November 22, 2010

TV TimeZ – November 22

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ABC:   Dancing with the Stars, Skating with the Stars

CBS: How I Met Your Mother, Rules of Engagement, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly, Hawaii Five-0
FOX:  House, Lie to Me
TLC:  Fabulous Cakes

NBC:   Chuck, The Event, Chase

FOX released the premiere dates of new and returning series for its midseason lineup, as well as highlighting several other scheduling changes:

  • Beginning with its two-night premiere on January 19 and 20 at 8p, American Idol will air this new season on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
  • Glee airs a special episode directly after Super Bowl XLV on February 6 at approximately 1030p.
  • Bones moves to a new time slot of Thursdays at 9p following American Idol starting January 20.
  • Fringe will move to Fridays with new episodes beginning January 28 at 9p.
  • On Sundays, The Cleveland Show moves to the 930p time period starting January 9 and American Dad moves to the 730p time slot beginning January 16.
  • FOX gave a seven-episode order to new midseason comedy Breaking In starring Christian Slater about a group of oddball security experts. The series is produced by Sony Pictures TV and Happy Madison. Breaking In begins April 6 at 930p.

Joe Scarborough, co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe was suspended last Friday from MSNBC after informing management he had made eight political contributions between 2004 and 2008. Since he had not asked for approval before making these contributions, which violated a company policy, MSNBC President Phil Griffin suspended Scarborough for two days without pay.  He will return to his Morning Joe post on Wednesday. Two weeks ago, MSNBC originally indefinitely suspended Keith Olbermann, host of Countdown for making political donations without approval, then later reduced Obermann's suspension term to two days