Nine have released their schedule for the first week of Easter non-ratings, week commencing April 17. The schedule includes The Big Bang Theory at 7pm weekdays – like what Brisbane have already been doing, and many, many repeats of regular Nine titles.
Here’s the summary.
1. Sunday April 17
ACA Sunday remains at 6.30pm. At 7pm, is Easter with the Australian Women’s Weekly. 60 Minutes airsat 7.30 as usual.
After 8.30, The Mentalist will be a repeat, followed by another replay of the Harry’s Law pilot at 9.30pm.
2. Weekdays, 7pm.
After experimenting in Brisbane for a few weeks now with The Big Bang Theory stripped across 7pm instead of Two and a half Men, Nine are set to extend the move to the rest of the network, starting with the pilot on Monday April 18 at 7pm.
Should this programming remain, it will be an opportunity for fans to see the entire series in order at a stable time. Problem is, there are still extra episodes on Nine, as well as GO which may add to the confusion.
3. Monday April 18.
A repeat of Two and a Half Men is at 7.30, followed by a new episode of $#*! My Dad Says at 8pm. 8.30 and 9.30 TBA.
Note, however, that Two and a Half Men and $#*! My Dad Says BOTH also air on GO!
4. Tuesday April 19.
A repeat of Big Bang at 7.30pm (season 3), followed by another new episode of $#*! My Dad Says at 8pm. At 8.30 is a repeat of Top Gear, while 9.40 remains TBA. Kitchen Nightmares at 10.40 is new.
5. Wednesday April 20.
Getting boring now…
A repeat of Big Bang at 7.30pm (season 3), followed by another replay of the Mike& Molly pilot at 8pm. New RPA: Where Are They Now follows at 8.30pm.
At 9.30, the AFL states will have their Footy Show on, this is because there is an AFL match played on Thursday April 21 instead of Good Friday April 22.
NRL states get Embarrassing Bodies at 9.30, TBA at 10.30 and the AFL Footy Show at 11.30pm.
6. Thursday April 21.
7.30 will be a repat of RBT, a new episode of Getaway at 8pm. CSI at 8.30 is a repeat.
At 9.30 in NRL states is the NRL Footy show.
7. Friday April 22.
While AFL move their Friday night Football to Thursday night, NRL remains on Friday night with the usual two games. Wests Tigers Vs Brisbane Broncos is live at 7.30pm (NSW & QLD) and Manly Sea Eagles Vs Penrith Panthers is at 9.30pm.
This week sees 7 episodes of The Big Bang Theory on Nine and 3 on GO!, 1 Two and a Half men on Nine and 2 on GO, an episode of Mike & Molly on both Nine and GO and two eps of $#*! My Dad Says on Nine and one on GO!
It also sees repeats of The Mentalist, Harry’s Law and CSI on both Nine and GEM.