" last week.
How? Looks like the underperforming "Lie To Me" will take the hit, getting preempted in favor of "Bones" next Wednesday at 8 p.m. "Bones" will then air a second episode in its regularly scheduled timeslot, Thursday at 8 p.m.
As I reported in March, because of President Obama's prime time address last Tuesday, "Bones" was in danger of losing a whole hour of its season to accommodate "American Idol"'s schedule. An internal network lineup noted that FOX's tentative plan was to push "Bones"' season finale — which includes the long awaited Booth and Brennan hook up — to fall.
A week later, a new schedule surfaced, which indicated that though "Bones" would still lose an episode this season, the finale hour was no longer the one marked for postponement. Instead, they had axed ep 4.18 "Beaver in the Otter" (otherwise known on fan sites as ep 4.24, episode numbers are wonky this season due to several year 3 episodes being pushed last spring).
But FOX has once again rethought the situation, releasing a schedule this morning which notes that fans will get two new episodes of the series – "The Cinderella in the Cardboard" to air 4/15 and "Mayhem on a Cross" to air 4/16 – next week. And there is now a rumor that FOX will double up on episodes the week of April 20th as well.
So, thoughts? Do you think this new plan is a direct result of the fans speaking out?