Brakus (brakusjs) wrote in fm_alchemist,
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[adult swim] FMA timeslot changes starting in January

The weeknight reruns have been reduced from 4-a-week to 3-a-week as of this week... and starting in January, they may go down to 0-a-week.

In the midst of the [adult swim] changes in the lineup come January 2, the weeknight FMA reruns at 1am ET will be replaced by Lupin III. 12:30am ET becomes a rotating timeslot, while 1:30am ET goes to s-CRY-ed. On Saturdays, the nice, cushy lead-off timeslot that FMA had at 11pm ET/2am ET is gone after December 17; FMA is pre-empted for 2 weeks, and then starting January 7 FMA moves to 12 midnight ET/3am ET.

This is not a good move, IMO. On the one hand, regular viewers will be relieved not to see re-runs of previous episodes during the weeknights; on the other hand, newer viewers will be totally lost not having seen the first half of the series. Also the 11pm timeslot on Saturdays was really nice, soft, and cushy, 'cause it didn't conflict with things like SNL and other Saturday night stuff you watch late night.... with it moving to 12 midnight ET, it's just not going to get as many viewers as it could.

We'll see how this goes. After all, FMA did fine without weeknight reruns the first time around (just that Thursday encore broadcast of the previous weekend's episode)...
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