This isn't just good for viewers; it's good for them. When viewers tune in to find rerun after rerun, it's a turnoff, and some will tune out. I know I have. And if I weren't a TV columnist who keeps track of return dates, I probably wouldn't tune back in either, because I would have given up checking for new episodes.
In a time when the way we watch TV is changing and more options exist to draw eyeballs away from traditional viewing, networks need to get their heads out of the sand and look for ways to adapt. This is one of them.
Series premieres: "Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding," 9 p.m. Thursday, Bravo (Real Housewife Kim Zolciak's nuptials); "7 Days of Sex," 10 p.m. Thursday, Lifetime (couples reheat their relationships); "The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet," 11 p.m. Thursday, Lifetime (celebrity interviews); "Flipped Off," 10 p.m. Saturday, A&E (real estate makeovers); "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding," 10 p.m. Sunday, TLC (bridal show); "Motorcity," 9 p.m. Monday, Disney XD (cartoon set in futuristic Detroit where cars are banned); "Money from Strangers," 10:30 p.m. Monday, MTV (pranking game show).
Season finales: "The Good Wife," 9 p.m. Sunday, CBS; "Breakout Kings," 9 p.m. Sunday, A&E; "Khloe & Lamar," 10 p.m., and "Ice Loves Coco," 10:30 p.m. Sunday, E!; "Last Man Standing," 8 p.m. Tuesday, ABC; "The Biggest Loser," 8 p.m. Tuesday, NBC; "Top Shot," 10 p.m. Tuesday, History; "Million Dollar Listing New York," 10 p.m. Wednesday, Bravo.
Specials: "TV Land Awards," 9 p.m. Sunday, TV Land; "Uprising: Hip Hop & the LA Riots," 9 p.m. Tuesday, VH1 (documentary); "Jesse Owens: American Experience," 8 p.m. Tuesday, PBS (profile).
Of note: "30 Rock" goes live, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, NBC; "Two and a Half Men" has Kathy Bates playing Charlie's ghost, 9 p.m. Monday, CBS; "Hawaii Five-O"/"NCIS: Los Angeles" crossover, 10 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Tuesday, CBS.
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