(Make sure to check out TV Envy's Programming Schedule.)
- Chuck (NBC, 8 P.M.): "Sarah sets out on a perilous undercover mission by assisting Mary Bartowski (Linda Hamilton) in a bid to finally crush criminal mastermind Volkoff (Timothy Dalton)." They vow to beat the living daylights out of him.
- 90210 (CW, 8 P.M.): "Ivy doubts her ability to compete in a surf competition after a wicked wipeout." She completely overestimated her ability to get past the Big Balls.
- 19 Kids and Counting (TLC, 10:30 P.M.): Season premiere. "Michelle takes a pregnancy test." Fortunately, it didn't require her to study very hard.
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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 Live to Dance 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 Fringe. 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.)
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.
- Approximately 15.9 million (6.5/16 in 18-49) saw the New York Jets beat the Miami Dolphins on Sunday Night Football.
- A late edition of 60 Minutes attracted nearly 13.9 million (3.8/10).
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition nailed down 8.4 million (2.5/6).
- The Simpsons kicked off the evening with 7.8 million.
- The Cleveland Show (6.6 million, 3.1/8) slipped slightly from its lead-in.
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(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)
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 judgeHe also thinks it would be smart to film a PSA.
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.
- The Winter Olympics (5.7/14 in 18-49) attracted 22.4 million spectators for NBC.
- The Amazing Race (2.9/7) got 9.1 million charting the course.
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2.5/6) nailed down 8 million.
- The Simpsons (3.0/8) had 6.1 million laughing.
- The Cleveland Show (2.8/7) entertained 5.6 million.
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Pink wasn’t the only one flying high last night. Thanks to its 52nd Annual Grammy Awards coverage, CBS was a little bit out of everyone’s reach.
- The Grammys (25.8 million, 9.8/24 in 18-49) had its best demos in six years.
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2.2/5) nailed down 8.5 million.
- The Simpsons (2.4/6) raised 5.1 million.
- Dateline (0.9/2) averaged 4.8 million over two hours.
- The Cleveland Show (2.2/5) rounded up 4.5 million.
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Although it came narrowly close to meeting NBC’s chopping block, Chuck lived to tell another day. Was the publicity responsible for the show’s ratings boost last night? Or will the show fall back into old habits once it settles in on Mondays?
- Approximately 15 million watched The Simpsons’ 450th episode (6.8 rating in 18-49) after the football overrun.
- The Simpsons: 20th Anniversary Special (5.6 rating) had nearly 13 million reminiscing.
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (3.2/8) got 10.6 million all choked up.
- NCIS: LA* (1.0/3) dialed in 7 million.
- Dateline (1.5/4) reported to 6.3 million.
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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 American Idol, 24 and Lost. Meanwhile, a number of new programs - including Human Target, Parenthood 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.)
As nice as Christmas must be in the White House, the action is clearly on the gridiron. Despite cheerful numbers for Oprah’s primetime special, the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants was easily the night’s top contender.
- Approximately 17.9 million saw the Eagles beat the Giants on Sunday Night Football (7.0/17 in 18-49).
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (3.1/8) averaged 10.1 million over two hours.
- The Mentalist* (1.9/5) pulled in 9.5 million for CBS.
- The Simpsons (3.2/8) nabbed 7.1 million.
- The Cleveland Show (3.0/7) turned in 6.5 million.
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Nothing says ratings like a long-awaited wedding. Last night’s episode of Brothers & Sisters gave the drama its best ratings of the season. Unfortunately, commitment-phobes - once again - fueled NBC’s football Sunday.
- Sunday Night Football (18.3 million, 6.8/17 in 18-49) sacked another 1.1 million.
- The Amazing Race finale (12.3 million, 3.7/9) hit a season high in viewers.
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (10.3 million, 3.0/7) remained level.
- FOX’s BCS Selection Show (3.4/9) attracted 8.6 million.
- The Simpsons* (2.6/6) had 5.6 million laughing.
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