Nine has moved The Joy of Sets with Tony Martin and Ed Kavalee to 10:30pm next Tuesday night.
It will be replace by a new episode of Mike and Molly.
This week The Joy of Sets pulled a disappointing 488,000 viewers, following its Two And A Half Men lead in of 1.03m viewers. On those figures the network had to act.
But while Nine wanted to give the show every chance with a big lead-in, was it the right fit with the Ashton Kutcher comedy?
After seeing the show I always thought it was the kind of show that would work best in a 10:30pm timeslot anyway, so at least it’s found its way there now. But the show about television is also too scripted, and would benefit from Martin and Kavalee bantering more freely.
Given the Zapruder’s Other Films show has filmed in advance, that may not be achievable this series. I’d like to see it have a second season where it can run amok a little bit more in a timeslot without so much pressure.
NB: Nine didn’t bother to send any Amendment of the change.