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TNT Shifting "Heartland" Time Slot

  • Variety, Thursday, June 28, 2007 11:16 AM

"Heartland," a medical drama on TNT that stars Treat Williams, has been bounced out of its time slot after only two episodes. The cable net is moving the show from Monday at 10 p.m. following "The Closer" to 8 p.m., without the help of an original lead-in.Taking the 10 p.m. position as of July 23 will be "Saving Grace."

"Heartland" has been a ratings dog thus far, getting just 3 million total viewers and 800,000 viewers in 18-49, both down roughly 30% from the previous week. And critics hate it too, even though TNT had been hoping the star and lead-in would garner an audience.

About 30 original series will premiere on cable this summer, and it is likely many of them won't last. At this point, "Heartland" is unlikely to survive beyond its current 13-episode order.



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