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[08/16/07 - 04:20 PM]
ABC Flips Tuesday, Wednesday Lineups; NBC Spotlights 'Crosswords'
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC is once again shuffling the deck chairs on its current Tuesday and Wednesday lineups as its "Primetime" franchise will now occupy the 10:00/9:00c hour on both nights with "i-Caught" and "NASCAR in Primetime" at 9:00/8:00c on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

The latest change comes after another disappointing performance by the network in said slots. "NASCAR" opened to a paltry 1.3 rating among adults 18-49 last night (according to preliminary Nielsen data), well behind "Dateline NBC" on NBC (2.3) and a repeat of "CSI: NY" on CBS (2.2).

To review, here's a breakdown of the Alphabet's new lineups, which take effect immediately:

Tuesdays
8:00/7:00c - "Just for Laughs"
8:30/7:30c - "Just for Laughs"
9:00/8:00c - "i-Caught" (New Time Slot)
10:00/9:00c - "Primetime: Crime" (New Time Slot)

Wednesdays
8:00/7:00c - "According to Jim" (Repeats)
8:30/7:30c - "According to Jim" (Repeats)
9:00/8:00c - "NASCAR in Primetime" (New Time Slot)
10:00/9:00c - "Primetime: The Outsiders" (Repeats, New Time Slot)

Meanwhile over at NBC, the Peacock has announced it will preview the upcoming syndicated game show "Crosswords" on Saturday, September 8 at 8:30/7:30c following its annual "Fall Preview" special. The half-hour project - a co-production of Program Partners, Merv Griffin Entertainment and the William Morris Agency - will then launch on various NBC owned-and-operated stations across the country on Monday, September 10.

The Peacock is no stranger to highlighting its sibling companies' properties in the recent years, including Bravo ("Project Runway," "Top Chef"), Sci Fi ("Battlestar Galactica," "Ghost Hunters," "Scare Tactics") and USA ("The 4400," "Psych").





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· 4400, THE (USA)
· ACCORDING TO JIM (ABC)
· BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (SYFY)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DATELINE NBC (NBC)
· GHOST HUNTERS (SYFY)
· I-CAUGHT (ABC)
· JUST FOR LAUGHS (ABC)
· MERV GRIFFIN'S CROSSWORDS (SYNDICATION)
· NASCAR IN PRIMETIME (ABC)
· PRIMETIME (ABC)
· PROJECT RUNWAY (LIFETIME)
· PSYCH (USA)
· SCARE TACTICS (SYFY)
· TOP CHEF (BRAVO)





[07/28/14 - 02:27 PM]
HGTV to Begin Production on "Mark & Derek's Excellent Flip" Featuring Derek Hough and Mark Ballas
Instead of dancing a perfect paso doble, champion dancers Derek Hough and Mark Ballas will be kicking up dust on their latest project - a home renovation series on HGTV.

[07/28/14 - 02:05 PM]
ESPN's Multiplatform Coverage of Little League Baseball and Softball Divisional Championships Begins July 30
The championship games will lead into ESPN's multiplatform coverage of the Little League World Series presented by Kellogg's Frosted Flakes from Williamsport, Pa, beginning Thursday, August 14.

[07/28/14 - 01:33 PM]
"Criminal Minds" and "Extant" to Swap Time Periods Starting This Wednesday, July 30
"Criminal Minds" will return to its regular 9:00/8:00c slot followed by new drama "Extant" at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 01:08 PM]
Don't Miss the Season Two Premiere of "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" on Sunday, August 3 at 10PM ET/PT Only on E!
Plus: don't miss an all-new episode of the hit series "Botched" airing Sunday, August 10 at its new time of 10:30/9:30c.

[07/28/14 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Sports Group's 5 Match Soccer Slate This Week Kicks Off with Manchester United v. FC Internazionale Tomorrow at 7 PM ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group's lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White will be on site to call both matches.

[07/28/14 - 12:20 PM]
Video: "Atlanta Exes" + Super Trailer + Monday, August 18th on VH1
Watch a sneak preview of the new series, featuring the once significant others of an elite list of A-list men, which has no shortage of fabulousness, ambition, love, and drama.

[07/28/14 - 11:46 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces Digital Content Partnership with Redd's Apple Ale for the Launch of the Original Weekly Improv Series "CC: Social Scene"
Socially inspired by Comedy Central's CC:Studios, the six-episode improv series is hosted by comedian Paul Scheer and directed by Rich Talarico.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Got Talent! August Slate Sizzles with the Return of ID's Most Beloved Stars: Paula Zahn, Susan Lucci, Joe Kenda, And Candice DeLong
First, tour the mind of infamous accused-ax-murderer Lizzie Borden in the season premiere of "Deadly Women" with Candice DeLong on Friday, August 1 at 9:00/8:00c, followed by the landmark 100th episode at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
CBS Summer Dramas Score Big Live+7-Day Playback Lift for the Week of July 7
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/28/14 - 11:27 AM]
Michelle Beisner Joins ESPN as NFL Features Reporter
Since 2006, Beisner has worked as a studio host and field reporter for NFL Network.

[07/28/14 - 11:15 AM]
Special Guest Jay Leno Mentors the Comics as the Final Five Move One Step Closer to Being the "Last Comic Standing" on Tues, July 31 (10-11 P.M. ET)
Only five comics remain in the competition, and the stakes have never been higher as they move one step closer to winning the coveted title of "Last Comic Standing."

[07/28/14 - 09:51 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "David Bowie: Five Years" - Documentary Special Premieres Friday, August 1st at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
The film is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
"Gypsy Sisters" Focus on Family in New Season on TLC
The series returns with a special two-hour season premiere on Thursday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
El Rey Network And Celestial Pictures Boost Multi-Year Partnership To Bring Viewers The Best In Classic Martial Arts
The new deal will provide the network with access to 255 iconic martial arts titles from the Shaw Brothers vault - the world's leading martial arts collection, many on an exclusive basis.

[07/28/14 - 08:57 AM]
Season Two of "Shark Hunters" Premieres Wednesday, July 30, at 9 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The 60-minute outdoor fishing show features three long-standing East Coast shark tournaments and five captains pitted against each other to catch the heaviest shark.