Winners and Losers will premiere 8:30pm Tuesday March 22nd. There really wasn’t any doubt this was the case but the network has finally confirmed it via an amendment this afternoon.
Four old friends from high school have little in common, besides the fact that they were ‘the losers’ in high school who tried to avoid the attentions of the popular school bully, Tiffany Turner. Now twenty seven-years-old and content with their lives, the friends receive a surprise invite to their ten year reunion. Will facing Tiffany mean sweet revenge or a re-evaluation of their current lives?
There will also be a double episode a week later on March 29th, -meaning no Parenthood again.
Much comment has been made about “Rafters Shafted” to make way for the new show, exacerbated by Seven’s misleading promo as a “Season Finale.”
Next week’s episode is Episode 6 of Season 4. The show normally has 22 episodes. It will resume later in the year.
The reality is that by playing the series at the top of the year it has effectively caught up with production. In 2009 Rafters also had a split season, but ultimately time will tell whether it was wise to resume the show at the top of the year. In terms of ratings thus far, the figures suggest it was a smart move. Now the trick is hoping the audience will fall for the new show just as much.