You bet, but it would also allow them to offer an alternative to dramas and American Idol in January.
For now the first alternative seems bizarrely risky; the second has a very strong element of inertia behind it.
Should our justice system be causing so much harm to so many people when there is an alternative?
For those voters, Cain serves as a holding platform until they find a viable Romney alternative.
One of those is alternative energy, on which the story gets even weirder.
She arose as she said this, so Carter had no other alternative than to follow her into the royal presence.
In the absence of overtures there was no alternative but to march on Paris.
I really shrank from doing so, but there seemed no alternative.
An acceptance so direct left Clarence no alternative: his fate was decided.
There was no alternative for Mercy but to own the truth in plain words.
1580s, "offering one or the other of two," from Medieval Latin alternativus, from Latin alternatus, past participle of alternare (see alternate (v.)). Meaning "purporting to be a superior choice to what is in general use" was current by 1970 (earliest reference is to the media); e.g. alternative energy (1975). Related: Alternatively.
1620s, in rhetoric, from Medieval Latin alternativus (see alternative (adj.)). Of courses of action, from 1814. Of objects, etc., "the other of two which may be chosen," by 1838.