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Jaded Sci Fi pulls Charlie out of prime time after two weeks

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Charlie Jade, the show the Sci Fi called “too intelligent” for American audiences has been pulled off the Sci Fi Friday programming block after only two weeks on the air.

The network says it plans to finish out the full season of the show and viewers are invited to tune into the series on its new date and time: 3 a.m. on Mondays.

The channel had been showing Charlie Jade in the 8 p.m. Friday slot for the past two weeks aired the split-up the two-hour premiere movie as two one-hour programs on consecutive weeks. Apparently that strategy failed to bring in enough viewers on Friday – causing the move the the graveyard Monday night slot.

Instead of an original series, Sci Fi will program the Friday 8 p.m. slot with repeats of the previous week’s Doctor Who.

The Sci FI channel has done this after-midnight showing of disfavored programs with previous series in 2001 and 2002 with The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne and Lexx.

David Speakman

David Speakman has spent more than two decades as a writer/editor, photographer, graphic designer and manager of creative teams in broadcast, print and the Internet. His education is in journalism, graphic design, organizational communication and law.

One Comment

  1. What!? UGH! I’ve heard great things about Charlie, but I don’t have the sci fi channel. . . *sigh* Don’t they understand that a pilot is supposed to be two hours to give people the set up and a story? Why do networks insist on mucking with these things? If they had shown the pilot in its entirety and given it longer than two weeks to get an audience then I think it would have grown in popularity.

    *sigh* It vaguely reminds me of what Fox did to Firefly. . . >.< (Those a squinched eyes of pain.)

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