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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Battlestar to run on NBC?

During Heroes last night, NBC aired a promo for Battlestar Galactica. The cross marketing makes sense and if it drives new fans to BSG, I'm all for it.

But rumors are flying this morning that NBC is considering airing Battlestar on NBC at mid-season. SciFi is owned by NBC/Universal, who also produces BSG. Rumors are that Battlestar could make the jump and air after Heroes on Monday nights, if NBC decides to move Studio 60 to a cushier time slot.

NBC has aired repeat episodes of Battlestar on the network as well as a trimmed down version of the mini-series.

NBC is denying the rumors at this point.

I'm assuming if BSG makes the jump it would be repeat episodes and not NBC taking away new episodes from SciFi. But you never know. The one great thing about this is that the show is filmed in high-def but SciFi doesn't broadcast in HD. NBC does which means we could get high-def BSG.

2 Comments:

At 8:09 AM, Blogger Kat Coble said...

BSG better NOT take Medium's slot, which is what was to go in Studio 60's place.

I think NBC's gonna wait to see how 30 Rock & 20 Good years do opposite Jericho, then perhaps move to replace either or both of them with BSG. If there was any possible show to withstand the sci-fi edge of Jericho, it would be BSG.

So far all the Sci-Fi/NBC traffic has been pretty one-way, with Sci Fi picking up Heroes and Surface. (They've also picked up Threshold, but that was CBS' orphan baby.)

I guess if NBC DOES pick up a Sci Fi show for first slate programming I should be glad that it's BSG and not that dreadful "Eureka".

 
At 1:01 PM, Blogger Michael said...

Hey now...Eureka was fun.

 

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