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Scrubs Season 9 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Collection 5, Part 1)
  • The Cleveland Show (Season 1)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Season 10)
  • Ellery Queen Mysteries (Complete Series)
  • Legend of the Seeker (Season 2)
  • The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries (Set 2)
  • Midsomer Murders (Set 16)
  • Paranormal State (Season 4)
  • Party Down (Season 2)
  • Rhoda (Volume 1)
  • Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Miniseries)
  • Scrubs (Season 9)
  • Top Gear (Season 13)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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The Ricky Gervais Show

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

 

RENEWALS
  • Nurse Jackie (Showtime) - Season 3
  • The Ricky Gervais Show (HBO) - Season 2
  • United States of Tara (Showtime) - Season 3

Click to continue reading TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (3/25)

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Every once in a while, someone winds up with a little too much time on their hands—and you get to enjoy their efforts.

In this clip, 22 television theme songs are combined for a fun medley. Included are: , The Simpsons, The O.C., Naruto, Family Guy, Married with Children, Cheers, That ‘70s Show, Big Love, Freaks and Geeks, Malcolm in the Middle, The X-Files, Firefly, The Office, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Scrubs, True Blood, Charles in Charge, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Mission Impossible and Friends.

Kudos to those who could name every tune in just two notes.

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

 

MONDAY (3/8)
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “Still hurting from the way Barney ended their romance, Robin gets back at him by getting a beautiful self-help author, played by Jennifer Lopez, to turn the tables on Barney.” He was lead to believe her love wouldn’t cost a thing.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  “Charlie and Chelsea have one-night stands after breaking up.” Unlike hers, Charlie’s was spent behind bars.
  • Fashion Police (E!, 10pm):  “Comments on fashions worn at the 2010 Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood.” Those who aren’t invited, judge…or have a show on E!.

Click to continue reading This Week on TV (3/8-3/14)


Has the mighty started to fall? Or is NCIS just getting better with age? Despite dominating in both the viewers and the demos last night, American Idol saw one of its tightest battles in a long time. The CBS drama - with its 20.1 million viewers -  got as close the reality show as it ever had before.

NCIS Jetlag8pm

  • (24.1 million, 9.0/24 in 18-49) was down 2 million.
  • (4.1/11) brought in 20.1 million.
  • (9.7 million, 3.8/10) lost 200,000.
  • (3.3 million, 1.2/3) remained steady.
  • (2.5 million, 10.2) shrunk by 700,000.
  • * (960,000, 0.4/1) added on 160,000.

Click to continue reading Tuesday Ratings: NCIS Closing in on Idol

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

 

MONDAY (1/25)
  • Cake Boss (TLC, 9pm):  “Buddy deals with an indecisive client when creating a cake for the grand opening of a movie theater.” They ultimately agreed to serve melted butter on the side.
  • Castle (ABC, 10pm):  “A vacationing family return home to find a supposed squatter dead in their daughter’s bed.” The cause of Goldilocks’ death? Poisoned porridge.
  • Damages (FX, 10pm):  Season premiere. “A court has appointed Patty to recover assets lost in a Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Louis Tobin (Len Cariou) while Ellen is working for the DA’s office, which will prosecute him.” Ahh - there’s nothing like the smell of a fresh backstab in the morning.

Click to continue reading This Week on TV (1/25-1/31)


There’s a few things that can safely be said when it comes to ratings. One: Anything you place against American Idol - especially if it’s a repeat (and there were a lot of those last night) - will lose. Two: Anything you place after the FOX hit will garner a lot of interest. (Case in point: Human Target.)

Human Target8pm

  • (26.1 million 9.9/27 in 18-49) was down 3.8 million from last week.
  • * (2.6/7) checked in 14.1 million.
  • (9.9 million, 4.1/11) piled on 1.8 million more.
  • * (2.7 million, 0.8/2) did about the same.
  • * (0.6/2) scraped up 2 milion.
  • * (800,000, 0.3/1) was up slightly.

Click to continue reading Tuesday Ratings: Human Target Tops All Repeats

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

 

MONDAY (1/18)
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8pm):  “Financial issues have Ricky and Adrian at odds.” I hear Playgirl is always an option for baby daddies.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “Robin discovers that she’s the subject of a drinking game.” Every time she sits in the right booth take a shot; when she sits in the left booth, take two.
  • The Buried Life (MTV, 10pm):  Series premiere. “Four young adventurers tackle a list of 100 things they’d like to do before they die, while helping others fulfill their own dreams along the way.” “Bring back videos to MTV” will have to go unchecked.

Click to continue reading This Week on TV (1/18-1/24)


Were they simply curious to see life on Idol post-Paula Abdul? Were they hoping to get their Simon Cowell fix? Were they dying to see Victoria Beckham crack a smile? Whatever the reason, fans turned out in droves for the premiere of American Idol. The show easily dominated the competition and had its best-rated debut since 2007.

Victoria Beckham on American Idol8pm

  • (11.8/29 in 18-49) had 29.9 million sucked in.
  • Approximately 20.7 million watched the 150th episode of (4.3/11).
  • (8.1 million, 3.2/8) slimmed down by 3.6 million.
  • * (0.8/2) scrapped up 2.6 million.
  • (2.2 milion, 0.8/2) lost 800,000.
  • * (0.3/1) nailed down 770,500.

Click to continue reading Tuesday Ratings: American Idol Back on Top

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Despite the return of NCIS and NCIS: LA, NBC - with help from The Biggest Loser: Couples - managed to outweigh CBS in the demos last night. The Eye network nearly doubled its nearest competitor in viewers though.

The Biggest Loser Season 9premiere8pm

  • (21.4 million, 4.4/12 in 18-49) scored its second biggest audience to date.
  • (11.7 million, 4.6/12) had its best premiere demo in history.
  • FOX’s coverage of The Orange Bowl (3.5/9) rallied 10.3 million sports fans.
  • (1.5/4) scraped up 3.9 million.
  • (1.3/3) turned in 3 million.
  • * (0.4/1) coughed up 900,000.

Click to continue reading Tuesday Ratings: Hefty Numbers for Biggest Loser

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