.m. block of programming that Mr. Silverman said would consist of shows a family could watch together.”

According to PTC research, the episode of “30 Rock” showed mothers on “MILF” Island competing for the attention of 8th grade boys. (The term “MILF” is an acronym for “Mothers I’d Like to F***.”) When the mothers are eliminated from the competition, they must remove their bikini tops and throw them in a fire. The young boys are shown watching the women dance provocatively.

PTC President Tim Winter responded, “This is NBC’s new standard for family programming? Using terms like ‘MILF’ and showing men groping women’s breasts? I guess NBC thinks that if a standard is good, a double-standard must be twice as good.”

“If NBC is going to commit to the Family Hour, then it must truly commit to airing content that the entire family can watch without fear of inappropriate or indecent content. These scenes were purely gratuitous, intended to titillate and crossed the line of decency. NBC seems out of touch with what the term ‘Family Hour’ means if the network believes that it can air bleeped expletives and sexual images during the 8 pm hour when millions of children are in the viewing audience. NBC’s Family Hour pledge is purely hypocritical.”

Mr. Winter recently wrote to NBC Entertainment’s Co-Chairman, Ben Silverman, to express his gratitude over NBC’s recent commitment to the Family Hour. But in his letter he asked Mr. Silverman and NBC to make sure the Family Hour content is truly appropriate for families. “I understand that ‘family’ is a broad category and it includes families with small children, families with older children, and even families without children. But all too often material is called ‘Family Programming’ when in fact it is nothing of the sort. ‘Ugly Betty’ comes to mind. The PTC has also recorded scenes from that program which implied oral sex, reference to genital size, pornography, strippers, anal sex, threesomes, kinky and fetishistic behavior, statutory rape, S&M and partial nudity. Foul language in ‘Ugly Betty’ frequently includes words like ‘suck’, ‘bitch’, ‘ass,’ ‘screw’ and ‘damn’. This is hardly ‘family’ quality material,” Mr. Winter said in his letter.



“We were the first to praise NBC for returning to the Family Hour, but we must now be the first to condemn their apparent abandonment of the previous week’s so-called commitment. We repeat our request to NBC: please make the Family Hour truly family-friendly. Responsible television programming is good business. NBC could easily return to its roots with successful shows that appeal to the whole family, such as ‘The Cosby Show.’ Committing to families must be more than empty talk. We expect NBC to make good on its pledge to keep the Family Hour intact and fill it with programming that even children can watch,” Winter concluded.
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No. 6.9 million viewers and a 2.8 rating.
oops i misread that. i wondered how it would be around still with so little viewers.
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so I'll probably just dump Earl. It hasn't been that good lately and it will likely be re-run during the summer anyhow so I can catch up then.
I am oh so close to dumping it, too.
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FUCK! I didn't catch this in time and missed it. Damn you NBC!

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