Talk:2009–10 United States network television schedule

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Returning and not returning series.[edit]

Okay, I don't doubt that many are and aren't returning, but some have sources and others don't. Am I the only one that sees a problem with this? Shouldn't they all have sources, or not all have sources? Just a question. --HELLØ ŦHERE 20:59, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Exactly. Harper's Island hasn't been canceled and could last beyond a season (though the premiere's ratings leave a lot to be asked for as it fell). But most of them are pretty right. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:24, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Returning Series & New Series[edit]

I think we need to stop listing 'rumoured' pick ups and pilots , if people can source a series as being renewed or being ordered beyond the pilot page then feel free to add them but otherwise we'll get in a position like last year where everyone just keeps putting their favourite show in the 'renewel' list when no actual announcement has been made. I have tried to find sources for all the existing shows listed before I removed, if anyone has a source for a show I removed then please feel free to add it back with a ref. Richardm9 (talk) 10:40, 23 March 2009 (UTC) I'm not sure how to edit this page, but here's the official press release from FOX for the season, somebody should be able to work with this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:49, 18 May 2009 (UTC)


Lost is incorrectly placed in this category, which gives wrong connotations. The series will not be canceled on May of 2010. That's simply when the series is scheduled to end. The story will (in theory) be completed and the production company will cease making new episodes. However, that's remarkably different from a series being canceled before the production company is done telling its stories. - ZachsMind (talk) 14:17, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Techincally, it's still called "cancellation", even if it's ended by the writers. That's how it's been since the days of Geographically Speaking, and possibly earlier if we include radio. Retro Agnostic (talk) 11:10, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

What about the other half of the year?[edit]

The schedules on Wikipedia seem only to cover the winter half of the year. What about summer? Is there no schedule for it? -- (talk) 15:32, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Because of the nature of TV seasons in the U.S., these schedules cover the fall and winter schedules of the first year in the name and the spring and summer schedules of the second year. The summer schedule for 2009 can be found here. kingdom2 (talk) 19:35, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

What about "Inside the Box"?[edit]

Why wasn't Inside the Box included in the upcoming ABC Fall schedule? AdamDeanHall (talk) 17:54, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

It isn't part of ABC's initial fall schedule. ♪♫Alucard 16♫♪ 23:31, 27 May 2009 (UTC)


Actually, I think MyNetworkTV should be included. True it won't have the "traditional" broadcast model they won't exactly be a "programming service" but a hybrid of the two. Also they will still be competing with the other five networks and they do follow The CW closely in the ratings so it wouldn't hurt. ♪♫Alucard 16♫♪ 01:51, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

I don't agree. Now that the schedules are out, it's clear that MyNetworkTV is a syndication package. WWE SmackDown is now a syndicated show ( Ion Television runs a similar prime-time schedule, with one original series this season, a movie, and reruns of "NCIS," "Ghost Whisperer," and "Criminal Minds." Besides that, someone removed the designation "repeat" (or "encore") from the MyNetworkTV listings on this page, which may create confusion. -- (talk) 17:38, 2 October 2009 (UTC)-- (talk) 12:24, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
MyNetworkTV is not a network, to say otherwise in a violation of WP:NOR.[1] - Davodd (talk) 23:53, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Jay Leno in the grid[edit]

The entry for the Jay Leno Show in the schedule grid should be in BOLD since it is a new show. One of the problems that NBC is afraid of is the misconception that "The Tonight Show is moving to 10pm" Failing to identify the Jay Leno Show as a new product, even by accident, is proof that there concerns are reasonable, and puts both Conan and Jay in a potentially bad spot. It is correctly in bold and in the new show list lower on the page. --Boufa (talk) 12:23, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Million Dollar Password cancelled?[edit]

I don't think I've heard about CBS cancelling Million Dollar Password yet. —Preceding unsigned comment added by GameGuy95 (talkcontribs) 20:32, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

On if they have plans to order more "Million Dollar Password": "Right now we don't have any." So, it's on the Not Returning list. If it does return, it probably won't have Regis. -- (talk) 17:33, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Is there a page that goes over cable programming?[edit]

I'm not suggesting this should, but I'm curious if one exists. If so, what's it called? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:05, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Start & stop dates of cable shows are so arbitrary (there are some networks who do not adhere to a fall scheduling meme) that I don't know that it would honestly fall in play... --mhking (talk) 22:18, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. I think it would be interesting to do, but I dunno how to do it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:54, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
Maybe something like this, but for many more channels? (talk) 06:07, 28 August 2009 (UTC)


PM 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
HBO Movie True Blood Sundays (7/14) Hung Sundays (7/28) Entourage Sundays (7/12)
AMC Movie Mad Men Sundays (8/16)

Cable Grid Idea, continued[edit]

TV IV made an attempt:
I suggest an extra Monday-Friday grid for the news/talk channels, instead of listing the same shows five times. -- (talk) 23:27, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

I second that, it just get redundant after a while. So, would we just cover the year, and just put the dates the show premieres? Like, for sunday night on HBO, it would say for the 9:30 slot: Flight of the Conchords (1/18)/ True Blood (6/14)/Bored To Death (9/20)?
Is that too much? And I'm also pretty sure thats not all. Do you think the cable page would also benefit from separaing it into 3 different sections: Summer, Fall, Winter? (Shows that start in the spring can prolly be considered summer shows, yes?)J52y (talk) 22:29, 21 September 2009 (UTC)
I always favor the single grid. -- (talk) 17:23, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
How about we consider the cable 'season' to be January - December, or more simply pu, do it by year, and then just list all of the origional programming by timeslot? J52y (talk) 21:08, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Encores, Reruns, Repeats?[edit]

What do you call them?

JpGrB said: It's an encore presentation. It's not like a concert.

My position: Of course it's not a concert, and that's why we call them reruns. I understand television networks want them to be called Encores, but nobody asked them to air reruns. --Farmer Iggy (talk) 04:18, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

First of all, that's the format we use, we'd have to change just about every page of "United States network television schedule". And you cannot fairly say "nobody", because are you certain of every person in the United States? --HELLØ ŦHERE 15:19, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
How can you pull rank? It's not the format prior to 2004. Don't play semantics. You're misspelling canceled. It's one l. Look it up. --Farmer Iggy (talk) 22:36, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
the problem with "Encore" is teo fold: 1) it sounds like PR or advertizing, 2) there is a cable TV network called "Encore". Call them what they are - "repeat" or "rerun." - Davodd (talk) 00:19, 15 December 2009 (UTC)


Zap2it already has the ratings so far do we put it on now or do we wait untill the end of the seasonTheSimpsonsRocks (talk) 01:46, 25 January 2010 (UTC)TheSimpsonsRocks

Are these the final ratings listed on here? Smallville's number is the original and is way off compared to the final.ChaosMaster16 (talk) 20:34, 12 July 2010 (UTC)ChaosMaster16