TEN moves Bold & Beautiful to primetime

By David Knox on November 19, 2008 / Filed Under Programming 90

Here’s a bold (but how beautiful?) programming move by TEN. The network has just announced some significant changes to its summer scheduling.

Afternoon US soap The Bold and The Beautiful is officially moving to primetime, winning a new 6pm timeslot from Monday December 1st. It will be replaced by Judge Judy at 4:30pm.

TEN has also bitten the bullet on its under-performing Will and Grace episodes, axed for the return of Friends at 7pm. It returns with S6E12 “The One With The Joke.”

The timeslot has been a crazy game of musical chairs recently, including Bondi Rescue, Taken Out, Friends, Will and Grace and back to Friends. Is it any wonder viewers have given up?

Dumping the sitcom at 7pm will also see a planned extra summer episode at 7:30pm Mondays replaced with another Friends.

TEN has also announced the premiere of already-axed The Ex-List for summer. The drama follows a woman (Elizabeth Reaser) who learns from a psychic that she has already been romantically involved with the man of her dreams. If she doesn’t reunite with him in a year, she’ll never marry her true love. Only 4 episodes aired in the US.

It premieres at 9:30pm Monday December 1st.

Replacing Judge Judy at 3:00pm weekdays will be repeats of Everybody Loves Raymond.

Amended summer schedule:

Sun Nov 30
6:30pm America’s Next Top Model S8
7:30pm 90210
8:30pm Movie: School of Rock
10:40pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
11:10pm The Office

Mon Dec 1
6:00 The Bold & The Beautiful
6:30 Neighbours
7:00pm Friends
8:00pm Rules of Engagement rpt
8:30pm Army Wives
9:30pm The Ex-List
10:30pm Out Of The Blue

Tue Dec 2
6:00 The Bold & The Beautiful
6:30 Neighbours
7:00pm Friends
7:30pm Special: Britney: For The Record
8:30pm NCIS rpt
9:30pm NCIS rpt
10:30pm Out Of The Blue

Wed Dec 3
6:00 The Bold & The Beautiful
6:30 Neighbours
7:00pm Friends
7:30pm Don’t Forget The Lyrics
8:30pm House rpt
9:30pm Rush rpt
10:30pm Out Of The Blue

Thu Dec 4
6:00 The Bold & The Beautiful
6:30 Neighbours
7:00pm Friends
7:30pm How to Look Good Naked
8:30pm Law and Order: CI rpt
9:30 Law and Order: SVU rpt
10:30pm Out Of The Blue

Fri Dec 5
6:00 The Bold & The Beautiful
6:30 Neighbours
7:00pm Friends
7:30pm The Simpsons
8:30pm Numb3rs rpt
9:30pm Law & Order rpt
10:30pm Orange Roughies

Sat 6 Dec
6:00pm The Simpsons rpt
6:30pm Big Cat Diary
7:30pm Movie: Back To The Future
9:50pm The Wedge
10:20pm Orange Roughies
11:20pm Movie: TBA

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90 Comments »

  1. franz chong December 7, 2010 at 1:24 am -

    With Oprah’s show coming to an end anytime now maybe they should consider moving Bold and the Beautiful back to 1pm Judge Judy at 1:30pm Ready steady Cook to 2pm to 3pm and a hour of comedies through to 4pm and ditch Huey in the process and bring back C rated television programming like what they had in the eighties and the first half of the nineties that are kid friendly and educational.Sorry 10 but a soap that is so slow that the new 90210/OC/Outrageous Fortune generation can’t even relate to is wrong after school.

  2. franz chong June 4, 2010 at 8:30 pm -

    The Obvious Solution is for Channel 10 to put B&B back to 1pm.

    Speaking of 7pm offerings They Now have the 7pm Project so the odds of any now defunct us sitcom comedy back are none.

  3. Cathy December 29, 2008 at 4:45 pm -

    Can’t agree with you more – we would rather watch the news than Bold & Beautiful and mother-in-law (huge fan of B & B) feels the same. Surely TEN will be losing even more viewers?

  4. miguel December 11, 2008 at 2:19 pm -

    what a joke!! seriously who wants to come home from a long day of work and watch bold and the beautiful, seriously what are ten thinking.

    The kids and even parents enjoy watchin the simpsons while havin dinner.

    ill rather watch the news on a different channel than watched this so called “prime time tv with bold and the beautiful”.
    Shame!

  5. Nicole December 10, 2008 at 7:20 pm -

    The Simpsons is the only reason why I watch channel 10. I love watching while I’m cooking. I guess I will be watching the news now. What are they thinking???

  6. franz chong December 4, 2008 at 12:22 am -

    A terrible thing.A proven American comedy at 6pm for Channel 10 need not be a Cartoon.What about bringing back some of those shows that we have not seen in years as a lead in show to Neighbours that most of us grew up on.Even a Cooking Show of the Jamie Oliver kind would be a better choice.Let the old folk and housewives have their B&B but at either 1pm or 4:30pm

  7. Phillip Jordan December 2, 2008 at 10:06 am -

    What a silly silly move chanel 10 us oldies love our B&B at 4:30 I for one are not changing our viewing habits, a lot of people wont watch it at that time, so change it back please.

  8. JD December 1, 2008 at 4:42 pm -

    Ten like every channel has hundreds of hours to fill next year, we are going to see a lot of re-runs on all channel fronts.
    Could be a very sad year for television.

  9. Ev November 28, 2008 at 4:55 pm -

    I’m glad the Simpsons is gone but Bold and the Beautiful at 6 pm is just not right. It’s a daytime soap, so they should keep it there. Also, I hate all the editing they do on that show. Makes it not worth watching sometimes.

  10. Jo November 27, 2008 at 3:34 am -

    Being that B&B is always nominated for Daytime Emmys, it’s so odd to see it in a ‘prime-time’ lineup.

    I think it’ll be a bad move. The loyal 4:30pm B&B audience won’t be impressed, and I don’t think people watching 6pm prime-time are looking for a soapie. Not that Neighbours isn’t a soapie, but American soaps and Aussie ones aren’t nearly the same. I hope that if it all goes wrong, they move everything back to how it was ASAP or else B&B will have lost a large chunk of audience.

    And I hope I’m wrong, because I kinda have a soft spot for B&B and hope it does well.

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