Bumped: Out of the Blue

By David Knox on January 14, 2009 / Filed Under Programming 28

Some news for fans of Out of the Blue, which gets a reprieve….of sorts….

TEN will move the show to Sundays at 6pm, beginning this Sunday with a PG rating.

As previously reported, the show disappears from its late weeknight timeslot after this Thursday making way for TEN Late News to return to 10:30pm next week.

But the Aussie soap still has a long way to go with its mystery storylines, and there are fans who want their fix.

The Sunday 6pm slot edges out (more) Simpsons repeats, which return to 6pm weeknights next week.

As previously tipped here, Out of the Blue is also too valuable in drama points for TEN not to air -especially for a network that only has two local dramas in primetime. It’s no surprise a new timeslot has been sought.

Airing at 10:30pm it currently has an M Rating (some violence, adult themes). Does that mean in its new PG-friendly slot the show will have edits? More than likely.

Screening what was made as a “stripped” soap just once a week is also hardly an ideal outcome. It’s too long in between episodes for a show that was designed to work as a half hour soap.

Once ratings return, don’t be surprised if we hear about another adjustment.

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  1. Lisa February 3, 2009 at 9:57 pm -

    Don’t worry guys – who really is at home at 6:00 PM on a Sunday evening any way – just watch it from the ten website – no adds and it’s wrapped up in less than 23 mins – i’m loving this show – actually I’m addicted – anyone else out there who feels the same way? Story line is good – i’m loving to hate certain characters and it generally throws you every ep, so bring on more OOTB!!!

  2. Rob January 31, 2009 at 11:56 am -

    catch up found on Ten’s official site.

  3. ek9 January 20, 2009 at 4:05 pm -

    To anyone who missed Sunday night’s episode of Out of the Blue, you can watch catch-up episodes online at the Channel 10 website.

  4. Sharon January 20, 2009 at 1:43 pm -

    Great, I didn’t know it had changed nights and missed Sunday. I was scanning the programmes for this weeks episodes and couldn’t find them. Does that mean Sunday it will be on for an hour?

  5. Allison January 20, 2009 at 11:50 am -

    Is out of the blue coming back on TDT at all thsi year?

  6. Larissa January 20, 2009 at 10:41 am -

    I can’t believe they have moved it to 1 timeslot a week & with no notice so I missed Sunday’s episode. If you are dropping it from 4 to 1 episode per week at least make it a 1 hour episode. Come on TEN get your act together. And a bit of notice would have been nice, like an announcement at the end of the Thurs episode – prior to the credits.

  7. Harry January 19, 2009 at 5:01 pm -

    You have got to be kidding, once a week. My wife & I look forward to this show every night. Certainly going to get sick of waiting months before the murder is revealed. Like all good shows, the TV stations just keep changing the tim slots and putting other waste of effort shows on.
    It’s obvious this show is going to die a death like Phil did in the show.

  8. sarah January 18, 2009 at 7:11 pm -

    is it possible this has something to do with the Australian Open (seeing as it will be on day & night for 2 weeks) & ootb could be back when the tennis is over?

    maybe just wishful thinking?!

  9. Gerrard January 17, 2009 at 6:40 pm -

    I’m over all these saopies. They used to be decent, but now they just suck. It’s all the same:
    – Someone dies
    – Someone cheats on their partner
    – Someones a murderer
    – Someone is being stalked
    – Someone drowns
    – Someone is bashed up
    – etc

    Soapies also have really bad actors. I hope this show gets axed, along with neighbours and home and away!

  10. ek9 January 16, 2009 at 7:40 pm -

    Every weeknight at 6 pm before Neighbours would be fantastic.

    It would probably get a really good following at that timeslot.

  11. renidragk January 16, 2009 at 2:46 pm -

    Great, so we will find out who the killer is around about August???

    Considering there are 130 episodes in Season 1, I don’t understand why it wasn’t shown in 1hr episodes.

  12. marymay January 16, 2009 at 8:44 am -

    The murderer revealed is around episode 62 & we are now about ep 33.

  13. Adam January 15, 2009 at 8:59 pm -

    Does anyone know how long it is before the killer is revealed?
    In terms of number of episodes?

  14. Marco January 15, 2009 at 1:34 pm -

    Ash, sure was an exciting cliffhanger last night. Pity the show won’t survive screening once per week…could get the SYTYCD crowd but most people will just tune in at 6.30…

  15. slydoggie January 15, 2009 at 12:00 pm -

    This move does not make sense…why put a show that has been through a dozen eps at a late night timeslot then shift to an earlier more accessible timeslot where the vast majority of viewers have not even heard of Out of the Blue, let alone have a clue what the hell is going on? And furthermore, once a week will not be enough to maintain viewer interest…I give it two weeks in this timeslot.

  16. Ash January 15, 2009 at 11:52 am -

    Is tracey dead?? Only once a week, come on!!!! It goes for 25minutes surely it could be on more than once.

  17. Jack January 15, 2009 at 5:46 am -

    It should be shown 6pm weeknights as a lead in for Neighbours

  18. DAN January 14, 2009 at 10:11 pm -

    They should have tried it at 7pm instead of friends it is a long shot but it just might have taken off

    Your are sure right R what would we do without this site

  19. R January 14, 2009 at 9:01 pm -

    OOTB fan on January 14th, 2009 2:53 pm
    Just checked the guide for this Sunday at 6 pm and it’s showing The Simpsons.


    Which guide? A print one? An online one? Oh wait, it doesnt actually matter because nobody relies on print guides anymore because they’re nearly always wrong (or from a year ago, thankyou Daily Telegraph), and the online ones are never updated all that quickly. It’s a late change, and we’ll be lucky if it shows up in any guide before Sunday night. Thank god for sites like this which tell us the late changes, because the general public wouldn’t have a clue

  20. OOTB rocks January 14, 2009 at 6:32 pm -

    One measly half hour a week!

    Why not Monday to Thursday like before except at 6 pm?

    Enough of The Simpsons re-runs and time for something new.

    Bold and the Beautiful didn’t work out whereas Out Of the Blue just might…

  21. Kuttsywood January 14, 2009 at 5:12 pm -

    This will win you best blog title of the year for sure.
    (Bumped, Out of the Blue)…

  22. David Knox January 14, 2009 at 3:12 pm -

    OOTB check it tomorrow and get back to me!

  23. Adam January 14, 2009 at 3:05 pm -

    I watched this show last night and it amazed me how really bad it is!! How poor does something have to be to make Home and Away look well-acted and cleverly scripted?

  24. OOTB fan January 14, 2009 at 2:53 pm -

    Just checked the guide for this Sunday at 6 pm and it’s showing The Simpsons.

  25. Zambora January 14, 2009 at 2:09 pm -

    I can see a Sat arvo midday to 2 pm slot ?

  26. Marco January 14, 2009 at 2:06 pm -

    This’ll mean many months before the murderer is revealed. People will just give up by then, at the rate of one ep a week, and I’ll probably be one of them!

  27. OOTB fan January 14, 2009 at 1:53 pm -

    Thank you!!

  28. Natalie January 14, 2009 at 1:11 pm -

    It’s better than nothing I suppose, but there are some eps coming up that will surely have to be edited due to violence.

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