Local TV stations making changes to daytime, late night schedules
Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 23, 2013
It’s that time of year again.
Each fall, our local TV stations shuffle their daytime and late night schedules, adding and subtracting talk shows, sitcoms and a host of other programs.
Those changes happen next month. So, as a public service to you, my loyal readers, here’s a rundown of what to expect.
Our MyNetworkTV affiliate has, by far, the most changes this year.
“Supreme Justice with Judge Karen,” a new court show, will air at 2:30 p.m., with “Cops Reloaded,” repackaged episodes of “Cops,” running at 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
“Friends” takes over the 5 p.m. time slot, followed by “Community” at 5:30 p.m.
At 9 p.m., following primetime programming, “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” is taking the place of “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.”
A second episode of “Community” will settle in at 10:30 p.m.
“King of Queens” will be shown at 11:30 p.m., then “King of the Hill” at midnight.
“Sanctuary” runs at 5 p.m. Saturday, with “Republic of Doyle” and “Rescue 3” airing back to back at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Look for “White Collar” at 9 p.m. Sunday.
Queen Latifah’s much-anticipated talk show takes over the 4 p.m. time slot, while “Modern Family” is set to air at noon and 6:30 p.m. weekdays.
Weekends, look for “Modern Family” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 11:05 p.m. Sunday. “Glee” will be shown at 1:35 a.m. Saturday and 11:35 p.m. Sunday.
A host of changes are coming soon to Austin’s CW affiliate, including the addition of a two-hour local newscast produced by sister station KXAN that will air weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
“Paternity Court,” a show where — you guessed it — paternity tests are conducted, takes over the 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. time slots.
Later in the day, back-to-back episodes of “The Middle” are scheduled at 5 p.m., bumping “Friends” to 9:30 p.m. Late-night host Arsenio Hall’s new show follows at 10 p.m., with “The Office” shifting to 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Sundays, “The Middle” takes over at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., while an encore episode of Hall’s show airs at 10 p.m.
Former “Real Housewives” star Bethenny Frankel gets her own talk show this fall, which Fox 7 will show at 11 a.m. weekdays.
Frankel’s chatfest displaces “The Wendy Williams Show,” which will settle into its new home at 10 a.m., replacing a rerun of “Dr. Oz” that will move to 3 a.m.
“TMZ Live,” an extension of the popular “TMZ” celebrity gossip franchise, bows at 2 p.m., taking over for “Judge Joe Brown,” which is no longer being syndicated.
Late nights, “TMZ” and “Dish Nation” are trading time slots, with “Dish Nation” set to air at 11:30 p.m. and “TMZ” at midnight.
“Judge Alex” replaces “King of the Hill” at 1 a.m., followed by “Divorce Court” at 1:30 a.m.
Austin’s ABC affiliate isn’t making any changes to its weekday lineup.
There are, however, a few additions on weekends. “What America Thinks with Scott Rassmusen,” a program that gauges public opinion on current events, will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Later Saturday, “In Depth with Graham Bensinger,” a sports interview show, is slated for 10:35 p.m.
Sundays, expect to see “On the Red Carpet,” a celebrity news program, at 11:05 p.m., following KVUE’s hour-long local newscast. At 12:35 a.m., “White Collar” will take root.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it … so KXAN isn’t altering its weekday or weekend schedules.
Keep up with all the changes on our local stations by checking the TV listings in our Life & Arts section each day, or online at austin360.com/tvlistings.