I was also at the recording last night! It was a good show, and I too am glad Frank Skinner is back on TV. Although his radio show and podcast is still the best thing he does.
In terms of scheduling – they did indeed say it was going out at 8:30pm. Also, it’ll be on BBC1, a first for Room 101.
Its not scheduled to air until January so speculating a day is pure guess work at this stage, but I’d be surprised if it wasn’t on Friday nights. But as we are talking several months away I think even the 8:30pm time slot could change.
And to the poster who asked if Opinionated is coming back – it is, back on BBC2 in November.
Thanks for clearing that up, i think Room 101 is perfect for a Friday night slot, especially as BBC see Fridays as the main comedy night, as it's not airing until the New Year then i'd put it at 9pm on Fridays, with maybe an extended edition over the Weekend.