Back to school staggered. Monday evening in prime time on TF1, the televiewers were to have an appointment with Julie Gayet and Tomer Sisley to discover the first two episodes of the mini-series “A perfect mother”, produced by Quad Drama, company at the origin of the hit series “The Bazaar of Charity”. Alas, fate decided otherwise. In the middle of the afternoon, the announcement of the death of Jean-Paul Belmondo forced many channels to shake up their programming to pay tribute to the actor.

On the front page, “A perfect mother” has therefore been replaced by Claude Lelouch’s film “Itinerary of a spoiled child”. An offer that allowed the channel to rank only in third place in the evening’s audiences with 3.08 million viewers according to Médiamétrie, i.e. an audience share of 15.7% among the general public and only 10.2% for women purchasing managers under the age of fifty (FRDA-50).

And it will therefore be necessary to wait several weeks before hoping to discover the four episodes of the new mini-series of TF1. The chain communicated Tuesday on a change of programming for its next evening of Monday. Instead of the evening “A perfect mother” whose last two episodes were expected on September 13, the subsidiary of the Bouygues group will program a new “Josephine guardian angel” with Mimie Mathy and Victoria Abril.

A choice which allows TF1 to launch on the date scheduled for Monday, September 20 its other mini-series “A French affair”, which must be one of the events of the re-entry of fiction on the channel. This is the adaptation of the Grégory affair with a rich cast made up in particular of Guillaume de Tonquédec, Dominique Blanc, Gérard Jugnot or even Guillaume Gouix and Blandine Bellavoir.