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Fox Moves The Finder to Fridays


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When the new Kiefer Sutherland drama Touch got the news that it would be moving to Thursday nights after an impressive preview performance in January, you can bet most of Fox was celebrating. Everyone except the previous tenant of that cherished post-American Idol slot. The Finder was all like, "Ummm guys, what about us?"

Well, Fox has found a new home for the Bones spin-off and will form a very alliterative evening of television when The Finder moves to Fridays before Fringe. Beginning April 6, the final three episodes of The Finder will air in the 8 o'clock slot. The show will remain in its current Thursday-night slot next week, then go on hiatus until April.

Gordon Ramsay's hotel renovation reality show, Hotel Hell, was supposed to air this spring on Fridays. It will now be held until the summer.

Moving The Finder to Fridays sounds like a death sentence, but... well, there are no buts. Mediocre ratings have almost guaranteed it's not coming back. And the writing was on the door when Fox moved Bones to Mondays and split up the siblings. But creator Hart Hanson still has hope, and sent out this Tweet earlier:


That's some good old fashioned glass-half-full stuff right there, Hart.


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Please let it get signed for a season 2!!!!!
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It's like a breath of fresh air to television. It's one of the best shows with a great concept that I've ever seen. I think it's loads better than anything else on now, which in FOX's eyes means it should be cancelled... of course... This show has to make it. (I can't believe in this day and age that they still use Nelson Ratings.)

Just thinking of loosing The Finder is making me madder than tv has ever made me.

KEEP IT RUNNING.... For longer than shows that are just okay, like BONES...
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I like The Finder too! It took me a couple of episodes to get into it, I didn't like the episode that screened as part of Bones but thought I'd give the series a chance anyway and now I'm hooked!! Please don't let it get cancelled!
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I'm thoroughly enjoying the show. It has its moments, but overall it's enjoyable!
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I like the Finder, it's really gotten into a good campy groove and it's a fun show. I don't want it to be cancelled...
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KEEP. THE. FINDER.

that is all.
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Please keep Fringe for god sake! if it takes to put it with The Finder, which is actually good, well go for it.
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Dead man walking...
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HA HA man that was funny
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Fridays, the place where all good shows go to die. Well expect if your on the CW.
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i really couldn't care less I've never watch the show and I never will but how can anyone possibly refer to this crap and BONES as "siblings"? Okay so the paranoid nut job who likes to strip nailed and take a crap on dead people's toilets was in one episode of BONES and somehow that makes them related I THINK NOT!
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the show is a spinoff, so they are siblings and it is good, no, it is actually much better than most of the procedurals on tv.. it is witty, interesting, different and funny.. and apart from this: if you never wached the show and never will, how on earth could you decide if the show is a crap or not?? you obviously "think not" as often as you should, especially before writing..
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I didn't like The Finder to begin with. It just seems like there are many better shows out there. I won't be losing sleep over it.
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I don't care about The Finder, as long as this does not affect Fringe in a negative way!
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why is The Finder going on haitus and being moved when they would only have 3 episode left? unless i read wrong...
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iiick. The Finder before Fringe? Definitely not watching the 8pm hour XD But Fringe? OH HELL YES. That beautifully mindbending show HAS to survive; I'm just worried that a show so dismal as The Finder might inadvertently bring down ratings for Fringe...
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So it's looking as if Finder could wind up replacing Fringe next year.



Unfortunately, about half the best shows on TV are now winding up on Fridays. Although with Chuck over, there's no competition on at the 8pm slot.
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You always sound like the harbinger of doom in your posts.

Lighten up. Fringe is staying.
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I liked the Finder, and hate to see it split off onto Friday nights...
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The Finder is a pretty decent show so it's a bit of a bummer to see it struggle.



Maybe it might do better on Fridays. Probably not, but it might do about the same considering the other shows it was up against on Thursdays.
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Gordon Ramsay is so played out now.
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I watched the crossover episode that took place last year on Bones and I just didn't enjoy the show. As for Hanson, I never believe anything he says, so take his tweet with a grain of salt. For all we know he's already mourning the loss.
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Well that's another show doomed!
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i think they are saying in the tweet that Friday doesn't have much competition and is more likely to succeed where Thursday is a fight against so many great shows
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Bummer for The Finder. I liked it, but my life is already overloaded as it is, so one less TV show on my plate is probably a good thing.



BTW, is that tweet sarcasm? I can't tell. Would somebody please get me a sarcasm sign?
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