Starz Moving Original Programming to Sundays to Compete With HBO, AMC

Starz will soon see if it has the Power to compete with Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead.

The premium cable network announced on Wednesday that it is moving its original programming slate from Saturday to Sunday nights, beginning with the Season 3 premieres of Power (on July 17) and Survivor’s Remorse (on July 24).

“We see opportunity,” Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said in an exclusive statement to THR. “Saturdays have worked so well that we feel our shows are going to be able to stand up on the most watched night of the week.”

Though Power and Remorse won’t initially face Thrones (which concludes its sixth season on June 26) or TWD (which doesn’t return until October), the network is poised to compete with Showtime’s one-two punch of Ray Donovan and Roadies, HBO comedies Ballers and Vice Principals and AMC’s paranormal Preacher.

Is Starz making the right decision by moving its original programs, or are Sundays crowded enough as it is?