Here's an idea for Saturday night TV
As we've noted here before, and I'm sure you've noticed, Saturday night is the oddest night for television. It used to be great (remember CBS' lineup in the 70s?), but now it's just a night when no one watches much TV, and if they do, all they get is movies, repeats, and Cops.
But Tim Goodman over at The Bastard Machine has some ideas.
How about turning Saturday night into a night where viewers can catch up on shows they might have missed during the week? Not the way they do it now (it seems CBS puts reruns of their detective dramas on Saturday nights just to have something to run), but as a way for viewers to watch shows they might have missed or a chance to watch shows that weren't doing well on the other nights? The two most obvious examples would be Smith (canceled by CBS outright) and Kidnapped, which NBC actually just pulled from Saturdays. And how about 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights, and Studio 60? Viewers could sample them on Saturday nights (if they're not TiVoing them already).
Goodman has some good ideas for the network heads in the piece. It really is a different TV landscape now.