ABC revises 'I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here!' airdate schedule, backs off from Thursday 8PM ET airings vs. 'Survivor: The Amazon'
By Reality TV World staff, 01/16/2003
Wow, ABC can't decide what to do... first they go to court against CBS in order to be able to air their rip-off "I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here!" series, then they go and cast folks that stretch the definition of the word "celebrity," then yesterday they announce that as part of the show's 15-nights-in-a-row "Olympics"-like airing schedule the series would air opposite CBS' "Survivor: The Amazon" during it's two Thursday airings.
Now today they have announced that they have apparently decided to back down from their previously announced Thursday 8PM showdown (along with this other little show called "Friends") and will instead air the series' two Thursday evening episodes at 10 PM ET.
"I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here!," will still air live from Australia over an unprecedented 15 consecutive nights during February 2003 and premiering Wednesday , February19th at 10PM ET.
The complete updated schedule follows below:
The schedule is as follows (all times are Eastern):
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 10:00-11:00 p.m., PREMIERE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 10:00-11:00 p.m., Night Two
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 9:00-10:00 p.m., Night Three
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 10:00-11:00 p.m., Night Four
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Night Five (**2 Hour
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 8:00-9:00 p.m. , Night Six
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 9:00-10:00 p.m., Night Seven
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 9:00-10:00 p.m., Night Eight
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 10:00-11:00 p.m., Night Nine
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 9:00-10:00 p.m., Night Ten
SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 10:00-11:00 p.m., Night Eleven
SUNDAY, MARCH 2 , 700-9:00 p.m. , Night Twelve (**2 Hour
MONDAY, MARCH 3 , 8:00-9:00 p.m., Night Thirteen
TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 9:00-10:00 p.m., Night Fourteen
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 9:00-11:00 p.m. , FINALE (**2 Hour