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Changes in Atlanta schedules: 'Rachael Ray,' 'The Young & the Restless,' 'Inside Edition'

This was posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

For those folks who still watch daytime TV in real time, there are relatively few changes on the local TV schedules this fall. Most of these changes will happen the week of September 11.

Two new group chat shows are debuting next month: "Daily Blast Live" out of Denver seen locally on the NBC affiliate WXIA-TV at 2 p.m., replacing cancelled "T.D. Jakes Show." And "Sister Circle" shot in Atlanta and featuring the likes of Rashan Ali and Quad Webb-Lunceford from "Married to Medicine" will air daily on WATL-TV at 9 a.m.

CBS46 (WGCL-TV) is bumping "Inside Edition" out of its 7 p.m. time slot to 8:30 a.m. on sister station Peachtree TV as well as again at 10 p.m. It's also moving "The Young and the Restless" from 3 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

"Atlanta Unplugged," which had been airing at 12:30 p.m. on CBS46 is being paired with  the new daily "Atlanta Eats" at 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. respectively on Peachtree TV.

"Rachael Ray Show" moves from the graveyard of 3 a..m. on WATL-TV (MyATL) to 7 a.m. on Peachtree TV, replacing repeats of "Pawn Stars."

"Crime Watch Daily" with Chris Hansen moves from Peachtree TV at 10 a.m. to the 3 p.m. slot on CBS46.  Peachtree TV will fill the 10 a.m. hour with repeats of ABC's "Last Man Standing."

Peachtree TV's changes compared to other local broadcast networks are fairly major.  Here's just a sampling of other shifts:

  • "Judge Faith" takes over for "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" at 11 a.m.
  • "King of Queens" at 4 p.m. replaces "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," moving back an hour. "The Goldbergs" debuts in syndication at 5 p.m. (Honestly, I'm not sure where "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" is landing, if anywhere, on broadcast TV. If I find out, I'll update.)
  • "The Big Bang Theory" moves from Peachtree TV at 7 p.m. to CBS46 at the same time, replaced by repeats of UPN/BET's "The Game."
  • Repeats of "Dateline" crime shows will air from 8 to 10 p.m.
  • A new game show called "Funny You Should Ask" airs at 10:30 p.m.., followed by "Seinfeld," "Rules of Engagement" and another new entry in syndicated "Mom" at midnight.

The CW69 has three weekday changes:

  • "Couples Court With the Cutlers" is a new show shot in Atlanta that debuts at 2 p.m. after "Lauren Lake's Paternity Court," also host locally.
  • It replaces "Judge Mathis," which moves to 4 p.m.
  • "Mike & Molly" gets pushed back an hour to 5 p.m., replacing "How I Met Your Mother."

WATL-TV's changes are relatively minor, with the addition of 'Killer Mysteries" at 11 p.m. and TruTV's "Impractical Jokers" at midnight. And something called "Supreme Justice With Karen" debuts at 8:30 a.m., replacing "Corrupt Crimes."

WSB-TV and Fox 5 (WAGA-TV) have no planned changes to their weekday non-prime-time lineups.



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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.