[04/04/07 - 01:24 PM] NBC's 'Donnellys,' FOX's 'Bells' Sent Packing Early By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC's "The Black Donnellys" and FOX's "The Wedding Bells" got even more bad news today - both are being pulling two weeks earlier than originally planned.
"Donnellys" has been yanked from the schedule effective immediately with its remaining installments expected to be streamed on NBC.com. The Peacock will fill the Monday, 10:00/9:00c hour on April 9 with an additional episode of "Thank God You're Here" while programming for April 16 at 10:00/9:00c has yet to be revealed.
Newcomer "The Real Wedding Crashers" then will assume the slot on April 23 as previously announced (read the story).
As for "Bells," Friday's episode will mark its final broadcast. An additional installment had been slated for Friday, April 20 (read the story) however FOX will now fill the 9:00/8:00c hour with repeats of "Bones" effective on said date. The development means that two installments of "Bells" will sit on the shelf.
Repeats of "House" and "Bones" then are expected to fill the network's Friday schedule through the end of the May sweeps period.