year, FOX decided on a year-round program
schedule with new shows debuting continuously
(including Summer, Fall and Winter). Additionally,
a number of programs (such as Alias
and 24) shared time slots in order
to run uninterrupted airings FOX’s year-round
strategy did not work as well as intended.
Additionally, ABC abandoned the shared-timeslot
concept after Desperate Housewives
(which was originally set for only half a
season) performed beyond expectations. In
2005/2006, FOX still has significant changes
starting in 1Q as a result of American
Idol (plus 24 which will once again
air uninterrupted); however, the rest of the
Networks are pretty much back to a typical
year-round schedule with minor exceptions
(such as ABC’s programming changes post-football).
Accordingly, for 2005/2006 we will not be
doing two separate season reviews, but rather
a single review (with notations where necessary
to accommodate FOX).