Prime time might get some downtime.
NBC considers cutting its prime time line up by an hour, meaning it may not air new episodes of its shows after 10pm for much longer.
According to Varietythe network could soon cede the late-night slot to local affiliate stations, a consideration they’ve reportedly played with for the past decade.
Insider sources told the publication that if the network went through with the move, it wouldn’t be as a cost-cutting measure or lead to less programming. Instead, NBC wants to “best use the broadcast brand and affiliate relationship over the streaming and cable options,” which could lead to some NBC series being placed in different airtimes, recast on Peacockor possibly even cancelled.
“While NBC is the number one network, we are always looking for strategies to ensure our broadcasting business remains as strong as possible,” an NBC spokesperson said in a statement. Variety On Friday26 Aug. “As a company, our advantage lies in our ability to provide audiences with the content they love through broadcast, cable and streaming.”
From now, Quantum Leap, New Amsterdam, Chicago PDand Law & authority: Organized crime preparing to air in the last prime time slot of the day. Variety reports that, if the network decides to scrap the 10pm lock, it won’t take effect until fall 2023, so whatever you’re going to watch this fall is safe — for now.