In Webster’s Dictionary, schedule is defined as:
1. list of details
2. a list of times of recurring events; timetable
3. a timed plan for a project
All three of these definitions apply to postproduction scheduling. This type of scheduling is an art form. Primarily, you are expected to commit to paper a plan encompassing every single step of postproduction, from dailies to delivery. Each phase is dependent on the successful completion of the previous phase. Translation: your schedule needs to be flexible and you need to be very organized and possess a lot of patience.
Once you have mapped out your postproduction schedule and committed it to paper, it is distributed to the show’s executive producers and producers, the studio, ...