Les P. George <email@example.com> asks: > Does PTEN have any type of contractual say so with individual > stations as to when to air the episodes?
Yes, I've heard this; we've always had trouble with that station in terms of air schedules and availability of slots. There's nothing anyone can do about it at this end; only local pressure can make an impact. (And some of the worst offenders do the "low rated" argument to cover the fact that they just have too many prior commitments to other networks like UPN and/or FOX or WBN...or that they just don't like the show for one reason or another. Some shows have actually been bought by stations and *shelved* because they didn't want to air it, but at the same time didn't want anyone else in the market to air it either. (This happened to us on Twilight Zone on several occasions.)