Monday, October 26, 2015

New GSN schedule for November 2-8: 'Chain Reaction' reruns bounced from primetime again

GSN has sent out a new advanced schedule for November 2-8. It is not looking too good for the future status of the newest revival of Chain Reaction on GSN:

November 2-8 (new)

*Idiotest reruns will air Thursday at 8pm and 8:30pm ET; replacing originally scheduled Chain Reaction reruns (which would have started that week). These Idiotest reruns will not be reruns from the new runs the prior night. They are from April 1, 2015 (the Season 2 premiere).

Prior changes, including new episodes of The Chase added to Friday primetime remain the same.

This is the third time this month that GSN has bounced Chain Reaction from primetime. First, GSN put Chain Reaction on a hiatus from new episodes (which aired Thursday at 9pm and 9:30pm ET). Throughout October, GSN pulled Chain Reaction reruns from its original Thursday primetime rerun slot and Tuesday rerun slot. The reason Chain Reaction was suppose to air on Thursday nights was because GSN moved new runs of The Chase to Fridays starting November 6th.

Currently, it appears that Chain Reaction is rerunning poorly. The only slots remaining for Chain Reaction reruns are seven non-primetime slots including Thursday afternoon, Thursday latenight, Saturday afternoons and Saturday latenight. There are sixteen new episodes of Chain Reaction that remain to air.

Additionally, there has been concern over whether GSN will go forth with an official Idiotest renewal. It seems like they will due to the obvious GSN-posted casting calls, but we just do not know when it will happen. It appears those worried, including myself a little about if the recent poor ratings for Idiotest will force GSN to pull the casting call should not be worried. Idiotest is fine. GSN still likes Idiotest enough to have either new runs or reruns now occupying an hour of their primetime lineup four nights a week.

1 comment:

  1. I'm guessing the Idiotest reruns must be doing decent to get more rerun slots. Also, don't know why CR is being pulled from Fridays all together. If anything, they could have put it at 9 pm after The Chase. Those rerun numbers were pretty good for a Friday night.