Thursday, October 11, 2012

You can't have Scandal! and Scandal on South African television - M-Net changes Scandal to The Fixer, puts it on a new channel and timeslot.

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'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.

Scandal The Fixer with Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope who protects Washington DC's powerful elite running her own crisis management firm will now start on M-Net (DStv 101) on Tuesday 6 November at 20:30.