You just cannot, cannot have a Scandal! and a Scandal at the same time on television. And definitely not in the same timeslot and on two different TV channels - so M-Net changed the name of the American drama series Scandal to The Fixer.
Back in July I broke the news that M-Net has acquired the broadcasting rights to Scandal, the new drama series from Shonda Rhimes, the creator, writer and executive producer of Grey's Anatomy.
Only problem is, as I said, Scandal was allocated to M-Net Series, to start on 19 September, and in the timeslot of 19:30. The problem? That's when e.tv's weekday soap Scandal! is on ... at the exact same time.
Suddenly Scandal got yanked from not just the September line-up, but also from M-Net Series, and also from the timeslot. What's more is that Scandal is getting especially retitled for South Africa to The Fixer. Oh, and it's moving to the M-Net channel. And to a new timeslot.