'Enterprise' To Change Time SlotsBy Michelle
January 27, 2004 - 7:46 PM
Star Trek: Enterprise will move out of competition with the WB's Smallville, shifting to the 9 p.m. Wednesday hour to take over the slot vacated when Jake 2.0 was cancelled earlier this year.
Zap2It reports that UPN will bring back The Mullets - presumed to be near to cancellation after it went on hiatus in October - airing new episodes at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, with the new computer-animated series Game Over leading in at 8 p.m.
Game Over will debut and The Mullets will return March 10th, though UPN has not yet announced whether Star Trek: Enterprise will shift time slots on the same night or will be moved earlier. The 9 p.m. hour is currently occupied by reruns of the surprise reality hit America's Next Top Model.
Enterprise will thus reclaim Star Trek: Voyager's old time slot, competing against NBC's Emmy-winning The West Wing, whose ratings have dropped significantly over the past few seasons.
It will also compete with the WB's Buffy The Vampire Slayer spinoff Angel, which usually brings in lower ratings than Smallville does in the hour before, and with Fox's moderately successful evening soap The O.C..
The news comes after several months of rumours from The Programming Insider and others that UPN would move the Star Trek prequel out of competition with the young Superman series.
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