Well, here is some good news and bad news if you have been watching Fox’s “Red Band Society” from the beginning. The good news is that the final three episodes of the season (and most likely the series) are going to air in the relatively near future. The bad news? They are being given the kiss of death on Saturday nights. Fridays have almost become a new haven for shows, and is not necessarily the TV graveyard it used to be; unless you are “Hell on Wheels” or something airing on Starz, Saturdays are still a place you don’t want to end up.
The news about the show’s shift was confirmed on Twitter by cast member Nolan Sotillo, who at least wanted his audience to know what is going on.
“Red Band Society” is a show that improved mightily from its pilot, and we applaud the writers and producers for the chance here to tell a very different sort of story than what you typically have on TV. Unfortunately, it was mostly a victim of being probably too different, and then also airing at an extremely competitive timeslot on a network in transition. Fox is still trying to sort itself out; while “Empire” looks like a major hit for them at the moment, remember that we are only an episode into the game. Things can and do change very quickly in the world of TV.
Hopefully, the team on this show will at least manage to craft a worthy finale that looks back and reflects upon everything that has transpired so far.
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