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#1 OFFLINE   yosoyellobo

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:51 PM

The Mentalist was suppose to show Fire And Brimstone and the program info show Fire And Brimstone but they show a rerun instead. Bummer.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:24 AM

That is disappointing. It is summed up in the headline of this article ‘The Mentalist’ season 6: New episode ‘Fire and Brimstone’ not airing tonight on CBS due to NFL which explains:

 

Sad news for those of you who were eager to check out the new episode of “The Mentalist” Sunday night entitled “Fire and Brimstone”: Thanks to the beast known as NFL football, which continues to be prioritized over everything thanks to a billion or so people watching it, CBS decided that they would rather hold off airing an important hour of television since it would be starting so late.

 

The network confirmed tonight that the episode will be preempted, and a repeat will be airing in its place starting at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time. This means that had the show aired a new episode tonight, it would have been close to midnight before it was over. We do understand why the network made this decision, since they want the show to get ratings on the East Coast and the Central time zones rather than just having everyone go to bed. Will this annoy a huge percentage of the fan base? Sure, but at least the network is concerned about trying to get people to watch the show.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:20 AM

From the first moment when they came to Rigsby's door, I kept saying to myself that this was a rerun.  But I kept checking the info and it showed a new episode.  My next thought was to come here to the TV Talk forum, and.... sure enough.... you guys were there for me!


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:29 AM

Which means that many recorders won't pick up this episode when it airs next week, since it's been flagged as having been recorded. Be sure to double check when the guides are updated. 



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:03 AM

Which means that many recorders won't pick up this episode when it airs next week, since it's been flagged as having been recorded. Be sure to double check when the guides are updated. 

Don't worry there will be football next weekend also so DVR recording on Sunday will still be screwed up.  CBS really does need to worry about the ratings the only thing worse for viewers would be changing the day of the week The Mentalist appears on.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:38 AM

From the first moment when they came to Rigsby's door, I kept saying to myself that this was a rerun. But I kept checking the info and it showed a new episode. My next thought was to come here to the TV Talk forum, and.... sure enough.... you guys were there for me!

I was venting more then anything. The good news is that this thread been view by over 2600 people which is good for The Mentalist.



Ps 3032 views record for any of my post.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:49 AM

Don't worry there will be football next weekend also so DVR recording on Sunday will still be screwed up.  CBS really does need to worry about the ratings the only thing worse for viewers would be changing the day of the week The Mentalist appears on.

Next weekend isn't a CBS double header, so times should be normal. Only the Houston DMA might be affected.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:20 AM

Next weekend isn't a CBS double header, so times should be normal. Only the Houston DMA might be affected.

I don't know about that - in New Orleans, we're getting a CBS double header with Denver/San Diego as the late game.

Actually, per http://506sports.com/nfl/ CBS has a doubleheader next week also.

So, who knows when the next episode will air, because you don't see many of the late games ending as scheduled even with CBS's 30-minute offset scheduling.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:08 AM

I don't know about that - in New Orleans, we're getting a CBS double header with Denver/San Diego as the late game.

Actually, per http://506sports.com/nfl/ CBS has a doubleheader next week also.

So, who knows when the next episode will air, because you don't see many of the late games ending as scheduled even with CBS's 30-minute offset scheduling.

Well shoot, you're right. I assumed they were back to alternating weeks since the 2nd and 3rd weeks.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:57 PM

They need to schedule other things when they runs double header. It's not like thy don't run tons if repeats in march so just runs couple now or even better other programming. Also they could reshow the program on Saturday or something and make sure it has slightly different guide data so it gets recorded! They are all now admiring DVR use age within 30 days is huge so play to it!!!

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:35 PM

I thought I had seen that one before.

I have mine set up with 1 1/2 hr buffer at the end because of how many times in the past that CBS will push that show for a game.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:43 PM

A possible solution would be to move "The Good Wife" to another day and schedule "preemptable" reruns of half hour comedies at 7 pm. which is what Fox does. It's really stupid to pretend the football problem doesn't exist.

 

In the general scheme of things, another possible solution would be to allow the local affiliates to preempt "60 Minutes" but only if they shift it to Monday at 7 pm and run a nice scroll announcing the shift at the bottom of the screen every so often during the football game beginning at 6:45 pm.

 

The issue, of course, is that CBS Sports and CBS News are different divisions of CBS and the poor slobs responsible for developing other programming which is the bread and butter of the network get pushed aside.


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:09 AM

Heads up Brimstone and Fire next Sunday needs to be set to record.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 04:04 PM

Heads up Brimstone and Fire next Sunday needs to be set to record.

Shows in my dish guide as NEW and my dvr has it set to record, as it should.



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:24 PM

My 722 DVR has it listed as "The Great Red Dragon" Episode 128. Maybe Dish has not received the updated guide info or maybe my DVR has old info. Either way it is set to record.....



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:01 AM

Problem is "The Great Red Dragon" was originally scheduled for November 10. The Zap-2-It Guide which is a TMS (Tribune Media Services) guide shows "Brimstone and Fire" so sooner or later the Dish guide will catch up. I'm going to double-check Friday and again Sunday.


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Posted 06 November 2013 - 08:03 PM

This is good to know. I don't really care that they ran a rerun; after all, the script order had probably not changed from the standard 22, and I watch the show on playback anyway (and am 10 eps behind).

 

But it does have an effect. What this means is that we should delete the rerun (now that we know it is a rerun) and if we really want to get this ep, we should change our SLs to "both", just so when it comes around for real it is not considered a repeat, or won't record because we already have something sitting on the HDD under that title preventing the real first airing from recording.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 03:50 AM

I'm guessing that since my alternate source had the new episode, I'll see nothing this coming weekend.  I kinda wish I didn't see it *at the time I did* because..

 

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 03:44 PM

Posted 05 November 2013 - 04:04 PM

My 722 had it correct on Nov 5th. Are yalls dish boxes still incorrect?



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 04:32 PM

I'm guessing that since my alternate source had the new episode, I'll see nothing this coming weekend.  I kinda wish I didn't see it *at the time I did* because..
 

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This spoiler is driving me crazy. Guess I have to wait for Sunday.




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