TBS shifts ‘Thunder’ wrestling to Wednesdays

Web revamps primetime sked

As the World Wrestling Federation’s leglock on the Thursday night grappling wars gets stronger with this season’s rookie hit “Smackdown,” TBS will shift its own Thursday night wrestling program “WCW Thunder” to Wednesdays, as part of a new primetime strategy.

Beginning Jan. 12, TBS will air the World Championship Wrestling program a day earlier to team up with the superstation’s new reality series “Ripley’s Believe It or Not,” which will air at 8 p.m..

The two-hour “Thunder” will also get pushed back an hour to 9 p.m. which will help accommodate the federation’s recent shift to a TV-13 rating under new head writer Vince Russo. “Ripley’s” will then have a second run after “Thunder” goes off the air.

The channel’s Thursday programming lineup will then headline Atlanta Braves games and movies in the old “Thunder” slot. Meanwhile, Wednesday night NBA programming will now move back to Monday nights.

More TV

  • Gabrielle Carteris

    SAG-AFTRA Board Approves Deals on Non-Primetime TV, Telemundo

    As the World Wrestling Federation’s leglock on the Thursday night grappling wars gets stronger with this season’s rookie hit “Smackdown,” TBS will shift its own Thursday night wrestling program “WCW Thunder” to Wednesdays, as part of a new primetime strategy. Beginning Jan. 12, TBS will air the World Championship Wrestling program a day earlier to […]

  • Issa Rae, Natasha Rothwell and Yvonne

    'Insecure' Season 3 to Introduce New 'Timely' Show Within The Show

    As the World Wrestling Federation’s leglock on the Thursday night grappling wars gets stronger with this season’s rookie hit “Smackdown,” TBS will shift its own Thursday night wrestling program “WCW Thunder” to Wednesdays, as part of a new primetime strategy. Beginning Jan. 12, TBS will air the World Championship Wrestling program a day earlier to […]

  • Nicole MainesVariety Studio Comic-Con, Day 3,

    Nicole Maines on Being TV's First Trans Superhero: 'I'm Nervous Because I Want to Do It Right'

    As the World Wrestling Federation’s leglock on the Thursday night grappling wars gets stronger with this season’s rookie hit “Smackdown,” TBS will shift its own Thursday night wrestling program “WCW Thunder” to Wednesdays, as part of a new primetime strategy. Beginning Jan. 12, TBS will air the World Championship Wrestling program a day earlier to […]

  • Man in the High Castle

    Amazon Renews 'The Man in the High Castle' for Season 4

    As the World Wrestling Federation’s leglock on the Thursday night grappling wars gets stronger with this season’s rookie hit “Smackdown,” TBS will shift its own Thursday night wrestling program “WCW Thunder” to Wednesdays, as part of a new primetime strategy. Beginning Jan. 12, TBS will air the World Championship Wrestling program a day earlier to […]

  • 'Supergirl,' 'Arrow' Producers Stars Talk New

    'Supergirl,' 'Arrow' Producers Stars Talk New Cast Members, Showrunners

    As the World Wrestling Federation’s leglock on the Thursday night grappling wars gets stronger with this season’s rookie hit “Smackdown,” TBS will shift its own Thursday night wrestling program “WCW Thunder” to Wednesdays, as part of a new primetime strategy. Beginning Jan. 12, TBS will air the World Championship Wrestling program a day earlier to […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content