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Dear WB4:
It might be a thought, just for customer service purposes, to provide "Where's My WB" information that is up to date for, oh, THE DAY ONE IS LOOKING AT IT.

I really don't have words to describe my complete lack-of-impressedness with the continued pre-emption of primetime programming for college and Pacers basketball, but I've grown painfully used to the fact that local sports take precedence over... pardon the sarcasm -- my mood is less than pleasant -- acting like a real network. But the sight of the WB4 homepage with "Smallville! 8, 7 central! Angel! 9, 8 central!" right next to "College Basketball! 8 pm!" right next to "Primetime shows may be pre-empted by Pacers basketball; click here to find out when they will be shown" leading to a page that only goes up to February 28th? The professionalism never ceases to astound me. I'm almost happy that Angel has been cancelled [from your network], if only because I won't have to face the annual frustration of having to guess whether I'll get to see (and discuss) my favorite program with fellow viewers online as it broadcasts, or whether I'll have to wait 3 hours to 3 days to do so.
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Yes, I sent it.

Yes, I have no [censored]-ing idea when I'll get to see tonight's Angel ep.

ETA: Ah. Saturday. Mind you I only know this by having checked Saturday's schedule based on previous experience. So, they know far enough ahead to list the pre-empted shows on Saturday's schedule, but they're still showing them on the main page as "Here's the promo. But they mght be pre-empted" and they haven't actually updated the "So where's my pre-empted show now" page. Classy, and organized.

gillards_girl

2004-03-03 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

That SUCKS!!! I am so glad that I have another option. Some days it pays to live in BFE where we get stations from more than one major city. :D

mpoetess

2004-03-04 05:47 am (UTC) (Link)

[glare]

Ah well, I get Pacers basketball.

Oh wait, I don't *like* Pacers basketball.

[glare]

;-)

gillards_girl

2004-03-04 10:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Yeah, I don't like Pacers basketball either... so I watched Angel on WBFW.
[hides from glare]

elke_tanzer

2004-03-03 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}

Usually lexcorp_hope posts updated information about pre-emptions in what I think is your local area. This time, she called the station to confirm the time, actually.

mpoetess

2004-03-03 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yup, it is. I hopped over there to commiserate!

ivyincubus

2004-03-03 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Don't they know they're supposed to run it right after the game, instead of running reruns of Cops? Again? For two hours? That's what UPN used to do. But, maybe the WB can't make that logical leap.

mpoetess

2004-03-03 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ah, no, in my particularly blessed area, we get (tonight) college basketball (+ postgame) from 7 to 10:30, then half an hour of Everybody Loves Raymond, then Pacers basketball (NBA, Indiana team) from 10:30 til crackthefuckofdawn. Double whammy.

journalkitten

2004-03-03 05:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Wow. It's almost like a job run by *my* company! ;-)

mpoetess

2004-03-04 05:42 am (UTC) (Link)

Heh. Or mine. Seeing as mine is Da Guvmint.

nakedwesley

2004-03-03 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

What I love (love as in hate with a firey passion, as I do all WB executives, who suck and should have red hot pokers shoved up their arses...er, not that I'm bitter.) is when the network runs 'next on an all new Angel' promos up until 8:59, then *bloop* basketball.

We get the ep Saturday night here too. Luckily I actually knew a week in advance this was happening for once and had a friend come over and start the download for me. I heart my cable modem.

I sympathize in the worst way. (((hugs)))


mpoetess

2004-03-04 05:41 am (UTC) (Link)

At least my WB affiliate has been pretty good about not doing the false advertising thing on the air, though their website obviously sucks. They've been, up til last night, pretty good this season about showing Smallville and Angel on the same night, after the game, instead of pre-empting til Saturday, too.


lumenara

2004-03-03 11:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

Can you download it from buffy.nu? Can you get it if I file-transfer it to you through AIM?

mpoetess

2004-03-04 05:38 am (UTC) (Link)

I can download from buffy.nu or kazaa, but I'm on dialup; any of those methods would take days, and my conenction would cut out long before any IM file transfer could succeed.

But I am currently covered, thanks to the kindness of someone who has it uploaded to their server. ;-)