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(You can view TV Envy’s Midseason Programming Schedule here.)
- Chuck (NBC, 8pm): “In a 3-D edition, global rock star Tyler Martin (Dominic Monaghan) is marked for murder, so the agents kidnap the musician to discover who’s behind the deadly plot.” Unfortunately, they don’t understand his “My-plane-crashed-on-an-island-and-there-were-these-Others” story either.
- Heroes (NBC, 9pm): “The newly powerless Hiro resolves to help Ando become a true superhero.” Sorry, Suresh. You’re stuck with creating powers for yourself.
- Medium (NBC, 10pm): Season premiere. “Daughter Bridgette lands in trouble at school for drawing nude pictures of her art teacher.” She earned an “A” for technique, but an “F” for accuracy.
- For the Love of Ray J (VH1, 10:30pm): Series premiere. “The actor, singer-songwriter and brother of Brandy moves 14 beautiful women into his mansion and starts his search for love.” If Kim Kardashian can get a reality show, I guess her sex tape partner should get one too.
A rare Thursday night episode of American Idol easily dominated the ratings last night. Unfortunately, repeats on ABC and NBC didn’t help.
- American Idol (9.2/25 in 18-49) pulled in 24.3 million.
- Criminal Minds* (2.0/5) checked in 9 million.
- My Name is Earl* (4.8 million, 1.8/5) was off by 1.7 million.
- Smallville (4.2 million, 1.7/5) added on 400,000.
- Ugly Betty* (4 million, 1.3/4) plunged by 3.5 million.
- Kath & Kim* (3.2 million, 1.4/4) gave up 1.7 million.
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William Petersen’s departure from CSI brought the show’s numbers back to Earth. As a result, the Alphabet network had the best demos of the evening. Unfortunately, ABC’s lucky streak probably won’t last long. We’re now just weeks away from the premiere of Survivor: Tocantins.
- Approximately 10 million (2.9/8 in 18-49) welcomed Bones to its new Thursday time slot.
- NCIS* (2.2/6) pulled in 8.6 million.
- Ugly Betty (2.4/7) turned in 7.5 million.
- My Name is Earl (6.5 million, 2.6/8) was down 600,000; Kath & Kim (2.2/6) registered 4.9 million.
- Smallville (3.8 million, 1.6/4) was off 500,000.
Read More | The Hollywood Reporter
UPDATE: Entertainment Tonight now says Margulies will be returning with Clooney.
After months and months of speculation, several sources are now claiming that George Clooney will be reporting for ER duty after all. The news comes despite denials last year from the Academy Award winner himself.
It’s not known when Doug Ross will resurface on the show, but the network recently extended the series’ 15th - and final - season by three episodes. (The hospital will now officially close its doors on April 2.) It’s also unclear whether Julianna Margulies will be checking in as well. Although we’ve already seen appearances from Shane West, Anthony Edwards and Alex Kingston (Noah Wyle and Eriq La Salle will arrive later), Margulies said back in November that she had no intentions of returning. “I feel like I left Carol Hathaway in the best scenario possible,” Julianna told the AP.
Clooney, who was last seen in a 2000 episode, will film his scenes later this week.
Read More | Entertainment Weekly
Here’s an update on the shows you’ll be seeing more of in the months to come:
- ER (NBC) - Three more episodes ordered
- Baldwin Hills (BET) - Season 3
- Cash Cab (Discovery) - Season 4
- College Hill (BET) - Season 6
- Destination Truth (Sci Fi) - Season 3
- Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!) - Season 3
- The Life and Times of Tim (HBO) - Season 2
- Mad Men (AMC) - Season 3
- Make Me a Supermodel (Bravo) - Season 2
- The Real Housewives of New York City (Bravo) - Season 2
- ‘Til Death (FOX) - Season 4
(To get a look at TV Envy’s Midseason Programming Schedule, click here.)
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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:
Ugly Betty: Betty may never change her style, but she’ll always have new love interest. EW reports that actor Daniel Eric Gold (Definitely, Maybe) will be the latest man to enter Suarez’s life. The intelligent fellow will be one of her classmates in her new YETI program. Unfortunately, Gold - who is currently listed as a recurring player - will also come with a “secret.” (I believe that’s a show prerequisite.)
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A string of repeats on ABC - and a debut from Laurence Fishburne - only made CBS’ job a little bit easier last night. The Eye network took wins in both the viewers and the demos yesterday.
- Survivor: Gabon (13.2 million, 4.1/11 in 18-49) rounded up 400,000 more.
- My Name is Earl (6.6 million, 2.7/8) picked up 500,000 Ugly Betty fans; Kath & Kim (5.3 million, 2.4/7) added 400,000.
- Ugly Betty* (1.5/4) turned in 5.4 million.
- Secret Millionaire (2.0/6) had 5.4 million feeling charitable.
- Smallville* (2.5 million, 0.9/3) was up slightly.
Read More | Variety
Despite the predictable names on the already-disclosed list, Barbara Walters’ annual special pulled in nice numbers this Thursday night. The highly-promoted lovefest helped ABC win the demos while CBS was on top with the viewers.
- Survivor: Gabon (4.0/11 in 18-49) got 12.8 million caught up in the game.
- Ugly Betty (2.6/7) entertained 8.5 million.
- My Name is Earl (6.1 million, 2.5/7) was down 10%; Kath & Kim (4.9 million, 2.2/6) was off by 11%.
- Kitchen Nightmares* (1.5/4) cooked up 3.7 million.
- Smallville* (0.8/2) turned in 2.3 million.
Read More | The Hollywood Reporter
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(You can view TV Envy’s Master Programming Schedule here.)MONDAY 12/1)
- Shrek the Halls (ABC, 8pm): Hopefully this Mike Myers laugher will help us all forget The Love Guru.
- Inside the Actor’s Studio (Bravo, 8pm): “Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter film franchise, charts his career journey.” I’m not sure I want to see James Lipton enthusiastically talking about Radcliffe’s nude Broadway performance.
- Heroes (NBC, 9pm): “Ando, Sam and Frack try to restore Hiro’s memory with a comic book.” Any person trying to follow this series should be given an instruction manual.
- Boston Legal (ABC, 10pm): “When Denny receives bad news about the state of his Alzheimer’s, Alan goes before the Massachusetts Supreme Court to plead for access to an experimental drug that can help his condition.” Alzheimers? Maybe Shatner simply forgot why George Takei dislikes him so.
Despite little assistance from it’s lead-in, Grey’s Anatomy saw its best numbers since the season premiere. Unfortunately, the series couldn’t keep CBS from taking its fourth Thursday in a row.
- Survivor: Gabon (12.6 million, 4.0/11 in 18-49) dimmed by 400,000.
- Ugly Betty (8.3 million, 2.5/7) plunged by 900,000.
- My Name is Earl (6.8 million, 2.6/7) lost 200,000; Kath & Kim (5.5 million, 2.3/6) picked up 400,000.
- Kitchen Nightmares (2.0/5) served up 4.7 million.
- Smallville (4.8 million, 1.9/5) added on 400,000.
Read More | Variety
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