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Fox sets premiere for Drive, more casting news

by Brett Love, posted Jan 10th 2007 3:31PM
DriveFox has finally set an actual date for the premiere of Drive, but it's probably not what the cast and crew were hoping for. Beginning March 1st, Drive will take over the Thursday at 9 slot that has been home to The O.C. this season. I suppose it's better than the Friday slot Minear's Wonderfalls got, but not by much.

If you're a glass half full type, the good news is that expectations for that slot are low. The O.C. has struggled to reach even 4 million viewers this season. Drive should be able to best that pretty easily. On the other hand, if you're a glass half empty person, it is also the toughest time slot of the week. Not only will they be going up against the number 1 and 2 shows on TV in Grey's Anatomy and C.S.I, but they also face Supernatural, which I think has some crossover with viewers who would watch Drive.

I continue to be baffled about the whole Minear/Fox relationship. It's a very Lucy with the football kind of thing. Here you go Tim, make another new show. This time we promise to support it, and give it a real shot. Really we do. Honest. And then right before the kickoff of the show.... whooops. Here's Tim on his back again.

It would actually be a better idea for a sit-com than either of the two on their last legs comedies that will be leading in to Drive. A vengeful programming executive is bent on tormenting a producer/writer so he hires him, and locks him into an exclusive deal, only to thwart his attempts at success at every turn. The big mystery is just what did our hapless producer/writer do to bring about such hatred.

In other Drive news, the constantly evolving casting of the show continues. The latest addition is Riley Smith. His previous roles include Andy Baker on Joan of Arcadia, and Kyle Singer on 24.

[via drivefans.com ]

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erroneous_nick

Great...now not only do I have CSI and Supernatural on at the same time, but Fox tosses in another show I'll have to watch.

January 10 2007 at 11:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TomB

Why don't the networks start prime time at like noon and show everything on Thursdays?

January 10 2007 at 6:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ndugu

also, after a glance at the source site it seems that the premiere date is still not official saying:

"UPDATE: This has since been found out as false."

January 10 2007 at 6:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ndugu

I always have high hopes for those high-octane action shows but they never last.
heist, about a year ago; smith, some months ago.

what are the chances for drive to make it to a season finale?

January 10 2007 at 6:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lemon Lyman

Damn you, Fox, damn you!

January 10 2007 at 3:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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