Springfield is recovering from the storm........ Downtown: The place is a mess. David Grant walks around. He can barley recognize the place. Suddenly a car pulls up. Buzz and Lucy come running out. Lucy comes running over to him, "Where is she?" Buzz is worried, "David! They said Harley and Gus were downtown looking for Susan. Where are they?" David sighs, "Over there." He points to the collapsed building across the street. Buzz falls to the ground, "NO!" Lucy holds him, "Daddy. Don't wor
The storm continues on in Springfield.... Old Building: Harley, Gus, and Alan stand around Natalia. She screams, "The baby is coming now!" Harley looks around, "There is no way out of this place. The door is blocked. We won't be able to leave!" Gus shakes his head, "We can't stay here. This place isn't sturdy. It is all falling a part." Alan is in shock, "There is a storm outside! Even if we leave we'll have to try and battle the snow!" Natalia cries, "I can't get up! It hurts so much!" Al
It's a stormy night in Springfield......... Harley's House: Harley is in her kitchen. It's feels like it's been ages since she cooked. The kids are all at Gus's. There is a knock at the door. Harley answers. She is surprised when Gus walks in, "Hey we got to talk." She turns to him, "Where are the children?" He looks around, "I got your father to come over and watch them. We need to go now." She is confused, "There is a huge snow storm coming. Why would you want to go out?" He sighs, "I
Halloween continues in Springfield....... Harley's House: Blake looks at Harley, "Gus and Natalia are over. That means now you and Gus can get back together." Harley shakes her head, "No. I don't thinks so. I mean so much has changed. I've changed." Blake looks at her, "What aren't you telling me? Gus is the love of your life! You belong together." Harley stands up, "It's not that simple. I mean things went so wrong last time. To try and make it work again would be insane and frankly it wo
It's Halloween in Springfield......... Company: Natalia is leaving Cedars. She had to have a quick appointment and is meeting Olivia across the street. Natalia sits on the bench and waits. She is worried people might see her still. She turns and sees Gus and Alan inside. Alan isn't in a costume, "I hate Halloween. I'll never understand why so many people enjoy this holiday." Gus is dressed as a vampire, "Listen Dad. Some people actually enjoy having fun. Believe it or not." Alan shakes hi
All the drama is in Springfield......... Gardens: Liz stares at the picture, "Oh my God! Jonathan and Sarah are alive Reva! Where is my baby?" Reva shakes her head, "I'm so sorry Lizzie. I really am sorry. I wanted to tell you." Josh walks Reva away, "What is going on? Why are they asking you these questions?" Reva cries, "I'm so sorry Joshua. I promised Jonathan I wouldn't tell anyone. I'm so sorry. Jonathan and Sarah are a alive. They didn't die in that car crash." Josh is in shock, "
A lot is happening this fall!
Paul Anthony Stewart amd Bethany Joy Galeotti exit. No news on whether either role will be recast.
Paul Fitzgerald exits as Dr. Colin McCabe. A storyine dictated decision that will make sense in a few months.
Tom Pelphrey and Stephanie Gastchet return. Along with Peyton List joining the cast. TP and PL come on as Aubrey and Jonathan. SG is playing Tammy's Ghost but rumors that eventually she could be playing a very much alive Tammy.
Everything happens in Springfield............ Gardens: Reva and Josh are dressed up. They decided to have a quick wedding with only the closest friends. Reva is sitting with Marah, "Today is a big day for your father and I you know?" Marah nods, "I can't believe how fast everything is moving. A few weeks ago you weren't even together." Reva grins, "Well in a way we were always together. I mean we never stopped loving each other." Marah looks around, "Well I'm sure it's no surprise that J
We've heard the secrets..... We've read the romance..... We've speculated...... But on October 20 2008...... The 100th episode of FTL will change everything!!!!!! And these people will have life changing moments! This town is just not going to be the same after this!!!!! Episode 100 You think you know Springfield...... just wait.
Everyone has shocking news in Springfield....... Police Station: Shayne and Rocky are sitting out in the hall. Rocky is about to go to Mallet to begin pressing charges against Kevin for the attack. Shayne holds him, "I know this is going to be difficult. But I know you can do this okay?" Rocky nods, "Yeah. I know it's just.... I keep wondering how much longer this has to go on. I mean this is gonna go to court. It's gonna get dragged out forever. I mean maybe I should..." Kevin Marler is
Everyone has secrets in Springfield...... Spaulding Enterprises: Beth and Phillip are walking through the halls. Beth looks at the pictures of all of the CEO's of Spaulding Enterprises. She stares at Cassie's, "Never will I ever understand how she could have managed to take everything from this family." Phillip sighs, "Well I guess sometimes it feels like maybe we deserve it after all of the harm we've caused." Beth turns to him, "I'm gonna pretend I didn't hear you say that Phillip. Bec
Romance fills Springfield........... Reva Bend: Reva and Josh are kissing on the couch. Josh runs his hands through her her hair. She has her hand on his chest. She can feel his heart pounding as if it were trying to tell her something. She pulls away and looks at him, "Joshua? I.... I don't know if this is such a good idea." He holds her close, "Reva. I love you. You love me. We've been playing this game for our whole lives. Let's just give in and be together. You know that's what you wan
Many plans are being made in Springfield......... O'Neill and Boudreau Law Office: Jeffrey is walking around his office. Mallet walks in, "Hey Jeffrey." Jeffrey turns to him, "Oh your here." Mallet shuts the door, "So you have some news on the case that I gave you about Dinah?" Jeffrey nods, "Mallet I need to tell you that this could get very complicated if I keep digging." Mallet shake his head, "I told you O'Neill! This is serious. Dinah and I are trying to start a family and I need to
All kinds of shocks and surprises in Springfield............ Bauer Cabin: Alexandra is waiting inside. Edmund walks in, "Hello." She gets up, "Finally! You tell me to meet you here and then you make me wait? What happened to manners?" He sighs, "This is the only place we could be private." She nods, "Well I had to sneak the keys from Ed." Edmund walks around, "We need to talk business Alexandra. Spaulding Business to be exact." She grins, "What? Does Cassie know your here?" He shakes his he
Many confrontations in Springfield....... Spaulding Mansion: Edmund is sitting in the dining room. Cassandra walks in, "Hello. I have some big news." Edmund looks up, "Well I'm intrigued." She sits, "I own the Cross Creek Cabin!" Edmund laughs, "Oh my God! What about Olivia?" She nods, "Well I got word that Olivia Spencer is an alcholic." He grins, "Of course she is. Now we go after the Lewises. I can't wait to see there faces when they find out we have control of their precious cabin." Ca
An emotional day in Springfield............. Day Care: Lis stares in shock. The little girl is laughing. The other kids keep calling to the little girl, "Sarah! Your it!" Liz is complete shock. The little girl even looks like her Sarah. The children all run inside. Liz stands at the gate, "Wait! Wait!" One of the women in charge walks over, "Can I help you miss?" Liz nods, "That little girl! Sarah! She's.... where are her parents?" The lady sighs, "There are three Sarah's here sweetheart.
Interesting conversations in Springfield........ Garden: Danny and Marina are walking. Danny turns to her, "It's beautiful isn't it?" She nods, "Oh yes! I love it!" He smiles, "I thought you might. Maybe next time we can go for walk with the kids?" She sighs, "I don't think they'd like that." He stops, "What do you mean? They love outdoors." She looks down, "They love the outdoors. And they love you Danny. But they do not love me. Honestly, they hate me." He shakes his head, "No. They don
A day full of emotions in Springfield.......... Mental Facility: Reva and Josh look around. Dr. Tyler walks over, "I've read about you two." Josh is confused, "Read where?" The Doctor explains, "I looked through Annie's file. It didn't mention your names but she told me a lot you two." Reva looks around, "You said you don't know where Annie is?" He sighs, "No. I haven't been here in a few weeks. I had to go out of town. And Mr. Spaulding had been financing for a while but he hasn't latley.
It's all about relationships in Springfield......... Farm: Liz is covering her eyes. Colin smiles, "Just a few more steps." She laughs, "Can I open?" He nods, "Now!" She opens her eyes, "Um. It's a construction crew. What are they building?" He smiles, "A house." She looks around, "Wait... this is Cassie's farm." He shakes her head, "Cassie's old farm. Now it's mine." She turns to him, "Yours?" He laughs, "I mean ours." She is surprised, "Ours? Your building a house?" He nods, "Yes. I know
Very shocking day in Springfield....... Reva Bend: Reva stares out the window. Josh looks at Reva in shock, "You think Annie could be behind this whole thing?" She nods, "Yes. I don't know why. But it makes sense." Josh shakes his head, "Okay but what about Cassie? Why would Annie be going after her?" Reva sighs, "I don't know. But she did take everything from Alan. And that could affect Annie." Josh sits down, "I really thought she was out of our lives for good." Reva nods, "So did I Josh
An upsetting day in Springfield...... Cedars: Rocky is sitting in his bed. He's waiting to be released. Shayne kisses him, "Is there anything I can get you?" Rocky shakes his head, "No. I'm fine. But if you could find the doctor..." Shayne nods, "I'm on it!" Shayne goes down the hall. Lucy smiles at her little brother, "So they are letting you go home today?" He nods, "Yes. I just need to get the final 'OK' from the doctor." Buzz smiles, "Oh Lucy did you tell your brother the news?" Rocky
Lots of information shared in Springfield......... Cedars: Marina is outside Rocky's room with Buzz. She hugs him, "Oh Grandpa. Who would do something like this?" Buzz sighs, "Some narrow minded, sick, bastard. But let me tell you something.... if I find this guy before you cops do.... I'll kill him." Marina nods, "Well don't worry. We'll find the guy and he'll be brought to justice. At least we know Rocky is going to be okay." Inside the room Shayne sits and Rocky's bed side. Shayne tal
Many surprises in Springfield......... Carriage House: Blake is moving into the house. Her boys are helping her. Blake looks around, "Wow. It's weird how it feels the same as the last time we were here." Kevin nods, "Are you sure your gonna be okay here? I mean just you and Clarissa?" She nods, "Yeah. I'll be alright." Jason sighs, "Why isn't Remy moving in? Did you guys fight about something?" Blake shakes her head, "We just thought it was time to take a break. You know things have been
Here's what to expect this fall!!!!!! Expect new romances, returning characters, and huge secrets just waiting to be reveaeld! Harley/Cyrus/Guillespie/Susan: Harley and Cyrus chase the two all over. Susan and Guillespie make some really bad decisions that might make things even worse. Is that possible? Someone Susan loves might pay for her actions. Lizzie/Colin: Colin can't stand his betrayl. It begins to eat away at him. Eventually it takes it's toll on the relationship. Rumor is that L
So many questions in Springfield........... Beacon: Remy stares at Blake in shock, "What? What do you mean?" Blake cries, "I knew Remy. I knew that Ross was alive." He is in shock, "You've known all along?" She shakes her head, "No. Ross was in trouble people were coming after him and they were gonna target me and the kids. So.... his death was faked. Along with his assitant who was in danger as well." Remy sits down, "How long have you known?" She sighs, "Last year. When Dinah was shot. Ro
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My next contribution is Dear John on NBC.
In the 1998/89 season it took Night Court's 9.30 pm Thurs slot following Cheers. Cheers was # 4 and Dear John a respectable #11.
In it's 2nd season it kept the 9.30 pm slot till mid season when it was replaced by Grand. I believe NBC was under pressure from Carsey/Werner productions to place their new show in that plum slot (they supplied Cosby and A Different World)
Dear John got moved to Wed 9.30 following Night Court. It finished #17 for the season but that average was bumped up from the Thurs showings.
In 90/91 it retained the 9.30pm Wed slot but now followed a new show Fanelli Boys.
Wed 9-10 Wk 1 1990/91 season
ABC Doogie Howser #8
CBS Jake and the Fatman # 25
NBC fanelli Boys #42/Dear John # 52
Fanelli flopped and NBC moved Dear John to 9pm. By Jan 1990 Night Court was back to 9pm and Dear John was back to 9.30 before being shunted to 10.30 Saturday. It's overall ranking was #50
For it's final season it was given the 9pm Fri timeslot but was moved to 9.30 . It ranked #77.
So it only worked with a strong lead in - timeslot hit.
1978/79 Mini Series Ratings
1. Roots Next Generation ABC 30.1/45
2. Pearl ABC 28.6/45
3. Roots (R) ABC 25.4/42
4. Backstairs at the White House NBC 25.0/37
5. Ike ABC 24.7/40
6. Little Women NBC 22.6/34
7. The Word CBS 21.2/33
8. Jesus of Nazareth (R) NBC 21.2/33
9. The Chisolms CBS 21.1/35
10. Blind Ambition CBS 20.5/34
11. The Best Place to Be NBC 20.2/34
12. A Woman Called Moses NBC 19.9/32
13. Centennial NBC 19.5/30
14. From Here to Eternity NBC 18.9/30
15. Mr Horn CBS 18.5/29
16. The Sacketts NBC 17.5/30
17. Greatest Heroes of the Bible NBC 17.4/28
18. The Critical List NBC 17.0/27
19. The Pirate CBS 15.4/25
20. Moses the Lawgiver CBS (R) 15.4/30
21. Women in White NBC 14.0/23
22. Studs Lonegan NBC 14.0/23
23. A Man Called Intrepid NBC 12.5/21
24. Hanging by a Thread NBC 12.4/21
25. The Innocent and The Damned (rpt) NBC 12.4/23
26. The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (R) NBC 10.3/18
27. Wheels NBC (R) 10.0/18
NBC showing the most mini series for the least return.
The Innocent and The Damned was a new title for Aspen. Maybe they thought people would be fooled into watching a rerun.
The Wheels rerun was truncated due to dreadful ratings. Originally all 5 episodes were going to be shown, but after dire ratings for ep 1 and 2, they showed a summary of eps 3&4 before playing the final episode.
Bit hard to play that when Paul has been gone for years, but yes beforehand their connection was downplayed.
With Paul isolated because of LLB's absence they could have easily played up a lonely Paul leaning on Lauren.
Write in some issues that would cause friction b/w Lauren and Micheal and bingo! Paul and Lauren could be tempted.
Yes that relationship should have remained stronger over the years.
To my way of thinking a show can only be classified as a timeslot hit if it is moved out of a timeslot it is rating well in, and doesn't perform as expected/hoped for in the new timeslot.
That discounts a lot of shows that get moved at the end of their lifespan. I would put Hotel in that category along with other examples like Falcon Crest and Trapper John, which after several successful seasons were falling in the ratings and basically moved elsewhere to finish their runs.
Had Hotel been moved in Season 3 and bombed then its status as a timeslot hit would be proven.
Looking forward to your response!