I don’t have a TV Box* so nothing is appointment TV for me except sports that I’ll go to a bar for or watch on ESPN3 or MLB’s website. I’ll watch a few shows on the Internet later on, or see clips that make it onto some website, especially what Darryl plays in the Multimedia Extravaganza. And while that’s the far end, a lot of people have TiVo or watch their TV on the Internet in some way. So the schedule is less important than it was even a decade ago, not just for me but for all sorts of people.
So maybe Fox News’s shakeup is less important than it once would have been. But the fact of the matter is it’s coming:
The media world was abuzz last week as Matt Drudge reported a rare prime-time shakeup at Fox News: Rising star Megyn Kelly is moving to 9 p.m., bumping the current inhabitant of that hour, the “Great American” Sean Hannity, to parts unknown.
The domino effect has not yet been revealed, with speculation that Kelly’s move might produce other changes, including hard news star and 7 p.m. anchor Shepard Smith potentially shifting roles, and 10 p.m. host Greta Van Susteren moving hours.
Maybe it doesn’t matter at what point in the day assholes are saying asshole things. Maybe being given time to say nonsense on the TV is important enough, and the rest are just details. Still, the fact that the top brass at Fox News thinks this is something maybe means it’s something, so they’re doing their shakeup.
* Today is brought to you by boring facts about Carl Ballard, I guess.