Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is coming back for its second season in the Fall. The series was thought to be in danger of cancellation, but FOX recently made the announcement that the series will be returning for its second season – unfortunately, not a whole lot of people watched the first season. If you were one of those people, who foolishly shunned Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles the first time around, do not fret. You don’t have to wait for the DVD or illegally download a large torrent file; FOX is going to re-air the first season at the end of the summer. In addition, FOX announced much of its summer schedule, and it gives a hint at what the FOX Fall schedule may look like.
Starting Monday, August 11, FOX will begin airing reruns of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles at 8pm, followed by reruns of Prison Break at 9. Since baseball typically pushes FOX’s season premieres into October, I think it’s safe to assume that Terminator will have enough time to air all nine first season episodes. FOX has yet to announce their Fall schedule (upfronts are coming in a couple of weeks), but this summer schedule is also very telling.
Although nothing is set in stone, this summer schedule will likely carry over to the Fall season. Terminator inhabited the Monday time slot during its first season run, and it looks like FOX is putting it back on the same night. FOX will work its quirky schedule throughout the entire 2008-2009 season: Prison Break will probably run in uninterrupted spurts in the Monday slot, while Terminator will run like a normal show, with reruns coming intermittently. Then, come January, Terminator will run opposite 24 once Prison Break goes on hiatus. This is all good news for Terminator, whose ratings should increase opposite two high-profile shows.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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