It may have escaped the notice of thousands, if not millions of Australians, but something terrible happened for a large portion of the Australian public yesterday. Something that carries huge ramifications, the shock-waves of which will be felt for generations to come...
ABC 4 Kids changed their programming schedule.I know!
That's right. ABC 4 F&$king Kids changed their programming schedule!!!
Do you even know what you've done ABC?!?!
No longer will I have access to the half an hour of dinner prep/speed cleaning time that the familiar strains of the Play School theme song used to buy me.
No longer will I have the closing credits of Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom to signal to myself and the munchkins that yes, it is in fact dinner time.
No longer do I have the soothing lullabies of the Night Garden to entrance the smallest child in to staying still long enough for me to get her in to her pyjamas after a bath.
Perhaps the biggest travesty of this line-up though is this...
Only ONE episode of
How are Punky and I supposed to function on only one episode of Peppa Pig of an afternoon? And how am I to justify not putting on the bloody Peppa Pig DVD when there is now no 3-5 episodes "just about to come on, sweetie". I can handle losing my fix of Daddy Pig (I can stop any time I swear), but won't somebody think of the children?!
I don't know what the hell is going on at the ABC, but I can only assume that the fear of budget cuts has addled the brains of those in charge of programming.
The childless person who did this is a cruel and evil being (and again, I can only assume it's a childless person, as no parent in their right mind would do something like this to the
It's supposed to be MY ABC dammit, and this is anything but! If it was MY ABC then there would have been much more warning than a quick ad at the end of Play School advising that it would be airing at a new, ridiculous time.
There would have been a massive letter-box drop to all parents of pre-school-age children informing them of these changes so that they could have started preparing
I shouldn't really be surprised though. It's not like the other TV stations haven't been doing this to us for years! Gone are the days when you could rely on your favourite show being on at the same time, same day every week.
These days you're lucky if it's on the same day/time from one week to the next! It's a joke! It shows contempt for viewers, and I for one have had enough! It's almost enough to have me writing a very strongly worded letter.
This is a travesty for the children of Australia and I believe the actions taken by ABC 4 Kids should be scrutinised closely. We just can't have the faceless men of Australia's pre-school-TV programming playing with the minds of our children like this.
I just want to know one thing ABC 4 Kids.
What dickhead decided to schedule In the Night Garden for 11:35 AM? It's the NIGHT Garden you tossers! What part of Night do you not understand?
Have you or somebody close to you been a victim of the TV schedulers whims? It's ok to talk about it here, this is a safe place where rage can be vented, no injustice is too small, and suggestions/ideas for getting around and coping with this madness shared.
Linking it up with Essentially Jess today for IBOT.