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.