More local news on WXIN (Channel 59), syndicated airings of The Office and My Name is Earl, an updated version of the game show Let's Make a Deal (with host Wayne Brady) and the first new show in WTHR (Channel 13)'s daytime lineup in years (The Dr. Oz Show) are just some of the changes you may notice on your TV in the next few weeks.
At this time of year, everyone talks about the new prime-time shows. But prime time is three hours, which leaves 21 other hours to program. And this year, changes in daytime and late-night syndicated programming abound.
Here's a rundown (start dates in parentheses).
WTTV (Channel 4) revamps its weekday lineup, though it's still dominated by court shows. New to Channel 4 are: America's Funniest Home Videos (7 a.m. beginning Sept. 14); Street Court (8:30 and 11 a.m., Sept. 21); Judge Joe Brown, which moves over from WRTV (Channel 6) and will air at noon and 12:30 p.m. (Sept. 14); Tyra at 3 and 4 p.m. (began Sept. 7); and My Name is Earl at 6 and 6:30 p.m. (Sept. 21). Everybody Loves Raymond moves to 5 and 5:30 p.m. (Sept. 21), Seinfeld is at 10 (Sept. 21) as well as 10:30 p.m. and Friends is now on at midnight (Sept. 21) and 12:30 a.m. (Sept. 14).
Weekend changes include repeats of Bones at 6 p.m. Saturdays (Oct. 3) and 7 p.m. Sundays (Oct. 4) and the introduction of Smash Cuts, a collection of viral videos, at 5 and 5:30 p.m. Sundays beginning Sept. 27.
WRTV (Channel 6) replaces Judge Joe Brown at 12:30 p.m. with a repeat of The Insider (Sept. 14). And if you missed the 11 p.m. news, it'll be rerun after Jimmy Kimmel Live (Sept. 15) in The Insider's old 1:05 a.m. timeslot. Reruns of Grey's Anatomy will air on weekends at various times on Saturday and Sunday afternoons beginning in late September.
WISH (Channel 8) moves Martha to 9 a.m. and switches Rachael Ray to 3 p.m. (Sept. 21). Also that day, and through Oct. 2, The Price is Right will air at both 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Beginning Oct. 5, Let's Make a Deal will take over the 10 a.m. slot.
WTHR (Channel 13) puts The Dr. Oz Show in the 2 p.m. slot previously held by Montel Williams (Sept. 14). Oprah's latest self-help guru will talk about physical and mental health issues.
WNDY (Channel 23) adds Judge Hatchett (11 a.m.), Scrubs (6 p.m.) and Everybody Hates Chris (2 a.m.) beginning Sept. 21. It also gives new timeslots to Judge Alex (10 a.m), Deal or No Deal (3:30 p.m.), Wendy Williams (4 p.m.), According to Jim (5 p.m.), That '70s Show (5:30 p.m.), Access Hollywood (6:30 p.m.), Law & Order: SVU (7 p.m.), King of Queens (11 p.m.), George Lopez (11:30 p.m.), Bernie Mac (12:30 a.m.), South Park (1 a.m.) and Frasier (1:30 a.m.).
WXIN (Channel 59) begins the morning news a half-hour earlier — at 4:30 a.m. — starting Sept. 21 and also introduces a 4 p.m. newscast that day called First at Four. Also, Judge Jeanine Pirro is new at 3 p.m. and in reruns at 10 a.m. (began Sept. 7); The Steve Wilkos Show moved to 1 p.m. (began Sept. 7); the syndicated Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader bows at 5 p.m. (Sept. 21); The Office takes over the 7:30 and 11 p.m. slots (Sept. 21), and Star Trek: The Next Generation will air at 1 a.m. (Sept. 14).
Notable changes for the weekend include back-to-back episodes of The Office at 7 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, the introduction of Indy Sports Nation (which debuted Sept. 5) at 10:30 p.m. Saturdays and Wanda Sykes' talk show at 11 p.m. Saturdays beginning sometime in the fall. Repeats of The Deadliest Catch will air at 1 a.m. Mondays (Sept. 27).