Stupid country music awards! I remember how that impacted TAR8 and almost TAR9, really when the show was on Tuesday. Now with the show's Sunday move, it couldn't be an option. But no! The ACM moves to Sunday.
Okay, j/k around. IIRC, the ACM was on Sunday last year. Plus, I was wondering what the special was that would possibly cause TAR14 to be preempted. Stupid me thought the show was going to start on 2/22/09, but stupid me forgot about the Academy Awards. So, I figured that something was up, or that it would be 11 segments, but ending on 4/27/2009 (boo).
Anyway, this clears up a lot of stuff in terms of what happens and what is happening. I thought there would be a CBS special on Easter to push TAR back (and that couldn't happen for another reason, that would push back TAR in a different but familiar way).
So, the schedule is what the schedule is; as for the following:
Though I'm somewhat curious as to how March Madness will affect all this.
March Madness starts on March 19. It's the first of four days full of Round 1 and Round 2 action. Some of the late games might cause TAR to start a little late. Whatever it takes for the field to get back down from 64 to 16. Then Week 2: another set of four consecutive games starting on March 26, ending the following Sunday, and possibly pushing the show back a little.
Those will probably be the only events that will affect TAR. Other than the Masters, which concludes on Easter Sunday, April 12. So, there will be TAR, but it might get delayed more than the weeks the NCAA Tourney ends for the evening.