12:12pm PT by Michael O'Connell
Neil Patrick Harris' 'Best Time Ever' Gets Another Night at 10 O'Clock
Perhaps seeing the writing on the wall, NBC is giving Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris another night with a good lead-in before leaving it on its own at 8 p.m.
The network announced Thursday that the upcoming third episode of Best Time Ever will again air after The Voice at 10 p.m. That comes after a solid opener, post-America's Got Talent, and double-digit growth the following week with The Voice as its lead-in.
NBC originally planned for six of the eight episodes to air at 8 p.m., but that time slot is looking to be even more competitive now with the strong debut of ABC's The Muppets.
Best Time Ever is thus far a ratings success, but critics have greeted the twist on a British format with a more tepid response.