Schedulers at Sky TV have come under attack from viewers angered by recent eccentricities in the scheduling of top programmes.
Last week, the latest episode of sci-fi action piece Fringe was held back while Sky 1 repeated the first four episodes of the new series "so you can catch up!" The fifth episode airs tonight.
Then prior to the screening of last Wednesday's episode of forensic procedural Bones the announcer told viewers that this would be the penultimate episode on Sky, as the "new series" would be shown on the Living Channel from the New Year.
Furious viewer Mick Wallet said: "What are they playing at? This is the new series of Bones. Five episodes, take it off 'til the new year and put it on another channel?
"And Fringe is bloody confusing enough without skipping episodes like that!
"What's going on down there?"
A Sky insider said: "Well, dude ... it's so ... you know?
"We were, like, you know, in this kinda meeting, you know? And this dude was like, 'How can we, like, shake up the, ah, schedule?' And we were all, like, 'Dunno man.
"So he like, is just like, 'Well OK, dudes - just like mess around with Bones and, ah, Fringe and, like, see what occurs!
"So, like we did. It's cool, isn't it?"