Most everyone in the world has already seen the premieres of Go On and The New Normal, either during the olympics or on-line. So NBC decided to make a move.
Instead of “premiering” these shows on their normal time slots of Tuesday 9pm (Go On) and 9:30pm (The New Normal, both shows will premiere their pilots Monday Sept 10th at 10pm (Go On) and 10:30pm (The New Normal.)
I don’t like this. I mean it’s not catastrophic or anything, but I’m not a fan. These are new comedies on NBC you are trying to develop. And let’s face it, NBC hasn’t done a great job in this area (or many areas) in recent years. So why premiere a show on an off night, at a different time, one day earlier? Why? There are still people who haven’t watched these shows and if they tune in on Tuesday, because that’s when you’ve been telling them to watch for about a month now, and see the second episode and not the first, it may annoy your viewers. Like I said, is this a HUGE deal, no. But I’m trying to understand the reasoning.
I can see if they were planning to premiere the show a week later or two weeks later and they want to get a jump on the competition by moving to a time where many shows aren’t premiering. Since the big premiere week is the 24th, if Go On and The New Normal were originally scheduled to premiere at that time, I can see wanting to bump it up. But they’re moving up one day. HUH? Are they that desperate to get The Voice lead in? Is that the strategy here? But isn’t The Voice results show the very next night, right before the Tuesday block of Go On and The New Normal? I’m confused. But this is NBC so should it surprise me that they make a head scratching decision? Not really.
So for those of you ready to watch Go On and The New Normal for the first time this Tuesday, you better change that. Because they are now on Monday. But still check in on Tuesday because new episodes of both will run on Tuesday in their regular time slots.