October 13, 2011

The Sked: FOX Watching Detroit Weather Carefully

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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FOX will be staring at the weather radar in Detroit all day today.  Game 5 of the American League Championship Series (Texas going for a 4 games to 1 end of the series on the road) is set to start at 4:19 pm.  FOX simply cannot afford another delayed start, which could blow out The X Factor tonight AGAIN.

The National Weather Service forecast for Detroit calls for “showers after 4 pm…chance of rain 30 percent”.  Tonight: “Showers…chance of rain 100 percent”.

Showers shouldn’t stop the game, but if the rain intensifies it could lead to a major showdown between FOX executives and MLB brass. 

Click here for Detroit’s NWS radar.

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."