Just findin' things.
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:
We Finderers are DELIGHTED to have a Fri. night slot. It is a chance to find an audience that we would otherwise not have had. We'd be DEAD.— Hart Hanson (@HartHanson) March 2, 2012
That's some good old fashioned glass-half-full stuff right there, Hart.
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