March 2, 2012

THE SKED: Seek “The Finder”

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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FOX’s decision to move TOUCH to Thursdays and BONES to Mondays left THE FINDER as the odd show out, and today that other shoe fell:  Finder will run its remaining episodes (essentially burning them off) on Fridays at 8PM, starting April 6.  This pushes the unscripted HOTEL HELL to summer.

This may not be great news for FRINGE, because Finder‘s lead-in is likely to be fairly anemic–the show has been in the low 2s even with an AMERICAN IDOL lead-in, and can be expected to decline when asked to open low-rated Fridays.  On the other hand, one could make the argument that the scripted Finder provides a more compatible lead-in to to Fringe than KITCHEN NIGHTMARES.  (One could also make the argument that with Fringe‘s numbers, its lead-in is the least of its problems.)

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."