Like fixing a hole with a bigger hole

“Coupling,” NBC’s great hope to become a hit comedy for its soon-to-be “Friends”-less Thursday-night lineup, received a vote of no-confidence yesterday when the network announced that it was pre-empting tomorrow’s night’s episode.
NBC executives had no official comment, but they said the network wanted to give some extra attention to another new comedy, “Whoopi,” which has been just holding its own against difficult competition on Tuesday nights.”

NBC’s Affection for ‘Coupling’ Cools as Thursday Night Viewers Wander by Bill Carter
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