ABC shuffles Tues.-Wed. skeds
EmptyABC continues to tinker with its Tuesday and Wednesday lineups.
The network has pulled the plug on quiz show "Show Me the Money" and the midseason drama "Day Break" and is moving the venerable "America's Funniest Home Videos" to Tuesdays.
Meanwhile, NBC has shut down production on the upcoming drama "Raines."
"Money" and "Day Break" are taken off the schedule effective immediately. The network also has canceled its recent order for six additional episodes to the Endemol USA-produced "Money," hosted by William Shatner.
According to the Tuesday and Wednesday scheduling moves announced this month by ABC, "Money" was supposed to move to the 8 p.m. Tuesday slot beginning Jan. 2.
That time period will now go to veteran "America's Funniest Home Videos."
On Friday, Jan. 5, ABC will air repeats of "According to Jim" in "AFHV's" 8-9 p.m. slot.
Starting the following week, the network will air reruns of "Grey's Anatomy" at 8 p.m. and "Brothers & Sisters" at 9 p.m.
On Wednesday, ABC will air reruns of "Jim" and "George Lopez" in "Day Break's" 9 p.m. period for the rest of the year. The unaired episodes of the thriller starring Taye Diggs will run on ABC.com, with a new episode premiering every Wednesday.
On Jan. 3, the network will launch its 8-10 p.m. comedy block as planned with an hour of a new "According to Jim" and the series premieres of "The Knights of Prosperity" and "In Case of Emergency." Newsmagazine "Primetime" will be closing the night at 10 p.m. until the hit drama "Lost" comes back with all new episodes Feb. 7.
As for "Raines," the cop drama starring Jeff Goldblum and Madeleine Stowe, it has filmed seven episodes of its 13-episode order. As previously planned, the network will air them in the 9 p.m. Friday period, which the new series will share with incumbent "Las Vegas."