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    When a drama/TV show is broadcast/televised/comes on air on/telecast/comes on air/

    Let's suppose if there is a show that is broadcast/televised/comes on air on TV at a particular time, like an episode of a drama, a talk show or just about anything. How do we say it.


    1. The X Factor will be on/will be playing/will be played/will come on air/will be broadcast/will be telecast/will be televised at 6 in the evening on Monday.
    2. Grey's Anatomy is played/plays/is televised/broadcast/comes on air at nine o'clock on Sundays.
    3. Turn on the TV, The Jerry Springer Show is playing/is being played/is on/is being broadcast/is being televised/is be telecast now.

    Tell me about the grammatical as well as the natural way that you (the native speakers) normally use.

    I have given some of the possible options that may or may not be correct. I need your expert opinion.

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    Re: When a drama/TV show is broadcast/televised/comes on air on/telecast/comes on air

    In BrE, we invariably just use "is on". It can refer to an individual broadcast on just one day or a regular schedule.

    1. X-Factor is on at 6pm on Mondays.
    2. Grey's Anatomy is on at 9pm on Sundays.
    3. Turn on the TV. Jerry Springer's on!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: When a drama/TV show is broadcast/televised/comes on air on/telecast/comes on air

    In AmE you'll also commonly hear 'airs'.

    Archer airs Fridays at 9:00 on Fox.
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    Re: When a drama/TV show is broadcast/televised/comes on air on/telecast/comes on air

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In BrE, we invariably just use "is on". It can refer to an individual broadcast on just one day or a regular schedule.

    1. X-Factor is on at 6pm on Mondays.
    2. Grey's Anatomy is on at 9pm on Sundays.
    3. Turn on the TV. Jerry Springer's on!
    Thanks a bunch emsr2d2 I have been missing your expert opinions on my posts for quite sometime, and I really feel glad to have one here. Kindly tell me about the two words "televised", and "broadcast", I think that televised is used for a live broadcast like the

    President's state of the union address will be televised at two o'clock.
    The prime minister's speech will be televised after nine o'clock's news.
    The match between England and Pakistan will be televised on Friday on Sky Sports.

    And if we want to use broadcast for live transmission, do we need to add "live" to make the meaning even clearer?

    The match between England and Pakistan will be broadcast on Friday.

    And I guess same is the case with "telecast", that it requires the word "live" to be added with it but with a bit different grammatical syntax.

    The live telecast of the match between England and Pakistan will air on Friday.

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    Re: When a drama/TV show is broadcast/televised/comes on air on/telecast/comes on air

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post

    The president's state of the union address will be televised at two o'clock.
    The prime minister's speech will be televised after the nine o'clock news.
    The match between England and Pakistan will be televised on Friday on Sky Sports.
    I'd use broadcast​ for all of those.

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