“CBS is rethinking its plan” to air The Amazing Race 6 on Saturday nights.

“CBS is rethinking its plan” to air The Amazing Race 6 on Saturday nights.
The delayed launch of The Amazing Race 6—it was pushed back from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, and now to an unknown date, possibly in late October or early November—was explained by CBS execs as a way to put breathing space between the two seasons. The series was scheduled to air Saturday evenings, but the delayed launch might be good news for those of us who cringe at the thought of the show being buried on Saturdays. CBS’ head of scheduling “did not disagree with the suggestion that CBS is rethinking its plan to plug the show into Saturday, which is generally the domain of movies and reruns,” according to The Washington Pos. Instead, the show “is ready to go back into the big leagues, the weekday lineup, should one of CBS’s new fall dramas falter heading into the November sweeps period.” About that possibility, executive producer Jonathan Littman says, “I’d love to be on during the week. That would be phenomenal. But, hey, we’re just happy to be on the air. … It’s fairly spectacular in this day and age in television that they’ve stuck with us. It wasn’t a smash hit. But this summer was the payoff.”

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