Here's the second of three Schedule Five-Spots this week, looking at all of NBC's midseason moves. I looked at ABC's midseason earlier.
should've happened at the upfront. Even at its current below-2.0 level, Up All Night is arguably overachieving on Wednesday, and it's certainly Truly stronger than a Whitney getting similar demos in a much easier timeslot. Meanwhile, newbie Are You There, Chelsea? joins Whitney on Wednesday.
about Truly equal, so I wouldn't expect huge improvement from Rock in the brutal timeslot (although Community has been a lot weaker this year, so it's possible). And Community will eventually be back.
As Deadline notes, this is certainly the most generous scheduling yet for a low-cost acquired drama; those are usually Friday or summer options. This comes while high-profile but behind-the-scenes-challenged new drama Awake remains without a timeslot.
The Five-Spots are my recaps of what aired, what got renewed/cancelled and what rated well or poorly last week in TV. For more Five-Spots, see the Index.