ABE SIMPSON IS THE NEW HEAD OF PROGRAMMING: How bad is it for NBC? So bad that the NBC affiliate in Cleveland opted to push the repeats of The Office and SVU and the new 1600 Penn last night and next week into late night. In its place? Reruns of Matlock films.
ETA: The reason? Allegedly, a response to the failure to include Griffith in the Oscars necrology. The ratings? Even with last week's new episodes, and beating the Scandal/Jimmy Kimmel Live! repeats on ABC-Cleveland.