NBC has moved Life to a new day and time period! ➡
Beginning November 5th, Life will broadcast on Wednesdays at 9pm ET on NBC! Life will be slotted between Knight Rider and Law & Order as part of NBC’s new “crime block lineup.” Click here for the NBC press release.
The shakeup represents a real second-chance (third chance?) for “Life.” It’s rare for a drama to get banished to airless Friday nights, then climb back out to midweek.
As previously noted, NBC plugging a leak with “Life” makes sense as CBS crime procedurals are among the few genres holding their water during this difficult season. Also as previously noted, the Wednesdays at 9 p.m. slot is weak, and “there’s room for a new drama here to rule the mob.” “Life” was earning about a 2.7 rating after “Heroes,” then fell sharply when moved to Fridays at 10 p.m.
Though “Life” will have a tough time against CBS’ “Criminal Minds,” the show now has hope once again for a pickup should it perform competitively (and the bar for what’s “competitive” has been lowering faster than a limbo stick this season).
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There’s a nice new article/ interview at Telegraph.co.uk. Ha! Damian is still having issues with technology:
Charlie Crews, the character Damian Lewis plays in Life – ITV’s new drama import from America – is perpetually defeated by modern technology. Lewis isn’t too hot on it himself. The London-born 37-year-old can’t stand Facebook, worries that video games are a threat to the film business and struggles with text messages. When we meet he is wrestling with his mobile phone: ‘Sorry, I’ve just got to text my sister-in-law, who’s a tyrant – if I don’t text back within half an hour she shouts at me,’ he says. ‘My text response time is usually about two days.’ His mobile, grey and chunky, is a model so antiquated that most teenagers would probably mistake it for a TV remote control.
Other Life press today:
- BBC Radio 2 is currently repeating the James Bond Short Stories on Friday nights at 21:15. You can listen to the current episode, part 1 of A View To Kill, here at the BBC site. You can download mp3 clips of the entire series here from our Multimedia section.