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A new year means a new TV schedule.

This week, we’ll see a number of familiar faces returning to primetime. On Monday, Brad Womack will play The Bachelor for a second time on ABC. The following day, Paula Abdul will come back to reality television with while Jane Badler will once again be featured in a series titled V.

As you will see from the schedule, Hellcats won’t be the only show airing on a new day. The Defenders will move to Fridays as will . Meanwhile, NBC has shuffled its Thursday night comedy lineup around.

We hope our detailed guide -- with information from the five major networks -- can assist you in the weeks to come. We’ve included the days, times and return/premiere dates for the midseason programs.

(NOTE: This schedule has been updated as of January 27. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)

Click to continue reading 2010-11 Midseason Television Programming Schedule


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Practical Magic-A television series based on the movie Practical Magic is currently in the works for ABC Family. The 1998 film starred Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman as sisters in a family of witches.

-Meanwhile, a premiere date has been announced for the big screen version of 21 Jump Street. That film, based on the old FOX series, will premiere on March 16, 2012. Jonah Hill will be one of the stars.

-Love The Amazing Race? Well, you might enjoy the scenery even more next season. "We are doing Amazing Race in HD next year. I just announced it, there you go," CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler promised.

-Longtime Wheel of Fortune announcer Charlie O'Donnell passed away on Monday from unknown causes. O'Donnell, who had been a fixture on the program for nearly three decades, was 78 years old.


ABC had Vanessa Williams, FOX had an hour-long Family Guy and CBS had a must-see watermelon mishap – but those three networks were missing one important thing: football. The gridiron action in Miami was hot enough to win both the demos and viewers for NBC.

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Click to continue reading Sunday Ratings: NBC Tops Premieres with Football

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(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)

 

MONDAY (9/20)

Season premieres: Castle, Chase, Chuck, Dancing with the Stars, The Event, Hawaii Five-0, House, How I Met Your Mother, Lone Star, Mike & Molly, Rachael Ray, Rules of Engagement, Two and a Half Men

  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8 p.m.):  “In the sixth season opener, Ted runs into Cindy (Rachel Bilson), whom he dated briefly—and who is also the roommate of his future wife.” He heard from a little bird (a.k.a. Twitter) that she wasn’t with Hayden Christensen anymore.
  • Chuck (NBC, 8 p.m.):  “Season 4 opens with Chuck engaging in a sweeping quest to find his mother (Linda Hamilton), all while keeping the rogue mission a secret from his sister.” The only clue he has to work with is the fading Polaroid picture John Conner gave him.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9 p.m.):  “In the eighth-season opener, Charlie this it’s time to cut back on his drinking.” His judge He also thinks it would be smart to film a PSA.

Click to continue reading This Week on TV (9/20-9/26)



Top Chef may have ended The Amazing Race’s long Emmy-winning streak this year, but that doesn’t mean the CBS series has lost its spark.

In fact, Season 17 includes one of the most painful - and hilarious - moments I can recall in recent Race history. (If I didn’t know any better, I would have thought this scene was from Wipeout.)

Want to know how the contestant recovers from this melon mishap? Find out when the show returns on September 26.

(To get a look at TV Envy’s Fall 2010 Programming Schedule, click here.)

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MONDAY (4/19)
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “Ted attends his mom’s wedding and is troubled by her affectionate relationship with the groom, which prompts Ted to make an impulsive decision regarding his life.” He needs to stop stringing women/fans along fast and find that other “mother"of his.
  • House (FOX, 8pm):  “Wilson begins anew with an ex ().” Unfortunately, random visions of a man named “Hugo Reyes” keeps diverting her attention.
  • Romantically Challenged (ABC, 9:30pm):  Series premiere. “Lawyer and mom Rebecca (Alyssa Milano) re-enters the dating scene after a 15-year marriage and looks to her clueless friends for advice and support.” I believe the last thing any girl wants to do is help Alyssa Milano find a man.

Click to continue reading This Week on TV (4/19-4/25)



(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)

 

MONDAY (3/1)
  • Chuck (NBC, 8pm):  “Sarah resolves to keep her relationship with Shaw (Brandon Routh) purely professional.” It’s hard not knowing why all the girls call him a “Superman” around the water cooler.
  • The Buried Life (MTV, 10pm):  “The crew hits both coasts while attempting to land an appearance on late-night TV.” I hear Carson Daly is always looking to fill a few guest seats.
  • Hoarders (A&E, 10pm):  “A mother of 12 who sleeps in a homeless shelter because conditions at home are bad is profiled.” Note to : Hoarding children can make you homeless.

Click to continue reading This Week on TV (3/1-3/7)


CBS chose wisely when they picked their post-Super Bowl time slot winner. Outside of the sports competition on NBC, the action during the 9:00 time slot was clearly on CBS. New reality series Undercover Boss had the best viewers and demos of the night.

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Click to continue reading Sunday Ratings: Undercover Boss Jumps Over the Competition


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Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

 

RENEWALS
  • The Amazing Race (CBS) - Season 17
  • Bad Girls Club (Oxygen) - Season 5
  • Cougar Town (ABC) - Season 2
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - Season 6
  • Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane (Style) - Season 3

Click to continue reading TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (1/26)

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Now that we’ve made halfway through the television season, it’s time to readjust our DVRs once again.

Midseason staples returning to the airwaves include , 24 and Lost. Meanwhile, a number of new programs - including Human Target, and The Marriage Ref - will vie for our attention.

Hopefully our detailed guide can assist you in the weeks to come.  We have compiled information from the five major networks and included the days, times and premiere dates for this season’s programs.

(NOTE: This schedule has been updated as of May 2. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)

Click to continue reading 2009-10 Midseason Television Schedule


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