SmackDown To Remain On Thursday Nights In 2016

WWE SmackDown will remain on Thursday nights when the show moves from Syfy to the USA Network in January, according to USA Network president Chris McCumber.

McCumber told AdAge.com that the plan is to package Smackdown with a new series on Thursday nights, with SmackDown remaining in its 8pm EST time slot on the east coast.

There had been talk of SmackDown going live each week and moving to Tuesday nights, with Jerry Lawler recently confirming this change was being considered. WWE will continue to tape SmackDown on Tuesday nights since a second live show so late in the week would be a rough situation for WWE’s production team.