Airdate: Episodes

By David Knox on June 23, 2012 / Filed Under Programming 21

At long last, Nine has finally scheduled Episodes starring Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc.

The comedy will air in double eps from 9:30pm Tuesday July 3 in Sydney and Brisbane. Other cities have the AFL EJ Whitten Game, and presumably join in a week later.

The show about an Americanised version of a British show, was announced as being fast-tracked in 2010.

It may not have aired until January 2011 in the US, but Nine has surely been dragging its feet.

Finally, on July 3 Survivor begins at 10:30pm in Sydney and Brissy.

21 Comments »

  1. Max Renn June 26, 2012 at 12:26 am -

    Double episodes, sigh. Unfortunately you’ll never find me watching a new show on Nine. It’ll get pulled or moved and be a waste of time. DVDs or something else.

  2. David Knox June 26, 2012 at 12:20 am -

    Kevin your information is not correct….

  3. Kevin June 26, 2012 at 12:13 am -

    It’s admirable Nine didn’t onsell it to Foxtel, as they did with Breaking Bad and the HBO shows Game of Thrones, Veep, The Newsroom and Girls (that all would’ve been good fits on both Gem and Go), but the Episodes show isn’t going to give them the ratings they’ll require, hence why it’d be better to then move it over to Gem.

  4. David Knox June 24, 2012 at 10:17 am -

    If streaming from an official site yes. But there are overseas sites with all sorts of shonky names, loaded with ads that are unauthorised. Also understand that every time u stream it is in fact downloading to your drive.

  5. Rayne June 24, 2012 at 9:48 am -

    Quick question: I don’t download shows, I watch them streamed. I’m assuming it’s only illegal if I have a copy on my computer?

  6. Russell June 24, 2012 at 5:36 am -

    @Craig – it airs 10.30 in the US

    Nine has given it an upgraded timeslot!

  7. Chris N. June 23, 2012 at 10:35 pm -

    Haha, fast-tracked. That’s a good one.

  8. JoshS June 23, 2012 at 7:27 pm -

    David, cracking region coding seems to be a grey area. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_region_code#Criticism_and_legal_concerns

    My comment was taking the mickey a bit.

    It seems tv networks contribute nothing here, so why should I contribute to their ratings and help them make money? As long as content producers don’t lose money, I’m happy

  9. Craig June 23, 2012 at 5:52 pm -

    Maybe it should be illegal for networks to buy shows and shelf them for so long, maybe they need a shorter ‘use it or loose it’ clause in their contract when they buy shows?

    Seriously they have 3 channels to find content for but most days we have any number of re-run shows and movies. It would be a refreshing change if networks aired new shows on their digital channels and supported them with advertising!

  10. stevie g June 23, 2012 at 5:30 pm -

    Although watching 2 eps in a row of a show that will go for at least 40 minutes each with ads, is not very desirable.

  11. stevie g June 23, 2012 at 5:15 pm -

    Thanks Mia, i don’t have time to watch things downloaded as i’m busy keeping up with what’s actually on tv. So I’ll look forward to finally seeing this.

  12. Mia June 23, 2012 at 4:13 pm -

    For anyone who hasn’t seen episodes by ‘other means’, you gotta watch it. It’s pure gold!

  13. David Knox June 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm -

    It’s illegal to buy pirate software on the street. Question: is it illegal to purchase an authorised DVD from overseas and crack the region code via your DVD player?

  14. JoshS June 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm -

    Careful about mentioning DVD’s from overseas then.

    Notice region coding? They’ll crack the erm… irrits if you don’t buy those Australian DVDs ;) (great rort too: Borgias Season 1 $65 in AUS or $18 in US jeez).

    Episodes is great, but those who would like it, already have seen it. Why on earth would we watch Nine for it now?

  15. JB June 23, 2012 at 2:45 pm -

    Too late Nine. By time it even begins airing in Adelaide, the 2nd season would have finished. You snooze you lose. Great show though.

  16. David Knox June 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm -

    U can mention Amazon DVDs that’s not illegal. Same as many people bought Downton Abbey S2 from the UK. Buying DVDs is not illegal unless they are pirate.

  17. jezza the first original one June 23, 2012 at 1:16 pm -

    This can be watched perfectly legally as s1 has been released in the UK on dvd, and is available from a certain website named after a south american river. Cost about $12 lus shipping…

  18. David Knox June 23, 2012 at 12:47 pm -

    Doesn’t make it legal. I don’t mind people acknowledging that late scheduling leads to a rise in illegal downloading. That’s a fact and an industry issue the world over. But there is a line in the sand here when people actively encourage it, just as one would not encourage other acts of law-breaking. So it’s all about the way one phrases it really. Most people cleverly get around this and I have no issue with that.

  19. CyrusPK June 23, 2012 at 12:34 pm -

    Far too late I’m afraid.

  20. iolanthe June 23, 2012 at 12:32 pm -

    I know and understand that this site has a policy of not endorsing piracy but surely when a station treats its views with contempt like this it’s understandable if not legal that viewers might seek out alternatives? I’m astonished that TV stations don’t realise that you can’t get away with this sort of thing anymore.

  21. Craig June 23, 2012 at 8:02 am -

    1) a year too late
    2) buried at 9:30 in double eps
    3) only on in 2 cities.

    Sorry 3 strikes and you’re out!

    BTW Nine this is a 29 minute show, not 21, so it will not be ending at 10:30 unless you don’t show any ads for an hour. Survivor will be starting closer to 11pm in Sydney and Brisbane!

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